• Team Lansing Foundation Announces 2017 Board

     
    POSTED September 5, 2017
     

The Greater Lansing Conention and Visitors Bureau has announced the 2017 Greater Lansing Team Lansing Foundation Board of Directors:

Thomas M. Collins will serve as Chairman, from Traverse City Leasing, Inc. Barry Freed will serve as Vice-Chairman, from Art Craft Display, Inc. Bonnie Knutson will serve as the Secretary/Treasurer, from Michigan State University. Jack Schripsema will serve as Executive Director, from Greater Lansing CVB. Mayor Virg Bernero will serve as Director, from the City of Lansing. Paula Cunningham will serve as Director, from AARP Michigan. Pat Gillespie will serve as Director, from Gillespie Group.

“We are proud to have such an outstanding and dedicated group of business and community leaders on our Foundation Board,” said Jack Schripsema, Greater Lansing CVB President and CEO. “I look forward to working with this knowledgeable and dedicated team to advance our mission of regional destination development.” For more information, visit www.lansing.org or call 517-487-0077.

Results from the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2022 Incentive Travel Destination Preferences & Their Impact on Motivation confirmed that interest in incentive travel as a motivating sales reward is at an all-time high. 91% of 405 survey respondents described group incentive travel as extremely or very motivating compared to 80% last year. Individual incentive travel was rated even higher as a motivational award at 96% versus 84% last year. 

 

Everybody loves to talk about welcoming change. Then change happens, and whew, it’s tough. After the past few years, meetings and events professionals certainly appreciate that feeling, but they’re also feeling energized by so many new ways for attendees to gather. 

 

The corporate world spends an estimated $242 billion on gifts for employees and customers, according to Forbes. Wouldn’t it be rewarding if the purchasing and giving of these types of gifts offered meaningful work for veterans, women, and their children?