Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Williamston

Thursday, February 01, 2018

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners in Williamston as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with the Williamston Chamber of Commerce as well as business owners at Fireworks Glass Studio, Vivee’s Floral Garden and Café as well as Old Nation Brewery.


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, Howell and Williamston.


“In every corner of Michigan, from big cities to small towns, small businesses are the heart of our communities,” said Senator Stabenow. “Williamston truly is no exception.”


“It was a pleasure to have a visit from Senator Stabenow,” said Dawn-Marie Joseph, Owner of Vivee's Floral Garden and Café. “Senator Stabenow asked me what the biggest challenge I thought small businesses are facing now. My response was hiring and she told me that many of the small business owners she talked to were having the same problem. It is very nice to have her take time to go out to visit with people who are involved with the local economy of Michigan.”


“I’m always happy to see our elected officials concerned about small businesses,” said Travis Fritts, Owner of Old Nation Brewery. “The Senator and I had a chance to talk about potential opportunities for Michigan to grow barley. It was really great to hear her perspective on an industry as impactful as agriculture in our state.”