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

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

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

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

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

Wolverine Worldwide appoints woman to board

October 24, 2014
The latest member of Wolverine Worldwide's board of directors is a senior executive at a Fortune 500 software maker. Read More

Prison site locks in $34.6M energy services contract

October 23, 2014
A prison site in the region is about to undergo significant energy improvements, with guaranteed savings, thanks to a $34.6-million contract the state has signed with an energy services provider with a mid-Michigan presence. Read More

Law firm adds Apple Pay to digital operation

October 22, 2014
Apple Pay launched this week, and a law firm with a “completely digital” office is ready to take advantage of the new technology, which is available for on-site payments by users of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Read More

Barbecue restaurant signs with Downtown Market

October 21, 2014
A nationally recognized barbecue joint in Detroit is expanding into downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Law firm wins US Supreme Court ruling

October 21, 2014
The nation’s highest court has ruled in favor of a local law firm’s client and announced that it will not review a $6.1-million fraud judgment against Michigan's largest health insurer for years of hidden fees. Read More