Island property values drop

With the real estate market still suffering from economic hardship, it’s no surprise that assessed property values dipped this year.The Kitsap County Assessor sent out… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2010

Business briefing | June 14

New GM chosen for Fairbank Construction Special Services DivisionBainbridge-based Fairbank Construction Company has chosen Dave Clark to be its general manager of its Special Services… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2010

Fireworks organizers in need of money

For the first time in more than 30 years a firework show lit up the sky last Independence Day, and in year two, organizers are… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2010

Business briefing | May 28

Readerboard wins BIDA’s award for Best Window DisplayTown & Country Market won this month’s Best Window Display award from the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association for… Continue reading

  • May 27, 2010

Lynwood Center, surviving and thriving

From its humble beginnings as a small coffee shop, through multiple expansions that bred a bar, performance stage and a billiard area, one phrase has… Continue reading

  • May 27, 2010

Green Clean owner finds purpose in new business

In the way that most downs are followed by ups, Jill Paull got sick from toxic chemicals she used to clean houses for $8 an hour and then became well – physically, emotionally and economically.

Bentryns honored for their business, charity

The Bentryns, who were pioneers in successfully growing wine grapes in the island’s cool climate, have long preferred a traditional approach to their business and the land they have grown to love during their 33 years here. For this, and more, they are being honored this year by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce as its 2010 Business Couple of the Year.

Weekend Farmer board game still sowing seeds for fertile minds

David Rohrbacher remembers being part of the first assembly-line crew for the Weekend Farmer board game, which his father, George, created more than 30 years ago on the family’s farm near Goldendale. David was only 3, but old enough to join the rest of the family to cut up sheets of play money and cards, apply rubber bands and place them in boxes for shipment.

Businesses active in downtown area

There has been considerable movement in the Downtown Winslow business core during the last month, according to Andrea Mackin, executive director of Bainbridge Island Downtown… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2010

Rare guanaco wool makes a local appearance

Linking an island in the Puget Sound with a nature reserve in Argentina’s Patagonian Steppe may seem unlikely, but anything is possible as the distance… Continue reading

Born and raised to sell Bainbridge real estate

When Jim Johansson officially retired at the end of last year, the island native likely ended the longest tenure of a real estate professional who… Continue reading

Eagle Harbor Book Company turns 40

So what’s so great about a neighborhood bookstore, especially one that doesn’t even sell a cup of coffee? That’s a question best answered, perhaps, by Mary Gleysteen, an employee for half of the 40 years Eagle Harbor Book Company has inhabited Winslow Way, “I’ve always thought of it as a refuge,” she said a few days before the Bainbridge institution will celebrate it’s 40th birthday on Sunday.

Some signs of real estate recovery

For the first time in two years, real estate activity on Bainbridge Island is on the rise. Slightly.Agents and brokers say movement is still just… Continue reading

How to make Bainbridge businesses more sustainable

The concept of sustainability is nothing new on Bainbridge Island, perhaps, but the practicable side of the movement may be a little more elusive. Especially since economics are often the driving force behind it. Some people and businesses will say they can’t afford it. Others may simply think it’s an unnecessary excuse to gouge the consumer even more.

Island Gateway businesses on the move

Only Bargain Boutique and the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce office haven’t moved as construction of the Island Gateway project remains on schedule at State… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2010

It’s back to basics for many island businesses | Year in Review

This past year was not kind to the majority of the island’s businesses, especially those in retail, real estate and construction. It was one of… Continue reading

Future homes may be very, very passive

Imagine, architect Robert Moore poses, living comfortably in a Northwest home that doesn’t have mechanical heating or air-conditioning units.The Bainbridge resident, who has been designing… Continue reading

Bakery shall return, but not on wheels

As it turned out, Elliott Yakush’s bread sales were too successful for his own good.Elliott and his wife, Tasha, amiably sold Pane d’Amore bread and… Continue reading

B.I. Best Western earns award | Business Briefing | Nov. 27

The Best Western Bainbridge Island Suites recently was named “Best of the Best” in quality and customer care at Best Western International’s annual North American… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2009

Nonprofits offer 2010 calendars | Business Briefing | Nov. 27

Several island organizations are selling 2010 calendars as a fundraising effort. Arms Around Bainbridge, West Sound Wildlife Shelter and Blakely Elementary School all have calendars… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2009