Despite always saying that the only colors worth a dang around here are the Michigan State University colors of green and white, Greater Lansing has some pretty stunning foliage displays when Fall rolls around. While most folks will be sitting and driving in their car, we’re going to suggest that you get out and enjoy the beauty up close and personal. Here are suggestions for the best places to see those gorgeous reds, glorious oranges and vibrant yellows.
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January 20, 2017 by Brendan Dwyer, CTA
Greater Lansing offers a host of event space but the largest and most centralized of them all is the downtown Lansing Center. The 125,000 square foot facility is on Michigan Avenue in downtown Lansing, set along the Grand River and connected to the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol by a covered pedway. The facility hosts hundreds of events of all shapes and sizes every year, but is it the venue right for your next event? Here are the top five reasons to host your next event at the Lansing Center:
2017 Event Planning Trends
Something people tend to do at the beginning of a new year is stop and take a good look forward. Everything is ahead; New trends, new challenges, new goals. The meetings and events industry is no different so here are the top five trends and things to watch in the Meetings and Events Industry for 2017.
When you're planning an event, just as important as who is speaking is the question - What is everyone eating? In today's complicated world more and more people have special diets due to the growing number of food allergies. A savvy event professional knows what most people tend to be allergic to and are ready to accommodate common special diets. Want a quick look at the must-knows of feeding the masses in 2016?
Whether you're visiting from out of town or have lived here your whole life, it's pretty clear that Michigan’s capital city Lansing looks pretty spectacular when December rolls around. With some big red ornaments, a rooftop-lit skyline and the state Christmas tree aglow, you can’t help but admire the view.
If you're planning an event but aren't sure which type of event seating plan is right for you, here are some questions to ask yourself before you decide which arrangement will work best for your event:
- How many people will be attending your event?
- What is the purpose of the event?
- Are there any restrictions due to the type of venue selected for the event?
- Will the guests need to interact with one another at any point during the event?
- Are there any special activities or circumstances that need to be taken into consideration?
Whether you want to spark a memory, give the gift of time together, create a lasting experience or start a new tradition, these unique Lansing gift ideas will be a great alternative to the same old “stuff” and will be sure to please.
November 14, 2016 by Lori Lanspeary, CTA
There’s something absolutely magical about Lansing’s Silver Bells in the City. It’s a whirlwind combination of a whole bunch of my favorite things, Nothing I like better than a festive parade, spectacular fireworks, the illumination of Michigan’s official Christmas tree and a ton of live music.
Stroll through the campus of Lansing Community College in downtown Lansing and you can't help but stop and admire over a dozen colorful sculptures strategically placed around every corner. Inspirational, evocative and whimsical, these works of art create a welcoming and even happy environment. Art, it's been said, can increase mental acuity, increase critical thinking and reduce stress levels. Surrounding students with art then, seems to be a very good idea.
Did you know that there are 14 artisan beverage makers in the Lansing area, with three additional breweries waiting in the wings to open their doors? Pick up one of the Greater Lansing Makers & Shakers brochures and find all you need to know about the growing made-in-Lansing *potent potable offerings.
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