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    WMed Dean Paula Termuhlen overlooking downtown Kalamazoo from the seventh floor of the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.

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    Paula Termuhlen WMed’s new leader is committed to diversity and skilled at building it
  • encore-magazine-feature-bell-sept-21 'It's Been Quite a Story' Larry Bell has changed beer for the better
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    Musician and comedian Stephen Lynch

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    Live Again At Last Stephen Lynch is touring again and thinking about his legacy
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    A group of riders organized by Pedal passes through downtown Kalamazoo on a Thursday night ride.

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    Bitten by the Biking Bug Groups, civic leaders work to make area more bike-friendly
  • encore-magazine-feature-hidden-plain-sight-june-21 Hidden in Plain Sight Look closer or you might miss these great SW Michigan sights
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    Marc Schupan’s family is very involved in the business, from left: sons Jacob and Jordan, Marc’s wife Jeanne, Marc, daughter Shayna Schupan-Barry and son-in-law John Barry.

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    ‘THE BEST ARMY’ Don’t even try to give Marc Schupan credit for his company’s phenomenal growth and success. He won’t let you.
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    Gabriel Giron in his Kalamazoo home.

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    A Storyteller’s Next Chapter After a year of devastating losses, Gabriel Giron forges forward with passion and purpose
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    Ian Gorman at the mixing board in the recording engineer's booth of La Luna Recording and Sound.

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    ‘Sonic Mad Scientist’ Ian Gorman helps artists make music and find their voice
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'It's Been Quite a Story'Larry Bell has changed beer for the better
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Musician and comedian Stephen Lynch

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Live Again At LastStephen Lynch is touring again and thinking about his legacy

What's Happening in SW Michigan

Up Front

History and mystery abound in local cemeteries
Park yourself at one of these county gems
Have a hammock? Here are five great spots to hang out

Good Works

Newcomers Club has connected women for 80 years
Collaborative results in new book aimed at second–graders
SHARE’s new director works for ‘real change’ in Kalamazoo

Savor

New locations, growth for local craft brewers
Gull Lake Distilling Co. transforms iconic Galesburg theater
Craving's Deli serves up authentic Asian foods

Enterprise

Rescued Metals is heaven for repurposers and DIYers
Data and tech company expands during pandemic
Pandemic forces partners to ‘pivot’ to new enterprises

Arts

More Arts for our readers
Sandy Bremer has gone from treading the boards to teaching
Gavan brothers at core of Guitar UP!’s retro sound

Back Story

Owner, The Heritage Company Architectural Salvage & Supply
Bike Friendly Kalamazoo
Backyard Beekeeper

SPECIAL SECTION

GreenLeaf Trust
MileStone Senior Services