Senator Stabenow Tours Bay City Small Businesses, Saginaw Farmers Market

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with small businesses and food entrepreneurs in Bay City and Saginaw as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow toured St. Laurent Bros. candy shop, Ferne Boutique and Tavern 101 in Bay City. In Saginaw, Stabenow also toured the Downtown Saginaw Farmers’ Market. Stabenow’s tour has also included business stops in West Michigan, the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan.

“It’s great to see all of the thriving small businesses and food entrepreneurs in downtown Bay City and Saginaw,” said Senator Stabenow. “When we buy local, whether it’s from a neighborhood store, restaurant, or farmers market, it’s a win for our economy.”

“We were elated to have Senator Stabenow stop by our store, listen to our concerns and show her support for small businesses like ours,” said Steve Frye, owner of St. Laurent Bros.

“It was great to hear Senator Stabenow’s perspective and support for small businesses,” said Laura Horwath, owner of Ferne Boutique. “We can’t wait for more people to see how much downtown has and continues to grow.”

“It is prime time for fresh food here at the farmers’ market,” said Shelly McGeathy, Executive Director of the Downtown Saginaw Farmers’ Market.” We were very excited to discuss our new facility with Senator Stabenow and showcase our talented vendors.”