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Women in Business

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WOMEN IN BUSINESS

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Curley continues fire-safety business By Hayley Day

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Reporter

Right: Julie Curley

For island fire safety, Julie Curley has the cure. Sea-Cure Extinguisher Services, that is, which is the over 30-year-old local business Curley has owned for the last roughly three years. She sells and services portable fire extinguishers throughout the San Juans. The local service is crucial, she said. “I give immediate, firstday response for what is your first protection to get you to safety,” said Curley. “For home or business, everyone should have a fire extinguisher.” While Curley was working at Roche Harbor Resort, the previous owner of SeaCure, Bill LaPorte, suggested he needed a man to help install extinguishers as he aged. “I told him, ‘I’m your man,’ and he laughed and said, ‘You’re hired’; we had a great relationship from then on,” recalled Curley about LaPorte, a former Town of Friday Harbor mayor. Since taking over, Curley has upgraded the business to offer annual extinguisher inspections and maintenance, which run from $9 to $13, each. She can also

recharge extinguishers. According to regulations by the National Fire Protection Association, Curley recommends a fivepound extinguisher with a hose for $55, plus tax. She uses the brand Amerex, because “it’s the best.” Curley arrived on San Juan about 35 years ago to visit Roche Harbor, but plans quickly changed. “We decided to go for a look and never left,” she said about her and her husband Mike, who is retired from the U.S. Air Force. They lived at the marina, where she became the winter harbor master, then managed employee housing. Curley still organizes children events on the resort’s lawn near the pool on holidays like Easter and Fourth of July. With her new business, Curley can meet new people throughout the islands, she said, where she has the one, if not only company selling portable fire extinguishers and services. She also offers free services to nonprofits, like the islands’ family resource centers and daycares.

Keeping Watch While You’re Away

Featuring: Scheduled Home Checks After Storm Checks Security System Contact

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using an important, personal date, like birthdays or anniversaries. “Connect this day to check your alarm,” she advised, though she only sells fire extinguishers. For Curley, helping others doesn’t feel like a job. “Everywhere I go, I run into wonderful people,” she said. “I’m paid to go out and visit and, at the same time, give people security and safety.” For info on the business, which does not have a storefront, contact 360378-3135 or seacurefire@ gmail.com.

L-R: Amy Nesler, Barbara Marrett, Shannon Borg, Deborah Hopkins Buchanan, and Carole Sue Conran

A Service for: Absentee Homeowners Seasonal Residents Vacationing Homeowners Property Investors

“It’s a way to give back to the community that has been so wonderful to me over the years,” she said. Like smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, said Curley, fire extinguishers must be inspected annually. If not, chemicals in fire extinguishers can harden and they are unable to be used. In the wake of two local deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning last spring, Curley continues to remind customers about inspections. Fire extinguishers have tags to remember service dates, but other detectors do not. Curley suggests

Merchants in fun since 1993!

The Toy Box, San Juan Island’s toy store since 1993, continues to be all woman owned and operated. Featuring unique, fun merchandise for every age, the Toy Box offers a wide variety of puzzles, games, plush toys, art supplies, educational toys, dolls, and more. Owner Nancy Buechner moved to San Juan Island in the 90’s and saw that there was a great need for a store selling quality toys and supplies for all ages. The store was created in 1993 – and Buechner just celebrated her 25th anniversary in the toy business. Buechner notes, “I’m extremely proud of our staff members, and excited to continue supplying the island with fun and functional toys, games and supplies for our next twenty years!” Next to my love for toys, my passion is Soroptimist International, striving to improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally. The Toy Box, 20 First Street Friday Harbor (360) 378-8889 • toybox@rockisland

On behalf of our 300+ members, we market the Islands via: www.VisitSanJuans.com Advertising Media Relations Social Media Brochures Travel Trade Travel/Food/Wedding Shows We partner with the 3 Chambers of Commerce. We balance promotion of the Islands with protection of our environment. Visitors “imported” approximately $211 million into San Juan County in 2016!

360.378.9551 www.VisitSanJuans.com


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Women in history | Timeline The following timeline is of notable events in the history of women, courtesy of Encyclopedia Brittanica. 1800 The U.S. logs the highest birth rate worldwide, 7.04 children per woman. 1833 Oberlin Collegiate Institute (later Oberlin College) is founded in Ohio as the first American college to admit men and women on an equal basis.

