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        Our Annual Report: Together We Thrive

        THE LANSING REGIONAL CHAMBER OF                                                                 of significant innovation, job creation and
        COMMERCE (LRCC) is proud to announce the                                                        growth throughout the region. Among
        recent release of our 2019 Annual Report –                                                      the significant investments were Glanbia
        Together, We Thrive. LRCC encourages you                                                        Nutritionals $600 million dairy processing
        to take a few minutes and look through the                                                      facility in St. Johns, McLaren Greater
        report, as it tells the story of the Chamber                                                    Lansing’s $500 health  care campus,
        and a year of hard work, achievements and                                                       Lansing Board of Water and Light’s $500
        bright outcomes. The primary focus in 2019                                                      million power plant and $300 million in
        was to strengthen the organization, our                                                         downtown  development,  including  the
        membership and our role in the Lansing                                                          Gillespie Group’s Capital City Market/
        regional business community.                                                                    Hotel project on the 600 block of East
                                                                                                        Michigan Avenue.
        Perhaps the best measure of our success
        in strengthening our organization came                                                          The LRCC public affairs team continued
        last fall when the U.S. Chamber of                                                              to notch legislative success in the past year.
        Commerce  awarded the  LRCC  with  a                                                            Winning funding approval for the Heritage
        5-star accreditation, a rare honor shared                                                       Hall project will boost tourism connected
        by just three other chambers in the state of                                                    to the State Capitol. Construction of
        Michigan. LRCC achieved a perfect score                                                         the Coleman Road project, now nearing
        in four categories – governance, human                                                          completion, will ease traffic and increase
        resources, communications and facilities.                                                       development in the Lake Lansing, U.S
                                                                                                        127 area.
        We are incredibly grateful for all 1,100 of
        our members who support the work we do                                                          Our  marketing  and communications
        to serve the business community and the                                                         team  continues  to  boost visibility  for
        region as a whole. We are particularly proud                                                    the LRCC and our members. In 2019,
        of the fact that our membership retention in                                                    we launched a new, member-friendly
        2019 was 92.99%, which is among the best                                                        website and continued to grow our social
        in the nation!                                                                                  media platforms.  We also launched an
                                                                                                        interactive digital flipbook for our online
        LRCC exists to serve our members. One of the primary ways we do that is to   version of FOCUS Magazine and other publications, like the LRCC Annual
        help our members connect. In 2019, 57% of our members engaged in Chamber   Report. The exciting, new flipbook technology will improve our ability to tell
        activities, whether it was one of our 76 member-focused events or 58 ribbon   your story in 2020.
        cuttings at which we celebrate continued growth in our region.
                                                                           We are looking forward to an equally exciting and rewarding 2020. On behalf of
        Our work in helping our members connect, grow and thrive serves as the   all our LRCC staff, thank you for your partnership, commitment and dedication
        foundation for our efforts to create a stronger region. 2019 was fast-paced and full   to the Chamber and the Lansing region. n

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