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

GR Drive pleased with early ticket sales

D-League team’s suites are already sold out.

October 24, 2014
As the inaugural season for the Grand Rapids Drive nears, excitement is ramping up. Read More

Brewery interviews for more than 100 jobs

October 22, 2014
Beer jobs keep popping up in the region. Read More

Footwear division opens pop-up store

October 22, 2014
A footwear division from the area has opened its first North American pop-up store. Read More

Taphouse names 'all-women' leadership team

October 21, 2014
A strong female presence will run a new beer-focused restaurant in Grand Rapids. Read More

Co-op brewery taps crowdfunding

October 21, 2014
A brewery that’s been trying to get its start since 2012 is nearing the end of a crowdfunding campaign. Read More

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