Justin Dawes

Justin Dawes

Justin Dawes is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers economic development, health care, higher education, nonprofits, travel and tourism, sustainability and the lakeshore. Email Justin at jdawes at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @dawes_justin


New waterfront stadium underway

Upgrades to the Grand Haven stadium include amphitheater-style seating in place of bleachers.

December 15, 2017
Lynne Sherwood is a name that has a lot of meaning in Grand Haven. Read More

Bank foundation awards $250K to nonprofits

December 15, 2017
A bank foundation has awarded three West Michigan nonprofits grants totaling $250,000. Read More

Eye care practice hires optometrist

December 15, 2017
A new optometrist has joined the team of a local eye care practice. Read More

College hires director of diversity and multicultural affairs

December 14, 2017
A local college has a new director of diversity and multicultural affairs. Read More

Senior living nonprofit closing campus

December 13, 2017
A local senior living nonprofit is closing one of its campuses in town. Read More

College earns $1M grant for low-income STEM students

December 13, 2017
A local college has earned a $1-million grant to support its low-income STEM students. Read More

Family awards $3.5M in gifts

December 11, 2017
A late philanthropist’s estate has given gifts totaling $3.5 million to three institutions in West Michigan. Read More

CAA extends management contract for downtown venues

December 11, 2017
The management company contract for Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place has been extended. Read More

Health system wins grant to prevent smoking during pregnancy

December 11, 2017
A nonprofit has awarded a grant to a local health system to provide smoking cessation education and services to pregnant women. Read More

Civic Center undergoing ‘complete facelift’

The 64-year-old building could see more than $18 million in renovations.

December 8, 2017
The Holland Civic Center is undergoing at least $14.15 million in renovations and expansions. Read More