Street Talk

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

ARTICLES

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

Street Talk: Banking on bright shining buildings

Park it in these bathrooms

August 5, 2016
Sam Cummings made sure to mention convenient parking in his discussion with the Business Journal last week about the CWD Real Estate Investment renovations of the Calder Plaza Building, which currently has lots of room for tenants. Read More

Street Talk: Feel free to walk a mile in our shoes

Aces high.

July 29, 2016
There’s a good chance Kris Larson is jumping out of his boots this week. Read More

Street Talk: If you can’t say anything nice …

Cottage industry.

July 22, 2016
While most of Michigan’s Republican leadership was in Cleveland, Ohio, last week for the Republican National Convention, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, who represents Michigan’s 3rd District, decided to remain in Grand Rapids. Read More

Street Talk: Flush with cash, lenders look to lend

Thar she brews!

July 15, 2016
There are opportunities to the east. Read More

Street Talk: ‘The truth is the truth’

Lakeshore’s advantage.

July 8, 2016
Propaganda Doughnuts has closed after being one of the hottest foodie destinations in Grand Rapids since it opened a little more than two years ago. Read More

Street Talk: More fresh faces

Good, clean fun.

July 1, 2016
Walker city officials may be voting on their political fate later this month when a ballot question regarding term limits is presented. Read More

Street Talk: Talking tech

Soccer friendly.

June 24, 2016
What to make of Grand Rapids’ infrastructure, technology and entrepreneurship? Read More