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Southwest Michigan's craft beer news from A through W

As Southwest Michigan becomes a hub for craft beer it's tough keeping up with everything that's going on. Jeremy Martin has all the news that's fit to sip from Arcadia Ales through Walldorff Brewpub.

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Creative efforts will keep 'The D's' at work in downtown Kalamazoo

Staff is being cut, budgets are being scrutinized, and organizational streamlining is under way for the entities that have led downtown Kalamazoo for many years. DKI's Steve Deisler talks about what's ahead as "The D's" grapple with plummeting revenues and the imperative for support for a vibrant downtown. 

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Startup Spotlight: Juicy Leaf brings healthy drinks to market

If you're not familiar with cold-pressed juice, the trio behind Juicy Leaf is setting out to change that. Find them at a Farmers Market or special event near you. Kathy Jennings reports.

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A tree climber who branched out as artist and gallery owner

In Celtic lore there are magical islands, lands of peace and eternal life, beyond the ninth wave. Linda Rzoska took the Ninth Wave as the name of her art gallery and studio. Zinta Aistars reports on why the name is fitting.

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How will drones change the way business is done?

Two Southwest Michigan men are integral to a team in Ann Arbor building one of the next big deals in the world of technology. With code they created themselves and years of work, SkySpecs is engineering the future. Kathy Jennings talks with Danny Ellis about the company's work with  unmanned aerial vehicles.

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Kzoo Uncaged tells the stories of the people who make Kalamazoo better

It's a rare occasion when two people in one week tell you: "You have to do a story on these people." That's what happened with Kzoo Uncaged. Turns out this trio of co-workers at Maestro are blogging for the love of Kalamazoo. Kathy Jennings has the story. 

Sarah Lee, director of marketing for Greenleaf Hospitality Group

TEDxKalamazoo offers up ideas to act on

If you care about ideas you know about TED talks. TEDx events are indepently organized and often reflect the flavor of the community. If you missed the recent event in downtown Kalamazoo here are some of the ideas that organizers hope will inspire you to action.

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A horse trainer with a healing touch

Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy sends a healing pulse through an area of the body experiencing pain. The results are something that keeps bringing people back to Erin McElmurry. Zinta Aistars has the story on the owner of Every Stride Dressage. 

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Innovation Center invites the world to online expo

Scientists are busy people, many of whom don't have time to travel. So the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center decided to reach them where they can be found, behind their computers. Kathy Jennings reports on the virtual tour of the life science incubator. 

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Parked curbside, trucks offer food served quickly, not fast food

Food trucks have been legal for a year now in the Kalamazoo area and the vehicles are developing a following around town. Zinta Aistars talks to those who have been bringing food to the people. 
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Local food offerings rise with opening of new bakery

Traditional Irish scones and cakes are just two of the goods that are attracting customers downtown to the new location of the Victorian Bakery, its first retail setting.
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