Business

Coupeville festival funds expected to reach $1 million

Achieving a fund-raising milestone

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County gets new director

Jennifer Paddock had dedicated her career to helping children, which made her position at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County a logical next step.… Continue reading

 

Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns, Police Chief Kevin Dresker, and deputy fire chief Mike Buxton addressed the audience’s concerns. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Homeless meeting focuses on health, safety issues

Business owners and community members voiced concerns to city officials about trespassing, littering and safety issues during a special meeting Tuesday. The meeting, held by… Continue reading

 

Audiology center celebrates 1 year anniversary

Coupeville’s Hearing Health Services will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 18 to celebrate the first anniversary of its Birch Street location. Owner… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

Oak Harbor Best Western wins brand award

Best Western Plus in Oak Harbor received the Best Western Hotels & Resorts Chairman’s Award, the highest honor for quality standards, according to a press… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

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