/Rachel Bartels

About Rachel Bartels

Rachel is the Program Manager for Hello West Michigan. She grew up on the east side of Michigan not knowing there was a difference between "east side" and "west side" ....until she moved here for college and experienced it for herself. You'll typically find Rachel at a community event during the week, or at the beach, picking blueberries, or cross county skiing on the weekends (although not all on the same weekend).

Discovering a Reason to Get Up Early

2017-12-05T14:44:05+00:00 Blog, Blog Posts|

We often speak with people living in places like California, Arizona, and Florida that cite West Michigan's winter as the first objection to relocating to the area. But the truth is, every state has an "indoor" season. In Arizona, you spend the summer going from air conditioned house, to your (remote started) air conditioned car, [...]

Essential Service Award

2017-11-27T12:20:03+00:00 Blog|

The Essential Service award seeks to recognize the important role of service workers in our community and the role they play in our economy. Without these people who faithfully fulfill necessary roles, our economy would suffer greatly. Award recipients will be recognized at a special Economic Club meeting in January and is sponsored by Michigan [...]

Summer Intern Housing Community

2016-01-04T14:59:50+00:00 Blog|

Congratulations! You’ve accepted your internship offer from a West Michigan company and you’re ready to dip your toes into the water of professional life. But wait, before you can put on your new suit and head into the office, you need to answer the big question: “Where am I going to live?” Several area colleges [...]

ACG Cup 2016

2016-01-04T14:42:56+00:00 Blog|

Where's the one place you can engage top undergraduate finance, accounting, marketing, international business, and management majors as well as MBA students in 1 on 1 conversations and view them in action during a real-world case study? ACG Cup Retaining and Recruiting talent in West Michigan is the objective of the ACG Cup competition and [...]