Street Talk

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


Street Talk: The island of misfit produce

September 22, 2017
A local retailer is testing the premise that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. Read More

Street Talk: Living on the black edge

September 15, 2017
The force behind a black-owned business empowerment experiment will show up in Muskegon tomorrow ready to talk about economic injustice. Read More

Street Talk: Leaders, lend an ear

River race.

September 8, 2017
When it comes to the topic of leadership, there may not be a better in-state expert than Tom Izzo. Read More

Street Talk: Political learning curve

Burst of energy.

September 1, 2017
West Michigan has an unusual connection to geopolitical maneuverings in the Asia-Pacific region, which will be in the spotlight when the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan hosts its 68th anniversary luncheon later this year. Read More

Street Talk: The fountain of youth

Washington comes to GR.

August 25, 2017
Grand Valley State University engineering students have completed their senior project on an iconic tourist draw in Grand Haven. Read More

Street Talk: Prepare for productivity blackout

Senior moments.

August 18, 2017
For the first time since 1979, the United States will have a front-row seat to a total solar eclipse stretching 70 miles wide and following a path from Oregon to South Carolina. Read More

Street Talk: County moves to halt spread of methane

Economics 101.

August 11, 2017
The Kent County Department of Public Works discovered a migration of methane gas to the west of the Kentwood Landfill during routine monitoring in 2016. Read More

Street Talk: The impact of doing good

Ticket to ride.

August 4, 2017
Local First has released its mid-year report highlighting how local companies use their business as a force for good. Read More

Street Talk: Kramer’s furniture showdown takedown

Tiny titans

July 28, 2017
Earlier this month, CNBC Mad Money host Jim Kramer took a crack at comparing two of West Michigan’s most notable companies: Steelcase and Herman Miller. Read More

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