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Community Highlight: Lansing 5:01

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or not the policy is actually purchased! We would like to expand their reach and give each month's organization some space to share their story!

Lansing 5:01 showcases the best of Lansing to Lansing’s future. They strive to retain and attract talent in the Lansing region through innovative programming/events that showcases Lansing as a premier post-graduation destination community to interns and young professionals. Lansing 5:01 coordinates a series of events during the summer season – and throughout the year – for college students participating in internships and co-ops in the Lansing region, as well as young professionals in the area. They incorporate placemaking, art and cultural activities, and professional development into their unique programming. 

Lansing 5:01 has worked tirelessly to plan outstanding events to showcase the crème de la crème of what #LoveLansing has to offer. Whether human bowling at the Lugnuts stadium, dancing to local musicians along the Lansing River Trail, experiencing Downtown Lansing’s skyline like you’ve never seen it before or hitting the trails at The Ledges, there is truly something for everyone.

You can register today for any or all of their free summer events,

Field Night | June 7
A night out in Cooley Law School Stadium
Start summer 2018 with a home run! You’re invited to join interns and young professionals from across the region at Lansing 5:01’s inaugural event: a ‘Field Night’ inside the local baseball stadium. Take part in human bowling, lifesize foosball, inflatable obstacle courses and bumper cars ﹘ plus take a bird’s eye view of the stadium from the top of the 40-foot climbing wall. Cool off with a root beer float, beer slushie or frosty brew and enjoy tasty eats from Good Hops inside the stadium (available for purchase).

Interns employed by Lansing 5:01’s sponsoring companies are invited to an exclusive welcome reception from 5:01 – 7pm (come and go as you please) in the Box Suites before enjoying the field activities and exploring a vendor expo filled with Lansing-area organizations geared toward young professionals.

Bridge Fest | June 21
Under the Shiawassee Bridge along the Lansing River Trail
Dance the night away at ‘Bridge Fest’ ﹘ a riverside festival to highlight music and artists from across the region and local eats, held on the Lansing River Trail. Explore the lively #LoveLansing arts and culture scene ﹘ featuring a robust artisan village on the city market plaza, live art installations with chalk artists and muralists, Lansing-based artists, rec games, hula hooping, and more! As the sun goes down, join Lansing 5:01 under the Shiawassee Bridge for a free concert featuring premier Michigan musicians.

Rooftop Hop | July 12
Experience all the sights and sounds of Downtown Lansing
Soar to new heights at the best rooftops, restaurants and cool spaces downtown during the ‘Rooftop Hop’ ﹘ an event that shows off Greater Lansing from above. Move to the music of the city or just enjoy the view, and discover the unique transit opportunities in #LoveLansing as you stroll between five venues and play high-atop Downtown Lansing’s most iconic buildings.

The 5:01K | July 21
An intricate geologic backdrop for your active lifestyle

Hit the ground running at The 5:01K* and add up distances from hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, disc golf, and more, to complete this uniquely-Lansing “5K” set against the scenic sandstone backdrop of The Ledges. Wind down with yoga, speed up with salsa and enjoy healthy lifestyle demonstrations from local businesses. *You don’t have to run for this event, but please wear sensible footwear.

Greenhouse Gala | August 1
Get fancy with the ferns and go green for etiquette

To mark the finale of summer, Lansing 5:01 interns are invited to an exclusive dining experience at the MSU Horticulture Gardens. Over a plated dinner, learn the ins and outs of etiquette that will help your career bloom. Hear from a special guest speaker how mastering the art of etiquette has helped them reach their career goals, and enjoy an excellent meal in the picturesque greenhouse setting.