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


Mexican restaurant opens on 28th Street

November 25, 2015
Fifteen years ago, Gricelda Mata opened a Mexican restaurant on 28th Street, and she plans to do it all over again — down the street. Read More

GRPS produces Turkey Trot downtown

November 23, 2015
It’s looking like one of the biggest Thanksgivings ever for the Turkey Trot 5K downtown. Read More

Event aims to attract talent home

Rethink West Michigan is taking advantage of holiday visits with family to connect with ex-pats.

November 20, 2015
If you left West Michigan, come back. If you are thinking about leaving, don’t. Read More

Talent report sees positives — and one negative

November 20, 2015
Five years after the Great Recession, West Michigan finally is back to its pre-recession levels in payroll jobs and unemployment rates. But there’s still a long way to go in terms of talent development and retainment. Read More

Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses produces Black Market

November 18, 2015
The Black Market is back this weekend. Read More

Theater screens Michigan premiere of documentary 'Run Free'

November 17, 2015
Wednesday night — even before Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey gets a shot at it — Grand Rapids will be the first city in the state to witness the true story of an ultra-running legend. Read More

Urban farmers prepare for move to new center

Urban Roots, which grows and sells produce in city settings, is on its way to Madison Square.

November 13, 2015
Urban Roots is planning to put down roots in a new home. Read More

Speaker offers game plan for successful women

Author Susan Packard compares achievements in business to athletics.

November 13, 2015
Women in the business world don’t need to act like men to succeed; they need to act like athletes. Read More

Retired General David Petraeus keynotes Dutch-American event

November 13, 2015
A retired U.S. general who helped lead the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will be in town next Tuesday to talk about what it means to be Dutch. Read More

Rockford startup finds comfort in making socks

November 6, 2015
Tom Klein’s dream is to make socks so perfect, “Your doctor could prescribe them to you.” Read More