Street Talk

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

ARTICLES

Street Talk: Talking tech

Soccer friendly.

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

Street Talk: Defining downtown

State of the arts.

June 17, 2016
As Meijer Inc. and Rockford Construction announced plans to bring a small Meijer grocery store concept to the West Side of Grand Rapids, a discussion erupted online. Read More

Street Talk: Pride’s progress

Hack attack.

June 10, 2016
The Grand Rapids Pride Center will show the city the meaning of LGBTQ pride this week. Read More

Street Talk: GVSU to the rescue

Road warriors.

June 3, 2016
It’s OK to be a little scared. Read More

Street Talk: No smoke and mirrors

Skating along.

May 27, 2016
As Sam Cummings said in the Business Journal’s page 1 story today on the real estate market, speculative office space just isn’t happening. Read More

Street Talk: Embrace the volatility

Name game.

May 20, 2016
As Dennis Johnson sees it, the volatility in the financial markets is going to be around for a while. The trick is to see that volatility coming, and resist the urge to overcorrect. Read More

Street Talk: Zoo, museum seek cash influx

To the bone.

May 13, 2016
John Ball Zoo and the Grand Rapids Public Museum are asking Kent County voters to create a “stable and reliable funding” source for their organizations. Read More

Street Talk: The long blue thread

Center stage.

May 6, 2016
The former executive director of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council is running for political office — not because she wants to but because that’s the way the system works. Read More

Street Talk: Leaders of the pack

History markers and makers.

April 29, 2016
West Michigan’s business community has been blessed with abundant — and visionary — leaders, past and present. Read More

Street Talk: Down the drain

Call to action.

April 22, 2016
Gov. Rick Snyder’s approval ratings plummeted in the wake of the Flint water crisis, and Michiganders now consider city infrastructure the state’s biggest problem, according to Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey. Read More