Street Talk

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

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Street Talk: Eatery’s food for thought

Public flossing.

November 17, 2017
At a taste-testing event Nov. 8, the Business Journal learned about an LLC created to give minorities a jump-start in business. Read More

Street Talk: Surviving the ‘Amazon effect’

Native speakers.

November 10, 2017
For those outside of the retail industry, the advent of Amazon and e-commerce as a whole seemed to spell the “apocalypse” for brick and mortar retail, but surprisingly, the brick and mortar model is changing to adapt to the new landscape. Read More

Street Talk: A man and his island

Ballot stuff.

November 3, 2017
The World Affairs Council’s 68th anniversary luncheon featured a Grand Valley State University alum, who also happens to be president of the Republic of Palau, a 340-island chain near Micronesia, between Guam and the Philippines. Read More

Street Talk: Meet me in the middle

Safety first.

October 27, 2017
How does Middle America respond to a new snack food product? Or, more precisely, how would the middle of America respond? Read More

Street Talk: ArtPrize feeling footloose

Sign of the times.

October 20, 2017
One of downtown Grand Rapids’ most visible landmarks recently got an upgrade. Read More

Street Talk: It’s all in the ask

Thoughts for food.

October 13, 2017
Are Michigan’s voting-age residents in favor of tax cuts as proposals make their way through the state and the nation’s capitals? Read More

Street Talk: A bigger bang for the buck

Laker effect.

October 6, 2017
There is a new financial player in town that’s small but laser-focused. Read More

Street Talk: Voters need schooling

September 29, 2017
Business Leaders for Michigan released findings from a recent survey on K-12 education that show strong voter interest for greater improvement in Michigan schools. Read More

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