Business

Dentures are now the next-to-the-best thing

New technique not only helps dentures stay snug, but also helps bone structure stay healthy

  • Jun 25th, 2008

Whidbey, Frontier bank merger is off | San Juan Business Briefs

Whidbey Island Bank, which has a branch in Friday Harbor, will not become Frontier Bank.

  • Jun 25th, 2008

Vic’s Drive-In on San Juan celebrates 50 years on June 28

When Vic’s Drive-In opened 50 years ago June 28, it resembled a drive-in more than it does now. It was a smaller version of “American Graffiti’s” Mel’s, a mom-and-pop shop where you could pull up, place your order, and enjoy your meal in the comfort of your car — one of America’s favorite eating venues in the Eisenhower era. There was just the kitchen then, and an order window. There was no indoor seating, just tables along the side and in back. Cars parked diagonally along Second Street then.

  • Jun 18th, 2008

San Juan Septic under new ownership | San Juan Business Briefs

Business updates and announcements from around the San Juans.

  • Jun 17th, 2008

San Juan’s RE/MAX, Friday Harbor Realty will merge, become Sotheby’s

The owners of RE/MAX San Juan Island will buy Friday Harbor Realty and the combined offices will become Island Group Sotheby's International Real Estate, effective July 1. Paul LeBaron, co-owner of RE/MAX, said today all employees of the merged companies will be located in what is now the Friday Harbor House building. LeBaron said he and his RE/MAX partners — Sybil Mager, Travis Mager and Chris Spaulding — are not buying the Friday Harbor Realty building.

  • Jun 11th, 2008

San Juan Island businesses go to the dogs Friday

On Friday, coffee breaks and fire hydrant breaks will go hand-in-hand (or hand-in-paw). Bringing a lunch to work will mean bringing a sandwich and a dog bone. Workplaces across the country will rollover for man’s best friend. To commemorate the 10th year of Pet Sitters International’s “Take Your Dog to Work Day,” local businesses are being encouraged to join forces with animal shelters and professional pet sitters to celebrate the great companionship our canine pals offer.

  • Jun 10th, 2008

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The Friday Harbor Town Council has long grappled with how to help walk-on ferry passengers connect with rides.

  • Jun 10th, 2008

San Juan Florist now offering cakes and crafts | San Juan Business Briefs

San Juan Florist features locally baked and created goods...Friday Harbor Best Western wins award.

  • Jun 6th, 2008

San Juan’s RE/MAX, Friday Harbor Realty will merge, become Sotheby’s

The owners of the RE/MAX San Juan Island franchise will buy Friday Harbor Realty and the combined offices will become Island Group Sotheby’s International Real Estate, effective July 1. Paul LeBaron, co-owner of Island Group, which owns the RE/MAX franchise, said Friday all employees of the merged companies will be located in what is now the Friday Harbor House building.

  • Jun 4th, 2008

High school chemists’ budget boost: Biodiesel

About 32 Friday Harbor High School students are involved in a project to produce biodiesel — enough to possibly reduce the school district’s regular-diesel expense by 20 percent.

  • May 28th, 2008

Built for San Juan’s craftsmen and tradesmen

You take a tree-lined road to get to this place. Turn left at the cottage; there will be a split-rail fence here soon. On your left is an attractive utility shed with restroom. On your right, there’s a large, deep pond surrounded by wetland grasses and plants. Look behind you and you can see Griffin Bay.

  • May 28th, 2008

Grand opening Sunday for 669 Mullis building

Dan Paulson originally built his new building at 669 Mullis St. as a place for the building and trade industries.

  • May 26th, 2008

Increase in first-quarter visitors reported

Some local business owners have expressed concern about the state of tourism on the islands this year. Gas prices are up, real estate sales and ferry ridership are down, and some are worried that this may mean a slower-than-usual summer season. However, statistics are on the side of the islands' economy.

Business Briefs

Shahn McGuire and Clint Mills have opened Allied Counseling Services in the Old Carter House, 470 Argyle Ave., Unit C, Friday Harbor.

  • May 21st, 2008

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With the expiration of her lease and with her daughter’s graduation from high school, Laura Westmiller has moved her Classic Design, Inc., to a studio in the Northwest area of the island near her home.

  • May 14th, 2008

CenturyTel ‘open house’ May 29-30

Jan Kampbell, CenturyTel's business account representative for San Juan County, wants to warmify CenturyTel's relationship with islanders. She be in CenturyTel's Friday Harbor office on May 29-30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to meet customers.

  • May 14th, 2008