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

Build-a-thon challenges to re-imagine Muskegon Heights

Muskegon Might is designed to inject investment and hope into the downtown area.

July 3, 2015
A new two-day event challenges teams of professionals to redesign architectural structures in downtown Muskegon Heights to bring health and economic vitality back to the city. Read More

Inside Track: Engaging the community

Jesse Bernal’s commitment to inclusion and equity stems from his experiences growing up in a small town in southern Texas.

July 3, 2015
Jesse Bernal recognizes it is the impact of the individual that provides direct meaning for his commitment to social justice. Read More

Summit encourages West Michigan to rethink dementia

National thought leaders gather in GR to discuss innovative programming.

July 3, 2015
More than 120 community members and leaders from health care, business, philanthropy, education and research gathered at a day-long inaugural summit recently to envision and foster a collaborative and dementia-friendly culture in West Michigan. Read More

Children’s Healing Center provides germ-free space

First-of-its-kind concept is in the midst of a capital campaign and hopes to open in September.

July 3, 2015
West Michigan will welcome a new addition to the field of health care this fall when the first recreational center for children with weak immune systems opens its doors. Read More

City plans $11M redevelopment of arena

July 3, 2015
After an anonymous donation of roughly $2 million, a city in the region has announced its plan to redevelop an iconic structure in its downtown. Read More

Plastics maker invests $14M in expansion

July 2, 2015
A maker of plastic parts for multiple industries is planning to expand its plant in the area and create 54 jobs. Read More

Kent County requests bids for downtown building

July 1, 2015
Kent County has put a downtown building up for sale after identifying it is not being used to its fullest potential. Read More

$50K competition calls for business plans

July 1, 2015
A county in the region is building on recent entrepreneurial momentum with a business plan pitch competition. Read More

West Michigan companies rank on Fortune 500

June 30, 2015
Four West Michigan companies are standing among the nation’s Fortune 500. Read More

Software maker closes $4.6M in funding

June 29, 2015
A maker of IT management software has closed a $4.6-million Series A round to fund product development, growing demand and international operations. Read More