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]

Line 5 poses threat to Great Lakes drinking water

At Brewery Vivant & Broad Leaf Local Beer, we depend on clean drinking water to brew our beer. The cities of Grand Rapids and Kentwood, where my breweries are located, get its water from Lake Michigan which is currently at risk due to the instability of the Line 5 pipeline. Lake Michigan is our only source of drinking water. Should Line 5 leak or rupture, the lake is at risk of serious contami ...[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