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Youth Apprenticeship added to DCEDC business awards

You can help decide who will be recognized in April for the Door County Economic Development Corporation’s business awards, which includes saluting a local student serving as an apprentice.


DCEDC Executive Director Michelle Lawrie says it is exciting to begin the nomination period and continue recognizing individuals and businesses that contribute greatly to the community.  She notes that the new Youth Apprentice Program Award will include a $1,000 educational scholarship to a Northeast Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Program student.



The awards will be presented at the DCEDC’s Annual Meeting on April 17th at Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay.  The nominations for the four categories are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 23rd. 


Last year’s award winners were Peach Barn Farmhouse & Brewery of Sister Bay for New Business of the Year (owners Jason and Sarah White); Door County Candle Company of Carlsville for Women and Minority Owned Business of the Year (Christiana Trapani); and Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding of Sturgeon Bay for Established Business of the Year. DCEDC also recognized Brad Andreae, owner of Therma-Tron-X, Inc., in Sturgeon Bay, with a distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award.

You can find descriptions of each award nomination forms and submission details can be found here.  


(submitted photo of 2023 award winners)

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