Tim Gortsema

Tim Gortsema

Tim Gortsema is managing editor of Grand Rapids Business Journal. Email Tim at tgortsema at grbj dot com.


Mary Reagan Shapton designs marketing firm

April 22, 2014
Mary Reagan Shapton has guided Reagan Marketing + Design through more than two decades of slow and steady growth. Read More

Ginny Seyferth develops PR talent

April 8, 2014
Ginny Seyferth’s public relations business is based on talent, so it should be no surprise that she spends some of her time making sure plenty of talent is developed in West Michigan and stays here. Read More

Sheila VanZile ensures royal treatment

March 25, 2014
Sheila VanZile lists the title of “Queen” on some of her Watermark Insurance Services business cards. Read More

Amy Ruis sets table for neighborhood

March 11, 2014
On the surface, Art of the Table is a successful 10-year-old retail store like many others located in its neighborhood. Read More

Janice Vanderbilt calculates growth

February 25, 2014
Janice Vanderbilt sets goals. Then she meets — or exceeds — them. Read More

Natalia Schotte bottles the garden

February 11, 2014
One could say that La Vie de la Rose Flower Essences’ roots are in Grand Rapids. Or, more specifically, in about an acre’s worth of gardens across four properties in a historic area of downtown. Read More

Coppess cops Newsmaker Award

616 Development chief is top winner in Business Journal’s annual awards.

January 31, 2014
It’s been said it takes a village to nurture something through to completion, but in the case of Derek Coppess, it’s more like a tribe. Read More

Business Journal names 2013 Newsmakers of the Year

January 29, 2014
Who were West Michigan’s top newsmakers in 2013? Read More

Barbara Meconis shares holistic view

January 28, 2014
Barbara Meconis is proof that holistic and traditional health care can work well together. Read More

Denise Booms-Pepin communicates leadership

January 14, 2014
CBI Telecommunications has been providing telecom expense management solutions since 1991. Read More