John Martinka introduced Gordon Prouty, the head of Puget Sound Business Journal. Gordon emphasized that the core values at PSBJ are timeless and should never change, however, successful operating principles never stop changing.
Mike Heavey, a Former Legislator for the 34th District of the State of Washington and Retired Judge from the Seattle area, presented “Amanda Knox – What Happens Now?” So far Amanda has been convicted, subsequently the verdict was overturned but in March, 2013 they threw out the acquittal and are retrying her.
Jenny Andrews introduced speaker, Dave Roland, Director of the Theodore Stiles Center at the Freedom Foundation. Economic liberty involves the right to use one’s knowledge skills and resources as one sees fit. This includes the right to earn a living in a common or harmless profession. This right has been recognized since the English courts of the sixteenth century.
Our speaker, Joe Fugere, is founder and owner of Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria. The business was founded in 2004, and awarded “Independent Pizzeria of the Year” in 2010 by Pizza Today magazine.