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1893 Largely through the efforts of suffragist Kate Sheppard, New Zealand becomes the first country to grant women the right to vote. 1900 British tennis player Charlotte Cooper wins the first women’s gold medal at the Olympics. 1904 In French law, women See TIME, Page 6

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tore owner Virginia Nash is happy to announce that her daughter Magdelyn Hawkins, 23, a 7th generation islander, will be your barista and will prepare fresh drinks. We roast our own coffee beans, juice veggies and

fruit, blend frozen fruit shakes and make fruitsicles, all-fruit popsicles. Visit Magdelyn at 127 Spring St.

12- 4 p.m.

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Friday Harbor Chocolates A gourmet chocolate and port wine shop, created & operated by island resident, Aylene Geringer. Partnering with local producers of exquisite &delectable handcrafted chocolates & confections as well as renown Northwest chocolatiers, Friday Harbor Chocolates brings elegant sweets to the San Juan Islands for your personal & gift giving needs. Also featuring imported and domestic Ports & island sourced wines. (Port tastings available soon). Gift wrapping and gift certificates upon request. See more details on our Facebook page & website.

255 Spring Street

(360) 370-0050

www.fridayharborchocolates.com info@fridayharborchocolates.com

Closed on Thursdays

Island Air

Jackie Hamilton Started Island Air back in 1991 as a flight in-

structor. In 1993 she added on-demand charter to Island Air. Island Air has since grown into not only a safety-award winning charter service which serves the US and Canada but an Air Ambulance which serves the island people 365 days a year. Island Air/ Island Air Ambulance employs 25 highly skilled pilots, nurses, flight paramedics, flights EMT’s and managers. Island Air Ambulance is staffed 24/7, and is ready to respond for patients needing to get to mainland hospitals. Island Air Ambulance now has a Membership Program to help avoid any out-of-pocket expenses.

www.islandairambulance.com

Advance Your Skin Care to a Higher Level! Mirabella Celebrating 11 Years in Friday Harbor See, Feel, and Love the Difference in Your Skin! Mary-Brooke Barger, a WA Licensed Master Esthetician, has been in practice since 1987. She offers professional consultations, clinical skin treatments, and products that provide maximum results. Microcurrent Facial Toning, LED, and Microdermabrasion treatments are offered Tuesday through Saturday, by appointment. Help reverse the visible signs of aging, manage acne and other challenging skin conditions, and experience your healthiest skin ever! Have confidence in the knowledge that you are in the caring hands of a highly educated, highly skilled skin care practitioner with the highest professional standards. Open Door and SKIN BAR Tuesdays 9-5 no appointment necessary* Now offering FaceFit Treatments at Skin Bar – These targeted treatments improve skin health and appearance in only 30 minutes! Mary-Brooke and Laura Allen, Licensed Esthetician, offer complimentary consultations to help you achieve your skin care goals at home with: • Dermalogica skin care products • NuFACE and LightStim technologies • Jane Iredale mineral makeup *consultations are also available by appointment by calling 360-378-4250

Mirabella Skin Care 818 Mullis Street, Suite #2 Friday Harbor 378-4250 www.mirabellaskincare.com


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Juniper Guest House – unique, beautiful, affordable By Heather Spaulding Reporter

Inspired by the unique and gorgeous variety of affordable lodging options Juniper Maas-Mercer found while traveling abroad, including locations throughout South America and East Africa, she realized the San Juan Islands needed a new kind of place to lay

your head. “I really felt we needed a fresh approach that was economical,” said MaasMercer, and that concept of a one of a kind, beautiful and affordable place to stay has been her niche since 2004. Juniper Lanes Guest House, located on Beaverton Valley Road, a mere 1.3 miles from Friday Harbor, is what she describes as a boutique inn.

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• Diagnostic hearing testing

• Customized hearing aid acclimatization program • Free trial period

Contracted with most major insurers, including: • Medicare •L&I • VA Choice Provider

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360-378-2330 Friday Harbor 545 Spring St.

