Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Howell

Thursday, January 18, 2018

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners in Howell as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow was joined by the Howell area Chamber of Commerce as she met with business owners at Uptown Coffeehouse, Heart of Michigan, Cleary’s Pub and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. Howell was recently named as a finalist for the National Main Street Award.


Stabenow’s tour has included over 130 stops in communities across the state including Indian Village, West Village, Munising, Eaton Rapids, Coldwater, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Plymouth, Ann Arbor, East Tawas, Alpena, Three Rivers, Fenton, 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, Escanaba, Newberry and Howell.


“Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of meeting with so many hardworking and innovative business owners in Michigan who help keep our economy growing,” said Senator Stabenow. “It was inspiring to talk with small business owners in Howell who have invested their own time, money and ideas into making their businesses and their community successful.”


“As a small business and historic property owner in downtown Howell, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to share one of my passions with the Senator - historic preservation,” said Lorna Brennan, Owner of Uptown Coffeehouse. “Recently, I received a state historic façade grant, made possible in part through federal funding. We talked about the importance of the continuance of these types of grant programs for historic preservation and the positive impact that preserving these beautiful downtown historic buildings has on the vibrancy and success of downtowns such as Howell. We thank the Senator for her genuine interest in our small business, its people and the great community of Howell.”