Hi, I am Mark.
The Ledger (formerly known as West Michigan Business Blog) is my blog. I liken my blog to that neat little tucked away room in “back” where they keep all the good stuff. You know like at the library where they keep at the good books, or the store with the premium items, or the firework store in Indiana with their illegal even for Indiana back room. This is a place where you get the extra info, a little more depth, and of course my opinions and thoughts.
I am a marketing professional who lives in Holland with my wife (who rocks) and two young children (not surprisingly but they rock as well), but I work in Grand Rapids. I have a somewhat insatiable thirst for local business news, which I enjoy reading when I have time (two kids remember). As a native Chicagoan, I moved to West Michigan in the summer of 2005, and I have come across many interesting companies, and stories which there was little to no information available on the subject (see Graces article). This blog got started for a couple of reasons:
1) So I do not forget interesting news I come across
2) To communicate all the interesting and odd business news I come across in West Michigan to my friends and family back in Chicago
3) To see if my readers can answer any questions that I dig up
4) A want to exercise my creative side, and my writing brain muscle
5) To pretend I am immensely important because I write a blog
6) Learn more about my new home
Bringing the information I can find to the forefront is something I enjoy to do, but I could always use some help. So if you have any information, ideas, or tips please let me know.
I can be reached in the following ways:
Here are some of my most popular posts:
- The 3 part saga of “The Rise & Fall of Spearia” – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
- “Breaking the Chain – O’Charley’s becoming Twisted Rooster“
- Bosgraaf Blogs
- The 1st blog – S Nightclub & Bosgraaf Family – Trust Me, It All Makes Sense
- The 2nd blog – Update on Scott Bosgraaf
- Water Buffalo Cheese? (early on lots of people were searching for water buffalo pictures)