DCEDC Seeking Nominations for
NEW Annual Awards!

DCEDC is excited to announce THREE NEW ANNUAL AWARDS THIS YEAR in an increased effort to promote business inclusivity and shine a light on the businesses and individuals who make Door County the truly unique economic utopia that exists today.

Your opportunity has arrived to honor the people and businesses that help make Door County a prosperous and unique community!

The Door County Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors are seeking nominations for the annual awards of Women & Minority Owned Business of the Year: The Light Keeper Award; New Business of the Year (Less than 3 years): The Range Lights Award; Established Business of the Year: The Lighthouse Award; and, Lifetime Achievement: The Lantern Award.

These awards salute and celebrate individuals and businesses in the Door County community who have made a significant impact economically through business development and innovative operation, adaptability, passion, ingenuity, civic engagement and community involvement. The award winners will be announced at the Annual Meeting of the Door County Economic Development Corporation in September of 2021. The date for the Annual Meeting will be announced soon.


Click on the links below to submit a nomination online:

Deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, June 30th.

Women & Minority Owned Business of the Year – The Light Keeper Award is awarded to a Door County women or minority owned business that shows vision, ingenuity and passion to forever change the economy on the Door Peninsula.

New Business of the Year (less than 3 years)- The Range Lights Award This award represents the difficulties of opening and surviving in business, adaptability, and shows that determination can result in a product or service that shines a light and has improved the quality of life in Door County.

Established Business of the Year Award -The Lighthouse Award is awarded to a business who has proven to be a pillar in the community, one that is solid and well established with no signs of distress. It is a beacon that lights the way for residents and guests alike.

Lifetime Achievement -The Lantern Award is given to an individual, couple, family or non profit-organization that has contributed a cumulative body of work resulting in significant positive economic impacts for the Door County Economic Development Corporation or the community of Door County. This honor will be awarded as-merited (not necessarily annually).

Any Door County resident, business or employee can submit a nomination by submitting a nomination form online at the links listed above or by contacting DCEDC. Self nominations are encouraged as are nominations for more than one business. Only one nomination per business or individual is required for consideration. For a paper nomination form or to ask questions, please email: kelsey@doorcountybusiness.com.