Business

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

Architect Robert Moore has designed many standard island homes

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

Architect Robert Moore has designed many standard island homes
Elliot Yakush is looking to open his storefront soon in Lynwood Center after his breadmobile was shut down by the city.

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

Elliot Yakush is looking to open his storefront soon in Lynwood Center after his breadmobile was shut down by the city.

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
Handmade crafts find a home on Bainbridge

Handmade crafts find a home on Bainbridge

Katie Butler has five young children so you know she’s a little short of idle time. But not initiative nor determination, which is why she… Continue reading

Handmade crafts find a home on Bainbridge

Workshop finds economic upside

Everyone hates the economy right now; everyone, that is, but Steve Motenko. He’s excited about it and is coming to Bainbridge Island to tell us… Continue reading

Workshop finds economic upside

Everyone hates the economy right now; everyone, that is, but Steve Motenko. He’s excited about it and is coming to Bainbridge Island to tell us… Continue reading

Kitsap Sun: Bainbridge architects to sell home designs online

BC&J Architecture, Planning and Construction Management owners of Bainbridge Island is now selling home designs online. The Kitsap Sun has more details on the new service.

  • Oct 29, 2009
Classic Cycle co-owner Els Heyne loves her new electric bike

Electric ride

Have you parked your fancy bike because you’ve grown weary of the pain experienced when climbing the island’s many hilly roads?Dedicated bicyclists may easily traverse… Continue reading

Classic Cycle co-owner Els Heyne loves her new electric bike
Jeff Goller’s company designed this flagship eco-pond water feature at the Bainbridge home of Wally Johnson and Barbara Barton. The company is a certified water designer.

Banker turned landscaper whistles while he works

It took Jeff Goller a long time to finally escape what he was born into and then replace it with his passion.Goller, the second son… Continue reading

Jeff Goller’s company designed this flagship eco-pond water feature at the Bainbridge home of Wally Johnson and Barbara Barton. The company is a certified water designer.
Bainbridge High School students and Earth Service Corp members (L-R) Lauren Greenawalt

Composting without any heavy lifting

While most islanders are looking for ways to get rid of their garbage, Michael Bryan-Brown is helping them keep it.He runs the West Coast branch… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2009
Bainbridge High School students and Earth Service Corp members (L-R) Lauren Greenawalt
Chun Cho

Making way for a new Winslow corner

The northwest corner of Winslow Way and the highway feeding downtown is about ready to undergo a dramatic change.A development called Island Gateway is still… Continue reading

Chun Cho
Steve Parsons with Finnie at Parsons’ new Winslow Mall pet shop

Butch & Beechers: More than just another pet shop

Steve Parsons was overcome by grief when he lost his life partner last year to cancer. Their retail store, Bill McKnight Design, had already been shuttered and Parsons was at a loss as to what to do next with his life.

Steve Parsons with Finnie at Parsons’ new Winslow Mall pet shop

Arnold’s to rebuild after fire

Owners of Arnold's Home Furnishings in Bremerton, a Kitsap County business since 1951, say they plan to rebuild after a fire destroyed the store on… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2009
Tara Powers-Hausmann is a champion for Bainbridge Island handmade items

Bainbridge handmade items get a boost from entrepreneur’s website

Tara Powers-Hausmann was an editor in a past life, but now, as she puts it: “I’m a stay-at-home mom and a champion of handmade things… Continue reading

Tara Powers-Hausmann is a champion for Bainbridge Island handmade items

AMB announces retirement of President Rex Townsend

Bainbridge Island-based American Marine Bank Thursday announced the retirement of Rex Townsend, president and CEO of the bank for the last for 10 years. Townsend… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2009

Bainbridge Island real estate market showing signs of recovery

After a difficult year, potential home buyers on Bainbridge Island and much of Western Washington are beginning to re-enter the real estate market, according to… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2009

BITV goes mobile with new van

When news breaks somewhere on Bainbridge Island, the local TV station no longer has to worry about how to get there.Less than a year after… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2009