Lansing, MI – Volunteers, downtown business owners, and local community partners in the Capital City were recognized Wednesday evening for their efforts to shape an active, thriving, and diverse downtown experience as part of Downtown Lansing Inc.’s (DLI) annual meeting celebration. Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Best New Business Award: Capital Hippie & Tatse
Keep on Truckin’ Award: Linn & Owen Jewelers
Promotion Committee Award: Keri Brown
Design and Public Spaces Award: Valerie Marvin
Business Development: Marcus Martin
Organization Committee Award: Stephanie Van Koevering
Community Partner Award: REO Town’s Ryan Wert, and Old Town Lansing’s Ben Dowd
Downtown Champion Award: Ryan Holmes
Volunteer of the Year: Erin Robinson

The organization is centered around four volunteer committees – Promotions, Design & Public Spaces, Business Development and Organization  – that work to make downtown Lansing a place where people want to be.

Residents, downtown employees and business owners are always encouraged to become involved as a volunteer.  For more information on how you can create the change that you want to see, and have positive impact on the downtown, contact Whitney Leigh Roberts at [email protected] or call 517-485-3357.