Pat Evans

Pat Evans

Pat Evans is a staff researcher/reporter for Grand Rapids Business Journal who compiles the weekly lists and covers beer, arts and entertainment and sports business. Email Pat at pevans at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @patevans

ARTICLES

U-M names ex-furniture exec interim athletic director

October 31, 2014
The former top executive at a local office furniture maker has been named the interim athletic director at the University of Michigan. Read More

Producer creates viral video

October 30, 2014
An experimental viral marketer has done it again — drawing in millions of viewers. Read More

LPGA tournament sets next tee time

October 28, 2014
The LPGA has decided it’s returning to West Michigan next year. Read More

Startup crowdfunds silicone product line

October 28, 2014
A startup with $255,000 in funding from a local seed fund is teaming up with artists from a major motion picture and TV show to help with its crowdfunding campaign. Read More

GR Drive pleased with early ticket sales

D-League team’s suites are already sold out.

October 24, 2014
As the inaugural season for the Grand Rapids Drive nears, excitement is ramping up. Read More

Brewery interviews for more than 100 jobs

October 22, 2014
Beer jobs keep popping up in the region. Read More

Footwear division opens pop-up store

October 22, 2014
A footwear division from the area has opened its first North American pop-up store. Read More

Taphouse names 'all-women' leadership team

October 21, 2014
A strong female presence will run a new beer-focused restaurant in Grand Rapids. Read More

Co-op brewery taps crowdfunding

October 21, 2014
A brewery that’s been trying to get its start since 2012 is nearing the end of a crowdfunding campaign. Read More

Inside Track: Perseverance trumps upbringing for Blackford Capital director

Jeff Helminski experienced being poor as a youngster and decided that would not be his lot in life.

October 17, 2014
In high school, Jeff Helminski told his class he was going to be an entrepreneur like Donald Trump. Read More