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Cadillac Area

A Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Publication
BUSINESS MAGAZINE
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013 • Volume 19-No. 6
A changing tide?
Area manufacturing is seeing a turnaround.
See pages 6 & 7
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Mission Statement
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.
Jon Catlin, Executive Director
Chemical Bank 775-6151
Kelly Cater, Vice-Chair
Rec Boat Holdings 775-1351
Mike Hamner, Past Executive Director
Avon Protection Systems, Inc. 779-6200
Scott Hunter, Treasurer
Baird, Cotter & Bishop, PC. 775-9789
Eric Baker
Wolverine Power Cooperative 775-5700
Dennis Benson
Dennis H. Benson, PLC 876-9405
David Cox
Wexford-Missaukee ISD 876-2260
Tim Knaggs
Fekete Knaggs & Burr Insurance 779-7919
Bill Kring
9 & 10 News 775-3478
Dr. Kyle Hogg
Dental Health Professionals 775-9797
Melody Hurley
Walmart Supercenter Store 775-8778
Dan Minor
Cadillac Casting Inc. 779-9600
Kelly Smith
Baker College of Cadillac 876-3100
Don Schepers
Schepers Agency, Inc. 825-2411
Brian Williams
Blue Heron Cafe & Bakery 775-5461
CHAMBER STAFF 775-9776
Bill Tencza, President
president@cadillac.org
Doreen Lanc, Director of Membership Services
membership@cadillac.org
Deb Gillies, Leadership Director/Accountant
leadership@cadillac.org
Amanda Hamilton, Administrative Assistant
info@cadillac.org
Annie Shetler Olds, MI-SBTDC Business Consultant
annieshetler@nwm.cog.mi.us
Website:www.cadillac.org
Printer: Pleasant Graphics
Publisher: Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce
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 mate-
rials to be distributed through the publication.
Cover photo: Rec Boat Holdings LLC. launching its Scarab
boat line. Courtesy of Rec Boat Holdings.
2013/2014 Board of Directors
Cadillac area’s global reach
BILL TENCZA,
Chamber President
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ur cover story centers on a man-
ufacturing perspective largely
cued to the changing nature of
global market economy. Although
likely not apparent to the major-
ity of our members or the public, Cadillac
manufacturing provides significant export
muscle. The reach of Cadillac area manu-
facturing is remarkable, but fragile all the
same. When export markets include politi-
cally unstable areas of the world, such as
the Middle East, soft economic markets,
such as Europe, and the reality of devalued
currency it does become a Cadillac issue.
As staff, we are proud the Cadillac Area
Industrial Group annually participates in
the Greater Cadillac Area Expo. The intent
is to display the importance of the products
manufactured in Cadillac. This year that
included more than product, but signage
messaging on available careers, requisite
education needed and export markets (see
story on page 6). Job retention and creation
through economic growth is paramount to
the future sustainability of our region and
the Cadillac area has a proud manufactur-
ing history. With that said, there is positive
overall news as it relates to manufacturing.
Area manufacturing, especially Tier 1 sup-
pliers to the auto industry, have experienced
growth in total sales and job numbers and
commensurate with the overall health of
the auto industry. The further good news,
Cadillac area manufacturing is not entire-
ly dependent on the automotive sector as
defense related industries and other OEM’s
have experienced positive trends overall.
We should be reminded that Cadillac did
not lose a major manufacturer through the
worst of the recession. Certainly companies
were impacted, reshaped and not without
desperate stretches during the recession. A
legacy of surviving, and most importantly,
succeeding, is part of the economic fabric
of this area. There is collective optimism for
Cadillac area manufacturing when bench-
marked against darkest years of the eco-
nomic downturn. It takes talent, vision, con-
viction, and leadership to meet the global
economic challenges that many of our man-
ufacturing members faced, but continue to
navigate today.
