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Restaurant Owner Finds Her Niche | Carole's Cafe
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CaroleFrom a bed & breakfast to a pizza pub, Carole O’Malley has a strong track record of success in the hospitality business, which she hopes to continue with her latest venture, Carole’s Café.

Carole sold DeO’Malley’s restaurant in 2017, but it didn’t take long for the restaurant bug to bite again.

Historic Building Becomes Homage to Fromage | Cheese Counter
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Cheese Store WebThe stately historic building, one of Plymouth’s oldest, was a whisker away from being demolished. Thanks to a partnership between the City of Plymouth, Plymouth Redevelopment Authority and the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation, it’s now a downtown gem and tourist destination.

Aligning a Dream With a Business Plan | Sheboygan Chiropractic
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DrMeganDr. Megan Osladil achieved her goal of owning her own practice when she purchased Sheboygan Chiropractic and Rehab in January 2019. An Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP) offered through the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) help her pull her business plan together.

“The ETP class was fantastic in helping me obtain and organize all the paperwork and plans before purchasing the business,” said Megan. 

HTT Fills Positions Through SomeplaceBetter Campaign
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HTTHTT Inc. partnered with Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) to organize and promote a job fair to attract employees for roughly 30 positions at the Sheboygan metal stamping company.

 

Developer Helps Revitalize Downtown Sheboygan | The Encore
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Encore Exterior FitMaxWzkzMCwzMzZdAt a 2015 developer’s summit, the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC), City of Sheboygan and Sheboygan Square provided a trolley tour highlighting the county’s attributes and flourishing economy. The tour piqued the interest of PRE/3.

Summit Draws Apartment Developer Pre/3
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At a 2015 developer’s summit, the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC), City of Sheboygan and Sheboygan Square provided a trolley tour highlighting the county’s attributes and flourishing economy. The tour piqued the interest of PRE/3.

Program Helps Entrepreneur Chart his Course Kager BBQ
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Kevin Kager’s father had a favorite axiom, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” So, when Kevin decided to start a food truck, he made sure he had a solid plan. Helping him pull everything together was an Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP) offered through the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation. “No one should start a business without taking that course. 

Financial Planning for a Financial Planner | The Financial Group, Inc.
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 Greg CasperWhen Greg Casper found himself positioned to become sole owner of The Financial Group, Inc., he knew it would be advantageous to tap into the expertise of professionals well-connected to the local financial and business network. 

“Partnering with the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation allowed me to secure the additional financing I needed to acquire the business. They connected me to resources available through the City of Sheboygan and provided connections that were very helpful,” said Casper, a Sheboygan native and University of Wisconsin – Madison graduate.

Sealing the Deal | Safety Fresh Foods
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With its strong food manufacturing presence, Sheboygan County offers excellent potential for Safety Fresh Foods. The business, which recently built a state-of-the-art facility in Plymouth, provides high-pressure pasteurization (HPP), a technology used by many local food companies, which currently ship their products to and from HPP facilities in other cities. 

 

Starting a New Business on the Right Foot | Red Wing Shoes
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When John and Kelly Church opened a new Red Wing store in Sheboygan County, it helped fill a retail gap in the area. And with reciprocal twist, the area nicely fit the couple’s personal life, too.

John was assistant operations manager at the Red Wing shoes Minnesota plant when his daughter accepted a job at Johnsonville Sausage. After numerous visits to the area, the Churches, who had been looking for the right city to open a store, found Sheboygan County to be an ideal place for both the store and themselves.

SCEDC Helps Facilitate Growth | DURA-TREL INC.
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Dura-trel Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of vinyl lawn and garden products, experienced significant growth over the past few years to the point of requiring additional employees and tooling to meet increased demand.

Established in 1998 and headquartered in Sheboygan Falls, the company’s arbors, trellises, planter boxes, compost bins, picnic tables, and other home accessories are handcrafted in-house. Bob Schnettler, President/CEO reports that the company enjoys robust sales with direct customers that include Home Depot and Wal-Mart.

Local Entrepreneurs Switch Things Up | Switchgear Brewing Co.
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Switchgear elkhart lake 053017 Contributed v2A brewing company that opened in the spring of 2017 was conceived over the years by a group of coworkers at Masters Gallery Foods.

The skilled and passionate team of Nick Kullmann, Ryan Feldmann and Mark Grasse brought the combined expertise of electrician, maintenance and business/accounting to create SwitchGear, a craft brewery located in Elkhart Lake. 