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33 Urner St., Ste. 5

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Junipers Lane consists of five rooms and a two bedroom cabin. Maas-Mercer has only fluctuated the cost approximately $25 during the last 14 seasons. “I would rather work harder and be full, than charge more,” she said. As a result, travelers have returned again and again to Juniper Lane. The comments people have written in her guestbook occasionally left her teary-eyed, Maas-Mercer said, reflecting their stay far surpassed their expectations, not to mention rave reviews from travel books and articles. Being a woman in the hospitality industry has not been without its challenges. One of the biggest lessons she has learned is saying no. “In the beginning, when I was younger, I use to say yes to everything, and there were people who took advantage of that,” she said, adding that as a businesswoman, you can only be so accommodating. The last few years, her challenge has been raising her now three-year-old son while managing her inn. “Sean [her husband] is a great help of course,” MaasMercer said, but it has been hard work. Fortunately,

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Juniper Maas-Mercer

those who stay with her have been more than understanding. “People that are attracted to this place tend to be really grounded and understanding,” she said, noting that for example, if she has to email customers their receipt because her toddler needs her attention, no one complains. Looking to the future, Maas-Mercers says she will continue fixing up the property and current structures on it, as well as maintaining the inn’s current reputation. “We have big dreams and visions for the property,” she said, noting that it will tricky finding the right time, squeezed somewhere between the end of busy season, before winter weather hits, and after their son begins school, which is still a few years away. Having grown up in Friday Harbor, both MaasMercer and her husband, hold a special place in their hearts for the islands and islanders. For locals looking for lodging for loved ones, Maas-Mercer mentions that

she offers a wonderful local discount. “I have really been blessed to be able to have a business and raise my son here, and meet all the amazing people

that stay with us,” she said. For more information visit the Juniper Lane Guest House website at juniperlaneguesthouse.com. Gen Rae try Ae leen sthet ic H Me and w unter, s introd ntio n th hen ne Sun-Tuuces 15% is ad eded es, off o and . f ser rece vice ive s

Island Wellness Center

Wellness for Body and Mind Amy Bienvenu Certified Rolfer™ Lic#MA6888 360.472.1356

Maia Yip LMP Lic#MA60014333 360. 472.1356

Dan and I have been living and working side by side in Friday Harbor for over 33 years…Wow! We want to thank all of you– our wonderful friends, customers and community– for your support. This beautiful island continually inspires us.

Cere Demuth MA, LMHC

Over 49 years of design excellence

Mental Health Therapist 360.298.6737

50 First Street • P.O. Box 1309 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-2051 Dan & Diane Levin Hours will vary - call ahead if you are making a special trip. Registered Copyrighted Designs

Psychotherapist 360.378.3322

Teresa Tilton MS, LHMC

Located at 470 Spring street, suite 103 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 www.islandwellnesscentersji.com

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ith over 25 years experience in the spa industry, Raeleen’s focus is nurturing and re-balancing clients. As an esthetician and nail tech, she has had the privilege of working at several of Portland’s top spas including Bellini’s and Rejuvenation Day Spa. Her repertoire also includes Swedish massage, Reflexology, pedicures and skin care. With a natural inclination towards services that help her client to re-center, she has a deep love of Reflexology and foot treatments, Thai massage, and organic facials. It is important to her that each client leaves each of her treatments feeling, renewed, deeply relaxed and fully in their body.

360-378-8211

gentry aesthetics


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WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Dan and Diane Levin celebrate nearly 50 years of blissful business

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The Journal celebrates all Women in Business • Thank you for all you do •

We work for women and girls

Bonnie Hendrickson

MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Psychotherapist since 1990 Creative Change with Healthy Choices 540 Guard Street, Suite 110 Friday Harbor, WA 360-298-0186 · blh@rockisland.com

Nancy Buechner

Submitted by Diane Levin of Dan Levin Originals

Coming up is our 50th year in business, 33 of it here in Friday Harbor. Dan and I have worked together, side by side doing the “cohort show” since the early 80s and loving it. Dan designs and makes everything. I design a few things too. But Dan is the one with the creative juices running day and night. My background in the long-ago past was area credit manager for a large national company. It has served me well as Dan and I run the business with no employees. Just the two of us to do all the work, from designing and personally hand making all of our jewelry to running the storefront and having the privilege of meeting, talking with and knowing each of our wonderful customers, friends and acquaintances, not to mention we are living on San Juan Island. We have enjoyed it so much, it is a gift. Thanks again, we hope to see you all soon!

