Inside Track

Inside Track: Cuellar puts the focus squarely on education

The owner of Primera Plastics not only invests in his business, he invests in his employees and their children, as well.

September 11, 2015

Inside Track: ‘Car guy’ builds on entrepreneurial background

John Hoekstra has made a business of connecting sellers and buyers of investment-grade collectible cars.

September 4, 2015

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