Topic: Business

Business Feasibility Workshop

Written on March 8, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

EDC offers free workshop on business feasibility for entrepreneurs All entrepreneurs wonder if there is a market for their business ideas, or if they will make money from them.  Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop to learn more about Business Feasibility. One of the most important steps for entrepreneurs in  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Written on March 3, 2017 at 5:39 am, by

Here is another San Juan Island lifestyle video from Merri Ann Simonson.  This one offer tips about the various types of waterfront properties and the benefits and amenities of each type. 

Welcome to Web Street

Written on March 2, 2017 at 5:46 pm, by

Another day and 2 more ribbon cutting ceremonies. To celebrate their move to Web Street, both Friday Harbor Pet Supplies and Meat Machine Cycles cut ribbons with the Chamber and the Town on Thursday, March 2nd. Their new location at 22 Web Street, is the building where San Juan Interiors was located before their move  Continue Reading

New Location for The Hemp Seed

Written on March 1, 2017 at 5:40 pm, by

Wednesday March 1st was the official opening and ribbon cutting for the new location of The Hemp Seed. It’s in the back of the arcade on Spring Street where the Chamber of Commerce used to be – behind the Spring Street Deli and General Store. Originally located in the Surina Business Park this hemp products  Continue Reading

Mindfulness for Business

Written on March 1, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

EDC offers free workshop on mindfulness for business The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE workshop on the topic of mindfulness in business, on Wednesday, March 8th from 10:00 to 11:00 am on San Juan Island. Advance registration is required. Mindfulness was once considered a fringe movement in the Western world, but  Continue Reading

Marine Trades Education

Written on February 28, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

EDC receives Washington State Department of Commerce grant for trades education The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is pleased to announce the award of a Washington State Department of Commerce Work Start grant for a county-wide Marine Trades Education program, which will be run in partnership with Commerce, San Juan County, the Town  Continue Reading

Letter from Lake Kennedy McCulloch

Written on February 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm, by

This just in, from the SJ Update mailbag… Lake Kennedy McCulloch, CPAs PS sent emails to our individual tax return clients on Wednesday this week, notifying them that their personal information may have been compromised in a data breach. We learned from the IRS that some of the 2016 tax returns we electronically filed were  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on February 22, 2017 at 10:07 am, by

It’s time for this month’s edition of Chamber Chat, written by Gail Schnee – Chamber of Commerce Board President & Co-Owner of Cotton Cotton Cotton and Becki Day, Chamber Executive Director… February is here and even with the wet weather we are experiencing, I don’t think it has dampened our spirits! We are all gearing up and  Continue Reading

Board Members Needed

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

The San Juan Island Food Cooperative board is seeking business-minded members of our community to serve as board members. The current board feels the coop is at a place where infrastructure expansion and operations growth are imminent, and having board members with business and/or professional background will better prepare the coop for these challenges. There  Continue Reading

Business Feasibility Workshop

Written on February 21, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

EDC offers free workshop on business feasibility for entrepreneurs All entrepreneurs wonder if there is a market for their business ideas, or if they will make money from them. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop to learn more about Business Feasibility, on February 28th from 10-11:30 a.m. on Orcas  Continue Reading

Printonyx: SJI Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on February 15, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Former elementary music teacher and entrepreneur, Homer Smith, started Printonyx in 1987 as a specialty souvenir shop, printing on a product called ONYX with a copy machine. Printonyx expanded into a copy, print broker and computer repair center under its second owner Ralph Walter. When current owner Kristine Brown, purchased Printonyx in 1994, souvenirs had  Continue Reading

Retirement Planning Workshop

Written on February 10, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

EDC offers free workshop on retirement planning for business owners Small business owners have many considerations when running their businesses, but often don’t have time to consider future financial requirements. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop on retirement planning for small business owners, entitled Put your Retirement Plan to  Continue Reading

Help Wanted

Written on February 9, 2017 at 5:33 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre is looking for some help in the office… Office and Event Assistant Position Overview: Provides variety of support services for the Theatre’s administrative offices, including the box office. Duties: Become proficient in use of box office software, answering questions from box office volunteers and troubleshooting problems Assists with activities supporting performances  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Chocolates

Written on February 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm, by

Another new business in town and another ribbon cutting ceremony. The Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Friday Harbor are happy to welcome Friday Harbor Chocolates to town on Spring Street where the barber used to be, next door to Pebble. Owners Mark Zipkin and Aylene Geringer (who you may remember as former owners  Continue Reading

Trades Education Program

Written on February 6, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will present a program with Victoria Compton, director of the county Economic Development Council, speaking about the establishment of the Trades Education Program in the county. This meeting will take place on Monday, February 13th at 12:00 noon in the library conference room at the San  Continue Reading

Estate Sale Planned

Written on February 6, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Through some very generous donations from local supporters, The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will be hosting an estate sale this Friday and Saturday, February 10 & 11 from 10:00 to 4:00, at 689 Airport Center in Friday Harbor (that’s the road where SJ Healthcare Associates, Ravenhill Construction and XYZ Movement Arts are).  The sale will  Continue Reading

Help Wanted

Written on February 2, 2017 at 5:31 am, by

Work for Bakery San Juan! Bakery San Juan currently has positions available for pizza makers. We have part-time or full-time positions available. Please contact Mark Sheppard or Lizette Mora at 378-5810 or at the bakery directly.

Workshop on Cybersecurity

Written on January 31, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

EDC offers free workshop on Cybersecurity for Business Cybersecurity is not just for large businesses: Small and mid-sized businesses are targeted just as frequently by cyber-crooks. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop on the topic of Cybersecurity for Business, on February 8th from 9:15-10:15 a.m. on Orcas Island, sponsored  Continue Reading

Help Wanted

Written on January 27, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

Just heard that Design Build San Juan is looking for Skilled Carpenters… This is for a New Construction Home Build on San Juan Island. The project is starting soon. Top pay D.O.E., Year-round employment, health benefits and paid vacation after 1 year. Please call Terry 622-6450

Chamber Chat

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

By Gail Schnee, Co-Owner of Cotton Cotton Cotton and Becki Day, Executive Director of San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce… Happy New Year! I would like to introduce myself to those of you who don’t know me, I am co-owner of Cotton Cotton Cotton with my husband Randy, and I have been elected as the  Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Written on January 19, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

The restaurant at Friday Harbor House is having a special on Valentine’s Day. Here they are with more on that… Join the restaurant at Friday Harbor House for a Valentine’s celebration to remember. Enjoy a champagne toast on arrival, followed by 5-courses of scintillating cuisine inspired by the flavors of love and natural aphrodisiacs. The  Continue Reading

SJI Real Estate Market Summary

Written on January 17, 2017 at 5:32 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares some real estate numbers… In reviewing the year-end results for 2016, the sales dollar volume for the real estate market in San Juan County per the Northwest Multiple Listing Service was $251,020,953 which reflects an increase in volume of 16.4% over 2015 when the volume was $215,561,667. The percentage of growth this  Continue Reading