Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council
Rosa Blair, a San Juan Island native, has returned to serve her community as a licensed counselor and in private practice. You may know her as a landscaper, fruit tree arborist, artist, teacher, or manager of the SJI Farmers Market. Transitioning from these community roles to that of holistic counselor and healer has been a long path. “With a 37 year history on San Juan Island, I am intimately familiar with the nuanced personality, strengths, and challenges of island life. I want our community to be strong, healthy, and empowered, on an individual and collective level”.
Crowdfunding is an exciting way for entrepreneurs to ask for monetary pledges from individuals using online services like Kickstarter.
Deb Langhans, owner of Wholistic Health Options, has just become a Certified Grief Specialist in “The Grief Recovery Method,” a comprehensive method of grief recovery created 35 years ago by the internationally-respected Grief Recovery Institute. This certification allows Langhans to work with groups and individuals to help them recover from all kinds of personal loss. 8-week workshops and 7-week one-on-one sessions provide time-tested curriculum to help participants heal from loss due to death, divorce, illness, unemployment, pet loss and many other significant life changes.
— Submitted by Sew On and Sew On
The San Juan County Economic Development Council welcomes members of the San Juan Islands Made initiative and interested business owners to join in the EDC’s first semi-annual San Juan Islands Made member meeting.
The Islands’ Sounder and the Journal of the San Juans both took home general excellence awards and individual recognition during the 2015 Washington Better Newspaper Contest.
Mainstay case items include steaks, chops and ribs as well as the bacon, ham, brats, franks, baloney and bacon burgers that are made at the shop.
Almost all business sectors have grown over the first quarter, especially education services and information.
Sept. 1 Robert and Bettie Allen will be opening Allen Auto Repair to provide a place for locals to get quality automotive care for low cost.
Merri Ann Simonson gives a summary of the real estate market in the San Juans
Preference will be given to those activities that encourage tourists to visit during the spring and fall shoulder seasons. Summer activities are acceptable; however applicants are advised to give careful and strategic thought to the scheduling of their events to avoid what are recognized as high traffic weekends.
To be eligible for a $100K Mission Main Street grant, San Juan Pasta must submit questionnaire outlining an expansion plan for the company and receive a minimum of 250 votes. Click on the story for a link to the voting platform.