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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

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

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with the Door County Economic Development Corporation, where a logo that has been around for close to three decades has been replaced by a new symbol for the public/private organization.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

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

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

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

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