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


Grand Rapids ranks 75th for ethnic diversity among 'mid-size' cities

February 15, 2019
Grand Rapids has landed in the 75th spot in a ranking of “mid-size” cities' ethnic diversity. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide signs licensing deal with slipper company

February 15, 2019
A maker of footwear in the area is planning to roll out new lines of slippers for one of its brands after reaching a licensing agreement with a slipper company. Read More

Caster and wheel supplier acquires division

February 15, 2019
A supplier of casters and wheels in the area has acquired the division of an out-of-state company. Read More

Manufacturer is 11th 'Best Company to Work For' in US

February 14, 2019
A West Michigan maker of medical devices and equipment is considered one of the nation’s best employers. Read More

Staffing agency producing job fair

February 14, 2019
A local staffing agency will host a job fair on behalf of 50 light industrial companies tomorrow. Read More

Retailers hosting all-season clearance sale

February 14, 2019
A “challenging” sales climate following lower-than-expected holiday sales has prompted eight local retailers to host a surplus sale this weekend. Read More

Family opens 'modern European' restaurant

February 13, 2019
A trio of family members have opened a Bosnian-inspired restaurant in town that promises to “never leave your belly empty.” Read More

Bakery and coffee shop opening West Side location

February 13, 2019
The owners of a bakery and coffee shop on the city’s West Side will host their grand opening on Valentine’s Day. Read More

Restaurant company appoints general counsel

February 12, 2019
A local restaurant company has named its new in-house general counsel. Read More

Polar vortex eats into revenue

Winter Storm Jayden devours perishable inventory, employee paychecks and several days of sales.

February 8, 2019
The extreme cold, snow and ice that swallowed the Midwest from Jan. 28-31 also took a bite out of local small businesses’ bottom lines. Read More