4th Tuesday at Lansing State Journal

The Lansing State Journal, part of the USATODAY NETWORK, was founded in 1855 and is headquartered in the heart of Downtown Lansing at 300 S. Washington Square. The coverage area of LSJ spans Greater Lansing, delivering print and online news to communities throughout the region  – including in Ingham, Clinton and Eaton Counties – and to the whole state of Michigan through partner news organizations in Battle Creek, Port Huron, Livingston County and Detroit. LSJ seeks to be the valued voice of our community and a trusted local information leader, committed to excellence every day.

Lansing 5:01 strives to retain and attract young professionals in the Lansing region by connecting both college talent and young professionals to the community's emerging quality of life opportunities. By offering a suite of unique events, interactive programming, and career-focused resources to showcase Lansing's urban amenities and vibrant sense of place, Lansing 5:01 aims to be a go-to experience-maker for college students, interns, and young professionals in the Lansing region. Learn more about us and our upcoming summer 2017 events at www.lansing501.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

JAN
26th

4th Tuesday at Lansing Brewing Company

FEB
2nd

GRC Ladies Night Out

FEB
23rd

4th Tuesday at the Old Town Marquee

MAR
22nd

4th Tuesday at Tavern and Tap

APR
26th

4th Tuesday at The Exchange

MAY
12th

GRC Business Breakfast: Entrepreneur Panel

MAY
24th

4th Tuesday at Wharton Center for Performing Arts

JUN
28th

4th Tuesday at Lansing City Market

JUL
26th

4th Tuesday at Impression 5 Science Center

AUG
4th

GRC Business Breakfast featuring Jason Ruud, CPA and Mallory Griffin

AUG
16th

Networking Event at Lansing Lugnuts

SEP
27th

4th Tuesday at University Club: 10 Over the Next Ten Awards

OCT
25th

4th Tuesday at Troppo

NOV
15th

Networking Event at Midtown Brewing Company

DEC
20th

GRC Holiday Gala

JAN
24th

4th Tuesday at The Creole

FEB
7th

Ladies Night Out at Curvaceous Lingerie

FEB
28th

4th Tuesday at UrbanBeat

MAR
28th

4th Tuesday at FieldHouse

APR
25th

4th Tuesday at Waterfront Bar and Grill, Lansing City Market

MAY
23rd

4th Tuesday at Lansing State Journal

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Our Mission

The Grand River Connection seeks to develop a stronger network to support Lansing and East Lansing’s young and vital workforce. We exist to bring together young professionals in our community who are in their 20s and 30s. Our diverse, non-partisan group provides fun, social, and professional connections that encourage economic growth and community involvement where we live, work, and play.

Our History 

The Grand River Connection was founded in Spring 2005 to fill a gap in the community. Greater (East) Lansing is a great place for college students and a great place to raise a family, but for those in between there was no viable social network. With a goal of filling that gap in mind, the GRC was born. 

Young professionals in their 20s and 30s in the Greater Lansing area are welcome to join the group, and joining is very simple. There are NO membership fees, and most of our events are FREE! Simply sign up for our monthly newsletter by clicking the big button at the top right of this website. 

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GRC BOARD

Tyler Dyke

President

Andrea Ragan

Vice President & Chair of Special Events

Katherine Japinga

Vice President & Chair of Networking Programs

Mark DeLuca

Secretary

Tim Zylstra

Treasurer

Stephanie Collier

Chair of Sponsorship and Finance

Briana McNamara

Chair of Communications & Media

Greg Rokisky

Chair of Membership