As the state of Michigan continues to face the ongoing pandemic, business leaders in the state are supporting efforts to suppress the spread of the disease. The following statement can be attributed to the Great Lakes Business Network executive committee. The Great Lakes Business Network is a coalition of over 170 businesses that are committed to protecting the Great Lakes region from threats to t ...[Read More]
Up to 700 miles of Great Lakes shoreline are at risk from a Line 5 spill.
(October 9, 2018 – Ann Arbor, Mich.) – The Great Lakes Business Network (GLBN), comprised of over 100 businesses throughout the Great Lakes, have adopted a position statement in opposition to the Line 5 agreement announced by Governor Snyder on October 3, 2018. That agreement, which was largely developed behind closed doors, grants Enbridge full decision-making power on how to proceed ...[Read More]
February 9th, 2018 Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, Michigan 48909 House of Representatives P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, Michigan 48909 Michigan State Senate P.O. Box 30036 Lansing, Michigan 48909 Dear Governor Snyder, As members of the Great Lakes Business Network (GLBN), which formed around the common goal of protecting the Great Lakes and the blue economy that depends on the health of ou ...[Read More]
Contact: Beth Wallace, Great Lakes Business Network, email@example.com, 734-476-3586 (August 31, 2017) — It’s no secret that summer holiday weekends are great for tourist businesses. As evidence continues to accumulate showing the risks of the pipeline at the Straits of Mackinac, it is also one of the busiest Michigan tourism weekends of the year. Concerned business leaders remind Line ...[Read More]
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]
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]
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]