Inside Track

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

Inside Track: Comerica’s new regional manager sets sights on mentoring leaders

Debra Van Hevele worked her way from teller window to corporate suite on the strength of lasting relationships.

February 5, 2016

Inside Track: A championing voice for the aging population

As associate state director of community outreach with AARP, Jennifer Muñoz advocates for senior initiatives.

January 29, 2016

Inside Track: Even a spy couldn’t uncover Lister’s latest film role

GR actor has a part in ‘Batman v Superman,’ but he can’t say a word about it.

January 22, 2016

Inside Track: Non-beer drinker Schaafsma is happy to build breweries

A timely encounter put contractor on the right path for Grand Rapids’ burgeoning beverage industry.

January 15, 2016

Inside Track: Shoveling snow uncovers a thirst for business

As owner of The Apartment Lounge, Bob Johnson maintains its welcoming atmosphere, as well as its generous philanthropy.

January 8, 2016