Topic: Business

Rock Island Helps Firefighters Save Stranded Cat

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Agency cooperation and resources sharing helps our community stay strong. Rock Island responded to a call from Orcas Island Fire on Saturday morning, April 7, 2018, to assist in rescuing a cat. “Bea,” an 8-month-old kitten, had been stuck in a tree for three days. By Saturday morning, he had climbed nearly 70 feet up  Continue Reading

Island Home Finishes Officially Open

Written on April 7, 2018 at 12:48 pm, by

The store has been open for several weeks, but now it’s official. The ribbon cutting happened this morning at 11:00 AM. Island Home Finishes is in the Heritage Bank Building (next door to Market Place grocery store) at 535 Market Street. (Read more about Bob and the store on yesterday’s story on the SJ Update.)  Continue Reading

Island Home Finishes Grand Opening

Written on April 6, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Bob Erickson is a 4th generation islander who’s been a general contractor for 25 years. For a long time he’s had a dream of opening up his own store and is so grateful to have finally made it happen. He wanted a one-stop shop for people remodeling or building their homes. At Island Home Finishes,  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on April 6, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

This is the SJI Chamber of Commerce’s “Chamber Chat” column for Spring 2018… by Gail Schnee – San Juan Island Chamber Board President, Co-Owner of Cotton Cotton Cotton, and Becki Day – Executive Director Spring is here and it seems like Mother Nature knows what to do! We have had some early warm weather and  Continue Reading

Open House

Written on April 4, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Several of the businesses at Surina Business Park are having an open house this Saturday. It’s a good opportunity to swing by and see what all is available over there. Turn onto Malcom Street off of Argyle Avenue and take your first left. You can’t miss it. The open house is Saturday, April 7th from  Continue Reading

Farmers Market

Written on April 2, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

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

Career Fair

Written on March 27, 2018 at 6:24 pm, by

EDC, NWWD, SJISD to present free Career Fair for high school students The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC), in partnership with the Northwest Workforce Development Council (NWWD) and San Juan Island School District (SJISD) will present a free Career Fair for high school students, featuring local trades businesses on Wednesday, April 25th from  Continue Reading

EDC presents Mission: Advertising workshop

Written on March 23, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Business owners are invited to join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for Mission: Advertising, a free workshop on advertising and marketing for small businesses, on Wednesday, March 28th from 9 a.m. until noon.  Participants will learn the effective techniques and media they can use to build their businesses using print media, social  Continue Reading

Best B&B Breakfast Tournament

Written on March 23, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

Hi San Juan Update!  We need your help! We’re excited to announce that both of our lodging properties, Tuckerhouse Inn B&B and Harrison House Suites, have made it to the Sweet 16 for the annual Best B&B Breakfast Tournament, a nationwide contest. Both will be competing to advance to the Top 8 by receiving the most  Continue Reading

Hoonied’s

Written on March 17, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

There’s a new kids’ clothing store in town. It’s called “Hoonied’s”. (Pronounced Who Needs). It’s kind of a play on words like, “Who needs kids clothes – cause we got ’em!” The store is owned by Vic’s Drive-In owners Theresa and Brian Carlson and they first opened their doors on February 6th. It’s a store  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Trading Post

Written on March 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Dave and Debbi Staehlin and Heather Easley have now opened the Friday Harbor Trading Post. (They actually have been open for a while, but now they’re officially open – the ribbon cutting ceremony was yesterday.) It’s on Spring Street across from King’s Market, where the General Store used to be. It’s a convenience store with  Continue Reading

Hermosa

Written on March 16, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

There’s a new Mexican restaurant in town. It’s called Hermosa and it’s down there where Pablito’s used to be, behind the Golden Triangle. It’s owned by Ernest and Karyn Moreno and they’re having their soft opening this weekend. Today through Sunday they will be open 11am – 5pm. On Monday they will be closed to  Continue Reading

Mission: Advertising

Written on March 15, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

EDC presents Mission: Advertising workshop Business owners are invited to join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for Mission: Advertising, a free workshop on advertising and marketing for small businesses, on Wednesday, March 28th from 9 a.m. until noon.  Participants will learn the effective techniques and media they can use to build their  Continue Reading

Kirk House wins Award

Written on March 15, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Becki Day with the SJI Chamber of Commerce passed along this bit of good news… Kirk House Bed & Breakfast Wins 2018 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award For Hotels Kirk House Bed & Breakfast today announced it has been recognized as a winner in the B & Bs and Inns category of the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’  Continue Reading

Mr. Beliveable’s

Written on March 11, 2018 at 5:57 am, by

What’s happening at the Rumor Mill? A new restaurant is coming soon, called Mr. Believable’s. New restaurateurs Jake Beliveau and Molly Prima hope to have a soft opening before the end of April and an official Grand Opening on Memorial Day Weekend. Mr. Beliveable’s* will be a community minded BBQ restaurant serving pulled pork and fried  Continue Reading

San Juan Wireless Closing

Written on March 9, 2018 at 10:55 am, by

San Juan Wireless, Inc., the local Verizon Wireless and DirecTV indirect dealer, will officially close their doors on March 31, 2018, after being in business for 20 Years. Beginning on March 8, 2018, all merchandise in the store will be discounted 40%. Everything must go including tables, chairs, copiers, fax machine, display fixtures, cabinets and  Continue Reading

Open by Appointment Only

Written on March 8, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Due to the removal of trees on Port property south of the airport runway, the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor announces they will be open by-appointment-only during the period between Monday, March 12 and Monday, March 25.   The shelter will not be able to accept surrendered pets during this time.  If you find  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on March 6, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

SJI Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month Spa d Bune, a relaxing warm retreat, a place to be nurtured. We all here love to empower others to seek the balance between inner and outer wholeness and wellness. We are enjoying our 10th year in business and we are excited to be featured this  Continue Reading

We’re Back…

Written on February 28, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Re-opening of San Juan Island Cheese, Thursday, March 1, 2018 Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 to 3, and closed Sunday and Monday. We are very proud to announce that we have a new Chef at San Juan Island Cheese! Chef Bill brings 20+ years of professional experience and creativity to our kitchen and your table.  Continue Reading

The Toy Box Featured As Chamber Member of the Month

Written on February 10, 2018 at 5:30 am, by

The Toy Box was created in 1993 with the mission to have as much fun as possible while stocking the shop with creative, imaginative, educational and FUN toys, games and novelties. Over the 25 years in business, I have listened to our loyal local customers as well as the summer folks who come back every  Continue Reading

Healthy Desk Workshop

Written on January 19, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

EDC offers free Healthy Desk workshop Working an office job can be hard on healthy bodies; learn how business owners and employees can use “Healthy Desk” techniques to improve comfort – and even productivity – in an office setting.  Join the EDC to learn more about methods to help keep office workers more comfortable working  Continue Reading

Shortest International Flight

Written on January 18, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The Shortest International Flight In North America Takes Off! NorthStar Air Tours, a Canadian airline based in Victoria BC, has announced that it has received approval from the FAA and US DOT to operate scheduled air services between Victoria International Airport, BC, the San Juan Islands, and Bellingham, WA. The carrier will begin flight operations  Continue Reading