Articles by Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Inside Track: Changing people’s lives

Mel Trotter CEO Dennis Van Kampen opts for career in human services after destined for law enforcement career.

November 18, 2016

Inside Track: Building inspiration through perspective

Peter Hugo Baldwin credits family trips, mentors for desire to become architect.

October 21, 2016

Inside Track: Irwin colors outside the lines

‘WGVU Morning Show’ host turns to broadcasting after physical therapy job no longer fulfilled her.

September 23, 2016

Inside Track: Posh Petals grows out of successful home business

Elizabeth Schenk left a job in corporate communications to run her award-winning business full time.

December 5, 2014

Inside Track: Troy Yarbrough is happiest when he’s building something

The CEO of Preferred Construction Group promotes mentorship within the industry.

October 24, 2014

Inside Track: Chef turns his focus to teaching life skills to local youths

Tommy Fitzgerald’s eyes were opened to the importance of community at a very young age.

September 26, 2014

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

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

Division merchants waiting on Silver Line

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

June 20, 2014

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