Business

Sojourn Studios: Begin your journey to fitness

From the warm wood floors to the soft, rich colors on the walls, and from the soothing music to the yoga hammocks suspended from the ceiling, it’s clear Sojourn Studios owner Jodi Strevel wants to create an atmosphere of contentment and relaxation as her clients move toward their fitness goals.

State cooks up new rules for small bakers

The days of Fido begging for a tasty snippet of bread are ending as small-scale bakers producing out of their homes will have to develop a plan to limit kitchen access of young children and pets.

Nichols to build two tractor tugs

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders has landed two more contracts for its popular line of tractor tugs.

  • Apr 11th, 2012

Downtown Langley project boosted by big bucks

A nonprofit group aimed at the promotion and preservation of Langley’s small town heritage won a giant victory this week when it secured the city’s pledge to participate in a state tax incentive program. Janet Ploof, president of the Historic Downtown Langley Main Street Association, said the move will essentially turbocharge the organization’s efforts by providing a stable source of funding.

Tilth organizes vendors for new market season

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market is holding a vendor orientation at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 12 at Trinity Lutheran’s community building in the old chapel at 18341 Highway 525 in Freeland. Past and future farmers, artisans and concessionaires are welcome. Vendors will realize savings this season as there will be no space fee charged, but vendors will pay the usual 10 percent of sales commission up to $200 in gross sales each market day. Space assignments will be made at this meeting. Organizers say every effort will be made to give returning vendors with seniority their previous space. For those interested in a covered booth, a waiting list is being set up.

  • Mar 6th, 2012

Langley’s Chocolate Flower Farm gets mention from Food Network

Langley’s Chocolate Flower Farm was recently featured in Food Network Magazine for its 8-acre chocolate-themed garden that was noted for its 6-foot-tall brown sunflowers and cocoa-scented blossoms.

  • Feb 21st, 2012

Freeland firm is low bidder on grinding contract

Whidbey’s Topsoils of Freeland is the low bidder on a county contract to grind and haul woody debris picked up by county crews after storms and yard waste that’s dropped off at the solid waste complex in Coupeville.

  • Feb 15th, 2012

Whidbey Island Distillery plans tasting room

The owners of Whidbey Island Distillery in Langley plan to open a tasting room at their business on Craw Road.

  • Feb 11th, 2012

Langley chamber gets new lease agreement with city

The Langley City Council unanimously approved a new lease agreement with the Langley Chamber of Commerce at the council’s last meeting for use of the city’s building on Anthes Avenue.

  • Feb 1st, 2012

Island County EDC sponsors business program

Financial experts from the Small Business Administration, Northwest Business Development Association and US Bank will host a discussion on business financing next month in Freeland.

  • Jan 28th, 2012

Whidbey Island Bank officer is speaker for strategy series

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics will host George Bowen as part of its Strategic Management Executive Strategy Speaker Series.

  • Jan 24th, 2012

Local fabric designer and quilting author signs books Saturday in Langley

It all started at her kitchen table 22 years ago. Still, even after publishing her 14th book, “M’Liss Rae Hawley’s Precut Quilts,” this crafty Freeland businesswoman is humbled by the inspiration of family, friends, her beloved animals and the island that feeds her soul.

Clinton business thanks clients with party

Island Girl Nails will have a client appreciation party from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at the business in Clinton.

  • Jan 5th, 2012

County commissioner talks to Clinton chamber

Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson will give an update on the current happenings in the county at the next Clinton Chamber of Commerce meeting.

  • Dec 29th, 2011

Lineup announced for Content Marketing Retreat in Langley

The Langley Center for New Media and Fusionspark Media has announced the speakers at the second annual Content Marketing Retreat in Langley next month.

  • Dec 19th, 2011

Habitat Store to open this week in Freeland

The Habitat Store in Freeland will officially open Friday, Dec. 16.

  • Dec 14th, 2011

Holiday open house at Vino Amore Wine Shop today

Vino Amore Wine Shop will host a holiday open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

  • Dec 8th, 2011

Whidbey Island Almanac is in the works

The Whidbey Island Almanac, published annually by the South Whidbey Record and the Whidbey News-Times, will be distributed early next year.

  • Dec 5th, 2011

New Langley cupcake shop offers local names, ingredients

LANGLEY — There’s a new spot to satiate a sweet tooth on the South End — Whidbey Cupcakes. Whidbey Cupcakes opened the day before Thanksgiving, just before the holiday season began in earnest. It’s the place where “every day is a cupcake day.”

Lucky holiday shopper will win big bucks in Langley

Shop in Langley during the holidays and you might win $1,000.

  • Nov 2nd, 2011

Sound Publishing to buy Clallam County newspapers

Sound Publishing announced Tuesday it will buy Olympic View Publishing Company.

  • Nov 1st, 2011

Coffee Club meets in Clinton

The next meeting of the Second Wednesday Coffee Club with Edward Jones will be at Anchor Books and Coffee at 9 a.m. Nov. 9.

  • Nov 1st, 2011

Sound Publishing to grow with pending acquisition of Peninsula Daily News, Sequim This Week

Sound Publishing, Inc. — the owner of the South Whidbey Record and the Whidbey News-Times — announced today that Black Press, Ltd. had reached an agreement to buy the Peninsula Daily News, Sequim This Week and its related web sites from by Horvitz Newspapers.

