Business

Native plant sale helps Whidbey Conservation District programs

Whidbey Island Conservation District is accepting orders now through Jan. 30 on an assortment of Western Washington native plants.

  • Jan 24, 2012

Whidbey Bank sails through rough economy

Washington Banking Company, the holding company of Whidbey Island Bank based in Oak Harbor, will report its end of year earnings later this month. Jack Wagner, president and CEO of Washington Banking Company, said he could not speculate on the results but did say the first three quarters of 2011 were good despite a sluggish economy.

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The short happenings of businesses on Whidbey and beyond.

  • Jan 6, 2012

Celebrate the new ferry | Biz Beat

Washington State Ferries will celebrate the KENNEWICK’S completion Friday, Jan. 6, at the ferry terminal in Port Townsend.

  • Dec 30, 2011

Vintage trading post moves | Biz Beat

MICHAEL-JOHN’S TRADING POST in Oak Harbor has moved to a new location.

  • Dec 30, 2011

Newest ferries deemed ‘significant’

The Chetzemoka, Salish and Kennewick ferries capable of serving the Port Townsend-to-Coupeville ferry route, were recently named Significant Boats of 2011 by U.S. maritime industry publication WorkBoat Magazine. “This is a tremendous distinction and one we are excited to share with our partners Vigor Industrial and Elliott Bay Design Group,” said David Moseley, assistant secretary for Washington State Ferries in a news release. “We’re pleased this new class of ferries is getting this well-deserved national attention.”

  • Dec 30, 2011
New bridge officers were sworn into the Oak Harbor Yacht Club

Oak Harbor Yacht Club installs new officers, presents awards

The Oak Harbor Yacht Club’s retiring Commodore Jim Byrne installed new officers and presented awards at the Commodore’s Ball.

  • Dec 21, 2011
New bridge officers were sworn into the Oak Harbor Yacht Club

Greenbank farming center seeks new applicants

The Greenbank Farm Agriculture Training Center is seeking students for the 2012 growing season.

  • Dec 20, 2011

Tree disposal helps Whidbey Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity

Dispose of your Christmas tree and help a good cause after all the gifts are unwrapped and the holiday season comes to an end. Two local groups are sponsoring tree disposal events.

  • Dec 20, 2011

Maurices seeks bands | Biz Beat

MAURICES, a national fashion retailer with a location on SE Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor, is partnering with PlayNetwork and Sonicbids to launch the second annual Hometown Sound.

  • Dec 11, 2011

Create gingerbread at Ebey Bowl | Biz Beat

EBEY BOWL in Coupeville will host a gingerbread creation event Saturday, Dec. 10, from noon to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m.

  • Dec 9, 2011

Puget Sound Energy offers rebates | Biz Beat

PUGET SOUND ENERGY is offering residential electric customers $10 off in instant rebates on energy-efficient LED bulbs.

  • Dec 9, 2011

Oak Harbor Lions to screen vision, hearing

The Oak Harbor Lions Club will sponsor a vision and hearing health screening for 2,600 school age children within the Oak Harbor School District next month.

  • Dec 9, 2011

Whale watching business opens in Oak Harbor | Biz Beat

DECEPTION PASS TOURS has chosen Oak Harbor to be the home of its new gray whale watching tour business.

  • Dec 5, 2011

3 Sisters Family Farm hosts market | Biz Beat

3 SISTERS FAMILY FARM will host a farmers market Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Dec 3, 2011

Pets visit Santa for photos | Biz Beat

HUMMINGBIRD FARM is hosting its annual PETS AT THE FARM WITH SANTA photography benefit Saturday, Dec. 3.

  • Dec 3, 2011

Antiques available for holiday shopping | Biz Beat

The PURPLE BENCH, ANTIQUES & GARDEN in Oak Harbor will be open through Christmas for holiday shopping.

  • Dec 3, 2011
Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jill Johnson addresses the City Council during a discussion about the Island County Joint Tourism Board. She is against the city increasing its annual contribution.

City of Oak Harbor keeps tight grip on tourism bucks

Over the objections of one city councilman, Oak Harbor is once again refusing to increase the amount it pays for tourism promotion in Island County -- at least for now.

Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jill Johnson addresses the City Council during a discussion about the Island County Joint Tourism Board. She is against the city increasing its annual contribution.

Skin clinic opens in Anacortes | Biz Notes

AMBER FOWLER, MD, a board certified dermatologist who owns Rosario Skin Clinic in Mount Vernon, has opened Rosario Skin Clinic at 3110 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes.

  • Nov 23, 2011

Fakkema & Kingma, Inc., changes name | Biz Notes

Oak Harbor-based FAKKEMA & KINGMA INC., which merged with Harmsen & Associates, Inc. in 2007, has changed its name to Harmsen.

  • Nov 22, 2011