Following Lansing Day, the MDA will host a springtime workshop on Thursday, March 8, titled, “R & D 101: Rip Off and Duplicate Your Way to the Top.” The workshop, presented by Wantify, takes place at Old Town Marquee, 319 E. Grand River, Lansing. The workshop features ideas and examples that can be copied and utilized in every town, big or small. Each workshop speaker has organized and/or implemented an easily replicated program, policy, or event and knows first-hand what worked and what did not. Attendees will learn best practices and have the opportunity to borrow templates and review lessons learned in eight sessions with topics ranging from economic development to promotions and everything in between. Registration opens at 8:30 am.