Business

Change of plan unfolds at Jeri’s Mall

Plans for a restaurant on a newly constructed second story of Jeri's Mall have been shelved, as the prospective new owners of the building reportedly intend to turn the top floor into living space.

EDC sponsors free financial ‘literacy’ seminar

The workshop will be presented by Carrie Brooks, assistant vice-president and loan officer at Islanders Bank.

  • Feb 7th, 2014

Hansen joins CSA leadership

Hansen will expand the range of CSA’s community outreach through social media and become an active participant with county leaders.

  • Feb 5th, 2014

SJ Surveying’s Holman earns state survey credentials

Andy Holman completed eight years of professional surveying experience and passed the Washington state professional land surveyor examination.

  • Feb 4th, 2014

Personal fitness in form at ‘The Studio’

Co-owners share more than 20 years in the wellness, fitness industry

  • Dec 29th, 2013

Sale price plummets; Allen sells Allan Island for $8 million

Led by space travel entrepreneur, island purchased by investors for one-third original list price, $25M

EDC offers workshop on the Basics of WordPress

The workshop is ideal for budding businesses that need an online presence, for organizations looking to keep their members informed, or for entrepreneurs looking for something more flexible than social media.

  • Nov 27th, 2013

New agent joins Coldwell Banker San Juan Island team

Vicki Telford recently moved to Friday Harbor from the resort community of Flathead Lake, Mont., where she was owner and operator of a real estate firm.

  • Nov 26th, 2013

Real estate snapshot: volume down, prices up

Despite the downward trend these numbers indicate, there’s more to the market than meets the eye

  • Nov 12th, 2013

Workshop offers free training on low impact development techniques

Low Impact Development is a planning, design and engineering approach to managing storm water run-off. The workshop is designed to help building and landscaping professionals emphasize conservation and the use of on-site natural features to protect water quality.

  • Nov 11th, 2013

Local inventor to lead WordPress EDC workshop

The course will be presented by Bryan Hoyer, who is an inventor and entrepreneur who spent 25 years in silicon valley before moving to the islands in 2007.

  • Nov 7th, 2013

Local industries under the microscope at EDC ‘Summit’

The summit will explore which industries are doing well, which are likely to grow and what actions can be taken to spur growth and employment.

  • Nov 5th, 2013

One business that’s clearly ‘made in the shade’

Island Shades, Friday Harbor's Mary Haselow's latest enterprise, offers custom window blinds and shades, in addition to her own expertise in customized interior design.

  • Oct 30th, 2013

Special guest featured at San Juan Island Cheese event

Writer Shannon Borg, sommelier at Doe Bay Cafe on Orcas Island, will tell you about green and sustainable vineyards and wineries on the West Coat and about the wines you'll be sampling at a special event at Richard and Sherri Daly's wine and cheese store and restaurant, San Juan Island Cheese, Friday, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at 155 Nichols St., across from Brickworks.

  • Oct 25th, 2013

Women’s liberation today? For many it starts with owning your own business | Women in Business

Flexibility is key; six lessons learned from the ‘Great Recession’

  • Oct 25th, 2013

Eye in the sky, feet on the ground | Women in Business

Owner, president and director of operations, Jackie Hamilton is at the helm of Island Air

Paw Spa: sharing a passion for pets | Women in Business

Groomed, trained, transported, too; pet spa offers full range of services

  • Oct 24th, 2013

Key to car repair? Communication | Women in Business

”The more you know about your car the happier we are.” — Gina Creone

Soroptimists offer financial aid in quest for success | Women in Business

Local women are encouraged to apply for the Women’s Opportunity Award, the Violet Richardson Award, the Ruby Award and the Fellowship Award through Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor

  • Oct 24th, 2013

Woman of many hats, many friends | Women in Business

Debbie Dardanelli's is to make people happy, to make them satisfied with what they buy and feel good about doing business with her.

Toybox now all-women owned, staffed

Founded by Nancy Buechner in 1993, the Toybox, 20 First St., is celebrating 20 years in business, and with the addition of Jade Cooper-Yockers and Sabrina Helton, is now an all-women owned and operated enterprise.

