Finance 101 workshop

Gaining control over finances is one of the most important skills to learn as a business owner or an individual.

The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a free two-hour workshop entitled “Finance 101” at the Orcas Island Fire Hall community room on Tuesday, May 6, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Advance registration is required; call 378-2906 to reserve your space, or email

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

Brooks will cover the basics of financial literacy, covering a variety of topics including:  setting priorities, understanding credit, budgeting, understanding personal investing and the basics of banking.

Whether you’re starting from scratch, in debt, or just looking for a refresher on the basics, this course is a must-do.  Participants in the workshop will leave with the knowledge they need to take control of their finances.