Business Briefs

• The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) will resume offering monthly office hours in Northern Door County for new and existing business owners, providing business counseling and entrepreneurial services. DCEDC Economic Development Manager Sam Perlman will hold free, one-on-one business counseling sessions, providing advice on business planning, financing, business incentives and other issues. As a member of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network, DCEDC also has the ability to tap into the expertise of the statewide support network to help find solutions to business issues and questions.

Individual, confidential sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 21, from 8 am – 12 pm at the Sister Bay Fire Station, 2258 Mill Road. An appointment is requested and can be made by contacting Perlman at 920.743.3113 ext. 204 or via email at [email protected]. Walk-ins are also welcome, based on availability.

The DCEDC offices are located at 185 East Walnut Street in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park.

• The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on September 13 to celebrate the start of the fourth annual DKBEP High School Home Construction Project in Sturgeon Bay. The program is an effort to grow the local construction industry’s workforce while providing real-world learning experiences for area youth.

Fourteen high school students representing Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay, and Southern Door school districts have joined forces with the Door County Home Builders Association (DCHBA), Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), and the DKBEP to build a home from start to finish during the 2010/11 school year. Participating students will be involved in all aspects of home construction under the direct guidance of a NWTC contracted instructors, Miles Zastrow and Roger Mayer.

Upon successful completion of the program, each student will earn 16 credits for advanced placement in the Wood Tech Technical Diploma one-year program at NWTC. The home will soon be listed on the open real estate market with ERA Starr Realty. Revenue generated from the home sale will offset program costs and any remaining will be used as seed money toward future DKBEP High School Home Construction projects.