Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Bangor, South Haven

Thursday, November 03, 2016

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with businesses in Bangor and South Haven as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with business owners at Railroad Café and Landers Hardware in Bangor before visiting FoodTools Consolidated, Decadent Dogs Retail, and The Blueberry Store in South Haven.

Senator Stabenow’s small business tour has included stops in St. Johns, Imlay City, Lapeer, Battle Creek, Albion, Portland, Ionia, Harrison Township, Mount Clemens, Utica, Plainwell, Paw Paw, Benton Harbor, Monroe, Jackson, Flint, Bay City, Ludington, Onaway, Grand Haven, Hastings, Holland, Muskegon, Marquette, St. Ignace and Escanaba.

“When we buy local, it’s a win for our economy,” said Senator Stabenow. “It was inspiring to meet these innovative and resilient business owners.”

"Words can't express how grateful I am that Senator Stabenow was able to take time out of her busy schedule to listen to the concerns and challenges that small businesses face,” said Elizabeth Green, Owner of Railside Café. “She may be in Washington, but her heart is definitely in Michigan.”

“Dennis and I enjoyed Debbie Stabenow taking time out of her busy schedule to visit her Michigan blueberry farmer friends, to sample the wonderful fruits of our labor, and discuss legislation affecting the ever-changing agri-business industry,” said Shelly Hartmann, owner of True Blue Farms and The Blueberry Store.

“We enjoyed Senator Stabenow’s visit and are glad that she takes such an interest in small businesses statewide,” said Roxanne Leder, Owner of Decadent Dogs Retail.

“I am very pleased Senator Stabenow made time out of her busy schedule for a tour of FoodTools,” said David Thompson, Vice President of Manufacturing at FoodTools. “Our state representatives need to perform more of these visits in an effort to transform and support Michigan’s great small businesses.”