Business

South Whidbey stores ready for small business boon

Gennie Martin knows she opened her store, It’s Raining Art & Supplies in Langley, at a challenging time — just after the summer and a couple of months before the winter holidays.

Business continues to bloom at Bayview Farm and Garden

Bayview Farm and Garden is getting a facelift. In order to address new needs, owner Maureen Murphy said a new building will be built to replace the gutter-connected greenhouses that were located in the center of the two—and-a-half-acre farm and garden center.

Langley Whale Center grand opening in new spot

Having successfully moved down the road, the Langley Whale Center will celebrate with a grand re-opening Saturday, Nov. 14.

  • Nov 6, 2015

Sweet Mona’s shop to host decorating class

Sweet Mona’s Chocolate Boutique, an award-winning sweets shop in Langley, will host two gingerbread and sugar cookie decorating classes next month.

  • Nov 6, 2015

A Scotchman’s dream: Clinton man brings booze business to limelight

Colin Campbell knows how to make a splashy entrance.

Armstrong’s Taekwondo’s one-year anniversary brings special guests

Armstrong’s Taekwondo in Clinton celebrated its one-year anniversary with a pair of high-esteemed guests from the martial arts world, seventh-degree black belt Senior Master Ken Church and fifth-degree black belt Patricia Church from San Diego.

  • Aug 12, 2015

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.