Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Paul R. Kopenkoskey

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


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

Kathy Crosby spreads goodwill

February 11, 2014
Kathy Crosby only worked for six months at the Navy Exchange in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but it was long enough to give her keen insight into the importance of honoring and respecting other cultures and a diversity of opinions. Read More

Brann’s book keeps business simple

Longtime restaurateur offers tips on a profession he calls ‘tough.’

February 7, 2014
Longtime restaurateur Tommy Brann has pooled his collective entrepreneurial wisdom in a new book titled “Mind Your Own Business.” Read More

C.D. Barnes marks 60 years by staying lean and conservative

Promoting from within and staying debt free top list of priorities.

January 31, 2014
C.D. Barnes Construction is celebrating its 60th anniversary by honoring its legacy and keeping an eye on the future. Read More

Kathleen Vogelsang grows endowment

January 28, 2014
Kathleen Vogelsang excels at working from the ground up. She was hired in 2005 to start the Van Andel Institute Investment Office from scratch, made possible by a generous endowment from Jay and Betty Van Andel’s estate. Read More

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
Throughout West Michigan are hundreds of children battling chronic and terminal diseases who have been given stuffed bears as a source of comfort. Read More