Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers small business, startups, technology, nonprofits, HR, diversity, film, events and breaking news. Email Mike at mnichols at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @mike5nichols

ARTICLES

Passion for fashion benefits human trafficking causes

February 5, 2016
The local and worldwide fight to end human trafficking has found new allies in two West Michigan women entrepreneurs. Read More

Tech company plans for growth spurt with expansion

Elevator Up expects to double in size by the end of the year.

February 5, 2016
Things are looking up for Grand Rapids’ startup community. Read More

Food distributer enjoys third year of breaking records

Feeding America West Michigan doled out 27.6 million pounds of food last year.

February 5, 2016
For the last three years, the work of Feeding America West Michigan has been off the charts. Read More

Tech firm makes everything smart

Simms Electronics designs electronically controlled devices connected to the Internet.

February 5, 2016
In the next 20 years, it’s possible almost every piece of technology will be “smart.” Read More

Beggars can be choosers with app

App that facilitates connection between donors and street solicitors wins Startup Weekend.

January 29, 2016
You’re walking or driving on the streets of Grand Rapids, when someone asks you for spare change. You want to be charitable, but you’re not sure you trust what’ll happen to the money. What do you do? Read More

Firm uses technology to reach troubled students

Success Virtual Learning Centers partners with schools to complete graduation requirements.

January 29, 2016
Students who have left high school before graduating now have a new option to complete their learning in a virtual setting. Read More

OST adds design firm

Firm sees design as next wave in the technology revolution.

January 29, 2016
One of Grand Rapids’ most acclaimed IT companies just took one of its biggest strategic steps in years. Read More

Inside Track: Even a spy couldn’t uncover Lister’s latest film role

GR actor has a part in ‘Batman v Superman,’ but he can’t say a word about it.

January 22, 2016
Ralph Lister is about to become one of Grand Rapids’ most high-profile actors, thanks to a mysterious role in the upcoming Michigan-made blockbuster “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” set to be released in March. Read More

Speaker shows the future to chamber event attendees

Acclaimed tech strategist foresees driverless cars, solar energy — and elimination of lying.

January 22, 2016
Listening to Salim Ismail talk is like having someone from a Star Trek-like future step out of a time machine, reach out his hand and offer you a ride. Read More

Bethany creates in-country foster program to benefit Haiti’s children

Country still hasn’t recovered from earthquake six years ago.

January 22, 2016
Six years ago this month, Haiti became ground zero to one of the deadliest natural disasters of the 21st century. Read More