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CTA Newsletter

May 2022

 

The GLCVB has launched a summer campaign showcasing the many attractions and things to do in the Capital region throughout the summer. The campaign invites residents and visitors to come enjoy everything in their own backyards and by supporting the local tourism industry, we can keep Greater Lansing great! Help us spread the word as the campaign kicks off in early June and runs all summer.

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The next CTA networking event will be held in downtown Lansing on Tuesday, July 26 from 4:30-6:30 pm. Plans are underway to showcase the new home of the Lansing Art Gallery among other nearby downtown highlights for the event. Stay tuned for the invitation coming out soon!

 

 

Thank you to all who came out to the recent mixer at Impression 5 Science Center held in collaboration with the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. It was a fun-filled event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Impression Science Center as well as to connect as an industry! Thanks to the many CTAs who were sporting a CTA pin that night. It did not go unnoticed!

May Mixer Highlights

 

ArtPath will be returning to the downtown Lansing Riverfront from May 30-August 31! Twenty Michigan artists will showcase their works along Lansing’s River Trail to allow visitors to immerse themselves in art beyond the gallery walls. There will be a kickoff event for ArtPath 2022 on Friday, June 3 at Rotary Park in conjunction with the Lansing’s Summer Concert Series.

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On May 2, the ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Department of Energy’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University. The path to this grand opening began in 2008 when MSU was selected as the site for the FRIB and the project broke ground in 2014. While a development involving nuclear science does not naturally connect to the tourism and hospitality industry, we look forward to welcoming scientists from around the world to our region as they travel here to conduct ground-breaking research projects within the facility. Those coming to use the FRIB represent more than 100 universities in the U.S. and 250 institutions from 50 countries internationally. Our region will also be hosting a variety of conferences and symposiums related to the FRIB. It is an exciting time for our region to be leading the world in nuclear research and discovery!

 

Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday.

Lansing will commemorate the holiday with a parade, festivals with food, live music, special events, and more!

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Junior Gold Bowling



The Greater Lansing Sports Authority is looking for volunteers to assist with the Lansing portion of the 2022 Junior Gold Bowling Championships taking place Friday July 15 - Thursday, July 21 at Royal Scot Golf & Bowl and Spare Time Entertainment Center. Volunteers ages 18+ need to be Safe Sport certified and will require a background check (fees will be covered by IBC).   Volunteers will receive food vouchers (must work two-plus shifts); vests will be provided for volunteers to wear, and you will receive tickets to a minor league baseball game (must work two-plus shifts)



Learn more about volunteering for the Junior Golf Bowling Championship or sign up to volunteer.



USTA Midwest Tennis



We need you!  In order to have the best tournament possible, we need numerous people to make it run successfully.   We are seeking 30 individuals to become part of our Tournament Team.  



The duties will include: running tournament draws, taking scores, reporting scores to main site, placing players on court, keep site clean, drying courts in the case of rain...  Compensation for the weekend is $380.00 for the weekend which includes $10.00 per day for food.   The hours are 7:00 am to approximately 7:00 pm depending on length of play and weather.  



The dates of each tournament are: 



The 2022 USTA Midwest Level 4 Memorial Day Tennis Tournament - May 28- 30, 2022

The 2022 USTA Midwest Level 3 Outdoor Closed Championships - June 25 - 30, 2022



If interested in volunteering for the USTA Midwest Tennis. contact Shelly Kindig at kindig.shelly@courtone.com. Your email should include the following information by April 23, 2022.



Email and cell phone number

T-shirt size (unisex)

Any travel or date restrictions



 

 

The April “What Am I?” picture was the Lighted Forest at Rotary Park. Congratulations to Katie Kiter and Shannon Stauffer for the correct answer!

For May, the third and eighth people to email Anne Lavender at alavender@lansing.org will win a prize!

There were over 9,600 Spartan graduates receiving their diplomas at May’s commencement ceremonies!

The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to bring this exciting certification program to our region. The program strives to inspire and motivate our front-line employees and volunteers to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience!

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