Senator Stabenow Continues Small Business Tour in Chelsea and Dexter

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow continued her Michigan small business tour in Chelsea and Dexter yesterday. Senator Stabenow toured Gigi’s Flowers and Gifts and Seitz’s Tavern in Chelsea.  She then proceeded to Dexter where she stopped at The Dexter Bakery. After yesterday’s stops in Chelsea and Dexter, Senator Stabenow’s tour has visited over 80 small businesses in Michigan.

“I always tell people the best way to support small businesses is to shop and buy local,” said Senator Stabenow.  “If we want a strong downtown we need to shop downtown and nowhere is that more true than in Chelsea and Dexter.”

“It was an honor to have Senator Stabenow think about us and stop at my store to say hi to my family,” said Gigi Batsakis, Owner of Gigi’s Flowers and Gifts. “I want to thank her so much for all of her support for small businesses and agriculture.”


“It was really cool to have Senator Stabenow stop by my tavern,” said Randy Seitz, Owner of Seitz’s Tavern. “Taking the time to talk to me about our family business that we have had for over 100 years in downtown Chelsea means a lot to us.”


“I want to thank the Senator for stopping by to hear our concerns as small business owners,” said Karen Dudek, Owner of The Dexter Bakery. “I appreciate her willingness to work with Republicans and Democrats on ways to lower health care costs for families.”


Senator Stabenow has been a strong advocate for small businesses, cutting taxes and increasing access to capital for entrepreneurs to help them expand and create jobs. As a senior member of the Finance committee, Senator Stabenow led the effort last year to extend important tax cuts for manufacturers, startups, and other small businesses. She introduced the Small Business Access to Capital Act of 2015 to help small businesses access the capital they need to grow and create jobs.