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Opinion

Local journalism needs your support more than ever

As the publisher of our local newspaper, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the recent Pew Research Center report on the changing relationship between Americans and their local news outlets. The …

Three Rivers says ‘thank you’ for 75 years

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) play a crucial role in providing healthcare services to residents in remote and underserved areas. Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster is one such organization. We …

Two non-profit organizations making an impact in Okanogan County and the NCW region

Family Health Centers serves Okanogan County and North Douglas County with medical, behavioral health, dental, pharmacy, and an array of other support services.  It's governed by a volunteer …

Get Your Business Valuation Prior to Sale Negotiations

Oftentimes, business owners go down the path of selling their business ill-equipped. Perhaps the owner has built a thriving business and rightfully pats himself on the back for his achievements, but …

When Should You Invest? A solution to timing the market

Buy low and sell high. It’s that simple. Master that technique, and you’ll always make money. The problem, of course, is that in order to buy low and sell high, you either have to be able …

In the ever-evolving business landscape, the importance of strategic marketing cannot be overstated. A well-crafted marketing plan is the cornerstone for sustainable growth, guiding your business …

GOP nearly blows up convention in attempt to save face for Reichert

SPOKANE — Washington State Republican Party leaders say they want party unity, but they torpedoed unity, at least for a bit, all for the sake of attempted control.  When it became …

A closer look at the updated capital budget

Our state approves three budgets every two years. These budgets fund Washington’s operating ($71.9 billion), transportation ($14.6 billion), and capital ($10.3 billion) expenditures, including …

Partnering for Success in OTT Advertising

As a business owner in North Central Washington and a regular reader of my column, you understand the importance of reaching your target audience through effective marketing channels. Last month, we …

Year-round tax planning: Simple strategies to boost your refund

So, you filed your taxes for 2023. Now, you can sit back, relax, and not even think about taxes until next year. Right? Wrong. The truth is the tax you pay is ultimately a result of decisions that …

Your business tax savings might be doing more harm than good

Small business owners sometimes have an enviable opportunity to save on tax. They rightfully look for every loophole to which they are entitled to save money on taxes by deducting various business …

Climate Commitment Act needs accountability, not scare tactics

Washington state’s Climate Commitment Act (CCA) was passed in 2021 with the goal of reducing and phasing out carbon emissions.  Unfortunately, there have been several problems with …

Strengthen brand recognition and loyalty with consistent brand building

In the world of marketing, where trends come and go, one principle remains constant: the importance of consistency. This is true whether you're a multinational corporation or a family-owned business …

Excess cash: the financial junk food risking your economic health

Cash is like junk food. It’s easy to access. It’s right down the street. It makes you feel good. In moderation, it’s not that bad. But too much junk food can have a detrimental …

New Corporate Transparency Act Requires Action by Small Business Owners

Business owners beware: starting this year, individuals seeking to set up a legal entity (think LLC or corporation), as well as owners of existing legal entities, should be prepared to provide …

My “Walking Start to Running Start” bill will provide more options for students and families

The Washington State Legislature is quickly approaching its adjournment date of March 7. I’m pleased to share that my Senate Bill 5670, expanding the state’s Running Start program, …

Washington voters support their local public schools

OLYMPIA - Local levies and bonds are one important way that communities support their schools, and preliminary results from yesterday’s Special Election show how committed voters are to their …

Ward Media unveils redesigned websites, launches NCW News to enhance digital community engagement

As CEO & Publisher of Ward Media, I have the distinct honor and responsibility of guiding several community newspapers in North Central Washington through their historic journey of trusted …

Hydropower is the cornerstone of a reliable, clean energy future

Affordable, plentiful energy is the root of a society that enables economic growth. It’s easy to forget our community’s biggest asset even though it affects everything we do.  Now …

When it comes to digital marketing, staying ahead of the curve is not just a strategic advantage—it's a necessity. As we embrace the opportunities of 2024, businesses are presented with a range …

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