May Chamber Chat
It’s time again for Chamber Chat, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-Owner of San Juan Canvas & Chamber Board President…
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 [@] victoriaclipper.com
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 [@] terigentryaesthetics.com
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 [@] centurytel.net
Heart Light Healing Touch- Holli Brown
Treatments to restore balance, peacefulness, health and well being. Includes massage and other services
317-1377 or holli [@] heartlighthealingtouch.com
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 [@] gmail.com
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 [@] gmail.com
San Juan Shindigs – Michelle & Katie Stringer
Event rentals including tableware, décor, furniture and games.
317-6610 or sanjuanshindigs [@] gmail.com
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 [@] gmail.com
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.