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

Foundation honors women of achievement and courage

April 17, 2015
At a dainty 5-foot-2, Rachel Chong doesn’t possess the stature or the carpentry skills to help build a house. Read More

Arts groups collaborate on ‘total sensory experience’

LiveArts, a multi-sensory musical event, is on tap Friday.

April 17, 2015
The Grand Rapids arts community continues to become more collaborative. Read More

UICA names exhibitions curator

April 17, 2015
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts downtown has a new exhibitions curator. Read More

Brewery screens 'Blood, Sweat & Beer'

April 15, 2015
A downtown brewery is hosting the first West Michigan screening of a national documentary on craft beer that features more than 100 interviews. Read More

Bar throws b'day party

April 15, 2015
A downtown bar is celebrating its birthday with a deal on one of the nation’s “best” burgers and Michigan whiskey. Read More

Hard cider makers medal at international competition

April 14, 2015
One of the world’s largest hard cider competitions took place in Grand Rapids last weekend. Read More

Brewery produces street festival

April 13, 2015
A brewery is beginning to sell advance tickets for its summer street party. Read More

Four Winds names COO

April 13, 2015
There's a new chief operating officer of the Four Winds casinos. Read More

Inside Track: A proven leader in destination sales

A salesman since his college days, Tom Bennett loves working head-to-head against cities trying to book a convention.

April 10, 2015
Over the years, Tom Bennett has watched Grand Rapids develop from afar. Read More

Drive meets goals for first season

April 10, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) With the first Grand Rapids Drive season in the books, Steve Jbara joked the office’s focus now is on a summer softball team. Read More