Baylake Bank’s Brian Hartl Named Top Financial Advisor

(Left to right) Linnea Pichette, Brian Hartl, and Amy Van Bramer of Baylake Investment Services

• Brian Hartl, an independent financial advisor at Baylake Investment Services in Door County, has been recognized as a top financial advisor and named to the LPL Financial Patriot’s Club. This distinction is based on a ranking of all registered advisors supported by LPL Financial LLC, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer, and is awarded to less than ten percent of the firm’s more than 12,000 advisors nationwide.

“Baylake Investment Services provides you with what you need to navigate your financial road map,” said Hartl. “We are committed to helping our clients establish and maintain their wealth.”

For more information about Baylake Bank call 920.743.5551 or 1.800.267.3610 or visit

• The annual Career Day for Door & Kewaunee County 8th grade students was held March 13 at NWTC-Sturgeon Bay. Sponsored by the Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP), Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and the Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary Club, the Career Day program provides area students an understanding of local career clusters and the variety of occupational opportunities available, information about the skills that employers are looking for, and recommendations about what courses and extracurricular activities they might participate in during their high school years to prepare them to enter the local workforce.

• Producers interested in a Farm Service Agency Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) are reminded that March 31, 2012, is the deadline to put 2011 small grain crops under a nine-month loan.

A MAL is available to producers who share in the risk of producing a crop. To be eligible, a producer must maintain continual beneficial interest in the crop from harvest through the earlier of the date the loan is repaid or Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) takes title of the commodity.

In addition, commodity loan eligibility requires compliance with conservation and wetland protection requirements. The quality of the commodity in farm storage must be maintained throughout the term of the loan.

For more information or to apply for a MAL, contact the county office at least a week prior to the time the loan is required.

• The rehab services department at Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) has been awarded an Outcomes Excellence Certificate from Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO®) for the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2011. MDCMC exceeded the nationally predicted risk-adjusted Functional Change for four consecutive quarter profile reporting periods.

FOTO is a nationwide outcomes database and reporting service for health care providers. These certificates are presented to a select group of providers across the country to recognize the excellence achieved in effectiveness of treatment. By receiving this recognition, MDCMC’s rehab services department has achieved a greater increase in function for their patients than the national average.

FOTO President Al Amato said that MDCMC’s rehab services department “has proven the quality of their care by exceeding the average performance data of all the progressive organizations across the country who are part of the FOTO network.”

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Jami Stutting

• Midsummer’s Music Festival welcomed Jami Stutting as the non-profit’s Director of Development and Marketing. Stutting will be responsible for fundraising, grant writing, public relations and social media administration.

Midsummer’s Music Festival is an organization that has been bringing classical concerts to Door County for over 20 years. World-class musicians from organizations such as the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Marlboro Music Festival, along with faculty from notable Midwest universities, perform in intimate and casual settings throughout Door County.

“Jami’s passion is exactly what we’ve been looking for to help us grow our audiences and reach our long term goals,” said Kathleen Pearson, executive director of Midsummer’s Music Festival.

Stutting earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the UW-Stevens Point. Since moving to Sturgeon Bay in 2006, Stutting has served as the Operations/Financial Development Assistant at the Door County YMCA, and more recently, as the Circulation Sales Coordinator for The Door County Advocate.

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to work for such a fine organization,” said Stutting.

• Door County residents with a need for high-speed Internet have another option, as New Century Service of Sturgeon Bay is an authorized retailer of ExedeSM by ViaSat. The high-speed Internet service offers speeds up to 12 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and up to 3 Mbps upstream beginning at $50 per month.

“With our new Exede broadband service, customers across the United States will have a way to get exceptional speed whether they live in a city, suburbs or a more rural area,” said Tom Moore, senior VP of ViaSat. “Our new Exede service speeds make us very competitive with wireless home broadband service, as well as legacy DSL and many cable services.”

The new Exede by ViaSat residential broadband packages all feature the same high speed with successively higher data allowances at each price point. Packages include 7.5 GB at $49.99, 15 GB at $79.99 and 25 GB at $129.99.

For more information visit or call New Century Service at 920.743.0021.

• In anticipation of the April 2 opening of the Door County YMCA’s new Child Development Center, the Y will host an open house from 8 am – 4 pm on March 17 and 11 am – 4 pm on March 18. The event will afford visitors the opportunity to tour the facility, enjoy refreshments, and register children for the center. The center is located at 1743 Egg Harbor Road.

Saturday will feature enrollment for full time students, and Sunday will feature open enrollment. If parents are unable to register in person at the open house, they can call 920.818.0691 and make a credit card deposit.

The center will provide quality care to meet the needs of infants six weeks old through school age children year-round, from 5:30 am – 5:45 pm, Monday through Friday. All children enrolled full time at the YMCA Child Development Center will receive a Youth Membership at the Door County YMCA. The children will take frequent trips to the Sturgeon Bay YMCA facility to participate in classes like swimming, gymnastics, or fun days of play.

For more information contact Child Development Center Director Angie Bosman at 920.818.0691 or via email at [email protected].

• Understanding customer needs, innovative new building products and customer service techniques were among the topics presented in workshops during Wick Buildings 2012 Annual Meeting, attended by Dale Resier of Peninsula Building Systems in Sturgeon Bay. The program, attended by more than 140 builders and industry participants from the heartland of the US, was held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 19 – 21.

Max Armstrong, a leading international voice in agriculture, personally share his knowledge and insights with participants at this year’s meeting.

For more information visit or call 920.868.2229.