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

ARTICLES

Website helps students determine career

The Career Calculator, developed by a Grand Rapids-based firm, is in its first year of testing at school district in Kentucky.

February 24, 2017
Students in Kentucky are using software from a Grand Rapids developer to determine what career their future might hold. Read More

Student boarders ride growth wave

In addition to original design-and-build aspect, Forest Hills’ Gone Boarding class expands to include marketing, digital media.

February 24, 2017
An action sports program at Forest Hills Public Schools has grown exponentially in two years and is attracting new professional partnerships. Read More

Department store chain closing locations

February 24, 2017
A department store chain with locations across West Michigan has major consolidation plans. Read More

Bank signs lease to anchor downtown landmark

February 23, 2017
A bank is set to be the anchor tenant of a newly renovated downtown building. Read More

Retailer closing stores

February 23, 2017
A Grand Rapids-based retailer with locations across the region and nation is shutting down after 85 years. Read More

Hard cider maker partners with craft spirits company

February 23, 2017
A local hard cider maker is developing a line of spirits in partnership with a Grand Rapids distillery. Read More

Downtown hosts conference on retail real estate

February 23, 2017
West Michigan real estate professionals will discuss retail topics and network at a conference downtown next month. Read More

Brewery donates check and food to nonprofit

February 22, 2017
A local brewery has donated thousands of dollars and pallets of food to a nonprofit. Read More

Tech firm opens office

February 21, 2017
A technology firm in the region has expanded into another Michigan market. Read More

Senior living community plans $3M makeover

February 21, 2017
A local senior living community is preparing for a $3-million facelift. Read More