Street Talk: Let’s talk depression, because no one else does

This time of year is filled with frolicking family fun, gobs of gift-giving, gracious good cheer and the usual holiday hoo-ha for everyone, right?Not...

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BANKRUPTCY20-00958 – WELDON, Mary J., 6123 Bagel, Ryan F. Beach (Ch. 7)20-00961 – SCHEULKE, Daniel L. Sr., 825 Keeler SE, Eliot A. Sasson (Ch....

Training program readies workers for manufacturing careers

“Without tool-and-die makers and machinists to build things, our country is going to be in trouble,” said Rob Willsea, recruiting and sales manager for...

Statewide effort launches bioscience planning process

Organizations representing the bioscience sector across Michigan are participating in an initiative to develop a strategic plan to guide the industry’s growth.MichBio, the Michigan...

Inside Track: Product of sex trade returns to right some wrongs

Nicholas Popma is a slave-born slave liberator.Popma, a Grand Valley State University senior, is the founder of Save India’s Youth, a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit...

Inside Track: Giving back to his tribe

Around 5 a.m. every Monday morning for six months, Kurt Trevan hit the road and made the three-hour drive from Grand Rapids to Chicago.During...

Street Talk: A competitive game

Michigan lawmakers plan to scale back tax break legislation designed to land a mega-Internet data center in the state.The House's Tax Policy Committee chairman...

Inside Track: Baking up a new career

Mary Scheidel remembers driving to a bakery on the West Side of Grand Rapids 21 years ago to pick up a cake for her...

Inside Track: Food entrepreneur advises people not to ‘fear heat’

Dominic Sorenson has started a lot of food businesses.A couple of the businesses were based on fantastic ideas but had little backing or support....

Kate Pew Wolters earns philanthropy award

One of the reasons Grand Rapids is continually referred to as a generous city is because of people like Kate Pew Wolters.Wolters, president of...

Street Talk: The fountain of youth

Grand Valley State University engineering students have completed their senior project on an iconic tourist draw in Grand Haven.Grand Haven’s well-known musical fountain now...

Street Talk: Retail sales bottom out

Retail sales saw their biggest monthly drop on record during March as the coronavirus pandemic forced restaurants, bars and many stores to temporarily close across the nation and stay-at-home orders also impacted gasoline sales, the National Retail Federation said.

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Feb. 22 — MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of Deeds OBERG, Gordon et al, One Reverse Mortgage, Vandertuin Plat No. 1, Lot 19,...

‘Backyard’ winery helps push Michigan’s industry

Brian Lesperance would like to think of Fenn Valley Vineyards and Wine Cellar as Grand Rapids’ hometown winery.Lesperance, the winery’s marketing director, sometimes wonders...

Is it a hidden and unpolished jewel?

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series looking at retail potential in downtown Grand Rapids.When Gibbs Planning Group Principal Robert Gibbs inspected...

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MORTGAGESSelected mortgages filed with Kent County Register of DeedsBAKER, Joshua et al, Flagstar Bank, Condo-Anderson Woods, $500,000GOVEAS, Mathews et al, Top Flite Financial, Misty...

Inside Track: Hope professor spends sabbatical as intern

Open Systems Technologies’ “Intern Ryan” is quite possibly one of the most educated and experienced interns you’ve never heard of.“Intern Ryan,” as he’s called...

Inside Track: Price empowers through poetry

Marcel Price is passing the crown of poet laureate for Grand Rapids in 2021, but the artist known as Fable is leaving behind a legacy steeped in storytelling as a source of self-discovery and self-care.

Inside Track: Paying it forward

Tony Johnson often spends his lunch hour at Mel Trotter Ministries interviewing possible job applicants to come work for him at Smashburger, where he...

Inside Track: In the minority: not the usual computer science nerd

Susan Cotts likes to stay absorbed in the task at hand without worrying about what the rest of the herd is doing.That would explain...

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