July 25, 2019, Ellison Bay, WI – Since 2014, Kick Ash Products has been developing innovative products under the trade names Door County Love Granola and Kick Ash Coffee. Over the past five years, these products have been met with great enthusiasm, which inspired Carol and Christian Ash to expand their business into an owned facility now located at 12001 Mink River Road in Ellison Bay. This new year-round facility will bring provide a bakery, coffee shop, and in the near future, co-working space for both local residents and visitors to Door County. From the west-facing deck the new location also offers a view of the bay. “It has always been important to us to keep our business in Ellison Bay since it is our home and the place we chose to raise our children, stated Carol Ash. “We have been overwhelmed by the kindness and encouragement we have received during this transition to a larger facility. So many people have made this move possible and we are incredibly grateful for all of the lending hands. The assistance provided by the DCEDC, SBDC, and the Bank of Luxemburg made our dream become reality. We look forward to serving our community for many years to come!” The new location offers a very walkable and bikable gathering place in the borough of Ellison Bay. The location of the business will likely help inspire additional development in the community. Door County Economic Development (DCEDC) is working with the Town of Liberty Grove on a multi-faceted program to enhance the community including attainable housing, broadband expansion, and entrepreneurial development. Kick Ash Products uses high quality ingredients to produce tasty “gluten-free” and “grain-free” artisan granolas, single-origin coffees, and gluten-free bakery items. They also offer both “coffee of the month” and “granola of the month” through an innovative subscription program. More information on this can be found on their website, www.kickashproducts.com. Senior lending for the building acquisition and remodeling project was provided by Bank of Luxemburg. Business plan development was provided by the Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay (SBDC) and the DCEDC’s entrepreneurial development program. “We are thrilled to see Carol and Christian’s initial success has led to this business expansion,” stated DCEDC’s Executive Director Jim Schuessler. “From their start through the Entrepreneurial Training Program to this next step, they are bringing innovative products to market and enhancing the vibrancy of Ellison Bay.” To learn more about DCEDC’s entrepreneur development program contact Jim at 920-421-3777 or via email at Jim@DoorCountyBusiness.com.