Senator Stabenow Visits Small Businesses in Pentwater

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with Pentwater Village President and small business owner, Jeffrey Hodges, as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow visited Village Café and Pub as well as Provisions Sports Shop.


Stabenow’s tour has included over 150 stops in communities across the state including 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, Detroit, 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, Williamston, Roseville, Montague, Whitehall, Berrien Springs, Dearborn, Cheboygan and Pentwater.


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


"I enjoyed the time spent with the Senator and her staff, it is refreshing to know that she is interested and concerned with our small communities as well as the larger concerns at hand,”  said Jeff Hodges, President of Pentwater Village, Owner of Village Café and Pub and Provisions Sport Shop. “I am confident that she will work on solving our concerns including the challenge of finding qualified employees in our small seasonal communities like Pentwater.”