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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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No Greater Country

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Aug, 2015 Issue

There’s no greater country in the world despite any real or imagined criticisms too often laid at its feet.


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Empty Promises

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Jul, 2015 Issue

Billions of dollars are spent with little or no results for the investment.


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Six Billion Hours and Counting

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Jun, 2015 Issue

The original tax code contained only 11,400 words; today, it has more than 7 million.


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BEST in the North Bay

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
NBB Best Of, May, 2015

Given the extent of the competition, the winners should be proud to have emerged as the BEST in their respective category.


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Stop Talking and Start Doing

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
May, 2015 Issue

How is it that our roads are in such bad shape given that California already has the highest gas taxes in the nation?


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Hijacked

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
NBB Top 500, Apr, 2015

One thing you can always depend upon is that weather changes. Another thing you can depend upon is that science is rarely settled.


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Getting Better

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
NBB Top 500, Mar, 2015

We certainly hope you enjoy perusing the Top 500 and find it interesting, informative and useful in running your business.


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40 Years and Counting

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Mar, 2015 Issue

Back in 1975, three local journalists shared the belief that the North Bay, and especially Sonoma County, was poised for growth. They decided to join that growth through the creation of a business publication…


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Good Intentions

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Feb, 2015 Issue

Government is sailing unchartered waters these days in its quest to negate personal liberty and freedom.


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A Holiday Quiz

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Jan, 2015 Issue

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office has published a report, titled “Cal Facts,” that’s full of information about the Golden State’s economy and programs.


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A Climate for Success

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Dec, 2014 Issue

In this issue, we take an insider’s look at each of the three counties that comprise the North Bay—Napa, Marin and Sonoma.


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Scattered Thoughts

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Dec, 2014 Issue

Will the GOP just continue on the same path serving their party’s interests before the best interests of the citizens?


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Making a Lasting Impression

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Nov, 2014 Issue

In the 14 years I’ve been writing this column, never before have I been so topic-bereft as to have to stoop to writing a vacation vignette. But please bear with me. I do have a point.


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Wine Along with Me

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Special Wine Issue, Oct, 2014

Welcome to the annual Wine/Harvest Fair issue of NorthBay biz magazine. This special issue is one of our favorites.


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Who Do You Trust?

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Oct, 2014 Issue

My lament continues to be that our elected representatives’ first and overriding concern is the perpetuation of their personal and political party’s power.


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Politicians Shocked: Companies in Business to Make a Profit.

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Sep, 2014 Issue

Is the drive to tax the bejesus out of everyone and everything so ingrained in politicians they can't see what's plainly in front of their faces?


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Facts, Questions and Quotes

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Aug, 2014 Issue

Not surprisingly, the least regulated countries showed the best economic growth rates.


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Mad As Hell

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Jul, 2014 Issue

It’s impossible for a government agency to have a customer-service, results-oriented focus when it’s the only game in town.


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Easier to Regulate Than Legislate

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Jun, 2014 Issue

Today’s politicians can only be judged on their good intentions, not the actual results of their nanny-state schemes.


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Being the BEST

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
NBB Best Of, May, 2014

Given the extent of the competition, the winners should be proud to have emerged as the BEST in their respective category.


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A New Rendition of a Local Tradition

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
May, 2014 Issue

Housing is directly linked to jobs as jobs are linked to the local economy, and all are critically linked to the vitality of the region.


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Packaging Dependency as Compassion

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
NBB Top 500, Apr, 2014

“Want more people to work? Stop paying them not to.”


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Gaining Strength

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
NBB Top 500, Mar, 2014

This special issue, in its 24th year, is celebrating its 12th as the NorthBay biz 500, reflecting the magazine’s expansion into Marin and Napa counties in November 2002.


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Down Is Up

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Mar, 2014 Issue

A few weeks ago, Congress, showing tremendous restraint passed a federal budget that calls for $1.1 trillion in federal spending. Sarcasm aside, that’s a lot of cash.


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The Unseen Damage

The fires that raged through Sonoma and Napa counties last October have the potential to create lasting psychological effects on individuals and communities, straining an already stressed mental healt...

Being Heart Safe

Imagine this: You’re in your office working at your desk and a coworker approaches in distress, collapsing in front of you. What would you do? Your mind would probably race: Is this a heart atta...

How to Stay Fit and Healthy

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? That’s the question once posed by Satchel Paige, who became a legend in his lifetime, known as perhaps the best pitcher in baseball...

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