• 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.

The latest Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Business Travel Recovery Poll revealed that business travel is surging forward and international travel is returning alongside the challenges of rising fuel prices, inflation, supply chain disruption, and the war in Ukraine. In addition, corporate travel policies are undergoing a revamp, and a large majority of employees indicate they are willing to travel for business. 

 

The hospitality and meetings and events industries are known for their generosity. Even after a couple of tough years courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic, helping others has remained a priority. Here are a few examples from around the country. 

 

On May 4, Knowland, a provider of meetings and events intelligence data, released its monthly report for April 2022. The data showed a significant increase in meetings activity, with a 323% increase over April 2021, including a 3.7% recovery of events from March to April 2022.

Additional information included:

•     In April 2022, the average number of attendees per event was 118, compared to 63 in April 2021 and 74 in April 2019.