Business

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

  • Dec 29, 2020

 

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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.

Photo by Olivia Vanni/The Herald
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
New Oak Harbor chamber director not content to ride others’ coattails

New Oak Harbor chamber director not content to ride others’ coattails

The former “poster child” for the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is now at its helm. Miranda Hoppock is a Navy veteran who began her… Continue reading

New Oak Harbor chamber director not content to ride others’ coattails
Pet rehab: Dogs in ‘doggles,’ cats get post-surgery care

Pet rehab: Dogs in ‘doggles,’ cats get post-surgery care

For dog and cat owners, seeing their loyal companions endure aches and pains can be difficult to bear. Veterinarian Stephanie Garlichs has experience helping animals… Continue reading

Pet rehab: Dogs in ‘doggles,’ cats get post-surgery care
Marvelous marbling: New Coupeville business bringing added dimension to Front Street

Marvelous marbling: New Coupeville business bringing added dimension to Front Street

A drop of blue spreads rapidly across the still water, growing and filling space until it remains motionless, unable to stretch any further. More of… Continue reading

Marvelous marbling: New Coupeville business bringing added dimension to Front Street
New children’s clothing boutique opens in Coupeville

New children’s clothing boutique opens in Coupeville

Rain Puddles Kids Boutique has a variety of items for ages up to 5

New children’s clothing boutique opens in Coupeville
New take on thrift

New take on thrift

‘Storage wars of Whidbey Island’ leads to unique store

New take on thrift

Kingsview opens Coupeville office

Kingsview Asset Management recently opened the doors to its new office and welcomed its newest advisor partner, Trenton Lay. Kingsview is located at 200 S.… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019
Local brewer taps into neighboring market

Local brewer taps into neighboring market

Big plans are a-brewing at one Coupeville-based business. Penn Cove Brewing Co. is holding the grand opening for its new Oak Harbor taproom on Bayshore… Continue reading

Local brewer taps into neighboring market
After 30 years, Whidbey Coffee is strong as ever

After 30 years, Whidbey Coffee is strong as ever

Whidbey Coffee’s story began with chicken fajitas at a small community festival. Today, it’s a thriving business with more than $10 million in annual sales,… Continue reading

After 30 years, Whidbey Coffee is strong as ever