Category: Business

  • Golf Chalet Renovation in Full Gear at Alpine Resort

    New owners spruced up the old golf chalet at the Alpine a little bit last year, but the renovation work during the past four months has been dramatic. Work last year included a new roof, new landscaping and changing the siding from brown to white – the original color when the clubhouse opened during the […]

  • Virtual J-1 Employer Forum April 12

    BridgeUSA and Destination Door County will present a virtual J-1 employer forum April 12, 8-11 am (tentatively), to provide updates and share best practices and solutions for existing challenges. All employers are welcome to participate. To get updates or join the forum, fill out the form at

  • Diltz Retiring, Cellcom Buys Northern Door Communications

    For the past 32 years, Greg Diltz, owner of Northern Door Communications in Sister Bay, has been serving residents and businesses in northern Door County. Diltz said he’s had tremendous success and has taken great pride in meeting the communication needs of his customers, but now he’s ready to begin retirement and focus more on […]

  • Egg Harbor Campers Left in the Dark

    Investment firm aims to cash in on changing industry Allen Feldman and his wife, Judy, have been seasonal residents at Egg Harbor Campground for 17 years and have spent the winter looking forward to returning to their site. Their summer retirement retreat is a 37-foot pull-behind RV with a queen bed, big-screen TV and quiet […]

  • Door County Candle Company Makes Candles for Ukraine

    Ukrainian civilians are taking up arms and constructing Molotov cocktails to defend their homeland against Russia, which launched a full-scale invasion of the democratic Ukraine on Feb. 25.  Five thousand miles away in Door County, moved by the cries and fears of loved ones, Christiana Gorchynsky-Trapani, owner of Door County Candle Company and a second-generation […]

  • The Peninsula Pulse is Hiring: General Assignment Reporter/ Multimedia Content Creator

    The Peninsula Pulse newspaper seeks a dynamic, motivated individual to join our team to produce content for print, web, video and podcasts. Job Summary:  The right candidate will report on local news, business and community beats as well as write features, appear on podcasts, and produce news video. The position will also serve as the […]

  • Eco-friendly Putt-Putt Course Coming to Fish Creek

    Mini-golf enthusiasts will soon have a new challenge on the local circuit.  Kerry and Matthew Johnson have received approval to build Evergreen Miniature Golf on a wooded property that wraps around the Fish Creek BP gas station on Highway 42 north of Gibraltar School, but this course will offer something different than the characters and […]

  • MR. G’S For Sale

    One of Door County’s classic supper clubs is on the market. Mr. G’s Logan Creek Grille and Fernwood Gardens Ballroom in Jacksonport have been listed by Creative Business Solutions for $795,000.  Established in 1973, the restaurant has been in the Geitner family for nearly 50 years and seats up to 100 people. The ballroom/banquet hall […]

  • The Last Diner: Viking Grill Sold

    Owners of Racine bakery and cafe purchase Ellison Bay staple The Viking Grill was the definition of old school. After eight decades of serving the hungry at the northern tip of the peninsula, what else could it be? But that will change this year as longtime boilmaster and donut baker Dan Peterson is filing his […]

  • Grants Available For Export Products

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation has been selected for a second time for the Collaborative Market Access Grant program through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. The program is a great tool for businesses seeking to export products to international markets. Find out more from Laura Vlies Wotachek at [email protected] or 920.304.2046.

  • Workforce Grants Available Up to $10 Million

     A free Workforce Innovation Grant Program webinar is available to learn more about the next round of applications. The session aired Feb. 15, but it was recorded and posted for viewing. The program will fund nonprofit and governmental entities that design and implement collaborative, innovative plans to tackle their communities’ workforce challenges and work to […]

  • Jim Stawicki

    Stawicki Selected Chair of WPPI Benergy Board

    Sturgeon Bay Utilities General Manager Jim Stawicki has been elected chair of the WPPI Energy board of directors after serving as its vice chair for the past 11 years. WPPI Energy is a member-owned not-for-profit that serves 51 locally owned electric utilities. The 51-member board and its committees oversee the implementation of WPPI initiatives. Stawicki […]

  • Cupola House

    New Owners Still Discovering at Cupola House

    Greg and Melissa Bieker have had their sights set on running a bed-and-breakfast in Door County for at least 10 years, but they didn’t think that dream would come true in the form of one of the most historical properties in Egg Harbor.  The new owners of the Cupola House property, which includes the old […]

  • Apply for a Seat on the NWTC Board

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is accepting applications for three positions of three-year terms each on the NWTC District Board of Trustees. They include one employee member, one employer member and one additional representative. The fourth position is a one-year vacancy that begins July 1, 2022. The counties currently represented by these appointments are Door, […]

  • Door County Civility Project

    Survey to Inform Customer-Communications Training

    The Door County Civility Project is conducting a survey of local businesses to determine their training needs in the area of customer-service communications. The survey will remain open until March 7, and all responses are anonymous and confidential. Based on the survey results, the Door County Civility Project will offer training sessions for area business […]

  • New Owners for Uncle Tom’s in Ellison Bay

    Uncle Tom’s Candy, the iconic candy store located in the old Newport School House in Ellison Bay, and previously owned by Heather Laughlin, was sold to Rebecca Whipple and Ryan Mueller, both formerly of Milwaukee. Whipple and Mueller moved to Ellison Bay in late November 2021, and have been working with Laughlin to learn the […]

  • Lowney's Landscaping

    Lowney’s Landscaping Aquires Jason’s Tree Service

    Jason’s Tree Service is now a division of Lowney’s Landscaping (, which operates in Door County and the greater Fox Valley area. Jason’s Tree Service will serve the same area and move to the Lowney’s Landscaping Center location in Appleton. Reach Jason’s Tree Service at 920.740.9790 and  

  • DCEDC Hosts Business-Planning Program Feb. 16

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation’s (DCEDC) Feb. 16 Lunch and Learn session will feature Casey St. Henry, a certified exit-planning adviser who will discuss how businesses can become more profitable and financially efficient, how to know whether an owner should remain in business, and how to make a business more appealing to a potential […]

  • CTI Hospitality Aquires New Building

    John and Debbie Kiedrowski, along with son Chet Kiedrowski – the owners of CTI Hospitality – have purchased the Monarch Building at 340 N. Water St. in Algoma from Metal Ware Corporation.  For now, CTI will occupy part of the facility for its window-trim production, and the remainder of the space will be leased as warehousing. […]

  • Dr. John Awowale

    Awowale Named Partner At Baycare Clinic

    Dr. John Awowale, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has been named a physician partner at BayCare Clinic. This gives him a shared ownership in the joint-venture hospital Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a greater voice in determining how BayCare Clinic’s resources are allocated, and ultimately, greater input regarding how its patients experience health care. Awowale sees patients […]