Inside Track

Inside Track: Barrett matches preferences with his job for a ‘good life’

A star on social media, the founder of Status Creative aims to take his company to the next level.

March 21, 2014

Inside Track: She escaped from working the street on South Division

Leslie F. King, a victim of human trafficking/sexual exploitation, is now helping other women and girls escape to a better life.

March 14, 2014

Inside Track: Kimbrel’s giant contributions come through perseverance

The owner of Painting by Jeff has worked for 30 years to carve out a niche in the community.

March 7, 2014

Inside Track: Rodriguez is comfortable being a voice for West Michigan

Calder Group founder seeks to help shape public policy and infuse clients’ interests at all levels of government.

February 28, 2014

Inside Track: Dégagé executive director feels called to work with homeless

In the 20 years since Marge Palmerlee has been involved with the center, it has turned into a different place altogether.

February 21, 2014

Inside Track: Urban recreation unites his love for city life and the outdoors

Chris Muller was reluctant to move back to Grand Rapids but is discovering a wealth of opportunities here.

February 14, 2014

Inside Track: Upwardly mobile and light on his feet

The new CEO of Genzink Steel is a survivor of Michigan’s auto industry — and a ballroom dance instructor.

February 7, 2014

Inside Track: Charting a path for the future of Opera Grand Rapids

Educating and developing future audiences is high on the list for Executive Director Anne Berquist.

January 31, 2014

Inside Track: Tragedy creates opportunity for Billy Bear Hug Foundation

Charlie Wondergem melds family, business and charitable giving in his definition of success.

January 24, 2014

Inside Track: Berlin puts his mind to clean environmental engineering

Michigan is one of the few states that don’t require licensing for environmental consultants.

January 17, 2014