Business News for May 1

• The Egg Harbor Business Association (EHBA) has hired Lynn Michelsen as Marketing and Visitor Center Coordinator. Michelsen will be responsible for planning, administering and evaluating programs to maximize the visibility of EHBA members; coordinate the administration of Visitor Center operations; and provide membership support and tourist relations.

Lynn Michelsen

Prior to her new position, Michelsen worked as an advertising account representative for Door County Publishing Company. Originally from the Milwaukee area, Michelsen has been an Egg Harbor resident since 1999. She has a background in marketing, law, office administration and computer training and consulting.

The EHBA is a non-profit organization that represents the Village and Town of Egg Harbor, and strives to promote tourism and growth for its member companies.

For more information call 920.868.3717 or visit

• Orchard Country Winery & Market is adding another member to its growing family of estate wines. On Saturday, May 1 the winery will celebrate its latest release, Lauren Elizabeth, from 1 – 4 pm.

Named after owner Bob Lautenbach’s third grandchild, Lauren Elizabeth is a semi-dry white grape wine blended with Honeycrisp apple. “I am very excited to introduce our newest wine using our La Crescent grapes,” Lautenbach said. “They are another cold hardy grape that is relatively disease resistant and grows well in Wisconsin.”

Lauren Elizabeth, along with 30 of Orchard Country Winery’s award winning wines, is available daily for a complimentary tasting. The winery has two estate red wines named after Lautenbach’s two other grandchildren, Audrey Grace and Nathan John. “I’m proud to continue the tradition of naming our estate grape wines after my grandchildren.”

Lauren Elizabeth is the daughter of Chris and Amy Lautenbach who reside in Woodbury, Minnesota.

For additional information call 866.946.3263 or visit

Simon Creek Winery of Carlsville received several prestigious internation wine awards in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition March 27 in Rogchester, New York.

Simon Creek was awarded the following medals: Silver Medal for Door County Apple wine; Silver Medal for Door County Cherry wine; Silver Medal for Simon Creek Sauvignon Blanc wine; and Bronze Medal for Simon Creek Cabernet Sauvignon wine

The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition is one of the largest and most prestigious wine competitions in the world. This year’s competition featured 666 wineries from 15 countries and all 50 states, entering 3,010 wines. The wines were tasted and judged by a panel of 56 wine experts including: grape growers, professional wine-makers, chefs, wine educators, journalists, restaurateurs, and enthusiasts. This is the first wine competition ever to have entries from all 50 states.

Simon Creek winery is located at the center of Door County, off Highway I in Carlsville and has become a premier Door County attraction hosting over 70,000 visitors annually. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, Simon Creek presents free live music and wine service on the deck featuring recording artist, Mickey Grasso each Sunday afternoon.

For more information call 920.746.9307 or visit

• Something Fishy will donate 20 percent of all sales Saturday, May 1 to the Door County Humane Society to help celebrate national Be Kind to Animals Week. Something Fishy is located in downtown Egg Harbor and carries artist-made jewelry and a wide variety of fun and functional handbags.

Animal themed merchandise will be featured in keeping with the spirit of the event. The store will be open from 10 am – 7 pm. Free treats for furry friends, and people too, from 4 – 7 pm.

For more information call 920.868.2083.