Topic: Business

EDC Offers Sales Processes for Profitability Workshop

Written on May 25, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for their upcoming FREE workshop, Sales Processes for Profitability on Tuesday, June 7th from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Orcas Island. Participants will learn to plan strategically in order to increase sales for their businesses. Studies show that nearly 60% of companies lack a well-defined sales process – the  Continue Reading

The Tour

Written on May 24, 2016 at 5:36 am, by

Julie Corrie has teamed up with Kraig Hansen of San Juan Transit to bring you “The Tour San Juan Island”. Here she is with more… Hi Tim, Just wanted to let your readers know that “The Tour” is up and going. I have partnered with Kraig Hansen from San Juan Transit to provide locals and  Continue Reading

Joe’s Shoes

Written on May 21, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

There’s a new store in town. It’s Joe’s Shoes on First, and it’s right there where Cotton Cotton Cotton used to be next door to the Rumor Mill. It is an extension of the clothing store Joe Friday’s upstairs at King’s Market. When they heard the space was available, they took most of the shoes  Continue Reading

Learn to Increase Profits

Written on May 21, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Do you want your business to grow? Learn to increase sales and develop business in our FREE upcoming workshop, Sales Processes for Profitability! In this exciting class, you will learn how to help customers arrive at informed final purchasing decisions, how to understand your buyers and the buying processes, and how to design a strategic  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Insider

Written on May 17, 2016 at 1:50 pm, by

Exploring the islands? There’s an app for that… Well – there’s an app coming soon, like in about 2 weeks or so. You may remember from a previous post on the SJ Update, that Lopez resident, Tim Fry of 468 Communications, won a portion of the grant from the EDC’s Launch San Juan Islands business  Continue Reading

Chamber Member of the Month

Written on May 17, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Island Featured Chamber Member of the Month is the Office Center NW Inc. (dba Office Supplies PLUS!) Roy & Anne Clauson purchased the office supply store in 2011. It has been serving the island at different Friday Harbor locations for over 30 years. They have expanded the office supply business, adding balloons, party supplies, professional  Continue Reading

Wine Dinner Benefit for Wolf Hollow

Written on May 14, 2016 at 7:20 am, by

Coho Restaurant in Friday Harbor will be hosting a special wine dinner with Côte Bonneville at 6pm on May 20th, 2016 to benefit Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Côte Bonneville produces great wines that begin in the vineyards. They planted Washington’s acclaimed DuBrul Vineyard in 1992 and founded this estate winery in 2001. Coho will  Continue Reading

May Chamber Chat

Written on May 14, 2016 at 7:19 am, by

It’s time again for Chamber Chat, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-Owner of San Juan Canvas & Chamber Board President… Here comes summer. Are you ready? Be sure to let the Chamber of Commerce know if you have any events or specials that you would like us to promote for the quickly approaching visitor season. Also,  Continue Reading

For Sale: Seasonal Picnic Stand at Limekiln Point State Park

Written on May 12, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Do you want to own a seasonal business (Memorial Day to Labor Day) in a beautiful setting located on San Juan Island – Limekiln Point State Park? Do you want to meet people from all over the world as they come to visit the Orcas! Do you want to see Orcas on a regular basis?  Continue Reading

Community Treasures Supports Local Programs

Written on May 9, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Community Treasures is a 501(c)3 public charity thrift shop (dba CT Recycling) and known as “CT”.  CT provides items free of charge to nonprofit and service organizations, as well as some occasional services for organizations and individuals, to the tune of about $2,000 a month.  In addition, CT provides funds for community programs and projects  Continue Reading

So Where Was Becki, Anyway?

