Weekly Reads

  • New Lansing Business Overview: Gigi’s Cupcakes

    New Lansing Business Overview: Gigi’s Cupcakes

    In 2008, Gina “Gigi” Butler opened a small shop called Gigi’s Cupcakes just off of Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee with $33 in her checking account. Eight years later, Butler is now the Chief Brand Officer of Gigi’s Cupcakes and oversees the 100 plus franchises in the U.S.CAWLM is excited to welcome Michigan’s first Gigi’s Cupcakes franchise to its new location at 1020 Trowbridge Rd. East Lansing, and even more excited that the franchise will be owned and operated by an East Lansing native – coincidentally named Gina “Gigi” Farhat. “When I was first looking into the franchise and doing my research, … Read More »
  • A Book for the Busy Person

    A Book for the Busy Person

    What Is Not Your Is Not Yours, by Helen OyeyemiWhen it comes to reading, most people tend to make excuses for why they don’t read books. “I don’t have time” is usually the most common reason, while “I don’t have the attention span” tends to come up as well. Fear not! Helen Oyeyemi’s newest novel, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours will disprove all of your previous reading notions.What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is a compilation of short stories, each with its own individual “key” plotline. Some stories focus on actual physical keys, which open secret doors; … Read More »
  • Think Pink: Thousands of Runners Race for the Cure with Susan G. Komen Michigan

    Think Pink: Thousands of Runners Race for the Cure with Susan G. Komen Michigan

    Breast cancer awareness took center stage in Lansing on Sunday, April 24, as thousands of people gathered for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Runners, walkers and enthusiastic supporters of the cause came to Adado Riverfront Park dressed from head to toe in pink to raise money for breast cancer programs and research.One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, making it the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. Susan G. Komen Michigan’s mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever. As one of their biggest events, The Race for … Read More »

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