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Boomgaard named editor of Grand Rapids Biz Journal

March 10, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Joe Boomgaard

Joe Boomgaard, the editor of MiBiz, has been named editor of Crain’s Grand Rapids Business.

An MiBiz story states, “Boomgaard, a West Michigan native, brings a wealth of newsroom leadership experience to the role. He’s worked on the MiBiz editorial team since 2007, helping to develop a team of reporters who cover the business community across the West Michigan region.

“Working with Boomgaard to run the newsroom will be Andy Balaskovitz, who will serve as managing editor, the title he currently holds at MiBiz. Tim Gortsema, the current editor of the Grand Rapids Business Journal, will take on the role of special projects editor for Crain’s Grand Rapids Business.

“‘Our Grand Rapids newsroom, under Joe’s leadership and with his team’s deep community ties, is poised to cover the West Michigan business community with engaging and authoritative journalism,’ said Mickey Ciokajlo, executive editor of Crain Communications’ editorial operations in Michigan. ‘I couldn’t be more excited about this news team.'”

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