Rachel Watson is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers small business, law, HR, diversity, higher education, marketing, PR and advertising, the lakeshore and arts and entertainment. She also is the staff researcher who compiles the weekly lists. Email Rachel at rachelw at grbj dot com. Follow her on Twitter @RachelWatson86
July 25, 2017
When it comes to an educated population, the Grand Rapids metro falls squarely in the middle of a new ranking. Read More
A college has installed a new synthetic turf on the field in its 1,400-seat soccer stadium. Read More
Watermark Properties sees growth in corporate meetings, team building and weddings as customers seek upscale, natural environments.
Watermark Properties is building on a formula that has helped the company grow over the past five years as the downturn lifted: a formal “country club feel” away from the city and out in nature. Read More
Michele Ringelberg spins ThrivePOP digital media and marketing agency out of her husband’s IT services firm.
After nearly a decade managing the web department at her husband’s company, Next IT, Michele Ringelberg decided it was time to pick up the whole department and head out the door. Read More
A local manufacturer is partnering with several area groups to host a conference on helping young professionals of color innovate and grow. Read More
A federal judge has sentenced a local man to prison for his role in a vendor invoicing scheme against a furniture maker in the region. Read More