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03/24/2014   GLSA Accepts Governor’s Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration

LANSING, Mich.— The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) was on hand at the 2014 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism at Grand Traverse Resort to accept the Innovative Tourism Collaboration in Marketing Award for its work on the Michigan Sports initiative. ... more

03/18/2014   GLSA Adds Additional Staff Member

LANSING, Mich.— The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA), a division of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau, is pleased to announce it has hired Tom Kinder, CTA as Sports Development Manager, a brand new position with the organization. ... more

03/06/2014   Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau to Hold Annual Meeting and Announce Community Champions

Executive leadership of the GLCVB will give an overview of the highlights and successes of 2013 and offer a glimpse of key 2014 initiatives. Then the inaugural selection of Greater Lansing Community Champions and Greater Lansing Sports Authority Partner and Sports Volunteer of the Year will be presented with awards. Lastly, National Speakers Association member Ken Wasco will give a presentation on ‘Service Excellence.” ... more

03/06/2014   Greater Lansing CVB and GLSA Announce Year-End Data and Award Winners for Community Support

LANSING, Mich. – The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) held its annual meeting on March 6, 2014, and announced both good news for the local economy and recognized numerous individuals for helping to foster meetings and events within the Capital Region. ... more

02/10/2014   Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Senior Vice President Elected President of Event Service Professionals Association

LANSING, Mich.-- The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce Senior Vice President Julie Pingston, CMP, CTA, has been elected President of the Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA). Pingston’s term began in January at the ESPA Annual Conference held in Boston, Massachusetts. ... more

02/07/2014   Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces 2014 Board of Directors

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce it’s Board Officers for 2014, including newly elected members, Bryan Johnson and Rebecca Selesky. The complete roster is listed below: ... more

12/13/2013   First Annual Lansing Microbrew & Music Festival to Take Place at Adado Riverfront Park in spring 2014

Event scheduled for April 18 & 19 in downtown Lansing highlighting over 300 craft beers, cider, mead and wine mainly from Michigan as well as over 100 musicians, marching bands, Home Brewers Challenge, Food Pairing Tour and Rare Beer Tour. ... more

12/13/2013   GLSA Staff Member Earns Certified Sports Event Executive Designation

LANSING, Mich.— The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is pleased to announce Meghan Ziehmer, CTA, Manager of Sports Events, recently received her Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) designation from the National Association of Sports Commissions. ... more

12/02/2013   Coaches and players of the Holiday Hoops Invitational offer media availability

Meet the teams before they hit the court in this popular annual tournament What: News conference featuring players and coaches from the 12 high school teams playing in this year’s Holiday Hoops Invitational. ... more

11/11/2013   Greater Lansing Area Welcomes Major U.S. Figure Skating Championship Event

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA), along with the governing body of U.S. Figure Skating, the Lansing Skating Club and Suburban Ice East Lansing are pleased to welcome the 2014 Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships to Greater Lansing November 19-23, 2013. ... more

11/07/2013   Greater Lansing Area Selected to Host 2014 USA Curling Arena National Championships

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA), along with USA Curling the Lansing Curling Club and the Summit Sports & Ice Complex, is pleased to welcome the 2014 USA Curling Arena National Championships to Greater Lansing June 12-15, 2014. ... more

11/07/2013   MEDIA EVENT - Greater Lansing Area Selected to Host 2014 USA Curling Arena National Championships

WHO: Representatives from USA Curling, the Lansing Curling Club, Summit Sports & Ice Complex and the Greater Lansing Sports Authority. ... more

10/10/2013   Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcomes New Staff Member

LANSING, Mich.-- The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce it has hired Emily Miller as Marketing Communications Coordinator. ... more

10/10/2013   Greater Lansing Area Welcomes 10th Annual Destination Michigan Showcase at Eagle Eye Golf Club

LANSING, Mich. – The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that hot trends and professional tips from the leading minds in the meetings and events industry will be shared at the 2013 Destination Michigan Showcase at Eagle Eye Golf Club on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. ... more

09/17/2013   Greater Lansing CVB and Team Lansing Foundation Announce Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassador of the Year & Employer of the Year

