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, sustainability and city government. Email Charlsie at cdewey at grbj dot com. Follow her on Twitter @CharlsieMDewey


Automation supplier wins inaugural Innovate Award

September 4, 2015
Five West Michigan industrial technology companies vied to earn the first Innovate Award that was handed out during the inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Expo in Hudsonville. Read More

Tube maker completes $1.4M warehouse

September 2, 2015
A maker of perforated steel tubes has completed a new $1.4-million warehouse, which will free up space at its nearby plant, allowing the company to take on additional business. Read More

Ex-restaurant owner pleads guilty to fraud

September 1, 2015
The former owner of a restaurant in the region has pleaded guilty to fraud. Read More

Michigan-made retailer moves into downtown

August 31, 2015
A retailer of Michigan-made food and gifts that's committed to supporting “local entrepreneurs and artisans” is opening a location downtown. Read More

Ford airport schedules $30M modernization project

August 31, 2015
Construction is slated for Gerald R. Ford International Airport to combine its security checkpoints and offer more amenities to travelers. Read More

Bar puts emphasis on marijuana

Michigan has the potential to lead the country in marijuana-related law.

August 28, 2015
A group of more than 50 attorneys with a stake in marijuana-related law will meet for the first time in October as a formal section of the State Bar of Michigan. Read More

Job prospects looking better for new law students

Decreasing enrollment over last five years has created more openings.

August 28, 2015
Students entering law school this fall might have the best job prospects seen in the profession in a number of years. Read More

Ford airport adds covered parking spaces

August 24, 2015
An additional 645 covered parking spaces are now available on the fourth floor of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport parking garage. Read More

Manufacturer invests in talent pipeline

Primera Plastics reaches out to at-risk youth for training and mentorship.

August 21, 2015
A West Michigan manufacturing company is creating its own talent pipeline by reaching out to at-risk high school students in Ottawa County and offering them a job and a ride to work. Read More

City to update bike code

August 21, 2015
Grand Rapids city commissioners are set to hear public comments Tuesday, Sept. 8, regarding proposed text amendments to the city’s bicycle safety code. Read More