A campaign to make Door County businesses feel more welcoming to people of diverse backgrounds is growing. The “We Welcome All” campaign started earlier this year with 40 businesses and community groups in Northern Door County that put signs with the “We Welcome All” logo in their windows. That's now grown to about 75 participants with the addition of others in Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door County. Program coordinator Paula Christensen says businesses and customers have embraced the “We Welcome All” concept.
The “We Welcome All” campaign started when some Door County visitors from different cultural backgrounds said they felt hostility from a few businesses and employees.