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Family businesses often boast second- or even third-generation retailers, but far up in the north country of Michigan, a small-town furniture/electronics/appliances operation is being run by the fourth (and sometimes fifth, when the kids put in some hours) generations of the Kirkish family. “I’d love to keep it going for the next generation,” says Kirkish Furniture’s Vice President, Chris. “That’s really my biggest goal, to expand and keep up afloat. We’ve been very lucky so far.” The current Kirkish family store, a 32,000 square feet showroom in a town with a population of 8,000, has been open since 1995. But Chris says

Congratulations have continued to pour in for those chosen for Dealerscope’s 40 Under 40. Reader Doug Robert praised Mike Sajecki of DDG Florida as a “Consummate pro. Strong customer and manufacturer support.” Ami Wright also praised Sajecki and his team as “are excellent at prompt follow up and taking care of dealers. Mike has tremendous enthusiasm and balances strong professionalism with down-to-earth relationship skills.” Writing from North Dehli in India, Tej Prakash congratulated Samir Bajaj of Sony on his inclusion, calling it “a very big achievement [in] your life.” There also continues to be much interest in the ongoing format war between

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