Charlsie Dewey

Charlsie Dewey

Charlsie Dewey is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers law, manufacturing, travel and tourism, transportation, advertising, marketing and PR and sustainability. Email Charlsie at cdewey at grbj dot com. Follow her on Twitter @CharlsieMDewey

ARTICLES

Snyder targets Michigan’s poor recycling record

More than $435M in recyclable materials is sent to state landfills each year.

April 18, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder is asking Michiganders to stop taking out the trash. Read More

Nominations sought for Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies

West Michigan is well represented in annual competition.

April 18, 2014
It’s that time of year again: The Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies awards program is looking for companies, nonprofits and educational institutions in Michigan that are leading the way on sustainable and green initiatives. Read More

Haworth moves swiftly toward sustainability goals

Plan is to include sourcing of 100 percent sustainable wood by the end of next year.

April 18, 2014
Global furniture manufacturer Haworth Inc. has committed to sourcing 100 percent sustainable wood and eliminating 56 dangerous chemicals from its products by the end of 2015. Read More

Sign maker acquires longtime printer

April 18, 2014
A local printer with a 44-year history has been acquired by a Traverse City-based maker of large banners, signs and displays. Read More

Bank elects retired Steelcase CEO non-executive chairman

April 17, 2014
A bank with a large regional presence has elected the recently retired CEO of Steelcase the non-executive chairman of its board. Read More

Startup crowdfunds downtown hostel

April 15, 2014
Matt Knaack didn’t travel much as a kid, but, at 19, he went on a life-changing trip to England with his well-traveled friend, Tom Damitio, and he fell in love with the experience. Read More

Local First overhauls sustainability conference

April 15, 2014
Local First is changing the format of its annual sustainability conference. Read More

TEDxGrandRapids reveals speakers

April 14, 2014
Entrepreneurs, designers and the founder of TED are just some of the talented people who will be joining the Grand Rapids community this spring for the TEDxGrandRapids conference. Read More

Rich DeVos pens autobiography

Many of the lessons the Amway co-founder has learned over the years still apply today.

April 11, 2014
Though he’s written four books previously, “Simply Rich” is Richard DeVos’ most personal so far. Read More

Distillery sets sights on west side

Long Road Distillers is expected to open to the public in the fall.

April 11, 2014
The city’s west side is about to get a craft distillery. Read More