Member Newsletter

June 2022

President's Message

Julie Pingston, President

We are proud to introduce the new workforce development section of our website through this month’s newsletter!  We have spent considerable time making connections and elevating the position of available jobs in the tourism and hospitality industry which will now be promoted on the website and linked to the hospitality programs at universities and colleges around the state as well as within the region. We are also providing resources to you to find further assistance for your own workforce development pursuits.  As we move forward, we will continue to elevate the industry as a career path through presence at upcoming career fairs at the high school level and with connectivity with the Wilson Talent Center’s Culinary and Hospitality Program through the Ingham ISD.  Be sure to attend the webinar on June 7 with Capital Area Michigan Works! to learn about the resources available through their programs as well as other useful information from the presenters.

The invoices for GLCVB membership went out this week and we thank you in advance for your support for the next year!  Please reach out to me at if I can assist you in any way.  Thank you!


Member invoices were emailed yesterday, June 2, 2022. If you did not receive your invoice, please check your spam.

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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Join the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau & Capital Area Michigan Works! for a free webinar on hospitality workforce and talent;  Recruitment and Retention: Simple but Powerful Tips for Success

Date Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Platform: Zoom (login details sent upon registration)

Presented By

Teri Sand, Business Services Manager - Capital Area Michigan Works!

Amanda Johnson, Business Resource Coach – Capital Area Michigan Works!


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Save the Date! Enjoy an evening out in Downtown Lansing for a scavenger hunt on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from 4:30-6:30p.m. Explore the sites, enjoy the delicious food, and network with your industry peers!

In order to raise awareness of the many rewarding careers in the hospitality and tourism industry, the Greater Lansing CVB is partnering with community stakeholders and building connections with local education institutions to help connect job seekers with open hospitality positions in the region. 

Hotels, restaurants, attractions, event venues, and more can post their open job positions on the GLCVB Workforce Development website to connect with job seekers. 

Together we can continue to make Greater Lansing an incredible destination.

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Hawk Hollow Golf Course will be the host venue for the 2022 Michigan Amateur Championship. This is the premier tournament for amateur golf in our state. This is the 111th year that the tournament has been played. Past venues include Oakland Hills, Belvedere, Boyne, Detroit Golf Club, Eagle Eye, and Egypt Valley—just to name a few. This year will be only the third time ever that this event has been held at a course in the greater Lansing area.

The Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) administers the tournament. This event runs from June 27th through July 1st. The field consists of 162 players who will have competed in qualifying tournaments throughout Michigan to earn the opportunity to play in the championship. Contestants typically range in age from a few high school golfers up to top players in their fifties. As you might expect, most of the field are collegiate players who reside in Michigan and play for universities from all over the country.

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The GLCVB is proud to share that the team earned a Pinnacle award for its new website from the Central Michigan chapter of PRSA. 

Photo (left to right): Lori Lanspeary, Tracy Padot, and Beth Jespersen

The Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) celebrated its 50th Anniversary of serving the community last month. As part of the celebration, they debuted a demonstration of their electric bus.

Congratulations, CATA!

Photo (left to right): Brad Funkhouser and Julie Pingston


I-496 will be closed between Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (M-99) and the Grand River. Traffic will be detoured on St. Joseph Street (westbound) and Malcolm X Street (eastbound).

Additionally, Grand Avenue between Malcolm X Street and St. Joseph Street will be closed and detoured. I-496 will remain open between I-96 and M-99 and between the Grand River and US-127. All local access off of St. Joseph Street and Malcolm X Street will remain open. This configuration will remain in place until October 2022.

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.

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Sign up for free member portal training! In-person and zoom options are available.

Stay In the Know with the Member Portal: 

  • Access the convention calendar – see who’s in town. Great for outbound marketing

  • Update your business website listing for both and

  • Update your contact information

  • Update your photos within your website listing

  • Offer a discount or special offer coupon

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