January – February Letter from the Editor

Here we are the end of the year already! It really is amazing how fast the time goes by.
This year we welcomed our seventh grandbaby into the world and she is sure to delight us just as much as the other six have.
Once again we have had a great time exploring northeast Oregon, getting to know new freinds and learning all about the great businesses that call this area home.
I had such a great visit with Craig and Kaiger Braseth and learned all about the generational entrepreneurial spirit inside of them.
As sponsors to the Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, we made a trip to Yakima, Washington where we enjoyed a night of rodeo watching. While there we stayed at a fabulous bed and breakfast, the Rosedell. I didn’t get a chance to write about it in this issue, but will be telling you all about our stay in the Mar/Apr issue.
Along the way we also have gotten to eat some really great food. The Corner Brick Bar & Grill in Baker City is one not to miss if you want something great for lunch or dinner. Read more about this great place on page 9.

Also in this issue you will, once again, find great articles from Trish Yerges. Find her article about Blue Springs Crossing on page 5 and her article about the Regional Medical Plaza expansion on page 12.
There are some great press release articles about agriculture and some exciting things happening all around Oregon. Including the SS Algol Drydocking and Outfitting the Outdoors company. Both can be found on page 16.
The movie Wild has been playing throughout the US, showcasing so much of Oregon. Read more about the movie and other films that have been or are currently in production in Oregon on page 18.
So with 2015 just around the corner I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope this year is one of your best ones yet.  
For those I have yet to meet, I look forward to meeting you, and to all those friends of mine out there, my life just wouldn’t be the same without you.
I hope you enjoy this issue of Northeast Oregon Business News and as always feel free to contact me with any question, suggestions or comments. I read every single one and have enjoyed reading what a positive impact this paper is having on you and your business.
Let’s Make 2015 a Great Year!