Whidbey Business in brief

Clifton honored for zero energy home

  • Jul 11, 2008

News-Times Web site up and ready for readers

The Whidbey News-Times is today officially unveiling its new Web site that has been a work in progress for some time.

  • Jul 8, 2008

Whidbey grad O’Dell goes O’Decadent to start own business

Getting a summer job is a common way for high school graduates to make a little money before heading off to college. But Arianna O’Dell is doing something different. She started her own business which not only provides an income, but it gives her valuable entrepreneurial experience.

Biz expo looks for county subsidy

Money from the county’s general fund that has historically been used as membership for the Economic Development Council for its operations may now be taken… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Happy dining at Happy Dragon

By Kathryn ReyesNews-Times internThe inclination to eat is universal. So too is Chinese food. And so, even when you are unable to understand a single… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Oral surgeon sets sights on Oak Harbor

Longtime dentist C. Brian Spriggs announces the May opening of Whidbey Island Oral, Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery in Oak Harbor.

  • Jul 3, 2008

From Vietnam to Whidbey Asian cafe opens in Bayview

A trip south for noodles and other edible Asian delights might be in order for North Whidbey residents.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Coffee shop boosts farmers, local radio

A new coffee shop has opened at the Coupeville Wharf and it offers something more than the usual fare of mochas, lattes and scones: It provides a place to purchase locally-gown produce as it supports a small community radio station.

Whidbey chef wins Canadian TV cooking competition

After spending a significant portion of his career cooking for various restaurants on Whidbey Island, Seth McKee decided to expand his world by competing in a televised cooking show. He did a lot better than just compete. He traveled to British Columbia and won City TV’s Black Box Master Chef Competition held Memorial Day weekend in Vancouver.

Michigan fan, physician Douglas Langrock a favorite in Oak Harbor

Patients walking into Dr. Douglas Langrock’s examination room in the Whidbey Community Physicians office on Cabot Drive may have the urge to don the maize and blue, look for their seats somewhere near the 50-yard line at the stadium in Ann Arbor, and sing a chorus of “Hail to the Victors.”

  • Jul 3, 2008

Steve Schiffman, chiropractor | Best of Whidbey 2008

When your car is giving you trouble, you bring it to a mechanic. The same goes for spines. Steve Schiffman is a spine mechanic otherwise known as a chiropractor. But Schiffman isn’t just any chiropractor: He’s been voted best chiropractor for 2008 in the Best of Whidbey competition.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Coupeville Lions venture guesses of garage sale total

The Coupeville Lions Club annual garage sale fundraiser brought in excited shoppers and a pile of money this weekend. The total amount of cash raised won’t be released until Wednesday evening at a dinner for the workers, but that hasn’t stopped Lions members from guessing.

  • Jul 3, 2008

This gym isn’t a playschool

No machines, no televisions, no fruit juice bar. Just a large room filled with mats and weights ready for people who are serious about getting in shape.

Today’s library means business

Where would you turn if you wanted information about starting a business? If you’re like most people these days, you’d start with Google.

  • Apr 12, 2008

‘Think College’ thinks again

New approach sparks success

  • Sep 8, 2007

EDC loses out on marketing money

The Island County Economic Development Council will lose out on an extra $40,000 as a result of being designated an “urban” area.Sharon Hart, EDC executive… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2007

Larsen talks shop with business leaders

In a visit to Whidbey Island last week, Congressman Rick Larsen spent a considerable amount of time meeting business leaders in all three communities.He visited… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2007

Henry Koetje still at the helm

Feted for his decades in business

  • Aug 11, 2007

Customers go up in smoke

“No smoking” signs are replacing cigarette butts littering Oak Harbor these days.But while some Oak Harbor residents may be breathing easier after the state smoking… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2007