Topic: Business

New San Juan Puzzles

Written on June 17, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Just got this note from Tom over there at… Our newest puz­zles have arrived! Thank you Chris Teren, Matt Pranger and Ken Bal­comb for these won­der­ful pho­tos! Thank you to Tim Dus­trude for your fab­u­lous designed box­es. Sup­port the Toy Box, Cot­ton Cot­ton Cot­ton, Bon­nie’s Cre­ative Pas­sions, Pelind­a­ba, WSF ter­mi­nals soon, Shaw Store and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on June 16, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

It’s time once again for our month­ly Cham­ber Chat col­umn, writ­ten by Lau­ren Cohen, Co-Own­er of San Juan Can­vas & Cham­ber Board Pres­i­dent… Here comes sum­mer and with the sea­son come the vis­i­tors. The sum­mer sea­son is a real­ly fun and ener­getic time on our island. It is a time to show off all that  Con­tin­ue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on June 15, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Kim Wick­man of Be Chic Bou­tique is the SJI Cham­ber of Com­merce Fea­tured Mem­ber of the Month. Con­grat­u­la­tions Kim! Here’s a bit more about the shop in Kim’s words… Be Chic Bou­tique has been around as long as we can remem­ber… at least 15 years. I took over 4 years ago in August and have loved  Con­tin­ue Reading

And They’re Open…

Written on June 13, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

In case you missed the announce­ment the oth­er day — there’s a new store in town. “My RC Vision”. It is locat­ed at 135 Spring Street. That’s just inside the arcade there between Spring Street Gen­er­al Store and Spring Street Deli. They just had a rib­bon cut­ting cel­e­bra­tion on Fri­day with the Cham­ber of Com­merce  Con­tin­ue Reading

My RC Vision

Written on June 10, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Rib­bon Cut­ting for New Busi­ness in Town! The San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce and the Town of Fri­day Har­bor are wel­com­ing My RC Vision to the busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty of Fri­day Har­bor and host­ing a rib­bon cut­ting cer­e­mo­ny Fri­day, June 10th at 11:00am. My RC Vision is owned by Deb­bi Staehlin and Heather Easley, moth­er and daugh­ter  Con­tin­ue Reading

How Are We Doing?

Written on May 28, 2016 at 10:29 am, by

A quar­ter­ly review of Coun­ty Finances by Coun­ty Audi­tor F. Milene Hen­ley First quar­ter 2016 If you’ve ever want­ed to be a plumber, now’s the time. Judg­ing from the num­ber of radio ads I’ve heard recent­ly for plumbers, HVAC tech­ni­cians, and oth­er trades­men, busi­ness is boom­ing. That’s good news, and it’s evi­dent in retail sales activ­i­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

Custom Construction or Buy Existing and Remodel?

Written on May 26, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son shares this… In the cur­rent mar­ket it is much more afford­able to buy an exist­ing home than it is to pur­chase new or cus­tom con­struc­tion. Why is that? On San Juan, home prices peaked in 2007 and bot­tomed out in 2012. Dur­ing that peri­od, approx­i­mate­ly 30% in medi­an home price was lost. More so  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC Offers Sales Processes for Profitability Workshop

Written on May 25, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Join the San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil for their upcom­ing FREE work­shop, Sales Process­es for Prof­itabil­i­ty on Tues­day, June 7th from 1:00–2:30 p.m. on Orcas Island. Par­tic­i­pants will learn to plan strate­gi­cal­ly in order to increase sales for their busi­ness­es. Stud­ies show that near­ly 60% of com­pa­nies lack a well-defined sales process – the  Con­tin­ue Reading