Street Talk

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

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Street Talk: Run like the wind

March gladness.

February 27, 2015
Today’s front-page story shows Michigan is in the bottom 10 — again — when it comes to the well-being of its residents. Read More

Street Talk: MSU’s breakfast of champions

Lobby hobby.

February 20, 2015
Two former White House advisers will tell their war stories at a breakfast event in GR Feb. 27, put on by the MSU Michigan Political Leadership Program. Read More

Street Talk: Bottoms up when it’s cold outside

Knock on WOOD.

February 13, 2015
Last week at the Kent County Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Tom Antor of Sparta introduced a resolution that reveals Kent is a hard-drinkin’ county, indeed. Read More

Street Talk: The food chain

Dogs’ best friend.

February 6, 2015
“Thank you for shopping at Meijer.” Read More

Street Talk: Banks keep reshuffling; Mercantile keeps watching

Secret code.

January 30, 2015
“There’s a lot of M&A activity going on, and especially in Michigan,” notes Mike Price, CEO of Mercantile Bank. Read More

Street Talk: Rotarians quiz Kent County Commission chair

Money talks.

January 23, 2015
Dan Koorndyk, chair of the Kent County Board of Commissioners, was a guest of the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids last week to give a short presentation on Kent County government. Read More

Street Talk: A view of Grand Rapids from above

It’s a date.

January 16, 2015
Grand Rapids’ reputation is reaching new heights. Read More

Street Talk: It’s cold and flu season; don’t die

Building battle.

January 9, 2015
Each week, Business Journal Publisher John Zwarensteyn sends an email to all employees that is filled with notes. Read More

Street Talk: New Meijer office building is clearly intriguing

Gold stars.

January 2, 2015
Intriguing — and perhaps somewhat mysterious — is how some may view the new two-story office building at the Meijer corporate complex in Walker. Read More

Street Talk: These entrepreneurs are going up

100 years ago today.

December 26, 2014
What can you do in the time it takes to ride an elevator? Read More