Street Talk: Making a connection

In 2018, Grand Rapids’ rapidly transforming West Side welcomed the first urban grocery store concept from Meijer, and the overall reception has been positive.In...

Street Talk: Business groups aim higher

Four major business organizations recently announced support for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s goal of increasing the percentage of Michigan’s workforce with a post-high school degree...

Street Talk: The old switcheroo

What a change four years and a shift in political power can make.In late 2015 when West Michigan was fighting to attract Switch’s major...

Street Talk: Parking for all

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,...

Street Talk: Program showing promise

The past year was a record-breaking time for the Muskegon Area Promise, with 84 percent of students returning to Baker College of Muskegon or...

Street Talk: Police manhunt goes nationwide

The city of Grand Rapids is now on the lookout for a new top cop.The city commission recently voted to approve a contract with...

Street Talk: Throwing some shade

The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority has approved funding to Friends of Grand Rapids Parks in an effort to add 50 more trees to...

Street Talk: Need some help paying your bills?

Customers of ChoiceOne Bank can now say, “Hey, Alexa. Pay my bills.”The Sparta-based bank is continuing its expansion into digital financial services with the...

Street Talk: Pilots are grounded

A pilot to improve the integration of Medicaid physical health and behavioral health services that two West Michigan organizations were set to take part...

Street Talk: The trade market

After having helmed a defunct startup focused on bartering, a local entrepreneur still is hoping the practice goes big in West Michigan.Michael Lynn, owner...

Street Talk: A great start

Grand Rapids Community College will be the first in the state to participate in a national project to better prepare early childhood education professionals.The...

Street Talk: Can the tariffs

Now it’s really getting personal.As talk of tariff wars continues to dominate the national press, the Beer Institute has come forward condemning President Donald...

Street Talk: Courts go fee free

During March, some Kent County residents can settle outstanding court debts without further penalty or incarceration.The 62-B District Court in Kentwood and the county’s...

Street Talk: What’s in a name?

Minor league baseball is rife with colorful team nicknames, ranging from the Savannah Bananas to the Topeka Train Robbers.Now another Michigan team can be...

Street Talk: All for the river?

The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum has heard from a consultant who demonstrated a racial equity-testing tool using a local sustainability project as an...

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