Door County Well Represented at Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Three awards were handed out to Door County recipients at an awards banquet at the recent Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the Door County Visitor Bureau says there were 45 nominees seeking recognition in five different categories… Jarosh says the awards handed out recognized the contributions of Door County residents in several areas… The Wisconsin Governor’s Tourism Awards … Continue reading

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Students Participate in CTA Program

The Door County Visitor Bureau hosted its first student focused Certified Tourism Ambassador class last week at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. In partnership with Sturgeon Bay Schools, a dozen students from the Future Business Leaders of America organization participated in the class, along with High School Principal Robert Nickel and Superintendent Dan Tjernagle. The course included sections on customer service, business communication, … Continue reading

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Room Tax Collections Up Again

Another indicator of how well things went during the 2018 tourism season in Door County has come in with positive numbers. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the Door County Visitor Bureau, says the final numbers for the county-wide room tax were provided by the Door County Tourism Zone Commission… Jarosh says the growth in tourist spending over the past nine years is … Continue reading

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Door County Sales Tax Passes $4 Million in 2018

At the beginning of each new year, folks in the retail sector try to evaluate how the previous year went. That’s certainly the case for Door County’s tourism industry. The final numbers are expected to be out soon. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the Door County Visitor Bureau, says the county-wide sales tax is a good indicator… Jarosh says the sales tax … Continue reading

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Partial Snowmobile Trail Opening

The Southeast and Southwest sections of the Door County Snowmobile Trail system opened on Wednesday afternoon. Conditions are listed as fair and they will be grooming the trails. The Southwest section includes all areas west of County Road M and west of the south half of the Ahnapee State Trail. The Southeast Section is from Gordon Road south over the Bayview Bridge and includes Potawatomi … Continue reading

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Big Bundle Up Under Way in Door County

The Big Bundle Up is back for another holiday season in Door County. The statewide campaign, spearheaded locally by close to a dozen tourism agencies, is now in its eighth year. Jen Rogers, Communications and PR Manager for the Door County Visitor Bureau, is working on the project with Marketing Manager Cambria Mueller. She says Door County residents have been very generous when it comes … Continue reading

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Visitor Center Awarded Grant for Wayfinding Initiative

The Wisconsin Public Service Downtown Public Revitalization grant program recently awarded a $500 grant to the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center to support the local downtown wayfinding design initiative. The money will be used in support of a project to help people find their way around the city and the county. Pam Seiler, Executive Director of the local tourism agency, explains why the initiative was launched… … Continue reading

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Door County Winter Guide Out Now

Copies of the 2018/19 Winter Guide are now available in Door County. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the Door County Visitor Bureau, says the guide is a reminder of all of the things going in in the county during the winter months… Jarosh talks about one section of the guide he enjoys looking at… The Door County Winter Guide will be distributed … Continue reading

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CTA Program Hits Milestone in Door County

The Door County Visitor Bureau hit an important milestone recently with the certification of its 1,000th Certified Tourism Ambassador. Since 2009, the tourism agency has facilitated the CTA program designed to train tourism-related business employees that come in contact with visitors to Door County. The multi-faceted program serves to increase regional tourism by enhancing the visitor experience and aims to drive visitor spending through in-depth … Continue reading

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First 30 Pounders in K/D Tourney

The 36th Annual Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament has a new leader as a big fish hit the scales in Kewaunee on Tuesday morning.  Tournament director Kevin Naze picks up the story from there… Naze wants fishermen to know that tickets are still available from the tournament sponsors, $13 for one day or $25 for the entire tournament, with the top prize of $10,000 cash…. More … Continue reading

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