Business

New Langley shop with fair trade mindset opens

Lilly and Barry van Gerbig are taking a stand and an admittedly exciting and nerve-wracking risk by opening their store, Fair Trade Outfitters.

Whidbey Island Winery earns several top-mark medals at Seattle Wine Awards

Langley’s Whidbey Island Winery won multiple double gold, gold and silver medals in this year’s prestigious Seattle Wine Awards.

  • Jul 28, 2015

Bayview farm transforms into restaurant, classroom, event center

Tyla and Vincent Nattress found and built the home business of their dreams. Orchard Kitchen, a farmhouse/restaurant/classroom/event center/catering business in Bayview, opened this month after years of planning and nearly a decade of dreaming by the husband and wife business duo.

July 3rd Fireworks in Freeland needs financial support

The 21st Celebrate America is just around the corner and organizers are looking for community support to help throw Freeland's biggest annual event. Bouncy toys for kids have been reserved, the barge is set, food vendors are ready to serve but fireworks are only partially paid for. Financial support is still needed to cover the $35,000 event budget, organizers announced in a recent news release.

  • Jun 17, 2015

Votes sought to help Langley biz with grant contest

Two Langley merchants are looking for the public's help in securing a $100,000 grant. David and Kimberly Tiller, owners of Whidbey Island Natural, are competing in Chase Bank's Mission Main Street contest. The business must receive 250 online votes before June 19 to be considered for the grant.

  • Jun 15, 2015

Bayview-planted Taproot architect gets magazine spotlight

Matthew Swett and his work as the architect and owner of Taproot Architects will be featured in a national publication.

  • May 29, 2015

Whidbey General’s new CEO hits ground running

Whidbey General Hospital’s new CEO Geri Forbes demonstrated a new brand of leadership this past weekend when she attended a community event at Fort Nugent Park.

South Whidbey Record welcomes new marketing consultant

The South Whidbey Record has hired JoAnn Baker as its new marketing consultant.

Pop-up yoga clothing company visits Langley

A slice of the Big Apple will be in Langley next weekend when Half Moon Yoga hosts a pop-up shop featuring the spring collection of Haven Collective, a New York City-based yoga clothing company.

  • May 8, 2015

Langley gym opens

Langley has a new workout center, the only one in town, thanks to Whidbey Island Time Fitness.

  • May 1, 2015

Tech center opens in Freeland

Three autonomous businesses have teamed up to open a technology support center in Freeland.

  • May 1, 2015

New director takes reins of Langley Chamber of Commerce

Langley has a new business leader. The Langley Chamber of Commerce announced the hire of Michaleen McGarry as the new executive director.

  • Apr 21, 2015

Langley shop offers taste of finer, tipsier things

Kate Johnson considers herself a novice, a neophyte when it comes to fine wines, craft beer and cider, cheese and cured meats. Perhaps in the context of standing next to a career charcuterie expert or a Master Sommelier, she is indeed a neophyte. For the majority of her customers at The Tipsy Gourmet, she’s a wealth of information and insight into flavor and taste.

Island Girl Nails keeping its polish

Three women are being primped and pampered in the cozy space of Island Girl Nails in Clinton. Each one is tended to by a licensed manicurist, and each woman heaps on praise for the women, who are celebrating 10 years in operation this month. Their customers each represent the clientele that has sustained and grown the nail salon since its inception in a small space across the highway back in 2005.

South Whidbey trio takes farm-to-table movement on the road

Lacey Thompson and Clinton residents Chris Vulk and Brittany Keylon share a dream to own a business which will provide accessible, versatile whole food to South Whidbey. They hope to provide convenient, delicious meals to residents stepping off the ferry or attending an arts festival or farmers market.

Plumber turned chef cooks up new success with hot dog eatery

The handshake is the first indication that this is no ordinary hot dog vendor. Dean Parmenter’s hands have a rough feel, the byproduct of 37 years as a plumber. But the physical demands of plumbing caused Parmenter to rethink his future and reinvent himself.

Clinton’s Turnco Wood Goods takes shape as international company

Kelly Cameron puts in 12-hour days in his woodworking shop, a cavernous space in Clinton off Cultus Bay Road. The long labor is worth it for the British Columbia native and co-owner of Turnco Wood Goods, which has seen rapid growth in the past 12 months operating on South Whidbey. He estimated that 70 percent of the business’ earnings come from the wood goods side of the business that also makes architectural pieces, such as parts for lamps or cabinets and even replicated wood columns and balusters for a clock tower in Heppner, Ore.

Merriment had at Lighting of Langley

Children gather around Santa Claus at Langley Park during the Lighting of Langley ceremony Saturday, Nov. 29. Snow from the night before made the Langley Chamber of Commerce event an uncharacteristically winter wonderland in the Village by the Sea. The event kicked off the holiday shopping season in Langley, which includes a raffle for purchasing items in the city and a parade.

  • Dec 5, 2014

Couple brings authentic Latin cuisine to Langley

When Iliana Lopez met her husband, Graham Gori, it was love at first bite. Gori was working for the New York Times and Associated Press as a foreign correspondent in Mexico City when he bumped into Lopez, an art restorer. In Mexico, explained Lopez, it was unusual for a man to do the cooking; and Gori was especially adept at the craft.

Windermere welcomes new broker to South Whidbey

Sheila White has joined Windermere Real Estate in Freeland as a new broker.

  • Oct 24, 2014