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Mike Flynn, Guest Columnist

Mike Flynn retired in April of 2006 after 24 years as publisher of Puget Sound Business Journal and moved to what he likes to refer to as his “entrepreneurial encore” of consulting, counseling and advising businesses, business people and business organizations. In fact, he now owns the domain name  During his nearly quarter century at the helm of PSBJ, it became what was generally recognized by its peers as one of the five most successful and respected weekly business newspapers in America, both in editorial quality and financial performance.

Mike reflects that the most satisfying aspect of guiding the Business Journal was in creating the concept of not just informing the business community, but connecting it. Thus he created the Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame, 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies banquet, 40-Under-40 and Women of Influence awards events, as well as the Corporate Citizenship annual publication that became a model for business journals around the country to recognize and celebrate philanthropic involvement by companies and top executives.

He is on the boards of Junior Achievement and Downtown Seattle Association, as past chair, and is a former member of the boards of Metropolitan Seattle and Bellevue chambers of commerce and the Association of Washington Business. He is currently I involved with several non-profit boards.

He and his wife, Betsy, have three children and eight grandchildren.

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