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  • Three Area Banks Named In Top 250 In US

    Newsweek named North Shore Bank, Nicolet National Bank and Associated Bank among the top 250 of America’s Best Regional Banks 2024, and among the best 10 headquartered in Wisconsin.  To compile its rankings, Newsweek, along with market data research firm Plant-A Insights, conducted a study of performance indicators of more than 9,440 financial institutions, and […]

  • Five Welcomed To DDC Board

    Destination Door County (DDC) this month welcomed five new board members: Holly Feldman, representing Northern Sky Theater; Kristi Rice, Door County Land Trust; Chris Schmeltz, The Dörr Hotel; Toni Sorenson, Soren’s Valhalla Orchard; and Christiana Trapani, Door County Candle Company. The DDC board consists of 22 business leaders who represent various sectors including lodging, dining, […]

  • Embracing New Beginnings

    Welcoming 2024 with hope and opportunity by JULIE GILBERT President/CEO, Destination Door County As we are now into 2024, we bid farewell to the old and embrace the new. We all have a chapter to write and an opportunity for growth, renewal and new beginnings. The start of a new year often comes with a […]

  • Destination Door County Hosting Strategic Plan Webinar

    Destination Door County (DDC) is hosting a 2024 strategic plan presentation webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 10 am. The webinar will offer a peek behind the curtain for industry partners and residents to learn a bit about how DDC positions and markets Door County, the data and research used to inform strategies and tactics, […]

  • Major Addition Approved for Therma-Tron-X

    An 88,200-square-foot addition for Therma-Tron-X was approved Jan. 10 by Sturgeon Bay’s Industrial Park Development Review Team. The addition will be used for storage and be constructed on the existing 20,000-square-foot building at 1301 S. Neenah Ave. It will also expand the building to the south toward Halyard Street and be identical to the existing […]

  • Florian II Building Staying in the Family

    The Augusta Club space becomes available in June Change is coming to a Door County site with a rich history spanning from its past as an upscale, Polynesian-styled lounge and steakhouse to its eras as a nightly dance-music venue and lakefront supper club. One thing that won’t change at the 11,000-square-foot building housing Florian II […]

  • Contactless Motel Opening in Fish Creek

    A new contactless, boutique motel – the first of its kind in Door County – will open for the 2024 season in the heart of downtown Fish Creek.  Katie Wanzer and Mitch Ehly partnered in September with their West Bend, Wisconsin neighbors, Luke and Katie Nelsen, to purchase the By-the-Bay Motel from John and Mary […]

  • Local Companies Sign The Fish Pledge

    Six companies in Door and Kewaunee counties have signed the 100% Great Lakes Fish Pledge, publicly committing to using 100% of each commercially caught Great Lakes fish productively by 2025.  As part of the pledge, the companies  – Lindal Fisheries, Dramm Corporation, Dan’s Fish, Henriksen Fisheries, Baileys Harbor Fish Company and J&M Fisheries – will […]

  • Looking For The Next Alice

    The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is accepting applications from individuals to be the 77th Alice in Dairyland. Alice in Dairyland serves as a full-time spokesperson, cultivates relationships with television, radio and print media outlets throughout the state, writes and delivers speeches at events and utilizes social media to tell the […]

  • Realtor Group Charitable Activities

    The Door County Board of Realtors (DCBR) recently held its Winter Social – a charitable event aimed at supporting local families in need during the holiday season. The focus of the Winter Social was the Toys for Kids program. The attendees collected a significant number of toys for Door County children, with food and funds […]

  • Renovations Planned for Historic Building on Louisiana Street

    Sturgeon Bay’s Historic Preservation Commission has approved external renovations to the building at 339 Louisiana St. located along the alley between the Post Office and The Marketplace. Jess and Carrie Haak of J.C. Properties requested the changes to the commercial building they intend to remodel to look like its original construction, and then find tenants. […]

  • Wild Tomato Sold

    One of the most popular restaurants in Door County has sold. The Wild Tomato restaurant was sold Dec. 28 to Mathew and Karla Sagorac, who said they intend to continue year-round operations of the established restaurants. The sale closed on Dec. 28 for $7.5 million – the list price was $8.25 million when the business […]

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    Toddler Toy Earns National Award

    The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) awarded SpillAgain – a toy created by Sturgeon Bay company Fun City USA – as the ASTRA Toy of the Year in the Baby and Toddler category. The toy is a small tower filled with colorful balls that encourages active play and cause-and-effect learning. Fun City USA is […]

  • Laundromat in Sturgeon Bay

    Laundromat Opening Soon

    Lori DeJardin, owner of DeJardin Cleaners in Sturgeon Bay, is opening a self-service laundromat at 24 N. Madison Ave., adjacent to her cleaners, in mid-January. The laundromat will feature arcade games and vending machines, and a smartphone app will allow customers to see the availability of washers and dryers remotely. Text alerts are sent to […]

  • Training Available For Entrepreneurs

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is offering its Entrepreneurial Training Program in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Small Business Development Center. The eight-session program begins Jan. 18 at the DCEDC Business Center and is open for all Door County individuals and businesses to apply. The Entrepreneurial Training Program is designed to […]

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    Well Nest Spa Operator Coming to Egg Harbor

    The Egg Harbor building formerly occupied by Brilliant Stranger didn’t go empty for long. The new occupant already had a close tie to the building. Jessica “Jessa” Fournier plans to open The Well Nest Spa at 7896 Hwy 42 this winter, and using the downstairs spaces will keep her closer to family. Fournier’s dad and […]

  • Erin Husander

    Erin’s Errands

    It’s easier than ever for people in major cities to get help with errands, thanks to the prevalence of app-based delivery services like UberEats and DoorDash. But for people who live in rural areas like Door County, getting help is often harder. That’s why Erin Husander created Erin’s Errands. The new business is designed to […]

  • Appeals Court Sides With Shipwrecked on Beer Garden

    Court says the Village of Egg Harbor violated the restaurant’s due-process rights The Village of Egg Harbor suffered a legal loss this month as it continued to defend its 2021 denial of Shipwrecked Brew Pub’s beer garden-expansion permit. The Wisconsin Court of Appeals on Dec. 12 affirmed County Circuit Court Judge Todd Ehlers’ 2022 finding […]

  • Former City Pamida Building Becomes Event and Entertainment Venue

    The former Pamida store along Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay has been remodeled and opened this month for use as an event and entertainment venue known as the Door County Gala on one side, and a bar and restaurant – the Door County Sandbox – on the other.  The new development is part of […]

  • Alcohol Bill Puts Wedding Barns in Limbo

    When Gov. Tony Evers signed a new bill overhauling the state’s complex alcohol regulatory system on Dec. 6 (AB 304), it was hailed as a historic compromise between producers, distributors, hotels and the Wisconsin Tavern League. The bill passed with rare bipartisan support (a 22-11 vote in the state Senate, and 88-10 in the state […]