GRAND RAPIDS — Crain Communications Inc. immediately launched Crain’s Grand Rapids Enterprise, a brand new model offering hundreds of readers every day with well timed, in-depth and contextual information from West Michigan.
As well as, Crain’s Grand Rapids Enterprise will broaden its attain into the group with a full slate of dwell occasions that assist enterprise leaders and group members interact and community in significant methods.
Crain’s Grand Rapids Enterprise was created from the consolidation of the Grand Rapids Enterprise Journal and MiBiz, each of which Crain Communications bought in 2022.
“After we entered the West Michigan market with the acquisitions final 12 months, we stated we had been dedicated to giving readers and enterprise companions probably the most complete information and details about the Grand Rapids area,” stated KC Crain, president and CEO of Crain Communications. “As we speak is a special occasion in that we formally launch the brand new Crain’s Grand Rapids Enterprise model to ship on that promise.”
The enlargement into Grand Rapids marks Crain’s fifth metropolis model, alongside Crain’s Detroit Enterprise, Crain’s Chicago Enterprise, Crain’s New York Enterprise and Crain’s Cleveland Enterprise.
Whereas the Grand Rapids information staff will present complete protection of the market, sturdy emphasis will likely be positioned on the subjects of actual property, well being care, manufacturing, finance, know-how, regulation and the meals business.
“The information staff we’ve got assembled in Grand Rapids is spectacular and I’m excited for our readers to see the tales they ship,” stated Mickey Ciokajlo, govt editor of Crain’s Grand Rapids Enterprise and Crain’s Detroit Enterprise. “This staff has deep roots and huge connections in West Michigan, which is so vital in native journalism immediately.”
The information staff is led by Editor Joe Boomgaard, who beforehand served as editor of MiBiz. Working alongside Boomgaard are Managing Editor Andy Balaskovitz, who held the identical title at MiBiz, and Particular Tasks Editor Tim Gortsema, who beforehand was editor of the Grand Rapids Enterprise Journal.
Jill Could will oversee the gross sales operation as director of gross sales and occasions, reporting to Lisa Rudy, writer of Crain’s Grand Rapids Enterprise. Could beforehand oversaw gross sales for the Grand Rapids Enterprise Journal. Matthew Chaffee, who was the advertising coordinator on the Enterprise Journal, will function occasions and advertising coordinator.