LANSING, Mich. – The Team Lansing Foundation, along with the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB), are pleased to recognize Brian Dornton, CTA, Guest Services Representative with the Lansing Residence Inn by Marriott, as the 2013 Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassador of the Year. Dornton was honored at the third annual Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassador Star Awards on September 16th at Studio C! in Okemos. ... more

08/02/2013   Greater Lansing CVB Advisor on Community Development & Engagement Appointed to LEPFA Board

LANSING, Mich. – The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce Linda A. Sims-Wright, CTA, Senior Advisor on Community Development and Engagement for the organization, has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority (LEPFA). ... more

08/02/2013   Greater Lansing Leading the State in Hotel Occupancy Growth

LANSING, Mich. – The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce regional hotel room occupancy is up 7.51 percent for the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, out-pacing competing cities across Michigan, according to data collected by nationally-recognized hospitality research firm Smith Travel Research (STR). ... more

06/05/2013   Public Invited to Help Shape Future of Mid-Michigan Tourism

LANSING, Mich. – The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau plays a vital role in marketing the tri-county region as a desirable tourism destination, but we can’t do it alone. The future of the industry relies on partners like you! The GLCVB has engaged Dr. Sarah Nicholls professor of Geography and Community, Agriculture, Recreation, and Resource Studies at Michigan State University to assess the current status of, and future potential for, tourism development in the tri-county region. Dr. Nicholls worked closely with Travel Michigan to lead the tourism strategic planning process for the state of Michigan in 2012. ... more

05/17/2013   Greater Lansing to Host Over 21,000 Visitors In Next 14 Days

LANSING, Mich. – The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce the region will host three large events generating an influx of over 21,000 visitors to the region that are expected to generate over $8 million in economic impact. ... more

05/16/2013   Greater Lansing CVB Announces Tourism Data from Local Economic Impact Study & Future of Tri-County Tourism Visioning Project

LANSING, Mich. – The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB), along with at the Anderson Economic Group, is pleased to formally announce its findings from an in-depth study in a report commissioned by the GLCVB entitled: Tourism Related Benefits in Greater Lansing’s Economy. ... more

04/23/2013   Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Recognized For Outstanding PR Efforts

LANSING, Mich. – The Central Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (CMPRSA) presented the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) with a Pinnacle Award during the 2013 PACE Awards celebration on Thursday, April 11. ... more

02/05/2013   Greater Lansing CVB Wins Three Awards at National Travel Media Competition

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is proud to announce it has been recognized with three awards (one gold and two bronze) from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). The awards competition, now in its 21st year, honors travel journalists, publications and destination marketing organizations. ... more

01/30/2013   Julie Pingston Receives ESPA Executive Excellence Award

LANSING, Mich. – The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce its Senior Vice President, Julie Pingston, CMP, CTA, recently received the Executive Excellence Award from the Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA) at the organization’s annual conference held earlier this month in Orlando, Florida. ... more

01/16/2013   Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Retains Exclusive DMAI Accreditation

LANSING, Mich. -- The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce that it has successfully achieved re-accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). The GLCVB was the first CVB in the State to receive this esteemed designation back in 2007. DMAP is an international accreditation program developed by the Washington, D.C. based Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). By holding the DMAP accreditation, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) communicate to their community, buyers and potential visitors that their DMO has attained the highest measure of excellence. ... more

01/03/2013   Greater Lansing CVB Employee Earns Certified Meeting Professional Designation

LANSING, Mich. – The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce that sales manager Heather Cooper Kim, recently earned the highly-regarded Certified Meeting Professional designation (CMP) from the National Convention Industry Council. The CMP certification distinguishes its holders as career professionals who have demonstrated a high level of experience, skill and knowledge. ... more

12/19/2012   LEAP Awards $20,000 to Two Communities for the Placement of Public Art

New program awards DeWitt Township and the City of Mason funds for creation of public art program

