Black Meetings and Tourism

July/Aug 2011

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AREA GUIDES LANSING ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE MAKES THIS MIDWEST CITY AN EXCELLENT MEETING DESTINATION BY SOLOMON J. HERBERT II Greater Lansing is a natural choice for any kind of conference or meeting. This community is centrally located in the heart of theMidwest.Thatmeans it’s easy to get to for everyone,which boosts your conference attendance. Lansing isMichigan’s capital city and the home of Michigan State University. You might wonder what this means for you and your conference attendees. For starters, thismeans access to some of the country’s foremost specialists on a vari- ety of topics at MSU and convenient access to state legislators as panelists and speakers at your event. Greater Lansing is just plain afford- able, from travel costs to getting to the city to accommodations, dining and entertainment once you arrive.Combine that with a reinvigorated downtown scene, updated conference and hotel facilities, a CVB always willing to go the extra mile, and the stage is set for an event that truly shines! Lansing Center is located in the heart Lansing Capitol Building 58 of Michigan’s capital with a fantastic viewof the capitol building.The venue is conveniently attached to the Radisson Hotel via a covered sky bridge that stretches over the scenic Grand River. Right across the street, you will find Cooley Law School Stadium; home of the Lansing Lugnuts, a single ‘A’ minor league affiliate of theToronto Blue Jays. Ahalf block north is the historicLansing CityMarket, serving the area since 1909. Restaurants, clubs and museums are located nearby that feature worldly fla- Black Meetings & Tourism July/August 2011: Photo Credit: Lansing CVB

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