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

Confidence in the city remains high

Amid uncertainty following Grand Action shutdown, community leaders look to next steps.

September 22, 2017
Three local executives said they don’t know where the city is headed — but they agreed Grand Action has set the stage for future growth. Read More

Hospice provider targets quality initiatives

September 22, 2017
On the heels of an office expansion in May, Grand Rapids-based Emmanuel Hospice plans to increase its grief support programming, music therapy and community education services in the coming year. Read More

Children’s museum eyes attendance

Marking its 20th anniversary, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is debt-free for first time.

September 22, 2017
After just more than a year in a light-filled office with windows overlooking children at play, Maggie Lancaster’s enthusiasm for her job is palpable. Read More

Emails trip up municipal officials

State appeals court rules commission members using email to discuss public policy violated Open Meetings Act.

September 22, 2017
A recent unpublished opinion by the Michigan Court of Appeals is a good reminder that deliberation is deliberation, no matter the venue. Read More

Report looks at tools in talent battle

September 22, 2017
As attracting and retaining talent remains the top priority of CEOs, a new survey shows Michigan employers are more aware of the importance of competitive benefits and compensation than the national average. Read More

Couple donates $1.5M to college

September 22, 2017
A West Michigan college will name its technology center after a couple who donated $1.5 million to the school. Read More

LG Chem hosting job fair

September 22, 2017
An auto supplier will host a career fair next week to fill up to 50 positions as it expands its operation. Read More

Attorney named to 'Under 40 Hot List'

September 20, 2017
A publication that covers litigation and disputes has selected a local lawyer for a list of top attorneys younger than 40. Read More

Chamber producing roundtable with SBA

September 20, 2017
The local chamber of commerce will host a forum this week with the Small Business Administration on federal regulatory challenges. Read More

Partners hosting downtown event on jobs and immigration

September 20, 2017
An international delegation will host an event downtown tomorrow night to connect employers and immigrants and discuss complex issues in the labor market. Read More