Lake Michigan

Amid Newly Surfaced Easement Violations, Great Lakes Business Leaders Call for a Shut Down of Line 5

Amid Newly Surfaced Easement Violations, Great Lakes Business Leaders Call for a Shut Down of Line 5

Up to 700 miles of Great Lakes shoreline are at risk from a Line 5 spill.

Great Lakes Business Network Opposes Gov. Snyder’s Latest Enbridge Deal, Calls for an Immediate Plan to Shut Down Line 5.

Great Lakes Business Network Opposes Gov. Snyder’s Latest Enbridge Deal, Calls for an Immediate Plan to Shut Down Line 5.

(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]

Labor Day and Line 5: Business owners say an oil spill at the Straits of Mackinac would devastate tourism industry

Labor Day and Line 5: Business owners say an oil spill at the Straits of Mackinac would devastate tourism industry

Contact: Beth Wallace, Great Lakes Business Network, glbnconnect@gmail.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]

The Crude Facts – Line 5

Author: Werkman Outfitters We are proud to be associated with Patagonia, Bell’s Brewery, Brewery Vivant, and many other great businesses, in the Great Lakes Business Network in our efforts to shut down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinaw.  Line 5 is owned by Enbridge and is beyond its useful life.  If a spill were to occur in the Straits, it would have a negative effect on the environment and the lo ...[Read More]

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]