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Southwest Michigan2017-12-27T17:58:24-05:00

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Regional Feature: Lutz Construction

For this on-the-go family, the 1.5-acre parcel located near their boat slip in Southwest Michigan is the perfect rural respite. When the homeowners could not find exactly what they wanted to purchase, they decided to build, and highly recommended, award-winning Lutz Construction fulfilled every wish.

Building Community: All Species Kinship

Since 2001, All Species Kinship in Battle Creek has rescued injured and orphaned wildlife and domestic animals, treating trauma cases at their specialty clinic. In accordance with its mission to live in harmony with all species to the best of our abilities, the nonprofit assesses and responds to at least 500 wildlife calls a year.

Focus On: MI Jerky Company

Fayling began working on the next steps: a sales plan, website, and recipes. He already enjoyed creating his beef jerky, so now it was time to step it up. He had done extensive research before leaving his job, so things fell into place pretty quickly.

Read and Write Kalamazoo – RAWK

This timely, fundamental proclamation is included in the mission statement of Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK), a nonprofit association that has championed the cause since 2012. And their method of achieving social justice and inclusion is unique: they celebrate and amplify youth voices.

Focus On: Satellite Records

According to manager Mike Evans, vinyl has taken over as the biggest-selling music format since the 1980s. He says it is about the music for many, but even more than that, it is about the uniqueness of the album artwork and the slightly imperfect sounds of listening to music on vinyl.

Open Doors Kalamazoo

Open Doors Kalamazoo’s mission notes that establishing a residence is necessary for a healthy, productive life. The nonprofit is building a community of people who are overcoming homelessness not only through housing, but also through relationships, employment, education, and sobriety in response to God’s love for all.

Focus On: Heilman’s Nuts & Confections

From the old bones of a remodeled Sinclair gas station, Heilman’s Nuts & Confections has been serving the Kalamazoo community with delightful treats since 1988. Carefully curated nuts from the US and Brazil are roasted on the premises, and a wide selection of handmade white, milk, and dark chocolates fill several glass cases.

 

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