Lastly, we will not expand the regional
economy without accommodating the need
for all employers to have access to a talent-
ed and reliable workforce. Good jobs exist
today that are unfilled because talent can-
not be located. That is unacceptable. With
that said a top priority for the Cadillac Area
Chamber of Commerce is early childhood
development. Investment in early child-
hood, whether time, resources or a contri-
bution to the Imagination Library greatly
enhances our ability to improve economic
competitiveness. I firmly believe advancing
early childhood will give us an advantage of
growing and retaining local talent going for-
ward (see story on page 4).
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VISIONARY PARTNERS:
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AT&T
Avon Automotive
Belle Oakes Living Center Inc.
BorgWarner Thermal Systems
Cadillac Area Public Schools
Consumers Energy
DTE Energy
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Fifth Third Bank
Firstbank-Cadillac
ITC
Northwestern Bank
Walmart Supercenter Store
Wexford-Missaukee
Intermediate School District
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Our Leadership Class kicked off their
opening retreat at the Kettunen Center on
September 12th and 13th. Our class consists
of 23 professionals representing 13 different
businesses from around the Cadillac area.
We came together to learn more about our-
selves, our classmates, and the needs of the
very community in which we live and work.
The retreat was jam-packed with amazing
speakers, advice from former class pros, and
teamwork activities.
We immersed ourselves into several team
building exercises, leadership and com-
munication seminars, and problem solv-
ing activities throughout the two day, fun-
filled experience. We worked together as
classmates to build trust and communica-
tion skills as we tackled the outdoor web
obstacle, wire walk, and balancing board.
Chicken baseball and the tennis ball balanc-
ing course were some of the retreat’s main
recreational highlights.
Along with communication and team
building, our 2013-2014 class had the oppor-
tunity to share a part of who we are with
a memento or story at the retreat’s “Show
and Tell” bonfire. After a long day of indoor
training seminars and outdoor obstacle
courses, we got together to learn more about
each other and who we will be sharing this 9
month and beyond experience with.
Day two was filled with more team build-
ing exercises as our class participated in a
canoe race across the lake, a fire building
activity, a scavenger hunt-navigation course
through the woods and ended with a mini
quiz on Cadillac and Michigan history.
Although much of the retreat was filled with
fun bonding experiences, we also explored
this year’s project options. The opening
retreat was a great snap shot of what we can
expect to accomplish as a team as this year’s
2013-2014 Leadership Class.
A special thank you to everyone who
helped make this retreat a huge success.

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In a few short months, expectations have been
exceeded, but more work still needs to be done to
get the word out about the Imagination Library.
The hope is that both the community and busi-
nesses will benefit when young children who take
advantage of the free book program succeed in
school and into adulthood, and then stay or return
to the area to work and raise their families.
That message was relayed by several educators,
business people and parents during the September
Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Lecture
Lunch at Baker College. Wexford-Missaukee
Great Start Collaborative Co-Coordinator Niki
Schultz started the event off by talking from the
perspective of a parent. She said the Imagination
Library helps parents engage their children in
each book with helpful tips. She added that since
the book is addressed to the child it adds to the
excitement of getting the book.
Mackinaw Trail Middle School Principal
Jennifer Sück said reading has multiple benefits for children, and
by the time a student reaches school, it is very clear which ones
have been read to and which ones have not. “The more parents read
to their children, the more likely they are to read and the better they
do in school,” she said. She added it also helps to increase a child’s
vocabulary, a lack of which leads to huge learning gaps at kinder-
garten entry.
Kelly Cater works in human resources at Rec Boat Holdings in
Cadillac. She said supporting programs, such as the Imagination
Library, are something that companies should embrace because it
is a resource that doesn’t cost a business or its employees a dime.
The Imagination Library was launched in 1996 by country
music star Dolly Parton to benefit children in her home county in
Tennessee. Parton’s vision was to foster a love of reading among
preschool children and their families by providing them with the
gift of a specially selected book each month.
