Topic: Business

Home Trust Awarded 2K Grant

Written on October 5, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan Community Home Trust has been awarded a $2000 Grant for its Operations! Jamie Cier, Branch Manager of Washington Federal Bank (soon to be known as WaFD) on Orcas, notified Home Trust Executive Director, David Gow of the award in late September. Coincidentally, Jamie was on San Juan Island on the date of  Continue Reading

Studio JAMM Grand Opening: There’s a new studio in town

Written on October 3, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Please join us as Studio JAMM celebrates it’s Grand Opening this Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Located at 15 Second Street N. in Friday Harbor. “J.A.M.M.” is to remind us “Just Add Music & Movement”.  The joyful JAMM concept was brought to life this summer by studio owner Cathi Nett. Cathi has  Continue Reading

Domain Design Architects

Written on September 23, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

There was a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Friday Harbor business last Thursday – Members of the Chamber of Commerce met with Denise Garcia to welcome her new architecture business to the island. In her own words, here’s what her business is all about… At Domain Design Architects, our mission is to help clients  Continue Reading

New Owner for San Juan Healthcare

Written on September 21, 2019 at 2:15 pm, by

Story by Louise Dustrude… Dr. Burk Gossom has found “the right person for the position” in his words and will actually be retiring sometime after the first of the year. He and Will House, M.D., have “a gentleman’s agreement” for transfer of San Juan Healthcare and will be working out details of transfer of license,  Continue Reading

Free Shred Event

Written on September 13, 2019 at 9:09 am, by

This just in… Islander’s Bank is holding a Free Shred and Customer Appreciation Event TODAY (Friday, Sep. 13th) starting at 11:00. It’s happening at their Friday Harbor branch on the corner of Blair Avenue and Park Street. The event will go until 1:00 pm or until the shred truck is full, whichever comes first. Shredding  Continue Reading

Kenmore Air Offers Discounts To Fly To Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on September 10, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

  Kenmore Air, the official airline of the Friday Harbor Film Festival, is offering a 10% discount on flights between Seattle and Friday Harbor from October 24 – 28. Flights eligible for this offer include seaplane trips between Lake Union and Friday Harbor Marina, as well as land plane flights between Boeing Field and Friday  Continue Reading

Chamber Social Monday at Lakedale

Written on September 7, 2019 at 5:33 am, by

We hear from Becki at the Chamber… Let’s celebrate Chamber of Commerce Week… Lakedale Resort and Cynthia’s Bistro will be co-hosting the Chamber social on September 9th at 5:30 pm. Please join us at the Lodge at Lakedale and let’s catch up after a long season! Let’s meet, relax and enjoy! Karl and staff will  Continue Reading

Business Closing

Written on September 4, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

It is with much sadness that Islanders Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation will be closing  its doors on Friday, September 13, 2019 and will no longer be providing rehabilitation  services.  We have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the healthcare community and  working with so many of you as patients, along with your families.  Joyce Thomson will  Continue Reading

Artist and Educator Joins SJIMA Board

Written on September 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

New board member, Marney Reynolds brings to the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) her love of art and education. Walking into the museum about 5 years ago she was “amazed and thrilled at the sight of this art showcase and someday dreamed of being a part of it.” Born and raised in Seattle,  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor LTAC grant applications due September 4th

Written on August 28, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is accepting applications through September 4, 2019, for grants to fund tourism promotion of events and activities taking place within the town in 2020. Preference will be given to those operations and activities that encourage tourists to visit during the shoulder and winter seasons. Summer  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month – Petro San Juan

Written on August 27, 2019 at 5:55 am, by

Our featured member of the month is Petro San Juan. When we reached out to their employee, Danielle Cochran, she quickly gathered this information and current picture for our article. (And a big thank you Jim Horn for the picture below from one of his and Bob’s parties back in the late 90’s) Lin and  Continue Reading

New Owners for Ravenhill Construction

Written on August 23, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Peter Kilpatrick has sold Ravenhill Construction, Inc. to longtime employees Credence Ross, Mike Murphy and Orion Powell. Peter will continue in a management role as a consultant for two years. This will allow the new partners to focus on supervision and completion of their individual construction projects and ensure a smooth transition. Ravenhill has been  Continue Reading

San Juan Bistro

Written on August 17, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a note to you from San Juan Bistro… Dear Friday Harbor Friends, it’s summer, you’re busy, and you need lunch! On weekends, for the rest of the season, we will be serving our San Juan Express menu with Deli style seating. On Saturdays and Sundays, order at the counter, take a number and have  Continue Reading

Considering Buying an Investment Property?

Written on August 13, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in again with real estate news and tips… Vacation Rental Versus Long Term Rental Now would be a good time to purchase property held for investment and due to market conditions, a rental home in the San Juans would be the best investment. We are not like the metropolitan areas nearby  Continue Reading

Isle (not) be Jammin’

Written on July 30, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Kirk Fuhrmeister has closed the doors to Isle Be Jammin’ for the last time. After having liquidation sales a couple weekends in a row, the few remaining items went to Cecil’s Electronics and Kirk cleared out the store. Originally called Mellowoods & Music, it first opened on Nichols Street in 1991 in the building where  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Written on July 27, 2019 at 6:20 pm, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in again with another in her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video series. This time, she’s throwing herself under the bus…

18th Annual San Juan Island Lavender Festival

Written on July 15, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

July 20 & 21, 2019 Pelindaba Lavender Farm will be hosting the San Juan Island Lavender Festival. All are invited to come see, smell, hear, touch and taste The Complete Lavender Experience®. Festival activities are scheduled 10am – 5pm both days. The event is free for all and open to the community. Pets are welcome  Continue Reading

Letter from Hospital District

Written on July 9, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Healthcare has for many years provided care to island residents as an independent private practice, particularly in the field of geriatrics and pediatrics. As founder Burk Gossom, M.D., approaches retirement this November we hope that a way will be found to replace him. We wish him well as he goes into the next  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Written on July 9, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares another video in her San Juan Island Lifestyle series. This one is about how to celebrate the 4th of July

Soft Opening

Written on July 6, 2019 at 9:21 am, by

Cynthia invites you to her Soft Opening… This Saturday – July 6th – 4:00 to 7:00 with Daniel Day & Scott Sluis playing music from 5 – 7:00 pm.  Join us at Cynthia’s Bistro for late afternoon/early evening music and small plates & libations House Wine & Beer – $6.00 We will be offering an  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks: Travis Ayers

Written on June 27, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Luxel Corporation, one of the lesser known businesses on San Juan Island, provides nanometer-thick materials for applications in space astronomy, laser fusion, and semiconductors.  Travis Ayers will describe Luxel’s technology, how it is used, and will have a few samples to observe. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the  Continue Reading

Building Industry Networking Meeting

Written on June 24, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Attention All San Juan County Building Industry Company Owners and Managers! The San Juan Builders Association and The Building Industry Association of Washington is hosting a meeting to gather as many San Juan County Home Building affiliated company owners and managers. Come network with General Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Suppliers, Engineers, Architects and Consultants. Basically any Owners  Continue Reading