Business

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,…

 

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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…

 

Organic Farm School excels in new digs

The Organic Farm School survived its first year at its new Maxwelton…

 

Fight off that turkey coma with variety of weekend activities

There are several events happening this weekend, sure to revive even the…

Students get ‘real-world’ biz experience

Starting Monday, four teams of Oak Harbor High School students will get…

Island man grows pet composting biz

Saying goodbye to pets is tough. Now, however, Fluffy doesn’t have to…

Maintaining traditions is key to bait company’s success

For Possession Point Bait Co., the key to success isn’t constant evolution…

Peoples Bank launches pig hunt in parks

Peoples Bank recently launched its “Pigs in Parks” contest, designed to raise…

Longtime Freeland label manufacturer files for bankruptcy

Interstate Label Company, a longtime label manufacturer in Freeland, filed for Chapter…

Best of Whidbey: A career shaped by simple childhood desire

Those that want dog-training lessons and private canine tips need look no…

Best of Whidbey: Aesthetician in business of making clients ‘feel good’

For aesthetician Melissa York, community and relationships are a big part of…

Whidbey Seatac Shuttle, Christian’s Towing voted Best of Whidbey

Due to production errors, categories under “Services” were inadvertently omitted from the…

  • Jul 28th, 2017

Annual awards banquet draws crowd of the ‘Best’

Annual awards banquet draws crowd of the ‘Best’ Business and community leaders…

  • Jul 28th, 2017

Online rental sites reshaping Whidbey’s lodging industry

Every September, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts officials are faced with…

Whidbey Coffee releases bottled cold brew

Whidbey Coffee unveiled its newest enterprise this week, Beachbomber Cold Brew. “It…

Nichols launches National Geographic Quest cruise boat

Holmes Harbor accepted Nichols Brothers Boat Builders latest contribution to the maritime…

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

For Michele Lynn, opening The Cove Cafe is as much an adventure…

Oak Harbor Yonkman named SICBA Builder of the Year

Several Whidbey Island builders recently earned awards from the Skagit/Island Counties Builders…

Airline to serve Paine Field in Everett in 2018

In what could be a great convenience for people traveling to and…

Gene’s Art & Frame celebrates 50 years in business

Gene Phelps remembers when Oak Harbor was a quiet little town where…

U-Haul opens at OLF Storage in Coupeville

U-Haul has come to Coupeville. OLF Storage owner Mike Syreen signed on…

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

Nichols Brothers launches ‘heaviest vessel’ in a long time

Freeland-based Nichols Brothers’ most recently completed and heaviest vessel launched “in a…

Longtime Greenbank Farm gallery making move to Langley

Longtime Greenbank Farm tenant, the Rob Schouten Gallery, is packing up and…

Council OKs Costco store in Coupeville

Whidbey residents soon won’t have to travel off the island to stock…

No way Jose! Brothers open eatery in downtown Oak Harbor

New restaurant featuring Mom’s traditional cooking

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…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Coupeville Chamber recognizes business excellence

The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce honored standout businesses and business leaders during…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Willows, wood, whimsy and award-winning garden art

Vanca Lumsden likes to say if you’re sitting on a bench made…

Penn Cove Taproom’s flagship beer a collaborative effort

The product of a joint effort between the owners of a Coupeville…

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…