Street Talk

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


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

Street Talk: You want to keep them? Pay them

Checking the list.

December 19, 2014
The Business Journal this week is filled with forecasts, featuring comments from The Right Place, Upjohn Institute, Answers Corp., Colliers International and more. Read More

Street Talk: Spreading the faith from all perspectives

Light show.

December 12, 2014
“I happen to be a Christian myself, but I appreciate the various perspectives,” said David Bulkowski, who represents the city of Grand Rapids as a member of the Kent County Board of Commissioners. Read More

Street Talk: Let’s play the odds on winter

Home run.

December 5, 2014
“If you play the odds,” said Jerry Byrne, “we’ve had over 40 percent of the average snowfall for a winter in GR already. Read More

Street Talk: MLive or dead, it’s still a shame

Gift giving.

November 28, 2014
Our condolences go out to the hard-working journalists at MLive Media Group who will count 2014 as their last year with the digital content company. Read More

Street Talk: When a sale is not just a sale, the bands play on

Between the Irish and the Addys.

November 21, 2014
The Grand Rapids Business Journal last March broke the news that Fenian’s Irish Pub in Conklin was for sale. Read More