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

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

Brewers join push to save Great Lakes

Water conservation conference is coming to Grand Rapids this week.

October 17, 2014
Grand Rapids is a hub of water conservation efforts this year. Read More

West Michigan scores national sports competition

The State Games of America will come to Grand Rapids in 2017.

October 17, 2014
The Meijer State Games of Michigan received a shot in the arm last week. Read More

GRAM produces concert series

October 17, 2014
The Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Sunday Classical Concert Series kicks off this weekend. Read More

Brewery builds out gastropub

October 16, 2014
The state’s largest and oldest microbrewery is revamping its dining space and menu. Read More

Grand Rapids ranks as second-most-affordable 'foodie' city in US

October 16, 2014
Grand Rapids is a haven for relatively affordable foodie options. Read More

Brewery distributes to Canada

October 16, 2014
A brewery is rolling out distribution to our Canadian neighbors. Read More

Grand Rapids wins 'Best Beer Town' title

October 15, 2014
Grand Rapids can again call itself the nation’s best beer town. Read More

Grand Rapids Drive partners with health system

October 15, 2014
The Grand Rapids Drive have their trainers and another partner for the upcoming basketball season. Read More

Brewery releases planet-inspired line

October 15, 2014
A brewery has begun releasing a line of beers that honors a classic orchestral piece and the planets around us. Read More