Topic: Business

San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

Written on March 17, 2020 at 4:48 pm, by

The safe­ty of our island com­mu­ni­ties is our high­est pri­or­i­ty. In light of grow­ing con­cerns about COVID-19, the San Juan Islands Vis­i­tors Bureau, the des­ti­na­tion mar­ket­ing orga­ni­za­tion (DMO) for the San Juan Islands, is encour­ag­ing vis­i­tors to post­pone their trav­el plans to the San Juans to lim­it the poten­tial spread of the virus.  We are  Con­tin­ue Reading

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Washington Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Written on March 16, 2020 at 4:37 pm, by

Thanks to San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil for this mes­sage… The U.S. Small Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion is offer­ing low-inter­est fed­er­al dis­as­ter loans for work­ing cap­i­tal to Wash­ing­ton small busi­ness­es suf­fer­ing sub­stan­tial eco­nom­ic injury as a result of the Coro­n­avirus (COVID-19), SBA Admin­is­tra­tor Jovi­ta Car­ran­za announced today. SBA act­ed under its own author­i­ty, as pro­vid­ed by  Con­tin­ue Reading

Islander’s Bank Closes Lobby — Drive-Up Window To Remain Open

Written on March 16, 2020 at 2:16 pm, by

Effec­tive Mon­day, March 16, Islanders Bank’s lob­by will be closed until fur­ther notice.  Please con­duct your bank­ing trans­ac­tions through our dri­ve-up win­dow.  Mobile & Online Bank­ing are avail­able to our cus­tomers, if you have not yet estab­lished these bank­ing meth­ods, please call us or vis­it our web­site:   Be ready to pro­vide your Secu­ri­ty Code  Con­tin­ue Reading

Farmer’s Market Stays Open, Takes Measures For Public Health

Written on March 13, 2020 at 3:40 pm, by

Dear San Juan Island Mar­ket Shop­pers, As a small island com­mu­ni­ty, there is a grow­ing con­cern here in San Juan Coun­ty regard­ing the spread of the nov­el coro­n­avirus (COVID-19), which has all of us think­ing about the pre­cau­tions we need to take to stay healthy. As an orga­ni­za­tion root­ed in com­mu­ni­ty con­nec­tions and health, we  Con­tin­ue Reading

OPALCO Offices Close For Safety — Business Remains Open

Written on March 13, 2020 at 5:20 am, by

Con­tact OPALCO by tele­phone or email to pre­vent viral spread. OPALCO is clos­ing its offices to the pub­lic on Mon­day, March 16 in order to help keep co-op staff healthy and our sys­tem run­ning smooth­ly. All busi­ness ser­vices are avail­able by tele­phone and online. “We are open for busi­ness,” said Gen­er­al Manger Fos­ter Hil­dreth. “We  Con­tin­ue Reading

Islanders Bank: We Care About Your Health

Written on March 11, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

At Islanders Bank, we val­ue the health and safe­ty of our com­mu­ni­ties, cus­tomers and employ­ees. In light of recent con­cerns about nov­el coro­n­avirus (COVID-19), we are mon­i­tor­ing and fol­low­ing all CDC and health depart­ment pre­ven­tion rec­om­men­da­tions. Cus­tomers are encour­aged to stay home if you’re ill. Islanders Bank offers 24/7 online & mobile bank­ing tools enabling  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC Presents: Two Free Courses

Written on March 5, 2020 at 5:10 am, by

Val­ue Added 101 — Increase Farm Prof­its Increase farm prof­its with food pro­cess­ing. Whether you grow a lot of food or a lit­tle, val­ue-added food pro­cess­ing is a great way to start – or expand – an agri­cul­tur­al busi­ness. Join us to learn how to turn straw into gold in this infor­ma­tive and FREE 90  Con­tin­ue Reading

Emergency Preparedness for Business

Written on February 26, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

The San Juan County/Town of Fri­day Har­bor Depart­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment is host­ing a no-cost, 8 hour train­ing for island busi­ness­es to learn more about how to pre­pare for emer­gen­cies and dis­rup­tion to their busi­ness. When: Tues­day March 31st, 8:30am — 5:00pm Where: Fri­day Har­bor (exact loca­tion is to be deter­mined) To Reg­is­ter: CLICK HERE  Con­tin­ue Reading