Business

Oak Harbor Habitat’s bigger location a hit

The Oak Harbor furniture store run by Habitat for Humanity of Island County has moved a short distance to greatly expand its size, and shoppers interviewed during a recent visit approved of the change.

Occupational therapist moves to new Oak Harbor location

SHARON ANDOR, a children’s occupational therapist practicing in Oak Harbor, as of Nov. 21 will be working from a new, larger office at 390 N.E. Midway Boulevard, Suite B-204.

  • Nov 10, 2015

Sip ’n’ Shop highlights Small Business Sat.

Get tickets now for the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce’s Sip ’n’ Shop On the Cove, Saturday, Nov. 28.

Whidbey Island taxidermist’s skills are opening doors

Walking into Whidbey Island Taxidermy is like entering a natural history museum, but nothing is behind glass. A large variety of animals — ducks, owls, hawks, falcons, black-tailed deer and a fox — hang on the wall or stand posed on the floor. Some of the birds are mounted as though in flight, with their wings fully outstretched and their bodies banked as if in mid-turn.

EDC challenge helps student entrepreneurs in Island County

Businesspeople from throughout Island County have volunteered to mentor high school students in the first “student entrepreneur challenge,” sponsored by the county’s Economic Development Foundation, said the challenge’s director, Sami Postma.

Oak Harbor Habitat moving to larger location

The Oak Harbor furniture store run by Habitat for Humanity of Island County is moving a short distance to nearly double its size.

  • Oct 27, 2015

Oak Harbor hotel recognized for customer satisfaction

Oak Harbor’s Candlewood Suites was ranked number five for customer satisfaction out of 312 hotels in that chain, said Pamela Estes, the hotel’s general manager this week.

  • Oct 27, 2015

Taekwondo a family affair for Oak Harbor couple

Taekwondo, the Korean martial art that came to the United States in the 1960s, is a family affair at Woodward’s Taekwondo Academy in Oak Harbor. The school teaches both children and parents, and it’s run by a husband-and-wife team.

Whidbey Examiner staff earns 14 awards

The Whidbey Examiner took home 14 awards at the Washington Newspaper Publisher Association’s Better Newspaper Contest awards banquet this month.

Cornet Bay Co. offers country-wide taste of Pacific Northwest

Sure it takes good recipes to get food products onto grocery store shelves, but it also takes perseverance and self-confidence — and a good story never hurts. Arnie Deckwa has all of those down, especially the story.

Offering a sweet deal for Halloween: Oak Harbor dentist paying children cash for their candy

In moderation, Randy Carr sees nothing wrong with a child munching on a little candy from time to time.

Coupeville’s bayleaf celebrates 15th anniversary

When bayleaf owner Beth Kuchynka opened her store in 2000, the young entrepreneur wanted to create a connection to the community through food education and enjoyment. And now, while celebrating 15 years in business this month, bayleaf finds itself with the same business model — just bigger and better.

Oak Harbor Chamber hoping to light up city with holiday cheer

Jeffrey Mack has an idea he hopes will make for a brighter holiday season for Oak Harbor businesses. The owner of Whidbey Jeweler is the man behind a new plan to festoon local businesses with strings of lights.

Koetje contributions to go toward cancer fight

For every sale of a home that Oak Harbor’s Coldwell Banker Koetje Real Estate is involved with during October, the agent involved in the transaction will donate an amount from his or her commission to fight cancer.

  • Oct 6, 2015

Flyers earns silver at American Beer Fest

Flyers Restaurant and Brewery in Oak Harbor won a silver medal at this year’s Great American Beer Festival, it said in a prepared release.

  • Oct 6, 2015

Home Depot safety event is Saturday in Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor's Home Depot will host its yearly safety event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Puget Sound Energy will demonstrate safe use of electricity, and the Red Cross will show how to prepare for emergencies.

  • Sep 30, 2015

Oak Harbor baker brings artistry to cake making

You’ve seen cakes, and you’ve eaten cakes, but you’ve probably never seen or eaten cakes like those made by Oak Harbor’s Sandra Daggett.

Coupeville photographer is a jack of all trades

It’s tough to pigeon-hole Sean Callahan, a Coupeville photographer who’s also a clothing-maker, website developer and would-be art gallery owner. He seems to come up with new business ideas even while describing what he’s doing now.

Main Street: Downtown Oak Harbor needs variety to prosper

If it’s going to succeed, Oak Harbor’s historic downtown needs a better mix of services, restaurants and retailers, several business owners and realtors there said recently. It has too many tattoo parlors, churches, and hair or nail salons, they said, and too few coffee shops, bakeries, clothing stores, variety stores and specialty stores.

Four Whidbey homes on builders’ tour Sept. 11-13

The newest things in home design are outdoor kitchens and “Costco rooms” — a fact that those participating in the upcoming Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association home tour will be able to see for themselves, said the event’s coordinator, Brenda Harter.