Business

Langley jewelry store takes inspiration from the sea

Lifelong Pacific Northwest resident Alexa Allamano has always been fascinated by the…

 

Langley flower shop was inspired by ‘farm, forest and the sea’

By LORINDA KAY Special for The Record When you walk into the…

  • Nov 8th, 2017

 

Freeland business owners scoop up Whidbey Island Ice Cream Co.

Whidbey Island Ice Cream Company has new owners. Steve and Jill Rosen,…

 

South Whidbey pie maker carves out slice of success

Heidi Hammer is known for her pies. Initially a treat she baked…

Clipper Vacations to return with holiday trips

Boatloads of holiday daytrippers onboard the Victoria Clipper will touch down at…

County coughs over new Freeland pot biz sign

Whidbey Island Cannabis Co. relocated to Freeland last week and introduced itself…

Shipyard’s record employee boom ends following busy year, stalled project

The record employee boom at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders appears to be…

Whidbey Doughnuts fills hole left by Basil Cafe

After nearly 10 years in business, Bayview’s popular Basil Cafe has closed…

Clinton bait biz is here to stay, owner says

For Possession Point Bait Co., the key to success isn’t constant evolution…

Tastes of the sea on deck at new Langley eatery

Despite South Whidbey being surrounded by an abundance of Dungeness crab, clams…

Longtime Freeland label manufacturer files for bankruptcy

Interstate Label Company, the longtime label manufacturer in Freeland, filed for Chapter…

Native son returns to Langley to open music store

Langley resident Keegan Harshman says the coolest thing about being raised by…

Prominent pickler opens fermented foods restaurant in Langley

For Clinton resident and chef Trap Landry, some of the best things…

South Whidbey Tilth gives market leftovers a second chance

When farmers market vendors wrap up their booths at the end of…

Pint with a cause funds SW non-profit program

A South Whidbey-based nonprofit’s far reaching influence can be found on grocery…

Nichols launches National Geographic Quest cruise boat

Holmes Harbor accepted Nichols Brothers Boat Builders latest contribution to the maritime…

Business sale, employees save Clinton gun store

South Whidbey’s only gun shop has been spared from closure thanks to…

Bayview business gives South Whidbey rustic aesthetic

For the garden aficionados who have been on the Whidbey Island Garden…

Tree climbing venture offers canopy views for the intrepid

Canopy climbing venture offers treetop views for the intrepid

Goosefoot brings art gallery back to Bayview

Nine years after closing, the Front Room Gallery is returning to the…

Market, high-speed internet attracts printing biz to Langley

Fine Balance Imaging &Printing has catered to South Whidbey artists with its…

Freeland man rents out property as private pup park

Not all dogs are suited to the puppy party that is a…

Whidbey’s flower industry part of a growing movement

For flower farmers on South Whidbey, spring brings the bloom and another…

Double board certified physician now practicing in Freeland

Alex Kosloff, MD has joined the medical staff at WhidbeyHealth is now…

  • Apr 24th, 2017

Useless Bay golf, country club hires new general manager

Christi Karvasek was recently promoted to general manager of Useless Bay Golf…

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

SaviBank opens branch in Freeland

South Harbor Avenue in Freeland might as well be South Whidbey’s Wall…

Rocket Taco blasts off in downtown Freeland

Flavors from south of the border have touched down in Freeland. Restaurateurs…

Kalakala Mercantile Co. in Langley to close doors today with farewell festival

Kalakala Co. Mercantile is closing its doors indefinitely today with a farewell…

Grocery store design runs in Langley businessmens’ blood

Tom Phillips never wanted to expand his business and become a millionaire.…

Whidbey coffee business brews success overseas

Tucked away in the woods off Crawford Road, truckloads of coffee beans…

Support grows for South Whidbey CSAs

Although grocery stores will always be the place to buy food, not…

Roberta: Langley shop, fashion ‘icon’ to close

For decades, Roberta in downtown Langley has been Whidbey’s own small slice…

Day of love a day of big biz on Whidbey

The holiday season and summer are the busiest times of year for…

Chimney sweep biz alive, well on South Whidbey

When someone says chimney sweep, the image that comes to mind is…

Whidbey Telecom opens satellite office in Langley

Whidbey Telecom’s BiG GiG Center, located on Anthes Avenue in Langley, is…

Virtual reality gets real in Clinton, Langley

In the rapidly-changing world of video games, gaming and tech companies are…

Cafe Langley closes after 27 years in business

After 27 years of serving the Village by the Sea, Cafe Langley…

  • Dec 31st, 2016

Keller Williams Realty establishes office in Bayview

Keller Williams Realty can now call South Whidbey home. The real estate…

  • Dec 31st, 2016

South Whidbey native joins SaviBank

SaviBank in Freeland recently welcomed a new member to its team. South…

  • Dec 31st, 2016

Langley pinball arcade doubles size with expansion

Langley residents may need to check their pockets for quarters after the…

Home decor, accessories on show at new store on Langley’s First Street

For Jack and Suzanne Healy, owners of Artisan Crafted on First Street…

Furniture consignment store opens doors Friday

A different breed of consignment store with an English twist will open…

New business represents a step toward making Whidbey a destination for spirits

After meandering through the long and arduous approval process with the Washington…

Island Nosh adds worldly edge to Clinton food scene

Off Highway 525 in downtown Clinton, eclectic smells from around the world ooze from…

Variety of plants, landscapes on view at new nursery in Clinton

Facing extensive competition, nurseries on the South End have to bring something different to the ..

Bayview barber keeps retro alive, one cut at a time

At a tiny storefront off Highway 525 in Bayview, a barber pole spins only three days a week.

Bayview barber keeps retro alive, one cut at a time

At a tiny storefront off Highway 525 in Bayview, a barber pole spins only three days a week. Inside the small shop stands a single barber chair tended to by a single hair stylist — owner Jeffrey Wood.

Clinton distillery earns positive review

Clinton’s Cadée Distillery was recently awarded a rating of 89 points by Whisky Advocate, a national whisky magazine, for its Deceptivus Bourbon Whiskey. Deceptivus is matured as bourbon whiskey then double-barrel finished in the “unique maritime climate of Whidbey,” according to a news release.

  • Sep 30th, 2016

Freeland sound engineer masters the art of music

In a little cabin tucked away in the woods east of Holmes Harbor, rock stars are made. Crammed with equipment and wailing musicians, it’s from this hideaway recording studio that a man known for his “big ears” and uncanny ability to perfect raw tunes has been helping bands make their way to stardom for nearly 20 years.