Rachel Watson

Rachel Watson

Rachel Watson is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers food, manufacturing, small business, banking and finance, city government, HR and diversity. She is also the staff researcher who compiles the weekly lists. Email Rachel at rachelw at grbj dot com. Follow her on Twitter @RachelWatson86


Furniture maker partners with lighting company

November 24, 2017
A local office furniture maker is now offering decorative lighting products made by an Italian company. Read More

Partners launch leadership coaching firm

November 24, 2017
A pair of local consultants have joined forces to start a firm that offers leadership development training based on mindfulness, clients' strengths and public speaking. Read More

Restaurant company donates 1,287 coats for children

November 24, 2017
A local restaurant company has donated 1,287 coats to schools and organizations for children in need. Read More

Grand Rapids plans to increase water and sewer rates

November 23, 2017
The city has released a preliminary study recommending increases to water and sewer rates, beginning in January. Read More

Drug maker sells business unit for $110M

November 22, 2017
A drug maker in the region has completed the sale of one of its businesses for $110 million. Read More

M&A exec wins Deal Professional of the Year award

November 22, 2017
A mergers and acquisitions executive has been honored by an industry publication for his work closing financial transactions. Read More

Snack brand testing Thanksgiving-themed chips

November 22, 2017
A snack brand is testing a limited-edition chip product that tastes like Thanksgiving dinner. Read More

Grocery chain releases corporate responsibility report

November 22, 2017
A locally based grocery chain is sharing details of its efforts to support local farmers and food makers, give back to the community and promote sustainability. Read More

Mortgage company opens branch

November 21, 2017
A mortgage company based on the east side of the state has opened a local branch. Read More

ReThink West Michigan welcomes ex-residents

November 20, 2017
A pair of local organizations are inviting job seekers home for the holidays. Read More