Happy Spring from the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce!
It’s time for the April 2016 edition of news from your local Chamber of Commerce, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-Owner of San Juan Canvas & Chamber Board President…
Chamber Quarterly Luncheon
On April 11 the Chamber of Commerce held our second quarterly luncheon of the year at Brickworks. It was very well attended with over 60 merchants coming out to hear some important updates to help with preparation for the upcoming summer season. While enjoying a fantastic lunch catered by Tim & Laurie of The Market Chef, a series of speakers presented information geared toward our business community.
After a thank you to our Chamber sponsors, Islanders Bank and Kings Market by yours truly, we received updates from; Duncan Wilson, Friday Harbor Town Administrator; Bob Jarman, County Council; Tami Hayes, Port of Friday Harbor; Debra Hopkins, San Juan Island Visitor’s Bureau; Traci Wilson, Fourth of July Parade Coordinator; and Tim Fry, Developer of the Insider App offered to all Chamber members. Thank you to Becki and her staff for an excellent Chamber event.
Welcome to the following new Chamber of Commerce members:
Camas Designs- Erin and Robert Shackelford
Floral Design, Artwork, Photography
206-437-4993 or erin [@] camasdesigns.com
Meat Machine Cycles – Seth Cox
Bicycle sales, rental and repairs located in the Surina Business Park
370-5673 or meatmachine [@] icloud.com
Friday Harbor Seaplanes- Kristi Curran
Daily seaplane flights to South Lake Washington with a shuttle to SeaTac. Whale watching and sea kayaking packages too.
425-277-1590 or info [@] fridayharborseaplanes.com
Archipelago Music Trio- Traci Wilson
Classic musical ensemble popular for weddings and special events. Includes a flute, violin and cello.
298-7760 or traciwilson74 [@] gmail.com
Friday Harbor Jolly Trolley- Alison Caruso
Tour the island in the Jolly Trolley. 12 pick up and drop off points at all of the popular sights of San Juan Island.
298-8873 FridayHarborJollyTrolley [@] yahoo.com
Friday’s Crabhouse- Nancy Cates
Across from the ferry landing with three open air decks. Serves great seafood plus burgers, hot dogs and more. Full bar.
378-8801 crabhouse [@] centurytel.net
Congratulations to David Howitt of All Aboard Sailing who was randomly selected as our Featured Member of the Month. David’s business takes visitors on day sails around the San Juan Islands and into Canadian waters. He calls his sightseeing business an “educational family adventure”. His goal, through education and experience with our resident orcas, is to increase their chance of survival. David’s sailboat, Peniel, can be found at Spring Street Landing. He can be contacted at 360.298.1918 or through his website at www.allaboardsailing.com. Check him out on Facebook too. David is also a great photographer and the photos from his voyages are worth a look!
What Else Is Coming Up?
Where Is Becki Scavenger Hunt- Business Promotion- Sponsored by Islanders Bank
Have you been participating in the “Where is Becki Today” scavenger hunt on Facebook. It is great fun. Becki takes a selfie at a member business and you post a guess as where she is. All of the correct answers will be put into a drawing and the winner will receive an iPad Air donated by Islanders Bank. Some of the posts are easy and some are little more challenging. Go to Facebook and play today. Also check out the various places she is visiting.
Chamber Quarterly Luncheon- The next quarterly luncheon will be on Tuesday, July 12 at Brickworks. This event will provide a little break in our busy summer season to check in with fellow merchants. Speaker to be announced. It would be great to see every member business represented. Put it on your calendar. More information to follow.
Chamber Social– Chamber members, please plan to come out to the San Juan Island Golf and Tennis Club on Monday, May 9 at 5:30 for our social. We hope to see all of our member businesses there. It is a good chance to visit and network before we all get crazy busy with the summer season.
4th of July- Keep an eye out for our Chamber Newsletter which will announce the theme of this year’s parade and the name of the grand marshal. It is sure to be great year. Fireworks fundraising will start soon. This community event needs the entire community to help make it a great success so watch for information.
Until next month… Cheers!