The Lucy Ann Lance Show – Monday, May 4, 2015

Listen to Hour 1: 8 AM-9 AM (Repeated at 10 AM):

Listen to Hour 2: 9 AM-10 AM:

Burns Park Elementary School Students Turn Super Heroes

  • Julie Lubeck-Hofer, Parent / PTO Committee Member
  • Chuck Hatt, Principal

On May 6, Burns Park students will become the newest superheroes in the fight against cancer through their participation in Relay Recess, a youth-focused version of the Relay for Life fundraising event in support of the American Cancer Society.  Instead of just walking or running laps for All Students Exercise Simultaneously (ACES) Day, Burns Park students in grades K-5 will walk for a reason, to raise money to fight cancer. The school is the first in the Ann Arbor Public School district to participate and incorporate a charitable event with ACES Day.

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce: Ypsilanti P.R.I.D.E. Day

  • Barbara Davenport, Chamber V.P.
  • Diane Keller, Chamber President

Now in its 20th year, this event to foster community pride and encourage local business growth by creating a clean and welcoming environment began as a project of the 1995 graduating class of Leadership Ypsilanti. More than 1,000 volunteers will gather on May 16, 2015 for Ypsilanti P.R.I.D.E. Day. Visit www.a2ychamber.org/foundation/ypsilanti-p-r-i-d-e-day

Business Ethos: Something For Everyone…Continued

  • Dr. David Mielke, Retired Dean of the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University

The vote on Proposal 1 is tomorrow and voters will be faced with the choice as to whether or not to raise the sales tax from 6% to 7%.  The revenue from the increase is said to be for the roads.  Last week we examined the details of the road funding measure.  But is it really just to fix the terrible state of Michigan’s roads?

The Philadelphia Story

  • Wendy Wright, Director, Ann Arbor Civic Theater

The Philadelphia Story is a classic tale that lampoons high-society and leaves the audience wanting more.

Milan Area Chamber of Commerce: Fighting Fires, Building Community

  • Lt. Fred Evans, Milan Area Fire Association

This volunteer fire department provides critical emergency services to the greater Milan area.

Think Local First: Indie Awards

  • Chris Good, TLF Executive Director

It’s time to celebrate our independent businesses, as nominations are being accepted for this year’s Washtenaw Indie Awards.

Michigan's University Research Corridor Contributes $16.8 Billion to Michigan Economy

  • Jeff Mason, URC Executive Director

Michigan’s economy continues to benefit from the URC universities. The $16.8 billion net impact in Michigan is up from $16.6 billion the previous year and $12.9 billion reported in the first report published in 2007. For every dollar the state invested in the three URC universities, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University, it saw $21 in economic benefits, according to the 8th Annual Economic Impact & Benchmark Report released this week.