$202,300 in Community Investment Grants Announced

Destination Door County has just announced its 5th round of Community Investment grants as they awarded a total of $202,300 to four local projects. Recipients included two local units of government and two nonprofit organizations, and these projects will benefit both local residents and visitors to Door County.The County of Door is receiving $92,850 towards putting in an open-air pavilion at Sturgeon Bay’s John Miles … Continue reading

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Community Invited to Read Door County Stewardship Plan

In late April, Destination Door County held a public presentation at the Kress Pavilion where they unveiled Door County’s new Destination Stewardship Plan. The purpose of the community based plan is to identify issues and opportunities to enhance the quality of life for those who call Door County home, as well as its visitors. Chief Communications Officer Jon Jarosh shares details of the plan’s creation … Continue reading

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Destination Door County Wins Innovation Award

Every year at the Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism, the state’s tourism industry honors 6 recipients with the governor’s tourism awards. Tuesday, during the governor’s conference dinner in Lake Geneva, Destination Door County was given the “Innovation Award” for implementing new strategies which positively impact the organization and it’s destination community. The program which earned this award was last year’s launching of the “Community Investment … Continue reading

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Destination Door County CEO Named to Destinations International Committee

Destination Door County CEO Julie Gilbert was recently named a Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee for Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for destination organizations, convention & visitor bureaus, and tourism boards. This committee is made up of 76 members representing tourist destinations around the globe. The committee’s tasks include recommending partnerships, best practices, and resources to communicate the value and impact of destination organizations … Continue reading

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Destination Door County Looking for Feedback

Destination Door County is looking for input from community members, business owners, non-profits, government, and anyone else interested in taking a survey to provide feedback or ideas that will help the county’s tourism marketing & management organization prioritize it’s strategic plan for 2023. Survey results, industry research, & input from a new joint strategic planning committee will be incorporated into destination door county’s plan for … Continue reading

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SBOBT Results

The team of Gary Adkins (Green Bay) and Carl Scharenbroch (Saukville) won the NABC Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament. Their two day total of 42 pounds 12 ounces earned them a total prize package of $44,995. The second place team of Adam Rasmussen (Sturgeon Bay) and Sam McSharry (Fall Creek) weighed 36-12 pounds for $6,000. Finishing in third place was Mitchell Huenik and Mark Capelle … Continue reading

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SBOBT this Weekend

The Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament, which is now part of the North American Bass Challenge, will be this Friday and Saturday at Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay. Jeff Kelm of the NABC tells us about the 79 boat field for the two day tournament…. Teams will be allowed to weigh five fish per team as in the past, but Kelm says that they have … Continue reading

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Lucas Wins MLF Championship in Sturgeon Bay

Justin Lucas of Guntersville, Alabama won the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour Championship event is Sturgeon Bay with a record 110 pounds, five ounces on 38 fish. For Lucas, it was his first win in four years…. Tournament officials allowed fishermen to trailer to where they were fishing, but Lucas made the decision to stay close to Sturgeon Bay…. He said that he caught … Continue reading

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Major League Fishing Coming to Door County

The Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour event is scheduled for July 10-15th in Sturgeon Bay. Michael Mulone, senior director of events and partnerships with MLF says that while there will not be any fan events this time, he didn’t rule out the possibility for something bigger and better in the future…. The tournament has a catch, weigh, and immediately release format and goes on … Continue reading

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Major League Fishing Coming to Sturgeon Bay

Big news today in the bass fishing industry. Major League Fishing is bringing a Tour Series event to Sturgeon Bay next month, July 10-15th. Gary Nault, president of the Sturgeon Bay Sport Fishing Association, says how this came about on short notice…. While 80 boats are expected for the event, only 40 fish per day. Nault says that the fisherman will face long days on … Continue reading

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