Rachel Watson

Rachel Watson

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

ARTICLES

Law firm relocates office

July 26, 2017
A Grand Rapids-based law firm has relocated one of its offices in the region. Read More

College appoints CIO

July 25, 2017
A local college has hired its interim co-chief information officer to take over the role permanently. Read More

Grand Rapids ranks as 73rd 'most-educated' metro in US

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

Partners launch marketing agency

July 24, 2017
A pair of creative types have launched a new marketing agency in the region. Read More

College installs new artificial turf on soccer field

July 24, 2017
A college has installed a new synthetic turf on the field in its 1,400-seat soccer stadium. Read More

Law firm hires member

July 24, 2017
A law firm that recently opened a Grand Rapids office has added a member with experience in employment law and general business and civil litigation. Read More

Healthy economy means healthy profits for event venues

Watermark Properties sees growth in corporate meetings, team building and weddings as customers seek upscale, natural environments.

July 21, 2017
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

Former VP takes the next step

Michele Ringelberg spins ThrivePOP digital media and marketing agency out of her husband’s IT services firm.

July 21, 2017
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

Partners producing Young Professionals of Color Conference

July 21, 2017
A local manufacturer is partnering with several area groups to host a conference on helping young professionals of color innovate and grow. Read More

Judge sentences man in scheme to defraud furniture maker

July 21, 2017
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