Business

Sustainable turkeys expensive, but delicious

A rafter of turkeys graze Kevin Dunham’s homestead. They also stretch their legs and do, well, whatever turkeys do. These are humanely raised birds, but… Continue reading

New Oak Harbor business aims to educate gun buyers

Selling firearms isn’t where the transaction ends for Dean and Dawn Cox, owners of Snowowl Arms and Training Facility. The Coxes said they always wanted… Continue reading

Island Nosh offering Clinton diners worldy culinary options

Just off of the highway, enticing smells from around the world waft from behind the counter at Clinton’s newest restaurant. And the dishes come out… Continue reading

Rotary names October Student of the Month

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor honored Patricia Hill as its October Student of the Month at a recent meeting. At Oak Harbor High School, Hill… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2016

Library series aiding small business owners

Small business owners and entrepreneurs can now find even more support through their local library thanks to Sno-Isle’s Strategic Focus initiative. Though the libraries have… Continue reading

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 eighth consecutive year in the annual Franchise Times Top 200 listing. The company… Continue reading

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 30 years, she has helped patients to overcome physical limitations through her work… Continue reading

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 20, 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: family-friendly eatery, pub, live entertainment hotspot. But there’s one thing owners Kory Dyer… Continue reading

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.