Door County Business News

• Vicki Wilson, owner of Door County Coffee & Tea (and DCEDC Board Member), is one of five people featured in the new book Transforming Leaders into Progress Makers: Leadership for the 21st Century. The book, written by UWGB professor Phil Clampitt and Bob DeKoch, the President of The Boldt Company, makes progress – not power, personality, or position – the centerpiece of a new perspective on leadership.

To celebrate the book’s release, Wilson will host a book signing reception with the authors on Wednesday, August 25 from 5 – 7 pm at Door County Coffee & Tea in Carlsville.

• Door County’s appetite for quality hot dogs will be satisfied with the opening of Fat Freddie’s Gourmet Hot Dogs on Sturgeon Bay’s West side. Owned and operated by Fred Rice, Fat Freddie’s will feature homemade toppings, along with hand-cut French fries.

The hot dog café, open 11 am – 5 pm, Monday through Saturday, is located inside the Hol In One gas station at 25 N. Madison Avenue. For more information, or to prepare the kitchen for a large order, call 920.304.6038.

• The Savory Spoon Cooking School has given a special Holstein a new home on the front lawn of the cooking school, offering a great photo opportunity for family and friends, as well as helping the staff introduce the new Schoolhouse Creamery this season.

At the Schoolhouse Creamery, guests can sample over 50 varieties of artisan cheeses, purchase by the ounce, or create a Cheeseboard with their choice of cheeses. The Savory Spoon offers outdoor seating for customers to enjoy purchases.

The cow has yet to be named. For a chance to win a Wisconsin Artisan Cheese Basket, stop in or email the savory spoon at [email protected] with your suggestion. The entry deadline is August 31.

For more information, visit or call 920.854.6600.

• As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Energy Tax Credit allows homeowners to claim a $1,500 tax credit for energy efficient home improvements. This tax credit means that homeowners get a dollar off their taxes for every qualifying dollar they spend.

Windows and doors are an ideal way to use this tax credit. In addition to giving a great new look to a home, energy-efficient new windows and doors can save homeowners up to 25 percent on their monthly heating and cooling bills.

Marvin Windows and Doors has numerous products that qualify for the tax credit. Marvin’s large product portfolio means that builders and homeowners will be able to choose from a virtually unlimited selection of windows and doors to satisfy their design and energy needs.

To take advantage of the tax credit before it expires on December 31, visit Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders Inc., located at E176 County Road S in Dyckesville. For more information call 920.866.2351 or visit