Topic: Business

EDC announces Back-To-Business Grant awards

Written on July 7, 2020 at 6:13 am, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (EDC) announces that the Back-To-Busi­­ness Grant Fund has been fund­ed in the amount of $300,000, in order to sup­port San Juan Island busi­ness­es. This fund was cre­at­ed to address our busi­ness own­ers’ need to cov­er essen­tial busi­ness expens­es as they work to sur­vive the eco­nom­ic down­turn caused by  Con­tin­ue Reading

Visitors Bureau Suspends Advertising

Written on July 6, 2020 at 2:52 pm, by

The San Juan Islands Vis­i­tors Bureau resumed its region­al adver­tis­ing cam­paign when Coun­ty offi­cials antic­i­pat­ed that we would be mov­ing to Phase 3 with­in a day or two. Many were sur­prised when the Coun­ty Health offi­cer post­poned the orig­i­nal appli­ca­tion to Phase 3, and then when the Gov­er­nor paused all requests for phase changes, includ­ing ours,  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Real Estate Market Summary

Written on July 6, 2020 at 2:49 pm, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son checks in with a Sec­ond Quar­ter Real Estate sum­ma­ry… The sec­ond quar­ter results, which com­plete the first half of the year, in San Juan Coun­ty were extreme­ly good when con­sid­er­ing the virus impact.   Per the NWMLS, the dol­lar vol­ume in San Juan Coun­ty was $118,381,567 with a total of 201 trans­ac­tions. The  Con­tin­ue Reading

Good News on Covid Testing

Written on July 3, 2020 at 6:06 am, by

Free Home Kits Now Avail­able for Those Who Qual­i­fy Dr. Gul­la and Liv­ing Med­ical Arts PLLC wants the com­mu­ni­ty to know that Lab­corp is now offer­ing test­ing that you can do in the com­fort of your own home, with­out need­ing a doc­tors orders. All you have to do is go online to this link and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Merri Ann’s Video Series

Written on July 1, 2020 at 7:24 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son has a new entry in her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video series. This one is about San Juan Island Real Estate and COVID

Business Assistance Deadline June 30th, 2020

Written on June 26, 2020 at 10:29 am, by

The last day to apply for the Pay­check Pro­tec­tion Pro­gram (PPP) is June 30th, 2020. As of today, June 26th, there is plen­ty of mon­ey in the pro­gram, and restric­tions which may have deterred some busi­ness­es have been loos­ened. To apply for this pro­gram, con­tact your banker. If your bank is no longer offer­ing these  Con­tin­ue Reading

Keeping the San Juans Safe: A Partner Pledge & Visitor Guidelines Checklist

Written on June 26, 2020 at 8:05 am, by

A note from the Vis­i­tors Bureau… Fri­day Har­bor, WA — Sum­mer is here, and that nor­mal­ly means an increase in vis­i­tors to our Islands. While 2020 is redefin­ing what ‘nor­mal’ is, there are steps the tourism indus­try is tak­ing to safe­ly wel­come vis­i­tors back to the Islands. One of our most impor­tant goals is to  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Requests Phase 3 Approval

Written on June 24, 2020 at 2:02 pm, by

June 24, 2020: Fol­low­ing a rec­om­men­da­tion from San Juan Coun­ty Health Offi­cer Dr. Frank James, both the Coun­ty Board of Health and the San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil approved sub­mit­ting an appli­ca­tion to the WA State Sec­re­tary of Health to enter a mod­i­fied ver­sion of Phase 3 of the Governor’s four-phased Safe Start Wash­ing­ton plan. The tim­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading