Topic: Business

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

Post San Juan is For Sale

Written on August 3, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

There’s a good business opportunity right here in Friday Harbor. Post San Juan is for sale, and here are the details from the current owners… Business Opportunity Rare opportunity to own a viable commercial business in the quaint seaside town of Friday Harbor, Washington. Located on San Juan Island approximately 60 miles NW of Seattle  Continue Reading

At WaterWorks Gallery

Written on August 3, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Birds FLY – Recent Works Michael Dickter (Mixed media paintings) and Robin & John Gumaelius (Ceramic Sculpture), on display from August 3rd to 31st. This delightful show represents a fusion of forms: painterly canvases on the wall and ceramic sculptures on pedestals. The gallery is alive with kinetic ceramic creatures from Robin and John, that  Continue Reading

Gold in These Waters

Written on August 1, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Brewing Takes Home Top Place for Their ESB at the Washington State Brewers Awards Friday Harbor— July 27, 2018 —San Juan Brewing Company proudly took home a Gold medal in the ESB (Extra Special Bitter) category at the Washington State Brewery association awards.  With over 390 breweries in Washington State taking home any  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center

Written on July 27, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Larry Soll shares this invitation with you… Dear Friends, There is going to be a very special evening of music and celebration for an even more “special” cause.  Many of you know Maria Michaelson, an island native who as a teenager traveled by herself to central Africa to learn how village women made incredible sculptures.   Continue Reading

Different Thoughts

Written on July 27, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The following is an invitation to you from Ruth at Waterworks Gallery… The Next Generation of Jewelers – A Curated Jewelry Show July 27 – September 1, 2018 Selected Jewelers: Jennifer Bennett Nina Raizell Hartman Erika Laureno Micki Lippe Tegan Wallace Sara Wilbanks Jewelry is very personal expression. All selected jewelers work daily in their  Continue Reading

Lemon Computers

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

In case you missed it – John and Becky Volk are now running their Lemon Computers business out of an office up on Spring Street by Harbor Vet. Originally working out of their garage, they quietly moved into this office space about a year ago and have been selling and servicing computers from there ever  Continue Reading

Scam Alert for Business Owners

Written on July 20, 2018 at 5:38 am, by

Beware of mysterious phone calls from “Direct Fairways”. This notice came in from the San Juan Golf Course and the SJI Chamber. Here’s Chris Gregor with more… Hi everyone. We have received some reports of a scam. Here is a letter from the San Juan Golf and Country Club explaining: To:        San Juan Island  Continue Reading

Best Place Lemonade

Written on July 19, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Best Place Lemonade stand will be open this Saturday, July 21st  from 11:30-2:30 or while supplies last! Over the past four years Vera and Olsen have settled on a fresh lemonade recipe sure to satisfy the thirstiest of customers. Best Place Lemonade stand is located a mile out of town where Turn Point Road and Best  Continue Reading

17th Annual San Juan Island Lavender Festival

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

  This weekend 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® – July 21 & 22, 2018. Festival activities are scheduled 10am – 5pm both days. The event is free for all and open to the  Continue Reading

SJCT Gives Back to the Community

Written on July 13, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Free Childcare and Free Food—A Festival to Give Back This year San Juan Community Theatre has set aside July 20th and 21st to give back to the community and visitors during the 2018 Summer Festival. Throughout the year, SJCT receives wide support from volunteers, members and donors, businesses, the Town of Friday Harbor, and San  Continue Reading