Senator Stabenow Continues Small Business Tour in Kalamazoo

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow continued her Michigan small business tour in Kalamazoo. Senator Stabenow toured Invitations by Design and Petals & Postings before heading to Gazelle Sports. After yesterday’s stops Senator Stabenow’s tour has visited over 80 small businesses in Michigan.

“If you want to be inspired, talk to someone who has their own business and is putting their own time, capital and ideas into it,” said Senator Stabenow. “Everyone I talked to in Kalamazoo is optimistic and hardworking which you have to be as a small business owner.”

“It was such a great opportunity for Senator Stabenow to visit our stores and have meaningful, positive discussions about some of the difficulties in being a small business owner,” said Pat Hirsch, owner of Invitations by Design and Petals & Postings. “We need health care for employees at an affordable cost and we need to be placing the right people in the right jobs in Michigan. I know Senator Stabenow is working very hard to help solve these problems.”


“It was a pleasure to have Senator Stabenow visit our Downtown Kalamazoo location. We were excited to hear that she bikes to stay healthy,” said Chris Lampen-Crowell, Co-Founder of Gazelle Sports. “We want to be a healthy state, and we want Senator Stabenow to ‘Keep Moving!’”


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.