A casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what’s being said around town.


Street Talk: Shopping trends revealed

Think your shopping choices havenā€™t changed much during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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: Ready for the office?

Michiganā€™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: Meijer sets supplier diversity event

On the heels of a similar successful event last year, Meijer Inc. announced it will host a second supplier diversity event in May, giving diverse-owned businesses nationwide the opportunity to showcase their offerings for interested Meijer merchants.

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

Business Leaders for Michigan, the stateā€™s business roundtable, has weighed in to support key provisions of Gov. Gretchen Whitmerā€™s Fiscal Year 2022 Executive Budget recommendation.

Street Talk: Home help promise

Northpointe Bankā€™s funding partnership with Seeds of Promise is once again bearing fruit in the community.

Street Talk: Made in the shade

Grand Rapidsā€™ goal of having a 40% tree canopy citywide by 2025 has some more green behind it.

Street Talk: Gold attendance stars

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

Street Talk: Muskegon makes listening a top priority

A pandemic with stay-at-home orders, online classrooms, virtual public meetings, cancelled community events, shuttered businesses and unprecedented election-year discord has left a relationship void between Muskegon citizens and their elected officials.

Street Talk: Community roots run deep

Roots Brew Shop in Grand Rapids has been able to keep its doors open by adapting and finding innovative ways to keep its customer base engaged amid ongoing COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.