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Author: Amanda Toy, CMP, CGMP, GMS, CTA

Amanda Toy is the Associate Director of Sales with the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau, focused on the State Association and State Government Markets.

Contact | atoy@lansing.org | (517) 377-1405
Get to know Amanda Toy!

Change is hard – and that’s coming from a woman who thrives on challenging the status quo! Recently I announced the next opportunity in my career, transitioning from Director of Sales at the Greater Lansing CVB to the Vice President of Membership and Operations with the Michigan Restaurant Lodging Association.

One of my favorite roles with the Greater Lansing CVB is being the spokesperson for our Community Champions program. Now in it’s sixth year, the Community Champions Program is intended to appeal to the civic pride of local residents by providing well-deserved recognition to the individuals and their organizations for advocating for Greater Lansing as a host city for events and generating positive economic impact to the local area.

As a meeting professional, we often get “caught in the weeds”.  We feel so trapped in the logistics of day-to-day, conference-to-conference, BEO to BEO, that we don’t think about WHO we are and the human side of our job. Envision a world where no one shared their strengths, talents and personality. Imagine if we just showed up, completed the check-list and went home. Some days, that’s kind of how it is! Now, what if we dug deep into who we are, what we stand for, and what organic personality traits we can share? What a colorful, fantastic, energizing workspace we could enjoy.