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Origin & Mission

WORD UP Community Magazine was created in 2003 by D&M Marketing and Publishing, Inc., a company located in Saginaw, Michigan, and founded in 1999 by Dorothy and Mitchell Nickleberry.  We began publication with a key focus on providing uplifting and informative content on a wide range of topics and issues for the benefit of all people in our local community. 

We are an innovative company that desires to impact our local and global communities for the better. We have dedicated and professional team members who strive for the highest degree of excellence in all that they do.


D&M has a vision of creating a magazine that offers insight on leading a successful life, positive perspectives on troubling issues, and advice from real people on real-life issues. We want to provide a unique local and digital advertising venue for media, businesses, schools, universities, service providers, ministries, churches organizations, and more! 

The owners of WORD UP Community Magazine are also the owners of D&M Marketing and Publishing, Inc., which is a marketing & advertising services agency. We want to grow this portion of our business to help organizations and individuals tap into their potential by offering creative services to boost their branding, engagement, and profitability.  

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