September 2020 CTA Newsletter
Upcoming CTA Classes
CTA Classes return in person!
September 13: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cleats Bar & Grill
November 30: 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.
Contact: Melissa Nay email@example.com
Caught wearing their pin
We found Cheryl Benjamin, CTA with Time to Travel wearing her pin in February during the Heartland Travel Showcase event hosted in Lansing for tour operators from around the country.
What Am I?
The third and eighth people to email Beth Jespersen at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name/location of the image below will win a prize!
Complimentary CTA Renewal
We’re sending you a day brightener! Due to the current pandemic crisis, we are automatically renewing your CTA certification this year!
This means you won’t have to go into the system to record points or pay a fee. The international office will automatically renew your certification within the system on Tuesday, 9/15/2020.
Note: If you have entered any points for this year, those will no longer be viewable. However, beginning 9/15/2020 a new form for 2022 will appear, and you’ll be able to enter points for your next renewal cycle that ends December 2021. If you have paid your dues already, those will be carried over to 2021.
We are happy to bring you this good news…because as CTAs YOU are special to our community and we care about you!
QUESTIONS? Please feel free to contact Melissa Nay at email@example.com.
New Virtual CTA Classes
Classes are beginning again on September 24 through the CTA virtual platform. Some other destinations have held some virtual classes recently which have gone quite well so we’re looking forward to starting them here. The classes will be led by our facilitators and, as always, customized to our destination. The classes will just be a bit shorter than the in-person class. Help share the future class dates to those who you think would be interested in the CTA Program.
October 21 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
November 17 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
December 15 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit www.ctanetwork.com to register today!
Under the Radar Michigan
Under the Radar Michigan is a popular travel show hosted by Tom Daldin that airs on PBS. They explore all the cool people, places and things to do in Michigan. The GLCVB hosted the gang from UTR as they filmed a segment on the Lansing region. They visited Potter Park Zoo, River Town Adventures and the Cosmos. The Lansing episode first aired on September 17 but you can find it on re-runs on WKAR-PBS and view it from their vast library of episodes at https://utrmichigan.com.
In person Capitol tours are available Mon-Fri. 9 am - 4 pm on the hour and can accommodate up to 10 people per tour. Social distancing for unrelated/associated guests and masks are required. The Capitol also offers virtual Zoom tours for 10 or more people each weekday at 9:15 am and 1:15 pm. Those tours can be booked by calling 517-373-2353.
The MSU Broad is officially open to the public, but they want you to know that the health and safety of guests continues to be a top priority as they reopen. In alignment with campus, they’ve instituted new visitor guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19. They'll also be operating at reduced hours, Tuesday–Saturday from 12–5 pm, and introducing free ticketed entry with scheduled arrival times to limit the number of people in the museum. Learn more about the safety guidelines and reserve your free tickets today!
Know Before You Go
The GLCVB has compiled a list of 10 things to do before and during your visit to Greater Lansing to help our guests stay safe during the COVID crisis. Check out the suggestions so you’re prepared to help our future guests.
Lansing Lugnuts Renames Home Facility
Jackson Field replaces Cooley Law School Stadium as the new name of the minor league ballpark after the organization announced it had entered a seven-year stadium naming rights agreement with Jackson National Life Insurance Company.
"This is an immensely important day for us," Lugnuts owner Tom Dickson said. "We've had a strong relationship with Jackson for the last 10 years and we're excited to take this next step forward, signing a long-term investment that will benefit the City of Lansing and Mid-Michigan in the next decade."
Jackson National Life, which is based in Lansing, has been affililated with the Lugnuts since 2010 when it became a field-level sponsor in an 11-year deal for $1.353 million. Their logo has appeared on the stadium field near both dugouts.
Jackson Field is the third different name for the Lugnuts' stadium. It replaces Cooley Law School Stadium, which had been the park's name since 2010. This summer concludes the naming agreement with Cooley Law School, which had an 11-year contract for $1.48 million for the stadium rights. The original name of the Lugnuts' stadium was Oldsmobile Park. General Motors had a 15-year, $1.5 million contract for the Oldsmobile naming rights.
Lansing City Market
Mayor Schor announced that the Lansing City Market may become the Lansing Shuffleboard & Social Club. The project, from development firm Detroit Rising, would represent a $3 million investment in the vacant facility that sits along the Grand River in downtown Lansing.
Plans include food vendors as well as entertainment, community space and other amenities alongside shuffleboard facilities and a second-floor mezzanine.
Detroit Rising envisions the full-size shuffleboard space as host to leagues as well as casual players, with both indoor and outdoor courts.
The developer has produced projects like the Detroit Shipping Co., a hub of eateries and entertainment built out of shipping containers.
If plans move forward the new Social Club would open in 2022.