Five things most people don’t know about the Lansing Area Chamber

by Melanie Jongsma 1. The Lansing Area Chamber is one of the largest and most active in the region. The Lansing Area Chamber has about 200 members—roughly 25 percent of the businesses and other organizations in Lansing join each year. But what makes the Lansing Chamber distinctive, says Director Amy Todd, is how involved the … Read more

Lansing Area Chamber reveals plans for 2019 events

by Melanie Jongsma GLENWOOD, Ill. (January 10, 2019) – At yesterday’s Lansing Area Chamber luncheon, the first of the new year, Chamber Director Amy Todd described some new events that are planned, and some new twists on popular events that have run for several years. The luncheon was held at Glenwoodie Golf Club, a new … Read more

Breakfast with Santa ‘Even better than last year,’ says Chamber Director Amy Todd

Ticket sales and Copper Mugger pancakes fund Family Giving Program by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (December 9, 2018) – Two large groups of pancake eaters showed up right away at 8:00am on Saturday, December 8, and business never slowed down after that. By the end of the annual Breakfast with Santa, more than 300 people … Read more

Lansing Area Chamber welcomes Newman’s to new location

LaToya Newman’s expanded space accommodates expanded financial services by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 13, 2018) – Newman’s Investment and Tax Services has been doing business in Lansing for nine years, but Friday morning, October 12, they were officially welcomed into the Lansing business community. Owner LaToya Newman moved from the suite next door into … Read more

LOOP early-bird registration special ends Friday, June 1

Sixth annual Lansing On Pedals bike ride is Friday, July 20 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 30, 2018) – For six years, Lansing residents have donned their bike helmets, checked their front and rear lights, and pedaled over to Park Plaza to spend an evening biking around Lansing. The LOOP bike ride was originally … Read more

Lansing Area Chamber serves members lunch and information

“Active Shooter Awareness” and “Effective Advertising” were today’s practical topics by The Lansing Journal LANSING, Ill. (February 14, 2018) – Over beer nuggets, chicken, and beef sandwiches, 52 members of the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce listened to Sgt. Gabe Barajas share some simple options they have in an active shooter situation—run, hide, fight. The … Read more

Popeyes opens in Lansing, Illinois

Popeyes

“I’ve always wanted to be in Lansing,” says owner Haneef Kassam by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 8, 2018) – Haneef Kassam had a choice between Lansing, Illinois, and Munster, Indiana, for his 12th Popeyes restaurant. He chose Lansing. “I’ve always wanted to be in Lansing,” he said this morning during last-minute preparations for the … Read more