Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Wayne and Dundee

Friday, August 11, 2017

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners in Wayne and Dundee as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with business owners at Icon Computer and Karma Coffee Shop in Wayne before traveling to Dundee to visit Swan Creek Candle, Cella-Mar Studio of Hair Design and Dave Arthur Architect.


Stabenow’s tour has included over 100 stops in communities across the state including 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 and Escanaba.


“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 Wayne and Dundee who have invested their own time, money and ideas into making their businesses and their community successful.”


Recently, Senator Stabenow introduced the Growing Small Businesses Act to provide a 25 percent tax credit for small businesses that are getting started or planning to grow and expand. Since the 1970s, small businesses have created 55 percent of all new jobs but scaling up is one of the most expensive hurdles for a business.  Stabenow’s legislation supports businesses that are in the process of getting off the ground, as well as businesses that have started small and want to expand from an incubator or home into their first facility.


“It was honor to have Senator Debbie Stabenow visit the City of Wayne. While on her visit she stopped at my store ICON Computer Solutions,” said Brian Ewanciw, CEO of ICON Computer Solutions. “We chatted about the need for more small business loans and an increase in grant money for public safety. Refreshing to see a Senator care so much about small business.”

“We appreciate all of Senator Stabenow’s hard work and willingness to visit our business,”
 said Jennifer and David Romero, Owners of Karma Coffee Shop & Kitchen. “Not many small businesses  have this opportunity, so it was such an honor to showcase  our store and we truly enjoyed our time with  her.”

“As a two time small business owner, I value people who support small business,” said Denny Polito, Chairman of the Dundee Downtown Development Authority. “I am very happy to see Senator Stabenow’s standing up for small businesses.”