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                                                       The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is a trusted convener of professionals, influencers,
                                                        and leaders in the Lansing region.

             2020 Board of Directors                   During a time of mandated social distancing, the LRCC has hosted numerous virtual events, from Member
                                                       Mixers to Economic Club programs, that have provided valuable content and information and given
          Officers                                      members an opportunity to network. The LRCC also continues to host virtual weekly roundtables for
                                                        business, community, and government leaders to connect and share what is going on in their community.
          Board Chair          Legal Counsel
          Wendy Hamilton / TechSmith  Patricia Scott / Foster, Swift, Collins    The LRCC encourages members to check their email, follow LRCC social media channels, and visit the
          Past Chair           & Smith, P.C.           LRCC website for the most updated information on additional educational offerings and networking
          Patrick Dean / Dean Transportation  Treasurer   opportunities as we move forward.
          Chair Elect          Andy Rose / Rehmann
          Mike Zamiara / Niowave  President
                               Tim Daman / Lansing Regional
                                                       Registration for all events is available on the LRCC website.
                               Chamber of Commerce
          Division Directors

          Marketing and        Member Services           CHAMBER UNIVERSITY                        LANSING ECONOMIC CLUB
          Communications       Michelle Massey / Dewpoint  Date: Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to noon    Date: Thursday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon
          Lisa O’Connor / Publicom  Regional Initiatives
          Government Relations   Kirk Ray / McLaren Greater Lansing  Topic: Strategic Marketing: The Right Tools to   Topic: Impact of Hunting on Michigan
          Matt Resch / Resch Strategies                  Gain Traction
                                                                                                   Description: Sponsored by  Wieland, the Oct.
          At-Large                                       Description: Hosted by Fraser Trebilcock and   15 virtual Lansing Economic Club will feature
                                                         Fifth  Third  Bank,  the  upcoming  Chamber   Jeff Poet, president of Jay’s Sporting Goods.
          Tina Brumley / Auto-Owners   Jeff Metts / Dowding Industries  University will be held virtually. As businesses   Poet will discuss the impact  hunting has on
          Insurance            Ken Misiewicz / Pleune Service   turned off their lights and locked their doors,   Michigan from a retailer’s point of view and the
          April Clobes / MSU Federal Credit   Company    experts immediately began talking about   economic statistics of the contribution hunting
          Union                Steve Quinlan / Neogen    the importance of digital marketing. Many   has on the state.
          Jim Farrell / Dart Container  Joe Ruth / Sparrow  companies  that  survived,  or  even  thrived
          Roger Graff / Farm Bureau   Lisa Ellen Smith / Inverve                                   LANSING ECONOMIC CLUB
          Insurance Co.        Marketing                 during the shutdown, were successful because
          Glenn Granger / Granger   Todd Surline / Hiring Solutions  of their shift in marketing strategy. Now that   Date: Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to noon
          Construction                                   the lockdown is over, digital marketing is here
                               Dr. Kathleen Wilbur / Michigan                                      Topic:   US-China   Business   Council:
          Keith Granger / Granger Waste   State University  to stay, which means there is more competition
          Services                                                                                 International Business and Trade Relationship
                               Kevin Zielke / AF Group   in the digital marketplace than ever before. In
          David Lewis / AT&T Michigan
                               David Zyble / Jackson National Life   this session, Julie Holton of mConnexions will   Description:  2.4 million jobs in the United
          Darci Marcum / General Motors  Insurance                                                 States are dependent upon trade with China.
          Van Martin / Martin Commercial                 fill your marketing toolbox with the gadgets and
          Properties                                     tactics you need to minimize wasted effort and   Michigan exports make up roughly 30,000
                                                         maximize your results.                    of those jobs. As one of the most globally
          Board Partnerships                             ATHENA AWARDS                             connected states, this is important. Sponsored
                                                                                                   by the MSU International Business Center,
          LEAP, Inc.           Black Business Alliance of   Date: Thursday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to noon    the Oct. 20 virtual Lansing Economic Club
          Bob Trezise / LEAP, Inc.  Greater Lansing                                                will feature Craig Allen, president, US-China
          Grand River Connection   Dr. Alane Laws-Barker / Sparrow  Description: This year, the Lansing Regional   Business Council. Allen will discuss the future
          Steve Hershfield / CBRE                        Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to honor   of the relationship between the U.S. and China,
          ATHENA WIN                                     Karen L. Grannemann, CCM, general manager   how the largest U.S. firms are working in China
          Jenn Sturdy / PNC Bank                         and CEO, University Club of MSU, as the 2019   to build strategies to move forward, and the
                                                         ATHENA Leadership Award recipient! Please   effects of “decoupling” the two economies.
          FOCUS                                          join us virtually on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m.   VIRTUAL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES
                                                         to noon as we honor Karen for her professional
          Editor               Design                    accomplishment  and  devotion  to  the  Lansing
          Ashley Sandborn      Tandem Studios            region.  The  virtual  program  will feature  an   Virtual roundtables allow community and
          Feature Writer       Cover Illustration Courtesy   exciting announcement about community and   government leaders an opportunity to share
          Ross Woodstock       nightwolfdezines/                                       what is going on in the community and
                                                         advancing the education and overall well-being   determine ways to advice the tri-county region.
                                                         of the youth in the Lansing region, and an
                                                         invitation for participation by everyone.  •   Delta Township - Eaton County:
                                                                                                      Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 9 to 10 a.m.
          STAY CONNECTED. STAY SOCIAL.                   OCTOBER MEMBER MIXER                     •   Lansing:
                                                         Date: Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 4 to 5 p.m.      Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 9 to 10 a.m.
                                                             •   East Lansing - Meridian Township:
                                                         Description: Hosted by Origami Brain Injury
                                                         Rehabilitation Center, the October Member    Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 9 to 10 a.m.
                                                         Mixer will be held virtually from 4 to 5:30 pm.   •   Delta Township - Eaton County:
               @LansingRegionalChamber                   Member Mixers are an opportunity to network   Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 9 to 10 a.m.
                                                         with fellow LRCC members  and business
               Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce      professionals.

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