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

Furniture maker recruits for up to 50 jobs

October 30, 2014
An office furniture maker is planning to hire up to 50 employees for its manufacturing team in the region. Read More

Metal franchise cuts into market

October 30, 2014
An international metal-supply franchise is settling into the market and hoping to fill retail and B2B gaps in the region’s metal industry. Read More

Eaton names Vehicle Group VP

October 30, 2014
The power-management company Eaton Corp. has hired a new vice president of information technology for its Vehicle Group. Read More

$6.1M Amtrak station arrives downtown

October 27, 2014
Commuters departed Grand Rapids from the city’s new $6.1-million Amtrak station for the first time on Monday. Read More

Whirlpool names vice chairmen

October 27, 2014
Whirlpool has appointed two new vice chairmen to bring “focus” to the appliance maker’s global growth strategy. Read More

Amway Grand Plaza undergoes $14M facelift

Changes are being made with the business traveler in mind.

October 24, 2014
Just shy of its 100-year anniversary, which takes place in 2016, Amway Grand Plaza is undergoing a $14 million renovation project that focuses on business travelers. Read More

Appliance manufacturer rolls out new energy-efficient line

Greenville firm offers beverage centers, refrigerators, keg dispensers, wine cellars and more.

October 24, 2014
A Greenville-based manufacturer of under-the-counter refrigeration appliances will release its largest collection of products Nov. 1, all of which are 40 percent more efficient than its previous product line and exceed new U.S. Department of Energy standards. Read More

False advertising class action lawsuits on the rise

Red Bull offers settlement; website crashes on first day.

October 24, 2014
Earlier this month, Red Bull proposed a $13 million agreement to settle a false advertising class action lawsuit. Read More

Parking rate changes coming to downtown

There is sufficient space now, but development may change that.

October 24, 2014
Currently, downtown Grand Rapids has sufficient parking available based on demand; however, new development could lead to a shortage. Read More

City hosts business leaders from Netherlands

Effort is part of strengthening ties between the two regions.

October 24, 2014
Members of the West Michigan Global Initiative hosted a contingent of business leaders from the Netherlands recently as part of an effort to strengthen business ties between the country and West Michigan. Read More