George La Masurier, the publisher of The Olympian in Olympia, Wash., writes Sunday about the paper’s new business page.
La Masurier writes, “We haven’t had a business page since 2009, and this one will feature interesting and innovative local businesses, as well as business people making the news.
“Our first story features two Olympia entrepreneurs who are expanding their wine rack enterprise to include the manufacture of surfboards and paddleboards. It’s an inspiring story about a couple willing to change in a highly fluid economic period.
“The page also will include a busy column of the faces and names of business people on the move and a column on personal finance.
“Upcoming business pages will profile some of the new downtown businesses, such as Olympia Olive Oil and Oly Vegan, as well as taking a look at those longtime anchors that have weathered several decades of Thurston County economic cycles.
“Our business reporter, Rolf Boone, will champion the page, though other reporters will contribute from time to time.”