Topic: Business

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. 

Welcome to Web Street

Written on March 2, 2017 at 5:46 pm, by

Another day and 2 more ribbon cutting ceremonies. To celebrate their move to Web Street, both Friday Harbor Pet Supplies and Meat Machine Cycles cut ribbons with the Chamber and the Town on Thursday, March 2nd. Their new location at 22 Web Street, is the building where San Juan Interiors was located before their move  Continue Reading

New Location for The Hemp Seed

Written on March 1, 2017 at 5:40 pm, by

Wednesday March 1st was the official opening and ribbon cutting for the new location of The Hemp Seed. It’s in the back of the arcade on Spring Street where the Chamber of Commerce used to be – behind the Spring Street Deli and General Store. Originally located in the Surina Business Park this hemp products  Continue Reading

Mindfulness for Business

Written on March 1, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

EDC offers free workshop on mindfulness for business The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE workshop on the topic of mindfulness in business, on Wednesday, March 8th from 10:00 to 11:00 am on San Juan Island. Advance registration is required. Mindfulness was once considered a fringe movement in the Western world, but  Continue Reading

Marine Trades Education

Written on February 28, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

EDC receives Washington State Department of Commerce grant for trades education The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is pleased to announce the award of a Washington State Department of Commerce Work Start grant for a county-wide Marine Trades Education program, which will be run in partnership with Commerce, San Juan County, the Town  Continue Reading

Letter from Lake Kennedy McCulloch

Written on February 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm, by

This just in, from the SJ Update mailbag… Lake Kennedy McCulloch, CPAs PS sent emails to our individual tax return clients on Wednesday this week, notifying them that their personal information may have been compromised in a data breach. We learned from the IRS that some of the 2016 tax returns we electronically filed were  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on February 22, 2017 at 10:07 am, by

It’s time for this month’s edition of Chamber Chat, written by Gail Schnee – Chamber of Commerce Board President & Co-Owner of Cotton Cotton Cotton and Becki Day, Chamber Executive Director… February is here and even with the wet weather we are experiencing, I don’t think it has dampened our spirits! We are all gearing up and  Continue Reading

Board Members Needed

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

The San Juan Island Food Cooperative board is seeking business-minded members of our community to serve as board members. The current board feels the coop is at a place where infrastructure expansion and operations growth are imminent, and having board members with business and/or professional background will better prepare the coop for these challenges. There  Continue Reading

Business Feasibility Workshop

Written on February 21, 2017 at 5:45 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, on February 28th from 10-11:30 a.m. on Orcas  Continue Reading

Printonyx: SJI Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on February 15, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Former elementary music teacher and entrepreneur, Homer Smith, started Printonyx in 1987 as a specialty souvenir shop, printing on a product called ONYX with a copy machine. Printonyx expanded into a copy, print broker and computer repair center under its second owner Ralph Walter. When current owner Kristine Brown, purchased Printonyx in 1994, souvenirs had  Continue Reading

Retirement Planning Workshop

Written on February 10, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

EDC offers free workshop on retirement planning for business owners Small business owners have many considerations when running their businesses, but often don’t have time to consider future financial requirements. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop on retirement planning for small business owners, entitled Put your Retirement Plan to  Continue Reading

Help Wanted

Written on February 9, 2017 at 5:33 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre is looking for some help in the office… Office and Event Assistant Position Overview: Provides variety of support services for the Theatre’s administrative offices, including the box office. Duties: Become proficient in use of box office software, answering questions from box office volunteers and troubleshooting problems Assists with activities supporting performances  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Chocolates

Written on February 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm, by

Another new business in town and another ribbon cutting ceremony. The Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Friday Harbor are happy to welcome Friday Harbor Chocolates to town on Spring Street where the barber used to be, next door to Pebble. Owners Mark Zipkin and Aylene Geringer (who you may remember as former owners  Continue Reading

Trades Education Program

Written on February 6, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will present a program with Victoria Compton, director of the county Economic Development Council, speaking about the establishment of the Trades Education Program in the county. This meeting will take place on Monday, February 13th at 12:00 noon in the library conference room at the San  Continue Reading