The Phelps Chamber’s exploration into the colorful history of Phelps, Wisconsin continues with a look at the Big Sand Lake Club property. This long-standing club was a favorite vacation spot of “Homeless Homer” Galpin and many important Chicago area businessmen in the early 1900’s and continues to be a Northwoods tradition today. Located on the … Continue reading Properties with a Past in Phelps: Big Sand Lake Club
As your business is gearing up and hiring additional staff for the busy Northwoods summer season, take the time to make sure your employees are orientated and trained properly. An effective employee training program can make all the difference in the success of your business! Why Employee Training & Education is Crucial You may feel … Continue reading Are You Getting the Most From Your Employees?
The flowers are blooming, the rivers are flowing, the lakes are sparkling – spring is finally here in Phelps! This is a great time of year to visit Phelps to enjoy all that nature has to offer. Located in Vilas County right next door to the beautiful wilderness of Upper Michigan, Phelps has … Continue reading Spring in Phelps – The Perfect Time to Visit!
Fort Eagle – Home of “Homeless Homer” Galpin Homer K. Galpin, a notoriously colorful Chicago area Republican leader, loved visiting the Phelps area in the late 1800s and early 1900’s so much so that he decided to lay down roots on Big Sand Lake. He named his stunning estate Fort Eagle, for even the eagles … Continue reading Properties with a Past in Phelps
“Homeless Homer” Galpin – Chicago Bootlegger or Early Phelps Marketer? The development of our great town of Phelps is often credited to the logging industry that thrived throughout Vilas County in the 1800’s. However, it could be argued that Phelps would not have developed into the travel destination it is today without the foresight and … Continue reading Colorful Characters in Phelps History
The whole world is addicted to social media – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube…the list of social media sites is extensive and overwhelming. Everyone, everywhere is logging in to social platforms on a daily basis to socialize and share, for education and entertainment, and just to pass the time. For small businesses, this is good news. Why … Continue reading Why Your Northern Wisconsin Business Should be on Facebook