Business

Weekend’s Coupeville MusselFest draws record attendance

Clear skies and national promotion brought record crowds into Coupeville over the weekend.

Oak Harbor center focuses on life-saving training

Oak Harbor’s new Heartbeat Safety Center is about more than just CPR.

Oak Harbor awards all about Bond — James Bond

The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards banquet and fundraiser, the OHscars, this weekend.

  • Mar 4, 2015

Coupeville Chamber honors business leaders

Members of the Coupeville business community recognized outstanding leaders and welcomed a new batch of board members Thursday during the annual installation and Excellence in Business Awards Dinner.

Brides to get sample of Whidbey’s wedding offerings

Future brides and grooms will get another opportunity to see what Whidbey Island has to offer during a bridal show in Oak Harbor Saturday.

Bridal show returns to Whidbey

A bridal show is returning to the Oak Harbor Best Western Plus Harbor Plaza and Conference Center Feb. 21.

  • Feb 20, 2015

Whidbey Island RadioShacks to stay open

None of Whidbey Island’s three RadioShack stores are closing despite news this week that RadioShack Corp. filed for bankruptcy and is shuttering more than 1,700 stores nationwide.

Rite Aid’s purchase of Freeland drug store finalized

The national drug store chain has been in the process of purchasing the longtime and locally owned South Whidbey pharmacy for months, and the acquisition wrapped up this month when operations formally changed hands. Wasting no time, the old Linds sign came down that very afternoon and a new Rite Aid sign went up.

Oak Harbor’s Hot Rock Pizza draws fire for name, logo

Owners of The Rock Wood Fire Kitchen is demanding that Hot Rock Pizza in Oak Harbor stop using its name and logo.

Gallery closed for remodel

Sometimes, being an artist in a cooperative gallery involves painting walls as well as canvases.

Clinton bakers sweeten up holidays

Santa and his fleet of elven workers would be mighty proud of Gerry Betz and Larry Lowary, the masterminds behind the popular Tree-Top Baking.

Yarn shop focuses on sustainable practices

Dena Royal said she has eight to 10 people a week come into her store asking to copy documents.

Couple’s Wood Goods in Clinton seeing rapid growth

Kelly Cameron puts in 12-hour days in his woodworking shop, a cavernous space in Clinton off Cultus Bay Road.

Hot diggity dog! Plumber opens Greenbank eatery

The handshake is the first indication that this is no ordinary hot dog vendor.

Oak Harbor’s Bob Johnson lands state’s top builder honor

Bob Johnson takes pride in building things that last.

New Oak Harbor eatery to embody rustic, island feel

Every scrap of metal and piece of wood has a story.

Success of Oak Harbor Jumbo Burrito restaurant even exceeds owners’ expectations

For as far back as he can remember, Eli Loera envisioned something like this.

Dropping gas prices in Oak Harbor not stirring up customers

Even as gas prices have dipped under $3 a gallon, Ben Hill hasn’t noticed a significant increase in gas customers at the Skagit Farmers Supply Country Store in Oak Harbor.

Couple hopes to fill sweet niche

A new business on Front Street is hoping to satisfy downtown’s sweet tooth.

Whidbey Wedding Tour not just about matrimony

This year’s Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour is not just for the blushing bride.