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Clean Water Makes Better Beer

Clean Water Makes Better Beer

Author: Shorts Beer “Clean water makes better beer.” It’s a simple statement, but it rings true for members of the Northern Michigan brewing community. With breweries and taprooms cropping up in every corner of our state, water is a resource on everyone’s mind. Nestled along Northern Michigan’s Chain O’ Lakes, 75 miles of inland lakes and waterways that flow into East Grand Traverse Bay, sits both ...[Read More]

Fighting For Freshwater: M22+ Great Lakes Business Network

Fighting For Freshwater: M22+ Great Lakes Business Network

The Great Lakes, pulse of our land. Fresh and cold and clear, it carries life to us in waves. Here in the north, our days seem punctuated by water. It is the backdrop of our cities, our playground in the summer sun, the prize at the end of our weekend wandering down some muddy two-track, the cure-all that fills our cups and kitchen sinks. It is the reason we are here at all. But imagine if it were ...[Read More]

Beryl Skrocki, owner of Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak addresses Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board

Beryl Skrocki, owner of Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak addresses Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board

Author: Beryl Skrocki, owner of Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak I had the honor of representing the Great Lakes Business Network at the March 13th, 2017 Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board meeting in Lansing. The room was literally overflowing with more than 300 people who were there to express their concern about Line 5 and encourage its decommissioning. The Board heard testimony from more tha ...[Read More]