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Tracking our friends in the banking industry
No business can grow without working capital and most of that comes from loans through our local banks.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Welcome to the new Wenatchee Business Journal
It might not look a lot different but we believe our new design has some pretty powerful new functionality that both advertisers and readers will grow to love.
Monday, September 1, 2014

Goodbye 2013, welcome 2014, and all the challenges it brings
As we begin a new year we all like to take stock and look ahead. We wonder what the new year will bring. This month's issue is all about looking ahead and helping us get a great start for the new year.
Monday, January 6, 2014

Signs of an economic spring are sprouting up all over
This month's issue indicates a growing confidence by some members of our small business community who have chosen to take a risk and expand or start new ventures. And if history is any indication, it is always the small business community that leads the recovery in any recession.
Monday, April 1, 2013

Obamacare here to stay
The election is over and the Republicans lost. Many said the election was the Republicans' to lose and they were right. Despite all of the negative economic issues like unemployment, the national debt and anemic growth in the GDP, voters chose Obama and the Democrats.
Thursday, December 6, 2012

North Central Washington business is small business
I applaud the efforts of Building North Central Washington. They have a tough job ahead of them but it is a job that needs to be done.
Monday, September 10, 2012

Ammunition for class warfare plentiful during campaign
This presidential campaign has degenerated into us versus them, rich versus poor and private sector versus government. It is very ugly and threatens to tear the very fabric of our country apart.
Monday, September 3, 2012

United Way supports those in need
All societies are challenged to reach out to those members who need help from time to time. In my experience it is individuals and the small local businesses that most often step up to meet that challenge. One of the best ways to do that is to support the local United Way Campaign.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Minimum wage laws don't work
Minimum wage has been around for 100 years and yet the number who live below the poverty level has increased not decreased.
Monday, July 2, 2012

As Wenatchee is learning, unions no longer relevant
I was born and raised in a union town - Butte, Mont. Make no mistake, the union, not the Anaconda Company, owned the town. The union decided who got a job and who got unemployment. You could apply for a job anywhere but if you really wanted a job you went to the union hall and they would decide if and where you would work.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Obama declares war on business
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wenatchee Business Journal offices move to Cashmere
Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Loop trail: Now the real work begins
Before we breathe a sigh of relief and start shouting hosannas about the Loop trail being "saved" and put in local ownership, I would like to offer a dose of reality and a few facts about the status of the Eastside trail.
The Eastside trail is not now and never has been at risk.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Defending business
Private business activity is what has built this country into the economic powerhouse it has become. It has always been true and will continue to be so. The government, for all of the bluster of self-important politicians, has not and cannot produce the wealth and innovation that has been the hallmark of American business enterprise.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Letter to the Editor
In the next couple of weeks, most Chelan and Douglas County voters will have the opportunity to vote on Proposition 1, a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax increase to prevent Wenatchee's Town Toyota Center from having to close its doors - probably for all time. While the city of Leavenworth opted out of the Public Facilities District, many of us Upper Valley residents live outside the city limits, and thus will both receive a ballot and be subject to the tax.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Letter to the Editor
You don't like President Obama's energy policy. In your most recent editorial (March 2012 WBJ) you profess to be "in the uncomfortable position of trying to point out the truth." I think I see the root of your discomfort. You are quoting figures from the Institute for Energy Research. That institute is supported by Exxon Mobil and Koch Industries. Those companies have enough money to buy and sell the "truth" that comports best with their interests. No wonder you are uncomfortable
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Letter to the Editor
Wow, Mr. Forhan. Imagine my surprise to pick up a business journal to find such a political editorial. The venue seems a little inappropriate to me, but, hey, you are the publisher so I guess you can say whatever you want. Now that I know your right-wing beliefs, I will avoid your columns in the future.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Celebrating success is too much fun
Wenatchee Business Journal's April 2012 issue marks the 25th anniversary of the Wenatchee Business Journal. Jim Corcoran, who now owns the Wenatchee AppleSox, and Mike Cassidy, who is currently the owner and publisher of the Good Life Magazine, started the WBJ April 1, 1987. NCW Media Inc. purchased the WBJ last August from Sound Publishing.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Critics take issue with description of the President
After last month's editorial, several readers wrote in or called me to say I was being unfair to our President and that I shouldn't call him a liar. Problem is that no sooner had the ink dried on my opinion when the President was once again spreading disingenuous comments. That leaves me in the uncomfortable position of trying to point out the truth while making it palatable to those who just don't want to know the truth.
Friday, March 9, 2012

Douglas County continues 
to lead the recovery
Douglas County continues to lead the economic recovery in the Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area with a gain of 17.5 percent over the third quarter of 2010.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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