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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

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