Coupeville’s Kingfisher re-opens | Biz Beat

The KINGFISHER BOOKSTORE in Coupeville will reopen for business Saturday after a three-month closure.

  • May 25, 2012

Beachcombers Bazaar takes place in Oak Harbor | Biz Beat

The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for the 9th annual BEACHCOMBERS BAZAAR. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Windjammer Park. For details, call Harry Turner at 679-3799 or the chamber at 675-3755.

  • May 11, 2012

Reiger featured at Coupeville’s Penn Cove Gallery | Biz Beat

PENN COVE GALLERY has added the glass artwork of Dale W. Reiger to its representation of local talent. Reiger’s works are both primitive and elegant. The gallery is located at 9 Front Street in Coupeville. Call 678-1176.

  • May 11, 2012

Advocacy group joins Central Whidbey Chamber | Biz Beat

ARC of Island & Skagit Counties of Burlington has joined the Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce. The group provides support and advocacy to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

  • May 11, 2012

Cafe opens near Deception Pass Bridge | Biz Beat

The BRIDGE CAFE, offering food beverages and a range of retail products, will host a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 18. Near Deception Pass bridge, the cafe is located in the large log cabin just beyond the park’s North Whidbey entrance. For details, call 675-9438.

  • May 11, 2012

Bowl for kids in Coupeville | Biz Beat

EBEY BOWL in Coupeville will host the Brothers Big Sisters of Island County’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. today, May 12. For details, call 279-0644.

  • May 11, 2012

Oak Harbor’s Public market opens | Biz Beat

A ribbon cutting for the opening of the Oak Harbor PUBLIC MARKET will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at 32630 Highway 20 next to the chamber of commerce. The market will remain open until 7 p.m. every Thursday.

  • May 11, 2012

Clifton family earns building award | Biz Beat

A home built by Coupeville father and son team TED AND TED W. CLIFTON has earned the National Green Building Award for Concept and Research. Designed by Ted and built by Ted W., the home produces all of its own power needs while also providing enough to run an electric car. The award was one of five given out this year for new single-family homes.

  • May 11, 2012

Whidbey has style | Biz Beat

Whidbey Island Style, a premier interior decorating and one-day redesign firm serving Whidbey, Anacortes, Port Townsend and the Skagit Valley, has opened in Coupeville.

  • Apr 20, 2012

Casual House celebrates | Biz Beat

CASUAL HOUSE in downtown Oak Harbor will celebrate its 49th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

  • Apr 20, 2012

Car washing fundraisers made easy | Biz Beat

In cooperation with city officials, WOODY’S car wash on Beeksma Drive in Oak Harbor has launched a new program for car washing fundraisers.

  • Apr 20, 2012

Heinz talks at Oak Harbor Chamber luncheon | Biz Beat

MATT HEINZ of Heinz Marketing will talk on how to Accelerate Sales without a Marketing Budget at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 19 at the Elks Lodge. RSVP: 675-3755.

  • Apr 13, 2012

Brakes put on Tour de Whidbey bike event

A popular Whidbey Island biking event and major fundraiser won’t happen this year.

  • Mar 25, 2012

Small business hold summit in Tri-Cities | Biz Beat

The SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT will be in Tri-Cities this April. The Bridging Partnerships Small Business Symposium will be held April 18-19. To register, call 509-735-1000. For details email

  • Mar 23, 2012

Schmoozing with business leaders | Biz Beat

The SCHMOOZE FAIR, a business-to-business trade show, will be held by Economic Development Association of Skagit County from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12, at the Van Zyverden Bulb Warehouse at the Port of Skagit in Burlington. Tickets are $20. For details call 360-336-6114.

  • Mar 23, 2012

Whidbey General Hospital CFO to leave job

Joe Vessey, chief financial officer for Whidbey General Hospital, is leaving after four years on the job. Hospital CEO Tom Tomasino made the announcement during the hospital board’s regular meeting Monday night. Tomasino acknowledged Vessey for the work he has done in keeping the hospital financially sound during a period of significant challenges.

  • Mar 16, 2012

Coupeville port to auction seized Carpe Diem

The Port of Coupeville is planning to auction another unwanted boat that it recently acquired. Buyers are being sought for the Carpe Diem, a 37-foot Islander sailing vessel that had been anchored for years near Lovejoy Point but is now moored at the Coupeville Wharf.

  • Mar 13, 2012

Marina seeks feedback through online survey

Oak Harbor Marina officials are looking for public feedback about possible facility improvements over the next five years. An online survey has been developed to determine which projects the public believes are the most important. They range from improvements already planned, such as the replacement of old floats and future dredging efforts, to talked about renovations ranging from new power pedestals to a restroom remodel.

  • Mar 6, 2012

Gather for gardening at Hummingbird Farm | Biz Beat

Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens will host its GATHERING FOR GARDENING forum Tuesday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to noon.

  • Mar 2, 2012

Oak Harbor toy store holds grand opening | Biz Beat

It’s Your Turn toy store in downtown Oak Harbor held a GRAND OPENING Friday, which will continue today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Mar 2, 2012