Governor Rauner receives Fletcher Award from National Black Chamber of Commerce

“No elected official has done more for Black-owned businesses” information provided by the Office of the Governor WASHINGTON, DC (July 19, 2018) — The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) today gave its prestigious Arthur A. Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. The award is conferred on leaders who, in NBCC’s estimation, … Read more

Advertising and articles: two related (but different) forms of newspaper content

A few facts to clarify the differences by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor 1. An ad is different from an article. A newspaper is an information delivery vehicle. When you buy an ad, you are essentially renting space in that vehicle. You can use that space to communicate whatever message you choose. Through your “rental fee,” … Read more

ATHENA nominations requested

LANSING, Ill. (July 1, 2018) – The Lansing Business Women’s Association is accepting nominations for the 2018 ATHENA Award, which honors leaders and leadership styles in the Lansing business and professional community. The ATHENA award is given to an exceptional individual (man or woman) who: Demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in his or her profession … Read more

VanDerGriend’s: Tomatoes, sweet corn, and more

VanDerGriend family’s “Red Barn” farm stand has supplied local produce for more than six decades by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (June 27, 2018) – The next time you stop by VanDerGriends’s Farm Stand for some sweet corn or veggies, keep this in mind: it’s there because of an entrepreneurial six-year-old. About 61 years ago, the … Read more

Lansing’s CSCVB honored by Sports Destination Management magazine

Two “Favorite Destination” awards received by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (June 12, 2018) – Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau was honored in the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards announced by Sports Destination Management. The Chicago Southland was awarded: Favorite Destination for Community Engagement Favorite Destination for Accessibility “Nominations exceeded expectations,” said Fonda Johnson, publisher of … Read more