Street Talk

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


Street Talk: Giants among them

Career prep.

October 12, 2018
Three local businesses were named “Small Giants” by Forbes magazine and will open their businesses for public tours during the next few weeks. Read More

Street Talk: Winds of change

The cutting edge.

October 5, 2018
The largest solar energy project in Michigan might be coming to Muskegon. Read More

Street Talk: Well-being as a priority

Leadership leads.

September 21, 2018
Priority Health is working to help clients address overall well-being rather than wellness alone. Read More

Street Talk: Throwing some shade

Fiscal fitness.

September 14, 2018
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority has approved funding to Friends of Grand Rapids Parks in an effort to add 50 more trees to the downtown cityscape. Read More

Street Talk: The trade market

A leg up.

September 7, 2018
After having helmed a defunct startup focused on bartering, a local entrepreneur still is hoping the practice goes big in West Michigan. Read More

Street Talk: Startup tackles used cars

Art for all.

August 31, 2018
Five Grand Rapids entrepreneurs launched a website to help take the guesswork out of buying a new vehicle. Read More

Street Talk: Kent pay hikes on tap

At the plate.

August 24, 2018
Kent County police officers will see nearly $1 million in total wage increases over the next five years. Read More

Street Talk: Parking for all

The band played on.

August 17, 2018
The multifaceted Studio Park project has begun pouring four of the six building foundations, and unique to other large-scale developments in downtown Grand Rapids, the project promises surplus parking for employees in 2019. Read More

Street Talk: Safe at home

Name game.

August 10, 2018
Not every question on last Tuesday’s ballots involved two or more candidates seeking public office. Read More

Street Talk: On the road to cybersecurity

The other shoe.

August 3, 2018
A new Michigan high school curriculum focused on automotive cybersecurity training will be piloted this fall. Read More