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JULY/AUGUST 2013 • Volume 19-NO.


Cadillac Area
Business Magazine

A Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Publication

A night of recognition
Essenmacher & Minor honored by the Chamber
See pages 8 & 9

The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce is a visible business leader that advocates and drives business opportunities. Through business alliances, we are a catalyst for our membership and provide a persuasive regional voice benefiting our communities.

Mission Statement

2013/2014 Board of Directors
Jon Catlin, Executive Director Chemical Bank Kelly Cater, Vice-Chair Rec Boat Holdings Mike Hamner, Past Executive Director Avon Protection Systems, Inc. Scott Hunter, Treasurer Baird, Cotter & Bishop, PC. David Cox Wexford-Missaukee ISD Dennis Benson Dennis H. Benson, PLC Bill Kring 9 & 10 News 775-6151 775-1351 779-6200 775-9789 876-2260 775-5700 876-9405 779-7919 775-3478 775-9797 775-8778 779-9600 876-3100 825-2411 876-7200 775-5461 775-9776

Reinventing Business
he Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce has been the leading voice for businesses in this area for over 110 years. No organization can survive that long without a mission and vision that is well documented and embraced by all its employees. Also, the company needs to be flexible enough to adapt to different times. Whether that means reviewing programs and seeing if they are still relevant or embracing technology and utilizing it to be more productive. Your Chamber of Commerce is and has been reinventing itself constantly over the years. Our Mission Statement is as follows: The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce is a visible business leader that advocates and drives business opportunities. Through business alliances, we are a catalyst for our membership and provide a persuasive regional voice benefiting our communities. This is not the original mission statement, nor is it the second one, we look at it yearly. Is it still relevant? Is it what we want? Is it what we do? This is an example of how we look to reinvent the Chamber. The Chamber offers many different programs to meet the diverse needs, wants and schedules of its membership. We have the morning Rise Up! Cadillac, the lunchtime programs like the Lecture Luncheon Series, the Leadership Learning Series. Annual events like the Briefcase Open Golf Outing, the Governor’s Breakfast, the Greater Cadillac Area Business Expo, the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, ... just to name a few! The Chamber reviews the success and challenges of each program to determine how to make it run smoother, how to make it better, how to make it more relevant and therefore more valuable for the membership. We “tweak” almost every program


Eric Baker Wolverine Power Cooperative Tim Knaggs Fekete Knaggs & Burr Insurance Dr. Kyle Hogg Dental Health Professionals Melody Hurley Walmart Supercenter Store Dan Minor Cadillac Casting Inc. Kelly Smith Baker College of Cadillac Don Schepers Schepers Agency, Inc. Mike Stebbins Mercy Hospital Cadillac

Brian Williams Blue Heron Cafe & Bakery CHAMBER STAFF Bill Tencza, President

Doreen Lanc, Director of Membership Services Deb Gillies, Leadership Director/Accountant Amanda Hamilton, Administrative Assistant

Doug DeYoung, Vice President of Government Relations and Business Development Annie Shetler, MI-SBTDC Business Consultant Printer: Pleasant Graphics Publisher: Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce

every year based on what we hear from you, the members. We value your opinions and thoughts and welcome the opportunity to hear what you have to say! Technology changes at an ever increasing speed. Computers from a couple of years ago are now obsolete, the software needs to have more current versions, more communications are being done with hand held devises than ever before. Social Media is an important marketing tool to get your message out, to let your customers know what products and services that you have and to let them know about what is new within your organization. That was not the case a mere 10 years ago. We are so thankful for the generosity of our members that have helped us to keep our costs down in terms of some hardware. We have rolled out new accounting software that is helping to keep us current with the industry. We have new Chamber focused software that is helping us to better promote our membership and allow additional opportunities to showcase the member to member benefits and help to market your businesses! All of this has happen within the last three months. At the same time the Chamber staff has been out and about talking about the new investment structure. In the past we were mostly an employee count based dues organization. Based on the number of employees you had determined what your dues were to the Chamber. In an effort to reinvent itself and with the help of Past Executive Director, Mickey Putman and Katy Huckle, we started this process over four years ago. We had focus groups to find out what we were doing right and what we could improve on and what we should focus on. continued on page 3

The Cadillac Area Business Magazine is a publication of the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber reserves the right to edit or refuse articles and advertisements submitted to the Cadillac Area Business Magazine and reserves the right in its sole discretion to accept or refuse inserts and other materials to be distributed through the publication.


