Dave Person

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Dave Person has been a professional journalist for more than 50 years. He was managing editor of the student newspaper at MSU, and was a reporter and copy editor at the Kalamazoo Gazette for nearly 40 years. Dave, originally from Allegan but is now a resident of Cooper Township in Kalamazoo County, officially retired in 2009 but has been a freelance journalist and editor ever since.

Dave's Latest Articles

A series of large, glass greenhouses stands next to an outdoor garden.

‘I now question the food I eat’

KVCC’s Food Innovation Center offers far more than the typical academic experience. Students are taught both the enterprise and values of an industry they want to build, from supporting area farmers to servicing local restaurants and cafeterias to serving those less fortunate. It just won a multi-million-dollar federal grant for that.
Loot Energy founder Jon Elms laughs while holding a can of Loot Energy while sitting on couch with an unnamed woman.

From the gym to gaming to a business idea

Playing video games was supposed to pass time until the pandemic ended and gyms opened back up. Then Jon Elms, a fitness coach, created an energy drink company for gym rats and gamers alike that is expanding beyond Kalamazoo after some help from another local business owner.

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