What is OrcasIsland.org?
OrcasIsland.org is a community project funded and maintained by Orcas Online, inc. an ISP and Web Hosting firm on Orcas Island. The project aims to provide information to locals and visitors alike, to grow the exposure of industries and providers, and to provide a web space that businesses can maintain and use to help grow their business. It consists of a suite of sites: directory sites (like orcasisland.org); and industry sites that function as billboards to directory sites while providing other helpful information (like orcasislandweddings.net).
Do you make money?
Revenues help pay for hosting and labor fees associated with the project and are generated when businesses purchase premium positioning on the site or a sidebar ad.
You can find out more about our paid options on our site.
How is this different from the chamber of commerce?
The chamber of commerce, which provides a hugely important service to our community, provides its members with directory listings on their website, similar to our directory. Unlike the chamber, we list all known businesses on Orcas in their relevant industry category, providing a more complete picture of the business landscape. There is no required fee for being listed.
We recommend that local businesses support the chamber if they have the financial means to do so.
What if something is wrong?
There are a lot of businesses around and despite our regular audits of the hundreds of businesses on Orcas sometimes our info is out of date.
If you see something wrong, let us know.