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Improving your Chamber
Continued from page 2

Even then we were reinventing ourselves. We talked to other chambers around the country to find out how other chambers were working with their memberships. And then we formed a committee to take a look at all of the information about a year ago and decided that we should move from an employee count dues organization to a membership investment organization. You will now choose what level of investment you would like to make in the Chamber. The different levels offer different opportunities for you to market your business and determine how active you choose to be in the Chamber. We have received great feedback from the rollout and we look forward to answering any questions that you might have regarding the different levels. Another reinvention! I want to thank our Chamber staff. Amanda Hamilton at the front desk, Deb Gillies, our Leadership Guru/Accountant, Doreen Lanc, Director of Membership, Doug DeYoung, VP of Government Relations and Bill Tencza, the President of the Chamber. Our staff is great, knowledgeable, accessible and willing to help in any way they can. It is such a pleasure to work with people that have a caring and outgoing attitude for our Chamber. I also want to thank Mike Hamner for leading the Chamber for the past year. His passion for the Cadillac area is evident and we are grateful for his leadership. Katy Huckle and Bill Cinco have each served six years on the Chamber Board and we appreciate your dedication and input. The Chamber is poised to undertake 2013/2014 year with much optimism and a new membership investment structure. We will continue to process of reinventing ourselves to make sure that we meet the needs of our membership. We thank you for your support.

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Manufacturing is the lifeblood of the Cadillac community, and quite frankly, the entire country.  That was the message Borg Warner Plant Manager Todd Bennington shared with those in attendance at the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Lecture Luncheon at Baker College in June. Although that would seem obvious to someone involved in the industry, Bennington shared information that proved his point and why there needs to be a focus in education on science, technology, engineering and math or STEM.  Here is a little food for thought.  Cadillac has a diverse manufacturing base that includes automotive, defense, packaging and marine. There are more than 50 firms that employ more than 4,000 people. Bennington added that roughly 30 percent of Cadillac residents work in the manufacturing sector.  On a national level, Bennington said the United States remains the world’s largest manufacturing economy producing 21 percent of global manufactured goods. That

lifeblood of the economy
equates to 12 percent of the gross domestic product and 12 million jobs. In all, manufacturing equates to nearly $2 trillion.  Bennington also said during his June 21 presentation that when he was a child, his mother would say he needed to finish his food on his plate because there were starving children in China who would love to eat that food. Over the years, that saying has evolved.  Today, Bennington said parents should be stressing that their children finish their homework because the people in China are starving to take their jobs.  Realistically, Bennington said 85 percent of jobs will need workers with post-secondary education or advanced training. This includes manufacturing. The idea that only the underachieving or “bad kids” take wood shop or attend career technical centers is as outdated as the idea that manufacturing is not a viable option for a career.  The problem now is that not enough workers have enough education to meet the needs of manufacturing. Even in the worst times

Manufacturings continues to be

during 2009, there were still shortages in the hiring pool, Bennington said. Other challenges include an older workforce as well as getting workers who can keep up with the technological advances. By fifth grade, 45 percent of students are not excited about math or science, and by the time those students reach high school the number increases to 75 percent. There also is a lack of interest in technology and engineering, he said. That is going to need to change if the country wants to remain competitive on a global scale, he added. To improve this, Bennington said school counselors and administrators need to understand the environment and needs of manufacturing as well as the compensation levels of manufacturing workers. He also said there is a perceived bias for four-year colleges over two-year degrees or trade certifications. “We have to educate our people, educators and parents,” he said.


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2012-13 Cadillac Leadership Class breaks out at Day Break for its closing retreat
Submitted by: Brian Bejcek, Deb Maxey, Mike Morin and Janine Skunda

What an amazing journey these past nine months have been. The class began in September with a two-day opening retreat and concluded with a full-day closing retreat in mid-May. Through these retreats, we were able to interact and determine each other’s strengths and weaknesses. This helped tremendously throughout this experience by helping to mold us into an efficient team. As fun and exciting as these events were, it was nothing compared to the months in between. We have been guests of many businesses in Cadillac, toured areas throughout the city, and had opportunities for field trips that are reserved for this elite program. Through these amazing “behind-the-scenes” interactions we have been able to get a better grasp on the community we live and work in. This new found knowledge helped to evolve our perception(s) of the community and look

forward to a positive outlook for the Cadillac area now and into the future. Our class project “DayBreak – the Next Generation” has been a huge success. From the generous donations received from business, individuals, the Cadillac Variety Show and the Leadership Friends Dinner, we were able to complete both phase one and phase two of the project by providing new vinyl siding, windows and roofs for both the house and the garage. We’re now working on phase three, signage for the facility. The place looks great! We have received feedback from DayBreak that their usage is

