What Happened in Door County

• At its June 7 meeting, the Sister Bay Plan Commission discussed the possibility of allowing the sale of the Sister Bay Business Center to be used as space for retail, office, light manufacturing and a community kitchen. The center is located near the intersection of Wisconsin Highways 57 and 42.

“If somebody were to buy it, that would certainly give it a facelift and it would be an attractive part of the community,” said Denise Bhirdo, president of the Sister Bay Board of Trustees. “There is no downside.”

The board also approved the Sister Bay Bowl’s request for permission to build an outdoor dining area.

• At the June 5 meeting of the Sturgeon Bay City Common Council, Mayor Thad Birmingham read a proclamation naming June 6, 2012 as John and Helen Collins Day in the City of Sturgeon Bay. The Collins were recognized for the founding of C&S Manufacturing, their generous support of many local institutions and organizations, and John’s leadership in the Door County business community. The late John Collins was also an inaugural member of the DCEDC Board of Directors from 1989-1995.

• Recently re-elected Gov. Scott Walker stopped at Pro Products, Inc. in Sturgeon Bay on June 7, where he gave a speech which focused on moving Wisconsin past the recall election and strengthening small businesses.

“Really the best way for us to bring people together in this state is to focus on jobs,” said Gov. Walker. “Because they aren’t Republican jobs, they aren’t Democrat jobs, they’re Wisconsin jobs.”