Inside Track

Inside Track: Making certain all young girls can see the possibilities

Gloria Lara finds her challenge in bringing Girl Scouts to new populations where it is not a tradition.

September 13, 2013

Inside Track: Gillespie’s crowning achievement: businesses supporting each other

African-American entrepreneur looks to make a difference in Grand Rapids’ minority business scene.

September 6, 2013

Inside Track: Mark Frost helps connect students to future careers

Leading West Michigan businesses cast their lot with GRPS Center of Innovation job-readiness program.

August 30, 2013

Inside Track: Lifelong career reflects growing interest in Oriental medicine

Craig Houchen came to Grand Rapids eight years ago to practice acupuncture at the Wege Institute for Mind, Body and Spirit.

August 23, 2013

New Preferred CU will cover 28 counties

Grand Valley Co-op and Preferred Federal combined will have more than 24,000 members.

August 9, 2013

Inside Track: Song of home draws Dubault back to Norton Shores

West Michigan Symphony’s manager first had to learn the tunes before singing the organization’s virtues.

August 2, 2013

Inside Track: Rachel Hood leads fight for a sustainable community

Little steps, like replacing foam coffee cups, started WMEAC’s executive director on her career path.

July 26, 2013

Inside Track: Stanitzek never lost his taste for the family business

Time away from Frank’s Market helped the current GM develop a well-rounded career in meats.

July 19, 2013

Inside Track: Gumshoe in high heels enjoys educating businesspeople

Complete Investigations, Kimberly Downey’s private investigation firm, will be 10 years old next year.

July 12, 2013

Inside Track: A community of support for writers of all ages

Lori Slager’s The Sparrows coffee shop and her nonprofit Creative Youth Center both provide spaces where writing is encouraged.

July 5, 2013