up 50% since our group took on this project helping to inform the public about this wonderful opportunity available to our seniors. We wish to sincerely thank all our supporters, donors, presenters and past class alumni for all your support. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Bigelow Exteriors. Their generosity and fine craftsmanship has helped make our project successful. Through this class we have learned many things about our amazing community and the giving people who reside here. Taking people out of their normal work environments and comfort zones to pull together as a team and pull off such a meaningful and successful community project has truly been an awarding experience for us all. Our class time has come to an end however the friendships we’ve developed will last a lifetime. The 2012-2013 Cadillac Leadership Class is truly the “Best class ever.”

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Rise Up! Cadillac

Deadline for the September/October 2013 Cadillac Area Business Magazine is August 7, 2013. Share your business/organization news!

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Lecture Luncheon Series
“Michigan Economic Development Corporation: Programs to Assist Growing Businesses”
Presented by: Tino Breithaupt, Manager, Michigan Retention & Growth Michigan Economic Development Corporation
On Friday, May 31, Tino Breithaupt, Regio nal Mana ger for Mich igan Reten tion and Grow th at the Mich igan Econ omic Development Corporation (MEDC), presented at the Lecture Luncheon Series. Breithaupt discussed a variety of State programs that can assist Cadillac area businesses with their growth and expansion opportunities. Topics covered during this program included, MEDC financing progr ams, performance-based grant programs, export fundi ng to assist companies expanding into new markets, strate gic growth assistance, procurement and business-to-busin ess connection programs and programs that help comp anies identify talented and skilled workers. If you are intere sted in learning more about any of the MEDC programs, please contact Tino Breithaupt at (231) 620-1565 or at breith auptt@

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Lecture Luncheon Noon - 1:15PM “TBD” Baker College of Cadillac Student Center


Rise Up! Cadillac 7:00AM Hosted By: Wexford County Historical Society & Museum


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Lecture Luncheon Series
“Industry and Education - A Great Combination”
Presented by: Todd Bennington, Plant Manager, BorgWarner Thermal Systems


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Mr. Bennington’s presentation inc lud ed a sob eri ng loo k at glo bal com pet itio n and the im pac t of wo rkf orc e preparedness on our ability as a country/community to compete. From global compensation comparisons to new initiatives to drive workforce development to meet the challenges of future employment needs.

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d “Creating an Energizing an Engaging Work Culture Motivating Employees and Volunteers.”
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“The Sandwich Generation”
Eileen Dunn, Aging Health Care Specialist MS, CMC presented “The Sandwich Generation” The Sandwich Generation is a generation of people who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children, and working a full time job. The Sandwich Generation has three basic challenges to deal with and try to find balance with in their lives: • Raising their children and being part of their lives • Assisting their aging parents and in-laws •Maintaining their own identity; leading their own lives and careers Having time to enjoy their lives and the financial ability to do so can be dramatically affected by care-giving needs. Keeping the negative effects and stress level to a minimum will take a lot of planning and organization. Learning to ask for help when needed and knowing where to find it is imperative. Knowing and respecting one’s own limitations is essential.

ies The Leadership Learning Ser is. Ell dan Jor a bar Bar welcomed the of ner ow the is Ba rba ra ship Center for Coaching & Leader verse Development based in Tra City. ion Th e edu cat ion al pre sen tat s ion zat ani org for ys wa provided e her to hel p cre ate an atm osp eers unt vol and s yee plo where em aged become truly energized, eng and passionate? ng your culture can boost She expressed how changi rale, performance and in employee and volunteer mo ion a better place to be. general, make your organizat

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Uplifting the community spirit
By Mardi Suhs The recipient of the Spirit of Community award doesn’t like to be singled out for praise. And although she defers to the many people who work with her, this is a time to celebrate the spirit of Vickie Essenmacher’s leadership. Nominator Rosemary Rokita, who befriended Essenmacher through the Friends of the Cadillac Wexford Public Library, said it hit her one day “that Vickie had to be nominated for Spirit of Community award.” “To me, it was so obvious that she was eligible for this,” explained Rokita. “I know her passion for these statues and for all that she does to make the community a better place to live and to welcome visitors to our area.” The statues are the bronze, life-size Seward Johnson sculpture exhibit that became a sensation last summer and returned this summer, thanks to Essenmacher’s efforts. “Vickie has made the sculpture exhibit a point of pride among community members who took pleasure in inviting family and friends to come visit and take a walking tour,” Rokita said. But beyond this exhibit, Essenmacher has been involved in many activities over the years that uplift community spirit. “She just loves Cadillac,” said her husband Doug. “God made her a person who catches a vision and when she does, she doesn’t let go.” Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce President Bill Tencza was quick to point out that Essenmacher’s ideas are backed by an ability to get everyone on board. She pulled together the cooperation of the City of Cadillac, she secured volunteers to unload and place the statues throughout the lake front and downtown areas, and then she asked for and received financing from individuals in the community. In 2013, she received the key to the City of Cadillac from Mayor Bill Barnett on behalf of the Friends of the Library. With her forward thinking and fun-

