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I look out my office window and see a blanket of white. It merges with the white sky above, giving a feeling of cold even though a space heater sits beneath my desk. 

This is my first winter in the upper Midwest and people tell me spring often comes late. It doesn’t always show up in March or April, as it does in other places -- such as where I came from in the arid West. That’s not to say that the western states don’t receive their own coating of white. Many places do, obviously. I’m just not used to the subzero temps like we’ve experienced here recently. Those temps might be the norm here, and you might be used to them, but they’re new to me.  

Needless to say, I’ve had to find my own warmth in all of this vast coldness that surrounds me.

Some of that internal warmth -- err, happiness -- comes from the people I’ve met over the past three months, those I continue to meet, and the business topics I am immersing myself in as I write trend stories for the magazine. 

I so far have written several stories for print and online, and feel very blessed to work with good people in and out of the newsroom. Thank you to all those who have welcomed me to the area and, other than the outside cold, have helped me to feel at home. 

I am excited about the next edition of Prairie Business. In the February issue we’ll tackle trending topics in architecture and engineering, banking and finance, and that one burden we can’t seem to escape -- taxes.  

I’m even more excited about the March edition, which is already underway, wherein we highlight 25 deserving women who standout in their professions and communities.

Onward and upward, as the saying goes. 

On that note, hopefully one of these days when we look up at the sky it will be sending some warmth our way instead of coldness and snow. 

Stay warm! 

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