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Op-Ed: Boosting Business in Kalamazoo Starts With Fixing Our Roads
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Op-Ed: Boosting Business in Kalamazoo Starts With Fixing Our Roads

Local business owner Kim Guess writes about how infrastructure in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, impedes economic activity and decreases safety. Guess describes how an infrastructure project to slow the roads will help local businesses and promote community.

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As a local small business owner, I support the new infrastructure project that will transform one-way roads into two-way roads in downtown Kalamazoo. Not only will it make our roads safer for pedestrians, but it’s going to help local businesses like mine to attract more customers and enhance our community.

After my husband passed from Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2019, I became a single mom overnight. I had to find a way to turn my pain into purpose to provide for our family. So I started a dance group fitness studio, called Guess Who’s Dancing. This was my first business, born from a major life event, to create a space for other women to feel empowered.

The above excerpt was originally published in The 'Gander. Click here to view the full article.

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Kim Guess


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