The Draft Haus of Sturgeon Bay Celebrates Grand Opening

• The Grand Opening of The Draft Haus on Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay will take place June 25. During the event, owner Jason Estes will open the newly built outdoor BBQ grill and Beer Garden.

Music will begin at 11 am with the DJ Music Masters; the Dow Jones band will perform at 8 pm. The event will include free inflatables, children’s activities, and Frosty Top Root Beer, along with giveaways, prizes, and food,

In conjunction, The Draft Haus will be hosting a benefit for Door Cancer.

For more information call 920.818.0777.

• Baylake Bank has announced the appointment of Larry Gajda to the position of Financial Center Manager for its Sister Bay and Washington Island locations. He will join Paula Englebert, Deb Schubert-Merkle, and Ruth Telfer, who serve as Financial Center managers for the bank’s Fish Creek, Egg Harbor, and Ellison Bay locations. In addition to his management responsibilities, Gajda will work with Baylake Bank Commercial Loan Officer Ken Glasheen to support the business community and lending in northern Door County.

Gajda comes to Baylake Bank with more than 30 years of banking experience. He recently returned to Door County, where he previously served as the chairman of the Door County Economic Development Corp, chairman of the Door County Revolving Loan Fund, and president of the Sister Bay Lions Club.

“Baylake Bank is a true community bank,” said Gajda. “We are very involved in community organizations and support community events. We don’t have the big bank mentality; loan approvals are handled locally and completed more expeditiously.”

For more information visit or call 920.743.5551 or 1.800.267.3610.

• The Door County community Facebook page recently topped 10,000 fans. The Door County Social team of Perry Andropolis, Tracy Andropolis, and Morgan Mann has created a community where fans can keep in touch with Door County.

The original Door County Facebook page started in 2008 and has seen a consistent growth of fans. The page has far outstripped the 4 percent average fan engagement for large brand pages according to a Visibiliti study that analyzed more than 200 million Facebook fans to determine their engagement habits.

Door County Social is putting Social Media packages together to help business and organizations tap into and engage the Door County fan base through a variety of digital platforms.

“The fans of the Door County Facebook page have already qualified themselves as loving Door County or at least are interested in learning more,” said Tracy Andropolis. “We have various means to tap into that base and their networks.”

Visit the Door County Facebook page at To learn more about marketing contact Tracy Andropolis at 920.559.1392 or via email at [email protected].

• Spa Verde Salon, the first all-green spa in Door County, is now open daily from 9 am – 6 pm. Located in the purple building in downtown Egg Harbor, Spa Verde offers massage and bodywork services. All of the massage oils and creams that Spa Verde therapists employ consist of organic and natural oils, some locally produced.

Spa Verde also provides chemical-free skin care, a hair salon and nail services, including haircuts, styling and coloring using natural henna and other plant-based hair coloring systems. Spa Verde’s complete commitment to green services and sustainability began before the doors opened, in the original site construction phase, when as much of the construction material as possible was derived from reused or recycled sources.

Kathleen Finnerty is an aesthetician and the Spa’s general manager. She will be joined by masseuses Tina Burr, Sandy Stetler, Rebecca Sheesley, Carrie Hietpas, and Joey Peters.

For more information visit or call 920.868.1597.