Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Macomb County

Monday, October 17, 2016

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with small businesses in Macomb County as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow started her tour in Harrison Township where she visited manufacturer, Wolverine Broach. Later, she toured Orleans Sports Café and Ardis Music in Mount Clemens before stopping by U.S.A. Tire Service, The Shamrock Pub, and Decoroom in Utica.

Senator Stabenow’s small business tour has also included stops in Plainwell, Paw Paw, Benton Harbor, Monroe, Jackson, Flint, Bay City, Ludington, Onaway, Grand Haven, Hastings, Holland, Muskegon, Marquette, St. Ignace and Escanaba.

“It’s great to see all of the thriving small businesses and entrepreneurs in Macomb County,” said Senator Stabenow. “When we support local businesses, whether it’s from a neighborhood mechanic, music shop, or restaurant, it’s a win for our economy.”

“We had a very productive visit with Senator Stabenow and discussed how we were able to survive a difficult economy with the help of the SBA loans and Huntington Bank,” said Bernie Aude, President of Wolverine Broach.

"It was an honor to have Senator Stabenow to visit Mt. Clemens," said Paul Boone, Owner of Orleans Sports Cafe. "We cannot begin to describe our appreciation in regards to the passion that the Senator shows for small businesses throughout the state of Michigan.  Her dedication to the SBA and their continued support is the only way we have been able to achieve the 20 year success that we have had at Orleans Sports Cafe and the opportunity that we now have with the, soon to be open, O'Halloran's Public House & Hall. It is refreshing to see someone in office who still considers the working class and the small business person. Those of us who strive to grow a thriving community, keep our downtown a historical marker and create a destination spot could not be more appreciative of what Senator Stabenow represents.  We hope to have the privilege of a visit once again when we are open!"

“We were excited to have Senator Stabenow visit our music store and our community,” said Megan Neimann, Owner of Ardis Music. “Mt. Clemens is made of wonderful small business, such as great restaurants, and unique retail/resale shops.  She truly understands the importance of the arts and of small businesses.”

“I really appreciate Senator Stabenow coming by to visit and talking with me about the automobile business and our priorities,” said Rick Michelon, Owner of U.S.A. Tire. “We feel so secure with the senator and Michigan could not do any better than her.”

“Senator Stabenow was very interested in the issues facing my business and downtown Utica,” said Joseph Mayernick, Owner of The Shamrock Pub.  “It was an honor to have here and it is good to know that there is someone who can really connect with me and my staff and understand what we are facing.”

“It is a wonderful reward for a small business to be acknowledged and supported by Senator Stabenow while we are trying hard to succeed and be involved in the local business community,” said Maya and Yuly Kurlyandchik, Owners of Decoroom.