Items Tagged with 'GRBJ 30th Year'


GRBJ 30th Year: Rick DeVos: The future contains no absolutes

Business needs to ‘stay nimble’ and ‘react to things along the path.’

September 13, 2013
Rick DeVos has been a voice for art, entrepreneurs and cultural change in the city, but one voice he refuses to be is that of a false prophet. Read More

30 years of growth now depend on educational improvements

September 13, 2013
Thirty years ago Grand Rapids Business Journal was created, predicated on the belief that the area business community was of such substance, a staff of business journalists were necessary to pore through public offerings, bank regulation and deregulation, identify industry leaders and serve as watchdogs over regional economic concerns. Read More

GRBJ 30th Year: Reflections on 30 years in the business of business

September 13, 2013
I’m often asked where the Business Journal idea came from. Read More

GRBJ 30th Year: Newsmaker Award winners prove their staying power

September 13, 2013
It’s a club whose membership grows by one each year. Read More

GRBJ 30th Year: Technological changes leave region trying to keep pace

Explosive growth will squeeze some mid-sized firms.

September 13, 2013
Five-thousand dollars on a credit card was all Jeanne Englehart needed to start her computer training company. That was the West Michigan of 1985. Read More

GRBJ 30th Year: Grand Rapids proves to be a championship town

Football, baseball, basketball and hockey all made their mark on West Michigan.

September 13, 2013
The modern era for local professional sports really isn’t that old — only going back about 20 years — because the industry is facility driven. Without a stadium, field or arena capable of holding sizeable crowds, the revenue won’t be there and neither will the franchises. Read More

GRBJ 30th Year: Manufacturing: foreign competition drove the changes

September 13, 2013
Two highly respected veterans of the West Michigan manufacturing scene for the past 30 years, Jim Zawacki and Fred Keller, both immediately touch on the same factor when asked about the biggest change since 1983. Read More