Topic: Business

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

Succession Planning for Small Business

Written on April 27, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

EDC offers free workshop on Succession Planning for Small Business All business owners need to devote time and energy to developing a succession plan for their business. With a succession plan, business owners can identify a person or entity who can continue the business if tragedy strikes or when they decide to retire or sell.  Join  Continue Reading

First Grads from FH School of Massage

Written on April 24, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

Richard Davenport, Director of Friday Harbor School of Massage shares this news… We had our first graduating class of four students. One of them has already passed the Mblex national exam for massage therapists and is ready to send the application onto the state. Also, we already have one student registered for our second session starting in September  Continue Reading

Independent Bookstore Day

Written on April 24, 2017 at 5:35 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore Invites You Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 29th. Enjoy Cookies & Cider and a 10% Sale on All Gardening Books. Come to Griffin Bay Bookstore and help honor the rich and vital role that an independent bookstore plays in the social and economic life of our community. Stop in for cider  Continue Reading

Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month

Written on April 18, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

For over 20 years, San Juan Safaris has been offering the highest quality whale watching tours with a focus on our guests’ experiences and respectful wildlife viewing. Both San Juan Safaris and San Juan Island Outfitters are owned and operated by Brian and Rachel Goodremont. The Goodremont family has called San Juan Island home since  Continue Reading

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