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

Convention lights up $919K impact

July 29, 2014
Experience Grand Rapids has booked a national convention that will bring its own aerial entertainment when it comes to town. Read More

Pet food supplier names CEO

July 29, 2014
A former plant manager is taking over as the CEO of a wholesale distributor of pet food and bird seed. Read More

Conventions are putting heads in beds in Grand Rapids

Meetings, sporting events and all kinds of travel are leading to record hotel revenues.

July 25, 2014
The convention and tourism climate in Grand Rapids is still on the upswing, with 2014 on target to be the fourth consecutive year of record room revenue, according to Janet Korn, Experience Grand Rapids senior vice president. Read More

Grand Rapids not rolling out the red carpet for Airbnb

Short-term rentals bump up against established hospitality industry.

July 25, 2014
While Airbnb may be enjoying a slightly better reception from the city of Grand Rapids than when it was first discussed, the $10 billion sharing economy business is still getting a bit of a cold shoulder. Read More

Inside Track: Walker chief marks 40 years in law enforcement this year

For Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom, becoming a police officer in the 1970s meant overcoming a series of obstacles.

July 25, 2014
Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom stands as a much-needed example of how law enforcement can be an accepting and viable career path for women and members of minority communities. Read More

Medical device maker moves into Bridgewater Place

July 25, 2014
A growing maker of medical devices is increasing its downtown footprint by 50 percent by moving across town — a move it hopes will help with recruitment. Read More

Hong Kong company acquires majority stake in printer supplier

July 25, 2014
A Hong Kong-based company will be able to tap into new markets after acquiring a majority stake in a maker of specialty printers. Read More

Uber drives into market

July 24, 2014
A mobile ride-booking app is rolling out service in Grand Rapids and three other Michigan cities on Thursday. Read More

Private equity firm acquires office supplies company

July 24, 2014
A private equity firm has added to its portfolio of companies by acquiring a maker of office supplies. Read More

Italian auto supplier invests $78.4M in plant, 254 jobs

July 23, 2014
A brake systems maker is planning to invest more than $78.4 million to build a plant and create 254 jobs in the region. Read More