Nominator Rosemary Rokita and Vickie Essenmacher, Spirit of Community recipient.
draising abilities, it’s a blessing that Essenmacher does all she does as a volunteer when she could easily put her skills to use in corporate public relations. Instead, she’s happy in her chosen career of dental hygiene by day and a generous volunteer in her free time. Another Essenmacher passion is the Cadillac Garden Club, where she launched the Holiday Home Tour in 2000 and has chaired the event ever since. This popular annual event attracts visitors from around the state who come to tour four area homes decorated for the holidays by talented garden club members. Essenmacher is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Cadillac.


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Dedicated to the community
Seated dead center in front of the speaker’s platform at the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, Dan Minor shifted in his seat when he saw Bruce Peacock approach the podium. The best friends met in 10th grade at Cadillac High School. It was Peacock who nominated Minor for the Outstanding Citizen honor. And when he addressed the crowd of 200, Peacock looked straight at his buddy and joked for a moment. And then he got down to telling the success story of a selfmade man who loves Cadillac. He shared that Minor became a brother to him when he moved in with Peacock’s family during his senior year. When Peacock headed off to college in Miami, Florida in 1982, Minor headed to the hot foundry floor at Cadillac Casting. Six years later Peacock returned home and discovered they worked for the same company in different cities. As they renewed their bond he noticed that wherever they went, young adults approached them to thank Minor for coaching baseball and football. “Dan is a guy who has always worked with the youth in our community,” stated Todd Bennington, BorgWarner plant manager. “Our community is important to him.” “He has taken on Cadillac like he was born and raised here,” Peacock said. “He’s in the community doing good things for people and most of it goes unnoticed.” But his efforts to save Cadillac Casting from extinction did not go unnoticed. When Hayes Lemmerz declared bankruptcy in 2005, Minor’s passion for the foundry and his vision for the future convinced investors to rescue the company that was founded as Malleable Iron in 1920. “Dan didn’t want to see a business with that local history wiped away,” Peacock explained. “He sold the idea to investors with his heart. It was all about his passion.” Minor has risen to near-legendary status in the industrial community with a resume that includes 26 U.S. patents on metal casting machining methods and processes. He is the president and CEO of Cadillac Casting Inc., a company that employs 400

Dan Minor, Outstanding Citizen recipient
and has in excess of $100 million in sales annually to the automotive industry. He holds the same titles at 3Ppoint Machine, Inc and ATD Engineering and Machine. Since achieving business success, Minor is turning his attention to local charitable work. Recently, he became a founding member of the Imagination Library to provide books for the children of Wexford/ Missaukee Counties. “When we got involved in launching the Imagination Library, he became our financial guy,” explained Chamber President Bill Tencza. “We needed somebody to set the bar and put the dollars behind it.” “Dan stayed local,” stated Peacock. “I never doubted that he would accomplish what he put his mind to. He just went out and did it. He was driven, he’s a self-made man. But those words fail in comparison to his passion, his caring and giving. He wasn’t born here but you won’t find anyone more dedicated to this community.”

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Past Outstanding Citizen Recipients:
1980 — Carl T. Johnson 1982 — Patricia Anderson 1984 — Keith McKellop 1985 — Jim Comp 1986 — Bill Winn 1987 — Jim McGuire 1988 — Carl T. Johnson 1989 — Craig Weidner 1990 — Dr. Charles Dumanois 1991 — Larry Davy 1992 — Gerard Winkle and Della Garneau 1993 — John Horrigan 1994 — Jim Anderson and Kathy Balzuweit 1995 — Cindy Gorman and Esta Emmons 1996 — Doug Brown 1997 — Ron Andrews 1998 — Jack Benson 1999 — Keith Merchant and Tom Huckle 2000 — Maynard Thompson 2001 — Steve Anderson 2002 — Pete Stalker 2003 — Dennis Benson 2004 — John MacLeod 2005 — Todd Bennington 2006 — Darlene Merritt 2007 — Chris Huckle 2008 — Ron Blanchard 2009 — Paul Liabenow 2010 — Bruce Schafer 2011 — Jon Catlin 2012 — Jeremy Winkle

