Street Talk: Support for K-12, talent and mobility

Business Leaders for Michigan, the state’s business roundtable, has weighed in to support key provisions of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Fiscal Year 2022 Executive Budget recommendation.

Street Talk: Alliance for Health has new leadership — and direction?

The Alliance for Health board will meet today — the first time in more than 40 years that long-time Alliance President Lody Zwarensteyn will...

Street Talk: Building pipelines remain packed

Today’s front page carries a story highlighting $187 million in new private investment coming to Grand Rapids in 2019. But the city isn’t the...

Street Talk: Nightmares on Main Street

What keeps employers awake at night?According to Employer Associations of America’s 2017 National Business Trends Survey, there are plenty of reasons for nocturnal nightmares.Despite...

Street Talk: Beer with a view

City Built Brewing Company is taking full advantage of the two-and-a-half months of Michigan summer.Guests to the Monroe North brewery now can enjoy City...

Street Talk: How to release employees

Thousands of people in West Michigan lost their jobs last week. Thousands more might this week. It’s the new world order, at least for...

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: There go the judges

Turns out even judges’ jobs aren’t totally secure when the state is looking to trim spending.Michigan’s State Court Administrative Office this month recommended 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: Benteler Automotive closing Hall Street plant early next year

Benteler Automotive is announcing plans to close its manufacturing plant located at 320 Hall Street in Grand Rapids. Current plans are for the facility...

Street Talk: Wedding planner

While the Pub at Paddock is generating excitement as the most recent restaurant addition to the historic Paddock mansion, not much has been heard...

Street Talk: East meets West, except when it doesn’t

Business leaders from West Michigan have long attempted to cross I-96 to extend a hand of partnership to brethren at major corporations since the...

Street Talk: Everybody’s girding up for new winter woes

The worst winter in 40 years seems like it just ended, but already this year’s blast is making its presence felt.You can be assured...

Street Talk: Stage presence

One of the fun things about awards ceremonies where the winners are revealed at the event is the unscripted “acceptance” speeches from the honorees.The...

Street Talk: Hill no longer home to some great minds

The Van Andel Institute has been able to bring some of the biggest names in scientific research to the home of Hope on the...

Street Talk: Another use for the fiscal cliff

It’s always about the money. Especially if you happen to be a congressman hanging off the fiscal cliff — or being thrown off.U.S. Rep....

Street Talk: Parking suggestions welcome

With all the hubbub surrounding parking this past week, maybe it’s time for Grand Rapids to tear a page from Seattle’s book.There are two...

Street Talk: Home may be where the heart is, but employees aren’t

Pointing to extensive research from more than a decade of experience with the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For program, National Association for...

Street Talk: Chamber just says no

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is taking a page from Nancy Reagan’s playbook: Just say no.In the 1980s, the former first lady...

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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