Topic: Business

San Juan County Economic Development Council Upcoming Events

Written on November 14, 2019 at 6:00 am, by

NEXT WEEK!   Cross-Industry Symposium Connect with San Juan County businesses on Wednesday, November 20th, from 1 to 3 PM, in the San Juan Island Library meeting room. For more info, see: https://www.sanjuansedc.org/kwn/. All are welcome and the event is free of charge. NEXT WEEK!   Business Entities Workshop SCORE, the SJICF and the EDC invite business owners  Continue Reading

EDC presents Cross-Industry Symposium for Knowledge Workers and Business Owners

Written on November 12, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Knowledge workers can meet with San Juan County business owners at the EDC’s Cross-Industry Symposium. The symposium is designed to connect entrepreneurs with people from other industries who have skills and ideas that could help their businesses grow. The event is on November 20th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard  Continue Reading

Free Business Entities Workshop

Written on November 9, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

SCORE, the SJICF and the EDC invite business owners and nonprofit leaders to a workshop on reducing risk Over 40% of small business owners in the U.S. report having been involved in or threatened with a civil lawsuit, and many business owners are at risk for losing their personal assets, simply as a result of  Continue Reading

40th Anniversary Open House

Written on November 7, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Make sure you get to Griffin Bay Bookstore’s shindig—our big 40th Anniversary party this Saturday, November 9, 10:00 am—6:00 pm. Join the crowd of well-wishers and shoppers who eagerly await our annual Open House and Sale. The bookstore will be decorated to the hilt with bunting made from repurposed books to celebrate 40 years of  Continue Reading

New Owners for Island Airporter Shuttle

Written on November 6, 2019 at 9:09 am, by

Islandairporter, San Juan islands Seatac shuttle has been sold. John Ness who began the service in 2003 has sold the business to retire. The new owners, Tamara and Ray Weigeshoff will continue the shuttle service using the same schedule, phone number, and website.  Tamara will do the majority of the driving with Ray as backup.  Continue Reading

Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Written on November 5, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Friday Harbor’s Own Toy Box Joins The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (Astra) In Tenth Annual Celebration Of Small Businesses Nationwide On November 9, 2019 Friday Harbor’s own Toy Box will be one of hundreds of retailers across the country celebrating Neighborhood Toy Store Day on November 9, 2019. Spearheaded by the ASTRA, the annual  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on November 4, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Cotton Cotton Cotton is the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month and they’re also celebrating Celebrating 10 Years! Randy and I moved to the island from Orlando, Florida in October 2009 and purchased Cotton Cotton Cotton in November of that year. We came here on vacation in 2005 and fell in  Continue Reading

10 Year Celebration!

Written on November 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Cotton Cotton Cotton is having a 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Sale this Saturday November 2nd. It will be from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – 20% off entire store (excluding jewelry and consignment items) (Extra 20% off Sale items) Raffle entry with each purchase to win a 4 Ocean Bracelet,  Seahawk Scarf and hand warmer  Continue Reading

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Written on October 29, 2019 at 8:10 am, by

Halloween fun at Islanders Bank Islanders Bank employees carved and decorated these pumpkins and then bank customers voted on the winner from each Islanders Bank branch (Friday Harbor, Lopez and Orcas). The bank’s board of directors selected the overall winning pumpkin (above), carved by Samantha Berkseth. Click below to see the larger versions of these  Continue Reading

EDC to offer free Tree Worker Basics Course on Orcas Island

Written on October 28, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th.  This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas Island. The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson  Continue Reading

New CEO for PeaceHealth

Written on October 23, 2019 at 11:23 am, by

Charles Prosper, MSPT, MBA, named PeaceHealth Northwest Chief Executive PeaceHealth announced that Charles Prosper, MSPT, MBA, has been named chief executive of the PeaceHealth Northwest network. Prosper held the role of interim chief executive since long-time PeaceHealth leader, Dale Zender retired on Sept. 30, 2019. Prosper joined PeaceHealth in March 2019 as the chief operating  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on October 18, 2019 at 8:54 am, by

