Rachel Weick

Rachel Weick

Rachel Weick is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers health care, economic development, higher education, startups, human resources and lakeshore. Email Rachel at rweick at grbj dot com. Follow her on Twitter @RachelJean14

ARTICLES

Public airs support, concerns over Metro/CHS deal

May 1, 2015
The proposed Metro Health affiliation with CHS prompted widespread support, as well as some concern, at a recent hearing included in the Attorney General’s review process. Read More

GVSU creates $730M ripple effect

May 1, 2015
Based on an annual study examining the economic benefit of its presence in the region, Grand Valley State University generated roughly $730 million in the 2013-2014 academic year. Read More

Software firm invests $2.9M in expansion, 33 jobs

April 29, 2015
A software development firm is investing $2.9 million to move into a larger space down the street and create roughly 33 new jobs. Read More

Medical diagnostics startup opens lab for first product

April 29, 2015
A venture capital-backed medical diagnostics startup has opened a lab to roll out its test to help clinicians detect prostate cancer in patients. Read More

West Michigan schools rank among 'Green Colleges' in US

April 28, 2015
A trio of colleges in the region have scored high enough to be considered some of the nation’s “Green Colleges.” Read More

Mobile shopping app secures $900K in funding

April 28, 2015
The startup behind a mobile shopping app has closed a $900,000 pre-Series A financing round that was led by a local early stage venture capital fund. Read More

Title insurance firm moves into downtown

April 27, 2015
A title insurance firm based on the state’s east side has expanded into downtown to meet the needs of a growing commercial real estate client base. Read More

Muskegon creates business resource group

New entity’s goal is to connect businesses with development opportunities.

April 24, 2015
Four lakeshore-based agencies have launched an outreach program to coordinate the delivery of services offered by resource partners in the state providing opportunities and tools for Muskegon businesses. Read More

Inside Track: Cultivating STEM excitement in young students

Keli Christopher’s ‘recreational’ Mind Boggle programming focuses on fun, hands-on science for kids.

April 24, 2015
Keli Christopher is sparking students’ interest in science and math through recreational STEM programming to better prepare them for college and beyond. Read More

Davenport University launches Master of Accountancy

April 24, 2015
A new graduate level program beginning this fall will embrace the diversity of the accounting field while preparing students for competency exams using a curriculum tailored to specific areas of study. Read More