Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Fenton

Friday, March 03, 2017

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with businesses in Fenton as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with business owners at Red Fox Outfitters, CRUST, and The Iron Grate.

Stabenow’s tour has included over 60 stops in communities across the state including Marshall, Big Rapids, Ithaca, Mt. Pleasant, Bangor, South Haven, St. Johns, Lapeer, Imlay City, Portland, Ionia, Battle Creek, Albion, 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.

“It was inspiring to meet the resilient and innovative business owners in Fenton who help keep our economy in Michigan growing,” said Senator Stabenow. “When we buy local, whether it’s from a neighborhood bakery, boutique, or sporting goods store, it’s a win for our economy.”

“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to meet Senator Stabenow in our shop during her visit to Fenton,” said Kirsty Rising, Co-Owner of The Iron Grate. “We have always admired her hard work and dedication in Washington and we especially appreciate her strong support of small businesses like ours, The Iron Grate."

“It’s great to see a focus on small business in the federal government,” said Jess Anderson, Co-Owner of Red Fox Outfitters. “There are many challenges to starting and running a small business, and we ourselves at Red Fox have used programs like SBA-backed loans to establish and grow our store. We notice an increasing focus on small businesses, what they bring to an area, and the way communities are being built around them. We’re excited about that and that politicians like Senator Stabenow are taking the time to find out how to help that growth going forward.”

“It was great to see Senator Stabenow here with her constituents to listen to what small business owners are struggling with and to offer her support to the business community,” said Mike Green, Co-Owner of CRUST.