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MSHDA and the Michigan Municipal League are proud to announce "The Prosperity Agenda" has won a 2011 MarCom Award for broadcast excellence from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

CG Slideshow: NEO Center

Want to see what NEO Center looked like before the slide? Well, here's a "slide" show for you! 

Businesses behind the NEO Center Buzz

You’ve heard the buzz about the NEO Center. You’ve seen the features and the smiling faces of the fabulous founders. Maybe you’ve even taken a ride on the slide. Now meet three of the incubator tenants that are helping to give an old building new life, and the innovative partnership that made Lansing’s first incubator a reality.

Capital Gains Speaker Series: The Growth of Niche Networking Groups

If you live or work in the Capital region and read Capital Gains, then you probably know a thing or two about professional networking. But, what kind of networking are you looking to do in town? Why not come to the Speaker Series on Tuesday, Feb. 28, listen to some live music, get some popcorn and get your toes wet by hearing about some of the many niche networking groups in the area!

All-of-us Express Children's Theatre: Curtain Up on Lansing's Youth

Sure, as an up-to-date person about town, you’re familiar with of the richness of the theatre culture present in the Lansing area. But have you heard about a 23 year old organization that works year-round to help raise the leaders of tomorrow through a truly community theatre experience?  Children, regardless of ‘age, color, creed, gender identity, disability, height, membership in any labor organization, national origin, parental status, political identification, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or weight’, are welcomed with open and supportive arms at All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre. Read on to learn more about the remarkable things happening both on and off the stage.

Choosing Lansing: Amelia Marschall and John Miller

When two student athletes came together in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, it wasn’t exactly love at first sight.   “I couldn’t figure out why this senior was talking to me, a sophomore. I thought it was weird,” says Amelia Marschall, with an infectious grin on her face.   But she gave him a chance, and after a first date of bowling and Red Lobster - “They didn’t have places like Fork in the Road in Marquette,” John Miller is quick to point out - this swimmer and hockey player knew they had something special going on.

CG Slideshow: Frost Fest 2012

Did you miss the frosty Festivities at Frost Fest this year? Well, Dave Trumpie gives you a glimpse into what you missed so you don't make the same mistake next year! Enjoy our Frost Fest 2012 slideshow

The Ladies of Lansing's Creative Agencies

Lansing should take pride in providing an environment that fosters the leading ladies of women-owned creative agencies. Take a peek inside the minds and lives of some of Lansing’s top creative entrepreneurs. Through their successes and challenges, we find out why Lansing is bursting with creative agencies that are perfectly suited to serve a diversity of clients across the region and throughout the state.

Editor's Pick: Frost Fest 2012

Celebrate winter in downtown Lansing at the third annual Frost Fest this Saturday, Feb. 18! You can't go wrong with microbrews, great live music and all kinds of frosty entertainment in a heated tent!

Editor's Pick: Company

I've heard about some awesome plays at the Holt and Dimondale Community Players. If (like me) you've been meaning to head over there, Sondheim's "Company" will be performed again this Friday and Saturday!

Choosing Lansing: Sam and Meghan Short

Sam and Meghan Short have spent quality time living in a variety of big cities, but have recently chosen the Lansing area to start their family and establish roots. Meghan spends her day cultivating the next generation of attorneys at MSU, while Sam is dedicated to the continued revitalization of Old Town, with an eye on introducing some hip concept restaurants in the area. Check out what the Shorts have to say about our “small city, big town” community and why their roots are taking to the Lansing soil.

Editor's Pick: Green Drinks Lansing

The Michigan Environmental Council is kicking off a brand new season of drinking and learning, Head over to Tavern on the Square this Friday to hear from a panel of experts leading the $3 million 19-mile Michigan Avenue-Grand River Avenue Corridor Study.

A Tribute to Trumpie

We editors at Capital Gains must confess – we love to highlight all of the awesome on-goings and awesome people here in the Capital region … but Dave Trumpie adds an exhilarating visual component that makes our work even more rewarding.  So today, we pay tribute to the man behind the cam, where he came from and what he plans to do next!

Editor's Pick: "Chili" Winter Evening at Woldumar

Enjoy a warm chili dinner while listening to fantastic music from Lansing's own Powerlight Band. Kick up your heels and dance, then head out for a horse-drawn sleigh ride ... all at Woldumar Nature Center!

Dig that Vaudeville Beat: The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle

What happens when you mix ghosts of the Lansing Rust Belt with a delightfully kooky musician whose purpose is fun? The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle, that’s what. Singer and founder, Dylan Rogers, explains what this representative and diverse troupe of musicians brings to the Lansing stages via props, skits, unicorns and hypnotic beverages.
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