Business

Larry Lowary places croissants onto a baking sheet while Gerry Betz rolls together pain au chocolat in their Clinton home bakery

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.

Larry Lowary places croissants onto a baking sheet while Gerry Betz rolls together pain au chocolat in their Clinton home bakery

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.

Above: Kelly Cameron

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.

Above: Kelly Cameron
Dean Parmenter

Hot diggity dog! Plumber opens Greenbank eatery

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

Dean Parmenter
Bob Johnson has owned Oak Harbor-based Ward-Johnson Masonry and Tile since 1982. Last month

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

Bob Johnson takes pride in building things that last.

Bob Johnson has owned Oak Harbor-based Ward-Johnson Masonry and Tile since 1982. Last month
Jason Tritt

New Oak Harbor eatery to embody rustic, island feel

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

Jason Tritt
Eli Loera and his daughter Brenda

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.

Eli Loera and his daughter Brenda
Ben Hill of the Skagit Farmers Supply Country Store said that their station is set apart because of its low price ($2.95) and customer service. Below: Arco

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.

Ben Hill of the Skagit Farmers Supply Country Store said that their station is set apart because of its low price ($2.95) and customer service. Below: Arco

Couple hopes to fill sweet niche

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

Settings and decorations for various events will be among many island services and products to be featured at the Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour Saturday

Whidbey Wedding Tour not just about matrimony

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

Settings and decorations for various events will be among many island services and products to be featured at the Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour Saturday
Whidbey Coffee’s location on Pioneer Way in downtown Oak Harbor is about to receive an extensive remodel and expansion

Remodel brewing for Whidbey Coffee store

Whidbey Coffee in historic downtown Oak Harbor is about to make the most of its saltwater view.

Whidbey Coffee’s location on Pioneer Way in downtown Oak Harbor is about to receive an extensive remodel and expansion

North Whidbey Windermere Foundation to raise funds for families

The Windermere Foundation will host its annual fundraiser this week to help families in crisis.

Steve Metcalfe shows the space for holding hay at his store’s new location. Whidbey Farmers Feed and Tack Supply sells a variety of types of hay

Feed business riding high at new Oak Harbor location

After two years of work and planning, Steve Metcalfe and Suzette Keller’s feed and tack has a storefront in Oak Harbor.

Steve Metcalfe shows the space for holding hay at his store’s new location. Whidbey Farmers Feed and Tack Supply sells a variety of types of hay
Jeremy Cornwell and his wife Brooke stand in front of the new IRG Oak Harbor Physical Therapy  Clinic that opened this month. Jeremy is a physical therapist and co-owner of the clinic with Integrated Rehabilitation Group. Brooke grew up in Oak Harbor.

Oak Harbor physical therapy clinic opens in familiar setting for owners

When Jeremy Cornwell got word that the first patient at his new physical therapy clinic in Oak Harbor was about to arrive, he knew the moment wouldn’t be right unless he shared it with his wife.

Jeremy Cornwell and his wife Brooke stand in front of the new IRG Oak Harbor Physical Therapy  Clinic that opened this month. Jeremy is a physical therapist and co-owner of the clinic with Integrated Rehabilitation Group. Brooke grew up in Oak Harbor.
Phil Broderick of Coupeville-based Sound Colors Painting puts the finishing touches on the master bathroom of a custom home in Coupeville that will be featured in the Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association Home Tour Sept. 12-14.

Whidbey homes featured on tour

Even after 36 years of painting homes on Whidbey Island, Phil Broderick can still feel a little uneasy when a customer deadline approaches.

Phil Broderick of Coupeville-based Sound Colors Painting puts the finishing touches on the master bathroom of a custom home in Coupeville that will be featured in the Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association Home Tour Sept. 12-14.
Jose Rodriguez and his wife

Thirty-two years later, it’s still a family affair at El Cazador

Alonso Rodriguez can remember when “Lupe” stood only waist high and wandered around his parents’ Mexican restaurant looking for something to eat.

Jose Rodriguez and his wife
Randle Carr

Dentist filling a niche in Oak Harbor

As much as Randle Carr has enjoyed growing up in Whatcom County and operating a private dental practice in his hometown of Bellingham, the setting started losing some of its appeal.

Randle Carr
Jessie Tamayo

Tamayo’s Restaurant owner starting fresh

As far back as she can remember, Jessie Tamayo has prepared her own food.

Jessie Tamayo

Bell’s Farm offers weeks of sweet treats

When strawberries are in season on Whidbey Island, Colleen VanDyke knows that her phone will start ringing between 7 and 7:30 each morning.

Business Chatter | Tamayo’s, Hot Rock Pizza, Jumbo Burrito, PBY Memorial, Flyers

When Jessie Tamayo was looking to relocate her Asian fusion-style restaurant to a different city, she kept coming back to Oak Harbor.

  • Jun 24, 2014