LANSING, MI – Public art arrives! LEAP is the only economic development agency in the state to award economic development monies for the placement of art. Two local municipalities will receive $10,000 each tomorrow from LEAP at the announcement of the Public Art for Communities grant program. DeWitt Township and the City of Mason will be awarded the funds to commission a sculpture to be placed in the public right-of-way within their communities to enhance a sense of place as well as business development. ... more

12/14/2012   Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau And Local Hospitality Partners Give Back

LANSING, Mich.-- The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce it recently created an opportunity to help those in need with a popular charitable promotion at its Holiday Showcase event, held at the Lansing Center on December 4, 2012. ... more

10/31/2012   Visitor Information Center to Open In East Lansing

LANSING, Mich.-- The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce the opening of a second visitor information center in the region. Now, in addition to the Visitor Center located in downtown Lansing, a site is opening in East Lansing, directly across from the new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on Grand River Avenue. ... more

10/25/2012   Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcomes New Staff Member

LANSING, Mich.-- The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce it has hired Katie Atkins as Manager of Multi-Media and Graphic Design. ... more

10/25/2012   Greater Lansing CVB Employee Earns Certified Meeting Professional Designation

LANSING, Mich. – The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce that sales manager Amanda Toy, recently earned the highly-regarded Certified Meeting Professional designation (CMP) from the National Convention Industry Council. The CMP certification distinguishes its holders as career professionals who have demonstrated a high level of experience, skill and knowledge. ... more

10/22/2012   GLCVB Website Wins MSAE Diamond Award

LANSING, Mich. - The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce it was recognized with a Diamond Award by the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) at the 11th Annual Awards Banquet recently held in Dearborn, Michigan. ... more

10/19/2012   Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Hires New President/CEO

LANSING, Mich.-- The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce it has hired Jack Schripsema, as the organization’s new President/CEO. ... more

04/06/2012   Greater Lansing “Tourism Counts” Campaign Wins At National Travel Media Competition

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is proud to announce its Greater Lansing Toursim Counts campaign won a first place award from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). ... more

04/05/2012   Discover A World of Possibilities In Your Own Backyard During Be A Tourist In Your Own Town On Saturday, June 2nd

LANSING, Mich. – What would you say if someone asked, “What is there to do in Greater Lansing?” If you had to think about it, get ready to discover (or rediscover) your own backyard during the 18th Annual Be A Tourist In Your Own Town celebration. The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau will host ... more

04/05/2012   Hladki Wins CVB Star of the Year at the 2012 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism

LANSING, Mich. –The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB), is pleased to announce GLCVB president and CEO, Lee Hladki was honored with the CVB Star of the Year Award by the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association ... more

04/04/2012   Lansing Guide Digital Publication Now Available for Tablet Users

LANSING, Mich. –The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB), is pleased to announce the availability of the Lansing Guide digital publication in the Apple® App Store and Google Play. The digital publication was designed and developed in collaboration with CiesaDesign ... more

03/28/2012   Greater Lansing Hosts USA Hockey National Championship Event – Spectators Welcome!

LANSING, Mich.-The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is pleased to announce that a premier national sports event will be held in Greater Lansing starting today; The 2012 USA Hockey Tier II 18 & under National Championships. ... more

02/08/2012   Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Hires Vice President of Regional Partnerships

LANSING, Mich.-- The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce it has hired Gus Pine, CTA, as the organizations first Vice President of Regional Partnerships. ... more

11/01/2011   Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcomes Amanda Toy to Association Sales Team

LANSING, Mich.-- The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce it has hired Amanda Toy, CTA, as an Association Sales Manager for the organization. ... more

09/19/2011   Team Lansing Foundation Announces Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassador of the Year

LANSING, Mich. – The Team Lansing Foundation and the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to recognize Zach Smith, Front Desk Agent with the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, as the 2011 Certified Tourism Ambassador of the Year. The announcement was made at the First Annual Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassador Star Awards held last week at the Lansing Center ... more

08/29/2011   CAPITAL CITY DRAGON BOAT RACE brings new docks to the Grand River Waterfront

LANSING, Mich.—Through a request by the CAPITAL CITY DRAGON BOAT RACE, a $5000 matching grant has been received by Lansing Parks and Recreation from the Team Lansing Foundation, with the cooperation of the Greater Lansing Sports Authority, allowing the purchase and installation of new floating docks on the Grand River in Adado Riverfront Park. ... more

