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For the past five years, the Chamber of Commerce and its members have been instrumental in sending Orcas school students to Business Week, a week-long educational experience geared toward developing business skills for their future.
Washington Federal has named Jamie Cier the new branch manager of the Eastsound office. Cier, a resident of Eastsound, previously served as a commercial escrow officer at Stewart Title in Denver, Colo.
Despite a harrowing car accident, a Las Vegas couple opens new bakery on Orcas Island
The San Juan County Economic Development Council would like to know how local businesses are doing in 2013.
Coffee-on-the-go is coming to Orcas and friends of long-time islander Amanda Sparks can't wait.
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) met with the winner of the Small Business Administration’s 2013 Washington state Small Business Person of the Year award recipient Jill Blankenship on June 20.
It will only be here for a brief time and they are going to make the most of it.
Michele Wiley admits it’s a funny thing to be enthusiastic about, but that doesn’t stop her from loving her job.
It’s all about the hand-made at Libi Geddes’ new store Springboard in Eastsound.
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2013 Washington state Small Business Person of the Year is Jill Blankenship. She is the chief executive officer of Frontline Call Center in Eastsound, Wash.
The Orcas Library will host “Europe in Crisis – the Future of the Euro” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the Eastsound Fire Hall.
The Orcas Island Community Foundation presents “Nonprofit Financial Statements - Part 2” with Erin Welch of Jacobson Jarvis and Co. on Thursday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Eastsound Fire Hall.
Money Smart Week is coming to the Orcas Library for the second year.The program started as a Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago program 10 years ago. After partnering with the American Library Association, Washington state has been doing it for three years. The focus is free, unbiased consumer financial education.
“Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media Marketing” will be presented on Thursday April 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Victorian Room, Outlook Inn
Mijitas means “My Darlings.” It is named for their daughters Lucy, who is four and Emilia, who is three. Both girls can’t wait to work in their parents’ restaurant. Lucy wants to “pass the food” and Emilia would like to be a chef.
"I have been in this great spot for 20 years, so now, I will take some time off on Orcas Island," said owner Ginny Lu Wood. "
Employees from Baisch Tree Service, Island Skyline Tree Care, Rainshadow Consulting and Shaner Excavation and Tree Service LLC participated in the day-long class.
Sandi Friel of T Williams Realty has been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert designation by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute.
The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a free half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Tuesday, March 5, from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
The San Juan County Economic Development Council is sponsoring a workshop on building a website or blog using WordPress, Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the San Juan Island Library, 9 a.m. to noon.
Austen Ater has opened Eventide Arbor Care on Orcas Island.
The San Juan County Economic Development Council, in partnership with the Island County EDC and the Economic Development Association of Skagit County, has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, for APICS training in supply chain management.
SilverLining is a new graphic and web design business owned and operated by Krista Bouchey.
Luke Huffstodt is a walking encyclopedia of hydroponics.
A long-time islander is back in business. Artist Sallie Bell has reopened Monkey Puzzle with a new focus: beads. They are from her collection that she's been adding to since 1980.
Need to get the word out about your business, but don’t have a big marketing budget? The San Juan County Economic Development Council will host a workshop on how to market your business inexpensively and effectively on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Orcas Island Library community room.
The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a three-hour workshop on building a website or blog using WordPress. The workshop will be held at the San Juan Island Library’s community room on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The Healing Arts Center is holding a “Harvest Raffle” starting on Nov. 2. The practitioners are donating seven gift certificates for any one-hour service. Raffle tickets are $5 each or three for $10.
Orcas Islander Khadoma Colomby is offering a new service at the Healing Arts Center called “vocal freedom.”
New owner of Aurora’s consignment store is looking ahead to a future of helping people find their fashion
Orcas Fire is currently seeking volunteer firefighters to serve the community.
The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a free half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on San Juan Island on Monday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the community room of the San Juan Island Library in Friday Harbor.
Denise Wilk runs a charter business and a gift shop in Eastsound
Debra Post and Keri Lago are a mother-daughter duo who own Cherry T’s kids’ consignment store. The women say they feel lucky to run a business together.
Island Hoppin’ Brewery opens on Orcas Island. Locals and visitors will be able sample quality microbrews made on Orcas Island, starting Sept. 21.
The sale of Pure Island Water, Inc. was completed at the end of June. It is now under the ownership of Kirk and Paula Huffman.
“These weeks on Orcas Island will be the most time I’ve ever spent in a small, rural community,” said Conor Senecal, a second-year University of Washington medical student who is nearing the end of a month-long study program at Orcas Medical Center.
The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a free half-day workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs on Orcas on Tuesday, June 19, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Eastsound Fire Hall.
Clarity Connection, LLC, a management and human resources consulting and coaching firm, which opened in late 2011 has announced the launch of a new mental health therapy arm of the business.
Two new mental health therapists have joined the Orcas Island healing community this spring.