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Rich Adams

Rich Adams was a print and broadcast journalist for more than four decades. Now a freelance writer, Adams is an avid fan of his beloved Chicago Cubs and also enjoys spending time in the kitchen reconnecting with cooking and baking.

Articles by Rich Adams


Pride, Juneteenth Celebrations Coming in June

As the season of summer gatherings in Greater Lansing begins to accelerate, two growing events will help kick off the festival festivities next month with th…

Copper Moon Transforms Club into Events Space

Photo provided by Jill Lenkowski with Two Ring Photography A new moon has risen on a former local nightlife hot spot in Old Town Lansing. Copper Moon, …

Lansing As a Destination Continues Rebound

Greater Lansing, it appears, is the place to be and be seen. The region was a destination of choice in 2023 as the tourism and convention industries conti…

Cinnaire Fund Aimed to Help Equitable Housing Development

A $55 million fund created through a partnership between Cinnaire and several financial institutions is aimed at opening doors to help emerging developers ga…

Downtown Vision Takes Shape

Development prospects for downtown Lansing’s future continue to rise. New Vision Lansing, a $228 million project to build three new downtown buildings — i…

Middle Village Gets New Digs

Middle Village is moving toward the center. The program sponsored by Downtown Lansing Inc. helps entrepreneurs develop a business plan with the goal of op…

Guests Welcome to Socialize, Stay at Hidden Grove Estate

The secret is getting out about Hidden Grove Estate in Williamston. More than a bed and breakfast, the former Wheatfield Inn location at 2335 N. Williamst…

Amazon Fulfillment Center on Track for 2024 Opening

Following some shifting timelines, Amazon plans to deliver in 2024. In the works since being announced in 2021, the Amazon fulfillment center under constr…

Lego Store Makes a Local Connection

Things seemed to click for Evin Borin and Salima Matariyeh in 2023, and the tower of success they built throughout the year is set to keep growing into the n…

Affordability, Ownership are the Future Focus for Developers

One local developer is looking to the future for homebuilding — and it’s not just erecting homes but helping to ensure people can buy them. Brent Forsberg…

Coneys, Cookies Come to Greater Lansing

The foundational base of the food pyramid for every true Michigander begins and ends with the Coney Island. A storied staple, Leo’s Coney Island, recently…

Nubian Graduates From Business Accelerator

A Lansing store showcasing African culture, beauty and fashion has become the 13th enterprise to graduate from the Downtown Lansing Inc. business accelerator…

Understanding Music Licensing

Recent news about East Lansing’s Dublin Square facing hefty fines from a federal lawsuit alleging the bar played music without paying the required licensing …

Veteran Business Owners Celebrated in November

When Dan Shinaver left the U.S. Marine Corps in 1999 after four years, he didn’t want his service to his country to end.   The Potterville resident worked…