Topic: Business

4th Annual Studio Holiday Party

Written on December 12, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The Studio will be hosting their 4th annual holiday party this Friday, Decemeber 15th from 7:00 pm to midnight. Please join us as we celebrate the holidays and our appreciation for this community! Bryan Leighton will be providing live holiday music and then later in the night DJ Neon Tide will spin the tunes to  Continue Reading

Joey’s Holiday Shop Local Spree

Written on December 8, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Would you like to win some gift certificates from our local stores in time for Christmas? Well the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce knows a way that you can! @sanjuanislandchamber – follow the trail of Joey’s Holiday Shop Local Spree on Instagram… Every day Joey will go spend the day at one of our  Continue Reading

Nordland II

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

Getting ready to begin their 42nd year of service in the San Juans in 2018, San Juan Ferry & Barge has just added a new vessel, the Nordland II to their fleet. Kirk Moore with has the full story below and you can also check out SJ Ferry & Barge’s Facebook Page to see  Continue Reading

Chardonnay Shopping

Written on December 6, 2017 at 3:38 pm, by

Hello all lovely ladies! We are really looking forward to Thursday, December  7th! We have around 20 businesses that are participating in this event by offering discounts, special store hours and or snacks and beverages:) Please come out and support our wonderful local businesses and let them know you are part of the Chardonnay Shopping  Continue Reading

New ER Doc at PIMC

Written on December 2, 2017 at 9:35 am, by

PeaceHealth welcomes a new emergency medicine provider to PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center:  Jason Oost, MD.  Dr. Oost earned his degree in Medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He completed an Emergency Medicine Residency as well as an Ultrasound Fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. In addition  Continue Reading

Christmas Spoken Here

Written on December 1, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Have you seen the new shop called “Christmas Spoken Here”? It’s a candy and gifts shop across the street past the library right where Guard Street turns right to become Beaverton Valley Road. Inside you’ll find a very homey atmosphere and a room full of old fashioned Christmas decorations. Lots of new, vintage and refurbished  Continue Reading

EDC News and Events

Written on November 30, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Datapalooza! Legislators, business owners, community leaders: Join us Wednesday, December 6th from 10a-noon for an in-depth data and demographics event including lunch and great conversation! This year’s program, sponsored in part by Island Market, will feature speakers from the WWU Center for Economic & Business Research, the State of Washington and the EDC. Click here  Continue Reading

Meet & Greet Author Events

Written on November 29, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore presents two upcoming events: First it’s Flight as a Lifetime Passion: Adventures, Misadventures and Lessons  by John Geyman, M.D. (note: click below for the 2nd event: Volcano: an A to Z) Share John Geyman’s 58 years in the air as he talks about his book: Flight as a Lifetime Passion: Adventures, Misadventures  Continue Reading

Small Business Saturday

Written on November 22, 2017 at 8:57 am, by

Friday Harbor Mayor Carrie Lacher has proclaimed this Saturday, November 25th, as Small Business Saturday! Share with your friends and family and show some love by participating in the 8th annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support our local businesses that create jobs, boost our economy and preserve similar neighborhoods around the country. The  Continue Reading

Free Shoreline Contractor Training Workshop

Written on November 22, 2017 at 8:55 am, by

Free Training for Contractors Working on Shoreline Properties in the San Juans Thursday, December 7, 2017, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor (152 First Street) Friends of the San Juans is hosting a free technical training for contractors who work on waterfront properties. San Juan County’s 400 + miles of  Continue Reading

Holiday Spirit Getaway

Written on November 21, 2017 at 5:34 am, by

This holiday season, Friday Harbor House is making things extra special through their “Holiday Spirit Getaway” package. Guests will get to enjoy a one night stay along with Peppermint truffles and a bottle of Washington-produced wine. It’s guaranteed to bring holiday cheer! Full details below –

Lions Announce Shopping Spree Winners

Written on November 20, 2017 at 9:23 am, by

Lily Easley, 4 year old daughter of Heather & Dan Easley, picked the winners in this year’s San Juan Lions Club Shopping Spree drawing. Proceeds from this event provide scholarship funds for high school grads. Grand Prize Winner: Shahn McGuire – 4 Minute Shopping Spree at King’s Market on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 1:30  Continue Reading

Introducing Friday Harbor Hive

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

Interested in a Coworking space in Friday Harbor? Friday Harbor Hive wants to hear from you! Please fill out this extremely short survey at Survey Monkey. Then join us for a Coworking networking evening on Thursday, Nov 30th 5-7pm at Mikes Cafe & Wine Bar. We want to share our ideas and hear yours while  Continue Reading

EDC Offers FREE Business Law 101 Workshop

Written on November 18, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to gain a better understanding of how law impacts a business in a free workshop entitled Business Law 101, led by Duncan Wilson, and presented by the San Juan County Economic Development Council on Wednesday, November 29, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. In this workshop, participants will learn about real estate  Continue Reading

WaterWorks Open House

Written on November 16, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Ruth Offen from WaterWorks Gallery invites you to a holiday open house… Okay… so we’re almost there… ‘Tis the Season Please join me on Friday, November 17th to usher in the Holiday season. The gallery celebrates from 4 -7 pm with Prosecco and chocolates. Let the shopping begin! Lots of new works from the gallery’s  Continue Reading


Written on November 13, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

EDC presents Datapalooza! – a statistics and demographics event for San Juan County  Need more data and information to make knowledgeable decisions about your business or as a community legislator or leader?   Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for their second annual Datapalooza! event, two hours of in-depth data and analysis of  Continue Reading

Guardian Award for PIMC

Written on November 10, 2017 at 9:56 am, by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center wins ‘Guardian Award’ ‘Excellence’ honor for Emergency Department patient experience PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center has been named a 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in  Continue Reading

Griffin Bay Bookstore Annual Sale

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

Anniversary Open House on Saturday, November 11, 10:00 am—6:00 pm 20% off on all books in the store It’s that time of year again, and Griffin Bay Bookstore will hold its annual Open House and Sale on Saturday, November 11, 10:00 am—6:00 pm to celebrate 38 years of bookselling. You’ll find the bookstore brimful of  Continue Reading

EDC Offers FREE Tax Workshop

Written on November 9, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

In partnership with the Washington State Department of Revenue, the San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Monday, November 13, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. This fact-filled workshop helps business owners learn about Washington State taxes that apply to their businesses.  In this workshop, participants will get  Continue Reading

New at SJI Cheese

Written on November 9, 2017 at 5:39 am, by

What is San Juan Supper Club? San Juan Supper Club is something new from San Juan Island Cheese. Join us for a light supper from 5-7pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of November and December. Chef Bill is creating delicious small plates featuring seasonal ingredients paired with wine and beer. Please join us this  Continue Reading

Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Written on November 3, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

The Toy Box Celebrates the Eighth Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day, November 11 On Saturday, November 11, The Toy Box will join hundreds of locally owned stores across the country to celebrate the eighth national Neighborhood Toy Store Day, an annual celebration in which independent toy shops kick off the holiday season with special events  Continue Reading

Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month

Written on October 31, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Salty Fox Coffee is the passion project of owner/manager Andrea Hampton. Andrea moved to San Juan Island in 2007, shortly after graduating from WSU. As the daughter of a fisherman, she has always felt a strong connection with the ocean and its salty fresh air. Andrea worked as a property and casualty agent at Safe  Continue Reading