Cooking Up a Palatable Business Plan | Seeboth Delicatessen
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Seeboth v2Offering in-house roasted and smoked meats, made-from-scratch soups, and fresh bakery and salads, Gwen and James Seeboth set out to create a delicatessen that would keep customers coming back again and again. They reached out to the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) to help make their dream a reality.

A Top Shelf Renovation | Urbane
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In 2006, Urbane purchased the property at 1231 N. 8th Street, Sheboygan, known as Mr. Glen’s bar. Owner/operator Jennifer Schreiner’s plan was to turn the more than 100-year-old building into an upscale venue.

Extensive renovations included electrical, plumbing, flooring, exterior painting and repairs, windows, and refurbishing an original tin ceiling and bar, which was built in the 1800s.

Condo Project Driven by Passion Wolf Motorsports & Motorsports Villas
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Bart Wolf, owner of Wolf Motorsports and Motorsport Villas in Elkhart Lake, has been a part of the racing scene since he was seven years old. Since then, he was won more than 60 national Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) titles while simultaneously building a successful business in track side services, automotive restoration and storage, and driver coaching.

Business is Barreling Along 3 Sheeps Brewing Co.
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With cutting-edge marketing, a creative approach and a renowned product, 3 Sheeps Brewing Co. rose to the top of micro-brew markets in southeastern Wisconsin, Madison, Minneapolis and Chicago. With that success, the microbrewery outgrew its rented facilities, and owner Grant Pauly consulted the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) about acquiring a new building and additional equipment.

Pursuing More Opportunities HCI Properties
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PortscapeThe Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) specializes in finding an open door where others may only see a wall. In HCI’s first new market rate housing development in the area, the SCEDC staff was able to find and open doors for HCI Properties when they proposed building luxury apartments in the City of Sheboygan.

“The staff at SCEDC really helped us identify a shortage in the marketplace, guided us on setting our price points, and worked with us to solidify our plan,” said David Griffith, of HCI Properties. “And frankly,” he added, “they nailed it.”

"Someplace Better" Fills Jobs Efficiently Plymouth Foam Inc.

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Plymouth Foam Inc.partnered with the SCEDC to organize and promote a job fair to attract employees. Leveraging the “Someplace Better” digital campaign the company’s $1,500 investment in Facebook, Craigslist and billboard advertising, along with press releases, signage and flyers, resulted in 120 applications for 20 posted entry-level positions. "The marketing efforts we achieved through our partnership with SCEDC generated interest that vastly exceeded our expectations,” said Amanda Novak, Human Resources Generalist. 

Army Veteran's Dream Becomes Reality | Compassionate Care Animal Clinic
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Compassionate Care air v2Dr. John Prellwitz dreamed of owning his own veterinary clinic and spoke to dozens of people  seeking help until he talked with staff of the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC). After months of Dr. Perllwitz spinning his wheels the SCEDC helped him with a business plan, financials and helping the Village of Elkhart Lake create a new commercial development using a TIF.  Within a year of meeting the SCEDC, Dr. Prellwitz was cutting the ribbon on his new clinic.

Restaurant Goes From Renting to Owning | The Black Pig
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Black Pig Owners v2The Hurries operate The Black Pig restaurant in downtown Sheboygan and sought to expand into catering. Just one problem, they didn't want to stick money into a building that was not theirs.  Working with the SCEDC entrepreneurship team, the Hurries developed a business plan and were able to get traditional financing and a loan from the City of Sheboygan's Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to purchase and renovate their existing place of business.

Innovative Financial Solutions The Osthoff Resort
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The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI serves as an inviting destination for years. The resort realized a larger conference space would help fulfill an unmet need.  To support the project the Village of Elkhart Lake created a TID while the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation helped secure a $500,000 loan thru the Sheboygan County Revolving Loan Fund (RLF).  

Women-owned Business Explodes Dollhouse Dance Factory  
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Looking to expand, Dollhouse owner Kayla Pittner sought help from the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC).  The SCEDC helped Ms. Pittner to write a business plan and get it funded thru the City of Sheboygan Revolving Loan Fund (RLF).  Ms. Pittner stated "The SCEDC was the perfect partner, assisting me with my financial records and walking me through the entire process step by step...Within two weeks, I was handed a check.