Topic: Business

Bike and Build

Written on August 23, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

This was the third year that Bike ’n Build has come to help the Home Trust project and neighborhoods. Bike ‘n Build is an organization of young professionals – some of them out in the work world and some still working on their degrees, or advanced degrees. They give up their vacation time to do  Continue Reading

New Faces at Brickworks

Written on August 18, 2017 at 11:29 am, by

There are new faces at Brickworks in Friday Harbor! The San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild is delighted to introduce their new (and first) Executive Director, Steph Coffey, and new Administrative Manager, Cady Davies. Former General Manager Amy Plant has happily embarked on motherhood, remaining with the Ag Guild as part-time coordinator of the Island Grown in  Continue Reading

Historic Local Business Has New Owner

Written on August 11, 2017 at 1:21 pm, by

On August 1, Browne’s Home Center was sold. The new owners, TAL Holdings LLC dba Tum-A-Lum Lumber, are a fourth generation family-owned Northwest company founded in 1906. There will be a Contractors Meet & Greet at the Grange on Tuesday, Aug 15 at 5pm. Browne’s Home Center, originally “Davis Lumber” was founded by Captain Herbert H.  Continue Reading

Expansion at Bakery San Juan

Written on July 31, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Bakery San Juan is currently working on the latest chapter of their building expansion. The first leg of the expansion opened last year. This grew the initial footprint of the bakery, unchanged since opening in 2008, to its current spacious state. The business has grown organically, with the bakery footprint expanding only when the size  Continue Reading

San Juan Brewing

Written on July 30, 2017 at 5:59 am, by

As you probably heard, San Juan Brewing had their official ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday and a huge grand opening on Thursday. In case you missed it, Aaron Shepard was there and got some good photos of the crowds. Check out his blog for more…

SJ Brewing Grand Opening

Written on July 25, 2017 at 11:11 am, by

San Juan Brewing had their official ribbon cutting ceremony this morning with brewery owners Sean and Tim Aylward, Libbey Howard and Ashley Draffkorn, and their families, members of the Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Carrie Lacher in attendance. The grand opening of the brewery is on Thursday, July 27th at 4 pm. The brewery is  Continue Reading

Treasure Hounds

Written on July 7, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Looking for just the right furnishings for your home at a reasonable price?  The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor invites you to visit “Treasure Hounds”, a retail/resale store offering quality, pre-owned furniture, fine art, and home decor.   We also have some beautiful china, glassware, antiques and collectibles.  The store is located at 689  Continue Reading

Lavender Festival

Written on July 6, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

16th Annual San Juan Island Lavender Festival at Pelindaba Lavender Farm Next weekend 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™ – July 15 & 16, 2017. Festival activities are scheduled 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  Continue Reading

Island Girl Recycled Crayons

Written on June 22, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Eleven year-old Meg wants your end-of-the-school-year broken crayons for her recycled crayon business, Island Girl Recycled Crayons (IGRC). This is the second year of her project. Last year IGRC created an opportunity for another local student to sell her products at the IGRC table at the holiday market, and giving both a creative entrepreneurial experience.  Continue Reading

Windermere Helps Out

Written on June 13, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Windermere was at it once again on Friday, doing their annual landscaping and clean-up for the Mullis Community Senior Center. Weeding, sweeping, trimming and general tidying up was done by Daryl Grazia, Rebecca Hughes, Samantha Bryner, Pat O’Day, Tamara Weaver, Susan Schirmer, Annete Schaffer, Jacoba Porter, Zita Sandmeyer and Gary Franklin. Every year since 1984,  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member

Written on June 7, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

SJI Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month – Friday Harbor Art Studio Howie Rosenfeld’s Friday Harbor Art Studio has a new location at 321 Geneste Street. After 25 years as a retail business on Web Street, the Studio is now home based and by appointment. Howie has had retail art galleries here for  Continue Reading

Just Transition: The Intersection of Jobs and the Environment

Written on May 25, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Just Transition is the path as yet untaken at the intersection of labor and environment. It’s a way to help people working in industries that are environmentally unsustainable make the transition to new, good jobs in industries that are both environmentally and economically sustainable. Imagine how many jobs would be created if we started training  Continue Reading

Congratulations to San Juan Safaris

Written on May 22, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Safaris Whale Watch & Wildlife Tours Awarded Best-Eco Adventure Tour in the Pacific Northwest For the second year in a row, San Juan Safaris Whale Watch & Wildlife Tours is voted Best Eco-Adventure in the Pacific Northwest by Seattle King 5 and voters in their annual “Best of Pacific Northwest Escapes” viewer polls.  Continue Reading

EDC Offers Free Facebook Marketing Workshop

Written on May 18, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Social media is revolutionizing the way we use the internet, and its low- or no-cost tools can be used by small businesses to achieve remarkable results. Join the EDC to learn more about Facebook marketing at a FREE workshop on Wednesday, May 24th on Orcas Island. The course will start out with a basic overview  Continue Reading

SJI Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on May 10, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month for May is San Juan Transit. Owner Kraig Hansen offers a bit of background on how he and his wife came to the island… This will be my 4th year on the island and 4th year running San Juan Transit, Tours & Charters.  Continue Reading

National Travel & Tourism Week

Written on May 10, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor and the SJ County Council have proclaimed this to be National Travel & Tourism Week May 7 – 13, 2017. Barbara Marrett of the SJI Visitor’s Bureau adds: Hello All, Here is the text of the Tourism Week Proclamation adopted by the County this morning and by the Town on  Continue Reading

Help Wanted at the Co-Op

Written on May 9, 2017 at 1:28 pm, by

SJI Food Co-Op shares this announcement with you… Dear Volunteers, Do you have a niece or nephew who is visiting for the summer and needs a job? Or perhaps your Aunt from the South of France just moved here and wants to get connected? Or maybe YOU or someone you know would love to be  Continue Reading

Cheesecake Grand Opening

Written on May 9, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Gretchen Bennett shares this recap of the Cheesecake Cafe’s grand opening last week… A good time was had by all, visitors were in and out all day. Several cake-walks to give away whole cheesecakes. Cookies were decorated by young and younger. We thank everyone who helped us have a wonderful day with a full day’s  Continue Reading

Trades Education Initiative

Written on May 6, 2017 at 5:38 am, by

EDC’s Trades Training Initiative up for funding through GiveOrcas The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is pleased to announce that the Trades Education Initiative is participating in the GiveOrcas campaign through the Orcas Island Community Foundation. Islanders can help bring trades training and family-wage jobs to young adults by donating between May 1st  Continue Reading

Business License Renewal

Written on May 4, 2017 at 5:32 am, by

Business License Renewal Avoid a Citation! The Town of Friday Harbor wants to thank all businesses that were prompt in renewing their business licenses for year 2017/2018. We are now a month into the new business license year and the Town is auditing its records to determine who is no longer doing business in Town  Continue Reading

Healing Waters

Written on May 2, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Healing Waters opens this week at WaterWorks Gallery Jennifer Williams’ Healing Waters is a collection of landscape paintings offering an escape from our busy lives. In choosing this years theme of Healing Waters, she aspires for her paintings to be visual reminders of our fragile natural environment. Her painting process includes a collaged surface of recycled paper,  Continue Reading

Keith Entertains at Cheesecake Cafe

Written on May 1, 2017 at 1:38 pm, by

Keith Busha writes to let us know that he will be entertaining today from 5:00 to 6:00 at the grand opening celebration at the Cheesecake Cafe and Bakery. Here he is with more… I’m going to be playing at the Opening of the Cheesecake Cafe tonight. I play from 5-6. Also, there are free samples  Continue Reading