WEP, Inc. Expands Facilities

• WEP, Inc., recently expanded its facilities – including new training facilities, confidential office space, and a dedicated conference room for those with special needs – in response to increased demand for their services.

The non-profit organization recently hosted an Open House to tour its expanded facilities, learn about its energy and employment initiatives, meet staff and board members, and learn more about their tremendous impact on the Door and Kewaunee County communities.

WEP, Inc. continues to act as the incubator for Door-Tran, a creative community network dedicated to connecting people to transportation services that are affordable, available, and accessible. The expansion provides Door-Tran services increased access to the public with its own separate entrance.

WEP, Inc. operates nearly a dozen programs in the areas of employment and energy including the Door County Job Center, Door/Kewaunee Weatherization Program, Energy Assistance, and Transportation Options Program.

WEP, Inc. is located in Sturgeon Bay’s Cherry Point Mall. For more information visit

• Two new degree programs at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) are designed to meet the area’s growing demand for skilled winemakers and vineyard managers.

“This industry is growing in Wisconsin,” said Maria Milano, co-owner of Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery in Kewaunee. “Every year since we’ve been in business we’ve grown. We’ve doubled sales and production, and I think that’s an indication of the quality of wines this area produces.”

As Wisconsin’s wine industry grows and business owners are looking for skilled employees and local suppliers, NWTC is expanding their programming to include Associate of Applied Science programs in Winemaking and Vineyard Management.

Both programs are accepting applications for fall 2011 admission. They are designed to serve those who want to work for an existing business and those who want to start their own. Classes are offered mainly online, making them accessible anywhere. Each program will include hands-on training and mentoring with a wine producer or grape grower who can be selected from industry specialists close to the student’s home, making the in-person education convenient for students across the state and throughout the Midwest.

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• Going Garbage & Recycling Inc. in Sister Bay announced the launch of their new website. The site has been redesigned to be more customer-friendly, to more clearly present the full scope of their services and communicate their commitment to responsible stewardship of the environment. It features information about the residential roadside and drive-in services, commercial services and temporary containers available from Going Garbage. The design and development of the site was done by Heydayv Design located in Fish Creek.

The new website also gives clear directions and information for the variety of waste and recycling options available to customers at their drop-off site on 10564 Old Stage Road, just outside of Sister Bay. Customers can view or pay their account online with ease. They can easily access the pickup calendars online and now use Facebook to receive current news and updates about schedule changes, special offers, recycling facts and other information. Other additions to the site include descriptions and illustrations of the equipment used to service customers.

Visit their new website at, and “Like” them on Facebook to begin receiving company updates.

Going Garbage & Recycling Inc. is a locally owned and operated business in Door County providing solid non-hazardous waste and recycling pickup for residential, commercial and construction.

• Owner of Feng Shui Home, Patty Malek, is not new to Door County. She worked over 25 years in the interior design industry at Door County Interiors and her former businesses, The Summer House and The Lake House Studio.

A short departure for Chicago presented her with the opportunity to work on a design project for Vince Vaughn, the movie star. Returning to Door County, Patty realized that creating an interior for clients was more than creating an aesthetically pleasing environment. The purpose of Feng Shui is to create a positive flow of energy in a space to allow the occupant an unobstructed flow in their life.

For more information on a Feng Shui Home or Business consultation contact Patty at 920.559.2656 or via email at [email protected]. For more information visit or http://www.facebook/interiordesignofyou.