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Jennifer Bushong
Small businesses fuel our economy.  Now more than ever, entrepreneurs are taking charge and living their dream to own a business. According to the 2021 U.S. Census Bureau, small business applications hit over 5.4 million, surpassing the 2020 record of 4.4 million. Washington state alone has over...
The long hot days of summer are right around the corner, and with warmer days, the chance of wildfires and emergency evacuations begin to increase. Are you wildfire evacuation ready? Wildfire evacuation ready means that you and your family are prepared by creating and maintaining a defensible space...
Excellent marketing drives sales. Frankly, the sales revenue allows for growth and stabilization of any business. Your marketing drives consumers to test products, buy services and ultimately love your brand.  It is more important than ever for marketing strategists to clearly understand the trends...
It is known that great marketing increases sales. So, how do you achieve great marketing? Excellent content and engaging information entice readers to learn more. Content can be an excellent story, blog post, video, article, and/or photos. Digital communications has drastically changed the...
Buy now! Hurry, limited supply! On sale today only! Chances are you have seen these catchy advertisements aimed at capturing your attention to make immediate purchases. When you receive a phone solicitation, you expect to learn why you should purchase a product or service.   Let’s face it. No...
More happiness, less stress, better relationships.  Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?  Latest research shows that living generously – that is, developing a consistent practice of donating your time, talents, and treasures—may reap more rewards for the giver than the receiver. We all can relate to the...
Following the 2012 state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision regarding education funding, the Legislature made big investments into K-12 education and also limited what school districts could seek in local property tax levies, although the property tax limits did not hold up for long. As the...
Mass-termination event is last straw -- senators cite failure of leadership Thousands of state employees get ax under Inslee vaccination mandate Follows nearly 600 days of autocratic decisions in ‘emergency’ that never ends Ferries on reduced schedule due to severe staffing shortage,...
Earlier this month, the governor announced vaccination requirements for most state employees, private health care and long-term care workers. Last week, he announced further vaccination requirements for employees working in K-12, most childcare and early learning, and higher education, as well as...
Law enforcement reform House and Senate Republicans recently called for a special session to fix some bad police reform bills approved during the 2021 session. Unfortunately, these bills have overshadowed other good, bipartisan policing measures that were also approved. Two bills in particular are...

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