Topic: Business

Island Bicycles is Closing

Written on January 3, 2018 at 5:57 am, by

After 31 years in business and 28 of those at its current location, Island Bicycles is closing. “It’s been a really good ride and it’s the best career I’ve ever had” says owner Paul Ahart, “but there comes a time where you begin to value your free time a little more and your money a  Continue Reading

Lovel Pratt Joins Friends Of The San Juans

Written on January 2, 2018 at 7:03 pm, by

January 2, 2018 – Today Friends of the San Juans (Friends) announces the addition of Lovel Pratt as Director of Friends’ Marine Protection Program. Lovel Pratt comes to Friends from Mulno Cove Consulting, where her work focused on safe shipping advocacy, reducing vessel traffic impacts, and oil spill prevention. She is a founding member of  Continue Reading

New Life for the General Store

Written on January 2, 2018 at 3:38 pm, by

Spring Street General Store has closed. And soon there will be a new store in its place. My R/C Vision also closed (on December 30), and owners Debbi and David Staehlin and their daughter Heather Easley will be opening Friday Harbor Trading Post where the General Store was, across the street from King’s Market. It  Continue Reading

The Ins and Outs of Paid Sick Leave

Written on December 29, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

On Monday, January 8, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Brickworks, the SJI Chamber of Commerce will have Eva Coblentz from the Department of Labor and Industries here to explain to members and the business community, about Initiative 1433 – Paid Sick Leave – Employer Requirements & Employee Rights which goes into effect January 1,  Continue Reading

Calling All Artists!

Written on December 27, 2017 at 9:39 am, by

Claire Wright of the San Juan County Arts Council shares this invitation from Skagit Artists with you… Dear Artists and Friends of the Arts, Skagit Artists invites you to apply to our 15th annual Northwest Art Beat Open Studios Tour! Artists who do not have a studio in Skagit County will have the opportunity to  Continue Reading

New CPA for Lake Kennedy McCulloch

Written on December 26, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

Lake Kennedy McCulloch CPAs, a certified public accounting firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Rob Banes, CPA to their established accounting and tax practice. Mr. Banes is an accomplished financial and tax accountant with more than 22 years of experience serving a variety of individual, business and nonprofit clients. Previously, he served as  Continue Reading

New Director of Development at SJCT

Written on December 15, 2017 at 10:17 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s new Director of Development has deep roots in both fundraising and the arts. Amy Price moved from Texas to Friday Harbor this summer in time for her daughter to begin high school. Price has been involved with fundraising work for more than two decades, helping to raise some $100 million dollars  Continue Reading

Tastings Now Available at Chocolate Shop

Written on December 14, 2017 at 12:49 pm, by

Friday Harbor Chocolates is now officially licensed as a Wine Shop and legally allowed to offer tastings of their fine Ports and wines, many of which are sold exclusively in the islands by our shop.  We offer an eclectic array of imported and domestic ports, produced by award winning winemakers from estates that are highly  Continue Reading

Chamber News

Written on December 14, 2017 at 10:59 am, by

Here are a couple of tidbits from the SJI Chamber of Commerce… Thursday Night Shopping – many of the stores on Spring Street are open later than usual tonight – starting at Riptide Cafe all the way up the street to Be Chic, Friday Harbor Chocolates and Cotton Cotton Cotton! Shop local, find Joey, take  Continue Reading

Chamber Awards and Ferry Workers Appreciation Day

Written on December 12, 2017 at 1:55 pm, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards banquet on Monday evening at Brickworks. In addition to the usual awards given out to various island businesses there was also a proclamation given by Mayor Carrie Lacher to the ferry workers for their service to the community. After an especially difficult year with  Continue Reading

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