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Pop-up shops coming to northern Door County

Kara Leiterman

Thursday October 11, 2018
Pop-up shops coming to northern Door
NWTC Learning and Innovation Center in Partnership with Nicolet National Bank is hosting pop-up shops starting this month.
 
SISTER BAY (October 11, 2018) – Door County residents have a new opportunity for trying out business ventures before making costly investments.
 
The Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Learning and Innovation Center (LIC) in Sister Bay is offering area artisans, creative entrepreneurs, and independent small businesses rental space for pop-up shops.
 
Pop-up shops are temporary retail venues where merchants can test a business idea, explore a new market, launch a new product, move inventory, or generate awareness. 
 
“The primary purpose of the center is to support a growing economy in northern Door, and pop-up shops are another way for us to do that,” said NWTC LIC Manager Lisa Tetzloff.
 
Local resident Char Fatke, who has participated in two business start-up seminars at the LIC, will be co-hosting the first pop-up. Fatke, who owns Later Gator, sells photography and vintage art on-line and at area festivals.
 
“NWTC is giving entrepreneurs the chance to see if their pop-up shop could be turned into a regular business,” Fatke said. “It also gives us feedback on the products we are offering.”
 
Fatke and several artisan friends are collaborating on the Crazy Ladies Pop-Up Shop, which will feature wood products, kitchen items, soap, candles, postcards, notecards, lavender products, prints, jewelry, handbags, and more. The shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, October 26, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 27.
 
The other Crazy Ladies Pop-Up Shop vendors are Deanna Stich, ExquiZ8 Energy; Diane Julian, Door County Lavender & Lemon; Joan Manduca, Little Harbor Designs; and Ruth Amoth, All Things Gourds.
“Not sure how crazy we are, but we enjoy working together and crazy about trying new things,” Fatke said. “We also are excited with the chance to meet new people and sell our products. Stop by and say ‘hey!’”
 
Several small-business owners who produce food products in the center’s commercial kitchen will host the next pop-up shop on November 8 and 9. They are Mary Pat Carlson, Door County Wildwood Market; Carlin and Georgina Hatch, The Jamaican Door; and JoAnne Penny, Penny Lane Farm.
 
“A pop-up shop is something that I had been hoping to try someday,” Fatke said. “NWTC is working hard to give entrepreneurs the chance for educational opportunities and to try out new ideas. How lucky is Door County? Extremely lucky.”
 
Watch the NWTC LIC Facebook page for more pop-up shop dates and times.
 
To learn more about the pop-up rental program, stop by the center, call (920) 746-4970, or e-mail sisterbay@nwtc.edu.
 
 
 

NWTC Learning and Innovation Center in Partnership with Nicolet National Bank is hosting pop-up shops starting this month.
 
SISTER BAY (October 11, 2018) – Door County residents have a new opportunity for trying out business ventures before making costly investments.
 
The Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Learning and Innovation Center (LIC) in Sister Bay is offering area artisans, creative entrepreneurs, and independent small businesses rental space for pop-up shops.
 
Pop-up shops are temporary retail venues where merchants can test a business idea, explore a new market, launch a new product, move inventory, or generate awareness. 
 
“The primary purpose of the center is to support a growing economy in northern Door, and pop-up shops are another way for us to do that,” said NWTC LIC Manager Lisa Tetzloff.
 
Local resident Char Fatke, who has participated in two business start-up seminars at the LIC, will be co-hosting the first pop-up. Fatke, who owns Later Gator, sells photography and vintage art on-line and at area festivals.
 
“NWTC is giving entrepreneurs the chance to see if their pop-up shop could be turned into a regular business,” Fatke said. “It also gives us feedback on the products we are offering.”
 
Fatke and several artisan friends are collaborating on the Crazy Ladies Pop-Up Shop, which will feature wood products, kitchen items, soap, candles, postcards, notecards, lavender products, prints, jewelry, handbags, and more. The shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, October 26, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 27.
 
The other Crazy Ladies Pop-Up Shop vendors are Deanna Stich, ExquiZ8 Energy; Diane Julian, Door County Lavender & Lemon; Joan Manduca, Little Harbor Designs; and Ruth Amoth, All Things Gourds.
“Not sure how crazy we are, but we enjoy working together and crazy about trying new things,” Fatke said. “We also are excited with the chance to meet new people and sell our products. Stop by and say ‘hey!’”
 
Several small-business owners who produce food products in the center’s commercial kitchen will host the next pop-up shop on November 8 and 9. They are Mary Pat Carlson, Door County Wildwood Market; Carlin and Georgina Hatch, The Jamaican Door; and JoAnne Penny, Penny Lane Farm.
 
“A pop-up shop is something that I had been hoping to try someday,” Fatke said. “NWTC is working hard to give entrepreneurs the chance for educational opportunities and to try out new ideas. How lucky is Door County? Extremely lucky.”
 
Watch the NWTC LIC Facebook page for more pop-up shop dates and times.
 
To learn more about the pop-up rental program, stop by the center, call (920) 746-4970, or e-mail sisterbay@nwtc.edu.
 
 
 
 
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