Topic: Business

Wolf Hollow Welcomes New Executive Director

Written on November 10, 2018 at 8:33 am, by

Wolf Hollow is excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Chanda Stone. Chanda joined Wolf Hollow in September, assuming the helm from our previous Director, Amy Saxe-Eyler.  A native of southern California, Chanda has many years of experience as an arborist, wetland restoration coordinator and volunteer specialist. She earned a graduate degree from Portland State  Continue Reading

Griffin Bay Bookstore Annual Sale

Written on November 8, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

It’s that time of year again, and Griffin Bay Bookstore will hold its annual Open House and Sale on Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am—6:00 pm to celebrate 39 years of bookselling. You’ll find the bookstore brimful of the latest in fiction and nonfiction, with 20% off on all books on the shelves. The annual Open  Continue Reading

Farm Fall Sale

Written on November 7, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

Please join us this Saturday, November 10th from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm for a Farm Fall Sale. We will be showcasing our meats and give you our valued customers 10% off our regular price for mix & match boxes of our pastured organicly raised meats – Pork, Wagyu, Beef, Lamb and Goat. 25 lbs  Continue Reading

Island Lights Festival

Written on November 6, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

The Friday Harbor Winterfest begins December 1st with the Island Lights Festival. The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Island Lights Festival on December 1st. This kickoff event for the holiday season on a Saturday this year so more families are able to attend! Once again the Chamber is partnering  Continue Reading

Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Written on November 5, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Friday Harbor’s own Toy Box joins the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (Astra) in the Ninth Annual Celebration of Small Businesses Nationwide Shop Local and Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day November 10 in Advance of the First Holiday Shopping Season without Toys “R” US The Toy Box will be one of hundreds of retailers across  Continue Reading

Giant Shopping Cart

Written on October 31, 2018 at 6:02 pm, by

You will be seeing the bigger than life size shopping cart in town for San Juan Lions 29th Annual Shopping Spree. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 2nd & Saturday November 3rd at Kings Market and Market Place. (Only $1 per ticket or $5 per book of tickets) to Win a 4 Minute shopping Spree  Continue Reading

Employers: Get Ready For Paid Leave

Written on October 29, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

EDC offers paid family and medical leave law workshop, presented by the Washington ESD Business owners and bookkeepers will learn the details of Washington State’s new paid family and medical leave law at an informative workshop this November.  Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) and the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD),  Continue Reading

Marketing 101

Written on October 29, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

EDC and Visitors’ Bureau present workshop entitled Marketing 101 Marketing is changing at lightning speed due to rapid changes in platforms on the internet and social media.  Business entrepreneurs can learn how to stay ahead of the changes by participating in a FREE workshop offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC), in  Continue Reading

SJIMA Expands its Staff

Written on October 26, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

“San Juan Islands Museum of Art is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Lane to the position of Director of Operations, as we transition from an all-volunteer staff,” said co-presidents of the Board, Karen Woldvedt and Diane Martindale. Peter has been a volunteer at SJIMA for more than three years and a valued member  Continue Reading

Application Deadline Extended

Written on October 25, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Application Deadline Extended for Free Construction Basics Training at FH High School The application deadline has been extended for the Construction Basics course offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC).  The training will be a free program intended to benefit both participating students and local construction companies in need of more employees.  Continue Reading

OPALCO Pays Tribute to Paul Allen

Written on October 18, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Allen’s Generosity Created Greater Safety and Connection in San Juan County The world lost a true friend in the passing of Paul Allen. Many are telling the stories of his incredible contributions to science, technology and humanity around the world and particularly in Washington State. You may not realize it, but Allen’s generosity is responsible  Continue Reading

Holiday Desserts, Port & Champagne Tasting

Written on October 13, 2018 at 5:58 am, by

Save the Date! On November 3, between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Friday Harbor Chocolates.  The holidays are fast approaching, and you may already be thinking about creating your holiday menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.  With that in mind, the renown San Juan Island master baker, Felicity Milne of Cakes by Felicitations will  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on October 10, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has chosen Friday Harbor Film Festival as this month’s featured member. The Friday Harbor Film Festival was co-founded in 2013 by Lynn Danaher and Karen Palmer.  They realized early in the process they had very compatible skill sets, so Lynn took the role of Director having organized multiple  Continue Reading

Chamber of Commerce Announces Volunteer of the Month

Written on October 5, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

We hear from the Chamber… The Chamber of Commerce announced that Ted Noll is their Volunteer of the Month. To qualify for this position – Must be willing to help all of the visitors that walk in through our doors, promote our businesses and our beautiful island and smile 100% of the time! Link to:  Continue Reading

EDC Invites San Juan County Knowledge Workers to Informal Meetup

Written on October 5, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

The EDC is working to create a knowledge worker network for islanders who work with code, data, graphics or words, and they invite knowledge workers and those who work with them to attend an informal meetup on October 24th from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. at the San Juan Island Library.  Refreshments will be served. Knowledge  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Time to Get Ready for the Mullis Center Holiday Craft Fair

Written on September 30, 2018 at 6:25 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… While it may still seem like summer can’t really be over already, believe it or not, it is time to think about this year’s Holiday Craft Fair. This will be the Mullis Center’s Second Annual Artisan Fair. I went last  Continue Reading

EDC presents Climate Change for Business

Written on September 30, 2018 at 6:10 am, by

EDC presents Climate Change for Business – a workshop on mitigating climate change impacts… Business and farm owners or managers are invited to join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for a 5-hour workshop and discussion on the topic of Climate Change for Business, Thursday, October 18th, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  at  Continue Reading

EDC presents workshop: Customer Service 101

Written on September 29, 2018 at 6:01 am, by

Business owners and managers are invited to join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for a free workshop entitled Customer Service 101, led by noted islander and business process improvement consultant, Jim Hooper, on October 24th, from 10-11am at Key Bank in Friday Harbor. In this workshop, participants will learn easy and effective  Continue Reading

Winter Flea & Craft Market

Written on September 26, 2018 at 6:01 am, by

Fall is here and its time to think about this winter’s Craft Fair… Mark your calendars, our Winter Flea & Craft Market will be happening Saturday, December 1, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm in the main building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds!  Vendor booth space for Flea & Craft Market is $27, which includes  Continue Reading

Eat Local. Again.

Written on August 31, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

In case you missed their grand opening at King’s a couple weeks ago, don’t despair, Eat Local will be here again today and tomorrow (Friday Aug. 31 and Saturday Sept. 1) from noon to 3:00. Greg and Matthew will be on hand to answer questions and serve up some free samples of their “remarkable frozen  Continue Reading

Free Shred Event

Written on August 25, 2018 at 9:19 am, by

An invitation for you from Islanders Bank… Please join us for our Annual Shred Event! When: Tuesday, August 28th Where: Friday Harbor Branch Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM or until the shred truck is full Shredding services provided by Iron Mountain. Participants are asked to wait while their paper documents are shredded.

Launch San Juan Islands

Written on August 24, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

EDC invites entrepreneurs to participate in business plan competition, “Launch San Juan Islands” Entrepreneurs can bring their business ideas to the next level in the third annual EDC Launch San Juan Islands business plan competition, created by the San Juan County Economic Development Council and sponsored by local businesses. Participants will receive instruction in business  Continue Reading