Local efforts began this past spring as a project of the Cadillac
Area Chamber of Commerce and the Great Start Business
Engagement Committee. The community response has been tre-
mendous, according to Great Start Co-Coordinator, Mike Acosta.
Because of this community support there is no cost to families to
participate. As of this writing over 1100 kids are signed up for the
program.
To be eligible families must live in the Wexford Missaukee
Intermediate School District which includes the Cadillac, Lake City,
Manton, Marion, McBain, Mesick, and Pine River School Districts.
Parents can register their preschool children (birth up to five years
old) by going to www.usa.imaginationlibrary.com and clicking on
“Register My Child” on the top of the page.
A link to the online registration also can be found at the Wexford-
Missaukee Great Start web page, www.wmgreatstart.org, and
on the group’s Facebook page, Wexford Missaukee Manistee
Early Childhood Connection. Or flyers are available at various
locations throughout the area, including libraries, the Family
Resource Center and the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce.
For more assistance email: wmisdimaginationlibrary@gmail.com.
Donations to fund the program may be sent to the CACF, 201 N.
Mitchell St., Suite 101, Cadillac, MI, 49601.
Reading is key to success
of communities, businesses
The Wexford Missaukee Imagination Library received a $5,000 grant from the Community Action Council of the
Yoplait plant in Reed City, on behalf of the General Mills Foundation.
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It was only a few short years ago when the out-
look for manufacturing in Cadillac looked bleak.
The auto industry was teetering on collapse as the
U.S. was hit with the Great Recession.
Today, many manufacturers say things have
improved. It is noticeable in the jobs numbers,
which have increased to about 4,000 employed
in the Wexford-Missaukee labor market and with
plans for additional expansion.
But there are still very real concerns about the
future.
Bruce Schafer, Rexair Vice President of
Manufacturing, said that business at the vacuum
manufacturer has been solid but future outlook
looks flat.
“The local area has a solid and diversified base,”
Schafer said. “The area manufacturing can com-
pete with most areas. Complacency must be guard-
ed and enthusiasm for new enterprises should be embraced by local
leadership.”
Rec Boat Holdings announced earlier this year a new boat line which
is being built in Cadillac, and hosted dealers from across the coun-
try in October to showcase the new Scarab jet boat brand. Orders for
the new boat are already coming in. But consumers still are keeping
spending down overall.
“Discretionary spending remains soft for products like ours, which
are pure luxury items,” said Rec Boat Holdings President Roch
Lambert. “Since we export a large portion of what we build in Cadillac
(about 45%), we are affected by not only the U.S. situation but also
the global economy. Europe, which is a key market, remains very soft
though there are early signs of improvement there. Australia has been
stable and our most important export market. Canada remains stable
though the weakening of the Canadian dollar could become a short-
term challenge.
“The consumer has the money to spend and the banks are starting
to loosen up requirements on credit requests, but there is a discom-
fort on the consumer side that holds them back from committing to
expenses that are viewed as pure luxury,” Lambert said.
Thom Eory, Plant Manager at FIAMM in Cadillac, said the economy
has turned the corner and remains stable and the outlook for sales in
2014 looks to be about the same as it was in 2013.
“We are very optimistic about the short and long term plans that
we have in place,” he said. “However, one specific customer has just
announced a production schedule adjustment to a high volume plat-
form that will idle their assembly plant for two weeks within this cal-
endar year. Is this just the start of what we may be seeing or simply an
anomaly? Only time will tell.”
In October, Michigan celebrated Global Trade Days as a way to high-
light the impact of selling goods overseas. That impact can be seen
in the greater Cadillac area and has helped many area manufacturers
ride out the Great Recession.
Industry is growing
but needs more momentum
Rec Boat Holding hosted 50 dealers for its North American Dealer Conference, showcasing its new Scarab line. Sales
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segments which will help sustain our base business and add employ-
ment to our base,” said Lambert. “As a result of a recent expansion, we
expect to increase our workforce by about 30% by the end of next year,
which obviously injects additional money into the local economy. A
significant part of those new jobs come as a result of export revenues
which are a great contributor to local economies as it generates injec-
tion of pure incremental money into the local economy.
