Category: Business

  • Donny’s Glidden Lodge Celebrates 25 Years of Service

    Donny’s Glidden Lodge is toasting 25 years of service Aug. 6, when – for one day only, 12-5 pm – its prime-rib buffet and salad bar will be available for $25. The buffet is first-come, first-served or until the prime rib runs out. Ruby James, Zach Vogel and Eric Hagen will be performing on the […]

  • House-Call Services Coming to The Area

    Pivotal Health is expanding its clinician house-call services to patients of all ages in northeastern Wisconsin. Patients will be able to schedule appointments at their preferred time and location – home, office or any other convenient place – and a provider will meet them there. Pivotal Health’s services encompass a broad range of acute medical care, including […]

  • Door County is Among State’s Growing Rural Areas

    Door County ranks fifth in population growth among Wisconsin’s 46 rural counties, according to a recent report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum.  Door County’s population has grown 9.9% from 2010 to 2022, trailing only Sawyer (12%), Vilas (11%), Bayfield (11%) and Burnett (10%) as rural counties. Door County has rebounded from a 1% population decline […]

  • New Children’s Boutique Arrives on 3rd Avenue

    Joining The Marketplace on 3rd Avenue in Sturgeon Bay is Neverland+Co., a fantastical children’s clothier that will host a grand-opening celebration July 29, 10 am – 5 pm. The store at 58 N. 3rd Ave. carries a collection of exclusive, quality clothing lines for newborns to 12 years old, including everyday wear, beach and tennis […]

  • Therma-Tron-X Expanding Facilities

    Therma-Tron-X is expanding its facility in Sturgeon Bay’s Industrial Park with a 3,300-square-foot maintenance building and a second-story mezzanine inside the original building at 1155 S. Neenah Ave. The addition, which the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park Review Team recently approved, will more than double the size of the maintenance facility. Therma-Tron-X specializes in custom paint-finishing […]

  • New DCEDC Board Members

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) added two new members – Jackie Bongle and Dale Wiegand – to its board of directors during its July 17 meeting. Bongle is the human-resources manager at Hatco Corporation in Sturgeon Bay and has been with the company for the past 23 years. She previously served on DCEDC’s Business […]

  • Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay Receive WEDC Grants

    Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay have both been awarded $50,000 matching grants from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) through its Vibrant Spaces grants program, which seeks to help communities develop and enhance public spaces. Sturgeon Bay is using its funds – the grant program’s maximum amount – for public restrooms, water-filling stations and other amenities […]

  • Sustainability in Action through the Tourism Industry

    by JULIE GILBERT, President and CEO, Destination Door County “Sustainability” is a word that we hear often, but what does it really mean?  The definition focuses on fulfilling the needs of future generations while ensuring the delicate balance among economic growth, environmental care and social well-being. How does that relate to Destination Door County and […]

  • Baileys Harbor Group Joins Forces to Buy Bearded Heart

    Come November, the new owners of the Bearded Heart Coffee Shop in Baileys Harbor will take over the business operation. A group of Baileys Harbor residents and business owners came together earlier this year to buy the coffee shop and retail spaces at the corner of Highway 57 and Howard Avenue.  The project reunites David […]

  • Our Tourist Industry Isn’t for the Tourists

    “The truth is that the tourist industry in Door County isn’t actually for the tourists. The primary beneficiaries of tourism are the residents of Door County.” It’s early February as I write this, and there is little snow on the ground, the temperatures are regularly above freezing, and I find myself checking the Sister Bay […]

  • Luxury Picnic Company Expands Presence

    Wicker Baskt, a luxury picnic and charcuterie catering company, is expanding its presence in Door County to offer residents and visitors its services to plan a date, family outing or special celebration.  Wicker Baskt offers a local menu featuring artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, fresh fruit and traditional accoutrements. In addition to its catering services, the company […]

  • Cherry Board Election Results

    Following the 2023 Wisconsin Cherry Board election, Dan Kieler of Sturgeon Bay began a three-year term as an elected member of the board on July 1. Learn about this and other Wisconsin agricultural marketing boards at

  • Cindy Follick Joins Crossroads’ Board

    Crossroads at Big Creek has welcomed Cindy Follick to its board of directors, which oversees the nonprofit’s mission of inspiring environmental stewardship through education, restoration, research and outdoor experiences.  Follick earned a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Southern California and worked in manufacturing for AT&T and in hospital strategic planning. While in […]

  • New Hire to Advance YMCA’s Mission

    The Door County YMCA has hired Brett Cleveland as its new mission advancement executive. He has been with the organization since 2021, most recently as its member engagement executive, overseeing membership, marketing and community outreach.  During his tenure, Cleveland has helped the YMCA to reopen following the pandemic, serve members in new and innovative ways, […]

  • Gary Shefchik Retires from Portside

    After a tenure of nearly 50 years at PortSide Builders, Gary Shefchik officially retired as of May 26. He had been with PortSide Builders from the beginning, working alongside his siblings – Larry, Paul, Alan, Mark, Sue and Fran – who founded the company in 1977.  Gary began his construction career in 1974, working with his […]

  • New Space for Henriksen Fisheries

    In 2021, Henriksen Fisheries opened Henriksen’s Fish House, just north of Gus Klenke’s Garage in Ellison Bay. Two years later, the company has opened a new processing plant and retail store at 11644 Old Stage Road in Ellison Bay. The store is open Wednesday-Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm.

  • Howie’s Owners Celebrate First Year

    Howie’s Tackle in Sturgeon Bay is celebrating one year of new ownership. Door County residents Lance LaVine and Adam Neu went from being longtime employees to owners of the tackle and archery shop, as well as the attached Cherryland Motel, on June 30, 2022. They have worked in the fishing industry for more than 30 […]

  • Grants Available for EV Chargers

    Destination Door County is accepting applications for its 2023 electric-vehicle (EV) charger mini-grant, through which $1,000 awards are available to Door County businesses, nonprofit organizations and government entities that seek to add to or upgrade their public-use EV-charging infrastructure. Eight awards are available quarterly on a first-come, first-served basis, assuming all eligibility requirements are met. […]

  • Cadence Opens ISO Class 7 Cleanroom

    Cadence – a contract manufacturer of medical and drug-delivery devices – has added a certified International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Class 7 cleanroom at its Sturgeon Bay manufacturing facility to expand the integrated services available for cleanroom overmolding and the assembly of new medical and drug-delivery devices.  “We are thrilled to add cleanroom manufacturing in Wisconsin […]

  • Fincantieri Receives Green Certification for Second Year

    Fincantieri Marinette Marine and Fincantieri ACE Marine received recognition for their continued efforts in environmental sustainability during the recent Green Marine GreenTech conference in Seattle. Green Marine is a voluntary environmental certification program that encourages maritime enterprises to adopt measurable actions that go beyond regulatory obligations.  Both Fincantieri shipyards were the first in Wisconsin to […]