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MSU and Lansing Community College team up for international program

International learners will benefit from the educational resources of MSU and LCC with the institutions' new partnership.

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MSU and Lansing Community College, or LCC, are teaming up with the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, or TVTC, of Saudia Arabia to provide practical education and experience for Saudi Arabian managers. The program is called the Training-Global Leadership Workshop for Higher Administration Management for the Technical Vocational Training Corporation of Saudi Arabia.

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Old Town General Store open for business

Maria Van Atta's Old Town General Store is now open for business.

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The Old Town General Store’s stock includes boxed water from a Grand Rapids company; Higher Grounds, a fair-trade, organic coffee roasted in Traverse City; organic beef; candy and gelato from Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor; and a selection of handmade body and facial products.

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Dart exec talks expansion in Mason

Dart Container Corp. Executive Vice President Jim Lammers talked to the LSJ about his role in the company's upcoming transformation.

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In November 2012, Dart announced a $47 million investment plan that will include the construction of a new warehouse and office building in Mason and the hiring of as many as 325 workers in the process.

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Developer Pat Gillespie's Marketplace, riverfront redevelopment project underway in downtown Lansing

The much anticipated, 80-unit Marketplace development is now moving forward in Downtown Lansing.

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Developer Pat Gillespie’s Marketplace project is officially underway, with the Lansing City Pulse reporting environmental remediation of the site has begun, a process that will take about 60 days to complete. 

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Francesca's opens in Eastwood

A new women’s clothing and accessories chain recently opened a Eastwood Towne Center location.

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Houston-based Francesca’s Holdings Corp. is an apparel and accessories retailer that caters to 18- to 35-year olds. It has about 400 stores nationwide, including 10 in Michigan. Nearby locations are in Grand Rapids and Novi.

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Salvation Army store set for Meridian Township

A new resale shop is coming to Okemos.

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Meridian Township officials said the Salvation Army has signed a lease for the 28,000-square-foot building at 2655 E. Grand River and hopes to open Aug. 2. The storefront has been largely empty since the defunct Circuit City chain closed its location there more than seven years ago.

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Michigan State University commits to buy more from in-state suppliers

MSU has announced plans to buy more goods from Michigan suppliers.

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Each year the university spends hundreds of millions of dollars on services, office supplies, construction materials, food, vehicles and other products. MSU on Tuesday announced it will make sure that at least half of the transactions are with in-state suppliers.

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Lansing Asphalt has opened new facility in Delta Township

Lansing Asphalt has opened it's new facility.

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The company, part of Superior Asphalt Inc. in Grand Rapids, is operated by Jeff Kresnak. He hopes to hire 20 to 30 workers. The project, started in fall 2011, cost $6 million to $7 million.

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St. Martha nearer to $5 million dream of new parish hall, gymnasium, classrooms

St. Martha Catholic Parish in Meridian Township has asked local officials to approve an expansion of their facilities.

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The Rev. Jon Wehrle put it this way: St. Martha Catholic Parish’s $5-million plan to build a gymnasium, library, classrooms, parish hall, and locker-rooms has been in the dream stage for 24 years.

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After 40 years, Kositchek's reopening boys department

The Kositchek's boys department is reopening after closing in the 1970s. 

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This time, the department, which opens later this month in a revamped mezzanine space, will cater to boys ages 8-18 in sizes 8-20. Part of the lineup caters to college students.
 
Kositchek took about 300 square feet about a dozen steps from the main floor and gutted it, installing new lighting, ceiling, floors and remodeling the space.

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Lansing scholarship program addresses IT talent shortage

A group of local organizations are working togeter to creat the Capital Area Tech Knowledge E-Pathways scholarship program to meet talent demands from the IT industry.

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The Capital Area IT Council, Capital Area Michigan Works, Lansing Community College and other partners are working to provide an answer to the IT sector’s talent shortage through a $4.4 million U.S. Department of Labor grant.
 
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Jackson National Life growth a boost for Lansing

Jackson National Life has announced a $100 million expansion and plans to hire 1,000 new employees. 

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The insurer and and financial services company plans to add two buildings to its corporate headquarters site near Okemos Road and Interstate 96. The 1,000 jobs that will come with it — at an expected clip of 100 to 200 a year — will have a ripple effect on the local economy, which many community leaders welcome with open arms.

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Re-opening CADL’s South Lansing Library

The Capital Area District Library’s South Lansing branch is open after $125,000 worth of innovation.

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The library, at 3500 S. Cedar St., closed for seven weeks for renovations and its success has been immediate. It’s almost unrecognizable to long-time patrons.

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Grocery chain Valu Land to open Lansing location

The new grocery store coming to Colonial Village is Valu Land. 

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Valu Land, owned by Grand Rapids-based Spartan Stores Inc., is expected to open by late summer, spokeswoman Jeanne Norcross said. It will occupy roughly 20,000-25,000 square feet in the Colonial Village Shopping Center near the intersection of West Mount Hope Avenue and Boston Boulevard.

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3 development proposals advance for blighted downtown East Lansing area

Three firms are vying to redevelop a key downtown East Lansing property after a committee narrowed the field down from six.

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The three firms — rental housing company DTN Management Co. of Lansing Township; Urban Cultural and Arts District LLC, represented by Lansing’s Studio Intrigue Architects LLC; and Lurvey White Ventures, a Flint developer — survived the first cut in an effort to repurpose 2.8 acres of publicly owned land near the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Abbot Road.

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