Providing Emotional Support to Employees Can Deliver Bottom-Line Benefits

Corporate Culture | By Rev. Charles Millikan – The phrase “our employees are our most important asset” is often used by companies, but rarely does a company act on this promise. It’s no surprise – maintaining a culture that supports and recognizes employees isn’t easy. And yet, successful...

Is Your Business a Sitting Duck?

Feature | By Charles Swihart – You see the news stories. Hospital and municipal computer networks breached. Countless small business computers attacked every day.  Daily, 250,000 new malware threats are released.  If your company hasn’t been breached in some fashion, you probably know one that...

Duckhorn Portfolio: The Best of the Best

Oenophile | By Denman Moody – In 1976, Margaret and Dan Duckhorn, along with a few investors, started Duckhorn Vineyards, with the first production in 1978 being 800 cases of Merlot and 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the years until 2007, they not only vastly improved the quality and quantity...

Succession Planning Using Esops

By WJ Interests – One of the greatest sources of wealth in America is ownership of small businesses, those created by entrepreneurs risking their own capital to try and build a business with real value, usually from nothing. After spending years creating and nurturing the growth of the business, most...

Election 2018 The Anatomy of a Wave

Political Profile | By Christopher Hill – On November 6th, there were two Democratic elected officials locally. The day after, there were 11, including the top spot in the county. If you look at the five seats where no Democrat ran against a Republican, it could – no, it would – have been even...

Relief from Sciatic Pain

GOLF PROS | By Travis Johnson – Lower back pain is by far the most common ailment suffered by golfers of all ages. Most have back pain that also includes numbness and tingling down the leg.  Some who have sciatic pain have discs of the spine that are protruding and putting pressure on nerves, which...

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