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

Local First and Holland Farmers Market hold inaugural tasting event

August 22, 2014
Chefs and farmers are teaming up to create culinary dishes to tantalize community members’ palates at an inaugural event on the lakeshore that will highlight the synergy among local venders, businesses and consumers. Read More

Simulation lab receives grant for medical training equipment

Lab provides training for emergency care workers, med students and residents.

August 22, 2014
The donation of more than $12,000 by a charitable foundation supporting osteopathic medicine will be used to help improve medical students’ and residents’ skills through a simulated experience before seeing actual patients. Read More

Davenport delivers job guarantee

Building the program involved input from 95 employers on what to include.

August 22, 2014
A university is standing behind its programs with the introduction of an employment guarantee program this fall that fosters student effectiveness in their chosen field. Read More

Calvin adds Chinese language education major/minor

State approval results in curriculum that trains students to teach Chinese.

August 22, 2014
To meet the growing demand for Chinese language instruction, a Grand Rapids liberal arts college has become one of the few academic institutions in the state to offer a Chinese language education program. Read More

GRCC offers Homeland Security training course

New class seeks to develop critical thinking skills in emergency situations.

August 22, 2014
A new course offered this fall at a Grand Rapids college will have students and professionals on high alert as they learn how to assess, identify, protect and react to emergency situations. Read More

GRCC toasts area’s philanthropic spirit as it turns 100

College’s ‘100 Ways to Give’ effort incorporates extensive service projects.

August 22, 2014
As Grand Rapids Community College celebrates its 100th birthday, staff and students are participating in service projects to give back to the community. Read More

Declining demographic, better economy impact enrollment

To compete, West Michigan colleges and universities are increasing their recruitment efforts.

August 22, 2014
Students are beginning to take their seats as college classes kick off for the fall semester, but enrollment may face challenges in the future. Read More

WMU students launch SafeSense Technologies with impact sensor

Helmet product is designed to measure concussive blows on gridiron and battlefield.

August 22, 2014
An innovative pressure sensor developed by West Michigan University graduate students can now detect concussive head trauma, with applications both on the playing field and in the battlefield. Read More

RFID maker earns patent for packaging product

August 22, 2014
A radio frequency identification company has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent Office for its packaging product that's designed to improve security and brand authenticity across the entire supply chain. Read More

E-cigarette maker signs Mischa Barton for campaign

August 21, 2014
Actress Mischa Barton will be touring the U.K. countryside to find the next face of “vaping” for a maker of e-cigarettes. Read More