Nikki Thompson Frazier and daughters photo
Courtesy photo / Nikki Thompson Frazier

The winner of a local business competition has big plans for the free rental space she’ll get in downtown Lansing. Lansing Built to Last chose Sweet Encounter Kids Culinary Academy from a list of nine finalists. One parameter used in judging was the ability to operate physically during and after the pandemic.

Albert Avenue photo
Courtesy photo / City of East Lansing

This Thursday, the city of East Lansing will begin blocking cars from a part of Albert Avenue downtown for outdoor dining.

Lansing skyline
WKAR File Photo

A new report analyzing more than 40 different aspects of the Lansing region's economy has found four main areas for improvement.

They include population growth, educational attainment, private sector growth and affordability.

East Lansing city hall sign photo
WKAR file photo

The city of East Lansing is waiving restaurant and entertainment fees as a way of helping businesses stay open.

Olympic Broil construction photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

A Lansing restaurant is facing a lengthy period of time with an entrance and exit closed by a bridge construction project.

Wing Heaven Sports Haven exterior photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

A sports bar opening Monday in Lansing is taking a different approach from the competition. There will be no alcohol served at Wing Heaven Sports Haven.

Garlin Gilchrist screenshot image
Courtesy image / Lansing Built to Last

The winner of a new emergency-resistant business competition will get free office space in downtown Lansing, and other support like legal counsel and business insurance.

UAW Local 602 photo
WKAR File Photo

Hourly General Motors workers will get profit sharing checks of $9,000. It’s the result of strong fourth quarter and year end results announced Wednesday by the automaker.


The Lansing Economic Area Partnership has announced a new effort to expand business opportunities for people of color in mid-Michigan.

Gretchen Whitmer photo
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Starting Tuesday, small businesses in Michigan can begin applying for grants designed to help them survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.