LANSING, Mich (WLNS) — There are now five finalists in the Lansing Built to Last competition.

It’s an idea that formed in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders in mid-Michigan saw the devastating impact the virus and related shutdowns were having on small businesses and wanted to help find a way to help them succeed.

During today’s Daily Digital Debrief webcast, Digital Anchor Chivon Kloepfer spoke with Patrick Kayser, one of the founders of Capital City Sweets, an ice cream and chocolate store, that he hopes will be a special place Downtown Lansing that people can visit after a long workday, or take the kids to on the weekend.

Hear what Patrick has to say about his business idea and Lansing Built to Last in the video above.

6 News will feature each of the five finalists during the Daily Digital Debrief from Monday, May 3rd through Friday, May 7th.

You can find out who wins the competition LIVE on on Friday, May 7th at 7 p.m.