Issue: June 22, 2017

Morning, readers!

Have you ever thought about opening your own business? Well, in our annual Entrepreneur Issue, we interview people who have done just that. As an added twist, everyone we spoke with started somewhere else and zeroed in on the North State to call home. Some of the companies you'll be familiar with--Dutch Bros., Sweet Chico Confections--while others might be new to you--Langlers WebWorks, Compini.

In other news: The City Council meeting Tuesday erupted into who-knows-what over discussion of increasing campaign spending. Read Howard Hardee's account to find out more. Also, 20 West African students are in town on an entrepreneur adventure; the locally owned Alpha Strong gym gets new digs to accommodate so many members; and music therapy makes a huge difference in some local students' lives.

There's more, as always.

Read on,

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor