Topic: Business

Shopping Spree Winner to be Drawn Saturday

Written on November 17, 2018 at 10:36 am, by

Story submitted by Jim Carroll, Chairman – San Juan Lions Annual Shopping Spree… You have seen the Giant Shopping Cart driving around town for the last 3 weeks and today (Saturday) is the day the winning raffle ticket will be drawn for the winner of the San Juan Lions Club 29th Annual Shopping Spree. The  Continue Reading

Animal Shelter will Auction Rare Rocking Horse

Written on November 16, 2018 at 7:32 am, by

Looking for a special gift for that person on your list who is difficult to buy for? The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has just the thing! A beautiful, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted rocking horse has been donated to Treasure Hounds, the animal shelter’s upscale retail outlet, located next to the bowling alley. The piece is  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member

Written on November 16, 2018 at 7:28 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month Village at the Harbour began its inception as a dream of two Islanders that fostered a passion to build an assisted living community on San Juan Island. With the assistance of local investors, The Village went from a blueprint to a reality and opened  Continue Reading

Inspired To Desire

Written on November 15, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

WaterWorks Gallery’s 33rd annual Holiday Show. Objects We Desire To Wear Objects That Inspire Us To Feel Objects We Desire For Our Home November 16th – January 5, 2019 WaterWorks Gallery, a contemporary light filled gallery, continues to evolve as it remains dedicated to showing artists from the islands, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Represented  Continue Reading

Datapalooza

Written on November 15, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

EDC presents Datapalooza! – a statistics and demographics event for San Juan County Need more data and information to make knowledgeable decisions about your business or as a community legislator or leader?   Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for their second annual Datapalooza! event, two hours of in-depth data and analysis of  Continue Reading

PIMC receives Guardian of Excellence Award

Written on November 13, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

Achieves the top five percent for excellence in patient experience PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor, Wash., has been named a 2018 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. This award is a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in health care. Presented annually, the award honors health care facilities who consistently achieved performance  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Welcomes New Executive Director

Written on November 10, 2018 at 8:33 am, by

Wolf Hollow is excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Chanda Stone. Chanda joined Wolf Hollow in September, assuming the helm from our previous Director, Amy Saxe-Eyler.  Chanda Stone – Contributed photo A native of southern California, Chanda has many years of experience as an arborist, wetland restoration coordinator and volunteer specialist. She earned a  Continue Reading

Griffin Bay Bookstore Annual Sale

Written on November 8, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

It’s that time of year again, and Griffin Bay Bookstore will hold its annual Open House and Sale on Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am—6:00 pm to celebrate 39 years of bookselling. You’ll find the bookstore brimful of the latest in fiction and nonfiction, with 20% off on all books on the shelves. The annual Open  Continue Reading

Farm Fall Sale

Written on November 7, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

Please join us this Saturday, November 10th from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm for a Farm Fall Sale. We will be showcasing our meats and give you our valued customers 10% off our regular price for mix & match boxes of our pastured organicly raised meats – Pork, Wagyu, Beef, Lamb and Goat. 25 lbs  Continue Reading

Island Lights Festival

Written on November 6, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

The Friday Harbor Winterfest begins December 1st with the Island Lights Festival. The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Island Lights Festival on December 1st. This kickoff event for the holiday season on a Saturday this year so more families are able to attend! Once again the Chamber is partnering  Continue Reading

Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Written on November 5, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Friday Harbor’s own Toy Box joins the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (Astra) in the Ninth Annual Celebration of Small Businesses Nationwide Shop Local and Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day November 10 in Advance of the First Holiday Shopping Season without Toys “R” US The Toy Box will be one of hundreds of retailers across  Continue Reading

Giant Shopping Cart

Written on October 31, 2018 at 6:02 pm, by

You will be seeing the bigger than life size shopping cart in town for San Juan Lions 29th Annual Shopping Spree. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 2nd & Saturday November 3rd at Kings Market and Market Place. (Only $1 per ticket or $5 per book of tickets) to Win a 4 Minute shopping Spree  Continue Reading

Employers: Get Ready For Paid Leave

Written on October 29, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

EDC offers paid family and medical leave law workshop, presented by the Washington ESD Business owners and bookkeepers will learn the details of Washington State’s new paid family and medical leave law at an informative workshop this November.  Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) and the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD),  Continue Reading

Marketing 101

Written on October 29, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

EDC and Visitors’ Bureau present workshop entitled Marketing 101 Marketing is changing at lightning speed due to rapid changes in platforms on the internet and social media.  Business entrepreneurs can learn how to stay ahead of the changes by participating in a FREE workshop offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC), in  Continue Reading

SJIMA Expands its Staff

Written on October 26, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

“San Juan Islands Museum of Art is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Lane to the position of Director of Operations, as we transition from an all-volunteer staff,” said co-presidents of the Board, Karen Woldvedt and Diane Martindale. Peter has been a volunteer at SJIMA for more than three years and a valued member  Continue Reading

Application Deadline Extended

Written on October 25, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Application Deadline Extended for Free Construction Basics Training at FH High School The application deadline has been extended for the Construction Basics course offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC).  The training will be a free program intended to benefit both participating students and local construction companies in need of more employees.  Continue Reading

OPALCO Pays Tribute to Paul Allen

Written on October 18, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Allen’s Generosity Created Greater Safety and Connection in San Juan County The world lost a true friend in the passing of Paul Allen. Many are telling the stories of his incredible contributions to science, technology and humanity around the world and particularly in Washington State. You may not realize it, but Allen’s generosity is responsible  Continue Reading

Holiday Desserts, Port & Champagne Tasting

Written on October 13, 2018 at 5:58 am, by

Save the Date! On November 3, between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Friday Harbor Chocolates.  The holidays are fast approaching, and you may already be thinking about creating your holiday menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.  With that in mind, the renown San Juan Island master baker, Felicity Milne of Cakes by Felicitations will  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on October 10, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has chosen Friday Harbor Film Festival as this month’s featured member. The Friday Harbor Film Festival was co-founded in 2013 by Lynn Danaher and Karen Palmer.  They realized early in the process they had very compatible skill sets, so Lynn took the role of Director having organized multiple  Continue Reading

Chamber of Commerce Announces Volunteer of the Month

Written on October 5, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

We hear from the Chamber… The Chamber of Commerce announced that Ted Noll is their Volunteer of the Month. To qualify for this position – Must be willing to help all of the visitors that walk in through our doors, promote our businesses and our beautiful island and smile 100% of the time! Link to:  Continue Reading

EDC Invites San Juan County Knowledge Workers to Informal Meetup

Written on October 5, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

The EDC is working to create a knowledge worker network for islanders who work with code, data, graphics or words, and they invite knowledge workers and those who work with them to attend an informal meetup on October 24th from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. at the San Juan Island Library.  Refreshments will be served. Knowledge  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Time to Get Ready for the Mullis Center Holiday Craft Fair

Written on September 30, 2018 at 6:25 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… While it may still seem like summer can’t really be over already, believe it or not, it is time to think about this year’s Holiday Craft Fair. This will be the Mullis Center’s Second Annual Artisan Fair. I went last  Continue Reading