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.
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.
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 InfoDOE@aetherquest.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.