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
Supreme Court decision made securing patents for computer-related inventions more difficult, but not impossible, IP lawyer says.
A local intellectual property lawyer is celebrating today after helping a company secure a patent for a medical device that allows patients to go through withdrawal from opioid drugs in 20 minutes instead of a week. Read More
Board Meetings stand-up paddleboard rental, yoga partnership aims to help businesses provide wellness and fun for employees.
Paul Boynton took up surfboarding while living in Florida. His then-co-worker would say, “Let’s leave work early and go have a ‘board meeting.’” The term came back to him years later as a fitting name for a paddleboard rental company. Read More
University to contribute lab equipment and curriculum; college to offer Catholic liberal arts experience and prerequisites.
Western Michigan University and Aquinas College this fall will join a packed field of schools forging academic partnerships. Read More
Talent 2025 prompts plan to provide tuition-free certificate or associate’s degree to high school students.
Amid growing concerns over skilled worker shortages, a group of partners will offer another talent pipeline for West Michigan employers. Read More