Topic: Business

Fun News from Inter-Island Propane

Written on June 10, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Donny Galt shares this tidbit with you… Hi San Juan Update, I don’t know if this is newsworthy, but we are pretty proud to have made it in LP Magazine! National Magazine… anyway, it is cool for our Islands to be named in a national Magazine… See page Page 64 Here’s the whole Magazine Have  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member

Written on June 7, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month – Friday Harbor Cruises Friday Harbor Cruises is your boat in the San Juans! For six years I have been offering half day and full day trips by the ticket or private charters for up to 12 passengers. Sunsets are one of my specialties.  Continue Reading


Written on May 29, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Scott Sluis, Islanders Bank Senior Loan Officer and Chamber Board President of SJI Chamber of Commerce checks in with Chamber Chat for May 2019… We hope you all had a great Memorial Weekend and got to enjoy a little bit of it for yourselves! Thank you to the American Legion for your participation in the  Continue Reading

Life Untamed

Written on May 21, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

Check out the current exhibit at WaterWorks Gallery – Regional artists, Jamie Ellsworth and Barbara Duzan, both bring animals to life with style and whimsy thorough their mediums of oil and bronze. Barbara captures the beauty and quirks of flora and fauna in bronze. Making each subject unique while at the same time representing their  Continue Reading

Ribbon Cutting

Written on April 30, 2019 at 9:34 am, by

Rex and Lisa Guard officially opened their new building on Web Street last week. This is the building next door to FH Pet Supplies where the cleaners used to be before the fire in 2013. The building provides business space downstairs (Heather Munro’s Altar Movement) and a vacation rental upstairs (Web Suites). Notable attendees were  Continue Reading

Coming Soon to a Resort Near You

Written on April 26, 2019 at 12:37 pm, by

This is the third in a three part series mentioned on Wednesday about things happening around here. Today we hear Roche Harbor Resort General Manager Brent Snow’s report on some things happening at the north end of the island: Restaurant Remodeling Both restaurants in the main building have gone through extensive remodeling. Downstairs at the  Continue Reading

Knowledge Worker Meetup

Written on April 26, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The EDC is working to create a knowledge worker network for islanders who work with code, data, graphics, or words. Knowledge worker jobs include computer programming, editing, web design, engineering/scientific consulting, and others that primarily involve creating, manipulating, or analyzing information. We hope this network will help local knowledge workers find clients and share ideas,  Continue Reading

Open House and Grand Opening

Written on April 23, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Please spread the word! Rex and Lisa Guard owners of The Web Suites and Heather Munro owner of ALTAR Movement Studio located at 80 Web Street are inviting you to a day of celebration and community connection. Date and Time: Friday April 26th from 10 am to 3 pm, The Web Suites, Open House and  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on April 19, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month – San Juan Canvas On April 8th the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce helped San Juan Canvas celebrate 40 years in business. Lauren Cohen and Derek Steere, who have been the owners for the last 10 years, invited Chamber Members to come celebrate.  Continue Reading

Job Fair

Written on April 14, 2019 at 12:20 pm, by

Attention job seekers of all ages. Whether you are looking for full time, part time or seasonal job, there are employers eager to talk with you. Northwest Workforce Council Career Center, Skagit Valley College are sponsoring a job fair at the Mullis Community Center on Sunday, April 14 from 1-4 PM. Sunday, April 14, 2019  Continue Reading

Griffin Bay Bookstore Celebrates 40 Years

Written on April 13, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Activities on Independent Bookstore Day Literary Drawing Contest for Kids Book & a Cuppa for Adults Join Us on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 am—6:00 pm 10% off on all books in the store Griffin Bay Bookstore kicks off activities for kids and adults on Saturday, April 27  Continue Reading

Real Estate with Merri Ann

Written on April 12, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another real estate article… San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary The first quarter results for San Juan Island were very similar to the first quarter results last year. San Juan Island’s dollar volume for the quarter reflected a decrease of 12.5% as compared to the same quarter in  Continue Reading

28th Annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

Written on April 10, 2019 at 9:01 am, by

Save the Date: June 1st and 2nd, 2019 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm be one of the hundreds who attend this year’s annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour This will be the largest, most exciting and fun-filled island event yet! Expect to find lots and lots of new studios for 2019 with 22  Continue Reading

What’s Pho Lunch?

Written on April 10, 2019 at 8:58 am, by

Coho Restaurant shares this invitation with you… We are starting a Thursday lunch service and we have some fun wine dinners coming up. We are open Tuesday – Saturday this time of year. What’s Pho Lunch at Coho Restaurant? starting April 11th We’re bringing real Pho to Friday Harbor on Thursdays! Pho Real. Stop in  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on April 5, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

This first edition of Chamber Chat for 2019 is written by Scott Sluis, 2019 San Juan Island Chamber Board President, Vice President and Senior Loan Officer, Islanders Bank… “Banker by day and drummer by night” Introduction: I thought my first Chamber Chat ought to be an introduction of myself since most of you do not  Continue Reading


Written on April 5, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Lori Ann David shares this announcement… Aurora Farms has all the Eggs for Spring and Easter you need. Visit our farm store on Schoolhouse road-Spring Special for eggs is $7.00 per dozen or $20.00 for a flat of 3 dozen. Our organic eggs are from healthy happy poultry that follow our livestock and eat all  Continue Reading

Chamber Member of the Month

Written on March 25, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month: Sandstrom Law, PLLC Thomas Sandstrom has been practicing law in Friday Harbor since 2009 when he joined the Law Office of Christon Skinner. During his tenure with Chris, Thomas and now Honorable Kathryn C. Loring managed the Friday Harbor clientele until 2016 when Chris  Continue Reading

Farmers Market

Written on March 15, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is open tomorrow, March 16th and then every Saturday, April through October, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Brickworks, on 150 Nichols Street. It is a community market that provides access to local & fresh food and strives to support small-scale agriculture and local businesses in San Juan  Continue Reading

Catkin Garden Design & Consulting

Written on March 14, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Meet Jenny Harris of Catkin Design. Jenny has recently started a new garden design and consulting business here in Friday Harbor. “Catkin is a new iteration of my horticultural life” she says. Originally called appropriate horticulture, what Jenny does is now called Ecological Design – a self sustaining kind of garden design that is supportive of  Continue Reading

Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses

Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan County Department of Emergency Management and Economic Development Council are teaming up to present a training on Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses. This concise class will provide basic information about the risks to the islands, and will offer some simple tools and approaches to help businesses prepare. Tuesday, March 26th: 8:30am –  Continue Reading

Statement from PWWA

Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we find this letter from Kyle Wall, a Senior Account Executive with the Seattle based public relations firm The Fearey Group, sharing this statement from the Pacific Whale Watch Association on the passing of HB 1580 in the Washington State House and SB 5577 in the Senate… “We have  Continue Reading

Stone & Bulloch, P.S.

Written on March 11, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Local long-time attorney Mary Stone is pleased to announce her firm is expanding with the addition of her new law partner, Robert Bulloch. The firm will now be known as Stone & Bulloch, P.S. “Bob brings over 20 years of legal experience as a litigator and trial attorney along with extensive experience serving clients in  Continue Reading