Door County Buy Local Hosts Mixed Message Event at U.S. Cellular, Nov 6

After taking the summer off, Door County Buy Local is holding the next business networking mixer on Wednesday, November 6, from 5:30 – 7 pm at the new retail outlet of the Chicago-based carrier, U.S. Cellular, located at 1425 Egg Harbor Road, Sturgeon Bay.

The Door County Buy Local program is a grass-roots economic development initiative that seeks to strengthen local businesses, increase employment opportunities and educate the public about the importance of buying locally whenever possible. While almost everyone in Wisconsin knows that Cellcom, founded in 1986, is the largest Wisconsin-based locally-owned cellular service provider, one might not know they activated the Midwest’s first alternative-energy cell site on Earth Day, April 22, 2008. Those with a true commitment to buying locally are only left to wonder why… “the next buy local event will feature a presentation by AJ Paul, Brandon Reim and Lisa Gerdmann from U.S. Cellular entitled ‘Productivity, Communication and Technology’.

The networking event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Buy Local initiative in Door County. The mixer will also provide time for an update about the status and activities of the Door County Buy Local program. Attendees are asked to make a $5 donation to help defray costs; refreshments and appetizers will be served. To RSVP for this event by Friday, November 1, or ask questions, please email bill@doorcountybusiness.com or call 920.743.3113 ext. 200.

To join Door County Buy Local or to check out the event schedule, visit the Buy Local website at www.doorcounty-buylocal.com. The site also features a searchable database of Door County businesses and service providers.

The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is a public/private partnership dedicated to improving the economic vitality of the county and its residents. Founded in 1989, DCEDC has been successful in helping existing businesses create and retain thousands of jobs through a myriad of programs and initiatives. Additionally, DCEDC places strong emphasis on fostering entrepreneurial instincts in county residents as well as those who vacation on the Door County Peninsula. Door County Economic Development Corporation offices are located within the small business incubator DCEDC founded in 1997 at 185 East Walnut Street in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park.