“To simplify it, money from other countries ends up being spent in
the area through people’s income and incremental purchase of local
supplies to manufacture the exported products. That is a very desir-
able engine for the local economy,” Lambert said.
At Rexair, 65 percent of its products are sold overseas, Schafer said,
making the international market critical to future success of Rexair
and the local economy.
“International competiveness is a state and national issue,” Schafer
said. “Two issues drive this competiveness. Energy and social costs.
We need a change in direction for energy — self sufficiency. It is
achievable with new technologies. The politics of it need to step aside
and let the markets establish this self sufficiency. In general, the EPA
needs to be reined in.”
Another issue facing many area manufacturers is finding a skilled
workforce. Schafer said that a skilled workforce is an important issue
for the area down the road.
“Industry can create, innovate, and design anywhere in the world,”
he said. “In order to build it here we need skill trades. We need to
channel people into this work skill.”
The issue of finding skilled workers will be subject of an upcoming
Cadillac Area Business Magazine article.
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Ebel’s Family Center of Falmouth received an Outstanding Business
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Michigan Works! for job candidate referrals. The company also uses
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of training new employees.
Ebel’s received the award at the Traverse City Michigan Works!
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Cadillac attorney David Peterson has been re-appointed as a member
of the State Bar’s Upper Michigan Legal Institute Advisory Committee.
The committee provides the State Bar with assistance in developing
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Data track 2012-2013
Wexford County Jan. 13 Feb. 13 Mar. 13 April 13 May 13 June 13 July 13 Aug. 13 Sept. 12 Oct. 12 Nov. 12 Dec. 12
Labor Force 12,903 12,989 12,970 12,993 13,594 13,971 13,960 13,564 13,337 13,245 12,927 13,197
Employment 11,283 11,383 11,425 11,544 11,926 12,130 12,015 11,946 11,953 11,937 11,656 11,670
Unemployment 1,620 1,606 1,545 1,449 1,668 1,841 1,945 1,618 1,384 1,308 1,271 1,527
Rate 12.6% 12.4% 11.9% 11.3% 12.3% 13.2% 13.9% 11.9% 10.4% 9.9% 9.8% 11.6%
Missaukee County Jan. 13 Feb. 13 Mar. 13 April 13 May 13 June 13 July 13 Aug. 13 Sept. 12 Oct. 12 Nov. 12 Dec. 12
Labor Force 5,579 5,659 5,646 5,641 5,696 5,896 5,894 5,835 5,623 5,595 5,485 5,645
Employment 4,889 4,933 4,951 5,003 5,168 5,257 5,206 5,177 5,155 5,148 5,027 5,033
Unemployment 690 726 695 638 528 639 688 658 468 447 458 612
Rate 12.4% 12.8% 12.3% 11.3% 9.3% 10.8% 11.7% 11.3% 8.3% 8.0% 8.4% 10.8%
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Patty Weatherwax
1941 North Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601
www.bcreativeclasses.com
231-775-2948
Welcome New Members
CADILLAC AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013 11
A Healthy Work
Environment
Starts Here
Helping your business prevent work
injuries is our first priority. Work
injury prevention and education
promote safe work habits and can
significantly reduce lost work time.
No matter what your needs, you
can consider us your partner in
occupational health and medicine.
• Work injury treatment
• Drug screenings
• DOT physicals
• Wellness programs
• On-site health screenings
• FAA physicals
• Breath alcohol testing
• Vaccinations
• Assistance with OSHA/
MIOSHA compliance
• Pulmonary function testing
Same Day Appointments | 400 Hobart Street | Cadillac, MI 49601 | (231) 876-6180
CAPS names new
Chief Financial Officer
Frank Verhoven has been hired as Chief Financial Officer for
Cadillac Area Public Schools.
