Governor to Speak at DCEDC Annual Meeting

Governor Scott Walker is the keynote speaker for the Door County Economic Development Corporation’s (DCEDC) annual investors meeting and luncheon on Monday, April 14.

Last year U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble was the speaker, and he wowed the crowd with talk about trying to bridge the bipartisan divisions in Washington, D.C.

Asked if Gov. Walker was aware that he has a tough act to follow, DCEDC Executive Director Bill Chaudoir said, “I’ve seen the Governor speak. I don’t think he’ll have any trouble at all. He has a lot of fans among our business owners.”

Chaudoir said not only will the annual investors meeting allow the Door County business community a chance to hear from Walker personally, but he is hoping for some sit-down time with the governor to talk about some very specific Door County business issues, particularly policy issues in the wine industry.

The luncheon and meeting at Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay is also the kickoff to the DCEDC’s 25th anniversary.

“We’ve come a long way since it was a one-man operation,” Chaudoir said. “It feels great to look around and see some of the good we have done over the years in the community.”

The annual investors meeting will include the presentation of the Door County Industry of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The Industry of the Year Award recognizes a construction, service or manufacturing business that has made a substantial impact on the community and enjoyed significant accomplishments during the past year. The Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates those individuals who have taken the initiative to start and grow a successful small business in Door County. The meeting will also include the annual report to the community about the accomplishments of DCEDC during 2013.

The DCEDC annual investors meeting will start promptly at noon. Tickets for the April 14 luncheon are $35 per person or $330 for a table of 10. Tickets are available from the DCEDC office. For more information, contact DCEDC at 920.743.3113 ext. 200 or by email at [email protected].