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Roads & Taxes

Columnist: Norm Rosinski
Jul, 2017 Issue

Welcome to the July Agribusiness issue of NorthBay biz magazine. Included this month is a special report on commercial real estate’s rapidly changing market. Given California’s bipolar nature, primarily driven by the tech industry’s boom-or-bust business cycles, it’s a pleasure to focus on the more traditional and more stable agriculture industry.


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The North Bay's Best

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
NBB Best Of, Jun, 2017

Welcome to the BEST Of the North Bay issue of NorthBay biz magazine. Inside, we reveal the 2017 winners of our annual readers poll, and you’ll get a glimpse why these companies were voted the BEST in the North Bay


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A Health Care Plan Even Congress Will Love

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
May, 2017 Issue

They've had six years to write, revise and review their promised replacement health care plan and the best they could come up with is a plan so weak that in the end even its proponents were criticizing it.

National healthcare is broken, completely collapsing in some markets around the country. The Affordable Care Act was enacted into law in the middle of the night and no matter its noble intentions, its fatal flaws were revealed in the reality exposed by the light of day.


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We Can Do Better

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Apr, 2017 Issue

In a market like this, with extremely high rents coupled with low incomes, it becomes impossible for the vast majority of buyers to save enough money to qualify for a down payment on a home.

Welcome to the April Housing and Real Estate issue of NorthBay biz magazine. In addition to all the stories, this month, there’s a special report on healthy living. I invite you to enjoy all the special features and columns in the regions only locally-owned, formerly glossy business publication.


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On the Rise

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
NBB Top 500, Mar, 2017

While the local economy took its share of his over the past eight to nine years, it's held up remarkably well, especially when compared to other locales.


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Here We Go Again

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
NB Persepective, Feb, 2017

Is it really a shocker that people would choose zero income tax over thirteen percent?


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A Climate for Success

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
NB Persepective, Jan, 2017

This year’s Perspective issue has changed its focus again, looking to identify the most business-friendly communities in the North Bay.


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A New Year

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
NB Persepective, Jan, 2017

What Trump accomplished defied the long odds against him.


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Another Year

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Dec, 2016 Issue

That’s one of the great achievements of our country’s electoral system—the acceptance of election results and ultimately the peaceful transition of power.


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Why Is More Never Enough?

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Nov, 2016 Issue

This November ballot calls for more than $32 billion in new borrowing from 193 new bond measures.


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Wine Along with Me

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Special Wine Issue, Oct, 2016

This is the 18th year that NorthBay biz has been the official print publication of the Sonoma County Harvest Fair.


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How Much Is Enough?

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Oct, 2016 Issue

There's more money to spend than ever before, yet the fall ballot is crammed with requests for more.


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Conflicted

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Sep, 2016 Issue

 A potential solution to unleash the power of the market might be in the offing, and I’m forced to hold my nose because of the stench of how this scheme/solution was hatched.


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...And Not A Drop to Drink

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Jul, 2016 Issue

Water policy urgently needs to be changed to find a better balance so human and economic benefits have equal footing with the environment


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To Dis with Data

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Jun, 2016 Issue

The last things liberals praise is individual achievement.


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Being the Best

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
NBB Best Of, May, 2016

If you stop and think about it, every business, no matter how large they are today, started out as a small business.


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Something Wicked This Way Comes

May, 2016 Issue

It’s always fun when California lawmakers undertake an interesting economics experiment with the electorate serving as the guinea pigs.


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Trying to Make Sense of It All

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Apr, 2016 Issue

[Trump and Sanders] have tapped into an extremely widespread, almost seething contempt for “business as usual” in Washington, D.C.


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The Best is Yet to Come

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
NB Persepective, Jan, 2016

Common courtesy, civil discourse, good manners and simply being polite seem to be relics of the distant past.


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Grading on the Curve

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Dec, 2015 Issue

There’s a 50-year history, or more, of economic theory, backed by studies and evidence, that supports the notion that increasing the minimum wage costs jobs.


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Building Our Future

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
NB Persepective, Dec, 2015

North Bay Perspective is the lens through which we view both business and business lifestyle.


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Choices

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Nov, 2015 Issue

The overarching question before us is, which of the competing visions for America's future will prevail?


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Let's Wine Some More

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Special Wine Issue, Oct, 2015

As is our habit, this Wine/Harvest Fair issue is filled with fun, facts, figures and fancy.


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The More Things Change

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Oct, 2015 Issue

Trump’s support is mostly attributable to his lack of fear of the media, democrats or the establishment republicans.


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A House Divided

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Sep, 2015 Issue

I watched the first republican presidential debate last night on Fox News and came away with a host of impressions and a few surprising observations.


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