“We were fortunate to interview a qualified field of candidates
and Mr. Verhoven was the individual that best meets the needs of
the district. The interview team was unanimous in their recom-
mendation” said Superintendent Spry.
Verhoven earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and
School Business Official Certification from Western Michigan
University. He also earned the Chief Financial Officer Certification
from Michigan School Business Officials, additionally he has com-
pleted Graduate level course work in Educational Leadership at
Western Michigan University. He comes to Cadillac from Riverview
Community Schools in Riverview, Michigan as the Director of
Business and Finance.
Representatives from Service Groups and Non-Profit
Organizations will be on hand to provide valuable
information and offer volunteer opportunities.
Admission is Free.
Let’s be partners in improving our
community!
For more information, contact Deb Gillies at
the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce,
231-775-9776 or email leadership@cadillac.org
Community
Service Expo
Thursday, November 7, 2013
4:00-7:00 pm
Mackinaw Trail Middle School Gymnasium
8401 S. Mackinaw Tr., Cadillac
Divorce Financial Consultants
Peg Lutz and Paul Singer, both CDFAs, attended the ADFP’s 11th
annual conference in Chicago in September. The annual confer-
ence is held to allow various divorce financial specialists to con-
tinue their education with courses on but not limited to: Forensic
accounting, tax law changes, divorce related health care concerns,
etc. Financial planning for divorce is essential in the fact that what
used to support one household must now support two.
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BUSINESS DEPOSIT AND LENDING SOLUTIONS IN NORTHERN
MICHIGAN. Scott Leesch is one of Chemical Bank’s many experienced
business banking professionals. For the individualized attention you
deserve from a Michigan based financial institution, contact Scott
today at 231.942.8089 or Scott.Leesch@ChemicalBankMI.com.
TREASURY SERVICES.
MADE IN MICHIGAN.
SCOTT LEESCH | TREASURY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
ChemicalBankMI.com
Honesty and Integrity are the
Foundation of Our Business!
www.DonsAutoClinic.com
1110 N. Mitchell • Cadillac, MI • 775-2413
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 AM-5:30 PM, Sat. 8 AM-2 PM, Other by Appt.
Over 200 vehicles to choose from!
If we don’t have what you want in one of
Northern Michigan’s largest inventories -
We’ll find it!
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The Wexford- Mi ssaukee Career
Technical Center welcomed three new
instructors to their staff for the 2013-14
school year.
Dennis Kenny was hired to teach in
the Automotive Technology program.
He recently taught at the Genesee Area
Skills Center in Flint and was also
employed as an Adjunct Faculty mem-
ber at Baker College of Auburn Hills and
Flint. Kenny completed his bachelor’s
degree from Baker College and received
his teaching credentials from Ferris State
University. He holds several industry
certifications including ASE Certifications (Suspension and
Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems and Engine
Performance).
Becky Nicholas is employed as the instructor in the
Introduction to Health Care program. She is a Registered
Nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from
Ferris State University with post-graduate studies in biomedi-
cal/pharmaceuticals. She has over 20 years’ experience in var-
ious nursing positions such as an office/hospital nurse, clini-
cal nurse specialist, nurse educator, nurse supervisor, and as a
pharmaceutical representative.
Brad VanBuren was hired to teach in the Applied Construction
Technology program. Most recently, he taught at the Traverse
Bay Area Career Technical Center in the Construction Trades
program. He completed both his Bachelor of Science degree
and his Master of Education degree in Curriculum and
Instruction from Ferris State University.
“We have been fortunate to find three outstanding instruc-
tors who will continue the CTC mission of preparing students
for career success. They are also dedicated to developing rela-
tionships with their students, the local schools that we serve,
parents, and our community,” said Dave Cox, CTC Director.
CTC announces three new staff members
Becky Nicholas Brad VanBuren Dennis Kenny
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Edward Dracht
President
DRACHT CONSTRUCTION CO.
Design • Build • Contracting
Serving the greater Cadillac area since 1972.
