ARTICLES

Street Talk: Moving the chains

Final signature.

February 21, 2020
A Western Michigan University expert in supply chains and risk mitigation estimates we are two to six weeks away from serious disruptions as the result of the coronavirus, but its overall economic impact will be minimal if demand for products and services holds. Read More

Street Talk: Just call in sick

Reaching out.

February 14, 2020
While it is difficult for the CDC to predict flu severity, influenza in all its forms is expected to cost U.S. employers over $13 billion in lost productivity this season. Read More

Street Talk: Road less traveled

TV time.

February 7, 2020
Looking forward to some vehicle insurance relief this summer? Read More

Street Talk: Nurses save lives

Productive health.

January 31, 2020
When a group of Muskegon Community College nursing instructors and students traveled to a convention, they never expected to leave being called heroes. Read More

Street Talk: Rosy outlook for retail

Food insecurity.

January 24, 2020
Retailers in Michigan reported higher sales in December and predict stronger winter sales than a year ago, according to the Michigan Retail Index. Read More

Street Talk: Looking out for local

Brain drain.

January 17, 2020
The Grand Rapids Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Jan. 23 regarding the city’s recreational cannabis ordinance, and the West Michigan Cannabis Guild is urging the public to step forward and speak out against the concentration of licenses to out-of-area businesses. Read More

Street Talk: Group seeks to stall sex trafficking

Free prescriptions.

January 10, 2020
A human trafficking workgroup is inviting Grand Rapids residents to join the movement to end sex trafficking in Grand Rapids. Read More

Street Talk: 2019’s job cuts go out like a lamb

Adult literacy.

January 3, 2020
Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers fell for the second consecutive month, to 32,843, the lowest monthly total since 27,122 cuts were announced in July 2018, according to a report released Jan. 2 from global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Read More

Street Talk: A lights-out scam

Mobility options.

December 27, 2019
The Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan and Consumers Energy are warning businesses to be cautious of a growing utility scam. Read More

Street Talk: Welcome to all

Giving back.

December 20, 2019
In response to an executive order on enhancing state and local involvement in refugee resettlement, the Kentwood City Commission adopted a resolution in support of the continued resettlement of refugees within city limits. Read More