Business

Architect recognized for work on Winslow

Charlie Wenzlau’s architectural fingerprints are all over downtown Winslow.His firm, Wenzlau Architects, designed the San Juan building near the ferry terminal, the Ericksen Cottages and… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2010

Local architecture firm earns LEED Platinum certification

Coates Design Architects has achieved the first LEED Platinum certification in the state for a home designed outside of Seattle.The platinum designation is the highest… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2010

Local bio-tech company a partner in cancer drug trials

Bainbridge-based Emerald BioStructures, a biological structuring company, has formed a partnership with FORMA, a Massachusetts drug discovery company.The partnership allows Emerald BioStructures to supply its… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2010

Bainbridge software company earns Microsoft award

A local software company has won the 2010 Microsoft Partner of the Year award.Avalara, Inc., which was founded in 2004 by islanders Rory Rawlings, Jared… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2010
Bainbridge Scooter Rental owner Don Linrothe offers scooter rentals at the ReMax office near the ferry terminal. The 49cc machines are available to individuals over the age of 18 with a valid driver’s license.

Scooter rentals will open up island to visitors

As the sun begins to peel away the clouds, more visitors will make their way to the island. They tour downtown and check out some… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2010
Bainbridge Scooter Rental owner Don Linrothe offers scooter rentals at the ReMax office near the ferry terminal. The 49cc machines are available to individuals over the age of 18 with a valid driver’s license.

Coffee that comes to you

Most people work in coffee shops while they start their careers; Amy Gaskill did the opposite.The former human resources professional moved into the coffee business… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2010

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
Ice cream bar regular Zoe Ransom

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
Ice cream bar regular Zoe Ransom
Dennis Anstine/Staff Photo Jill Paull has started small with her organic cleaning service

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.

Dennis Anstine/Staff Photo Jill Paull has started small with her organic cleaning service
Living legends Gerard and Jo Ann Bentryn

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.

Living legends Gerard and Jo Ann Bentryn
David Rohrbacher proudly displays one of his board games.

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.

David Rohrbacher proudly displays one of his board games.

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
Kit Hutchin of Churchmouse Yarns & Teas didn't wait long after receiving guanaco yarn from Argentina to begin knitting a scarf

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

Kit Hutchin of Churchmouse Yarns & Teas didn't wait long after receiving guanaco yarn from Argentina to begin knitting a scarf
Jim Johansson

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

Jim Johansson
Morley Horder

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.

Morley Horder

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

Tony D’Onofrio

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.

Tony D’Onofrio