Lisa Dinon

What will it take to preserve our Great Lakes for future generations?

By: Ken Pargulski, M36 Coffee Roasters When the COVID-19 pandemic hit our state, like many other Michiganders, my life changed dramatically. My business was forced to close, and I quickly had to re-envision a new way forward in order to survive. Even though Michiganders have faced job loss, illness, school closures and more because of COVID-19, we cannot lose sight of other important things, like ...[Read More]

Shop local this year – GLBN businesses highlight holiday gift offerings.

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Great Lakes Business Network celebrates historic Line 5 shutdown

Great Lakes Business Network to sponsor Clean Energy Conference in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

The Costs of Climate Change for Michigan

Line 5 poses risk to our water, tourism economy

As the state mulls a proposal to build a tunnel for Line 5, the pipeline is still an everyday risk to our precious Great Lakes and the state’s tourism economy that depends on it. As the owner of Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak, Lake Michigan is so unbelievably important to our business, our local economy and our freshwater way of life. Lake Michigan’s beauty can be admired while kayaking, swimming, ...[Read More]

Line 5 is a ticking time bomb

By: Noah Marshall-Rashid, Co-owner, American Spoon Allowing Line 5 to continue operating under the Straits of Mackinac puts our state closer and closer to a potential economic and environmental catastrophe. As a business owner, I am acutely aware of the misinformation Enbridge has repeated as it seeks to keep Line 5 operational and create a new tunnel underwater. They say gas prices will spike wit ...[Read More]

Great Lakes Business Network applauds Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s climate executive order

Press Release: Michigan Business Leaders to Gov. Whitmer: Ohio is “outpacing us” on fight against algal blooms in Lake Erie

Business Leaders to Gov. Whitmer: It’s Time for Action on Lake Erie’s Harmful Algal Blooms

Boating, sport fishing and other outdoor activities on or near the Great Lakes have long been key drivers of Michigan’s economy and cornerstones of our way of life. That’s never been more true than during the summer of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of our precious Great Lakes, as people across the region have turned to outdoor recreation as a way to weather the crisis ...[Read More]