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Davies Project driven to ease transportation worries for families with sick children

Volunteer-driven program removes transportation barriers, provides free rides, and ensures no family with a seriously ill child needs to miss another medical appointment. 

New Main Street grant helps Old Town build brand, sense of place

Michigan Mainstreet grant funds technical assistance to rebrand and rebuild website for Old Town Commercial Association.

MNA partners with Refugee Development Center to aid Gardner Academy

A student-run paining project helps young refugees lead community initiatives and gives a new look to the Gardner Law, Leadership and Government Academy.

Lansing strengthens derby culture with first-ever flat track division playoffs

Sports enthusiasts looking for athletic entertainment at its highest level can mark their summer calendars for Lansing's first-ever roller derby playoff rolling into town. 

Klimb Creative helps small businesses reach new marketing heights

Experienced marketing coordinator helps small businesses overcome marketing anxieties and fill publicity and communication gaps through newly launched company.

Young professionals build framework for new Habitat for Humanity chapter

Habitat for Humanity Capital Region works with local volunteers to build a new chapter for young professionals focused on revitalizing neighborhoods, leadership skills and networking.

Capital City Film Festival expands lineup, adds first paid staff

Lansing gets a close up look at independent cinema and music through the 6th annual Capital City Film Festival. 

East Lansing begins transformation of two alleys into art-inspired corridors

East Lansing rallies residents to recreate higher traffic downtown spaces into gathering spots and venues for public art.

Crowdfunding campaign launched to repurpose media kiosks for art activities

Once reserved for the all-the-news-that's-fit-to-print, underused newspapers kiosks in downtown Lansing will be become vibrant sites this summer for engaging community members and visitors in the arts.

Lansing-based creative companies join forces to help Michigan businesses prosper

A strategic business alliance between two creative agencies in Lansing will enable the firms to broaden and expand services while meeting the needs of their clients.

Local clinic launches breakthrough online mental health service

Licensed therapist launches online, confidential resource to help individuals assess personal needs for professional mental health services. 

MSU enters the world of MOOCs through Coursera partnership

First-time partnership between MSU and online education provider opens up convenient opportunity to upgrade skills, redirect a career, or pursue a passion.

The beat goes on as new performance and events venue opens in Old Town

Old Town's new Urban Beat Events Center transforms a once vacant storefront into a customizable gathering place for performances, corporate meetings and intimate special events. 

McCartney Academy of Irish Dance opens, moves to new spot as demand jumps

Championship dancer gives kids through adults the chance to jump, stamp and make lots of fantastic noise through her newly-opened academy focused on the art of Irish dance.

Clothing company sports Lansing pride

Designer makes Lansing home and shows his Lansing pride through newly launched clothing line.
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