Have you noticed?? There are more and more sporting events, meetings, and conventions taking place all across the region! We’ve welcomed national competitions for archery, judo and bowling, students participating in Youth in Government, state high school championships for boys and girls basketball, horse expos, Michigan teachers of reading and science, and Michigan county officials. Thank you to all for going above and beyond for our guests even as our workforce has become smaller in many cases.
Congratulations to our Greater Lansing Sports Authority in securing a late booking for April 2-3! I love this testimonial from the event organizer about their ability to choose mid-Michigan once again due to their past experience of hosting an event with us.
“Thanks again - you SAVED THE SEASON! I’m so excited we were able to pull this together and looking forward to working with you and the team again! Thank you AGAIN for speeding this through! Can’t wait to be back to a place we know!” ~National Intercollegiate Running Club Association
April is Autism Awareness Month! The tourism and hospitality community in the region has been proactive in serving our visitors on the autism spectrum by providing sensory programming and opportunities throughout the community as well as initiating front line training on how best to serve all guests. The pandemic may have slowed our activity however, our partners have all stepped back up and are offering opportunities again for our neurodiverse guests to be welcomed to our community. Click here for further details about the sensory friendly opportunities.
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The Greater Lansing CVB celebrates Stephanie Wohlfert, CMP, CTA, GMS on her many professional accomplishments including earning her Government Meeting Specialist certification and being named one of the Society of Government Meeting Planner’s Top Young Professionals!Read More
The Greater Lansing region prides itself on being a welcoming community and it is our goal to provide the best experience to all guests that visit. In 2017 the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau began a collaboration with regional attractions to provide a supportive and welcoming environment for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental disabilities, sensory processing disorder, and other neuro-diverse individuals and their families. Multiple attractions have joined the partnership.Read More
Since 1975, the Hyacinth House has been owned and operated by Jim Schmidt and Dave Goodman. After 47 years, the ownership has transitioned to Cliff McClumpha who has worked at the store since he was 15 years old. Jim and Dave will remain with the company for the next year as they retire from the business. Hyacinth House works with the GLCVB in providing unique floral arrangements and plant rentals to enhance the many of the conventions and events that take place throughout the community as well as beautiful flowers for all occasions.
Congratulations to the Nelson Gallery on their first anniversary in downtown Lansing! The celebration was quieter upon their opening a year ago due to the pandemic and it was nice to celebrate this milestone with the great team at Nelson Gallery!
Rina Risper, president & publisher of The New Citizens Press, received a Cesar E Chavez award on March 28, 2022. Congratulations, Rina!
Last week, Lansing local businessman and developer Joel Ferguson was interviewed by the largest African American video oral history archival, HIstoryMakers for his influential role in the Greater Lansing region. Joel's long list of accomplishments has made a positive impact on the community and paved the path for future generations.
MDOT is investing $82 million to rebuild the I-496 freeway and interchange ramps, including operational improvements between the Lansing Road and M-99 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) interchanges, preventive maintenance on 17 bridges, and upgrades to the service drives from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the east.
Work began on April 18 with pavement repairs on Malcolm X and St. Joseph streets to prepare those roads to serve as detours for I-496 traffic when freeway work commences in June. Work on I-496 will be focused between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and the Grand River this year.
Complete access to the downtown Lansing area will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.
For project news and updates, subscribe to the I-496 Ingham County project e-mail list.
Benefits of the Member Portal
- Update your contact information
- Update your business listing for both websites
- Update your photos within your listing
- Offer a discount or special offer coupon
- Display your business event for the leisure calendar
- Access the convention calendar – see who’s in town. Great for outbound marketing
- Link your social media
- Connect with industry peers
- Pay Membership Dues annual invoice
CTA Classes return in person. All classes will be held in the GLCVB Board Room.
- June 23, 2022: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- September 20, 2022: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- October 19, 2022: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- November 28, 2022: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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