Business

Chamber honors business success

Coupeville Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet and board installation last week. The big awardees of the night were Sarah Richards of Lavender… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

 

New nursery in Coupeville blooming with energy

Jackie Bartsch has been getting a lot of lookie-loos in the last several months as she slowly makes renovations to her newest business venture. “A… Continue reading

 

New county contract brings added WSU programming

As of March 1, Washington State University Extension, Island County serves as an independent contractor with Island County instead of a department. The change will… Continue reading

 

Bringing style, design options to Central Whidbey

Owners of a new interior design store want their shop to be as warm and welcoming as the Greenbank Farm community they just joined. Seaside… Continue reading

Sweet! Tickets are still available for Coupeville’s tastiest event of the year

A handful of tickets remain available for Saturday’s Coupeville Chocolate Walk. For the third year, participants can spend a Saturday strolling through the historic seaside… Continue reading

Whidbey Coffee gets new facility, wholesale manager

One of Whidbey Island’s homegrown businesses is getting a double shot of energy. Whidbey Coffee is getting both a new production facility and a director… Continue reading

Fight off that turkey coma with variety of weekend activities

There are several events happening this weekend, sure to revive even the deepest turkey coma. The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce is once again holding its… Continue reading

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                                Foamy Wader owner Alexa Allamano works on one of her nautical-themes pieces of jewelry in her Langley storefront.

Langley jewelry store takes inspiration from the sea

Lifelong Pacific Northwest resident Alexa Allamano has always been fascinated by the sea. Throughout her life, it’s been a source of creative inspiration and serenity.… Continue reading

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                                Foamy Wader owner Alexa Allamano works on one of her nautical-themes pieces of jewelry in her Langley storefront.
Record file — Freeland entrepreneurs Jill and Steve Rosen recently purchased Whidbey Island Ice Cream. The Rosens also own Freeland eateries Rocket Taco and Freeland Freeze.

Freeland business owners scoop up Whidbey Island Ice Cream Co.

Whidbey Island Ice Cream Co. has new owners. Steve and Jill Rosen, who own several business in Freeland and the Seattle area, scooped up the… Continue reading

Record file — Freeland entrepreneurs Jill and Steve Rosen recently purchased Whidbey Island Ice Cream. The Rosens also own Freeland eateries Rocket Taco and Freeland Freeze.

Students get ‘real-world’ biz experience

Starting Monday, four teams of Oak Harbor High School students will get the chance to run their own business selling products they’ve created themselves. The… Continue reading

Organic Farm School excels in new digs

The Organic Farm School survived its first year at its new Maxwelton Valley campus, meeting its financial and program goals, say institution leaders. Moving to… Continue reading

Island man grows pet composting biz

Saying goodbye to pets is tough. Now, however, Fluffy doesn’t have to be gone forever. Rooted Pet, an Olympia-based company, is transforming after-death care for… Continue reading

Maintaining traditions is key to bait company’s success

For Possession Point Bait Co., the key to success isn’t constant evolution to stay ahead of the curve. Its success lies in doing things as… Continue reading

Peoples Bank launches pig hunt in parks

Peoples Bank recently launched its “Pigs in Parks” contest, designed to raise awareness about the importance of saving. Until Aug. 28, there will be 250… Continue reading

Longtime Freeland label manufacturer files for bankruptcy

Interstate Label Company, a longtime label manufacturer in Freeland, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on June 30. The business had struggled for years, so the… Continue reading

Annual awards banquet draws crowd of the ‘Best’

Annual awards banquet draws crowd of the ‘Best’ Business and community leaders from across Whidbey gathered Thursday to recognize the best the island has to… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Whidbey Seatac Shuttle, Christian’s Towing voted Best of Whidbey

Due to production errors, categories under “Services” were inadvertently omitted from the Best of Whidbey special section inside today’s edition of the Whidbey News-Times. Those… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Best of Whidbey: Aesthetician in business of making clients ‘feel good’

For aesthetician Melissa York, community and relationships are a big part of her life and career. Her clients aren’t just people who pass through her… Continue reading

Best of Whidbey: A career shaped by simple childhood desire

Those that want dog-training lessons and private canine tips need look no further than Whidbey’s very own dog whisperer — Corinne Boon, winner of the… Continue reading

Online rental sites reshaping Whidbey’s lodging industry

Every September, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts officials are faced with finding free lodging for approximately 60 Djangofest performers, typically turning to bed and… Continue reading