Business

Dave Hand

Oak Harbor business expo brings out local flavors

With the economy lagging, more and more people are seeking advice on how to invest their money. Randy Wall of Penn Cove Financial said during Thursday’s Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Members Expo that he’s seeing more inquiries about his services.

Dave Hand

Business in Brief

Learn about the signs of our timesBusiness owners face a limited number of options for highway signs in the Scenic Aisle Way of Island County,… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2008
Melissa Price

Looking for jobs in scarce market

School district budget cuts affect more than the student body, it affects the local economy, too.Richard Andrews, a licensed groundskeeper, was laid off Sept. 1… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2008
Melissa Price

Business in Brief

Gallery grand opening tonightThe newest fine arts gallery on Whidbey Island is open for business.The grand opening of the Garry Oak Gallery is Saturday, Oct.… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2008
Bruce Klassen of WIN Home Inspection shows Coupeville resident Julie Roth how a thermal imaging camera works. His was one of the numerous Whidbey Island-based businesses that participated in the 17th annual Uniquely Whidbey Biz Expo held over the weekend in Coupeville.

Whidbey wares spark interest at Biz Expo

Even with the national economy tanking, Whidbey Island residents may be looking more toward local services to meet their needs.Thousands of people came to Coupeville… Continue reading

Bruce Klassen of WIN Home Inspection shows Coupeville resident Julie Roth how a thermal imaging camera works. His was one of the numerous Whidbey Island-based businesses that participated in the 17th annual Uniquely Whidbey Biz Expo held over the weekend in Coupeville.
Willowood Farms will be one of the vendors selling produce during the final Coupeville Farmers Market of the season. Harvest Fest takes place Saturday
Willowood Farms will be one of the vendors selling produce during the final Coupeville Farmers Market of the season. Harvest Fest takes place Saturday

Tuning up for the information superhighway

With the economy slumping, one man is trying to help Whidbey Island businesses harness the Internet to boost their business.Ryan Hansen, a one-time student at… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Bank pays $800,000 to outgoing president

It may not be a golden parachute, but Mike Cann is leaving Whidbey Island Bank with a good chunk of change.Washington Banking Company, the Oak… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2008

Business in Brief

Yonkman wins Best of ShowYonkman Construction won “Best of Show” honors in the fourth annual Home Tour Sept. 12 to 14 sponsored by the Skagit/Island… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2008
This home in the new Sierra development near the end of West Beach is being seismically prepped to withstand an earthquake. This preparation is now standard for  home builders.
This home in the new Sierra development near the end of West Beach is being seismically prepped to withstand an earthquake. This preparation is now standard for  home builders.

Great shakes in the Pacific Northwest

1700: Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami, magnitude 9.0 or above. Through Native American stories and geological evidence such as land levels, tree rings, tsunami… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2008
Customer Connie Conan spends part of the afternoon knitting inside the new yarn shop

Oak Harbor Knits here

Sandwiched between a tea room and a fabric store, Oak Harbor Knits is the newest, quaint mecca for social knitters.

  • Aug 22, 2008
Customer Connie Conan spends part of the afternoon knitting inside the new yarn shop
Roast Master Mike Donohoe finishes a batch of the Vienna roast after several minutes of careful watch. The beans will be packaged for Buzz Bomb

Vintage roaster turns out 21 distinctive brews

Oak Harbor residents can now get a taste of locally roasted coffee, with beans extracted from a vintage roaster.

  • Aug 15, 2008
Roast Master Mike Donohoe finishes a batch of the Vienna roast after several minutes of careful watch. The beans will be packaged for Buzz Bomb

Business In Brief

P&L wins bid at Bangor base

  • Aug 15, 2008

Corrections

The contact information on a Red Cross volunteer story that appeared July 26 was incorrect. For more information about volunteering as a health and safety instructor call 675-2912 or 1-888-216-5727, email island

  • Aug 8, 2008

Sleep center earns accreditation

Whidbey Island Sleep Center in Oak Harbor recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

  • Aug 8, 2008
Charlie Drummond

Price of rice puffs up on island

Several months after South Asian flooding and subsequent rice shortages became national news, local customers who subsist on the starchy grain are still finding increasingly high prices at local stores.

  • Aug 1, 2008
Charlie Drummond
Owner Avi Rostov and manager Sheila Rhyne hang out in Clickmusic.biz’s guitar department.

New music store clicks in Oak Harbor

With the help of grassroots efforts, North Whidbey’s only all-instrumental music store Clickmusic.biz opened last month to serve Islanders and the city of Anacortes.

  • Aug 1, 2008
Owner Avi Rostov and manager Sheila Rhyne hang out in Clickmusic.biz’s guitar department.
Enjoy the delicious contrast of quaint Coupeville and flavorful Thai food at Coupeville’s new restaurant

Spicing up Coupeville

Mixing flavorful Thai food with the historic setting of downtown Coupeville is sure to spice things up.

  • Jul 28, 2008
Enjoy the delicious contrast of quaint Coupeville and flavorful Thai food at Coupeville’s new restaurant

Whidbey Island Chapter 47 of the Disabled American Vet

Whidbey Island Chapter 47 of the Disabled American Veterans need volunteers to drive their DAV Van to the Seattle VA Hospital. The DAV relies on volunteer drivers to transport veterans to keep their appointments at the VA Hospital. Many island veterans would not benefit from much needed medical care without the help of the DAV’s transport. If you can arrange at least one day a month to help out, please call 257-4801.

  • Jul 26, 2008