news & features

Health Care

Research shows hope for dementia prevention; epidemic grows  (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

Pet therapy can help with healing, recovery (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

Petition to label GMO foods left for voters’ decision (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

State insurance exchange is gearing up for 2013 launch (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)



Avalara keeps ranking among fastest-growing tech companies (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

OfficexPats creates a business hub for independents (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

Creating effective content to promote your business (Narrative Transport & Kitsap Business Journal)

Bainbridge entrepreneur sees big potential in ‘adaptive mobile’ technology (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

Popularity of crowdfunding catches up to businesses (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

Local banks, credit union keep pace with growing interest in mobile banking (PDF, Kitsap Business Journal)

Famous branding mistakes — and what you can learn from them (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)


Technology & the Internet

Content marketing emerges as hottest new trend (Narrative Transport & Kitsap Business Journal)

Oh, behave! Debate over behavioral advertising heats up (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

The transmedia success of Angry Birds (Flip the Media)

Common mistakes in intellectual property misuse (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

BPA wraps up ‘demand response’ pilot projects (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

Is it time to move to ‘the cloud’? (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

‘Best in show': Remodeler YouTube videos (Remodeler)

Learn from social media success stories (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

Virtual currency Bitcoin has advantages, risks (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)


Profiles & Human Interest

Of journeys, miracles and angels (PDF; North Mason Life)

Laughing for no reason and loving it (PDF; North Mason Life)

Gift ideas out of this world, the 2013 edition (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

Some gift ideas out of this world (or close enough) (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

Denali National Park ecotourism (

Historians record nearly forgotten cemeteries (Kitsap Sun/Seattle Times)

Keeping the promise to a beloved son (PDF; Port Orchard Life)

Mysteries, drama and laughter: A day in the life of a teacher (PDF; Key Peninsula News)



Proposed downtown building height increase in Gig Harbor stirs up emotions  (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

Crusading to defeat cancer  (PDF; North Mason Life)

Liquor store transition brings confusion, opportunities (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

Mission-driven nonprofits endure, provide jobs (Kitsap Business Journal/Kitsap Sun)



Scammers get creative in targeting seniors (PDF; Kitsap Business Journal)

Nigerian scammers take aim at business targets (Third Certainty)


Freelance journalist, writer, editor and multimedia producer Rodika Tollefson creates and plays near Seattle, Washington. She welcomes assignments from publication editors as well as work-for-hire from anyone who needs writing, editing, video or communications/media consulting work.

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“To live a creative life, we must lose the fear of being wrong.”
~Joseph Chilton Pearce

“Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.”
~Henry Ford

“I couldn't wait for success... so I went ahead without it.”
~Jonathan White

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
~Hellen Keller

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~George Elliot