Topic: Business

Writing for Business

Written on April 18, 2017 at 5:24 am, by

EDC offers free workshop on Advanced Writing for Business Effective business writing is not only a key tool, it defines one’s image as a business person or entrepreneur. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop on the topic of Advanced Writing for Business, on Wednesday, May 10th from 10-11 a.m.  Continue Reading

New Executive Director for Home Trust

Written on April 17, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

The Board of Directors for the San Juan Community Home Trust is pleased to announce that Mr. David S. Gow will take the helm as Executive Director on the first of June. David has called this island home since 2012 and resides here with his partner, Heather Mueller, a teacher at Friday Harbor Elementary. David  Continue Reading

Brown Bag Lunch Seminars

Written on April 17, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

The Northwest Workforce Council Career Center is hosting a series of free Brown Bag lunch seminars. On April 20 Budget, Finance and More is presented by Islander’s Bank. The seminar assists with managing your budget, snowballing debt pay off and planning for future expenses. On April 27 it’s: Ace the Interview – Get the Job Are you able to  Continue Reading

New Gallery Owner

Written on April 16, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Island Studios has a new owner. Kris Drain just moved to Friday Harbor a little over a week ago and took over ownership of the gallery on Wednesday the 12th. She was a gallery director at Martin Lawrence Gallery in Dallas from 2012 – 2015 selling high end art pieces like Andy Warhol and Picasso. She had  Continue Reading

Milliken Mercantile

Written on April 15, 2017 at 10:22 am, by

There’s a new store in town. It’s Milliken Mercantile over on A Street, across from Serendipity Books and the Market Chef. It just opened for business last Saturday by Sara Larson who along with her husband Chuck just recently moved to the island from Portland, Oregon where they ran a preschool business. Originally from the Seattle  Continue Reading

EDC offers free workshop on Cash Management for Business

Written on April 14, 2017 at 8:40 am, by

One of the greatest challenges in running a successful business is positive cash flow – managing how much cash a business generates versus how much cash it spends. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop on the topic of Cash Management for Business, on Monday, April 24th from 1-2:00 p.m.  Continue Reading

FHFF Winter Film Series

Written on April 13, 2017 at 10:06 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series – Audience Favorites presents Seed: The Untold Story Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds — worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. This documentary follows passionate seed keepers who are protecting a 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 seed varieties  Continue Reading

Mall Sale

Written on April 13, 2017 at 5:20 am, by

One Time Only – One Day Only Cotton Cotton Cotton & Discovery Sea Kayaks are having a 1st time ever Mall Sale! Saturday, April 15th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm We have done our Spring Cleaning and need to move last year’s inventory to make room for new. Sale items will be deeply discounted – ALL SALES FINAL. Come in  Continue Reading


Written on April 3, 2017 at 5:26 am, by

EDC offers free workshop on communication skills using SuperConnectivity™ Effective and powerful communication can help build companies and careers. It’s a critical component of enduring success in today’s competitive business world. Whether a face-to-face conversation or well-written e-mail, a meaningful and well delivered message establishes a connection that creates a powerful impression with customers and colleagues.   Continue Reading

Help Wanted

Written on April 3, 2017 at 5:13 am, by

WaterWorks Gallery, Friday Harbor is seeking 2 ​gallery ​sales ​​assistants. This is a part time position, approx. 35 hours per month, usually working 2 days​ ​week. Applicant must be comfortable in a retail environment​ with sales and people skills​, meeting, greeting clients, being a representative of the gallery. This is a seasonal position running late May  Continue Reading

SJ Fitness Raising Money for Family Resource Center

Written on March 24, 2017 at 5:23 am, by

On sunday the 26th at San Juan Fitness there will be a circuit workout class in the boxing space at 3 pm. All are welcome, and the fee will be 10 dollars with an opportunity to donate more if one would like. The purpose of this class is to raise money for the Family Resource  Continue Reading

Coming Soon

Written on March 23, 2017 at 6:09 pm, by

The Cheesecake Cafe and Bakery has found a new home. Remember the Cheesecake Cafe in the Anacortes Ferry terminal? Same owner, new location. After Washington State Ferries would not renew her contract, Margie Aipopo heard about a vacancy here on the island where The Place used to be and she took advantage of it. She  Continue Reading

Open House and Artist’s Reception

Written on March 23, 2017 at 12:15 pm, by

Sophie Rice LMP, of Sole Intentions Studio and Island Ashiatsu, and local artist Mattias Anderson invite you to their first Open House and Artist’s Reception. Island Ashiatsu will be offering 10% off all Gift Certificates purchased and massages booked that day. Ashiatsu, also known as Oriental Barefoot Bar Therapy, is a modality utilizing body weight  Continue Reading

Job Opening at the Co-op

Written on March 22, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

The San Juan Island Food Co-op is looking for a talented community minded team member to fill three specific, but related, jobs: Volunteer Coordinator, Membership Coordinator and Social Media Coordinator. This is a permanent part time position, 20-25 hrs per week, with room for growth. Basic duties of the Volunteer Coordinator include recruiting, training and  Continue Reading

Free Design Wednesdays

Written on March 21, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Interior Designer, Mary Haselow of Island Shades and Island Building Products are teaming up to offer a new service for islanders: Free Design Wednesdays. Bring your Interior Design questions to Island Building Products/Friday Harbor Floor Store from 9am to noon every Wednesday and Mary will be there to answer your design questions. Get help with questions on room  Continue Reading

Weekly Farmers Market Begins Saturday, April 1st

Written on March 20, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

The San Juan Island Farmers Market will host the first of 33 weekly markets beginning Saturday, April 1st. Held at Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street, the market runs every Saturday from 10am to 1pm, through October. In 2016, the farmers market featured more than fifteen local farms, eight community organizations, twelve food and beverage vendors, twenty artists,  Continue Reading

Help Wanted

Written on March 20, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Now Hiring High-Level Executive Assistant We are looking for just the right person to join our inspiring organization – someone who can continue to help the Foundation carry out its mission of helping the San Juan Island Community thrive through inspired and informed generosity and the Foundation’s trusted stewardship. The Executive Assistant is responsible for  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on March 18, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

It’s time for the March edition of Chamber Chat, written by Gail Schnee, San Juan Island Chamber Board President and Co-Owner of Cotton Cotton Cotton, and Becki Day, Chamber Executive Director… March is here and it may still be a little wet but at least it is warming up and we are having some sun  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member – Island Air

Written on March 16, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month – Island Air Jackie Hamilton first came to San Juan Island in 1988 to begin her career in aviation and in the process started Island Air and never left. Her company specializes in air charter, aircraft management and most importantly provides Island Air Ambulance;  Continue Reading

Photography for Business

Written on March 13, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

EDC offers workshop on Photography for Business 67% of consumers consider image quality “very important” when making a purchase online. To turn browsers into buyers, business owners must show potential customers their products in the best possible light, and help them to connect with products and services in a way that words – or mediocre  Continue Reading

Business Feasibility Workshop

Written on March 8, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

EDC offers free workshop on business feasibility for entrepreneurs All entrepreneurs wonder if there is a market for their business ideas, or if they will make money from them.  Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop to learn more about Business Feasibility. One of the most important steps for entrepreneurs in  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Written on March 3, 2017 at 5:39 am, by

Here is another San Juan Island lifestyle video from Merri Ann Simonson.  This one offer tips about the various types of waterfront properties and the benefits and amenities of each type.