Topic: Business

28th Annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

Written on April 10, 2019 at 9:01 am, by

Save the Date: June 1st and 2nd, 2019 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm be one of the hundreds who attend this year’s annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour This will be the largest, most exciting and fun-filled island event yet! Expect to find lots and lots of new studios for 2019 with 22  Continue Reading

What’s Pho Lunch?

Written on April 10, 2019 at 8:58 am, by

Coho Restaurant shares this invitation with you… We are starting a Thursday lunch service and we have some fun wine dinners coming up. We are open Tuesday – Saturday this time of year. What’s Pho Lunch at Coho Restaurant? starting April 11th We’re bringing real Pho to Friday Harbor on Thursdays! Pho Real. Stop in  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on April 5, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

This first edition of Chamber Chat for 2019 is written by Scott Sluis, 2019 San Juan Island Chamber Board President, Vice President and Senior Loan Officer, Islanders Bank… “Banker by day and drummer by night” Introduction: I thought my first Chamber Chat ought to be an introduction of myself since most of you do not  Continue Reading


Written on April 5, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Lori Ann David shares this announcement… Aurora Farms has all the Eggs for Spring and Easter you need. Visit our farm store on Schoolhouse road-Spring Special for eggs is $7.00 per dozen or $20.00 for a flat of 3 dozen. Our organic eggs are from healthy happy poultry that follow our livestock and eat all  Continue Reading

Chamber Member of the Month

Written on March 25, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month: Sandstrom Law, PLLC Thomas Sandstrom has been practicing law in Friday Harbor since 2009 when he joined the Law Office of Christon Skinner. During his tenure with Chris, Thomas and now Honorable Kathryn C. Loring managed the Friday Harbor clientele until 2016 when Chris  Continue Reading

Farmers Market

Written on March 15, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is open tomorrow, March 16th and then every Saturday, April through October, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Brickworks, on 150 Nichols Street. It is a community market that provides access to local & fresh food and strives to support small-scale agriculture and local businesses in San Juan  Continue Reading

Catkin Garden Design & Consulting

Written on March 14, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Meet Jenny Harris of Catkin Design. Jenny has recently started a new garden design and consulting business here in Friday Harbor. “Catkin is a new iteration of my horticultural life” she says. Originally called appropriate horticulture, what Jenny does is now called Ecological Design – a self sustaining kind of garden design that is supportive of  Continue Reading

Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses

Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan County Department of Emergency Management and Economic Development Council are teaming up to present a training on Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses. This concise class will provide basic information about the risks to the islands, and will offer some simple tools and approaches to help businesses prepare. Tuesday, March 26th: 8:30am –  Continue Reading

Statement from PWWA

Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we find this letter from Kyle Wall, a Senior Account Executive with the Seattle based public relations firm The Fearey Group, sharing this statement from the Pacific Whale Watch Association on the passing of HB 1580 in the Washington State House and SB 5577 in the Senate… “We have  Continue Reading

Stone & Bulloch, P.S.

Written on March 11, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Local long-time attorney Mary Stone is pleased to announce her firm is expanding with the addition of her new law partner, Robert Bulloch. The firm will now be known as Stone & Bulloch, P.S. “Bob brings over 20 years of legal experience as a litigator and trial attorney along with extensive experience serving clients in  Continue Reading

Fire Destroys Friday Harbor Commercial Building

Written on March 8, 2019 at 12:02 pm, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA — On Thursday afternoon, March 7, 2019 at 2:20 p.m., San Juan Island Fire and Rescue crews responded to 911 fire call regarding a recreation vehicle fire adjacent to a commercial building on Spring Street in Friday Harbor. Upon arrival, the vehicle fire had quickly spread to trees and a propane tank  Continue Reading

Part Time Help Wanted

Written on March 5, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Established contemporary gallery located in Friday Harbor seeks part time sales associate The staffer should be congenial, stylish, have excellent people skills, a strong sales background, a curious mind, the ability to listen and work with clients on the acquisitions of artwork or jewelry and have an active interest in contemporary design, jewelry and/or art.  The gallery  Continue Reading

Killer Ale IPA Launch Party

Written on March 4, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Ghostfish Brewing Partners with Orca Protection & Rescue to Release Limited Killer Ale IPA – Launch Party March 9th Seattle, WA – Ghostfish Brewing is set to launch Killer Ale IPA on March 9, 2019, a bold and distinctly Northwest influenced India Pale Ale brewed to benefit Washington-based Orca Protection & Rescue. Founded in 2018  Continue Reading

Now accepting 2019 San Juan County Fair Vendors!

Written on February 6, 2019 at 5:25 am, by

Have you or your business ever considered participating in the San Juan County Fair? Reach residents from all over San Juan County and tourists at the largest event in the County—become a vendor! If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please consider applying today. The 2019 Application is ONLINE! Please visit the Vendor Page  Continue Reading

Chocolate Shop Opens for Season

Written on February 2, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Friday Harbor Chocolates Opening Again We are bringing in many new luscious confections which we have never featured before and have a fantastic array of gorgeous Valentine gifts and champagne to show your love to others. As a reminder, we specialize in imported and domestic Ports and Spanish Sherrys and offer daily tutorial discussion and  Continue Reading

Disaster Preparedness Training

Written on January 29, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan County Department of Emergency Management and Economic Development Council are teaming up to present a training on Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses. This concise class will provide basic information about the risks to the islands, and will offer some simple tools and approaches to help businesses prepare. Tuesday, March 26th: 8:30 am  Continue Reading

San Juan Bistro

Written on January 29, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month Richard and Sherri Daly have some exciting news! New name, new logo. Same smiling faces! In 2013, we opened a retail cheese shop with a light menu. We have since evolved into a favorite restaurant. To better serve our guests and to more accurately  Continue Reading

Knowledge Worker Meetup

Written on January 19, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

EDC invites San Juan County knowledge workers to informal meetup The EDC is working to create a knowledge worker network for islanders who work with code, data, graphics or words. Knowledge worker jobs include computer programming, editing, web design, engineering/scientific consulting, and others that primarily involve creating, manipulating, or analyzing information. We hope this knowledge  Continue Reading

WaterWorks Winter Hours

Written on January 6, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Starting its 34th year, WaterWorks Gallery located in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island is a contemporary light filled gallery space that continues to evolve as a gallery dedicated to showing artists from the Islands, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. The represented artists, painters, sculptors and jewelers reflect the areas beauty, both conventional and unusual. That  Continue Reading

Winter Break Closures

Written on December 31, 2018 at 10:09 am, by

Got a favorite restaurant where you like to eat? Here’s the scoop on who’s open and who’s closing this winter. After being open most of the year for (in many cases) 7 days a week, some restaurant owners choose to take a much needed break during the slow season. Here’s an updated list of chamber  Continue Reading

Craft n’ Brew

Written on December 21, 2018 at 12:53 pm, by

Don’t forget- Friday December 21st is our Craft n’ Brew Event from 6:00 to 8:00 pm where kids, families, singles and couples can craft together. Live music with Travis Rambo during the festivities. We are super excited to be raising money for San Juan Island Family Resource Center. We have craft bags available (while they  Continue Reading

Holiday Open House

Written on December 19, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Cotton Cotton Cotton & Island Studios are having a Holiday Open House  on Friday, December 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Come over to Spring Street for some last minute shopping! We are staying open until 7:00 PM and will have refreshments and snacks! Island Studios will be offering “Draw your Discount” and get 5% –  Continue Reading