Not Every Problem Has a Villain

Businesses close for reasons usually related to profitability. While tempting to assign blame or to suggest mismanagement, cost structure is often the “villain.”


Smaller than Small

Tiny micro-small independent businesses often are too small to benefit from “pro-business” policies and programs. These businesses add community character even if they aren’t economic engines.

Valkyries Come For Our Fallen Hero

Val Camilletti deserves all the good said about her in the wake of her passing last week.  She was a tremendous person for her kindness as much as her influence and knowledge. I can only add my own admiration to what already has been said. So let’s talk about Val’s Halla instead. This “little” record…