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

Is Michigan a startup state?

September 29, 2014
A conversation about growing Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem kicked off a conference Sunday in Grand Rapids — designed to align legislative policies with economic development initiatives in West Michigan. Read More

Start Garden invests $20K more in high school coaching site

September 29, 2014
A web application designed to help high school coaches with player engagement and development has proceeded to the next level of funding from Start Garden. Read More

Agility Health attributes business growth to diversification strategy

Revenues have more than tripled in a decade.

September 26, 2014
With roots in West Michigan, a rehabilitation health care provider is seeing the fruits of its labor realized with $63M in revenue after a decade of developing partnerships and expanding throughout the nation. Read More

National study reflects regional end-of-life care concerns

Communication, advanced planning and a better referral process top the list.

September 26, 2014
To address the need to improve quality and access for end-of-life care across the country, communication and education prove to be pivotal for implementation. Read More

$10M renovation project underway at Freedom Village

September 26, 2014
A retirement community in downtown Holland is receiving some TLC as two construction companies work collaboratively to renovate units in the facility. Read More

GVSU receives $30K grant for brewery safety program

Rapid growth in industry statewide spurs MIOSHA action.

September 26, 2014
A free interactive training module developed by Grand Valley State University for craft brewers has been renewed by a state-funded grant to improve alternative and additional education on safety and health education in the industry. Read More

Initiative targets workforce assessment

More than 30 organizations signed on to implement ACT WorkKeys.

September 26, 2014
A new initiative is leveraging an existing assessment tool in educational and workforce agency procedures to help employers validate job candidates’ work-ready skills. Read More

Startup develops college storage service

September 25, 2014
A startup is delivering space, convenience and "peer-to-peer storage" for college students in search of a little extra closet room. Read More

Startup develops app for local business updates

September 23, 2014
In a world of digital information overload, a startup is aiming to close the communication gap between local businesses and consumers. Read More

Baker College of Muskegon showcases new health care facility

September 19, 2014
Baker College of Muskegon is celebrating the completion of a new $8-million building, which is a “destination” training facility for individuals pursuing the health sciences. Read More