Jesse O'Brien

Jesse O'Brien

Jesse O'Brien is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers startups, economic development, banking and finance, health care, sports business and city government. Email Jesse at jesseo at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @jesseobrien

ARTICLES

Competitive advantage fuels medical packager

Packaging Compliance Labs co-founders use prior experience in field to serve current clients.

June 23, 2017
It didn’t take Packaging Compliance Labs LLC long to grow out of the brand new, 5,000-square-foot space it took on last year. Read More

Program provides burst of energy to startups

SURGE connects entrepreneurs at all stages of development to services.

June 23, 2017
To better assist entrepreneurs in West Michigan, Zeeland-based economic development agency Lakeshore Advantage launched a new initiative fueled by input from the entrepreneurs themselves. Read More

Stryker partners with GE business

June 23, 2017
A maker of medical devices and equipment has partnered with GE’s 3D printing business to enhance its supply chain. Read More

Bank names new leadership

June 21, 2017
The long-time president and CEO of Michigan’s largest banking company is stepping down. Read More

Eye care group acquires practice

June 21, 2017
A local eye care group has acquired an established practice. Read More

Exec wins Business Person of the Year award

June 21, 2017
Birgit Klohs, president and CEO of The Right Place, can add another award to her mantle. Read More

Soul food restaurant closes doors

June 19, 2017
A soul food restaurant in Grand Rapids has closed. Read More

Medical device maker acquiring company for $701M

June 19, 2017
A West Michigan maker of medical devices and equipment is acquiring a Canadian medical imaging company for $701 million. Read More

Grocer complies with FDA mandate

June 19, 2017
A locally based grocer has complied with a new Food and Drug Administration mandate. Read More

Life EMS appoints control center director

June 19, 2017
A local emergency medical services provider has promoted a 26-year company vet to head up its control center. Read More