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For so many reasons it’s a fantastic thing to live near a Big Ten college town. Sure there is the fun of a home football Saturday and yes, there is the buzz each fall when a crop of new students come in to make our home their new home-away-from-home, but the thing I think is the best about living near a college town is the community assets that the university puts at our doorstep.

Finding ways to get event attendees engaged with your conference content when there are tons of other distractions is a growing concern of event planners the world over. From mobile apps, social media and live polling to games, texting and emails distractions are everywhere and it becomes increasingly difficult to have success with old-fashioned person-to-person connections. Here are some tips to improve engagement at your next event.

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.

As a single mom, raising two dedicated gymnasts in this crazy, constantly busy life, my whole life is about finding balance. Personally, professionally and even trying to channel my support and faith in my children to find balance, whether in their schoolwork, or on the floor competing in national gymnastics competitions.

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) held its annual meeting on March 13 and announced good news for the local economy and recognized numerous individuals with awards for their vision, dedication and loyalty to the Greater Lansing region.

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.