The Lake Trust Latest

Young in Age, Big in Heart: Connor's Story

June 20, 2016


Like most young boys, Connor loves to explore the great outdoors and use his imagination to build things. At almost 10-years-old, he practices martial arts and he's interested in writing books. But he also has a very unique interest for someone his age; He wants to make the world a better place.

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Topics: Member stories, Giving Back, Be Yourself

Changing the Game: Ultimate Soccer Arenas

June 15, 2016


Each time George went to cheer on his daughters at their soccer games, he always left feeling uncomfortable and frustrated. He missed shots because the lights weren't bright enough, the summer months brought on sweltering heat and the brisk evenings were felt indoors. After attending too many games with inadequate facilities, George finally had enough and decided to take matters into his own hands. 

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Topics: Member stories, Giving Back, Be Yourself, Small Business

The World of Wonder at Impression 5

June 15, 2016


There's a historic building in downtown Lansing where imaginations run wild as the world of the unknown comes to life. What was once an old lumber factory is now home to Impression 5 Science Center, a place that encourages kids to ask questions and stay curious about their surroundings. By teaching children how to solve problems, our community partner is creating a new generation of innovative thinkers while serving as a cultural icon in the city of Lansing.

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Topics: community partners

Congratulations to Our 2016 Lake Trust Foundation Community Scholarship Winners

May 09, 2016


We're helping four lucky high school seniors head off to college with one less thing to worry about. This year we increased the Lake Trust Foundation Community Scholarship from $1,000 to $5,000 because we felt that this would have a bigger impact on the lives of these students. Meet our four winners and learn about the vision they have for their future careers.

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Topics: Foundation, Giving Back

The Business of Community: Mert's Meats

April 12, 2016


Nestled in the corner of a strip mall in Okemos, MI sits a quaint grocery store with a history older than the building itself. Opening its doors in 2011, Mert's Specialty Meats is more than just a place to buy quality food items. It's a gathering place where people connect over their love of food and community.

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Topics: Member stories, Be Yourself

Budgeting Tips For a Not-So-Typical Day

March 29, 2016

The thought of staycations, lonely nights at home and your favorite things being cut back or taken away is enough to drive anyone away from starting a budget. But this negative thinking is where so many of us fail at Budgeting 101. You don't have to take extreme measures to save money, just make small lifestyle changes. If sticking to a budget is hard, you might be doing it wrong. 
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Topics: Savings Tips, Budgeting

For the Love of Dogs: A Tale of Hope

March 08, 2016


When Amy arrived home from vacation to find her German shepherd missing, she was devastated. In the search to find her beloved pet, she stumbled across other dogs who were lost and met people who were dedicated to helping those animals find their way back home or make their way to a new home. The connections she made and the frequent visits to area shelters struck a cord and opened her eyes to the great need for rescue dog care.

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Topics: Member stories, Giving Back, Be Yourself

Get Creative to Save Money in College

February 29, 2016


With the recent reports of the rising student debt crisis, the thought of going to college (or back to college) has many of us second guessing our future plans. However, the cost of college varies quite a bit on you and your spending habits. To avoid the surprise of a big bill at the end of school, it's important to learn how to save money in college.

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Topics: Foundation, Savings Tips

6 Reasons to Love Your Credit Card

February 02, 2016


Your credit card isn't just a tool for making purchases, it can also help you save money. Don't laugh, we're not kidding. It's no secret that credit cards have a bad reputation for putting us into debt. But when you take another look at how you use your card, you might find that there are actually some great ways that it can boost your savings.

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Topics: Savings Tips, Credit Cards

The Faces of Lake Trust: Mark

January 18, 2016

Life is an adventure, experience everything. This mantra is something that Mark, the Service Delivery Manager for our Information Services (IS) department, tries to live out each day. As a competitor of several triathlons and an avid bike rider, there's nothing that can slow him down. 

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Topics: Lake Trust Employees