Telescope Donor Plaque Installed

One of the first things most visitors notice when they stop by the Algoma Visitor Center is our ‘million dollar view’.  In 2016, a brand new telescope was purchased and installed on the lakeside deck to help make that view even better.

This viewing telescope was made possible due to donations from businesses, organizations, and individuals in the area.  Last week, the donor recognition plaque was installed just in time for the 2017 busy tourist season. (more…)

Algoma Visitor Center Volunteers, Businesses Gear Up For 2017 Tourist Season!

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, over 20 Algoma Visitor Center volunteers and area business representatives attended a training and information session at Knudson Hall to gear up for the 2017 summer tourist season.

David Spiegelberg, Sara Krouse, Jessica Diederich

David Spiegelberg, (Regional Tourism Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Tourism), Sara Krouse, (Executive Director, Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce), and Jessica Diederich (Director of Partnerships & Business Development, Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau )

David Spiegelberg, Regional Tourism Specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism opened the session with an energetic overview of the impact of tourism in Wisconsin and how important it is to establish relationships with the people who stop in our town.

Jessica Diederich, Director of Partnerships & Business Development with the Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau shared how the Green Bay CVB promotes Algoma to Green Bay visitors. Through a partnership with the Algoma Chamber of Commerce, the Green Bay CVB steers visitors to Algoma when people come to their Visitor Center looking for things to do outside of Green Bay. Algoma is also listed on their website and in their Visitor Guide. This partnership has proven very valuable in part due to the number of visitors that come to Green Bay looking for other things to do and see in the area. The Green Bay CVB is happy to send them our way!

The session concluded with Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sara Krouse giving an overview of many of the events and attractions that visitors could enjoy during the summer of 2017. The events list includes, but is not limited to, Farm Technology Days, Summer Concerts in the Park, the Farmers Market, Soar on the Shore Kiting event, and Shanty Days. You can check out our Calendar for a complete list!  A few of the attractions and activities mentioned included our world class charter fishing, Crescent Beach, the new trailhead planned for the Ahnapee State Trail, our awesome shops, and our Marina.

We are excited for the 2017 season and looking forward to welcoming visitors from near and far! The Algoma Visitor Center, located at 1226 Lake St. is currently open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Our summer hours will start in June and we will be open seven days a week!

In the meanwhile, request your FREE Friendly Algoma Visitor Guide so you can plan your trip!  We look forward to seeing you here on the lakeshore!

Other Resources:
Wisconsin Department of Tourism:
Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau:

From Algoma to Alexandria, VA, CTI Helps Welcome Hotel Indigo Guests With Absolute Beauty

If you are ever in Alexandria, VA, you may want to stop by the Hotel Indigo, even if you aren’t staying there as a guest. What you will see when you walk in is a gorgeous welcome desk created right here in Algoma, WI at CTI Hospitality, Inc.

CTI Hotel Indigo Welcome Desk

This beautiful piece was delivered in March of 2017. Congratulations to everyone at CTI for once again sharing your expertise and experience with the rest of the world!

Click on the above images for a full view.

About CTI:
CTI Hospitality, Inc., a National millwork & casework company focusing on Hotel Interior Packages, is located at 507 Navarino Street, Algoma, WI.

With over 30 years in business, CTI supplies complete, pre-finished millwork packages, which are pre-assembled as much as possible. Their scope routinely includes front desk and lobby area including seating, curved walls, bars, fireplaces, breakfast buffets, guest room wet bars and closets, employee break room, food prep area, handrail and all running trim i.e., crown, base, chair rail, and more.

Contact: Debbie & John Kiedrowski

News Release: Ahnapee Regional Technical Academy(ARTA) Charter Signing

More college credit opportunities for local high school students
Charter signing set for April 27 for school district partnership

(April 18, 2017) LUXEMBURG – High school students in Kewaunee County will now have access to more college credit courses in high school through a partnership between Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and the Algoma, Kewaunee and Luxemburg-Casco school districts along with the Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation (KCEDC). (more…)

Recyling Events Around The County

Spring is in the air!  If you have been spring cleaning and have electronics or hazardous waste to dispose of, here are several chances to safely take care of these items.

