83 Costco service: Investments Exchange-traded funds are an
appealing investment opportunity
offered to Costco members
85 Big savings for small business Costco’s National Business Supplies
Program provides value and savings
to small-businesses’ bottom lines.
BY STEVE FISHER
87 Costco Travel
Seeing the United States on a guided
tour is a great way to appreciate the
wonders in our country’s backyard.
BY T. FOSTER JONES
88 Buying Smart: Costco Travel
Costco Travel celebrates 10
years of providing great value
exclusively for Costco members.
BY PAT VOLCHOK
96 Glamorous wedding gowns A unique Special Event will feature
couture gowns by renowned
designer Kirstie Kelly, plus
accessories, flowers and more.
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94 What’s New
97 Special Events
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23 Debate recap A look back at 2009’s
questions and reactions.
27 It takes two Having a strategic partner
can open up a world of new
BY PETER FRETTY
29 Get ahead in the clouds Small businesses can gain
efficiency with cloud computing.
BY ERIC TAUB
57 Kathy Ireland Consider adapting your furnishings as family needs change,
suggests Kathy Ireland.
BY JUDI KETTELER
61 Picking a sofa Tips on what to look for when
choosing that important piece
of furniture. Plus, the winner of
our Sad Sofa contest!
69 Communities in Schools Communities in Schools works
to keep students in school by
BY TIM TALEVICH
71 Scanimation nation Swing!, Gallop! and Waddle!
author Rufus Butler Seder
has created a movement in
BY HOPE KATZ GIBBS
73 Book pick: The Mercy
of Thin Air
Ronlyn Domingue’s debut
novel is a haunting work
that was literally dreamed
BY J. RENTILLY
77 Count on Comté cheese Pamper the cows enough and
good cheese will result.
BY KATHY BARUFFI
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79 Creative cooking Featured chef Ellie Krieger,
host of Food Network’s
Healthy Appetite, talks
nutrition and offers a shrimp
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