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

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

Hospital opens employee-funded suites

August 20, 2014
An employee fundraising team has helped complete the last piece of a hospital’s expansion and renovation. Read More

Kellogg releases diversity report

August 20, 2014
Kellogg has released a report that spotlights its efforts to create a diverse workforce and supply chain. Read More

Startup develops personal assistant app

August 19, 2014
A startup is developing a mobile app to take the time out of time management. Read More

School partners to teach 'real-world skills'

August 18, 2014
An online charter school is partnering with several organizations to teach “real-world skills” to students this fall. Read More

Davenport’s Master of Urban Education includes clinical model

Partnership with GRPS puts students in front of classrooms right away.

August 15, 2014
To address the concerns of the effectiveness of urban school educators, a Grand Rapids university is launching a graduate program this fall incorporating a practical application to change the model of how future teachers are prepared. Read More

Religious affiliation can act as a buffer for companies

GVSU study finds customers were more forgiving of a service failure.

August 15, 2014
Consumers are likely to cut some slack for companies with a religious affiliation, according to a study led by a West Michigan professor. Read More

Free academy introduces users to web development

August 12, 2014
There is a new batch of website builders and programmers ready to contribute to West Michigan’s tech industry. Read More

Startup develops social-polling app

August 11, 2014
A pair of Hope College students is developing a photo-based mobile app for indecisive people. Read More