Topic: Business

Giant Shopping Cart

Written on October 31, 2018 at 6:02 pm, by

You will be seeing the bigger than life size shopping cart in town for San Juan Lions 29th Annual Shopping Spree. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 2nd & Saturday November 3rd at Kings Market and Market Place. (Only $1 per ticket or $5 per book of tickets) to Win a 4 Minute shopping Spree  Continue Reading

Employers: Get Ready For Paid Leave

Written on October 29, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

EDC offers paid family and medical leave law workshop, presented by the Washington ESD Business owners and bookkeepers will learn the details of Washington State’s new paid family and medical leave law at an informative workshop this November.  Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) and the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD),  Continue Reading

Marketing 101

Written on October 29, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

EDC and Visitors’ Bureau present workshop entitled Marketing 101 Marketing is changing at lightning speed due to rapid changes in platforms on the internet and social media.  Business entrepreneurs can learn how to stay ahead of the changes by participating in a FREE workshop offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC), in  Continue Reading

SJIMA Expands its Staff

Written on October 26, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

“San Juan Islands Museum of Art is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Lane to the position of Director of Operations, as we transition from an all-volunteer staff,” said co-presidents of the Board, Karen Woldvedt and Diane Martindale. Peter has been a volunteer at SJIMA for more than three years and a valued member  Continue Reading

Application Deadline Extended

Written on October 25, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Application Deadline Extended for Free Construction Basics Training at FH High School The application deadline has been extended for the Construction Basics course offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC).  The training will be a free program intended to benefit both participating students and local construction companies in need of more employees.  Continue Reading

OPALCO Pays Tribute to Paul Allen

Written on October 18, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Allen’s Generosity Created Greater Safety and Connection in San Juan County The world lost a true friend in the passing of Paul Allen. Many are telling the stories of his incredible contributions to science, technology and humanity around the world and particularly in Washington State. You may not realize it, but Allen’s generosity is responsible  Continue Reading

Holiday Desserts, Port & Champagne Tasting

Written on October 13, 2018 at 5:58 am, by

Save the Date! On November 3, between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Friday Harbor Chocolates.  The holidays are fast approaching, and you may already be thinking about creating your holiday menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.  With that in mind, the renown San Juan Island master baker, Felicity Milne of Cakes by Felicitations will  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on October 10, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has chosen Friday Harbor Film Festival as this month’s featured member. The Friday Harbor Film Festival was co-founded in 2013 by Lynn Danaher and Karen Palmer.  They realized early in the process they had very compatible skill sets, so Lynn took the role of Director having organized multiple  Continue Reading

Chamber of Commerce Announces Volunteer of the Month

Written on October 5, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

We hear from the Chamber… The Chamber of Commerce announced that Ted Noll is their Volunteer of the Month. To qualify for this position – Must be willing to help all of the visitors that walk in through our doors, promote our businesses and our beautiful island and smile 100% of the time! Link to:  Continue Reading

EDC Invites San Juan County Knowledge Workers to Informal Meetup

Written on October 5, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

The EDC is working to create a knowledge worker network for islanders who work with code, data, graphics or words, and they invite knowledge workers and those who work with them to attend an informal meetup on October 24th from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. at the San Juan Island Library.  Refreshments will be served. Knowledge  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Time to Get Ready for the Mullis Center Holiday Craft Fair

Written on September 30, 2018 at 6:25 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… While it may still seem like summer can’t really be over already, believe it or not, it is time to think about this year’s Holiday Craft Fair. This will be the Mullis Center’s Second Annual Artisan Fair. I went last  Continue Reading

EDC presents Climate Change for Business

Written on September 30, 2018 at 6:10 am, by

EDC presents Climate Change for Business – a workshop on mitigating climate change impacts… Business and farm owners or managers are invited to join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for a 5-hour workshop and discussion on the topic of Climate Change for Business, Thursday, October 18th, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  at  Continue Reading

EDC presents workshop: Customer Service 101

Written on September 29, 2018 at 6:01 am, by

Business owners and managers are invited to join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for a free workshop entitled Customer Service 101, led by noted islander and business process improvement consultant, Jim Hooper, on October 24th, from 10-11am at Key Bank in Friday Harbor. In this workshop, participants will learn easy and effective  Continue Reading

Winter Flea & Craft Market

Written on September 26, 2018 at 6:01 am, by

Fall is here and its time to think about this winter’s Craft Fair… Mark your calendars, our Winter Flea & Craft Market will be happening Saturday, December 1, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm in the main building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds!  Vendor booth space for Flea & Craft Market is $27, which includes  Continue Reading

Eat Local. Again.

Written on August 31, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

In case you missed their grand opening at King’s a couple weeks ago, don’t despair, Eat Local will be here again today and tomorrow (Friday Aug. 31 and Saturday Sept. 1) from noon to 3:00. Greg and Matthew will be on hand to answer questions and serve up some free samples of their “remarkable frozen  Continue Reading

Free Shred Event

Written on August 25, 2018 at 9:19 am, by

An invitation for you from Islanders Bank… Please join us for our Annual Shred Event! When: Tuesday, August 28th Where: Friday Harbor Branch Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM or until the shred truck is full Shredding services provided by Iron Mountain. Participants are asked to wait while their paper documents are shredded.

Launch San Juan Islands

Written on August 24, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

EDC invites entrepreneurs to participate in business plan competition, “Launch San Juan Islands” Entrepreneurs can bring their business ideas to the next level in the third annual EDC Launch San Juan Islands business plan competition, created by the San Juan County Economic Development Council and sponsored by local businesses. Participants will receive instruction in business  Continue Reading

Eat Local

Written on August 18, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Some remarkable frozen meals are coming to King’s Market. Eat Local is a 12 year old company out of Seattle that specializes in fine frozen foods. They currently have 3 retail locations, (on Capitol Hill, Queen Anne and Burien), and a few stores that sell some of their products, but King’s Market in Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

Strong to the Core Pilates

Written on August 14, 2018 at 9:18 am, by

You may already know this, but for those who don’t, there’s a new Pilates studio in town. Debbie Warren moved from New England to the island with her husband and grown daughter in February and has opened a studio on A Street. Her studio is called Strong to the Core Pilates and she provides private  Continue Reading

SJI Chamber Featured Member of the Month: Mr. Believables

Written on August 9, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Mr. Believables is a community-minded BBQ restaurant serving pulled pork, smoked brisket and fried chicken among other things including vegetarian and vegan foods. There is a focus on local sourcing from the Island’s farms. Every day has a different special – from Ron’s Island Meats sausages, to Matt Marinkovitch’s Salmon, to Aurora Farms pork. Along  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on August 8, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

This is the Summer Chamber Chat, written by Gail Schnee, (San Juan Island Chamber Board President & Co-Owner of Cotton Cotton Cotton) and Becki Day (Executive Director of SJI Chamber of Commerce) We are right in the middle of summer and it has been a fabulous one so far! Lots of events and concerts and  Continue Reading

Grocery Supply Challenge

Written on August 7, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Apology for Kings and FH Marketplace Grocery Supply Challenge The major supplier of NW independent grocery stores is undergoing a major warehouse and systems change, further complicating grocery delivery to the islands. The management of Kings Market and Friday Harbor Marketplace want to sincerely apologize for the supply shortages in the stores in recent weeks.  Continue Reading