Street Talk

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

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Street Talk: Tariffs offset tax gains

Go with the flow.

April 20, 2018
West Michigan’s two largest furniture manufacturers are keeping an eye on the impact of steel tariffs on their bottom line. Read More

Street Talk: First things first

Solid foundation.

April 13, 2018

Several high-profile guests, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, drew a sold-out crowd to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park at a luncheon celebration of what would have been former first lady Betty Ford’s 100th birthday.

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Street Talk: City funds Latino leaders

Mental note.

April 6, 2018

Initiatives that address issues of economic disparity, workforce development, civic engagement and leadership development in the Latino community are getting a boost from the city.

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Street Talk: Chamber just says no

Love letter.

March 30, 2018
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is taking a page from Nancy Reagan’s playbook: Just say no. Read More

Street Talk: There’s more than one way to grow

Hometown hero.

March 23, 2018
Kids’ Food Basket is nearly ready to begin construction on its new headquarters. Read More

Street Talk: Passing the baton

Child’s play.

March 16, 2018
A statewide small business development leader is re-entering the private sector this month. Read More

Street Talk: West Side Meijer taking shape

Walk this way.

March 9, 2018
Meijer’s Bridge Street Market has been a hot topic of discussion among the many developments on Grand Rapids’ West Side. Read More

Street Talk: Downtown Market trending upward

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.

March 2, 2018

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market reported 2017 vendor sales of $14 million, which the market said is about a 14 percent increase over 2016 sales, which were at $12,232,764.

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Street Talk: On board with baby

An app for that.

February 23, 2018
Data from a slew of recent studies are pushing some large companies to adopt more inclusive parental leave policies. Read More

Street Talk: The DIY spirit

Invisible workforce.

February 16, 2018
A former city of Wyoming dump truck has found new life as a crash attenuator vehicle for the Public Safety Department’s fire division. Read More