Member Newsletter

June 2023

President's Message

Julie Pingston, President

After recently being named one of the three top destinations in the country by Accessible Journeys and Travel Ability for those traveling on the autism spectrum, the GLCVB is continuing our efforts with Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion to achieve our mission of making Greater Lansing a welcoming destination for ALL.

To aid our visitors that may have a disability, we are conducting an inventory of select attractions, hotels and restaurants to compile comprehensive data that we will display on our website. This information is to help visitors with all types of disabilities plan appropriately, so they feel at ease with their upcoming visit. With your help, we can achieve this new goal.

We have partnered with students from MSU’s School of Hospitality Business who will be collecting the data and creating an inventory that we can add to your member listing on  We will also use this information to create a webpage dedicated to accessibility.

Please let me know if you have any questions related to this project.   We will culminate the effort and provide professional development opportunities for the industry at a newly created Tourism Accessibility Summit in October.  Stay tuned for further details!

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



The GLCVB has launched a summer campaign showcasing the many attractions and things to do in the Capital region. 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 runs all summer.

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Let this be your guide to top attractions, cultural museums, exciting entertainment centers and family-friendly opportunities throughout Michigan’s Capital region. Download the free digital pass to access deals and discounts as you check into dozens of attractions and accumulate points to earn prizes.

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The Mixer on May 9 had a tremendous turn out! It was great to see all of you at Jackson Field. Thanks again to our partners, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce for co-hosting and Tri-Star Trust Bank for sponsoring the event.


Come join us for our annual Summer CTA and Member Mixer on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Lansing Shuffle. Enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and fun! You won't want to miss out on this chance to check out the newest hot spot in town and sample some delicious food from some of the best restaurants out there!

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The GLCVB proudly exhibited at the Capital Area Michigan Works MICareerQuest event at the Lansing Center on May 19th. The team promoted careers in hospitality and tourism to over 1,500 students from local high schools.

“The industry represents over 11,000 local jobs so exposing young people to a potential career path in hospitality is crucial to plant the seeds for our next generation of talent,” said Julie Pingston, GLCVB President and CEO.

Pictured left to right: Melissa Nay, Julie Pingston, Tracy Padot, Adrienne Cooley and Emily Hedglen.

On May 15 to 17, 2023, Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath hosted the 2023 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. 

Thirteen teams and 10 individuals not on those teams competed at this event. The top five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional advanced to the finals. 

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a Zoom Meeting that included an update on the 5-Year major roadway construction plan. The LRCC has granted us to be able to share the presentation with our membership base. Please view the PDF, that include presenter notes, on current projects as well as upcoming major projects over the next 5 years.

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Stay In the Know with the Member Portal: 

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

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  • Update your photos within your listing

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  • Post a hospitality job 

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