Charlsie Dewey

Charlsie Dewey

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

ARTICLES

State moves to ban bag bans

Plastic bags are an environmental issue, but lawmakers say the measure would help businesses.

May 27, 2016
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) It could soon be against the law in Michigan for local governments to enact a ban on plastic bags. Read More

Meijer Gardens wins national Award of Excellence

May 27, 2016
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has been honored by a national organization for its commitment to education and the environment. Read More

Furniture maker rolls out chair for exam room

May 27, 2016
A local furniture maker has developed a new chair for clinicians as a result of a study that revealed most exam rooms are inhibiting the patient-doctor interactions necessary for successful health outcomes. Read More

Health system grows heart and lung transplant program

May 27, 2016
A local health system carried out the only combined heart and lung transplant in the state in 2015 and one of only a dozen performed in the nation last year. Read More

Appliance maker invests $13.5M in wind-energy projects

May 26, 2016
An appliance maker in the region is planning to invest $13.5 million in new wind turbines to help power a pair of plants. Read More

Medical society names health system exec president

May 25, 2016
A local anesthesiologist and health system executive has been named president of a statewide medical society with more than 15,000 physicians. Read More

Urgent care company opens next location

May 24, 2016
A national urgent care company is opening another center in the region. Read More

Nonprofit plans $2.4M makeover of downtown building

May 23, 2016
A historic building located downtown will undergo a makeover this summer. Read More

Thinking outside the box

Employers that have banned the felony box on job applications see workforce rewards.

May 20, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) In 2014, 10,000 prisoners were paroled in Michigan, and approximately 900 of them returned to Kent County to rebuild their lives. Read More

Inside Track: Shubert’s character shines through in varied classroom positions

DeVos Learning Center’s director of programming matches President Ford’s qualities with museum’s new curriculum.

May 20, 2016
Clare Shubert never expected her career as an educator would involve so much time in a hard hat, but since December, that’s been a regular feature of her wardrobe. Read More