Butler Steel buildings • CONVENTIONAL FRAMED BUILDINGS
Commercial • Industrial • Institutional • Agriculture • Churches
Offces • Rubber Roofs • Concrete Flatwork • Complete Turnkey Projects
23350 100th Ave. • Marion, MI 49665 offce: (231) 825-0035
email: ed@drachtconstruction.com fax: (231) 825-0038
www.drachtconstruction.butlersteel.com cell: (231) 357-8718
Office Supplies Office Furniture Ad Specialties
• Michigan’s Largest Independent Offce Products Dealer
• Next Day Free Delivery
• Local Single Source Supplier
Phone: (231) 577-7110 Fax (231) 577-7114
Padnos believes is a strong value for
paper, plastics, metals, electronics,
and more as a renewable resource.
We Offer:
• Free recycling of Paper, Cardboard
and Plastics 24 hours of every day.
• Get Paid for old steel, aluminum, copper, brass, etc.
• Keep Cadillac clean and environmentally sustainable.
Call to fnd out more! 231-775-7132
1111 Leeson Ave., Cadillac, MI 49601
PAPER, PLASTICS,
METAL & MORE
Home of the Springfield SmartRoof™
6509 M-37, Kingsley, MI 49649
Phone: 231-263-5300 / 888-469-0059
Fax: 231-263-5723
info@springfieldsmartroof.com
www.springfieldsmartroof.com
WILLIAM M. LONG, D.O.
7800 US-131 S., SUITE C, CADILLAC, MI 49601 • Phone 231.779.1167
Fax 231.779.1175 • www.cadillacwomenshealth.com
RECYCLE Construction
Offce Supplies
Roofng
Women’s Health
BuSineSS
DiRectORy
Melissa Schultz Qualifies
for Waddell & Reed’s Career
Development Conference
Melissa Schultz was named one of Waddell & Reed’s financial advi-
sors who qualified for the firm’s Career Development Conference.
Waddell & Reed holds its Career Development Conference several
times each year for financial advisors that are within one year of ser-
vice with the company and have exhibited initial success in the indus-
try, based on an analysis of investment, insurance and financial plan-
ning sales generated by the advisor.
Jennifer G. Mitchell, CFP
invited to participate in
Cambridge Leaders Club
Jennifer G. Mitchell, CFP of Mitchell Investments Advisors LLC,
was selected by Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge)
to participate in an exclusive Leaders Club workshop in September.
Cambridge rep-advisors were chosen based on their dedication to
quality service and level of success.
The emphasis of the workshop was on the continuation of growth,
while maintaining a high level of client service.
November/December Healthy Tip:
Flu Season approaching
Each fu season, nearly 111 million workdays are
lost due to the fu. That equals approximately $7
billion per year in sick days and lost productivity.
Sound like a lot? It is! But there are ways you can
keep those losses low-to-nonexistent in the offce.
1. Encourage your employees to get a fu shot.
2. Wash your hands often with soap and water.
3. Have hand sanitizer available in your break rooms.
4. Keep your hands off your face.
5. Eat healthy. This is a no-brainer.
6. Drink lots of water.
7. Exercise.
8. Get a good night’s sleep.
9. Smile! People who have a positive attitude actually
stay healthier.
And if you do get sick, stay home.
We’ve Moved!
Carroll Retirement Plans Investments has moved
to 7877 Mackinaw Trail (across from McGuire's).
Hair stylists at New Image
attend product class
Carly Lewis and Kersten Westdorp of New Image Hair Salon, Inc.,
recently completed the Redken Product Specialist Class. This class
is a four-day session with training in principal-based haircutting,
color placement and product knowledge. Principal-based haircut-
ting is a technique that focuses on balance and proper face framing
in the haircut.
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The WorkSafe People

The WorkSafe People

Cadillac Area
Chamber of Commerce
222 N. Lake St.
Cadillac, MI 49601-1874
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