Business

Oak Harbor’s ‘go-to-guy’ for crazy bike parts

Dean Lewis bikes to his own beat as boss

 

Greenbank Farm Wine Shop offers tastings, tales and tails

A mom and pop shop where daughter and dog call the shots

 

Chocolate Walk the hottest ticket in town

Visitors from far and wide are snatching up their tickets for the…

 

Oak Harbor supply store brews much more than beer

Call Terry Boese a beer man and you’d be correct. But he…

Jewelry maker merges love of history into a educational fashion line

Bayview resident Joseph Kleinman always wanted to be a historian. In the…

Since 1986, Oak Harbor accountant Kathy Jones has been filing taxes and tirelessly volunteering

Death and taxes are the certainties of life, so goes the old…

Oak Harbor sisters turn their passions toward fashion at Organic Bliss salon

Yasmin Garcia’s reason is simple for why she opened a trendy, teen-friendly…

Sell, sell, sell! Students learn tricks of the trade

Grand prize winner of this year’s Island County Economic Development Foundation Student…

Sea Mar holding book drive for clients

Sea Mar Behavioral Health Center is holding a holiday book drive for…

NAS Whidbey barracks furniture get second life at Habitat

If you favor sturdy and sensible furniture and college dorm decor, Island…

Northwest Workforce Development Council seeks applicants

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Caroling for Our Community benefits Ryan’s House

From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, an open house, “Caroling…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Notable: May named Rotary student of the month for November

Lauren May was chosen as the Rotary Club of Oak Harbor’s November…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

Raffle to benefit Summit Assistance Dogs

Harbor Tower Village is holding a raffle in support of Summit Assistance…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

From receptionist to campus director: What started as a job became a career

Mary Ellen Schief started as a receptionist and is now campus director at Brandman.

Red Ticket offers incentive to shop local

As people gear up for the holiday season, Coupeville merchants are giving…

Group rallies in Coupeville in support of Sioux Tribe

More than 100 island residents converged on Coupeville Tuesday to rally in…

Unique home decor available at store on First Street

For Jack and Suzanne Healy, owners of Artisan Crafted on First Street…

Sustainable turkeys expensive, but delicious

A rafter of turkeys graze Kevin Dunham’s homestead. They also stretch their…

New Oak Harbor business aims to educate gun buyers

Selling firearms isn’t where the transaction ends for Dean and Dawn Cox,…

Island Nosh offering Clinton diners worldy culinary options

Just off of the highway, enticing smells from around the world waft…

Patients, coworkers say they’ll miss departing Oak Harbor pediatrician

Patients, coworkers say they’ll miss departing Oak Harbor pediatrician Gabriel Barrio

RE/MAX named No. 1 real estate franchise

RE/MAX, LLC was named the number one real estate franchise for the…

Library series aiding small business owners

Small business owners and entrepreneurs can now find even more support through…

Rotary names October Student of the Month

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor honored Patricia Hill as its October Student…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016

Casual House sells to a longtime employee

For Casual House owner Jill Schact, the decision to sell to a longtime employee was a easy one

Oak Harbor salon owner demonstrates a giving spirit

A single mother, Hai Vo’s spare time is scarce, but of the free time she does have, she donates much of it.

Cultivating creativity at painting parties

Amy Hauser has made a career of empowering others. For the past…

Speakers to cover falls prevention

WhidbeyHealth with the Oak Harbor Senior Center and Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue will present National Falls Prevention Awareness Day 10:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Oak Harbor Senior Center.

  • Sep 20th, 2016

Cultivating creativity at painting parties

Amy Hauser has made a career of empowering others. For the past 30 years, she has helped patients to overcome physical limitations through her work as a physical therapist. Through her new business venture, she’s helping people to express themselves with art.

Loakal Public House opens Saturday

The Loakal Public House aims to be a little bit of everything:…

Whidbey-based company giving disabled pets renewed mobility

From a small office on Whidbey Island, a company is giving pets that have lost use of their legs renewed mobility.

Providing ‘Homes for Heroes’ comes from the heart

Without the Homes for Heroes program and help of Crane Financial Group, Oak Harbor residents Rebecca and George Pina say they wouldn’t own a home today.

Oak Harbor business baking with nursing moms in mind

Jenna King has always loved baking, but it wasn’t until she had her second child that King saw her passion as a vehicle to help breastfeeding moms.

Humble beginnings: Whidbey Coffee owner is building success beyond Whidbey’s shores

Just before the lunch-time rush, a customer pulls up to the drive-through window at Freeland’s Whidbey Coffee wearing a T-shirt with a vintage company logo. On the other side of the window, Megan Williams is having trouble containing her excitement.

Association uniting small Whidbey businesses

Soap artisans, dog groomers, web designers and more — the Whidbey Island Small Business Association, or WISBA, is uniting locally owned ventures of all varieties to ensure the “little guy” has a shot against big league businesses.

Stay-at-home mom turns passion into business

A stay-at-home mother of two in Oak Harbor, Lilian Charapich turned her love of crocheting into a small business operation in 2014 on Etsy, an online global marketplace that focuses on selling handmade and vintage items.

The Weed Cream Guy: Vet sets out to help others in pain

“The Weed Cream Guy” was not a title Byron Burns of North Whidbey ever aspired to, but after the army veteran and former fire protection engineer tried a topical cannabis product several years ago for his own back pain, he immediately decided he wanted to make similar products available to the public.

A love for woodworking: Veteran’s pen business a ‘soothing’ endeavour

The scratching of sandpaper and a mechanical buzz hum throughout Chris Oatley’s small garage turned woodshop.

Deadline for Miss Pioneer Way extended to June 30

Whidbey Island’s Pageant Wyse Inc. will hold its first one-day pageant this summer, the Miss Pioneer Way Pageant, for girls ages 5 to 10.

  • Jun 21st, 2016