Topic: Business

Greenway Gardens

Written on May 25, 2018 at 7:03 pm, by

Long time islander Becky Greenway has just recently opened a new nursery business, “Greenway Gardens” on San Juan Valley Road.  She offers assorted flowers, veggies, herbs and also yard art with more things coming along soon. This has long been a dream of hers and for the last 5 years she’s been putting a lot  Continue Reading

Electrolysis San Juan is on Orcas Island

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

Danielle Wheeler of Electrolysis San Juan has opened a 2nd location on Orcas. Here she is with the details… Permanent Hair Removal is Now Available on Orcas Island! To better serve clients looking for permanent hair removal options, Electrolysis San Juan, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of a second location in the Spa  Continue Reading

FHH Summer Kickoff Party

Written on May 16, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

You’re invited to Friday Harbor House’s Summer Kickoff Party on Thursday, May 24 from 4pm-7pm. The party will celebrate the completion of Friday Harbor House’s new outdoor space, complete with two expansive decks and five firepits, as well as mark the unofficial start of summer. The inn will be serving up Pacific Northwest island-inspired barbeque,  Continue Reading

New Location for SJ Vision Source

Written on May 16, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Correction – This move will be completed next week, not today. Eye doctor Dr. Chris White will be moving his office from 818 Mullis Street to 425 Caines Street. That’s the yellow building on the S-curve corner of Caines Street, with the parking lot just inside the bump-out sidewalk. This move will be completed by  Continue Reading

Economic Forecast Luncheon

Written on May 15, 2018 at 2:47 pm, by

EDC presents 9th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon: The Future of Water in San Juan County Join the conversation on The Future of Water in San Juan County at the 9th Annual EDC Economic Forecast Luncheon, held at Brickworks in Friday Harbor on Wednesday, May 23rd from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The EDC’s annual luncheon will  Continue Reading

Rookscroft & Company

Written on May 11, 2018 at 4:27 pm, by

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday morning, May 11th for a new Gallery and Studio in town called Rookscroft & Company. It is a working studio and gallery of paintings, cards, and gifts created by artist Jayne Siroshton. The paintings are portraits of 25 characters in her book, “Rookscroft – Peculiar Tales from a  Continue Reading

Chamber Member of the Month

Written on May 11, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Tim Fry is the SJI Chamber of Commerce Member of the month… Tim is founder of 468 Communications, which specializes in location-based marketing. The company’s 468 Insider mobile apps help communities increase visitor engagement while driving local commerce. The platform has been used in a variety of ways – from rewarding visitors to the San  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on May 7, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Gail Schnee, San Juan Island Chamber Board President & Co-Owner of Cotton Cotton Cotton and Becki Day, Executive Director of the Chamber, share this month’s edition of Chamber Chat… Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 13, so save the trip off island to the mall and shop local this year for a unique  Continue Reading

Color and Texture

Written on May 7, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Coming up later this week, the first show of the year opens at WaterWorks Gallery: Joan Stuart Ross – Pigmented Beeswax on Wood David French – Mixed media on Carved Wood May 11th – June 8th, 2018 Joan Stuart Ross and David French share an affinity for not only bright colors, but also for texture  Continue Reading

Best of the Northwest Escapes

Written on May 3, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Laura and Eric Concord, Owner/Operators of Wharfside Bed (Boat) and Breakfast are proud to announce that Wharfside has been voted Best of the Northwest Escapes BnB’s by viewers of King 5 TV Evening Magazine.  The Wharfside will be featured in Evening’s Reveal Week, May 7-11.  They are scheduled to air on Tuesday, May 8th at  Continue Reading

Eagle Home Mortgage has Moved

Written on May 3, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s a note from Tracy James at Eagle Home Mortgage… Eagle Home Mortgage has a new home!  We have moved from the interior of Sundries Court (the former Geri’s Mall) to a 1910 Sears Roebuck & Co catalog house at 555 Spring Street next to Uptown Coffee. As a subsidiary of the largest home builder  Continue Reading

WaterWorks Gallery Open for the Season

Written on April 27, 2018 at 9:24 am, by

Ruth at WaterWorks Gallery wants you to know the gallery has opened… Hello all, it’s been a while… After a wonderful fun filled winter, I re-opened the gallery on Wednesday, April 25th. Initially, the gallery is open Wednesday thru Saturdays. We are receiving new works by gallery artists, and our jewelers too. Very exciting 33rd  Continue Reading

Chamber of Commerce Featured Member

Written on April 16, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Teren Photography is the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month… Christopher Teren Photography and Computer Repair Chris made San Juan Island his home over 20 years ago, and has spent much of that time developing a deep appreciation for the wondrous beauty of the area. His passions as a pilot,  Continue Reading

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