Topic: Business

Local Architect goes Nationwide

Written on April 26, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Geoff Prentiss of Prentiss Wickline Architecture and his business partner Tom Lenchek have merged with a Seattle firm and are now looking at nationwide expansion. Geoff grew up coming up to San Juan Island to visit his grandmother and extended island family and to play on the beaches and hike in the woods. Both of  Continue Reading

Got Job!

Written on April 26, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Minnie Knych of Northwest Workforce Council shares this reminder with you… Did you know that many of the good jobs in our county are never advertised?  There are a number of employers looking for dependable workers right now.  Are you looking for a job?  If so, call the Career Center to find out how we  Continue Reading

Island Air Will Continue Medevac Services

Written on April 25, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Island Air will continue to make its medevac services available without charge to residents of the public hospital district through the end of 2016, giving us time to consider the purchase of a membership. Beginning next January 1st the cost of a family membership will be $39 per year, or $119 for three years, the  Continue Reading

EDC 7th Annual Economics Luncheon

Written on April 24, 2016 at 5:05 am, by

EDC presents 7th Annual Economics Luncheon with Noted Business Leader, Economists Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for the 7th Annual EDC Economics Luncheon, held at Brickworks on Friday, June 17th from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The EDC’s annual economics luncheon explores recent data on trends in the economy, and potential  Continue Reading

WaterWorks Gallery Reopens

Written on April 21, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Just got this note from Ruth that WaterWorks Gallery has just opened for the season… Hey Tim, Hope all is well with you. Would you please let everyone know that the gallery reopened on Wednesday?​ The tulips are blooming, the grass is growing and my lawn needs mowing. And we’re starting the gallery’s 31st year! The season  Continue Reading

Independent Bookstore Day

Written on April 21, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore invites you to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 30 and enjoy a 10% Storewide Sale on all Books. Join in the Fun at Griffin Bay Bookstore, Saturday, April 30 and help honor the rich and vital role that an independent bookstore plays in the social and economic life of our community. Stop  Continue Reading

Fundraiser for the Victims of the Ecuador Earthquakes

Written on April 20, 2016 at 5:33 am, by

Drinks & Tapas at San Juan Island Cheese Our hearts go out to our family and friends in Ecuador. Since Saturday, Ecuador has suffered from a series of devastating earthquakes resulting in over 400 casualties and thousands of injuries. Please join us on Friday April 22nd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for a night of drinks and  Continue Reading

The Hemp Seed

Written on April 19, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

There’s a fundraiser happening at Brickworks tomorrow for a new business on the island: “The Hemp Seed”, and these are a few words about it from Ike and Tiffany… Focused on sustainability, Tiffany Goudey and Ike White aim to serve the community by making healthy hemp-based clothing and goods accessible, right here on the Island.  Continue Reading

Happy Spring from the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce!

Written on April 18, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

It’s time for the April 2016 edition of news from your local Chamber of Commerce, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-Owner of San Juan Canvas & Chamber Board President… Chamber Quarterly Luncheon On April 11 the Chamber of Commerce held our second quarterly luncheon of the year at Brickworks. It was very well attended with over  Continue Reading

Bill Sargeson and Jackie Hamilton: Featured Pilots

Written on April 14, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

A reception will be held at the Roy Franklin Terminal at Friday Harbor Airport on Sunday, April 17th at 2:00 p.m. to honor the Featured Pilots for 2016: Bill Sargeson and Jackie Hamilton. Islanders are invited to celebrate the occasion of this annual update of the San Juan Aviation Museum. This project, started in 2008,  Continue Reading

Considering an Investment Property?

Written on April 14, 2016 at 4:42 am, by

Written by Merri Ann Simonson of Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands Inc. Vacation Rental Versus Long Term Rental Now would be a good time to purchase property held for investment and due to market conditions, a rental home in the San Juans would be the most appropriate. We are not like the metropolitan areas nearby with  Continue Reading

Rock Island Update

Written on April 12, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Gerry Lawlor of Rock Island Communications shares this update with you… Rock Island Heads into Spring at Full Stride Thank you to the OPALCO Board for their strong leadership. With just over one year of being in business, Rock Island Communications has overcome numerous challenges, and has connected close to a thousand islanders to fast, stable and  Continue Reading

Business Startup 101 Workshop

Written on April 11, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Entrepreneurs are invited to attend the San Juan County Economic Development Council’s upcoming FREE half-day workshop entitled “Business Startup 101” on Thursday, May 5th. Participants will learn the building blocks of starting a successful business from experts in the legal, accounting and banking fields. The half-day event will be led by local attorneys Peter Goddu  Continue Reading

EDC Pricing Workshop

Written on April 10, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

EDC offers FREE business workshop on pricing products & services The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE workshop on pricing of products & services for small business owners and entrepreneurs on Lopez Island, Tuesday, May 3rd from 12-2pm at the Lopez Island Fire Department meeting room. Advance registration is required. Pricing  Continue Reading

All Aboard Sailing

Written on April 9, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

SJI Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month I originate from Lands End, Cornwall England, where on the granite cliff top there is a signpost pointing West that reads ’New York 3147 miles’. I joined the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as an engineer and photographer, sailing from Cornwall to the far reaches of the  Continue Reading

Law Firm Changes

Written on April 8, 2016 at 3:21 pm, by

Peter W. Goddu and Margaret C. Langlie of GodduLanglie, Lawyers-Advisors, are pleased to announce that, effective May 1, 2016, Kathryn (Katie) C. Loring and Thomas D. Sandstrom will join us as partners and the name of our firm will change to Goddu Langlie Loring Sandstrom, PLLC. Peter Goddu and Margaret Langlie established their law firm  Continue Reading

New Yoga Class and Instructor at The Studio

Written on April 7, 2016 at 9:33 am, by

Jen and Jacquelyn over at The Studio are introducing a new instructor and yoga class and they want you to know about it. Here they are with what you need to know… The Studio is pleased to introduce Miguele de Quadros and add Yoga with Gyrotonic Principles to our class schedule beginning in May. We  Continue Reading

Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Written on April 5, 2016 at 2:42 pm, by

The Chamber of Commerce is doing a scavenger hunt of sorts this month, sponsored by Islanders Bank. Check out what Becki Day has to say about it… We have a Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by Islanders Bank that has started! During the month of April, I will be visiting different member businesses around the island and  Continue Reading

Help Wanted at WaterWorks

Written on April 5, 2016 at 8:43 am, by

Just heard that Ruth Offen at WaterWorks Gallery is looking for a part time staff assistant. Here’s the scoop… This is an hourly wage job consisting of entering information into ACT, (a database management program) and facilitating inventory management using Microsoft Excel, with simple sum usage, not complex formulas. The position requires flexibility as the  Continue Reading