Street Talk: And the debate goes on — and on, and on

Prolonged negotiations lasting more than a month from inception, met by additional negotiations — and finally, a debate day and time — almost.No, it...

Pork farmers are thinking out of the box

A nationally organized protest against pork sold in Wal-Mart stores was seen in West Michigan last week when Mercy For Animals held a peaceful...

Mysteries of the pyramid are revealed

The news of the $19.5 million price tag on the Steelcase pyramid in Gaines Township wasn’t on the street very long before the Business...

Power women unite to gather more power

Women business owners are meeting in Novi this week with the intention of sharing the wealth — among themselves. Trust us, that’s not a...

Walking a mile in the customers shoes

In the early hours of Thursday morning, a crowd of faithful, elderly customers stood outside Van Hoecks Shoes in downtown Grand Rapids, waiting for...

Without integrity you have nothing to share

When Business Journal Editor Carole Valade accepted the 2012 Athena Award last week, she gave as much as she got. Those who know Carole know...

Funny things happened at the Policy Forum

The West Michigan Policy Forum drew participants from far and wide, extending to two happily vocal representatives of the Upper Peninsula and approximately 60...

Heres the score No more 8 More

Last week, the Michigan Supreme Court apparently drove a stake into the heart of the would-be November ballot proposal to amend the state constitution...

LaughFests contributions will make you smile

Face it, Gilda’s LaughFest is a good time for a good cause. While a bit of skepticism greeted the inaugural 10-day event that takes...

One success begets another for GR mom entrepreneur

Christy Malone has been pretty busy for a “stay-at-home” mom. In 2008, she franchised the southeast Michigan “mom-to-mom sale,” a six-hour resale extravaganza scheduled...

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