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“If I was out sick, she could come in (to one of the stores) and run it,” Copeland says of her youngest.

Making a marketplace In 2016, Copeland took her trendspotting skills outdoors. Her vendors and customers had told her about a new trend of “marketplaces,” where individual business owners set up booths to sell their antiques, consignments and handcrafted items. People are “hungry for what is up and coming,” Copeland says, and nothing like that existed in the Kalamazoo area. Copeland put on two KalamazooKitty Marketplace events last year — in May and October — at the Kalamazoo Speedway. With more than 100 booths and a dozen food trucks, the events drew thousands of people, she says. Vendors with all types of wares sell items at KalamazooKitty.

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