Street Talk

A casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town.

ARTICLES

Street Talk: It’s all about the money

Gone fishin’.

August 28, 2015
With all the “top” lists on which Grand Rapids has appeared — and they are legion — it’s a couple of the “bottom” lists that are most troubling. Read More

Street Talk: Leadership and character

Archaic laws.

August 21, 2015
Community pillars do what they do, not for any recognition, but because they see something that needs to be done and get it done. Read More

Street Talk: Building better relationships

Safe sales.

August 14, 2015
It pays to work well with others because sometimes they hold your fate in their hands. Read More

Street Talk: Local revolution

Sky show.

August 7, 2015
The words “buy local” mean many things to many people, but what it really boils down to is the choice to support your neighbor in his or her business venture. Read More

Street Talk: Reading the economic tea leaves

Target market.

July 31, 2015
Consumer confidence in Michigan is approaching record levels, begging the question: Has the state’s economy recovered? Read More

Street Talk: Cyber security pros ready for action

Path to prosperity.

July 24, 2015
Cyber security professionals will be forced to perform under pressure during a West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium event on Wednesday at Grand Valley State University’s DeVos Campus in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Street Talk: A little bit of research

Web surfing.

July 17, 2015
Everybody is pretty excited about the end product, but the beginning has some pretty good numbers, too. Read More

Street Talk: Food for thought

Pulling teeth.

July 10, 2015
Grand Rapids is good at pulling off combos. Read More

Street Talk: Scammers play fair

Greek to us.

July 3, 2015
With all the rich Nigerians, “Microsoft support” people and pharmaceutical “doctors” stuffing in-boxes and calling landlines, one might think businesses are somewhat immune to scam artists. Read More

Street Talk: A Rolls Royce of a philanthropist

Color of money.

June 26, 2015
The death of one of Grand Rapids’ patron saints of the arts is being felt throughout the community. Read More