VOLUME 20 ■ NUMBER 2
A lifestyle magazine for small business
Food & Wine
2 Bon Appétit
Tastes like chicken
By Anne Desjardins
3 Food for Valentines
by Anita Thompson
Arts & Entertainment
3Food for your Valentine
BY ANITA THOMPSON
Prepare an intimate meal for the one you love
this Valentine’s Day with an assist from the
newest of Costco’s series of cookbooks.
18A good-night’s sleep
BY DR. MEIR KRYGER
Learn 13 tips for getting the best out of a
night’s sleep from a sleep disorder expert and
author of Can’t Sleep, Can’t Stay Awake.
14 Book Buyer’s Pick:
Green Grass, Running Water
15 Book Awards
17 Book previews
17 Book look
A meaty company
19 The Consumer
by David Horowitz
BY STEPHANIE E. PONDER
At age 16, Art Oberto found himself
in charge of the sausage company
his father founded in 1918. Over the
course of a long career, he has crafted
Oberto into one of the largest meat-
snack businesses in the country.
7Flash memory cards give you storage
options galore for photos, music files
and video clips from your digital camera,
PDA, Ipod and computer. Also, the new
Media Center PC can consolidate all the
media functions in your home. Plus get
straight on the TV spelling game—HDTV,
LCD, DLP—what does it all mean?
10Buying Smart: Travel for a value
BY PAT VOLCHOK
Costco is applying its successful formula—great
value—to the travel industry. Costco Travel offers
vacations in some of the world’s most desired
locations without breaking your travel budget.
13Real (estate) value
BY T. FOSTER JONES
Costco’s real estate and mortgage programs
make the process of buying and selling a home
easy, plus it puts money back in your pocket!
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12Member Services Update
What exactly does it mean when an
account is “FDIC insured”? We offer a primer.
Also, the latest news from ShareBuilder,
Costco’s online investing service provider, and
a tally sheet of savings from a happy member.
14Costco Book Buyer’s Pick
BY DORMAN T. SHINDLER
In Green Grass, Running Water, Thomas
King details the ups and downs of the lives
of a group of Native Americans in Canada.
The novel, King says, deals with “a different
way of looking at the world.”
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