Jesse O'Brien is a former Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who most recently covered startups, economic development, banking and finance, health care, sports business and city government.
Executive director of Alano Club uses personal experience with drug abuse to help those in need of sobriety.
October 13, 2017
When Kevin O’Neill-Boehm tells the story of how he got to the Alano Club of Kent County, he punctuates it with a five-word phrase that becomes more unbelievable with each use. Read More
Michigan Blood CEO’s first job was running a 100-bed hospital at the age of 25.
Jim Wilson comes by his passion for health care honestly. Read More
Over the last five years, the region’s largest employer has ponied up $160M for construction costs.
Ever since the merger of Butterworth Health System and Blodgett Memorial Medical Center two decades ago, a union that eventually would beget the region’s largest employer, Spectrum Health System has been synonymous with West Michigan’s status as a health care destination. Read More
Grand Action Committee co-chairs John Canepa, Dick DeVos and David Frey are retiring from their roles within the organization at the end of the year, effectively sidelining the business-based nonprofit that has been the catalyst for more than $3.5 billion in downtown economic development and was instrumental in Grand Rapids’ growth over the past 25 years. Read More