Business

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

Half Moon Yoga Studio in Langley free class

The community is invited to Half Moon Yoga Studio from 1:30 to 2:30…

  • May 4th, 2011

South Whidbey port official talks to chamber

Port of South Whidbey Commissioner Curt Gordon will speak at the next Clinton Chamber of Commerce members’ meeting.

  • Apr 29th, 2011

Bayview Farmers Market opens this weekend

The Bayview Farmers Market begins its new season this week. The opening bell for the South End’s largest outdoor market will be sounded at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30.

  • Apr 25th, 2011

Bliss Hair Studio celebrates birthday

Bliss Hair Studio & Day Spa will hold its one-year birthday bash on Wednesday, April 13.

  • Apr 11th, 2011

Misty Vale Farm expands pet-boarding facility with ‘kitty condos’

It’s a dream pad for cats: A large, light “jungle-room” with a red leather couch, kitty toys all around and a branch-laden madrona tree smack in the middle of everything.

  • Apr 7th, 2011

Langley plans fashion weekends

The latest effort in the Experience Langley campaign is under way. The merchants committee of the Langley Chamber of Commerce is working on the city’s newest multi-day event, Fun & Fashion Langley Style, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 20-21.

  • Mar 28th, 2011

Tourism director talks to Clinton chamber

Sherrye Wyatt, director of Island County Tourism, will speak at the next Clinton Chamber of Commerce members meeting.

  • Mar 28th, 2011

Blooms Whidbey Winery wins gold

Little did Ken and Virginia Bloom know when they sat around the dining room table with four friends and about 40 empty wine glasses, that an evening of sampling potential blends would create a Double Gold winner at the nation’s largest wine judging event — the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Organizers continue outreach effort for start of new credit union

Two additional information meetings about forming an island-wide federal credit union have been scheduled for this week.

  • Mar 21st, 2011

Cornet Bay’s ‘Singin’ Salmon Man’ coming to Freeland

Arnie Deckwa sat in his boyhood home off Cornet Bay Road and talked with red-rimmed eyes about his father. “He was one of the most beautiful examples of life you could find,” he said. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

  • Mar 19th, 2011

Langley walkabout visits new businesses

The Langley Chamber of Commerce walkabout for March will highlight two new businesses and one veteran merchant.

  • Mar 15th, 2011

Meeting set to talk about new highway signs

As part of their ongoing emphasis on signage, the city of Langley and the Langley Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a meeting next week with representatives of the Washington State Department of Transportation.

  • Feb 28th, 2011

Clinton Chamber welcomes guest speakers

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce will welcome Sue Frause, an award-winning journalist and photographer, as the guest speaker at the next members meeting.

  • Feb 22nd, 2011

Island Recycling will no longer take CFL bulbs, tubes

Island Recycling will no longer accept florescent light bulbs. The change started Friday for the Freeland business. Owner Jill Campbell said new regulations require that florescent lights, both CFL bulbs (the squiggly kind) and tubes, must be disposed of at hazardous waste facilities, such as Island County’s Bayview station on Highway 525 or its Coupeville landfill.

  • Feb 21st, 2011

Freeland chocolate maker wins for best zest

Chocolates by George! was awarded a Golden Chile Award at the International Fiery Foods Challenge sponsored by Chile Pepper Magazine.

  • Feb 16th, 2011

Langley restaurant to become an English pub

Maureen Cooke is reaching back to the old country to put a new patina on her business life. The longtime downtown Langley shopkeeper and food purveyor is about to turn her hard-pressed Langley hamburger joint into a traditional English pub.

Clinton chamber to get presentation from EDC director

Ron Nelson, the interim director of the Island County Economic Development Council, will speak at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce meeting this week.

  • Feb 2nd, 2011

New office building a sign a confidence in Freeland’s future

Construction is well along on a new retail-office building in Freeland on the former site of South Whidbey’s only bowling alley, owner-developer Steve Myers said Monday.

  • Jan 28th, 2011

Whidbey Island Soap Co. will expand its offerings

Whidbey Island Soap Company on First Street in downtown Langley soon will offer classes for adults and children in the making of soaps, lotions, body butters and bath fizzies, said owner Kimberley Tiller.

