The Last Word on 2010

The Last Word on 2010

Here’s to a bright new year and a happy farewell to the old, to the new things yet to come and to the memories that we hold! Let’s take a trip down memory lane and give 2010 one last tribute.


  • The New Year began with resolutions, cold weather and the world’s heart reaching out to Haiti after the devastating earthquake.
  • The world’s tallest building opened its doors to the public in Dubai, UAE.


  • The 2nd annual Old Town Stomp was held, helping to pay for the over 150 musicians scheduled to perform at the Lansing JazzFest and Old Town BluesFest.


  • MessageMakers was awarded two Aurora Gold Awards for “Ride Forever,” a convention closing video for the Harley Owners Group, and “The Better Way to Get from Here to There,” an advertising campaign for Indian Trails Motor Coach Company.


  • The Library of Congress (LOC) announced that it would be archiving all of its Twitter feed for research to measure how social networks evolve over time.
  • The new Lansing City Market reopened its doors, featuring local growers, producers, artisans and restaurants.
  • Old Town Lansing welcomed new businesses into the neighborhood, including Girl Scouts: Heart of Michigan, David Zoglio at Law, Cravings Gourmet Popcorn, Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Against the Grain, Meridian Entertainment Group, Greenfield Collection, Haze Art Gallery, Thailand, Blown and Famous Taco. 


  • Thousands of graduates entered the adult career world.
  • Michigan's businesses, hotels, restaurants and bars (with few exceptions) went smoke free May 1st.



  • The State of Michigan instated a new law that prohibits reading, typing or sending a text message while operating a vehicle.



  • Another month for awards! MessageMakers won four Communicator Awards, honoring “creative excellence for communications professionals” as judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.
  • The Old Town BluesFest, produced by the Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art, brought thousands of people to performance venues right outside our door.


  • MessageMakers launched this new website design. (We hope you've enjoyed it.)


  • Cyber Monday, the national online shopping day, produced a record high of just over $1 billion worth of online sales.
  • Michigan State University’s football team won a share of the Big Ten championship for the first time in twenty years!


Looking forward to another year full of wonderful events!