Topic: Business

EDC offers Get Paid workshop

Written on October 24, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Success in getting paid is critical to any business. When an entrepreneur’s business is not set up to get paid successfully, or when clients neglect to pay – on time, or at all – operations can slow down, jeopardizing the business itself. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) to learn more about  Continue Reading

Help Wanted

Written on October 20, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Position: EDC Program Coordinator Job Purpose: To coordinate the development, scheduling, marketing, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of EDC programs, with a focus on trades training programs. Reports to: EDC Director Description of Duties and Tasks: Essential duties and responsibilities include the following, and other duties may be assigned:

Recycling Changes Coming to San Juan Island

Written on October 19, 2017 at 3:27 pm, by

This just in from the County… but first a quick editor’s note: I was already planning on doing a story or a series of stories about plastic waste and I shot the photo above last night on my kitchen table. The idea came to me recently after reading about the Pacific Garbage Patch, (and also  Continue Reading

Eat Island Grown

Written on October 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm, by

This Sunday, October 22, at Brickworks from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, don’t miss “Eat Island Grown!” This mouthwatering event celebrating the islands’ unique cuisine will feature the best tastes of the San Juan Islands, showcasing local chefs and the farmers that make this delicious food possible! Using fresh, quality products from San Juan County farms,  Continue Reading

Goodbye and Good Luck!

Written on October 17, 2017 at 11:55 am, by

News from Printonyx… After 15 years as the “Voice of Printonyx,” Jonathan Reedy will be leaving us on October 18th to start a new career in banking. We’re sorry for the surprise notice … We’d like to invite you to join us tomorrow for an “all-day drop in to say goodbye event.” We’ll have a  Continue Reading

Facebook Marketing Workshop

Written on October 8, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

EDC offers free Facebook marketing workshop Social media is revolutionizing the way we use the internet, and its low- or no-cost tools can be used by small businesses to achieve remarkable results. Join the EDC to learn more about Facebook marketing at a FREE workshop on Wednesday, October 25th on San Juan Island. The course  Continue Reading

Celebrate Co-op Volunteers!

Written on September 28, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Appreciation Dinner Friday, September 29th 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the Co-op! Pizza, salads, drinks, and other goodies provided! Past, present, and future volunteers, please join us in celebration as we salute our co-operative roots! See what volunteering looks like and learn about different volunteering opportunities of which you can take advantage. You can help weekly,  Continue Reading

SJI Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month

Written on September 27, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Cory Stewart and Travis Hurley: Two different stories, two different guys, work their way up similar paths at Friday Harbor Suites I am Cory Stewart, General Manager of Friday Harbor Suites. Ten years ago, I got my first job in the hotel industry as a housekeeper at this same hotel. Little did I know then  Continue Reading

EDC Hosts Business Plan Competition, “Launch San Juan Islands”

Written on September 2, 2017 at 5:15 am, by

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 planning and marketing, plus follow-up mentoring—and some will win cash prizes to help  Continue Reading

Bike and Build

Written on August 23, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

This was the third year that Bike ’n Build has come to help the Home Trust project and neighborhoods. Bike ‘n Build is an organization of young professionals – some of them out in the work world and some still working on their degrees, or advanced degrees. They give up their vacation time to do  Continue Reading

New Faces at Brickworks

Written on August 18, 2017 at 11:29 am, by

There are new faces at Brickworks in Friday Harbor! The San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild is delighted to introduce their new (and first) Executive Director, Steph Coffey, and new Administrative Manager, Cady Davies. Former General Manager Amy Plant has happily embarked on motherhood, remaining with the Ag Guild as part-time coordinator of the Island Grown in  Continue Reading

Historic Local Business Has New Owner

Written on August 11, 2017 at 1:21 pm, by

On August 1, Browne’s Home Center was sold. The new owners, TAL Holdings LLC dba Tum-A-Lum Lumber, are a fourth generation family-owned Northwest company founded in 1906. There will be a Contractors Meet & Greet at the Grange on Tuesday, Aug 15 at 5pm. Browne’s Home Center, originally “Davis Lumber” was founded by Captain Herbert H.  Continue Reading

Expansion at Bakery San Juan

Written on July 31, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Bakery San Juan is currently working on the latest chapter of their building expansion. The first leg of the expansion opened last year. This grew the initial footprint of the bakery, unchanged since opening in 2008, to its current spacious state. The business has grown organically, with the bakery footprint expanding only when the size  Continue Reading

San Juan Brewing

Written on July 30, 2017 at 5:59 am, by

As you probably heard, San Juan Brewing had their official ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday and a huge grand opening on Thursday. In case you missed it, Aaron Shepard was there and got some good photos of the crowds. Check out his blog for more…

SJ Brewing Grand Opening

Written on July 25, 2017 at 11:11 am, by

San Juan Brewing had their official ribbon cutting ceremony this morning with brewery owners Sean and Tim Aylward, Libbey Howard and Ashley Draffkorn, and their families, members of the Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Carrie Lacher in attendance. The grand opening of the brewery is on Thursday, July 27th at 4 pm. The brewery is  Continue Reading

Treasure Hounds

Written on July 7, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Looking for just the right furnishings for your home at a reasonable price?  The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor invites you to visit “Treasure Hounds”, a retail/resale store offering quality, pre-owned furniture, fine art, and home decor.   We also have some beautiful china, glassware, antiques and collectibles.  The store is located at 689  Continue Reading

Lavender Festival

Written on July 6, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

16th Annual San Juan Island Lavender Festival at Pelindaba Lavender Farm Next weekend Pelindaba Lavender Farm will be hosting the San Juan Island Lavender Festival. All are invited to come see, smell, hear, touch and taste The Complete Lavender Experience™ – July 15 & 16, 2017. Festival activities are scheduled 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  Continue Reading

Island Girl Recycled Crayons

Written on June 22, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Eleven year-old Meg wants your end-of-the-school-year broken crayons for her recycled crayon business, Island Girl Recycled Crayons (IGRC). This is the second year of her project. Last year IGRC created an opportunity for another local student to sell her products at the IGRC table at the holiday market, and giving both a creative entrepreneurial experience.  Continue Reading

Windermere Helps Out

Written on June 13, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Windermere was at it once again on Friday, doing their annual landscaping and clean-up for the Mullis Community Senior Center. Weeding, sweeping, trimming and general tidying up was done by Daryl Grazia, Rebecca Hughes, Samantha Bryner, Pat O’Day, Tamara Weaver, Susan Schirmer, Annete Schaffer, Jacoba Porter, Zita Sandmeyer and Gary Franklin. Every year since 1984,  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member

Written on June 7, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

SJI Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month – Friday Harbor Art Studio Howie Rosenfeld’s Friday Harbor Art Studio has a new location at 321 Geneste Street. After 25 years as a retail business on Web Street, the Studio is now home based and by appointment. Howie has had retail art galleries here for  Continue Reading

Just Transition: The Intersection of Jobs and the Environment

Written on May 25, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Just Transition is the path as yet untaken at the intersection of labor and environment. It’s a way to help people working in industries that are environmentally unsustainable make the transition to new, good jobs in industries that are both environmentally and economically sustainable. Imagine how many jobs would be created if we started training  Continue Reading

Congratulations to San Juan Safaris

Written on May 22, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Safaris Whale Watch & Wildlife Tours Awarded Best-Eco Adventure Tour in the Pacific Northwest For the second year in a row, San Juan Safaris Whale Watch & Wildlife Tours is voted Best Eco-Adventure in the Pacific Northwest by Seattle King 5 and voters in their annual “Best of Pacific Northwest Escapes” viewer polls.  Continue Reading