Street Talk: A crowded table

More than 100 small businesses around Michigan will use the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s MI Local Biz crowdfunding program throughout the month of June, MEDC said on June 4.

Street Talk: Who wants Wahlburgers?

Actor Mark Wahlberg was spotted hanging out in Grand Rapids last week, setting tongues wagging as to what the TV and movie celebrity was...

Street Talk: Shopping trends revealed

Think your shopping choices haven’t changed much during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Street Talk: Gold attendance stars

Michigan’s 38 senators and 110 representatives missed 3,791 roll call votes in 2020, according to the Missed Votes Report.

Street Talk: Big wheel keep on turning

General Motors’ Wyoming facility hit a major milestone in axle production last month.

Street Talk: GROW’s growth track

Grand Rapids Opportunity for Women issued its 2020 annual report on June 15, highlighting data on the organization’s banner year of lending and program development, as well as anecdotes from small business owners who received COVID-19 relief funds from GROW.

Street Talk: Leaving their mark

The 2021 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch have left a big impact on the economy.

Street Talk: That one really stings

The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce is blaming Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for rubbing SALT in the wounds of small businesses.

Street Talk: Native son shines

A native son has made his mark on the West Coast, but he hasn’t forgotten about his West Michigan roots.Vicksburg native Chris Moore made...

Street Talk: Boost for manufacturing

Thanks to a bipartisan group of lawmakers, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center will receive a $2,118,000 federal grant to help small and medium-sized manufacturers in Michigan respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Street Talk: The pause that refreshes

City Built Brewing Company no doubt was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the brewery managed to find ways to innovate and still drive sales, to the point where it may not want to go back to normal.

Street Talk: Leaving home behind

Michigan’s business leaders see robust growth ahead in the state’s economy during the next six to 12 months and plan a return to in-person office work in the 3rd and 4th quarters of this year, according to a quarterly economic survey completed by Business Leaders for Michigan.

Street Talk: Staying safe at home

While Michigan residents have been urged to stay home and stay safe, staying safe at home has taken a broader meaning for the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan.

Street Talk: Well-being as a priority

Priority Health is working to help clients address overall well-being rather than wellness alone.The focus is on the “value of investment rather than return...

Street Talk: Task force eyes projects

Community leaders are taking the next step toward determining whether to build a new convention hotel and/or an amphitheater.The Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority...

Street Talk: Ready for the office?

Michigan’s top executives are cautiously optimistic about 2021 economic conditions and looking forward to a return to in-person work later this year.

Street Talk: Schools are breathing easier

Over 100,000 Fellowes AeraMax Air Purifiers are now in U.S. schools, according to Holland-based Trendway.

Street Talk: Mr. Van Andel goes to Washington (again)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce named Steve Van Andel chairman of its board of directors. Van Andel, chairman of Amway Corp., will serve a...

Street Talk: Make life more than a job

Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids is on a mission to raise awareness throughout West Michigan about the many career opportunities currently available and the value of having a job. 

Street Talk: A buyer’s market

According to an online real estate site, 2019 is looking to be a hot year for Grand Rapids’ housing market.Trulia identified 10 of the...