Justin Dawes

Justin Dawes

Justin Dawes is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers economic development, health care, higher education, nonprofits, travel and tourism, the lakeshore and county government. Email Justin at jdawes at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @dawes_justin


Cornerstone, Mel Trotter to offer discounted degrees

University to award associate degrees in human services to clients and staff of nonprofit.

August 17, 2018
A discounted degree program meant to increase accessibility will be available for Mel Trotter Ministries’ clients and staff starting this academic year. Read More

Kent ISD to house special education programs

Center-based special education programs were managed by GRPS.

August 17, 2018
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) Center-based special education programs in Kent County will be managed by another entity next year. Read More

LGBT-friendly business directory compiled for seniors

Two nonprofits work to improve area LGBT seniors’ access to care

August 17, 2018
Two local organizations are working to ensure senior citizens of the LGBT community are able to receive proper care and services. Read More

Inside Track: A passion for patient care

Metro Health – U-M cancer center director finds calling after secondhand experience with disease.

August 17, 2018
Laura Smith’s passionate work for cancer patients stems from her own experience with the disease. Read More

Rehab company acquires practice

August 17, 2018
A private physical therapy practice in the area is joining a larger organization. Read More

Eye care firm acquires private practice

August 16, 2018
An eye care practice in the region has joined a management services organization. Read More

Skilled nursing facilities have new owners, management

August 16, 2018
Seven outpatient skilled nursing facilities in West Michigan have new owners and management. Read More

Doctors open amputation prevention center

August 14, 2018
A group of local doctors are hoping to stay a step ahead of one the most serious prognoses a patient can receive. Read More

Eye care group hires provider

August 14, 2018
A West Michigan eye care medical group has a new provider. Read More

Kent trash reuse project worth $500M

Park is meant to help DPW reach its goal of reducing landfill waste by 90 percent by 2030.

August 10, 2018
Kent County’s plans for a trash sorting and reuse facility will produce a significant economic impact. Read More