Inside Track

Inside Track: Cohen helps organizations in their time of need

Consultant strives to bring the best of herself to someone else’s battle.

August 28, 2015

Inside Track: A calling to work with children and youth

Jim Paparella, the new head of D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s, says Kent is not like any other county in Michigan.

August 21, 2015

Inside Track: Creating meaningful public spaces for everyone

As Grand Rapids’ new Parks & Rec director, David Marquardt wants to be thoughtful about where funds will be spent.

August 14, 2015

Inside Track: Blue-collar housing and strong work ethic are nice fit

John Bitely’s ‘never give up’ farmer’s mindset saw his Sable Homes through the Great Recession.

August 7, 2015

Inside Track: Coaching the basics on and off the court

Jim McGannon’s youth sports organization focuses on the kids and learning athletic skills, rather than on competition.

July 31, 2015

Inside Track: Crafting a long and successful career

Establishing the North American office of Create and Craft has been a whirlwind of activity for Ray Shelgosh, with more in store.

July 24, 2015

Inside Track: Focused beyond the tragedy

Stephen Cohle’s interest in forensic pathology led him to accept the job of Kent County deputy medical examiner in 1982.

July 17, 2015

Inside Track: Perspective makes ownership easier for Kirkwood-Hall

Trader of the Year award winner overcame personal tragedy to buy and run a family business.

July 10, 2015

Inside Track: Engaging the community

Jesse Bernal’s commitment to inclusion and equity stems from his experiences growing up in a small town in southern Texas.

July 3, 2015

Inside Track: Kelly helps underdogs to become achievers

Recognizing rock bottom propels single mom to new professional heights.

June 26, 2015