Past winners

Past Spirit of Community Recipients:
1997 — Dr. Glenn Verbrugge 1998 — William Rzepka 1999 — Regan O’Neill 2000 — John Bishop 2001 — Sue Westhauser 2002 — Carol Potter 2003 — Jackie Soltman 2004 — Mary Blackmer 2005 — Judy Coffey 2006 — Sue Peterson 2007 — Pat Goggin 2008 — Mickey Putman 2009 — Matt Gibson 2010 — Katy Huckle 2011 — Tracey Kanouse 2012 — David Burrill

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Baker College enrolling students for fall 2013
Baker College of Cadillac is enrolling students for fall 2013, with fall classes beginning Monday, September 30. Registration continues through the first week of classes. Some of the career programs offered at Baker College of Cadillac include agriculture technology, public safety, fire science, computer numerical control, elementary teacher preparation, welding, criminal justice, 9-1-1 telecommunications, nursing, surgical technology, marketing, management, accounting, Microsoft networking, entrepreneurship, human resource management, business administration, CAD design and therapeutic massage. New this fall, there is an advanced manufacturing technology associate degree program.

Autumnwood of McBain announces new Administrator
Twenty eight years ago, when Autumnwood of McBain was built, Rick Marion held the position of Assistant Superintendent of Construction, then Social Services Director and ultimately he became the administrator. Twenty years later Rick Marion returns to Autumnwood of McBain as the administrator. “I have always considered Autumnwood of McBain to be a jewel in the county. I am of the belief that with the right guidance, Autumnwood of McBain could become a stronger, more viable organization that could better meet the needs of Missaukee, Wexford and Osceola county residents”. Moving forward, Marion sees Autumnwood of McBain becoming more integrated in the community, expanding programs and services, creating innovative approaches to community partnerships and providing education related to the economic impact on the area.

Cadillac High School ranks No. 17
Jo Spry, Superintendent of Cadillac Area Public Schools announced that Cadillac High School ranked #17 in the Best High Schools in Michigan rankings released by US News & World Report. Michigan high school students must earn at least 16 credits in various subjects and take an online course before graduating. The state challenges schools to report early warning signs of future high school dropouts, and hosts a competitive grant opportunity for high-poverty schools, according to the Michigan Department of Education. US News & World Report reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 206 Michigan schools made the rankings.

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Dianna Haines to The Lakeview
Dianna Haines has accepted the position of Coordinator of Admissions and Marketing. She brings with her 37 years of customer service experience, passion and dedication to working directly with others. She is a member of the Cadillac Rotary Club, currently serving as their Secretary, on the Advisory Board for Career Services at Baker College and on the Business Management Administration Advisory Board at the Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center.
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Thank You
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Welcome New Members
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Data track 2012-2013
Wexford County Jan. 13 Feb. 13 Mar. 13 April 13 May 13 June 12 July 12 Aug. 12 Sept. 12 Oct. 12 Nov. 12 Dec. 12 Labor Force 12,903 12,989 12,970 12,993 13,594 13,844 13,831 13,706 13,337 13,245 12,927 13,197 Employment 11,283 11,383 11,425 11,544 11,926 12,278 12,114 12,046 11,953 11,937 11,656 11,670 Unemployment 1,620 1,606 1,545 1,449 1,668 1,566 1,717 1,660 1,384 1,308 1,271 1,527 Rate 12.6% 12.4% 11.9% 11.3% 12.3% 11.3% 12.4% 12.1% 10.4% 9.9% 9.8% 11.6% Missaukee County Jan. 13 Feb. 13 Mar. 13 April 13 May 13 June 12 July 12 Aug. 12 Sept. 12 Oct. 12 Nov. 12 Dec. 12 Labor Force 5,579 5,659 5,646 5,641 5,696 5,920 5,892 5,760 5,623 5,595 5,485 5,645 Employment 4,889 4,933 4,951 5,003 5,168 5,231 5,225 5,195 5,155 5,148 5,027 5,033 Unemployment 690 726 695 638 528 546 667 565 468 447 458 612 Rate 12.4% 12.8% 12.3% 11.3% 9.3% 9.5% 11.3% 9.8% 8.3% 8.0% 8.4% 10.8%
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Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce 222 N. Lake St. Cadillac, MI 49601-1874