The Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Newsmakers of the Year celebration is a popularity contest. But not in the way you might think.
When Business Journal reporters and editors met to discuss nominees for the 2018 Newsmaker of the Year honors, nearly 200 choices were considered before settling on the top three nominees in each of the following 16 categories: Arts & Entertainment, Beverages, Economic Development, Education, Finance, Food, Health Care, Law, Manufacturing, Nonprofits/Philanthropy, Real Estate/Construction, Retail, Sports, Startups, Sustainability and Technology.
In short, we are honoring the people who generated the most important news stories during 2018.
In turn, these people, projects, plans and products make West Michigan a popular place to do business.