In the June issue of Insight, writer Jennifer Hogelman wrote about the new Door County Buy Local organization and its series of networking events designed to encourage businesses to utilize more local services.
The next event is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Cookery Restaurant and Wine Bar in Fish Creek. Attendees will learn about how to improve customer service through the Certified Tourism Ambassador Program while also learning more about the Buy Local program.
There will be a cash bar and appetizers. Attendees are asked to make a $5 donation to help defray costs. To RSVP for this event , contact the Door County Economic Development Corp. at (920) 743-3113, ext. 200.
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. The Buy Local Initiative will begin by encouraging networking opportunities between local businesses.
A second priority will be educating the public about the economic value of keeping as many dollars as possible in Door County along with efforts to share information about what services and products are available through Door County enterprises. A third focus will be to encourage non-profit, civic organizations and governmental bodies to do as much business as practical with Door County firms.