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Door County Volunteer Center Hires New Director

• The Volunteer Center of Door County is proud to announce the hiring of Pam Seiler as the new Executive Director.

Seiler was previously the co-owner and operator of Especially Nice, Ltd. in Egg Harbor. She also currently serves as Vice-President on the Sturgeon Bay School Board, a position she has held since 2003. She is a graduate of UW-Whitewater where she earned a degree in business majoring in finance.

The mission of The Volunteer Center of Door County is to promote volunteering by connecting people with opportunities to serve throughout Door County. The Volunteer Center assists all non-profit agencies that rely on volunteers by recruiting volunteers, providing training seminars for volunteer managers and collaborating with businesses and community leaders to identify community needs.

The Volunteer Center is located at 62 S. Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. For more information visit http://www.VolunteerDoorCounty.com.

• Oscar’s Door County Rubber Stamps, LLC has opened a new store and art gallery located in The Main Street Shops in downtown Egg Harbor. The store showcases the extensive and exclusive Door County Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Paper designs that are produced in-house, as well as a full assortment of art media supplies, papers, journals, specialty books, and photo frames imported from around the world.

Oscar Hansen, owner and general manager of Door County Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking, LLC, has been in business in Door County for over 22 years. Linda Meyers, artist and manager, brings over 40 years of art and retail experience to the sales floor.

The Egg Harbor location offers a hands-on classroom setting where visitors can take a class, an all day workshop, or a quick ‘make-it and take-it’ item. Instructors include local artist Laura Meikles as well as Oscar Hansen and Sheary Londo.

The parent store of Oscar’s Door County Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking, LLC, is located at the top of the hill in The Jefferson Street Shopping District in Sturgeon Bay.

While the Sturgeon Bay store remains open seven days a week throughout the year, the Egg Harbor location will be open seven days a week from May 1 – October 31, and Thursday – Sunday the remainder of the year.

For more information or to sign up for available classes, call 920.746.9080 or visit http://www.doorcountyrubberstamps.com.

• Tough market conditions are creating new challenges for the U.S. Postal Service, however there are some myths that can be dispelled:

– The Postal Service wastes taxpayer dollars. The Postal Service, an independent agency of the executive branch, operates as a commercial entity.

– The Postal Service is inefficient. Although the nation’s addresses have grown by nearly 18 million in the past decade, the Postal Service decreased the number of employees who handle the increased delivery load by more than 200,000.

– Mail is not reliable. Independent quarterly surveys confirm that the Postal Service has achieved record reliability. In the third quarter of 2010, on-time overnight delivery of single-piece first-class mail was at 96 percent for the eighth straight quarter, an agency best.

– The Postal Service is not environmentally friendly. The Postal Service is greener than one may think. Their fleet of 44,000 alternative-fuel-capable vehicles is one of the largest in the world. More than a half-billion packages and envelops that the Postal Service provide annually are recyclable and made of environmentally friendly materials.

– The Postal Service can’t compete with the private sector. The Postal Service’s closest competitors, UPS and FedEx, pay them to deliver more than 400 million of their ground packages every year in residential areas and on Saturdays.

For more information visit http://www.usps.com.

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