Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Plymouth and Ann Arbor

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with businesses in Plymouth and Ann Arbor as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with business owners at Compari’s on the Park, Dearborn Jewelers, Spa Agio, and Argus Farm Stop.

 Stabenow’s tour has included over 90 stops in communities across the state including 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 and Escanaba.

“It was great to meet the resilient and innovative business owners in Plymouth and Ann Arbor who help keep our economy in Michigan growing,” said Senator Stabenow. “It is truly inspiring to talk to those who have invested their own time, capital and ideas into making their businesses and their community successful.”

“I’m happy that our representatives are taking the time to reach out and speak with small business owners about their concerns,” said Kerri Pollard, Co-Owner and Director of Spa Agio. “Senator Stabenow and I had a wonderful and open-ended conversation about health care, which is also a huge concern for me as a small business owner.”

“Senator Stabenow’s role in crafting the Farm Bill is important to our small farms who really care about being represented and encouraged to grow their businesses,” said Kathy Sample and Bill Brinkerhoff, Co-Owners of Argus Farm Stop. “Having Senator Stabenow come to visit, and learn out our new model for growing our local food ecosystem, was a good opportunity for our farms!  They enjoyed meeting her, as did the Argus Farm Stop staff!”