Sea-Cure

Fire Extinguisher Services

Contributed photo/ Dan and Diane Levin

Above: Dan and Diane had many memorable journeys in this beautiful custom-made camper.

Eileen Frazer Sales & Service to all Islands

Commitment Team Work Dedication 360.378.2217 Orcas: 360.376.2215 Lopez: 360.468.4621

Julie Curley “Thank you for keeping your business local!”

Sales and Annual Service of Fire Extinguishers NFPA Member Certified, Licensed, Insured I have lived and worked on San Juan Island for over 30 years. I look forward to keeping you safe with your fire extinguisher needs.

360-378-3135

We boast the largest selection of toys in the islands 20 First Street, Friday Harbor 360-378-8889 Celebrating 25 years in business.

Safety First Customer Focused 824 Mullis St. Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Sanjuan-propane.com

RN, CMTE Executive Director & Founder of CAMTS (non-profit corporation). Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems. eileen.frazer@camts.org Eileen’s office: 360-370-5990

Becki Day

Executive Director, SJI Chamber of Commerce 165 1st St S • 378-5240 becki@sanjuanisland.org Area Representative Past President Soroptimist

Dana Bune / Spa d Bune founder, hair designer, nail artist www.spadbune.com 669 Mullis St. Suite 101 Friday Harbor/ 360-370-5027 Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor-Treasurer

Mary Campanella

800-562-0888 Soroptimist of Friday Harbor - President


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Secure & Affordable Storage with Jeanie Garrett Owner of Store More Storage, Jeanie Garrett, has turned over the reigns of management to Virginia Nash, a sixth generation islander. Her goal is to provide a clean, dry and safe space for people to store their things and to be a good neighbor. This year begins our 25th year in business. We have great respect for all the people who rent from us and every day is customer appreciation day. I want to thank everyone for their continued support.

24 hour Access 7 days a week 3 Unit Sizes (6x10, 10x12, 10x24) Locally Owned & Operated since 1993

garrett@rockisland.com

Store More Storage Inc. 250 Store–More Way at Cattle Point Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

WOMEN IN BUSINESS

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The gift of hearing By Cali Bagby

General Manager

For Stacie Baisch of Island Hearing Healthcare, operating a business is about caring for clients. “I had no idea how fun and gratifying the process of helping people overcome communication barriers would be,” she said. Baisch, who always had an interest in biology and the science of sound, earned a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from Western Washington University in 2002 and a doctor of audiology degree from Northwestern University in 2006. While at Northwestern, she focused her research on emerging hearing aid technologies and speech understanding in complex acoustic environments. After completing studies for her clinical doctorate, she finished an “externship” with a neurotology specialist in Seattle, providing diagnostic services for patients suffering from hearing and balance disorders and rehabilitative services for hearing aid and cochlear implant recipients. Baisch refers to her many years of hitting the books as a major endeavor. Her advice to young women who want to pursue higher education is to “always be bold and believe in yourself, but take the time to make specific goals and a financial plan. Developing a feasible game plan is so important when taking on such an expensive and timeconsuming commitment.” After her studies, Baisch returned to the San Juan Islands to open Island Hearing Healthcare in Friday Harbor. She knew if she wanted to live in paradise she would have to open her own business. “It was a necessity in order to live where I wanted to! San Juan Island is my home and I have been so fortunate to work in this community,” said Baisch. At Island Hearing, she continues to pursue her interests in hearing aid technology and has developed a program that helps maximize the benefit of new technologies. “I believe that easy access to professional services allows for maximum benefit and satisfaction when using hearing aids,” she said.

…fabulous and economical Inn and Cabin, just a little over a mile from the ferry! Thank you for your continued support since 2004!

Baisch has established a local, independent hearing clinic that gives her the freedom to choose the latest technologies from any hearing aid manufacturer as well as the flexibility to customize the fitting and acclimatization of each hearing aid to the individual patient. She works in conjunction with primary care physicians, otologists and physical and speech therapists to meet the goal of comprehensive care. “There are many wonderful aspects,” she said about her job. “I truly care for the people who choose to work with me. Treating hearing loss can lead to an improvement in quality of life and connection to loved ones. Helping in this way gives me great joy.” Baisch now provides diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology services on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez Islands. To schedule an appointment, call 378-2330 or email islandhearing@gmail.com. For more info, visit www.islandhearing.net.

