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Pure Lansing, hosted by Bob Trezise, focuses on positive news and events coming out of the Greater Lansing area.

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GlowShop Takes Home $10,000 Prize

Pure Lansing
December 5, 2017 10:00 AM

GlowShop the Latest Business to be Hatched Through LEAP’s Business Pitch Competitions

LANSING, MI – Among tough competition from seven strong competitors, GlowShop and owner Alex Reny became the latest winner of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) annual Hatched event, held at the MSU University Club Wednesday evening. The Hatched brings together winners from LEAP’s monthly business pitch competition, The Hatching, for a final showdown and a crack at $10,000 in prize money.

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Community Partners Come Together to Dedicate New Public Art Sculpture

Pure Lansing
November 7, 2017 10:00 AM

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LEAP’s Hatching Pitch Competition

Pure Lansing
November 3, 2017 9:00 AM

MBN was on the road to visit LEAP’s Hatching Pitch Competition held at the Lansing Brewing Company. The Hatching is a monthly event and part of a community-wide effort to support local entrepreneurs and make the Lansing region a great place to start a business.

The event helps move new, local business ideas from concept to reality. Ideas are submitted, voted on, and five get the opportunity to pitch their concepts on stage.

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LEAP Funds New Pubic Art in East Lansing’s “Artist Alley”

Pure Lansing
October 31, 2017 10:00 AM

New Artistic Fence Panels Reflective Community Character and Improve Aesthetic Appeal of Busy Parking Lot

LANSING, MI –This morning in East Lansing, local officials and community partners officially unveiled a new public art installation funded by a Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and PNC Foundation Public Art for Communities Grant.

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LEAP Staff Members Receive Prestigious Economic Development Awards

Pure Lansing
August 25, 2017 11:00 AM


LEAP Staff Recognized for Dedication to Advancing The Economic Development Profession

The Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) held its Annual Conference last week. The theme of this year’s meeting was “CONNECT: People. Ideas. Solutions.” which let economic developers know the connections that are needed to succeed with emerging industries, themes, and tools.

At the conference MEDA hosted a New Member and Awards Reception where four statewide awards were presented to outstanding economic developers, including the Mike Conboy Professional Development and President’s Awards. The Conboy Award is given to one MEDA member who has made substantial, long-term contributions/commitment to MEDA, specifically focusing on the advancement of the economic development profession through support of education and training, and by expanding the knowledge base of economic developers. The President’s Award is given to members that have provided a substantial contribution to the organization and its statewide economic development efforts.

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Two Lansing Runway Designers to Compete on Project Runway

Pure Lansing
August 15, 2017 2:00 PM


Grand Ledge Twins Continue to Succeed in Highly Competitive Fashion Industry

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and The Runway are excited to support two hometown designers as they compete on the Emmy Award winning, fashion reality show, Project Runway produced by Lifetime Network.

Grand Ledge twins Claire and Shawn Buitendorp were first introduced to The Runway as students in the Lansing Community College (LCC) Fashion Technology Program. The Buitendorps graduated from LCC in 2011, and are no strangers to success on a national stage. The twins have dressed singer Katy Perry more than 25 times, and recently competed and won the VH1 hit reality show Twinning.

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Former ArtPrize Public Art Installation Coming to Lansing River Trail

Pure Lansing
August 14, 2017 5:00 PM

Community Partners Leverage LEAP’s ENGAGE Placemaking Pilot Program to Bring Public Art Installation by Lansing-based Artist to Lansing River Trail

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City of Lansing Targeted Façade Improvement Matching Grant Applications Due August 4, 2017

Pure Lansing
August 1, 2017 1:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Applications for the City of Lansing’s new Targeted Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program are due Friday, August 4, 2017 by 5 p.m. The Targeted Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program will provide up to $15,000 in one-to-one reimbursed matching funds for new permanent structural and aesthetic improvements in critical areas of the City.

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New South Washington Redevelopments to Create Jobs and Diversify REO Town Commercial Space

Pure Lansing
July 28, 2017 9:00 AM

Sleepwalker Spirits & Ale and Wheel House Pottery Studio to Open in Renovated REO Town Buildings

LANSING, MI – Wednesday morning July 26th, Mayor Virg Bernero and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced the redevelopment of two adjacent properties located at 1101 and 1103 South Washington Avenue in REO Town. Through the renovation of the two properties, the existing structures will be transformed into vibrant new mixed-use spaces in Lansing’s REO Town district.

“Redevelopment of existing buildings is booming all over the city, helping us keep and create quality jobs in Lansing and providing a venue for terrific new businesses led by talented entrepreneurs," said Mayor Bernero. "Leveraging our existing assets and strong collaborative partnerships are key to the city’s long-term competitiveness, and these redevelopment projects are great examples of both.”

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07-26-2017: City of Lansing to Announce Redevelopment Projects on South Washington

Pure Lansing
July 25, 2017 8:00 PM

Building Redevelopments Support Small Businesses and Bring New Retail Options to REO Town

LANSING, MI

Event: 1101 and 1103 S Washington Redevelopment Projects Announcement

When Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:00 a.m.

Where: 1101-1103 S Washington Ave Lansing, MI 48912

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