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

WMU’s aviation capital outlay receives endorsement

Labor council backs plan for $19M expansion using state appropriation.

October 17, 2014
A university nationally recognized for its aeronautics program is pursuing state funding for a $19 million expansion and renovation project for its aviation facility to accommodate projected industry growth for maintenance technicians. Read More

Davenport launches online competency-based MBA degree

Program puts more emphasis on business experience than classroom time.

October 17, 2014
Business professionals interested in earning an MBA can now be graded based on their proficiency of material rather than time spent in a classroom. Read More

Muskegon Chamber aims to keep cash in community

October 17, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Repurposing a local tradition, a lakeshore chamber of commerce is bringing its gift certificate program to an online platform to keep cash in the community. Read More

Online strategy is essential element of education

Colleges say student-faculty engagement and assessment tools contribute to success.

October 17, 2014
The online platform for education is a tool academic institutions can use to meet the needs and expectations of their students in an increasingly data-driven world, while providing an opportunity for nontraditional students or professionals to pursue a higher education. Read More

Northwood incorporates cohort approach in online MBA program

It’s the same process the university uses in its traditional advanced-degree classes.

October 17, 2014
A business school is adding a new MBA program to its repertoire with the launch of a fully integrated online curriculum for students in January. Read More

Architecture firm moves into university business park

October 16, 2014
An architecture and engineering firm is the newest tenant at a university’s business park in the region. Read More

Agility Health names VP of IT

October 16, 2014
The new vice president of information technology at Agility Health has more than 30 years of sales and software experience and will lead a widespread product release. Read More

Hospital opens urgent care center

October 15, 2014
A hospital has opened a second urgent care center to combat projected increases in non-essential visits to the emergency room during a physician shortage. Read More

Consulting firm produces Meet the Franchisors

October 15, 2014
A consulting firm is hosting an event downtown on Thursday for anyone interested in becoming a franchisee of a local or national franchise. Read More

Startup develops subscription service for guitarists

October 14, 2014
A subscription-based startup is trying to hit the right note with guitarists. Read More