  • Jan 27th, 2011

Meeting tonight to help organize Langley Main Street effort

An organization meeting to get Langley started in the Main Street program will be today at 5:30 p.m. at Music for the Eyes, 314 First St.

  • Jan 26th, 2011

New Freeland bookstore announces grand opening

Freeland’s newest bookstore plans a grand opening early next month, according to Katie Ginn, one of the owners.

  • Jan 26th, 2011

Tilth Farmers Market will make the move to Sundays

South Whidbey Tilth, one of the island’s oldest farmers market, will switch from Saturdays to Sundays this spring.

Victoria Clipper III coming to Langley for Mystery Weekend

Officials with Clipper Vacations is Seattle have announced that the company will bring the Victoria Clipper III to Langley for the town's annual Mystery Weekend.

  • Jan 5th, 2011

Clinton chamber welcomes speaker from Northwest Business Development Association

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce will welcome Elizabeth Rusnak of the Northwest Business Development Association as the guest speaker at the chamber meeting this week.

  • Jan 5th, 2011

Big crowd enjoys festive holiday parade in Langley

Twenty entries performed under sunny skies at this year’s Holiday Parade in downtown Langley on Saturday, said Sherry Jennings, executive director of the Langley Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the event.

Artists of South Whidbey to open Christmas Art Galleria

In a first for the art group, Artists of South Whidbey will open its Christmas Art Galleria in the Langley Village during December. Some of the Whidbey Artists included in the galleria shop are John Ursillo, Pat Brookes, Gaylen Whiteman, Judith Burns, Ginny O’Neil, Gary Shallock and Gayle Watkins.

  • Dec 9th, 2010

Langley winery to help Good Cheer

Whidbey Island Winery has named December as “Tasting For Charity” month and is teaming with customers to donate all of the tasting fees collected at the winery during the month to the Good Cheer Food Bank.

  • Dec 9th, 2010

Edgecliff goes out of business

The Edgecliff Restaurant, a Langley landmark, closed for good this past Sunday,…

  • Dec 4th, 2010

New owner but a familiar face at the Braeburn

The Braeburn, downtown Langley’s cozy and venerable little restaurant, has changed hands.

  • Nov 29th, 2010

Whidbey shuttle to offers free rides

Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle has announced it will offer free island shuttles on Sundays through the holiday season.

  • Nov 29th, 2010

Grow it here and eat it here — that’s the goal of a new island co-op

Local products met local shoppers last week as the new food cooperative Whidbey Island Grown strutted its all-natural stuff at the Star Store in Langley.

  • Nov 29th, 2010

Zumba: the business of burning calories for fun in Clinton

They come in droves to salsa, merengue, cumbia and even belly dance.

Holiday parade signup begins in Langley

Entry forms are now being accepted for this year’s Langley in Lights Holiday Parade, sponsored by the Langley Chamber of Commerce.

  • Nov 10th, 2010

Freeland bank collects for Good Cheer

Coastal Community Bank in Freeland is collecting items for Good Cheer Food Bank.

  • Nov 10th, 2010

Out of your gourd? Rip-roaring sales have merchants cutting it close

In Greek it was the word for a large melon: pepon.

Langley pie maker goes out on her own

Heidi Hammer of Langley is looking for a larger slice of her own pie. A baker at Mike’s Place in downtown Langley, where for five years she has produced pies on demand, Hammer has branched out, on the side, with Heidi’s Pies, her own business.

Langley shop can send you back to nature in style

Her new store is indoors, but she’s all about the outdoors.“Our focus…

Freeland shop specializes in high-end material at low-end prices

How’s your mohair? How about your Sunbrella, damask, toiles or French embroidery rooster prints? Running low on tapestries, linen, 100-percent cotton or silk? If you need some quality fabric, it’s available at a little shop in downtown Freeland for a fraction of the price, according to its owner.

New fitness director at IAC in Freeland

Jon Atkins has joined Island Athletic Club in Freeland as fitness director and will lead the club’s team of certified personal trainers.

  • Aug 24th, 2010