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


Private equity firm acquires die manufacturer

August 13, 2018
A local private equity firm has acquired a die manufacturer based near Lansing. Read More

Inside Track: Cohen becomes the self-care superhero

Consultant develops three-strand entrepreneurial model based on her 'superpower' of encouragement.

August 10, 2018
Shannon Cohen said a genuine "How are you really doing?" is a question that often goes by the wayside in business circles. Read More

Furniture industry eyes threats

Executives now more worried about tariffs and trade war side effects than health care costs.

August 10, 2018
Michael A. Dunlap & Associates’ latest report shows commercial furniture executives are starting to worry. Read More

Wayfair decision makes waves in Michigan

Tax consultant outlines how U.S. Supreme Court’s state sales tax ruling will affect local retailers.

August 10, 2018
Supporters of the Supreme Court’s South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. state sales tax decision are hailing it as a victory for mom and pops — but a Michigan consultant said that proof remains to be seen. Read More

Bureau warns of ICO risks

While some have been wildly successful, the initial coin offering landscape is rife with scammers.

August 10, 2018
Reports show initial coin offerings — the IPOs of the cryptocurrency world — have more than doubled in volume during the past year, raising $12 billion so far in 2018. Read More

Perrigo plans to 'separate' business unit

August 9, 2018
A drug maker in the region plans to "separate" its prescription pharmaceuticals business from the company. Read More

Owner sells lakefront restaurant

August 9, 2018
The founder and owner of a lakefront restaurant in the region is selling it to a local restaurant group. Read More

Restaurateur buys waterfront restaurant Up North

August 9, 2018
A local restaurant group has acquired a long-time waterfront restaurant Up North. Read More

Partners plan urban Mediterranean restaurant

August 8, 2018
A local chef and a long-time business owner are planning to open a "modern" Mediterranean restaurant in Grand Rapids. Read More

Manufacturer rates as 'Best for the World'

August 6, 2018
A local manufacturer that specializes in large injection-molded plastic parts has been named one of the Benefit Corporations that's "Best for the World." Read More