Door County, WI – The Door County Economic Development Corporation, in association with the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center, announced today that Tami Polster Walls, owner of Wisconsin Family Visitation Center, and Dorothea Carson, owner of CW Family Solutions LLC, are the joint winners of the $1,000 cash award for the best business plan originating from the 13th annual Door County Entrepreneurial Training Program course conducted earlier this year.
Wisconsin Family Visitation Center provides children with supportive visitation services. The company mission is to provide a safe, secure and structured alternative for the exchange and/or visitation of children with parents in an environment that promotes healthy interaction between family members and prevents the victimization of any person.
CW Family Solutions provides family support services to families using Wisconsin Family Visitation Service’s visitation and exchange services and to families needing mediation, an anger management group, father’s groups, and/or parenting plans.
Walls and Carson were among the twelve students representing start-up or existing local businesses in the class sponsored by DCEDC and the SBDC. The eight-week course covered such topics as Research, Marketing, Organizational Matters, Financial Planning and Projections and Managing Growth, and culminated with each of the participants writing a comprehensive business plan. This was the thirteenth year DCEDC has co-sponsored and offered the Entrepreneurial Training Program course in Door County.
“Tami and Dorothea both wrote a thorough, well-written plan, focused on growing their businesses to the next level” said DCEDC Executive Director Bill Chaudoir. “All of the people who participated in the class are winners, however. By taking the time to learn the skills of business planning, they have each greatly improved their chances of succeeding in whatever business venture they decide to pursue now or in the future.”
The $1000 award was generously sponsored by Associated Bank, Baylake Bank and FirstMerit Bank. The award is to be used for business expansion expenses. The Entrepreneurial Training Program course will again be offered in Door County beginning January 26, 2015. Contact the Door County Economic Development Corporation for information about the class.
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.