Village Coffee, Farmhouse Bakery open

ELKHART — Two new businesses, Village Coffee Company and The Farmhouse Bakery & Kitchen, have opened at Southgate Crossing, 27751 C.R. 26. 

Norma Troyer and her family of six had been looking for a business venture that would be of interest to their family and future generations, so they open the Village Coffee Company, according to Southgate Crossing.

Village Coffee Company strives to provide savory coffee and smoothie flavors. It uses locally “air” roasted coffee beans and offers Breakfast Blends to exotic flavors – several of the coffee selections are grown on organic farms. Its best-seller is the Blueberry Muffin coffee. A variety of whole beans are available for those who like to grind their own beans at home. Their Fruit Smoothies are made with “real” frozen fruits in five flavor blends – Strawberry Cream (so far, the favorite), Blueberry, Berry Blast and Tropical Twist. Healthy options are available with Almond or Skim Milk.

The Farmhouse Bakery, opened by the mother and daughter team of Carolyn and Maria Miller, aims to bring a taste of the farm to the barn. Family recipes that have been handed down for generations are used to make desserts, including whoopie pies and breads. Monster Cookies are made with oatmeal and peanut butter and are a family favorite. Old-fashioned sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies are also available. Additional offerings include fruit pies, cinnamon rolls, cakes, fried pies and a variety of breads including white, wheat, apple cinnamon, garlic cheese or cinnamon swirl. Customized cakes and cupcakes are also available.

The Farmhouse prepares a Saturday morning all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, fried taters, farmhouse biscuits and sausage gravy, bacon, sausage links and haystack casserole from 8 to 11 a.m. 

Goshen Hospital adds interventional radiologist

GOSHEN — Board certified interventional radiologist Charles Bower has received a medical staff appointment with the radiology team at Goshen Hospital. He brings nearly two decades of experience to the community. He collaborates with Dr. Justin Lightburn to perform interventional radiology procedures. Both doctors see patients at Goshen Heart & Vascular Center on Tuesday mornings, alongside cardiologists and vascular surgeons.

“Dr. Bower’s training, experience and patient-centered approach to care make him an ideal fit for Goshen Health’s mission to serve our community with high quality, compassionate care,” said Randy Christophel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goshen Health.

Bower’s approach to interventional radiology centers on image-guided techniques to treat medical conditions that previously may have required open surgery. He specializes in peripheral vascular disease, dialysis access maintenance and interventional oncology procedures.

As a member of Radiology Inc., Bower also performs radiology services at Elkhart General Hospital and Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

Away from his medical practice, Bower enjoys endurance sports, triathlon, scuba diving, photography and videography.

He received his Doctor of Medicine from St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Akron in Ohio. Bower completed his radiology residency at University of Illinois/Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago.

KZ expands executive team

SHIPSHEWANA — KZ has announced a restructuring of its executive team.

Sean Andrews has joined KZ as vice president of service operations, effective immediately. He will oversee all after-market operations, including warranty, service repair, parts shipping and customer service, reporting directly to the president. Andrews comes to KZ from Heartland RV, where he held leadership roles in both dealer services and operations. He resides in White Pigeon, Michigan, with his wife and three children.

“Sean brings 15 years of industry experience to this new position, and we are excited to have him on board as we continue to focus on customer care,” said Aram Koltookian, president.

Delbert Miller, KZ’s longtime corporate vice president, has taken on an expanded role as part of the new structure. His focus will include international sales, emerging markets and CKD initiatives, as well as legal affairs. In addition, he oversees safety and OSHA compliance, and remains responsible for campus maintenance and capital expansion projects.

“These new leadership roles will allow KZ to best leverage the talents and strengths we possess as an organization,” Koltookian said.

KZ Recreational Vehicles, a subsidiary of Thor Industries Inc., is headquartered in Shipshewana, and was founded in 1972. It produces several widely recognized brands of recreational vehicles, including Classic, Connect, Durango, Escape, Sportsmen, Sportster and Venom, and Venture RV, including Sonic, Stratus and SportTrek.

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