Sam Perlman, Economic Development Manager for the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), was recently recognized as a 2007 “Wisconsin Innovation Champion” by the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The award was announced at the UW-W Ideas to Profits conference last month.
“Sam is a valuable member of our economic development team, and this award is richly deserved,” said DCEDC Executive Director Bill Chaudoir. “His leadership of several of our initiatives to support and grow new companies in Door County benefits our entire business community.”
Perlman joined DCEDC in October 2003. In addition to his regular duties, he currently serves as Chair of the Door County Job Center Management Team, on the Door County Habitat for Humanity Family Selection Committee, and as Treasurer and on the Executive Committee of the Bay Area Workforce Development Board.
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.