May Chamber Chat

Posted May 14, 2016 at 7:19 am by

It’s time again for Cham­ber Chat, writ­ten by Lau­ren Cohen, Co-Own­er of San Juan Can­vas & Cham­ber Board President…

Golf Club Staff Left to Right: Michah Reitan, Maria Penwell, Greg Findley, Ben Heflick and Gary Bowman

Golf Club Staff Left to Right: Michah Reitan, Maria Penwell, Greg Findley, Ben Heflick and Steve Bowman - Contributed photo

Here comes sum­mer. Are you ready?

Be sure to let the Cham­ber of Com­merce know if you have any events or spe­cials that you would like us to pro­mote for the quick­ly approach­ing vis­i­tor season.

Also, a note to all of our busi­ness mem­bers that pro­vide goods and ser­vices pri­mar­i­ly to locals. Your busi­ness is equal­ly impor­tant to the Cham­ber of Com­merce and we want to help you in any way we can. It is sur­pris­ing how many ques­tions we get from locals, new island res­i­dents and even tourists about doc­tors, den­tists, hair styl­ists, plumbers, phone ser­vices, elec­tri­cians, painters and many more ser­vice relat­ed businesses.

We also offer relo­ca­tion pack­ets to new island res­i­dents who request one with infor­ma­tion on our mem­ber mer­chants that can help them tran­si­tion their life to the island. We invite our cur­rent ser­vice relat­ed busi­ness­es to make sure we have a rack card or brochure for your business.

Those who are not yet mem­bers, the Cham­ber of Com­merce is com­mit­ted to small busi­ness and wants to see all of our tourist and non-tourist relat­ed mer­chants suc­ceed. Stop by to talk with Bec­ki about join­ing in on our goal of a strong econ­o­my and suc­cess­ful indus­tries on San Juan Island.

May Mem­ber Social -

Thank you to the San Juan Island Golf and Ten­nis Club for host­ing the May social. Locat­ed at 806 Golf Course Road, this beau­ti­ful 9 hole course is a trea­sure to both res­i­dents and vis­i­tors of San Juan Island. A nice turnout of mem­bers were treat­ed to a spec­tac­u­lar evening, great food and infor­ma­tive pre­sen­ta­tions by the staff.

Thanks to Steve Bow­man, pres­i­dent; Greg Find­ley, vice pres­i­dent; Ben Heflick, golf pro; Michah Rei­tan, chef and Maria Pen­well, bev­er­ages. Check out their web­site for all of the great activ­i­ties and spe­cials going on all sea­son at the club. Click here or call 378‑2254

Fea­tured Member -

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Office Sup­plies Plus who was ran­dom­ly select­ed as our Fea­tured Mem­ber of the Month. Some of us know it as Office Cen­ter North­west. Own­ers, Roy and Anne Clau­son have done a great job expand­ing inven­to­ry to make sure that our local office cen­ter has every­thing you might need. Be sure to stop by at 747 Spring Street for your office sup­plies and fur­ni­ture, art and crafts sup­plies, par­ty sup­plies, cards, games, great gifts and much more. Check out their web­site or call 378‑4800

New Mem­bers -

Wel­come to the fol­low­ing new Cham­ber of Com­merce members:

Clip­per Nav­i­ga­tions Inc. aka: The Vic­to­ria Clipper
Pro­vid­ing trav­el to San Juan Island from Seattle
1–800-888‑2535 or info [@]

Gen­try Aes­thet­ics- Teri Gentry
Pro­vides skin care ser­vices such as facials, peels, body scrub & wrap, wax­ing and more
470 C Argyle
378‑8211 or teri [@]

Haley’s Sports Bar and Grill- Bob­by Tangney
Open for lunch and din­ner, this sports bar and grill has a wide rang­ing menu with burg­ers, piz­za, sal­ads, seafood and much more. Fun bar area too.
175 Spring Street
378‑4434 or haleys­bait [@]

Heart Light Heal­ing Touch- Hol­li Brown
Treat­ments to restore bal­ance, peace­ful­ness, health and well being. Includes mas­sage and oth­er services
317‑1377 or hol­li [@]

Island Well­ness Cen­ter- Amy Bienvenu
Treats pos­ture issues and back pain through Rolf­ing, a form of mas­sage and ther­a­peu­tic manipulation.
470 Spring Street Suite 103
470‑1356 or aarolfer [@]

San Juan Day Sail­ing – Art Lohrey
Offer­ing cus­tom, pri­vate and shared sail­ing char­ters on board a fleet of beau­ti­ful, restored clas­sic sail­boats includ­ing the spec­tac­u­lar Diri­go II.
378‑6700 or infos­jcds [@]

San Juan Shindigs – Michelle & Katie Stringer
Event rentals includ­ing table­ware, décor, fur­ni­ture and games.
317‑6610 or san­juan­shindigs [@]

San Juan Taxi and Tours – Carl Hassell
Taxi ser­vices include, door to door rides, island sight­see­ing, rides to school, fer­ry to air­port, des­ig­nat­ed dri­ver and pri­vate charters.
378-TAXI or carl­has­sell [@]

Wolf Hol­low Wildlife and Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter – Amy Saxe-Eyler
Non prof­it cen­ter offer­ing reha­bil­i­ta­tion of injured and orphaned wildlife from many sur­round­ing coun­ties includ­ing our own. Pub­lic edu­ca­tion and non-inva­sive research includ­ed in their mis­sion. Large intern train­ing program.

Stay informed on all that is going on around San Juan Island and at the Cham­ber of Com­merce by read­ing your mem­ber mes­sages, check­ing the web­site or even stop­ping by the office to say hi to Bec­ki. She was able to vis­it 30 dif­fer­ent mem­ber busi­ness­es last month dur­ing the Face­book pro­mo­tion and will con­tin­ue to stop in to see how things are going for you dur­ing the busy sum­mer months.

Wish­ing you all a pros­per­ous end of spring.
Cheers until next month.

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