Business Briefs

Opening March 1, The Olde Curiosity Shoppe is the latest addition to the Main Street Shops of Egg Harbor at 7828 Highway 42 (Unit 2B). With just about 1,000 square feet of selling space, proprietors Bruce Joffe and Russ Warren believe it’s neither too big nor too small.

When describing the merchandise in their own shop, it’s obvious that Joffe – a college professor of public relations and marketing – and Warren – the marketing director at Birch Creek Music Performance Center – know their way around promotional jargon:

“Timeless treasures, cherished collectibles, tried-and-true keepsakes, vintage nostalgia and memorabilia, extraordinary antiques and artwork, furniture, furnishings, knick-knacks, bric-a-brac and more,” announces their advertising copy, directing potential customers to The Olde Curiosity Shoppe’s Facebook page which is loaded with pictures and information.

Though they see their shop as a more specialized niche not competing with area resale and consignment stores, appropriate merchandise will be sold on a consignment basis. The owners of The Olde Curiosity Shoppe are quick to claim that they offer the “best and most flexible consignment terms in the Door.”

The shoppe is open Saturdays (10:30 am – 5 pm) in March; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April; and daily except Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout “the season.” For more information visit or call 920.868.1566.

Ministry Door County Medical Center announces Missie Minerath, APNP (Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber), has joined Dr. Nate Hayes as a primary care provider at the North Shore Medical Clinic in Algoma. Minerath sees patients of all ages, and brings a special interest in women’s health to her work as a nurse practitioner.

“When it comes to health, women tend to put themselves after everyone else in their lives,” says Minerath. She encourages women to have a yearly well-woman exam, including breast cancer screenings. “I lost my aunt, who was also a nurse practitioner, to breast cancer when she was in her 40s. That has inspired me to really focus on breast cancer prevention and screening in my own practice.”

She continued, “My goal for my patients is to empower them to be well, so they don’t end up in that situation.”

To schedule an appointment with Minerath, call North Shore Medical Clinic Algoma at 920.487.3496.

• Dorathy Christianson was honored at the Wisconsin Bankers Association Bank Executives Conference in Milwaukee, the largest banking event in Wisconsin, on Feb. 11, 2014. Christianson was recognized along with other inductees into the WBA’s 50 Year Club for extraordinary service to Wisconsin’s financial industry.

After half a century of service, Christianson retired from Baylake Bank as of October 2013. Christianson began working at the Bank of Sturgeon Bay, now Baylake Bank, in the early 1960s in the bank’s proof department.

• Russ Warren of Sturgeon Bay was named marketing director for Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Inc. Warren served seven years as director of marketing and meetings management for a public relations firm in Virginia, and more recently as accreditation manager for an arts-education accreditation organization in Florida.

“I am delighted to be a part of the Birch Creek team, and I look forward to meeting and working with our advertisers, as well as promoting Birch Creek to prospective students, the Door County community and its visitors,” said Warren.

The 2014 concert season begins June 19 with the percussion & steel band. For more information visit

Anna Olson has been hired as Door County’s Adventure Center’s new business manager. “Keeping it all together,” she is going to streamline the business side of the organization and help them grow into the future. As a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Olson brings 15 years of management experience to Door County’s Adventure Center.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the team at Door County’s Adventure Center. I’m especially excited about joining a company that has such a great reputation in the community and I look forward to helping them grow,” said Olson.

Door County’s Adventure Center offers kayak and zip line tours and trips, paddle board rentals, as well as teambuilding & leadership training at various locations throughout the community including Rowleys Bay Resort, Egg Harbor beach, Whitefish Dunes State Park and at the Team Leadership Center on Ploor Road in Sturgeon Bay. For more information visit or call 920.746.9539.

• The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) welcomes Animal Clinic of Sturgeon Bay to their Cat Friendly Practice Program. The association pioneered the Cat Friendly Practice program to provide a framework for creating a positive practice environment for cats, including medical care that supports the cat’s unique needs, and knowledgeable staff members who understand feline friendly handling. The Cat Friendly Practice program was created to improve the treatment, handling and overall health care of cats. Its purpose is to equip veterinary practices with the tools, resources and information to elevate the standard of care for cats. For more information, visit or call 743.2628.

• Parallel 44 released a new wine at Frozen Tundra Wine Fest – Drink Pink!. Drink Pink! is 100-percent estate grown and a blend of Foch and Frontenac grapes. This aromatic rosé wine offers flavors of freshly picked strawberries while bursting with the bright acidity of pink grapefruit.

Drink Pink! will be available only to Wine Club Members to sample and purchase. To enjoy benefits such as being the first to sample new wines, private VIP tours, free admission to events, and more, join the Wine Club by calling 920.388.4400 or visit