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


Grocery store closing suburban location

July 18, 2018
A grocery chain is closing one of its stores in a Grand Rapids suburb. Read More

Bank appoints senior commercial executive

July 18, 2018
A bank with a major presence in the region has named its new senior commercial banker and senior vice president for West Michigan. Read More

Electronics recycling company earns B Corp status

July 17, 2018
A local business that recycles electronics has been certified as a B Corp. Read More

Partners producing Young Professionals of Color Conference

July 17, 2018
A conference aimed at helping develop the talents of minority business leaders will convene next month. Read More

Farm opens beef retail store

Schaendorf Cattle Co. in Hopkins adds brick-and-mortar sales while also expanding wholesale business.

July 13, 2018
A family-owned West Michigan dairy operation ventured into raising beef last year and just opened a storefront. Read More

Partners reap results with career training model

WMCAT and its supporters developing new talent while offering pathway to living-wage health care jobs.

July 13, 2018
A career-training program founded in 2006 quietly has been building a network of partners and services to meet two needs — workforce development and income security for underemployed and unemployed adults. Read More

Inside Track: Chef invites learners to sit at his table

MeXo’s Oscar Moreno develops restaurant concept that is as much about sharing as it is about food.

July 13, 2018
Oscar Moreno was working at Serafina’s, a now-closed Italian restaurant in Holland, when he received a phone call that led to the opportunity of his dreams. Read More

Consultant launches business improv program

Slide Deck Improv aims to help presenters gain confidence, adaptability.

July 13, 2018
Kristen Rampe is using her uncommon skillset — a background in accounting and improv — to help professionals sharpen their public speaking skills. Read More

Pet supply chain opens 11th location

July 13, 2018
A locally owned chain of pet supply stores has opened its 11th location. Read More

Downtown restaurant opening rooftop lounge

July 12, 2018
A French restaurant that opened last year inside a historic building downtown will open a rooftop lounge this summer. Read More