Street Talk

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


Street Talk: Something about Mary

Scoreboard watching.

October 14, 2016
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is now the fifth-largest independent rehabilitation hospital in the United States. Read More

Street Talk: Pieces of a bigger pie

Pound-for-pound champ.

October 7, 2016
When a Chinese student comes to the United States and studies at a university, it’s an export for the American economy. Read More

Street Talk: TPP could benefit West Michigan

Dreamer Daryl.

September 30, 2016
Matt Priest believes the Trans-Pacific Partnership could benefit West Michigan, and he will be in West Michigan this week to explain why. Read More

Street Talk: The bottom line

News desk.

September 23, 2016
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will honor three local sustainable business leaders as inductees to the West Michigan Sustainable Business Hall of Fame at its Triple Bottom Line Bash on Oct. 12. Read More

Street Talk: Beer tax support falls flat

Nun run.

September 16, 2016
Brewers in Grand Rapids can’t be happy. Read More

Street Talk: The Moose is loose

Report card.

September 9, 2016
The first Moosejaw Mountaineering store on the west side of the state is coming to Grand Rapids. Read More

Street Talk: Start Garden’s fresh start

O, Canada.

September 2, 2016
Start Garden has spun itself off. Read More

Street Talk: Talent drain’s strain

Good policy.

August 26, 2016
It seems like it has become a regular feature to highlight the juxtaposition of Grand Rapids being one of the fastest growing cities in the nation with the dearth of talent in the region. Read More

Street Talk: Boards: Only white males need apply

Cleaning up.

August 19, 2016
A little diversity can go a long way. Apparently, it has to. Read More

Street Talk: Tapping the brakes

Credit check.

August 12, 2016
A little barometric pressure in the small business community could portend a storm front. Read More