Stand Up for Your Great Lakes

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Membership Benefits & Fees

As a GLBN member, you gain access to a wide range of exclusive services and benefits. From networking opportunities to advocacy support, we are here to help your business thrive. GLBN Membership fees are tailored to your business and renew on an annual basis.
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  • Less than 25 full-time employees = Minimum $200
  • Between 25 and 250 full-time employees = Minimum $500
  • More than 250 full-time employees = Minimum $2,500

Networking Opportunities

Connect with like-minded professionals who live and work in the Great Lakes region.

Make an Impact

Advocate for policies that promote a healthy environment and thriving freshwater economy.

Exclusive Resources

Access our comprehensive resource library to support your business and advocacy engagement.

Building Better Business

GLBN is co-managed by the National Wildlife Federation and the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities.

The National Wildlife Federation is GLBN’s acting fiscal agent and a verified 1% for the Planet Environmental Partner. Dues and contributions to the GLBN count as certified donation towards your businesses’ 1% For the Planet

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GLBN Member Testimonial

Stewardship, protection, and preservation of our region’s natural resources are of paramount importance to my business. I am so grateful that the GLBN presents the opportunity to represent myself and my priorities to our elected officials in a capacity beyond that of an individual constituent.

Elizabeth McNicholas
Principal of McNicholas Architects
GLBN Member Testimonial

As businessmen, we must expect our public officials to do the work we elected them to do—and their No. 1 job is to protect Michigan’s invaluable natural resources. A spill in Lake Michigan would be catastrophic for my business and to thousands of others who depend on the tourists that come north to enjoy our pristine waters and beaches

Bob Sutherland
President of Cherry Republic
GLBN Member Testimonial

Clean, pure water is at the essence of our beer and we treasure being so connected to the Great Lakes. An oil spill in our beautiful lakes would be devastating. I strongly support decommissioning Line 5 at the Straits of Mackinac.

Kris Spaulding
Co-founder of Brewery Vivant    
GLBN Member Testimonial

The Great Lakes are a natural wonder that enrich and sustain millions. At Half Acre, Lake Michigan is the foundation of what we do. Our creative and economic vitality depend on its health, and defending it is our collective responsibility.

Gabriel Magliaro
Founder, Half Acre Beer Co., Chicago, IL
GLBN Member Testimonial

At the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, we advocate for a robust, well-rounded economy that values the natural environment and the Great Lakes. Being a member of the GLBN allows us to work alongside regional business owners to uplift solutions that protect the Great Lakes and the regional economy.

John Mueller
Owner of Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
GLBN Member Testimonial

As a Michigan based business, we are centrally located within our most precious resource, the Great Lakes. An ecological disaster from Line 5 is not an if, but a matter of when. Protecting the Great Lakes is our priority, and GLBN membership provides businesses’ a valuable tool- a collective voice to our elected officials, with greater impact.

Lisa Radowski

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