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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
          Officers                                      and given 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
          Board Chair          Legal Counsel           on in their community.
          Wendy Hamilton / TechSmith  Patricia Scott / Foster, Swift, Collins
          Past Chair           & Smith, P.C.           The LRCC encourages members to check their email, follow LRCC social media channels, and
          Patrick Dean / Dean Transportation  Treasurer   visit the LRCC website for the most updated information on additional educational offerings and
          Chair Elect          Andy Rose / Rehmann      networking opportunities as we move forward.
          Mike Zamiara / Niowave  President
                               Tim Daman / Lansing Regional
                               Chamber of Commerce
                                                       Registration for all events is available on the LRCC website.
          Division Directors

          Marketing and        Member Services
          Communications       Michelle Massey / Dewpoint                                          superintendent, East Lansing Public School
          Lisa O’Connor / Publicom  Regional Initiatives   THE CIVILITY PROJECT                   District; Jason Mellema, superintendent,
          Government Relations   Kirk Ray / McLaren Greater Lansing  Date:  Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to   Ingham ISD; Kelly Blake, superintendent,
          Matt Resch / Resch Strategies                   noon                                    Waverly School District.

          At-Large                                        Speakers:  Nolan Finley and Stephen     Description:  Hear from a panelist of local
                                                         Henderson                                 superintendents on how school districts are
          Tina Brumley / Auto-Owners   Jeff Metts / Dowding Industries  Description:  Sponsored by Delta Dental,   adapting to the changing landscape in mid-
          Insurance            Ken Misiewicz / Pleune Service                                     Michigan caused by COVID-19.
          April Clobes / MSU Federal Credit   Company     this webinar will bring people of opposing
          Union                Steve Quinlan / Neogen     viewpoints together for healthy disagreement,   Moderator:   Peter  Spadafore,  deputy
          Jim Farrell / Dart Container  Joe Ruth / Sparrow  personal interactions, and constructive   executive director for external relations,
          Roger Graff / Farm Bureau   Lisa Ellen Smith / Inverve   conversations. In this hour-long workshop,   Michigan Association of Superintendents &
          Insurance Co.        Marketing                  participants will engage in enlightening
          Glenn Granger / Granger   Todd Surline / Hiring Solutions  discussion, learn to listen to others, and learn   Administrators.
          Construction         Dr. Kathleen Wilbur / Michigan
          Keith Granger / Granger Waste   State University  why the listening is important.        LANSING OPEN
          Services             Kevin Zielke / AF Group                                            Date: Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5
          David Lewis / AT&T Michigan  David Zyble / Jackson National Life   LANSING ECONOMIC CLUB   p.m.
          Darci Marcum / General Motors  Insurance        Date: Monday, Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon
          Van Martin / Martin Commercial                                                          Description:    The  LRCC is looking
          Properties                                     Topic: Future of MSU Athletics           forward to hosting a great networking event,
                                                          Speaker:  Bill Beekman, athletic director,   while working to create the right balance
          Board Partnerships                             Michigan State University                of fun and safety amid the coronavirus

          LEAP, Inc.           Black Business Alliance of   Description:  Bill Beekman will discuss the   outbreak.  The event is sold out.  However,
                                                                                                   sponsorships are still available and give
          Bob Trezise / LEAP, Inc.  Greater Lansing       current state of Michigan State University
          Grand River Connection   Dr. Alane Laws-Barker / Sparrow  athletics and how they plan to operate in a   businesses an incredible opportunity to
          Katherine Japinga / Michigan State   Greater Lansing    COVID-19 world.                  build their brand through awareness and
          Senate               Hispanic Chamber                                                   increased visibility. More information can
          ATHENA WIN           Jose Yanez / Full Circle Financial   AUGUST MEMBER MIXER            be found online or by contacting Ashlee
          Jenn Sturdy / PNC Bank  Planning                                                        Willis   at    MichiganPremierEvents@
                                                          Date: Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
          FOCUS                                           Description:  Hosted by  WLNS  TV 6, the
                                                         LRCC will hold its virtual August Member   VIRTUAL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES
          Editor               Cover Photo               Mixer from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Join us with a
          Ashley Sandborn      John Pompei                                                        Virtual roundtables  allow community  and
          Feature Writer                                  beverage and connect with LRCC members   government leaders an opportunity to share
          Ross Woodstock                                  and local business professionals.  We will   what is going on in the community and
          Design                                          break into smaller, more intimate groups   determine ways to advice the tri-county
          Tandem Studios                                  throughout  the  program  to  build  valuable   region. Registration is available on the LRCC
                                                          relationships.                          website.
          STAY CONNECTED. STAY SOCIAL.                    LANSING ECONOMIC CLUB                   Lansing: Aug. 12 from 9 to 10 a.m.

                     Date:  Thursday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to   East Lansing - Meridian Township:
                                                          noon                                            Aug. 19 from 9 to 10 a.m.
                     Topic: Changing Landscape of Education in   Delta Township - Eaton County:
                                                         Mid-Michigan                                     Sept. 2 from 8 to 9 a.m.
                                                         Panelists:  Sam Sinicropi, superintendent,
               Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce      Lansing School District; Dori Leyko,

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