• Destination Guide Reflects Evolution of Tourism Management

    by Jen Rogers and Cambria Mueller, Destination Door County Hello, 2020, and hello to a new look for Destination Door County, formerly the Door County Visitor Bureau. Our new 2020 Destination Guide highlights “voluntourism,” water safety and lesser-known areas for visitors to explore around the county. Visitors tell us daily how much they love Door […]

  • New Name for SBVC

    The former Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) is taking on a new name and a new brand. The organization will now be known as Destination Sturgeon Bay – a name change that follows suit with the recent change of the Door County Visitor Bureau to Destination Door County.  “With this name change, we believe that […]

  • RV Park Developers Pin Hopes on County Planning Committee

    Developers of the Quarry RV Park in Sevastopol are pinning their hopes for the project on the Door County Resource Planning Committee (RPC) coming to a different decision than the Town of Sevastopol did. The Sevastopol Town Board voted unanimously Monday to forward the recommendation of its plan commission to deny a Conditional Use Permit […]

  • Door Shakespeare Gets New Home of Its Own

    Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Door Shakespeare will be celebrating its 25th anniversary year in a home of its own.  In late November, the theater company took possession of the building at 10038 Hwy 57 in the Town of Liberty Grove. Perhaps best known as the original site of Celeste Wegman Interiors, […]

  • Samuel Burris New Program Director at JAK’s Place

    Door County native Samuel Burris has a passion for giving back to the community, and he’ll be able to do so as the new program director for JAK’s Place. As he oversees all of its mental-health support programming, he’ll continue the JAK’s Place tradition of working collaboratively with community partners to provide quality programming to […]

  • DCEDC to Install Solar Array at Sturgeon Bay’s Business Development Center

    As part of Door County Economic Development Corporation’s (DCEDC) 2020 capital budget plan, a new solar array will be installed at Sturgeon Bay’s Business Development Center (BDC). “We have been quite pleased with the cost savings at the BDC that resulted from our conversion from fluorescent to LED,” said DCEDC Executive Director Jim Schuessler. “We […]

  • Mary Horton Promoted to Shareholder at KerberRose

    Mary Horton has been promoted from senior manager to shareholder at the certified public accounting firm of KerberRose in its Sister Bay location. Part of its team for 10 years, she specializes in providing tax and accounting services for small businesses and individuals. “KerberRose’s family-like culture and team environment make my partnership with the firm […]

  • Crossroads at Big Creek Seeks Graphic Designer

    Crossroads at Big Creek is a beloved community treasure, nonprofit learning center and nature preserve that offers education, conducts research and provides outdoor experiences to inspire environmental stewardship in learners of all ages. In order to make the Crossroads preserve more welcoming and easier to negotiate, a trail system of four to five multidistance loops […]

  • Quarry Park Proposal Gets A No

    Sevastopol residents and plan commissioners finally got a look at the Quarry RV Park proposal Tuesday, and they had a lot of questions for developers Tom Goelz and Mike Parent.  After six hours of presentations, questioning and testimony from residents, the Sevastopol Plan Commission unanimously recommended to the town board that the Conditional Use Permit […]

  • Lori Allen Named New Executive Director for Door County Habitat for Humanity

    Lori Allen is the new executive director for Door County Habitat for Humanity (DCHH), effective Jan. 2. She will be responsible for executive leadership; increased community outreach, communication and marketing; strategic and operational planning and execution; fund and program development; financial management and oversight; Habitat and ReStore operations; and personnel and volunteer leadership. Allen has […]

  • Dentistry by Design Retains Name Amid Ownership Changes

    The dental practice at 2645 S. Bay Shore Drive in Sister Bay will retain the Dentistry by Design name amid ownership changes of other practices, making it the only Dentistry by Design in Door County as of Jan. 1.  Dr. John Sledge owns Dentistry by Design in Sister Bay ( He bought the practice in […]

  • Frozen Spoon Under New Ownership

    On Dec. 27, the popular Frozen Spoon eatery in Sturgeon Bay exchanged hands. Founders Steve and Jenny Van Dreese, along with Jenny’s sister Jolene McMahon, had operated the business for the past five years. What started out as a build-it-yourself frozen-yogurt shop has gradually grown into a casual-dining option for residents and visitors alike. New […]

  • Sunshine House and Brilliant Marketing Team Up for New Website

    Sunshine House of Door County and Brilliant Marketing Communication are collaborating to develop a new Sunshine House website to better support and communicate the Sunshine House mission, brand and values. Scheduled to launch before April 1, it will showcase upcoming and past events, integrate online giving and provide detailed information about Sunshine House services and […]

  • KerberRose Welcomes New Shareholders

    KerberRose has several new shareholders, effective Jan. 1: Mary Horton, small business and individual tax and accounting; Krisztina Dommer, governmental accounting and auditing; Melissa Olsen, human resources; Greg Pitel, state and local government auditing; Anthony Powers, wealth management; and Mike Stratman, tax and business advising.  Horton will be promoted to shareholder from senior manager in […]

  • Northern Haus Selected as a 2020 Winner of The Knot Best of Weddings

    Northern Haus ( has been selected as a 2020 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot wedding-planning brand and app.  In its 14th year, The Knot continues its tradition of supporting local wedding […]

  • Mike Stephani Moves to Stephani Wealth Mangagement

    Financial adviser Mike Stephani is moving to Stephani Wealth Management, an office that’s independent of the Raymond James organization, with which he has been affiliated for 12-plus years. He will continue business in the same location at 4050 Hwy 42/57 in Sturgeon Bay, focusing on fiduciary-managed platforms, retirement-income planning, long-term-care solutions and other financial planning. Reach […]

  • Visitor Bureau Unveils New Logo, Name

    The Door County Visitor Bureau released its new logo Thursday. The logo is part of a name and branding update announced at its annual meeting in November. The organization has changed its name to Destination Door County, reflecting both tourism promotional efforts with visitors as well as an evolving responsibility to sustainably manage visitor-related development, […]

  • Financial Coffee Club for Women

    Edward Jones financial adviser Tara Pierre will host a coffee club for women Jan. 8, 8 am, at GLAS Coffeehouse, 67 E. Maple St. in Sturgeon Bay. Pierre will provide education on financial market topics. Seating may be limited, so reserve your seat by calling Pierre’s office at 920.746.0781.

  • Dentistry by Design Becomes Smile Designs of Door County

    As of January, Sturgeon’s Bay Dentistry by Design will become Smile Designs of Door County. Dr. Gina Grenfell – who partnered with Dr. Paul Feit at Dentistry by Design’s Sturgeon Bay location – will become the new sole owner of the practice. Grenfell will continue to see existing patients and welcomes new patients. The location, phone number […]

  • Youth Apprenticeship Program

    The Ahnapee Regional Youth Apprenticeship Consortium, which includes Luxemburg-Casco, Kewaunee and Door County high schools, invites employers to learn more about the Youth Apprenticeship Program, which will be in full swing during the 2020-21 academic year. The Department of Workforce Development oversees the consortium.  To begin your journey with youth apprenticeship and experience the numerous […]