April 22, 2017
2017 Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste Collection
8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Kewaunee County Highway Shop – Hillside Location
E2180 HWY 54
Casco, WI 54205

Pre-registration requested.

Please visit the Kewaunee County website to pre-register and for all the details including what will be accepted:

May 9, 2017
Algoma Utilities Lamp and Computer Recycling Day
7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Algoma Utilities Office
1407 Flora Ave
Algoma, WI 54201

Visit the Algoma Utilities website for acceptable items and associated costs:

May 13, 2017
Algoma School District Destination Imagination Electronics Recycling Event
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Algoma Street Department
1520 Jefferson St. Algoma, WI 54201

Norsec Computer Recyclers LLC will be onsite to take your electronics off your hands all to benefit the Algoma School District DI program. Most items are free to dispose of, some have a small fee.

Visit the ASD DI website for all the details:

May 22, 2017
Algoma City-wide Spring Clean-up
City of Algoma residents may place certain items curbside for pick-up.

Shanty Days 2017 Honoree Nominations Sought

The Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Shanty Days 2017 Honoree

The committee, as well as the community, has enjoyed honoring a special resident/business owner for many years. In addition to the honoree luncheon hosted by Algoma’s mayor, the honoree has a prominent part in Saturday’s parade and is acknowledged in most Shanty Days’ promotional material.

The distinguished list of past Shanty Days Honorees Clif & June Harmann, the late Edgar “Tiny” Nell, Ann & Larry Schmitz, Reiny Krause, George Miller, Ray Fulwiler and “Page” Knipfer, Maynard Zima, the late Lee Rush, and the late Gene & Ione VanPrice, Whitey Ellsworth, Mahlon Dier, Earl Krueger, Jim Rabas, Jan Dart, Merle & Kathy Colburn, Jerry and Bonnie Seiler.  Last year Mary Nelson was selected for her outstanding volunteer record with St. Mary’s Church and the Shanty Days food vendor leadership.

The Shanty Days Committee asks that the following criteria be used when drafting the nomination needed. These criteria are not all-inclusive, but are meant to provide guidelines for the committee.

The honoree committee will look for the following information when selecting a Shanty Days Honoree:

-What significant contribution has this nominee made to Algoma’s development
-How has the nominee demonstrated a strong sense of community pride
-How has the nominee been instrumental in keeping business in Algoma
-Does the nominee have a strong volunteer background
-Has the nominee held an office of leadership
-Has the nominee put time and effort into the community without it being part of their job
-Has the nominee supported Shanty Days in some capacity

Please submit your honoree nomination by May 3rd at Noon. 
Nominate online: 
Or send a signed letter to:
Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce
1226 Lake Street
Algoma, WI 54201

2017 Business, Industry, And Education Award Winners


Sara Krouse, Executive Director for the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2017 Business, Industry and Education (BIE) Award winners. These annual awards recognize and celebrate those that have contributed to the success of the community through business ownership, education, or leadership and service.

Award winners are nominated (more…)

Travel Site Expedia Viewfinder Names Algoma Most Beautiful Town In Wisconsin

The travel site’s ® travel blog ViewfinderTM, set out on a mission to pinpoint the most beautiful town in every state that may not be on everyone’s radar.

Under this category, they named Algoma the most beautiful town in Wisconsin!

Nestled on the western shore of Lake Michigan, we tend to get bypassed by travelers heading to Door County via  Route 57, sometimes feeling like the ‘Radiator Springs’ of Northeast Wisconsin.

But for those who take the road less traveled, (more…)

Algoma Chosen as Finalist for the RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Selected from nearly 200 applicants, Algoma, WI has been chosen as a finalist for the fifth annual RWJF Culture of Health Prize.  The Prize honors and elevates communities that understand health is a shared value and everyone has a role to play in driving change. Through the efforts of the Live Algoma initiative, Algoma strives to do just that.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the nation’s largest philanthropy (more…)