Ogle Fine Art Studio – Terry and Janie Ogle The SJI Chamber of Commerce featured member of the month is Ogle Fine Art Studio. Friday Harbor local artists Terry & Janie Ogle opened the Ogle Fine Art Studio in hopes of displaying their art and having a working small artist studio downtown. Their hope was  Continue Reading

Court Decision to Consider Orcas

Written on October 17, 2019 at 6:15 am, by

WA Superior Court requires state to reconsider impacts to orcas in Skagit County refinery expansion project Thurston County Superior Court rules on decision from Shoreline Hearings Board related to Marathon Oil’s Anacortes Refinery; environmental groups appealed for failing to consider vessel traffic impacts THURSTON COUNTY, WA — On Friday, October 11, the Thurston County Superior  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate News

Written on October 15, 2019 at 8:09 am, by

Here’s a San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary from Merri Ann Simonson… The third quarter results for San Juan Island and the County were consistent with the first and second quarter results.   Per the NWMLS, the dollar volume year-to-date on San Juan Island was $84,048,800 with a total of 135 transactions. This reflects a  Continue Reading

EDC Panel Discussion

Written on October 12, 2019 at 8:36 am, by

Running a freelance or small consulting business Learn to navigate challenges faced by freelancers and similar small businesses at a panel discussion on November 7th at the Orcas Island library from 12:00 to 1:30 PM. This event will be helpful for anyone interested in starting a new freelance or consulting business and those already running  Continue Reading

Home Trust Awarded 2K Grant

Written on October 5, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan Community Home Trust has been awarded a $2000 Grant for its Operations! Jamie Cier, Branch Manager of Washington Federal Bank (soon to be known as WaFD) on Orcas, notified Home Trust Executive Director, David Gow of the award in late September. Coincidentally, Jamie was on San Juan Island on the date of  Continue Reading

Studio JAMM Grand Opening: There’s a new studio in town

Written on October 3, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Please join us as Studio JAMM celebrates it’s Grand Opening this Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Located at 15 Second Street N. in Friday Harbor. “J.A.M.M.” is to remind us “Just Add Music & Movement”.  The joyful JAMM concept was brought to life this summer by studio owner Cathi Nett. Cathi has  Continue Reading

Domain Design Architects

Written on September 23, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

There was a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Friday Harbor business last Thursday – Members of the Chamber of Commerce met with Denise Garcia to welcome her new architecture business to the island. In her own words, here’s what her business is all about… At Domain Design Architects, our mission is to help clients  Continue Reading

New Owner for San Juan Healthcare

Written on September 21, 2019 at 2:15 pm, by

Story by Louise Dustrude… Dr. Burk Gossom has found “the right person for the position” in his words and will actually be retiring sometime after the first of the year. He and Will House, M.D., have “a gentleman’s agreement” for transfer of San Juan Healthcare and will be working out details of transfer of license,  Continue Reading

Free Shred Event

Written on September 13, 2019 at 9:09 am, by

This just in… Islander’s Bank is holding a Free Shred and Customer Appreciation Event TODAY (Friday, Sep. 13th) starting at 11:00. It’s happening at their Friday Harbor branch on the corner of Blair Avenue and Park Street. The event will go until 1:00 pm or until the shred truck is full, whichever comes first. Shredding  Continue Reading

Kenmore Air Offers Discounts To Fly To Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on September 10, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

  Kenmore Air, the official airline of the Friday Harbor Film Festival, is offering a 10% discount on flights between Seattle and Friday Harbor from October 24 – 28. Flights eligible for this offer include seaplane trips between Lake Union and Friday Harbor Marina, as well as land plane flights between Boeing Field and Friday  Continue Reading

Chamber Social Monday at Lakedale

Written on September 7, 2019 at 5:33 am, by

We hear from Becki at the Chamber… Let’s celebrate Chamber of Commerce Week… Lakedale Resort and Cynthia’s Bistro will be co-hosting the Chamber social on September 9th at 5:30 pm. Please join us at the Lodge at Lakedale and let’s catch up after a long season! Let’s meet, relax and enjoy! Karl and staff will  Continue Reading