Topic: Business

Black Fish Bistro & Martini Bar

Written on August 16, 2016 at 3:43 pm, by

Black Fish Bistro & Martini Bar officially opens Wednesday, August 17, and will feature farm-to-fork and tide-to-table Pacific Northwest cuisine with a rustic French flair. The Bistro seats approximately 40 customers upstairs and downstairs, will be open from 5:00-11:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and is located in the alley off First Street, opposite The Bean.  Continue Reading

Rental Property Options

Written on July 14, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares this detailed information for rental properties… San Juan County currently has several mechanisms for legally renting a home in the County. The information below is meant for informational purposes only, and does not incorporate all of the rules and regulations. It will however provide those who want to learn more about  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor School of Massage

Written on July 11, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Richard Davenport, owner of Lavendera Massage, is happy to announce the opening of the new Friday Harbor School of Massage. The Washington State Board of Massage and the Workforce Training Board approved the curriculum and catalog for the new school last Friday. Friday Harbor School of Massage is officially a state approved school for training  Continue Reading

Simply Wright

Written on July 10, 2016 at 4:20 pm, by

Carla Wright has just opened a design/consulting business. Here she is with the scoop… I am now providing design consultation for those needing help with restyling their home or business, closet attacks (my speciality) and personal shopping (targeting men who normally need help in this category). All things to help make your life easier and more enjoyable.  Continue Reading

Trunk Show at Surina Business Park

Written on July 8, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Erin Heydenreich shares this invitation with you… Come shopping at Heather B Munro Yoga Studio in the Surina Business Park on Saturday, July 9th! We have tons of beautiful handcrafted items from Oaxaca, Mexico and Betina Roza Jewelry! Baskets, hammocks, clothing, textiles, bags, jewelry and more! This is also a great time to come check  Continue Reading

They’re Moving In Already

Written on July 7, 2016 at 5:34 pm, by

It seems it will be near the end of August before Downriggers Restaurant opens in their new location at Spring Street Landing, however there are 3 businesses downstairs that are open already and have been for about a week or so. San Juan Safaris / San Juan Outfitters is moved in and has added a coffee & snack  Continue Reading

Ferry Tail LLC

Written on July 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm, by

This just popped into the SJ Update mailbag today. Take a look… Hello San Juan Update, I thought you might be interested in FerryTail.com, our new website that allows owners of expiring ferry passes to post them online for sale. We were featured on the channel 7 Kiro news last week, and are on the front  Continue Reading

Bait Shop Open

Written on July 6, 2016 at 4:01 pm, by

There’s a new Fish & Chips bar in town. It’s that place next door to Haley’s on Spring Street. It’s called The Bait Shop and it’s owned by Bobby and Stacie Tangney – owners of Haley’s. They just opened about 3 weeks ago and had their official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 2 weeks ago. It has an  Continue Reading

Electrolysis San Juan, LLC Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Written on June 28, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

This July marks one year of successful operation in Friday Harbor for Danielle Wheeler at Electrolysis San Juan, LLC. Danielle holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University and completed her Electrolysis Certification in Seattle at Washington Women’s Anti-Aging Clinic. She continued her education by working under Allison Lance in Friday Harbor as an electrolysis apprentice. In July  Continue Reading

New San Juan Puzzles

Written on June 17, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Just got this note from Tom over there at SanJuanPuzzles.com… Our newest puzzles have arrived! Thank you Chris Teren, Matt Pranger and Ken Balcomb for these wonderful photos! Thank you to Tim Dustrude for your fabulous designed boxes. Support the Toy Box, Cotton Cotton Cotton, Bonnie’s Creative Passions, Pelindaba, WSF terminals soon, Shaw Store and  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on June 16, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

It’s time once again for our monthly Chamber Chat column, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-Owner of San Juan Canvas & Chamber Board President… Here comes summer and with the season come the visitors. The summer season is a really fun and energetic time on our island. It is a time to show off all that  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on June 15, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Kim Wickman of Be Chic Boutique is the SJI Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month. Congratulations Kim! Here’s a bit more about the shop in Kim’s words… Be Chic Boutique has been around as long as we can remember… at least 15 years. I took over 4 years ago in August and have  Continue Reading

And They’re Open…

Written on June 13, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

In case you missed the announcement the other day – there’s a new store in town. “My RC Vision”. It is located at 135 Spring Street. That’s just inside the arcade there between Spring Street General Store and Spring Street Deli. They just had a ribbon cutting celebration on Friday with the Chamber of Commerce  Continue Reading

My RC Vision

Written on June 10, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Ribbon Cutting for New Business in Town! The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Friday Harbor are welcoming My RC Vision to the business community of Friday Harbor and hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, June 10th at 11:00am. My RC Vision is owned by Debbi Staehlin and Heather Easley, mother and  Continue Reading

How Are We Doing?

Written on May 28, 2016 at 10:29 am, by

A quarterly review of County Finances by County Auditor F. Milene Henley First quarter 2016 If you’ve ever wanted to be a plumber, now’s the time. Judging from the number of radio ads I’ve heard recently for plumbers, HVAC technicians, and other tradesmen, business is booming. That’s good news, and it’s evident in retail sales  Continue Reading

Custom Construction or Buy Existing and Remodel?

Written on May 26, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares this… In the current market it is much more affordable to buy an existing home than it is to purchase new or custom construction. Why is that? On San Juan, home prices peaked in 2007 and bottomed out in 2012. During that period, approximately 30% in median home price was lost.  Continue Reading

EDC Offers Sales Processes for Profitability Workshop

Written on May 25, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for their upcoming FREE workshop, Sales Processes for Profitability on Tuesday, June 7th from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Orcas Island. Participants will learn to plan strategically in order to increase sales for their businesses. Studies show that nearly 60% of companies lack a well-defined sales process – the  Continue Reading

The Tour

Written on May 24, 2016 at 5:36 am, by

Julie Corrie has teamed up with Kraig Hansen of San Juan Transit to bring you “The Tour San Juan Island”. Here she is with more… Hi Tim, Just wanted to let your readers know that “The Tour” is up and going. I have partnered with Kraig Hansen from San Juan Transit to provide locals and  Continue Reading

Joe’s Shoes

Written on May 21, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

There’s a new store in town. It’s Joe’s Shoes on First, and it’s right there where Cotton Cotton Cotton used to be next door to the Rumor Mill. It is an extension of the clothing store Joe Friday’s upstairs at King’s Market. When they heard the space was available, they took most of the shoes  Continue Reading

Learn to Increase Profits

Written on May 21, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Do you want your business to grow? Learn to increase sales and develop business in our FREE upcoming workshop, Sales Processes for Profitability! In this exciting class, you will learn how to help customers arrive at informed final purchasing decisions, how to understand your buyers and the buying processes, and how to design a strategic  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Insider

Written on May 17, 2016 at 1:50 pm, by

Exploring the islands? There’s an app for that… Well – there’s an app coming soon, like in about 2 weeks or so. You may remember from a previous post on the SJ Update, that Lopez resident, Tim Fry of 468 Communications, won a portion of the grant from the EDC’s Launch San Juan Islands business  Continue Reading

Chamber Member of the Month

Written on May 17, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Island Featured Chamber Member of the Month is the Office Center NW Inc. (dba Office Supplies PLUS!) Roy & Anne Clauson purchased the office supply store in 2011. It has been serving the island at different Friday Harbor locations for over 30 years. They have expanded the office supply business, adding balloons, party supplies, professional  Continue Reading