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Gov. Snyder addresses Michigan’s current economic progress, talent gap, and cyber security

Michigan Business Beat
June 9, 2017 1:00 PM

Chris Holman caught up with Governor Rick Snyder at this year's Mackinac Policy Conference 2017 to talk about Michigan’s current economic progress, talent gap, and cyber security.

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Lake Superior Community Partnership announces Szczepanski Promotion

U.P. Perspectives
June 7, 2017 11:00 AM

MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) is pleased to announce the promotion of Ashley Szczepanski to Marketing and Events Manager.

“Ashley has continued to grow personally and professionally throughout her tenure at the LSCP,” commented Amy Clickner, the CEO of the Lake Superior Community Partnership. “She truly deserves this promotion and I cannot be happier that she is on the LSCP team and leading our marketing strategy.”

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Lake Superior Community Partnership and Baraga County EDC Announce Collaboration

U.P. Perspectives
June 7, 2017 10:00 AM

MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) is pleased to announce a formal collaborative agreement with the Baraga County EDC to provide economic development services.

“It is an exciting time for Baraga County and we are pleased to be in a position to further develop our economic resources and partner with our neighboring community,” commented Mark Massicotte, Chairman of the Baraga County EDC board of directors. “The decision to collaborate with the LSCP made great sense. Their list of accomplishments mirrored many of our forward looking goals.”

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Innovative Infant Phototherapy Device Wins at InnovateHER Challenge Event

Pure Lansing
June 4, 2017 12:00 PM


TheraB Medical to Advance to National Semifinal Round

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is excited to announce the winner of the local InnovateHER business pitch competition, TheraB Medical. LEAP partnered with the Lansing area Tech Thursday networking group to host a local event in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)'s InnovateHER Challenge. The event, held yesterday evening at the EAST Lansing Technology and Innovation Center (TIC), was the third local InnovateHER Challenge competition LEAP has spearheaded in the region, in as many years.

The InnovateHER Innovating for Women Business Challenge is targeted at local entrepreneurs and innovators whose products and services better the lives of women and families. Winners of local InnovateHER competitions are eligible to enter a nationwide business competition that brings top local winners from across the nation together.

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Local Entrepreneur Wins $1,000 To Advance Escapade VR Job Shadow App

Pure Lansing
June 3, 2017 12:00 PM


Escapade VR the Newest Business to be “Hatched” Through LEAP

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is excited to announce the winner of the May Hatching event, Andrez Chuney with his idea Escapade VR. Escapade VR is an app that allows students to job shadow and experience different career paths in virtual reality to find their ideal careers. Chuney joins 54 winners and 388 ideas submitted throughout the history of The Hatching.

Celebrating its fourth anniversary this June, LEAP’s Hatching is part of a community-wide effort to support local entrepreneurs and make the Lansing region a great place to start a business. Each month, participants submit business and product ideas through The Hatching’s online portal, where the public subsequently votes forward up to five top ideas. The owners of the top five ideas then have a chance to pitch in front of a live audience and panel of judges.

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$260K in Grants to Support Youth, Economic Development Efforts

Michigan Business Network
May 22, 2017 2:00 PM

(FLINT, Mich. – May 18, 2017) – The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced the receipt of $261,600 from several organizations and individual donors in support of afterschool programming, teen employment and economic development efforts in Genesee County.

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Lake Superior Leadership Academy Class of 2017 Graduates

U.P. Perspectives
May 17, 2017 7:00 PM

MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Leadership Academy (LSLA) is pleased to announce the graduation of this year’s Academy class. The graduation ceremony took place on May 11 at the Landmark Inn. LSLA is a project of the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP), is a community leadership and professional development program geared toward educating emerging and potential leaders about the inner workings of Marquette County, while developing business networks and leadership skills.

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The Runway Signs Five New Fashion Designers as Alumnus Grows

Pure Lansing
April 27, 2017 4:00 PM


LANSING, MI – The Runway is pleased to announce the addition of five new fashion designers to the incubator, and some major accomplishments of a Runway alumnus. The Runway Lansing, funded by the Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), was created in 2014 as Michigan’s premiere fashion incubator. The Runway helps aspiring fashion designers produce and move collections to market by providing essential resources such as creative space, education, and programming.

Runway alumnus Lawrence Hunt, continues to grow as it secures a second brand ambassador with New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shephard. Shephard joins Detroit Tigers James McCann in donating 200 Lawrence Hunt shirts to students and veterans who are preparing for new careers. Launched from The Runway, Lawrence Hunt Dress Shirts is best known for designing high-quaility professional dress shirts that keep the wearer cool in the heat or during high stress situations.

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Breakfast with Detroit Mayor, Mike Duggan

Michigan Business Beat
April 18, 2017 12:30 PM

MBN’s Jeffery Mosher catches up with Detroit’s Mayor, Mike Duggan after the Mid Michigan Development Corporation (MMDC)’s quarterly breakfast in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Mayor Duggan gives a overview of how Detroit's progress is coming along. He also points out how Michigan is paying the highest in car insurance of all the states. His hopes are that the state will band together to solve it. Along with that he is seeing more and more young people take interest in living and working in Detroit.

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City of Lansing Announces New Project to Redevelop Blighted Properties in Downtown Area Neighborhood

Pure Lansing
April 7, 2017 4:00 PM

New Mixed-Use Project to Create Jobs, Diversify Housing Options, and Add New Retail Opportunities

LANSING, MI – Mayor Virg Bernero and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced a new mixed-use redevelopment project on West Ionia Street this morning. The Belen Buildings project will be completed by Vesta Building, and involves a complete rehabilitation of the existing and functionally obsolete buildings (513 and 519 W. Ionia) formerly the location of Belen Floral.

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