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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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LEAP’s One and All Inclusive Entrepreneurship Initiative Welcomes 21 New Entrepreneurs to Sixth Program

Pure Lansing
May 26, 2022 10:00 AM

The One and All Program Continues to Accelerate Economic Mobility Across Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Shiawassee Counties

LANSING, Mich. (May 24, 2022) – Twenty-one entrepreneurs from across Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Shiawassee counties have been selected to participate in program six of One and All. This inclusive entrepreneurship initiative created in 2020 by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and generously funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Consumers Energy Foundation will allow participants to build or grow their businesses.

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Bryan Lendzion’s Subleasify Takes Top Prize at LEAP’s Return to In-person Hatching Event

Pure Lansing
May 24, 2022 4:00 PM

Platform designed to provide access and ease to the subleasing process takes home first prize; One and All grad Gloria Trevino of TheraPLAYoga takes second place    

LANSING, Mich. (May 20, 2022) — In a night of creative collaboration, seven local entrepreneurs pitched at The Hatching, Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) quarterly pitch competition. The event, which was open to entrepreneurs in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee counties, took place May 5 and marked LEAP’s first return to in-person events since 2019. May’s pitch lineup included: a food truck serving authentic indigenous cuisine, a social media platform designed to elevate influencers from marginalized communities, a personal assistant service, an eco-conscious cooperative compost initiative, and a game design startup. 

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The Hatching Pitch Competition Returns to an In-Person Event

Pure Lansing
May 4, 2022 5:00 PM

What:       The Hatching Pitch Competition   

When:      Thursday, May 5, 2022  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.   

Where:     Allen Neighborhood Center 1611 E Kalamazoo St Lansing, MI 48912  

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LEAP | Lansing Region Returns to In-Person Programming

Pure Lansing
April 15, 2022 2:00 PM

with The Hatching Event, May 5 at Allen Neighborhood Center

Pitch Competition Returns After Necessary Move to Virtual amid COVID-19 Pandemic   

LANSING, Mich. (April, 14, 2022) — The Hatching is back and better than ever with a return to in-person programming in partnership with the Allen Neighborhood Center in Lansing’s Eastside Neighborhood.

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LEAP | Masaki Takahashi Selected as Next Lansing Region Poet Laureate

Pure Lansing
April 7, 2022 3:00 PM

Lansing Poet Laureate to Engage Tri-County Community in the Literary Arts

LANSING, Mich. (April 7, 2022) — The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), the Residential College for Arts and Humanities (RCAH) Center for Poetry at Michigan State University (MSU), and the Lansing Poetry Club, are proud to announce the appointment of Masaki Takahashi as the third regional Lansing Poet Laureate.

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LEAP's One and All Inclusive Entrepreneurship Initiative Celebrates 23 Graduated for Program Five— January-March 2022

Pure Lansing
March 31, 2022 6:00 PM

Fifth One and All Graduating Class Continues to Accelerate Economic Mobility Across Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee Counties  

LANSING, Mich. (Mar. 30, 2022) – Twenty-three entrepreneurs from across the Lansing region celebrated the end of a two-month journey of business growth with the fifth program of One and All, an inclusive entrepreneurship initiative created in 2020 by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Consumers Energy Foundation. 
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LEAP and PNC Foundation Launch Elevate, Groundbreaking Black Entrepreneurship Program for Lansing Region

Pure Lansing
February 24, 2022 6:00 PM

Program Seeks to Increase and Strengthen Black Businesses Across Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties 

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 24, 2022) — The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), with support from the PNC Foundation, has opened applications for Elevate, a Black business accelerator program in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.

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Lansing Chamber/LEAP Announcement Major News Diversity Award

Pure Lansing
February 4, 2022 3:00 PM

Diversity Star Award to Recognize Regional Champions of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Lansing Regional Chamber and LEAP Announce Major Community Award to be Presented Annually at LRCC Annual Dinner 

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$20,000 in Public Art Funding Available Through LEAP’s Tenth Annual Public Art for Communities Grant

Pure Lansing
January 6, 2022 5:00 PM

With Support From PNC Foundation

Regional Communities Invited to Apply for Funding to Enhance Sense of Place

After nine successful years of growing a regional collection of permanent art pieces, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is pleased to announce the Request for Proposals for LEAP’s 2022 Public Art for Communities Grant Program is open until 5 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2022. LEAP seeks expand the existing 36 public sculptures funded through Public Art for Communities by awarding two $10,000 grants in 2022.

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LEAP’s One and All Inclusive Entrepreneurship Initiative

Pure Lansing
January 6, 2022 12:00 PM

Celebrates 19 Graduates in Class of October 2021 Program

Fourth One and All Graduating Class Continues to Accelerate Economic Mobility Across Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Shiawassee Counties  

As the Fifth One and All class is getting underway this month, we're taking a look back to October 7th, when 19 entrepreneurs from across the Lansing region celebrated the end of a two-month business growth journey with the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) fourth One and All program. One and All is an inclusive entrepreneurship initiative created in 2020 by the LEAP and funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Consumers Energy Foundation.

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