Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Paul Kopenkoskey is a freelance writer for Gemini Publications who resides in Grand Rapids.

ARTICLES

Inside Track: Sprague lives out the pro-life journey he endorses

The local Pregnancy Resource Center is one of the largest in the country with an annual budget of $2 million.

August 22, 2014
Displayed inside Jim Sprague’s office are photos of his three children: Jacob, Madison and Kevin, ages 20, 14 and 11, respectively. Read More

Inside Track: Munger gives men a chance to leave their past behind

The founder of the five-year-old Exodus Place strives to help residents find their purpose in life.

July 18, 2014
Robb Munger was nearly killed when a mortar shell knocked him off of his feet in Honduras, but he was rattled even more when the final payment of a property tax bill came knocking on his door. Read More

Division merchants waiting on Silver Line

Business district is in flux, but new bus line may help.

June 20, 2014
Members of the Division Avenue Business Association say a new bus rapid transit line scheduled to start in August could draw new customers who may not be aware of the eclectic array of businesses that line the retail district. Read More

Inside Track: World Affairs Council opens global window in West Michigan

Dixie Anderson has hosted dignitaries, bestselling authors and presidents from around the world.

June 13, 2014
Dixie Anderson strolled past the security detail assigned to protect then-Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and his wife for a meet-and-greet and afternoon tea at the Amway Grand Plaza. Read More

West Michigan firms see Detroit’s potential

Motor City is becoming more interested in this area’s cultural amenities.

May 23, 2014
Back in the 1930s, 47 Commerce Ave. SW housed an auto repair shop. Read More

Inside Track: A heart for leadership and helping the hungry

Brewster Hamm, president and CEO of Senior Meals, is energized by people, projects and worthy goals.

April 4, 2014
Brewster Hamm knows there are a number of for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations squirming in a mire of problems that threaten their future. Read More

Comic-Con boldly goes into its second year

Convention moves to larger venue, adds more dates.

March 28, 2014
The sophomore year of Grand Rapids Comic-Con is expanding at warp-speed. Read More

Rachel Hood sustains community

March 11, 2014
Rachel Hood, executive director for the West Michigan Environmental Action Council since 2007, is an unapologetic “greenie.” Read More

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
Think of Jared Rodriguez as a policy wonk who has a soft spot for a certain city in Michigan. Read More

Micki Benz cares for message

February 25, 2014
Micki Benz shoulders the overall responsibility for creating and delivering the message for the Mercy Health brand. Read More