Charlsie Dewey

Charlsie Dewey

Charlsie Dewey is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers manufacturing, restaurants, food and agriculture, travel and tourism, transportation, nonprofits, energy and sustainability. Email Charlsie at cdewey at grbj dot com. Follow her on Twitter @CharlsieMDewey


Muskegon County books record tourism

Hotel occupancy rates crest 50 percent mark for first time in years.

May 26, 2017
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) Tourists are keeping Muskegon County’s hospitality and tourism businesses busy. Read More

Board composition changing, but pace of change still dragging

Study finds more women and minorities are landing positions, but the search parameters need scrutiny.

May 26, 2017
There are more women on public company boards than ever, but there still is a long way to go to reach the levels many would like to see. Read More

Noto’s cooks up changes with celebrity chefs

A new motel, concept restaurants might be part of longtime eatery’s next steps.

May 26, 2017
Noto’s Old World Italian Dining is closed for the next several days, as the restaurant makes some changes to its menu, kitchen and dining facility. Read More

Appliance maker upgrades line of under-counter fridges

May 26, 2017
An appliance maker in the region has upgraded one of its product lines. Read More

Riverfront hotel completes makeover

May 25, 2017
A riverfront hotel in town that underwent extensive renovations is officially open again. Read More

Sushi restaurant plans second location

May 24, 2017
A sushi restaurant in the area is planning to open its second location. Read More

Metal fabricator acquires company

May 24, 2017
A metal fabricator in the region has acquired a company that will help it expand in the agriculture industry. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide retains consumer engagement firm

May 24, 2017
Wolverine Worldwide has entered into a multi-year agreement with a consumer engagement firm that will provide the footwear and apparel maker with solutions related to consumer data and strategy. Read More

Footwear brand hires president

May 23, 2017
An executive with more than 25 years of global “brand-building experience,” mostly in the outdoor industry, is the new president of a footwear brand in the area. Read More

Ford appoints ex-Steelcase exec as president and CEO

May 22, 2017
Ford Motor Company has appointed a former CEO of Steelcase to lead the company. Read More