05/27/2011   Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Hires Vice President of Business Development

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce it has hired David Buckenberger, CMP, CMS, CTA, as Vice President of Business Development for the organization. ... more

04/25/2011   Convention & Visitors Bureau Hires New Staff Members; Promotes Another

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce it has hired Maria Wygnal as Marketing Communications Coordinator, Karen Sanders as Administrative Assistant, Polly Brickey as Executive Assistant and promoted current staffer Kristina Kauffman to the position of Visitor Services Coordinator. ... more

04/25/2011   Greater Lansing CVB Recognized by Central Michigan Public Relations Society of America

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau received two awards from the Public Relations Society of America – Central Michigan Chapter, at the Annual PACE Awards on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. ... more

04/12/2011   Greater Lansing Open Its Doors So YOU Can Be A Tourist In Your Own Town On Saturday, June 4th

LANSING, Mich.—How much do you know about Greater Lansing? It’s time to find out! The doors to the entire community will be opened to you and your family for just $1 when you participate in the 17th annual Be A Tourist In Your Own Town celebration. The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the event on Saturday, June 4th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ... more

02/15/2011   Greater Lansing Mobile App & Visitor Guide Winners At National Travel Media Competition

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is proud to announce its Greater Lansing Mobile App won a first place award and the 2010 Greater Lansing Visitor Guide won a second place award from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). The awards competition, now in its 19th year, honors travel journalists, publications and destination marketing organizations. ... more

07/30/2010   Team Lansing Foundation Provides Boost to Regional Visitor Experience With New Tourism Ambassadors Program

LANSING, Mich.—The Team Lansing Foundation and the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce the launch of a formal educational program focused on increased local tourism asset awareness to be known as the Greater Lansing Tourism Ambassadors Program. ... more

06/18/2010   Midwest Girls Water Polo Junior Olympic Qualifier to Make a Splash in Greater Lansing

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is pleased to welcome USA Water Polo and the Midwest Girls Water Polo Junior Olympic Qualification Tournament to the Greater Lansing community. The event, to be held at East Lansing High School from June 25-27, 2010 is the largest Water Polo tournament in the Midwest and is a first-time event for the Capital region. ... more

06/15/2010   Greater Lansing CVB Sales Manager Wins 2010 MMPI Supplier of the Year

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce sales manager Mary Chris Hotchkiss was recently named Supplier of the Year by Michigan Meeting Professionals International (MMPI) at their annual awards ceremony held at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Nominated for the award by a fellow chapter member, Hotchkiss was ultimately chosen for the honor by the MMPI Award Selection Committee ... more

04/26/2010   Public Invited To Help GLCVB Celebrate 50th Anniversary

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is celebrating its fifty years in existence by opening the doors of the Greater Lansing Visitor Center for a special celebration. The public is invited Friday, May 14, 2010 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for FREE refreshments, special discounts and more! ... more

03/16/2010   Greater Lansing Visitor Guide Wins National Travel Media Competition

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is proud to announce its 2009 Greater Lansing Visitor Guide won a first place award from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). ... more

03/02/2010   March Magic Hoopfest Brings Interactive Fan Experience to Jenison Field House, March 18-20 and March 25-27

EAST LANSING, Mich.—After a very successful first year, the March Magic Hoopfest will return to the Jenison Field House to offer hands-on hoops fun for attendees of all ages. ... more

01/12/2010   Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces 2010 Board of Directors

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce its newly elected Board Officers for 2010: ... more

12/08/2009   Greater Lansing Sports Authority Adds Two New Staff Members

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is pleased to announce it has added two staff members to its team - Meghan Carmody as Manager of Sports Events and T.J. Hawkins as Sports Assistant ... more

10/14/2009   GLCVB Honored With Two Diamond Awards

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce it was recognized with two Diamond Awards by the Michigan Society of Association Executives at the 8th Annual Awards Banquet recently held in Birmingham, Michigan. ... more

