Marjorie Steele

Marjorie Steele

Marjorie Steele heads marketing and communications for Grand Rapids-based 616 Development and 616 Lofts as the 616 tribe's creative director. Email Marjorie at marjorie at 616development dot com. Follow her on Twitter @creativeonion.

ARTICLES

Forget travel: Grand Rapids is a top destination for business development

March 31, 2014
Last December, the popular and off-the-beaten-track travel website Lonely Planet ranked Grand Rapids and Lake Michigan’s Gold Coast at the top of its “Top 10 U.S. travel destinations for 2014." Read More

What's the bottom-line case for sustainable business?

January 6, 2014
“I believe that business has this wonderful opportunity to change the world for the better. Not because we must, but simply because we can.” Read More

How does 'the new normal' in community banking affect dealmaking?: Part II

November 30, 2013
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, new banking regulations and procedures have dramatically changed the financial market, and there are few industries that have been more impacted than real estate. Read More

Park votes nurture urban life

October 23, 2013
The city of Grand Rapids’ fiscally responsible choices over the last several decades have laid the foundation for economic growth. Thanks to the tough choices of our city leaders and the ingenuity of local businesses, entrepreneurs and advocacy groups, Grand Rapids is not only poised for growth — we’re leading West Michigan’s urban revitalization. Read More

How does 'the new normal' in community banking affect dealmaking?

September 30, 2013
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, new banking regulations and procedures have dramatically changed the financial market, and there are few industries that have been more impacted than real estate. Read More

Does the creative class create urban growth?

April 4, 2013
Urban development heavyweights Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida got in a kerfuffle at The Daily Beast recently over the role of the creative class in urban growth. Read More