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In May 2011, Jason Kinzler passed away while running the Fifth Third River Bank Run. A pillar of health and fitness and a dedicated family man, Jason left behind his wife Kristi and three young children, ages 10, 8 and 6.

From surfing and endurance competitions to starting her own business, Carrie Papke has always been one to try something new and dive head-first into the unknown. Even while growing up—despite not having any immediate active military ties beyond two grandparents who served—she always knew she wanted to do the same.

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"Did I make a difference today? Did I show up in the way I needed to? Did my actions reflect my character?"

What makes a community? Undoubtedly, the magic comes from its people. Our lives wouldn't be what they are without the stellar local establishments found around every corner of West Michigan, from the newly-founded to the well-established and everything in between.

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