Business

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

Whidbey Coffee releases bottled cold brew

Whidbey Coffee unveiled its newest enterprise this week, Beachbomber Cold Brew. “It is my belief that Whidbey Coffee needs to remain relevant to the times… Continue reading

Nichols launches National Geographic Quest cruise boat

Holmes Harbor accepted Nichols Brothers Boat Builders latest contribution to the maritime world this week, a 239-foot cruise ship destined to tour the west coasts… Continue reading

Cove Cafe owner’s menu a mix of passion, creativity

For Michele Lynn, opening The Cove Cafe is as much an adventure as a learning experience. The Milepost 19 farm owner recently opened Coupeville’s newest… Continue reading

Airline to serve Paine Field in Everett in 2018

In what could be a great convenience for people traveling to and from Whidbey Island, Alaska Airlines plans to fly passengers out of Paine Field… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Yonkman named SICBA Builder of the Year

Several Whidbey Island builders recently earned awards from the Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association, according to a press release from SICBA. The nonprofit trade organization held… Continue reading

Gene’s Art & Frame celebrates 50 years in business

Gene Phelps remembers when Oak Harbor was a quiet little town where the only traffic jam was caused by Arnie Freund leading his cattle across… Continue reading

U-Haul opens at OLF Storage in Coupeville

U-Haul has come to Coupeville. OLF Storage owner Mike Syreen signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer about two months ago. U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing… Continue reading

More than movies at Oak Harbor Cinemas

Opera lovers sing praises of special Saturday shows

Yondersea barber drops anchor in Oak Harbor

Styles from “rockabilly” to fades, tapers, wild or mild cuts offered

No way Jose! Brothers open eatery in downtown Oak Harbor

New restaurant featuring Mom’s traditional cooking

Nichols Brothers launches ‘heaviest vessel’ in a long time

Freeland-based Nichols Brothers’ most recently completed and heaviest vessel launched “in a long time” took to the sea last week. The large, black and bright… Continue reading

Longtime Greenbank Farm gallery making move to Langley

Longtime Greenbank Farm tenant, the Rob Schouten Gallery, is packing up and moving. The business has found a new home in the Village by the… Continue reading

Council OKs Costco store in Coupeville

Whidbey residents soon won’t have to travel off the island to stock up on a year’s supply of toilet paper or buy two-gallon buckets of… Continue reading

New Oak Harbor store filled with touchable treasures

An eclectic collection of local art for hands-on shopping

McKenzie named no. 5 ‘Heroes’ affiliate nationwide

Craig McKenzie was named one of the top real estate specialists in the country for helping heroes buy their homes. Homes for Heroes recognized McKenzie… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2017

Coupeville Chamber recognizes business excellence

The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce honored standout businesses and business leaders during its annual Awards Banquet and Board Installation Dinner Thursday. Among the winners were… Continue reading

Willows, wood, whimsy and award-winning garden art

Vanca Lumsden likes to say if you’re sitting on a bench made of old barn wood and willow branches anywhere on Whidbey Island, she and… Continue reading