Written on May 6, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Answer: Becki was visiting chamber member businesses all month. If you hadn’t heard… The Chamber of Commerce, along with Islanders Bank, sponsored a “Scavenger Hunt” of sorts, where Chamber Executive Director Becki Day would visit chamber member businesses and snap a “selfie” photo of herself, once each day all month, and post them to the Chamber’s  Continue Reading

A Wine Event at Duck Soup Inn

Written on April 28, 2016 at 6:28 pm, by

Emily from the Duck Soup Inn writes to share an invitation to their upcoming event this weekend…  We have a fun wine event happening this Sunday that I thought Islanders might be interested in. Next Sunday May 1st will be our first wine social of the season featuring Brooks Winery of Willamette Valley, Oregon. This  Continue Reading

Locally Sourced Happiness

Written on April 27, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

If you see a bright purple wildflower on the side of a yellow truck roaming the streets of Friday Harbor, it’s probably the new flower business in town. Erin & Robert Shackelford have started Camas Designs, a floral design and artwork company based in Friday Harbor. Erin has been arranging flowers for years while working her  Continue Reading

News from OPALCO

Written on April 26, 2016 at 4:42 pm, by

Opalco Leadership Afffirms April 30, 2016 Election; New Policy On Election Neutrality In The Works At the regular meeting of OPALCO’s Board on Lopez Island last Thursday, General Manager Foster Hildreth apologized to the six candidates running for board positions and the membership as a whole for the inappropriate campaign endorsement sent by Rock Island Communications  Continue Reading

Local Architect goes Nationwide

Written on April 26, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Geoff Prentiss of Prentiss Wickline Architecture and his business partner Tom Lenchek have merged with a Seattle firm and are now looking at nationwide expansion. Geoff grew up coming up to San Juan Island to visit his grandmother and extended island family and to play on the beaches and hike in the woods. Both of  Continue Reading

Got Job!

Written on April 26, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Minnie Knych of Northwest Workforce Council shares this reminder with you… Did you know that many of the good jobs in our county are never advertised?  There are a number of employers looking for dependable workers right now.  Are you looking for a job?  If so, call the Career Center to find out how we  Continue Reading

Island Air Will Continue Medevac Services

Written on April 25, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Island Air will continue to make its medevac services available without charge to residents of the public hospital district through the end of 2016, giving us time to consider the purchase of a membership. Beginning next January 1st the cost of a family membership will be $39 per year, or $119 for three years, the  Continue Reading

EDC 7th Annual Economics Luncheon

Written on April 24, 2016 at 5:05 am, by

EDC presents 7th Annual Economics Luncheon with Noted Business Leader, Economists Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for the 7th Annual EDC Economics Luncheon, held at Brickworks on Friday, June 17th from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The EDC’s annual economics luncheon explores recent data on trends in the economy, and potential  Continue Reading

WaterWorks Gallery Reopens

Written on April 21, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Just got this note from Ruth that WaterWorks Gallery has just opened for the season… Hey Tim, Hope all is well with you. Would you please let everyone know that the gallery reopened on Wednesday?​ The tulips are blooming, the grass is growing and my lawn needs mowing. And we’re starting the gallery’s 31st year! The season  Continue Reading

Independent Bookstore Day

Written on April 21, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore invites you to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 30 and enjoy a 10% Storewide Sale on all Books. Join in the Fun at Griffin Bay Bookstore, Saturday, April 30 and help honor the rich and vital role that an independent bookstore plays in the social and economic life of our community. Stop  Continue Reading

Fundraiser for the Victims of the Ecuador Earthquakes

Written on April 20, 2016 at 5:33 am, by

Drinks & Tapas at San Juan Island Cheese Our hearts go out to our family and friends in Ecuador. Since Saturday, Ecuador has suffered from a series of devastating earthquakes resulting in over 400 casualties and thousands of injuries. Please join us on Friday April 22nd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for a night of drinks and  Continue Reading

The Hemp Seed

Written on April 19, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

There’s a fundraiser happening at Brickworks tomorrow for a new business on the island: “The Hemp Seed”, and these are a few words about it from Ike and Tiffany… Focused on sustainability, Tiffany Goudey and Ike White aim to serve the community by making healthy hemp-based clothing and goods accessible, right here on the Island.  Continue Reading