Street Talk

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


Street Talk: There go the judges

Giving tree.

July 21, 2017
Turns out even judges’ jobs aren’t totally secure when the state is looking to trim spending. Read More

Street Talk: City cuts parking payments

Screen time.

July 14, 2017
Metered parking spots may be tougher to find these days, but at least they're getting a little cheaper. Read More

Street Talk: Stemming the education decline

Blinker, please.

July 7, 2017
Business Leaders for Michigan launched a study aimed at boosting K-12 school performance in Michigan. Read More

Street Talk: Parking lot party

High note.

June 30, 2017
As John Wheeler embarked on what likely will become a signature project on his résumé of developments that have changed Grand Rapids, a whole load of people showed up at the groundbreaking last week. Read More

Street Talk: Into the heart of coffee country

We have liftoff.

June 23, 2017
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Howard Schultz walks into a Grand Rapids café… Read More

Street Talk: Leading the way

Broadcast stars.

June 16, 2017
Some of Grand Rapids’ more prominent business leaders will share the spotlight Monday night with the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Read More

Street Talk: Innovation crosses all industries

Taking credit.

June 9, 2017
On a recent visit to Steelcase, the current CEO, Jim Keane, chatted a bit about a former CEO, Jim Hackett. Read More

Street Talk: We are not alone

Hack attack.

June 2, 2017
West Michigan no longer is the only East Coast location for the Switch data center empire. Read More

Street Talk: Tech takes seat at board table

Scenic tour.

May 26, 2017
While recruiting CEOs remains a priority for public company boards, there are a handful of skill sets gaining prominence in the boardroom thanks to rapidly changing technology and enhanced concern over cyber security. Read More

Street Talk: Rapid transformation

Cleaning up.

May 19, 2017
During Josh Naramore’s presentation to the Grand Rapids City Commission during the FY2018 Preliminary Fiscal Plan hearings, the Mobile GR director said the department will be rebranding the Downtown Area Shuttle service line in 2018. Read More