Posted August 18, 2016 at 5:50 am by Tim Dustrude
It’s time once again for Chamber Chat, this one is for August 2016 and was written by Lauren Cohen, Co-owner of San Juan Canvas, LLC and Chamber of Commerce Board President…
It is hard to believe that we are already in the second half of August and autumn is right around the corner. The Chamber Board of Directors, Executive Director and Staff all hope that it has been a prosperous season for local business and that the beautiful weather keeps visitors coming to the island well into the fall.
Late summer tends to be a time when businesses and residents alike seem to tire of the stream of tourists coming to our island but instead it ought to be a time of pride. We should all be proud that we are able to reside in a place so incredible that visitors want to come here in great numbers and hopefully return again and again. Proud that we have a Town, County, Visitor’s Bureau and Chambers of Commerce that work hard to attract and serve guests from near and far. Proud that we have a vibrant business community to offer every imaginable service our visitors could need and that those providing excellent customer service keep people returning and spreading the word on their positive experience.
Our Island residents greatly contribute to our ever important tourism industry by their kind interactions with visitors. When a guest to our community can talk about the nice people they met on San Juan Island, our residents become an important partner in this economy on which we all rely. We will be experiencing the quiet of winter before we know it so show your community pride by welcoming all for as long as they will stay.
We welcome new member Proper Picnic out of Mukilteo to the Chamber of Commerce. Kelly Colman provides picnic lunches for your day excursions. www.properpicnic.com
Congratulations to our randomly selected Featured Member of the Month, Electrolysis San Juan owned by Danielle Wheeler. Hopefully you all saw the article on Danielle in the San Juan Update. Electrolysis San Juan is the exclusive provider of permanent hair removal treatment in the San Juan County.
Danielle can be reached at 360–298-4068 or info [@] electrosj.com. Her business is located at 818 Mullis Street.
Autumn is a wonderful season on San Juan Island.
Keep an eye out for additional information on some great events to come.
The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ag Guild will be hosting a “Farm To Table” dinner sometime in October. This event will be a fundraiser for a scholarship to be granted to a member of the Class of 2017. More details to follow.
The Fourth Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival will take place on November 4, 5 & 6. This is a fantastic event. Show your support any way you can. Check out the website at www.fhff.org You can also contact Lynn Danaher, Director or Karen Palmer, Producer, both of whom we commend greatly for creating an amazing source of pride for San Juan Island.
The Island Lights Festival. Save the date for a great evening to celebrate the holiday season and light our beautiful Town trees. Friday, December 2 will be the day…..mark your calendar and plan to join in the festivities. More details on all of the evenings events to follow.
Have a great last hurrah of summer.
There will be no Chamber Chat in September as I get out of town for a break. Cheers until October!
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