08/11/2009   Greater Lansing Pleased to Welcome Old Historic U.S. 27 Motor Tour

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce that Michigan’s Capital Region will be a key stop for one of the premier automotive events in the State for 2009 – The Old Historic U.S. 27 Motor Tour. ... more

08/07/2009   Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcomes New Staff Member

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to welcome new staff member, Brianna Garrett. Brianna Garrett, new sales manager, comes to the GLCVB from the Greater Lansing hospitality community as a former group sales manager at the University Quality Inn. A member of Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Brianna will focus her efforts within the State Association Market. ... more

06/22/2009   GLCVB & Lansing Center Vice President of Sales Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) and the Lansing Center are pleased to announce that Vice President of Sales, Shari Berger, was recently inducted into the Michigan Meetings + Events Hall of Fame and honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Winners are selected by the editorial advisory board of Michigan Meetings + Events. ... more

06/15/2009   Pure Michigan Radio Spot Promotes Greater Lansing

LANSING, Mich.—Starting in mid-June radio commercials promoting the Greater Lansing area will be broadcast in-state in the Traverse City, Flint and Grand Rapids regions; as well as the Toledo, Ohio market as part of a partnership with the Pure Michigan state tourism campaign. “Tim Allen paints a great picture of a visit to our region with a voice that is soothing and widely recognizable,” said Tracy Padot, Vice President of Marketing Communications for the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We look forward to our partnership with Travel Michigan and utilizing the nationally recognized, award winning campaign to help market the Greater Lansing region.” ... more

06/11/2009   Greater Lansing Montage Celebrates Community Through Notable Residents and Iconic Landmarks

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau (GLCVB), along with the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the completion of a special work of art that celebrates the city of Lansing through its depiction of famous residents and long-time area landmarks and businesses. One thousand prints of the original drawing have been made and are currently available at no cost at the offices of the GLCVB and the Lansing Regional Chamber ... more

05/05/2009   Greater Lansing Sports Authority Website Wins Outstanding Site of the Year from NASC

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is pleased to announce that its website (www.lansingsports.org) was recently awarded 2009 Outstanding Website of the Year honors by the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) at the association’s Annual Conference held in Denver, Colorado. The GLSA website was selected as best-of-class out of over 200 other NASC member sites in the small to mid-sized market category. Websites were judged by a panel of industry peers on the criterion of originality, creativity, ease of navigation, interactivity and effectiveness in obtaining overall marketing objectives. ... more

04/29/2009   Greater Lansing CVB Announces Personnel Updates

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce that Jennifer Hagen, convention services coordinator, recently earned the highly-regarded Certified Meeting Planner designation (CMP) from the National Convention Industry Council. The CMP certification distinguishes its holders as career professionals who have demonstrated a high level of experience, skill and knowledge. Also, in the first of two recent staffing changes, the GLCVB is pleased to welcome Jan Pfeiffer as the new manager of membership. Jan is transitioning from the GLCVB sales staff where she was a sales manager focused on the local association meetings market to her new role in membership. Jan has been with the GLCVB since 2007 and was previously employed as the membership manager at the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. Secondly, sales intern Megan Laugavitz has recently accepted the position of sales administrator with the GLCVB. Megan is a recent graduate of the School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University and will serve as an assistant to the entire Destination Sales department ... more

04/24/2009   Greater Lansing CVB Wins Regional Award forEnvironmentally-Friendly Practices and Advocacy

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is proud to have been honored at the 7th Annual Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP), held on April 9th at the Radisson Hotel Lansing. The GLCVB was formally recognized for green initiatives within their own organization, as well as its many ecological efforts within the regional meeting planning and hospitality community. Award winners were selected from a pool of Mid-Michigan residents, businesses, governments, public institutions and non-profit organizations. ... more

11/27/2007   Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau First in State to Achieve Destination Marketing Accreditation

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). The GLCVB is the first CVB in the State to receive this esteemed designation. DMAP is an international accreditation program developed by the Washington, D.C. based Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). In earning the DMAP accreditation, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) communicate to their community, buyers and potential visitors that their DMO has attained the highest measure of excellence. ... more