Time

Continued from page 3 are no longer permanent minors. 1908 A group of women storm the British Parliament demanding suffrage. Twenty-four of them are arrested. 1909 In New York, shirtwaist factory workers go on strike. The International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union and the Women’s Trade Union League work together in support of the strike. 1911 Marie Curie is awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry for the isolation of pure radium. 1912 Juliette Gordon Low founds the Girl Guides (later Girl Scouts) in the United States. By 1927 there will be a troop in every state. 1913 Norwegian women win the right to vote. In 1915, Danish women win the right to vote. 1914 In Russia, Princess Eugenie Shakhovskaya is the first female military pilot. She flies reconnaissance missions. 1917 The United States Navy hires 12,000 women as clerks in the same job classifications and for the same pay as men. This is so that they can send those male workers overseas.

1918 Canadian and British women are granted the right to vote, although in Great Britain a woman must be over age 30. The U.S. government reports that 1.4 million women work in war industries. After World War I these women are forced out of industrial work. 1920 The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is signed into law, giving women the right to vote. Despite death threats from the Ku Klux Klan, Mary McLeod Bethune begins a voter registration drive for African American women. 1945 More than six million American women who entered the workforce during World War II are pushed out of their traditionally male jobs at the war’s end. 1975 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that women cannot be excluded from juries because of their sex. 1986 The U.S. Supreme Court upholds affirmative action on the basis of race or gender. 2002 Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Golden Jubilee, marking 50 years on the throne. 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton is the democratic nominee to run for President of the United States of America.


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WOMEN OF THE JOURNAL of the SAN JUANS

Islanders Insurance s i n c e

HAYLEY DAY Reporter

CALI BAGBY General Manager

HEATHER SPAULDING Office manager, Reporter

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TATE THOMSON Graphic artist, Sports reporter

MANDI JOHNSON Reporter

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Decades of experience - to help you with all of your title and escrow needs. More than 71 years in the San Juans! CHIGAGO TITLE is a member of the Fidelity National Financial family of companies, which is the leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services, specialty insurance and information services in the real estate community. For more than 160 years, we have established a reputation in the real estate industry for superior service, industry expertise and unmatched financial strength. The office here has land records that date back to 1872 when the San Juan Islands became a part of the United States, and prior to Statehood. “The land records can be a mystery, and it’s our job to solve that mystery and give new buyers or lenders clear title to their property.”

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Wonderful Women of Windermere

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Did you miss advertising in Women in Business? We can still help promote your business. Email Cali at editor@sanjuanjournal. com to talk about free new business stories, advertising in print and web and more. We want to help your business grow. 360-293-2127 ISLANDOPTOMETRY.COM 2419 COMMERCIAL AVE ANACORTES, WA 98221

Can you guess which one of us... • Backpacked the Grand Canyon? • Freedove of a 60’ cliff in Hawaii? • Was one of the first surfer girls in California? • Was a bellydancer? • Owned a popular B&B? • Ran her 1st triathalon at 59? • Exhibited dogs at Westminster? • Ate bugs in the hold of a cargo ship? • Hugged a manta ray? • Parasailed in Tahiti?

• Was shanghaied on the Yangsee River? • Taught herself to sail solo? • Was a driving instructor? • Is a trained Tantrica? • Met her husband online? • Is a certified wildlife rehabilitator? • Slept in a missile bay of a nuclear sub? • Kayaked the Mendocino sea caves?

50 Spring Street, (360)378-3600 www.windermeresji.com

Dr. April Napier served three years in the United States Air Force at Hill Air Force Base, Utah where she acted as Flight Commander for the optometry clinic on base, serving active duty military, retirees and their family members.

Dr. Ashley Ayers grew up on Fidalgo Island and returned to Anacortes to join Island Optometry Clinic. Drs. Ayers and Napier both graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry. They are dedicated to compassionate and quality care for their patients—providing services in glasses, contact lenses and thorough health evaluations for all ages. They are skilled in diagnosing and treating various ocular conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and dry eye syndrome.

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