Dear Editor:

Once again I find myself conflicted about your Women in Business issue (February 11th edition). For countless years women have struggled and fought to have equal opportunity in the work force and to not be singled out for special treatment.

While I think that the information contained in this section is useful and interesting, I do believe that the concept goes against all attempts to outlaw gender bias in the workplace.

Why not give accolades to the many diligent business owners and operators in this community regardless of what side their shirt is buttoned on? There are many male business people that merit a yearly section devoted to them too!

Kim Baker


Editors note: The Pioneer now publishes an annual magazine to celebrate all Columbia Valley business owners who wish to participate. Columbia Valley Business magazine can be found throughout the valley or at