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Amy Waugaman of Boatyard Brewery

Women changing the 'boys club' nature of craft brew businesses

Not only do women like to drink craft beer, they also like to make it, and make places to make it. Jeremy Martin talks with some of those women.

Cathy Halinski, left, and Dulcee Boehm

Cheese brings smiles for Evergreen Lane Farm & Creamery

In the past decade goat cheese has been one of the fastest growing cheeses in the specialty food product market. Michigan has more 1,000 reported milk goat operations. Zinta Aistars talks with the cheese makers at Evergreen Lane Farm & Creamery, where milk from goats (and cows) comes about through a cooperative effort.

Stacy Burdette, Founder of Hacker Gals

Women get a place of their own to hack away

Creativity has a new home in Kalamazoo. It's the makerspace hosted by Hacker Gals. Founder Stacy Burdette talks with Jane Parikh about what they're up to.

Progress on early stage irrigation tubing installation.

Of Kale and Capital: How greens grow year round

The air is cold and the snow is deep, but inside the hoop houses at Green Garden Community Farm the greens are growing. Donna McClurkan talks to Trent and Ruthie Thompson about their year round operation and the slow money that made it possible. 

Blanca Cardoza Owner of Fiesta by Blanca

Fiesta by Blanca a local salsa that's in demand

Salsa has overtaken ketchup as the No. 1 condiment in the land. And Blanca Cardoza is finding the marketplace for her salsa, Fiesta by Blanca, is wide open. Zinta Aistars talks with the budding entrepreneur about the appeal of the spicy condiment that updates family recipes to reflect today's tastes.

Lindsey Pompileo, Owner of Cupcake Zoo

How sweet it is at The Cupcake Zoo

Lindsey Pompileo caught the cupcake food trend right in time. Now her business, The Cupcake Zoo, is rising like heated batter in the oven. Zinta Aistars reports on how it all came to be.

Jeremiah Smith

An entrepreneur with more than a good idea

From a blighted property at the center of Hartford, Jeremiah Smith is building businesses based on others' need to clean.

Kevin Romeo of Rhino Media

Rhino Media: Crashing about till you make it

What does it take to grow a company like Rhino Media? Its customers like the combination of professionalism and fun. At Startup Grind, Kevin Romeo talks about the importance of delivering what you promised. 

The Three Sisters

Three Sistas in the Kitchen have a family recipe for success

Three Sistas in the Kitchen is the restaurant family built and the community demanded. Zinta Aistars has the story.

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A peek behind the scenes at Kalamazoo Beer Week

If the brewers are the stars of Kalamazoo Brew Week then the businesses behind them are the star makers. Jeremy Martin talks with people making sure the local craft beer industry prospers and grows.
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