• 2011 Wisconsin State Park vehicle stickers are now on sale. Stickers sell for $25 per vehicle with Wisconsin license plates. Additional stickers for vehicles at the same household are half-price. Wisconsin residents age 65 or older can purchase an annual sticker for $10 per vehicle.
2011 vehicle stickers are valid now through next Dec. 31, 2011. For more information call Peninsula State Park Headquarters at 920.868.3258.
• The Farm Market Kitchen Incubator, a shared-use food-processing incubator located in Algoma has announced that Nutorious, LLC has been selected as their incubator graduate of the year. Nutorious located in Green Bay was also named as a 2010 International Finalist in the Outstanding Incubator Graduate Non-Technology category at the National Business Incubation Association International Conference held in Orlando earlier this year.
Nutorious manufactures high-quality confectionary nut products. Their nutritious products are gaining market share in the high-end segment of the specialty food market. Nutorious was also named the Most Innovative Product by Mintel International.
• Luxemburg Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Bank of Luxemburg, announced the approval of a semi-annual dividend of $.51 per share, payable on Dec. 17, 2010, to shareholders of record as of Dec. 6, 2010. The dividend is compared to a dividend of $.50 per share paid on Dec. 18, 2009.
President John Slatky noted, “The increase reflects an improvement in earnings in 2010 and is an example of the solid financial position of Luxemburg Bancshares, Inc. and Bank of Luxemburg. While the bank continues to contend with the challenging economy and the current real estate market, the bank is profitable and expects to remain profitable.”
Luxemburg Bancshares, Inc. and Bank of Luxemburg have banking offices in Luxemburg, Green Bay, Forestville, Dyckesville, Casco, and Algoma. For more information about Luxemburg Bancshares, Inc. call 920.845.2345.
• Baylake Bank would like to congratulate employees on anniversary milestones:
• Elaine Jandrin / Luxemburg Financial Center / 5 years
• Sara Sohns / Sister Bay Financial Center / 5 years
• Cheri Hetrick / I-43 Financial Center / 5 years
• Ann VanderMissen / Sturgeon Bay Main Financial Center / 5 years
• Holly Wilber / Manawa Financial Center / 5 years
• Karen Haen / Sturgeon Bay Main Financial Center / 10 years
• Tracie Oldenburg / Sturgeon Bay Main Financial Center / 10 years
• Jackie Schmidt / Berlin Financial Center / 15 years
For more information visit http://www.baylake.com.
• Bruce Low, owner/inspector of Bottom Line Home Inspection of Luxemburg, attended the Fall Seminar of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors (WAHI) on November 4, 5, and 6 in Brookfield, WI. He successfully completed course studies in Home Thermal Performance, Legal and Business Ideas for Home Inspectors, Foundation Drain Tile Testing, and the WAHI Arbitration Program. Low was also a member of the WAHI Peer Review and Education House committee.
To maintain their license, the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing requires home inspectors acquire 20 continuing education credits each year. Low received 15 credits for completing this training seminar, and he averages over 50 credits annually.
Bottom Line Home Inspection, a service of B.J. Low, LLC, is a full time inspection company serving homebuyers and sellers in much of Northeast Wisconsin, including Door County.
For more information call Low at 920.255.2197.
• The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) will continue to hold monthly office hours in Northern Door County for new and existing business owners, providing business counseling and entrepreneurial services.
DCEDC Economic Development Manager Sam Perlman will offer free, one-on-one business counseling sessions, providing advice on business planning, financing, business incentives, and other issues. As a member of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network, DCEDC also has the ability to tap into the expertise of the statewide support network to help find solutions to business issues and questions.
Individual, confidential sessions will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 8 am – 12 pm at the Sister Bay Fire Station, located at 2258 Mill Road.
An appointment is requested and can be made by contacting Perlman at 920.743.3113 ext. 204 or via email at [email protected]. Walk-ins are also welcome, based on availability.
• A Happy Holidays Open House is planned for Dec. 10 and 11 at Great Northern by Design from 10 am – 4 pm.
To promote the holiday spirit, boxes of canned goods and non-perishable items will be collected for Feed My People. Anyone bringing items for the collection box will receive a gift. Hot apple cider and treats will be available.
Great Northern by Design will continue its end of the season sale, with 20 to 60 percent off on most everything, from table linens, festive candles, and hand painted ceramics, to furnishings, rugs, pillows, throws, and quilts. The sale will exclude artist consignment pieces. Beautiful handmade wreaths made of fresh local greenery by local florist Joisah Robbens and artist Joe Lopez will also be available.
Great Northern by Design, located at the Settlement Shops, 1 mile south of downtown Fish creek, will be open for holiday shopping Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am – 4 pm and Mondays from 10 am – 2 pm, and also by appointment. For more information call 920.868.3611.
• Ever-changing web tools are the focus of Stephen Kastner’s Social Media Breakfast Door County (SMBDC) events, taking place at different Door County venues on the third Wednesday of each month.
On Wednesday, Dec. 15 from 9 – 10:30 am, the Harbor Fish Market & Grille will host the latest SMBDC meeting at their Baileys Harbor location, with a free buffet breakfast for participants. The event will begin with an exploration of “Google’s View of the World.” There will be a live online workshop demonstration of how to claim free listing in “Google Places,” enhancing map listings with photographs and videos.
Kastner will center the following meetings around each of the chapters of his free book on social media, 6 Steps to Becoming a Social Business. The book is available as a downloadable PDF at http://www.DesignWise.net or at http://www.SMBDC.com.
The SMBDC meetings are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested out of consideration for the host and staff at the Harbor Fish Market & Grille. For more information and/or to make a reservation call 920.256.9449 or email [email protected].