Topic: Business

18th Annual San Juan Island Lavender Festival

Written on July 15, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

July 20 & 21, 2019 Pelindaba Lavender Farm will be hosting the San Juan Island Lavender Festival. All are invited to come see, smell, hear, touch and taste The Complete Lavender Experience®. Festival activities are scheduled 10am – 5pm both days. The event is free for all and open to the community. Pets are welcome  Continue Reading

Letter from Hospital District

Written on July 9, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Healthcare has for many years provided care to island residents as an independent private practice, particularly in the field of geriatrics and pediatrics. As founder Burk Gossom, M.D., approaches retirement this November we hope that a way will be found to replace him. We wish him well as he goes into the next  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Written on July 9, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares another video in her San Juan Island Lifestyle series. This one is about how to celebrate the 4th of July

Soft Opening

Written on July 6, 2019 at 9:21 am, by

Cynthia invites you to her Soft Opening… This Saturday – July 6th – 4:00 to 7:00 with Daniel Day & Scott Sluis playing music from 5 – 7:00 pm.  Join us at Cynthia’s Bistro for late afternoon/early evening music and small plates & libations House Wine & Beer – $6.00 We will be offering an  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks: Travis Ayers

Written on June 27, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Luxel Corporation, one of the lesser known businesses on San Juan Island, provides nanometer-thick materials for applications in space astronomy, laser fusion, and semiconductors.  Travis Ayers will describe Luxel’s technology, how it is used, and will have a few samples to observe. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the  Continue Reading

Building Industry Networking Meeting

Written on June 24, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Attention All San Juan County Building Industry Company Owners and Managers! The San Juan Builders Association and The Building Industry Association of Washington is hosting a meeting to gather as many San Juan County Home Building affiliated company owners and managers. Come network with General Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Suppliers, Engineers, Architects and Consultants. Basically any Owners  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Written on June 24, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares the most recent video in her San Juan Islands Lifestyle video series. This one has tips on holding a garage sale.

Hailey’s Hot Dog Wagon

Written on June 22, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

There’s a new lunch spot for you in town. And it’s quick. That’s Hailey in the photo, all set up on her 2nd day of business Friday on the corner of Argyle and Nichols Streets (on the edge of the Ace Hardware parking lot). The official name of her business establishment is “Billy T’s Quick  Continue Reading

Julie’s Nursery

Written on June 21, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Remember Julie Danrich, the woman who started the nursery at Browne’s about 20 years ago and grew it into what it is today? Well she’s at it again, this time with her own business which officially opened on May 12th. “Julie’s Nursery” is over at 150 Web Street next door to Rex and Lisa Guard’s  Continue Reading

PIMC Nationally Recognized

Written on June 20, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor, Wash. was recognized with a  Premier, Inc. QUEST® award for High-Value Healthcare for a third time in four years.  Additionally, the island’s medical center was awarded as the top performer for improvement in 2019.  Both awards were announced at Premier’s annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition June 18-21,  Continue Reading

Fun News from Inter-Island Propane

Written on June 10, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Donny Galt shares this tidbit with you… Hi San Juan Update, I don’t know if this is newsworthy, but we are pretty proud to have made it in LP Magazine! National Magazine… anyway, it is cool for our Islands to be named in a national Magazine… See page Page 64 Here’s the whole Magazine Have  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member

Written on June 7, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month – Friday Harbor Cruises Friday Harbor Cruises is your boat in the San Juans! For six years I have been offering half day and full day trips by the ticket or private charters for up to 12 passengers. Sunsets are one of my specialties.  Continue Reading

CHAMBER CHAT

Written on May 29, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Scott Sluis, Islanders Bank Senior Loan Officer and Chamber Board President of SJI Chamber of Commerce checks in with Chamber Chat for May 2019… We hope you all had a great Memorial Weekend and got to enjoy a little bit of it for yourselves! Thank you to the American Legion for your participation in the  Continue Reading

Life Untamed

Written on May 21, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

Check out the current exhibit at WaterWorks Gallery – Regional artists, Jamie Ellsworth and Barbara Duzan, both bring animals to life with style and whimsy thorough their mediums of oil and bronze. Barbara captures the beauty and quirks of flora and fauna in bronze. Making each subject unique while at the same time representing their  Continue Reading

Ribbon Cutting

Written on April 30, 2019 at 9:34 am, by

Rex and Lisa Guard officially opened their new building on Web Street last week. This is the building next door to FH Pet Supplies where the cleaners used to be before the fire in 2013. The building provides business space downstairs (Heather Munro’s Altar Movement) and a vacation rental upstairs (Web Suites). Notable attendees were  Continue Reading

Coming Soon to a Resort Near You

Written on April 26, 2019 at 12:37 pm, by

This is the third in a three part series mentioned on Wednesday about things happening around here. Today we hear Roche Harbor Resort General Manager Brent Snow’s report on some things happening at the north end of the island: Restaurant Remodeling Both restaurants in the main building have gone through extensive remodeling. Downstairs at the  Continue Reading

Knowledge Worker Meetup

Written on April 26, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The EDC is working to create a knowledge worker network for islanders who work with code, data, graphics, or words. Knowledge worker jobs include computer programming, editing, web design, engineering/scientific consulting, and others that primarily involve creating, manipulating, or analyzing information. We hope this network will help local knowledge workers find clients and share ideas,  Continue Reading

Open House and Grand Opening

Written on April 23, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Please spread the word! Rex and Lisa Guard owners of The Web Suites and Heather Munro owner of ALTAR Movement Studio located at 80 Web Street are inviting you to a day of celebration and community connection. Date and Time: Friday April 26th from 10 am to 3 pm, The Web Suites, Open House and  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on April 19, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month – San Juan Canvas On April 8th the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce helped San Juan Canvas celebrate 40 years in business. Lauren Cohen and Derek Steere, who have been the owners for the last 10 years, invited Chamber Members to come celebrate.  Continue Reading

Job Fair

Written on April 14, 2019 at 12:20 pm, by

Attention job seekers of all ages. Whether you are looking for full time, part time or seasonal job, there are employers eager to talk with you. Northwest Workforce Council Career Center, Skagit Valley College are sponsoring a job fair at the Mullis Community Center on Sunday, April 14 from 1-4 PM. Sunday, April 14, 2019  Continue Reading

Griffin Bay Bookstore Celebrates 40 Years

Written on April 13, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Activities on Independent Bookstore Day Literary Drawing Contest for Kids Book & a Cuppa for Adults Join Us on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 am—6:00 pm 10% off on all books in the store Griffin Bay Bookstore kicks off activities for kids and adults on Saturday, April 27  Continue Reading

Real Estate with Merri Ann

Written on April 12, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another real estate article… San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary The first quarter results for San Juan Island were very similar to the first quarter results last year. San Juan Island’s dollar volume for the quarter reflected a decrease of 12.5% as compared to the same quarter in  Continue Reading