Pat Evans

Pat Evans

Pat Evans is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers real estate, construction, architecture and design, retail, beverages, technology and county government. Email Pat at pevans at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @patevans


OST expands to Asia

New divisions expected to help Grand Rapids-based technology company generate $12 million in revenue.

December 9, 2016
Faster speed to market for its customers is at the heart of Open Systems Technologies’ recent announcement the firm is expanding operations to Asia. Read More

Greetings from a creative downtown firm

Design Design has supplied area retailers with greeting cards for nearly 30 years.

December 9, 2016
Greeting cards are big business, one of which resides in Grand Rapids. Read More

Inside Track: Embracing the changing landscape

Executive director of Kent District Library hopes ‘to make libraries viable for another 100 years.’

December 9, 2016
Lance Werner often is just a fat guy from Detroit. Read More

From the outside looking in

Transplanted city leaders bring fresh ideas, perspective to growing Grand Rapids.

December 9, 2016
As an invoice for nearly $850,000 crossed Kris Larson’s desk, he saw an opportunity. Read More

Market expands into vacant downtown space

December 9, 2016
A market has filled a prime retail location downtown. Read More

Founders Brewing releases availability calendar

December 9, 2016
Grand Rapids’ largest brewery is making some significant changes to its brewing lineup in 2017. Read More

Highrise produces Light Up the Dome contest

December 9, 2016
A highrise downtown is inviting the public to design its light-covered dome that colors the city’s skyline. Read More

Brandy wins 'top-rated' title at international competition

December 8, 2016
A spirit by a local distillery has been named the Top Rated Fruit Brandy at an international competition. Read More

Tech firm partnering on U-M innovation program

December 7, 2016
A local digital consulting firm is partnering on an organizational innovation program certified by the University of Michigan. Read More

Church redevelops ex-paper mill

December 5, 2016
A church in the area has embarked on a major building project. Read More