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La Vie en Orange owner Kori Jock

Kori Jock's undies business creates a party in your pants

Blend a sassy style with lots of cheekiness, and deeply rooted personal values, especially environmental sustainability, and you have the high-energy Kori Jock's La Vie en Orange, which turns T-shirts into hand-made underwear designed to make you happy. 

Ben Hooper, left, Carol Zombro, and Brishen Miller

The Bard in the park, on wheels, with Fancy Pants

Shakespeare wrote that all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. Fancy Pants Theater want to make sure all local parks are a stage, if not the world (not yet, anyway). Zinta Aistars checks in with the principals of the theater troupe.

Borgess Health Park, Battle Creek

Borgess celebrates opening of Health Care Park in Battle Creek

On 21 acres of rolling wooded land in a park-like setting that’s close to I-94 and M-66, Borgess has opened its latest facility: Borgess Health Park. Jane Parikh finds out what it means for the community.

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Corner Records leaves the corner; returns as Satellite Records

Goodbye, Corner Records. Hello, Satellite Records. The shop at the corner of the shopping center on West Main Hill is moving closer to it customer base in the Vine Neighborhoods. 

Jacque Eatmon, Great Start Collaborative coordinator

Dream Big Start Small says 'Your child deserves pre-K'

Because it's critical to reach children as early a possible if they are to be ready for school there is a new initiative called Dream Big, Start Small. Zinta Aistars has the story.

Ben Fleckenstein, Ryan Sylvester, and Trevor Klimek

Michigan mead makers turn simple recipe into complex tastes

An ancient drink is making a modern comeback. In a state that can't get enough craft brew, Mead is finding its own niche. Michigan is now one of the top producers of the drink that depends on bees.

Dawn Soltysiak, resident artist at Khnemue Studio

Farm fresh art and artisan foods in Fennville

An art gallery and specialty grocery store in downtown Fennville, is part of the creative package that Dawn Soltysiak offers. At her farm, her kiln is solar powered and there's more space for other artists' works. Zinta Aistars has the story.

Jen Randall, President of Maestro

Jen Randall directs Maestro through period of steady growth

Maestro started out as an e-learning company and has turned into a custom software company serving the likes of Facebook and Dannon Yogurt. Jen Randall talks to Startup Grind about what that transition was like and where the company may go from here.

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Fear and loathing at Mackinac, or How I learned to stop worrying and love the Policy Conference

Aspiring young leaders learn the art of the deal on Mackinac Island. 

Shane Farlin, Hogzilla Food Truck

Veteran wants to help other vets with Hogzilla food truck

All Shane Farlin ever wanted to be was a soldier. When he was wounded in battle he no longer had that option. Now he has a mission again and it's helping veterans by giving them the same kind of help that saved his life. A job.

Francois Moyet of Energiestro

The quest for energy that is truly renewable

Solar, wind turbine, fly wheel. The first two are what people usually think of when they think renewable energy. Andre Gennesseaux is going beyond the usual. 

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Marshall and Detroit learn from one another

What 1,300 downtown professional are learning from Detroit this week, and what Detroit can learn from them. Mainstreet Marshall was there, Natalie Burg reports.

Local Canned Beers

To can or not to can is no longer a craft brew quandry

You can bring cans to the beach, to the golf course, you can take them hiking. Cans can go a lot of places you can’t take bottles. So why do some craft beer lovers resist? Jeremy Martin has the story.

Silvia, left, and Erin Kane Owners of El Inka

Long journey from Peru to Kalamazoo ends in success with Mamita's recipes

As the only Peruvian restaurant in Southwest Michigan, the owners of El Inka Peruvian Bistro were not prepared for just how popular it would be the minute they opened the doors. Zinta Aistars has the story, and the fascinating back-story.

1000 Books Program at Kalamazoo Library.

Story about 1,000 books has a happy ending

If you were writing the book of a child's life wouldn't you like it to have a happy ending? Every day more children are signing up for a Kalamazoo Public Library program intended to give them a life that includes loving the reading of books. 
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