Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols was a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who most recently covered small business, startups, technology, nonprofits, HR, diversity and film.


Legal service for ‘everyday people’

LegalShield provides services based on a monthly, not hourly, fee.

September 9, 2016
Everyone might be equal under the law, but not everyone can get equal access to the best legal services. Read More

Foundation names director of racial equity and community engagement

September 2, 2016
A reverend is the new director of racial equity and community engagement at a foundation in the region. Read More

Diaper company on top of explosive growth

After humble beginnings, Ada-based Smart Bottoms now sells products globally.

August 26, 2016
For those who have ever changed a diaper, prepare for the tale of a West Michigan company to cheer for. Read More

Inside Track: NAI Wisinski general manager banks on his relationships

A career in the financial industry leads to commercial real estate success for Brad Bruinsma.

August 26, 2016
Every business story essentially boils down to two great forces: money and people. Read More

Federal grant will be used to restore Muskegon Lake wetlands

Project should be final piece needed to remove the lake from the areas of concern list.

August 26, 2016
The restoration of Muskegon Lake is worth millions. Read More

GM partners with local merchandiser

The Mitten State and automaker collaborate on a line of vintage apparel.

August 26, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) General Motors now has a new location in Grand Rapids: your shirt. Read More

Metro Cruise ready to rev up its economic engine

12th annual event could draw millions in spending to 28th Street corridor.

August 19, 2016
Michigan has always been the car industry state, and perhaps no West Michigan event shows that off better than the annual 28th Street Metro Cruise. Read More

Cell provider Ting finds good reception in Grand Rapids

August 19, 2016
Yes, there are other cellphone providers beyond the “big four” of Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T. Read More

GROW wins federal nod for lending

Certification allows nonprofit to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars.

August 19, 2016
A new certification allows Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women to increase its lending level into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read More

Software developer celebrates new home, growth

Century-old building has symbolic meaning for Atomic Object.

August 12, 2016
It took about 19 months of planning and $2 million worth of renovation, but Atomic Object now has a home aligned with its mission to still be standing in 100 years. Read More