Street Talk

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


Street Talk: The American way

Movie madness.

May 22, 2015
Amway Corp. sells more than just products. Read More

Street Talk: Diamonds in the rough

Principal feat.

May 15, 2015
Everybody is looking for that first big break. Read More

Street Talk: Going with the flow

The Golden Shoe.

May 8, 2015
The Grand River restoration bandwagon keeps picking up passengers. Read More

Street Talk: Grand Rapids’ international immersion

Ode joy!

May 1, 2015
The May dates of regional celebrations and awards marking area international trade will be given additional highlight at month’s end when Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima make their first official visit to the United States, including a stop in Grand Rapids June 2. Read More

Street Talk: Kent County investing half of what the roads need

History lesson.

April 24, 2015
So says the acting head of the Kent County Road Commission. Read More

Street Talk: It was meant to B

Friends in need.

April 17, 2015
What a difference a little over a year makes. Read More

Street Talk: Their crowning achievements

Cave men.

April 10, 2015
With all the talk recently centered on the disconnect between the training workers have and the skills employers need, it’s nice to see some in the business community are actually doing something about it. Read More

Street Talk: Inventors swim with the sharks

Hooking up.

April 3, 2015
Inventors’ networks in Grand Rapids and Muskegon are going off the deep end — sort of. Read More

Street Talk: And not a penny from the millage

Still sharp.

March 27, 2015
Kent County commissioners were at the dedication last week of the new Kent County Veterans Services office, formerly called the Kent County Department of Veterans Affairs. Read More

Street Talk: A nasty game of chicken

Protect and serve.

March 20, 2015
Gordon Food Service, the Wyoming company that may be the largest privately held food service distributor in the U.S., was the target of a media moment staged in Grand Rapids last week by an animal rights group. Read More