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

Grand Rapids rates among 'America's Best Beer Cities'

January 27, 2015
Grand Rapids has been bestowed a beer city title by a major brand in the media and travel industries. Read More

Activewear retailer extends footprint

January 26, 2015
A retailer of footwear and activewear is heading to the east side of the state. Read More

New Holland shifts strategy to market rollouts

Company’s HR plan taps into experienced personnel from other breweries.

January 23, 2015
Even with its new west-side Grand Rapids taproom and brewing facility a year away, New Holland Brewing Co. still had a big year in 2014. Read More

Founders adds to downtown’s skyline

Brewing company hopes to have seven-story addition done this summer.

January 23, 2015
Founders Brewing Co. is adding to the Grand Rapids skyline. Read More

Brewer doubles on success

January 23, 2015
When new leadership took over Saugatuck Brewing Co. in 2009, the brewery was producing approximately 500 barrels of beer annually. Read More

Barfly spreads its wings with expansion plans

Company hopes to double its number of bars — and revenue — by end of the year.

January 23, 2015
Barfly Ventures entered 2014 with five bars. Read More

Appliance maker calls for videos for national ad spot

January 22, 2015
An appliance maker and country music star are inviting people to submit videos for a chance to perform in front of “tens of millions of people.” Read More

Grand Rapids Magazine names best restaurants

January 21, 2015
Grand Rapids Magazine has named the winner of its Restaurant of the Year award — and the best restaurants of their kind. Read More

Sports commission names athletes of the year

January 20, 2015
A regional sports nonprofit has named its male and female athletes of the year. Read More

Brewery plans b'day festival

January 20, 2015
A brewery in the region is planning a big birthday party later this year — with a lottery system for tickets. Read More