Tim Gortsema

Tim Gortsema

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

ARTICLES

Who will stand as the next philanthropic pillars?

July 11, 2014
Death is inevitable. Last week’s passing of Peter Wege, at age 94, conclusively proved that fact once again. Read More

Traffic forecast: Open, then closed

July 2, 2014
You want the good news, or the bad? Read More

Elaine Meyers cleans path to growth

May 20, 2014
Elaine Meyers is a woman of strong faith. But that faith was tested severely in 2012, a year of the highest highs and the lowest lows. Read More

Team effort results in new housing for Iron River

Old school’s history is maintained while it’s turned into apartments.

May 16, 2014
A bit of teamwork is transforming a 129-year-old school building into some desperately needed housing stock in an Upper Peninsula town. Read More

Barb Pietrangelo invests in clients

May 6, 2014
Barb Pietrangelo started The Pietrangelo Agency in 2009, but she’s been working with Prudential Insurance Company of America for more than 20 years. Read More

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