Tobacco Free Campus Initiative

Over the past year we have taken on several initiatives to make it easier for employees to live healthy lifestyles at work; giving out FitBits and holding monthly wellness challenges. We, as a business invested in our community, and an employer invested in our team, want to start off the year with another healthy initiative. As of January 1, 2017 we are a smoke free, tobacco free, and vapor free campus.

We Care About Our Team and Our Customers:

There is no safe level of secondhand smoke for employees, and no safe period of time for exposure. When employees breathe secondhand smoke, it is as if they are smoking. Breathing secondhand smoke at work increases chances of getting lung cancer by 20 – 30% and it damages the lining of blood vessels, changes which can cause a heart attack. Workers who smoke have more accidents than nonsmokers on the job, and smoking contributes to the risk of fire and explosion.

Smoking contributes toward absenteeism and lost productivity. Employees who smoke are absent from work 50% more often than those who don’t smoke.

To promote a safe and healthy environment for the Company’s employees, customers, and visitors, the use of tobacco products is not allowed anywhere inside or in areas surrounding company facilities, including company vehicles, parking lots, and personal vehicles in company parking lots. You may not begin using tobacco/nicotine products until you are off company property and you must extinguish the dispose of all products before returning to company property.

Winter Is Coming

With colder weather comes dangerous roads, make sure you’re prepared for any situation this winter by keeping an emergency kit in your car! These items are easy to find and can come in handy:

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Jumper Cables

Flashlight & Batteries

Road Flares

Extra Winter Gear (gloves, hat, blanket)

Ice Scraper & Brush

A First Aid Kit

Bottled Water & Dry Food Snacks

Tire Pressure Gauge

Tire Changing Jack


If you’d rather purchase a kit, stop in and we’ll order one for your specific vehicle. They includes:

Bungee Cords


A Cotton Rag


Fuse Kit

Multi-bit Screwdriver

PVC Insulation Tape

Rain Poncho

Slip Joint Pliers

Tire Pressure Gauge

Local Business Feature: Beautifully Unique


Beautifully Unique is a full service Mastectomy Boutique, carrying an extensive line of Post-Operative Camisoles, Mastectomy Bras, Breast Forms, Bathing Suits, Sleepwear, Scarves, Hats, Purses and so much more.

While their warm and inviting store is filled with bras and accessories for every type of woman, not just those affected by breast cancer, the “so much more” is really their specialty.

Beautifully Unique is owned and operated by Helena Borski (Certified Mastectomy Fitter), along with her partners Debbie Laure (Certified Mastectomy Fitter), and 21-year inflammatory cancer survivor, Debbie Hnilo (BOC Certified Mastectomy Fitter). Having a staff who know what it’s like to go through breast cancer makes for a welcoming and safe experience for their patrons.


As you walk in you’re greeted by the Hope Net, a growing art piece made up of ribbons tied as a symbol of reflection and remembrance.hope net.jpg

The women at Beautifully Unique make it known that this is a safe space for all those affected by breast cancer to come and feel pretty, and their certified fitters are able to measure and fit you for your needs. “Having a fitting can be a very intimate situation,” Debbie Laure, Retail Manager of Beautifully Unique explains, “so we have private fitting rooms for our guests. We want to make sure our spaces are accommodating to every type of client.” The spacious and cozy fitting rooms are equipped with places for guests as well as multiple mirrors for personal viewing.

Beautifully Unique also provides pieces for those in need that have been donated by the community; as well as hosting support groups for the community to share stories and create relationships.

Beautifully Unique holds support groups for Women Cancer Partners every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM at their store at 2004 Inverway Ct. Kalamazoo, MI 49009.

They will also be having a support group for all area groups Thursday, October 20th at 6pm at their store. They will be providing dinner and desserts!


Shown above from left to right: Debbie Laure (Retail Manager), Debbie Hnilo (BOC Certified Mastectomy Fitter, Helena Borski (Owner)

Beautifully Unique Links:

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Local Business Feature: Access Medical

Access Medical

Access Medical provides durable medical equipment and supplies to patients and customers in southwest Michigan. The company is located in Kalamazoo and is locally owned and operated by Bob Brown. Bob grew up in Kalamazoo and has strong ties to the community.

The company sells and rents durable medical equipment and supplies including: wheelchairs, hospital beds, oxygen, nebulizers, CPAP equipment, walkers and other rehabilitation supplies, diabetic supplies, and wound care supplies. Access Medical competes in a highly competitive environment and succeeds by offering a high level of customer service along with high quality products to patients and customers. The company has a friendly and knowledgeable staff of fourteen and a fleet of four delivery vans.

“Our Mission is to provide patients in the greater Kalamazoo area with quality durable medical equipment and supplies (DMEPOS) while maintaining a strong
commitment to excellence.”


Pictured: Mike VanDyken, Jim Aulds, Bob Brown, and Matt Conchran.

From Broken to Brand New: What Our Body Shop Can Do For You

DeNooyer Chevrolet Body Shop has been part of the DeNooyer Automotive
Family since the start of the company 73 years ago, and has the experience and quality
to prove it. Whether it’s for scratches on your car or a total reconstruction, they have the
training and technology to get the job done. Our technicians have up to date training
through GM, ICAR, and ASE, as well as modern equipment to be able to solve any
issue with ease.
Our body shop also offers a seamless process for it’s guests. If your car is in
need of minor repairs you can simply bring the car in for an estimate and schedule your
repairs; after that, our technicians take car of the rest; because of our onsite auto body
and repair shop as well as our service drive, our technicians have the ability to send
cars to service for oil changes or any other needed service they may find while repairing
your vehicle. Having trained eyes on your car while it’s in has its benefits because you
may not notice something is wrong with your car until it is diagnosed. We will also know
of any recalls that may need updating, making your car as safe as possible, for as long
as possible.

If your car is in need of a more extensive repair and you can’t drive it in, we can
arrange to have it towed in. Hertz and Enterprise will come here! Additionally, we will
work directly with insurance companies to create a pain-free process. We also provide a
van for courtesy pickup and drop off. If you’ve got a busy day and can’t wait for a pick up
we also have a rental car department that can put you in a car and get you on with your
day. You’ll be able to relax with the peace of mind that you’re getting the best service
and care for your car with a process that eliminates the hard work for you.

Finally, one of the greatest distinctions of our body shop is that we will price
match aftermarket and LKQ parts with genuine GM parts. GM matched parts and
OEM’s (original equipment materials) are better quality parts that have a better fit for
your car because they were made for your car.
DeNooyer Chevrolet’s body shop is open 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday through
Friday and stays open late on Wednesdays until 8:00 PM. Feel free to stop in and check
out our current specials and offers. Remember, we don’t just fix Chevys, we fix