Inside Track

Inside Track: Preserving a historical legacy

Rachel Lee, director of East Hills Council of Neighbors, has a passion for the neighborhood she also calls home.

April 15, 2016

Inside Track: Wassink’s wild ride is nowhere near its end

Chicago’s cutthroat advertising world and a little advice from Jeff Foxworthy resulted in Kantorwassink co-founder’s arrival in Grand Rapids.

April 8, 2016

Inside Track: Entrepreneur finds satisfaction in working for others

With two startups of his own, at the moment Spencer Blanchard is more interested in growing someone else’s startup.

April 1, 2016

Inside Track: Attorney is still reaching for the stars

After failing to become an astronaut, Martin Axelrod’s career trajectory has been anything but boring.

March 25, 2016

Inside Track: Former lifeguard immerses himself in new CEO role

From pool lifeguard to executive positions in several cities, Scott Lewis has had a lifelong career with the YMCA.

March 18, 2016

Inside Track: A knack for hospitality blossomed into marketing Tulip City

Sally Laukitis, executive director of Holland CVB, loves the connections that bridge her community and its visitors.

March 11, 2016

Inside Track: Pearson finds the road to success isn’t straight, but it’s always scenic

When designs on architecture didn’t pan out, Tony Pearson turned to real estate. Now he is CAR’s Realtor of the Year.

March 4, 2016

Inside Track: Van Dyke answers the call for nonprofit leadership

Thirty years in banking gives new Heart of West Michigan United Way president an edge.

February 26, 2016

Inside Track: D’Arienzo sees zoos as a way to change the world

The new John Ball Zoo CEO has a lengthy background in the entertainment industry.

February 19, 2016

Inside Track: Bellavance brings hands-on experience to president’s role

KCAD leader relishes the opportunity for ‘real-world’ collaboration between students and the West Michigan business community.

February 12, 2016