Articles by Mike Nichols

Christmas lights business invades ‘Shark Tank’

Startup’s creator hopes to bring Christmas ‘into the 21st century.’

December 4, 2015

Retailer returns from bankruptcy

Family Christian works to rebuild trust with vendors, customers.

December 4, 2015

Small is big business downtown

Nearly 40 new entities are open, in development or on the drawing board.

December 4, 2015

HQ forges connections to help homeless youths with jobs

The nonprofit was surprised to work with twice as many clients as expected in year one.

December 4, 2015

Syrian refugees no strangers to West Michigan support

Bethany Christian Services connects employers with potential workers.

December 4, 2015

Fellowship connects GROW, Costa Rica

Visitor hones her empowerment program for women in Grand Rapids.

November 27, 2015

Inside Track: Barcheski understands importance of making, keeping connections

The new Senior Helpers GM can draw from experience in interior design, media sales, radio — and chocolate fountains.

November 27, 2015