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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. Those local staples are what the West Michigan Woman Readers' Choice Awards are all about.

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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