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


Street Talk: Big wheel keep on turning

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

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: 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: 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: Shopping trends revealed

Think your shopping choices haven’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?

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

Street Talk: Home help promise

Northpointe Bank’s funding partnership with Seeds of Promise is once again bearing fruit in the community.