New Name & Logo for Door County Visitor Bureau

Door County’s long time destination management organization, the Door County Visitor Bureau, is undergoing some changes, first off the name. To reflect the evolving nature of tourism the bureau has changed its name to: Destination Door County. The organization is also adopting a new logo. Both will be incorporated into the operation starting this month. The organization has had many name changes since it began … Continue reading

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2019 Another Big Year for Tourism in Door County

2019 showed growth in the economy of Door County, fueled by the tourism industry. Room tax collections were up over last year and county wide sales tax collections were also up, according to Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the Door County Visitor Bureau… Final figures are not in, but Jarosh said with 2 months still to report the final figures will be … Continue reading

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New Logo for DCEDC

The end of one year and the beginning of another is usually a good time to say “out with the old and in with the new.” Such is the case with the Door County Economic Development Corporation, where a logo that has been around for close to three decades has been replaced by a new symbol for the public/private organization. The new logo includes a … Continue reading

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SBFD Responds to Lunch Hour Fire Call at Sonny’s

A malfunctioning exhaust fan apparently caused a fire Friday afternoon at Sonny’s Pizzeria at 43 Madison Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. Shortly after noon, the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department sent four vehicles and seven firefighters to the popular waterfront restaurant after flames were seen coming out of the chimney on the roof’s edge. During a search of the building’s attic, intense heat of about 500 degrees … Continue reading

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Casperson Funeral Home Property Sold to Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant

The owners of Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik in Sister Bay announced the purchase of the Casperson Funeral Home property in downtown Sister Bay. The sale of the two plus acre property at 10708 North Bayshore Drive closed on Tuesday. In a joint statement, Lars, Rolf and Annika Johnson called the property acquisition an exciting day for their business and themselves. They noted that, … Continue reading

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United Way Hoping for Year End Campaign Contributions

The 2019 United Way campaign in Door County has a little more than two weeks to go and the hope is that the pace of pledges and donations will pick up. United Way Executive Director Amy Kohnle provided an update on the campaign during a visit to WDOR Tuesday… Kohnle says those considering making a donation are asked to contact the United Way office… The … Continue reading

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DCEDC Searching for A New Executive Director

The Door County Economic Development Corporation has announced that its Executive Director, Jim Schuessler, has resigned and will be moving to Arizona to assume the role of Executive Director for Yuma Multiversity. He will depart Door County at the end of January. Schuessler, the third Executive Director of the public/private organization, began working in July of last year. Patty Vickman, who is Chair-Person of the … Continue reading

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Faulty Furnace Leads to Carbon Monoxide Symptoms at Remodeling Project

A faulty furnace is the probable cause of the carbon monoxide symptoms that affected three men working on a remodeling project at a building located at 216 South Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay Wednesday. The three crew members said they were not feeling well, had experienced dizzy spells and may have passed out. The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department used a gas meter to determine that … Continue reading

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DCEDC Launches Live Door County to Attract Workers

An aging local population and the loss of younger natives to other parts of the country has led to county employers having difficulty filling jobs. Enter the Door County Economic Development Corporation and a plan to attract prospective workers to the peninsula by providing a variety of services for those interested in settling here. A new website, LiveDoorCounty.org was Launched during a special event Tuesday … Continue reading

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Jacque Not Confident in PRAT Legislation for Sturgeon Bay

The Sturgeon Bay City Council had hoped to generate more funding to upgrade streets through the implementation of a Premier Resort Area Tax(PRAT) in the city. However, legislation to allow the tax on certain items purchased is bogged down in Madison. State Senator Andre Jacque says questions about whether Sturgeon Bay meets the criteria for the tax have been raised… Jacque says he’s not confident … Continue reading

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