Business Briefs

Bistro 42 of Carlsville welcomes their new Chef Matt Chambas. Originally from the Madison area, Chambas comes to Door County after extensive experience in Idaho, Wisconsin and abroad. He honors his humble background in all aspects of restaurants to his current success. Chambas has worked at Madison restaurants Brix, Harvest and Muramotos, and he attributes his key development as a chef at L’eToile in Madison.

As the new executive chef and general manager of Bistro 42, he has already established the Bistro garden and will be showcasing the local harvest concept as the feature chef at Door Peninsula Winery’s September Winemaker Dinner. 

For more information call 920.743.9463.


• Robert (Bob) Pohl, has announced plans to publish a 2010 version of the Door County Go Guide. Published annually by the Door County Chamber of Commerce from the early 1990s through 2006, the original Go Guide was a comprehensive directory of Door County businesses that cater to the tourist trade. In its heyday, over 200,000 copies of the Go Guide were printed and distributed each year.

The Go Guide concept was devised when Bob Hastings, managing director of the Chamber of Commerce. “Bob Hastings was very smart about the marketing of this area,” said Bob Pohl. “The Go Guide was the first Door County publication that listed almost all of the businesses and fit neatly into your pocket or purse. It was a huge success from the first issue.”

Pohl said the new Go Guide has many of the same marketing goals as its earlier incarnation. “I’d like to return to the Go Guide’s glory years,” said Pohl, “when it was forward-looking and unique.”

For a Door County Go Guide 2010 media kit, contact Bob Pohl by phone 920.421.0321, email [email protected], or mail Door Guide Publishing, P.O. Box 776, Sister Bay, WI 54234-0776.