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


Direct-pay medicine presents alternative health care model

Legislature exempts these types of medical retainer agreements from state’s insurance act.

February 27, 2015
If you have ever had the experience of being rushed out the door of your doctor’s office with a prescription in hand but little understanding of what was wrong with you or what you’d been prescribed, you are not alone. Read More

Encouraging women to cross the $1 million mark

Author and mentor says women need more business training.

February 27, 2015
Only 3 percent of woman-owned businesses generate $1 million or more in revenue annually. Read More

Jimmy John’s case highlights non-compete agreement challenges

Employers need to be reasonable and not overreach.

February 27, 2015
A group of Jimmy John’s employees in Illinois are taking the sub shop to court over non-compete agreements they believe are unfair and should be discarded. Read More

Metal components maker names GM

February 27, 2015
There’s a new general manager at a maker of coated and non-coated metal wear components that serves multiple industries. Read More

Truck driver staffing firm pulls into market

February 26, 2015
A staffing firm specializing in commercial drivers has pulled into the West Michigan market. Read More

Furniture maker invests $8.8M in expansion and 206 jobs

February 25, 2015
An ergonomic furniture maker is planning to undergo an $8.8-million expansion and create 206 jobs — doubling its size and employment. Read More

Health organizations reach false-claims settlements with feds

February 25, 2015
Two health care organizations that worked together have agreed to pay the U.S. government to settle false-claims allegations. Read More

Law firm sees 'uptick' across practices

February 24, 2015
A law firm has seen an “uptick” across its primary business practices during the past six months, as it prepares to move and reach its strategic goals. Read More

Downtown hotel expands next door

February 24, 2015
A downtown hotel is taking over the address next door. Read More

Credit union names CEO

February 24, 2015
A credit union in the region has hired a new president and CEO, whose industry experience is expected to spur further growth. Read More