Pat Evans

Pat Evans

Pat Evans is a freelance writer and a contributor to the Grand Rapids Business Journal.


Inside Track: Navy veteran lends a hand

Michael Hyacinthe’s programs help past military members reintegrate into society with affordable housing, jobs.

December 22, 2017
Growing up in New York City, Michael Hyacinthe wanted to play basketball. Read More

Inside Track: Best of both worlds

Entrepreneurship helps Megan Odegaard grow in her day job as an assurance manager for accounting firm.

November 24, 2017
Driving around a mountain bend in December 2006, Megan Odegaard was involved in a head-on collision that set her life on a different course than intended. Read More

Inside Track: Learning from defeat

Owner of The Mitten Brewing Co. has no regrets after leaving music career to open brewery.

October 27, 2017
For more than a decade, Chris Andrus struggled to survive as a singer-songwriter. Read More

Inside Track: Education is cornerstone of success

Rachel Scott credits mother for instilling in her importance of learning.

September 29, 2017
Rachel Scott’s mother felt there was nothing more important to instill in her children than education. Read More

Inside Track: Bankruptcy provides clarity

After a failing ownership opportunity, Navigate Ventures President Rob Stam rediscovers his passion for teaching.

September 1, 2017
Rob Stam went bankrupt in 2007, but without that experience, he wouldn’t be where he is today. Read More

Cable provider rolls out mobile phone service

August 28, 2017
A new mobile phone service is entering the West Michigan market. Read More

European-style restaurant for sale

August 24, 2017
A long-time Grand Rapids restaurant is for sale. Read More

Outdoor retailer moving into market

August 24, 2017
An outdoor retailer has leased a large space at a shopping center along a major retail corridor in town. Read More

Real estate association wins IBM Innovation Award

August 24, 2017
A Grand Rapids real estate organization has won a national award for innovation. Read More

Yoga studio opening location

August 23, 2017
A Grand Rapids yoga studio is opening a second location in the area. Read More