ARTICLES

Street Talk: What do you want to B? Good examples abound

Silver lining.

July 25, 2014
Imagine working for a business that wants to improve your quality of life and increase the power of your impact outside the workplace — and where you are rewarded for reducing your travel impact, volunteering in your local community, eating local food, or reducing your waste. Read More

Street Talk: We are all pawns in this game of chess

Twister assist.

July 18, 2014
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has put a giant, outdoor chess set in front of the Grand Rapids Art Museum for free public use in an effort to “encourage urban recreation.” Read More

Street Talk: Wege went green before it was cool

We all scream.

July 11, 2014
It’s quite possible that even before anyone knew the South American rainforests were in trouble, Peter Wege already was lending a helping hand. Read More

Street Talk: Izzo's performance is par for the course

Pump stump.

July 4, 2014
Golf outing! Those are celebrated words in West Michigan, and it was especially evident as a couple of hundred Michigan State University alumni and friends stayed the Egypt Valley course through one of the steamiest days yet last Monday. Read More

Construction Notebook

June 30, 2014
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Street Talk: A positive senior moment

The Cup runneth over.

June 27, 2014
In his June 2 Special Message to the Legislature on Aging, Gov. Rick Snyder warned that Michigan “has more work to do to prepare for its aging population. It’s time to reinvent the way we think about aging, in a positive way.” Read More

Street Talk: Saalfeld rebuts Talen on veterans millage

Mr. Manufacturing.

June 20, 2014
Last week, Street Talk reported that Kent County Commissioner Jim Talen thinks it wasn’t necessary to put a proposal on the November general election ballot for a dedicated millage to increase services for military veterans. Read More

Street Talk: Keeping an eye on the downtown sky

High notes.

June 13, 2014
It wasn’t that long ago when construction cranes were dotting the downtown skyline. Read More

Street Talk: West Michigan health care’s heart and soul

Wall art.

June 6, 2014
The “soul” is not a treatable organ in the body, and an organ would be an unlikely instrument with which to create “soul” music, but nonetheless the two are intertwined this week. Read More

Street Talk: Make room for the next generation of women leaders

Having a ball.

May 30, 2014
Save the date: Oct. 1, 2015. Read More