Your Voice In Public Policy
The Government Relations division of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce works to enhance the business environment in the Greater Lansing region by advocating for pro business legislation and policy.
Kristin Beltzer of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce and other business leaders across Michigan recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in “Bi-Partisan Energy Efficiency Day” where they met with members of Congress to advocate for more energy efficiency. “Becoming more energy efficient make good business sense as it reduces our consumption of electricity and saves consumers and businesses money” said Kristin Beltzer, senior vice president of...
The 2013 General Election on November 5 might be one of the most important local elections in recent years. In the City of Lansing, voters will choose their Mayor for the next four years and appoint four of eight members to sit on the Lansing City Council. Every local election is important, however, given the severe economic challenges faced by the city and a history of sometimes rocky relations between Mayor Virg Bernero and Lansing City Council; this year’s poll results have added...
The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce has been a driving force in promoting regionalism in the Greater Lansing area. The concept of regionalism means different things to different people. We asked some of the region’s elected officials to offer their view. Bob Showers, Clinton County Commissioner For me, regionalism at this point and time means finding ways of overcoming political and demographic differences in order to pursue the common goal of expanding and enhancing...