Rachel Watson

Rachel Watson

Rachel Watson is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers food, manufacturing, small business, banking and finance, HR and diversity and sustainability. Email Rachel at rachelw at grbj dot com. Follow her on Twitter @RachelWatson86

ARTICLES

Bank appoints board members

October 18, 2018
A local bank has appointed three new members to its board of directors. Read More

Private equity firm acquires manufacturer

October 17, 2018
A local private equity firm has acquired a Michigan maker of metal stampings for the fastener market. Read More

Grocery chain appoints SVP

October 17, 2018
A locally based grocery chain has promoted an executive to be its senior vice president of center store and fresh merchandising. Read More

Manufacturer acquires auto supplier

October 16, 2018
A local maker of automotive trim components has acquired an out-of-state supplier in the wheel market. Read More

West Michigan companies win federal supply chain excellence awards

October 16, 2018
Two companies in the region have been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for sustainability in shipping. Read More

Homegrown program seeks to develop young talent

School district, chamber pairing elementary students with manufacturers to solve business problems.

October 12, 2018
Leaders on the lakeshore say first grade is not too young to learn career skills. Read More

Furniture maker commits to 'price stability' amid tariffs

October 12, 2018
An office furniture manufacturer in the region is committing to a year of zero price increases as a way of “dealing” with import tariffs. Read More

Amway hires CEO

October 11, 2018
After nearly 60 years as a family-run company, Amway has named a global food industry executive as its CEO. Read More

Food maker laying off 50 workers

October 11, 2018
A food maker with a plant in the region plans to shutter a production line and lay off 50 workers. Read More

Nonprofit names Sustainable Business of the Year

October 11, 2018
A local sustainability nonprofit has named its Sustainable Business of the Year and honored other winners at an awards ceremony downtown. Read More