Topic: Business

Washington’s Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect October 1st

Written on October 1, 2021 at 5:41 am, by

Fol­low­ing a delay due to Covid-19, the Wash­ing­ton Plas­tic Bag Ban (RCW 70A.530) will go into effect statewide on Octo­ber 1, 2021. This means that retail­ers and restau­rants through­out the state will be pro­hib­it­ed from pro­vid­ing sin­­gle-use plas­tic car­ry­out bags. As Wash­ing­ton pre­pares for the statewide plas­tic bag ban to take effect, San Juan Coun­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

2nd Annual Scarecrow Contest

Written on September 23, 2021 at 5:52 am, by

The San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce and the Friends of the Library are spon­sor­ing the 2nd annu­al Scare­crow Con­test for the month of Octo­ber. The scare­crows are to be reg­is­tered with the Cham­ber and in place between Octo­ber 8th and 15th. Please click here for the reg­is­tra­tion form. The scare­crows will be dis­played around Fri­day  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Seeks Proposals for an Affordable Housing Development on Lopez Island

Written on September 22, 2021 at 10:11 am, by

At their Sep­tem­ber 21, 2021 meet­ing the San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil offi­cial­ly released a Request for Pro­pos­als (RFP) to pur­chase 5 acres of land on Lopez Island for the devel­op­ment of afford­able hous­ing. San Juan Coun­ty seeks an expe­ri­enced devel­op­er to pur­chase the par­cel locat­ed on Fish­er­man Bay Road just out­side of Lopez Vil­lage. The  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC to offer free Tree Worker Basics Course on Orcas Island

Written on September 22, 2021 at 10:10 am, by

Peo­ple who want to make a liv­ing work­ing with trees or forests are invit­ed to a free, hands-on, out­door course offered by the Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil of San Juan Coun­ty (EDC).  The course will be taught by Car­son Sprenger, pro­pri­etor of Rain Shad­ow Con­sult­ing at their Orcas Island facil­i­ties, Sat­ur­days Oct. 30th – Nov. 20th,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Double Your Donation Of Food Bank Fish

Written on September 21, 2021 at 9:59 am, by

Local fish­er­man and fish-sel­l­­er, Matt Marinkovich, is once again offer­ing a pound-to-pound match of fish to the food bank. On Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 25, 10am to 1pm, Marinkovich will be sell­ing fish through his busi­ness, Matt’s Fresh Fish, at the Port prop­er­ty next to the Bak­ery San Juan park­ing lot. “We did this last year and donat­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town Lodging Tax grant application deadline September 27th

Written on September 15, 2021 at 5:46 am, by

The Town of Fri­day Harbor’s Lodg­ing Tax Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee (LTAC) is accept­ing appli­ca­tions up until 4:30 pm Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 27, 2021, for grants to fund tourism pro­mo­tion of events and activ­i­ties tak­ing place with­in the town in 2022. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to those oper­a­tions and activ­i­ties that encour­age tourists to vis­it dur­ing the shoul­der  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC weekly Business Resilience Call resumes

Written on September 12, 2021 at 5:41 am, by

The EDC has resumed their week­ly Busi­ness Resilience Call, as a means to bring leg­is­la­tors and busi­ness resilience experts togeth­er with local busi­ness own­ers, man­agers, and com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers.  The first meet­ing this fall will be held online via Zoom, on Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 16th, 2021, from 9–10a.  Sub­se­quent meet­ings will be held at the same time  Con­tin­ue Reading

Appraisal Day and Auction at SJIMA — Mark Your Calendar Now

Written on August 20, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Ever won­der how much a piece of art you have is worth? Now is your oppor­tu­ni­ty to find out! Spe­cial­ists in the Jew­el­ry and Fine Art-Depart­­ments from Bon­hams auc­tion house will be on loca­tion at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art to answer the prob­ing ques­tion, “How much is this fam­i­ly heir­loom or estate sale  Con­tin­ue Reading