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

New rule changes how financial statements look

Some governmental entities will appear to be in the red.

May 22, 2015
A new accounting rule issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board that takes effect this June, known as GASB 68, will have an impact on local governments’ financial statements — and could make some of them appear in bad financial shape, when the opposite is true. Read More

Changes in health care influence furniture design

Rooms are becoming more adaptable so patients and family feel at home.

May 22, 2015
One of the biggest changes you might have noticed recently when visiting your doctor’s office is that the furniture looks much more like what you’d find in a hotel room than in a hospital. Read More

Furniture maker expands production space

May 22, 2015
A contract furniture maker broke ground this week on a 47,700-square-foot expansion that will connect its two manufacturing facilities. Read More

Marketing franchisee wins international award from chain

May 21, 2015
A Grand Rapids-based marketing franchisee with a direct mail focus has received an international award from its franchise for a newly launched campaign to help grow its client base. Read More

Ohio food service distributor enters market

May 20, 2015
An Ohio distributor of food and supplies to more than 800 fast food and casual-dining chain restaurants has entered the market by securing a distribution building that it expects will create 100 jobs. Read More

Law firm wins property tax case against township

May 20, 2015
Principal residence exemptions are attracting greater scrutiny according to three Grand Rapids-based attorneys who recently helped a client secure an exemption after her initial request was denied. Read More

Downtown farmers market opens for summer

May 20, 2015
The farmers market at the Downtown Market is opening on Saturday. Read More

Appliance maker acquires commercial laundry supplier

May 19, 2015
An appliance maker is “driving growth in an adjacent business” by acquiring a company that makes commercial laundry equipment. Read More

PR industry names PRoof award winners

May 19, 2015
The region’s public relations industry has honored the best in PR at its annual PRoof Awards. Read More

Grand Rapids upgrades eight parks

May 18, 2015
Construction is beginning this week to improve eight Grand Rapids parks. Read More