  • Oct 11th, 2013

Islanders new exec to oversee lending

Former Zions First National regional president to supervise lending, loans

  • Sep 25th, 2013

Greenhouse Cafe: going ‘green’ in all the right spaces

“I make everything from scratch,” chef Ricarda Burnett says. “I love cooking and I love changing the menu to take advantage of whatever growing season we’re in.”

Nichols St. goes upscale with ‘Big Cheese’

New eatery offers 60 varieties of cheese, 40 Pacific Northwest wines

Mike’s Cafe — it’s about the wine

A swimming and water polo player and coach for some 25 years, Mike Sheradin has been vacationing in the San Juan Islands for 30 years, finally deciding to open his showcase cafe in a totally remodeled building and former home of the Garden Path Cafe.

Local wood for local products

Architects, builders, craftspeople, homeowners and other wood products users are encouraged to attend.

  • Aug 6th, 2013

Two businesses join T-Advisor’s ‘Excellence’ club

Trip Advisor awards Certificates of Excellence to the top ten percent of establishments in several categories of hotels and other tourism facilities.

  • Aug 1st, 2013

Aeronautical Services to host 40th anniversary, birthday bash

The Friday Harbor-based commercial airfreight company will commemorate 40 years of delivering packages by air with a reunion and open house.

  • Jul 30th, 2013

Two more island businesses join TripAdvisor ‘Excellence’ club

Captain Carli's Whale Watching Tours has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013, for the second year in a row. And Highland Inn B & B earned the online travel agency's award of excellence as well.

  • Jul 25th, 2013

‘Good Karma’: destiny takes a tasty turn

Familiar space is home to a new face; Roop at the helm of Good Karma Cafe

‘Excellence’ times two, B & B earns second straight TripAdvisor award

Olympic Lights Bed & Breakfast has received a "Certificate of Excellence" for the second year in a row from Trip Advisors. The award is made to establishments that rank in the top 10 percent for positive traveler feedback.

  • Jul 3rd, 2013

The Place garners award of ‘Excellence’

Now in its 17th year, the Place Restaurant and Bar received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for 2013. The online travel guide, founded in 2000, awards certificates of excellence to businesses that consistently earn top-rating from TripAdvisor travelers.

  • Jun 25th, 2013

Cantwell extends congrats to Orcas Island entrepreneur for state SBA award

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell offered congratulations to Jill Blankenship, CEO of Frontline Call Center, for being named Washington state's Small Business Person of the Year, June 21 at a meeting in the nation's capitol.

  • Jun 21st, 2013

Coho, Tucker, Harrison House awarded for ‘Excellence’

Trip Advisor awards certificates of excellence to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. The award puts these establishments in the top-performing 10 percent of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor.

  • Jun 11th, 2013

New showroom for Island Wholesale

Company to showcase carpet, tile, stone, hardwood at ‘A’ Street location

  • May 29th, 2013

Port of FH launches first-ever ‘Welcome to the Water’ festival

Live music, marine swap meet, free dinghy rides, kids activities, seafood chowder cook-off, and more, featured as part of Port of Friday Harbor's inaugural "Welcome to the Water" festival.

  • May 29th, 2013

New duo to lead Friday Harbor House

Innkeeper, chef bring nearly 20 years of combined experience to the table

  • May 21st, 2013

Learn the ABC’s of fundraising — for free, April 16

As part of a 2-part workshop, hosted by San Juan Island Library, Bob Swartzberg will be discussing the keys to successful fundraising for any non-profit organizations.

  • Apr 12th, 2013

Isle Be Wed: bigger, better, on the road in 2013

This year, the show will take place at three different locations, simultaneously, on Orcas and San Juan islands.

  • Mar 7th, 2013

Spotlight shines on the economics of ‘creativity’ at Art Council workshops

Studies show the arts play a significant role in a local economy and its vitality, according to Washington State Arts Commission Executive Director Kris Tucker. “This project helps us document at the local level just how important the arts are to community well-being, Tucker said.

  • Mar 1st, 2013