Keeping up with the news—even in your hometown—can feel overwhelming. Media channels upload what’s new and notable around the clock, and staying up to date requires picking a trusted source and sticking with them. Dan Jones, founder of NorthAmericaTalk and its regional offshoots including ThurstonTalk, created localized portals that provide the news where you live, tailored to community, family, small businesses, events and activities. To keep abreast of business trends and share his experience and contacts, he also serves on the board of the Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC).

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