Business

Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times
Will Hawkins and Dawn Smith officially took ownership of Rainshadow Nursery on Oct. 1.

Rainshadow Nursery welcomes new owners

Dawn Smith and Will Hawkins of Greenbank officially took ownership of Rainshadow Nursery on Oct. 1.

 

Meagan Welsh and JT Hilton attend to the plants at Mutiny Bay Bamboo Co. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Freeland bamboo business booms

A new landscaping company is specializing in a fast-growing plant that is beautiful and sustainable.

 

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New teriyaki truck rolls into Freeland

The new business, IC Teriyaki, is owned and operated by Eli Imbery and Carol Coble.

 

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South Whidbey farm hosts fitness classes

If you’ve ever wanted to do bicep curls with a chicken or goat walking by, now might be your chance.

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Andrew Curtis drops off groceries at a home in Clinton on a delivery run for Whidbey Deliveries. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

South Whidbey grads run grocery delivery business

Graham Colar and Andrew Curtis deliver groceries and run errands on South Whidbey.

Andrew Curtis drops off groceries at a home in Clinton on a delivery run for Whidbey Deliveries. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey Island tourism spikes in 2021

Daily visitors to Island County boomed this year despite COVID, with economic impact far-reaching.

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Salon that won PSE makeover to appear on Evening Magazine

A popular Coupeville spa and salon will be spotlighted in a reality makeover show this week.

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Shannon Hamilton, front, and Wendi Hilborn own Whidbey Farm and Market on Monroe Landing Road outside of Oak Harbor. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

New market opens across from drive-in

Whidbey Farm and Market has close to 100 local products.

Shannon Hamilton, front, and Wendi Hilborn own Whidbey Farm and Market on Monroe Landing Road outside of Oak Harbor. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Sound Publishing makes $500K in grants available to struggling businesses

Sound Publishing has launched a local stimulus program to help businesses adapt in a rapidly evolving economic environment. Based in Everett, Sound is the publisher… Continue reading

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Despite 2020, Oak Harbor deli opens doors for business

An island-wide power outage and a pandemic couldn’t keep Zanini’s Deli from opening in Oak Harbor.

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Oak Harbor woman creates clean candles to sell during quarantine

A new mother wanted a candle she could use around her baby so she made her own.

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Local vibes: New shop puts focus on unique, handmade items

PNW Vibes in Oak Harbor offers a variety of items handmade by Pacific Northwest creators.

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Photo by Olivia Vanni/The Herald
South Whidbey resident Melanie Evans stands outside the Washington Aerospace Training Research Center in Everett.

With industries in flux, retraining gives workers options

Edmonds College and Everett Community College report increases of workers interested in education.

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South Whidbey resident Melanie Evans stands outside the Washington Aerospace Training Research Center in Everett.
New business integrating into the fabric of Langley

New business integrating into the fabric of Langley

The Blue Peony has been in business for years but opened its first storefront in Langley this summer.

New business integrating into the fabric of Langley
Whidbey Island Boats and Boards owner Steve Adams has paddled all over the world, but says Whidbey Island’s world-class scenery make it an ideal place to explore. Photo provided.

On-call paddling company delivers the kayak to you | Corrected

It’s a completely mobile business.

Whidbey Island Boats and Boards owner Steve Adams has paddled all over the world, but says Whidbey Island’s world-class scenery make it an ideal place to explore. Photo provided.

Clinton Chamber of Commerce gets new president

The former president stepped down to focus on her own business.

New wheels add shine to grooming biz

New wheels add shine to grooming biz

The newest addition to Oak Harbor’s grooming salon Posh Puppies may have rolled into town in June, but starting this month it officially welcomed its… Continue reading

New wheels add shine to grooming biz
Rockin’ a Hard Place: Beth’s tasty 20-year road to success at bayleaf

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Beth’s tasty 20-year road to success at bayleaf

I’m always intrigued by the fascinating, sometimes convoluted stories of how people we see all the time end up living on our Rock. But this… Continue reading

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Beth’s tasty 20-year road to success at bayleaf
Dolls of historical figures are available at Purple Moon.

Whidbey offers unique gift ideas

Shoppers looking for gifts beyond the usual online and big-box options have only to visit some of the many shops scattered across Whidbey Island. Known… Continue reading

Dolls of historical figures are available at Purple Moon.
Restaurant owners see wharf location as a plus

Restaurant owners see wharf location as a plus

If Damien and Tiffany Cortez could only say one thing about their new Coupeville restaurant, it would be: “It’s worth the walk.” The South Whidbey… Continue reading

Restaurant owners see wharf location as a plus