  • Oct 31st, 2011

Lincoln Computers holds anniversary celebration

Lincoln Computers in Clinton is having a 16th anniversary celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

  • Oct 31st, 2011

PSE shares power tips at chamber meeting

Representatives from Puget Sound Energy will give money saving tips for business owners, including how to continue productivity when the power goes out, at the next Clinton Chamber of Commerce meeting.

  • Oct 25th, 2011

Skagit Farmers Supply opens new store in Freeland

FREELAND — There’s a new, old store in Freeland. And it’s big. Skagit Farmers Supply Country Store opened its new 18,000-square-foot location on Cameron Road on Monday.

Island County Biz Expo coming

The spotlight will shine on local businesses at the Island County Biz Expo, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Coupeville High School gym complex.

  • Oct 5th, 2011

Clinton chamber talks about the future

What will Clinton be like in 2025? A large-scale visioning, planning and action process is underway for Clinton, and a community conversation about the island’s southern gateway will be hosted by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce next week.

  • Oct 1st, 2011

Bryan Nichols joins sales team at Vigor Shipyard

Bryan Nichols, formerly the sales and marketing manager for Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, is joining the sales team at Vigor Industrial, the company announced Wednesday.

  • Sep 15th, 2011

Edward Jones coffee club meets in Langley

The next meeting of Second Wednesday Coffee Club with Edward Jones of Clinton is 9 a.m. Sept. 14 in the backroom of the South Whidbey Commons Coffeehouse at 124 Second St. in Langley.

  • Sep 12th, 2011

Uniquely South Whidbey Trade Fair canceled

Organizers of the third annual Uniquely South Whidbey Trade Fair announced today that the event has been indefinitely postponed.

WorkSource plans job fair on Whidbey Island

WorkSource Whidbey is inviting employers to reserve a table at its next job fair.

  • Aug 31st, 2011

Island County sheriff to talk crime to chamber

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce.

  • Aug 29th, 2011

Clinton chamber looks for help at fair info booth

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to help at the information booth at the Island County Fair on Friday, Aug. 19.

  • Aug 11th, 2011

Green investment seminar at Bayview Corner

Don Rowan, financial advisor with Edward Jones of Clinton, will host a special presentation by Calvert Investments, known for socially responsible investments, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 in Bayview.

  • Aug 5th, 2011

New gathering spot is becoming the place where everyone knows your name

CLINTON — Drew likes a double shot latte with just a “scum” of foam. Sherryl likes her 16-ounce decaf latte with half soy, half nonfat milk and some “velvet” foam. Wanda, however, hates foam, thank you very much.

Clinton chamber welcomes lawmaker

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce will welcome state Rep. Norma Smith as the guest speaker for the next members' meeting.

  • Jul 28th, 2011

Langley’s Sweet Mona’s wins national award

Retail Confectioners International recently named Sweet Mona’s Island Angel Chocolates of Langley a winner at its 2011 Candy Clinic for her “I Only Have Eyes For You Truffle,” a Halloween specialty.

  • Jul 21st, 2011

Find-a-Job Club to meet in Langley

The Find-a-Job Club will meet 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 at the South Whidbey Commons, 124 Second St. in Langley.

  • Jul 19th, 2011

Living Green in Langley expands its horizons

One recent morning, the door to Living Green Natural Food and Apothecary in Langley was wide open and the wind kicked up a soft hollow sound from the wood chimes hanging there.

Economic coffee talk in Langley

The next meeting of “Second Wednesday” Coffee Club is 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 in the Backroom of South Whidbey Commons Coffeehouse in Langley.

  • Jul 11th, 2011

Clinton chamber to meet at Hong Kong Gardens

Rick Fagan of Island Internet Presence will be the speaker at the next members meeting of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 at Hong Kong Gardens.

  • Jul 7th, 2011

Port official will talk tourism

Since the Washington state tourism office closed on June 30, what does the future look like? Island County Tourism will host a discussion with Bill Bryant, president of the Port of Seattle, on Thursday, July 7 to hear about new opportunities in tourism, how it impacts the local economy and how to get involved.

  • Jul 6th, 2011

Uniquely South Whidbey Trade Fair moves to Bayview

The Uniquely South Whidbey Trade Fair will be held in Bayview this year, organizers of the annual event announced Monday.

  • Jun 29th, 2011

Peoples Bank to open home loan center in Freeland

Peoples Bank will open a home loan center in Freeland, the Lynden-based bank has announced.

  • Jun 6th, 2011

Clinton chamber holds members meeting

The next Clinton Chamber of Commerce members meeting will focus on print advertising.

  • May 31st, 2011

EDC business workshops set

The Island County Economic Development Council and Whidbey Island Bank will host two sessions titled “Financing Your Business” later this month.

  • May 30th, 2011

Langley Walkabout will wrap up at Mo’s tonight

The Langley Chamber Merchants Committee will hold its May Walkabout tonight starting at 5:30 p.m.

  • May 25th, 2011

Chairman of Ferry Advisory Committee speaks at Freeland chamber dinner

The Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce will host a chamber dinner this week with guest speaker Dave Hoogerwerf, chairman of the local Ferry Advisory Committee, speaking on ferries.

  • May 9th, 2011

New art space opens in Freeland

Eight local artists have created a new art studio and gallery called Freeland Art Studios, and the gallery with host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

  • May 9th, 2011