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

ARTICLES

Report pegs beer's impact at $38.5 million

Anderson Economic Group study shows an increase of more than $26 million from four years ago.

October 14, 2019
A new study released by Experience Grand Rapids shows a $38.5 million economic impact from beer tourism last year. Read More

Attorney wins lakeshore ATHENA award

October 14, 2019
An attorney has been recognized as the ATHENA on the Lakeshore award recipient. Read More

Nonprofit hosting happy hour

October 14, 2019
A nonprofit is producing a “creative” happy hour this week. Read More

Distinguished Alumnus follows his own path to success

Dante Villarreal was the first in his family to finish high school and attend college.

October 11, 2019
Dante Villarreal said the phone call informing him he’d been chosen as this year’s 40 Under 40 Distinguished Alum came as quite a surprise. Read More

WMU rolls out student-created wine as fundraiser

Profits from Bronconess will go toward scholarships for leadership and business strategy students.

October 11, 2019
In its latest philanthropic venture, Western Michigan University recently began selling a new wine brand designed by students. Read More

Inside Track: Bob Taylor helps lost veterans ‘find a new purpose’ in life

Owner of Alliant Enterprises assists veterans reacclimating into society.

October 11, 2019
As a former member of the U.S. Air Force, Bob Taylor understands what it means to be a military veteran and works to helps others like him. Read More

WMU professor testing opioid treatment app

Anthony DeFulio will collaborate with wellness program DynamiCare to reduce relapse.

October 11, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Research on the horizon at Western Michigan University will explore how a new smartphone application can help treat opioid addiction. Read More

Foster care program at risk after budget cuts

Gov. Whitmer cut $2M from West Michigan Partnership for Children, the organization’s administrative budget.

October 11, 2019
An organization formed in a pilot program to oversee foster care in Kent County is at risk of closing after state budget cuts. Read More

Clothing brands partner on collection

October 11, 2019
A pair of Michigan outdoor clothing brands are collaborating on a new collection. Read More

Health system opens clinic in Meijer

October 11, 2019
A local health system has opened a new clinic inside a Meijer. Read More