Member Newsletter

April 2023

President's Message

Julie Pingston, President

April is Autism Acceptance Month!   As a destination we have been working together to create opportunities within our community for those traveling on the autism spectrum for the past five years.  In doing so, our region was recognized in 2022 by Accessible Journeys and Travel Ability as one of the top three destinations in the country for those traveling on the autism spectrum.

We have also initiated efforts to provide information about the accessibility of our hotels, meeting and sport venues, attractions, restaurants and other points of interest.  We partnered with Able Vu to provide virtual tours as a know-before-you-go opportunity for visitors to understand our community before they arrive.  We are the first Able Eyes Certified Destination in the United States.

View further details about the sensory friendly opportunities. We are grateful for all of the partners involved in the making our destination “welcoming to ALL”.  

Please reach out to me at if I can assist you in any way.  Thank you!


Join us for the Greater Lansing CVB & Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Joint Mixer on May 9, 2023 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Jackson Field, home of the Lansing Lugnuts, at 501 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

This event is sponsored by Tri-Star Trust Bank.

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We have curated the best craft breweries, artisan distilleries and boutique wineries in Michigan’s Capital region so that you can sip, savor and discover your favorite craft beverage. Find one-stop access to deals and discounts as you check in, accumulate points, and win fun prizes including decals and exclusive 16 oz mugs.

Take your taste buds on a tour with the Greater Lansing Craft Beverage Pass. Sip, sip hooray!

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The MSU Spring 2023 Commencement Dates are:

  • Advanced Degrees: Friday, May 5, 2023

  • Professional Degrees: Thursday, May 4 – Friday, May 5, 2023 and Friday, May 12 – Saturday, May 13, 2023

  • Baccalaureate Degrees: Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7, 2023

Hey GLCVB Members, we want to help you in celebrating your business milestone. Are you celebrating 25 years or more in business? Please reach out to Melissa Nay at to have your business recognized for hitting your important milestone mark.

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