Door County’s Viva La Cottage Recognized for Annual Flea Market

Flea Market Style Magazine named Viva La Cottage one of the top-24 small flea markets in the United States. An artful blend of vintage and contemporary, Viva La Cottage is a country French-style boutique in Sister Bay. Sharing her enthusiasm for the flea markets that inspired her to establish Viva La Cottage in 1997, owner Angie McMahon hosted her first vintage event in the shop’s gardens four years ago.

“I was floored when I got the call from the magazine requesting details about our flea market,” said McMahon. “We may be small, but the vendors we feature are carefully selected. And we are even turning vendors away, because we want to maintain and extend the quality of the shop through our market.”

The 2011 Viva La Cottage Vintage Flea Market will be held July 9 from 10 am – 5 pm. The market is free and open to the public. For more visit or call 920.854.6842.

• American Family Insurance agent Don Koepsel of Sister Bay has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program. Koepsel has been an agent for American Family since April 1973, and has received the honor every year since 2006. His office is located at 2525 S. Bay Shore Drive in Sister Bay.

“Customer service is more important than ever,” said Jack Salzwedel, American Family president and chief operating officer. “I’m proud that more American Family Insurance agents made the commitment to meeting the Distinguished Insurance Agency criteria this year than in any of the program’s previous five years.”

The service excellence distinction was determined through a two-part evaluation process conducted by J.D. Power and Associates.

• The Door County Visitor Bureau chose Ad Quest Promotions, Inc. to exclusively produce and wholesale logo wearables and logo items to other DCVB members for sale in the county and on the DCVB online store.

Initially, the DCVB and Ad Quest Promotions have selected a pigment dyed unisex t-shirt, pigment dyed youth t-shirt, a denim shirt, a baseball cap, a fleece jacket, a coaster and a license plate holder. Items will be sold through local DCVB member retailers and online through the DCVB online store. Most items should be available in June, prior to the beginning of the busy summer season.

The three-year agreement provides for a small revenue share for the DCVB to reinvest into marketing efforts for the county. “The main focus of this initiative is to advance the brand of Door County to our residents and visitors to proudly wear our logo when they travel or return home,” said Mary Denis, director of marketing and sales at the DCVB. “In addition, this gives our members the opportunity to sell merchandise with the Door County, Wisconsin logo in their stores.”

To view the 2011 Door County Wisconsin collection visit For more information call 920.746.9170.

• The U.S. Postal Service is offering two 2011 Super Bowl commemorative souvenir envelopes honoring the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl victory. Authorized by the National Football League, one envelope depicts the championship team, while the second envelope features Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers.

The Sister Bay Post Office will be offering the commemorative envelopes at $10 each while supplies last. Also available will be a photo of the MVP, along with the Super Bowl XLV Champions envelope, in a matted art piece for only $19.99.

Football fans can also purchase the envelopes and artwork via mail order. Each request should include the customer’s name and address, the number and type of envelopes or artwork being purchased (SB XLV Champions, MVP Aaron Rodgers, or Rodgers w/Trophy matted artwork) and a check or money order made payable to “Postmaster.”

Commemoratives will be mailed within two to four weeks from the time the order is received. Supplies are limited.

Send mail order requests to Super Bowl Commemorative Envelope, 300 Packerland Drive, Green Bay, WI 54307.