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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 Volume 20-NO.

Cadillac Area
BUSINESS MAGAZINE
See pages 5 to 7

A Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Publication

Finding workers

Area's economy needs skilled workers.

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. Dennis Benson Dennis H. Benson, PLC Eric Baker Wolverine Power Cooperative David Cox Wexford-Missaukee ISD Bill Kring 9 & 10 News 775-6151 775-1351 779-6200 775-9789 775-5700 876-9405 876-2260 779-7919 775-3478 775-9797 775-8778 779-9600 876-3100 825-2411 775-5461 775-9776

To expand the economy skilled jobs need to be filled

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. Brian Williams Blue Heron Cafe & Bakery CHAMBER STAFF 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

Kent Wood, Director of Government Relations kentw@tcchamber.org 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 materials to be distributed through the publication.

ur cover story points to the reality of an unthinkable paradox. There is not enough available talent in the Cadillac area, northern Michigan or even Michigan to fill skilled labor positions, especially in the manufacturing sector. Beyond manufacturing, there is not a ready and available talent pool in the waiting in other sectors impacting chamber member employers. Good jobs exist today that are unfilled because talent cannot be located from entry level positions that require requisite communication skills to highly technical positions that require advanced certifications or graduate level college degrees. The paradox exists when factoring within the Wexford/Missaukee Labor Market there are currently 2,200 people receiving unemployment, but jobs still go unfilled because reliable talent is not in abundance. Those numbers do not account for individuals excluded from employment tracking. That scenario is more deflating when considering those individuals likely have not been consistently employed, have either given up seeking work or perhaps no work history at all. Despite overall improvement in Michigan (employment) and job growth (regionally) as indicated in our cover story, unemployment numbers have not decreased in great percentages in the Wexford/Missaukee Labor Market in the last 12-months. That is a problem. As addressed by Mr. Bennington in the cover story, if we reach a point where

a skilled labor force in manufacturing cannot be maintained or attracted and if coupled with a lack of community support, then we have serious issues. However, this is not a uniquely Michigan problem and support for manufacturing in Lansing and in the Cadillac area does exist, so that is a positive. In addition, we must be reminded through the worst of the last recession, the Cadillac area did not lose a major employer, but there is no time for complacency. The fix may not be in place, but the issue is being addressed regionally, by Baker College, the Wexford/ Missaukee Career Tech Center, northern Michigan manufacturers, the Chamber, and the Northwest Council of Governments among other supporting entities focused on opportunity too. Collaboration and opportunity can be a powerful tool and strategies must be forwarded built on engaging students, parents, educators, and community stakeholders. I firmly believe there is opportunity in northern Michigan and that we can shape our future by proactively growing our own talent as the best long-term strategy. Collectively, we need to reinforce good jobs do exist and not every job has to have a four or six year college focus. Continuing education always, as the career jobs of today will require that. We will not expand the regional economy without accommodating the need for all employers to have access to a talented and reliable workforce. The priority is now.

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Kent Wood is the newly hired Director of Government Relations for the Northern Michigan Regional Chamber Alliance. Kent will serve as the lead government liaison and lobbyist for the Alliance. Wood replaces Doug DeYoung who accepted a position with Consumers Energy. A Traverse City native with extensive legislative experience in Lansing and northern Michigan most recently was the legislative director for the Michigan United Conservation Clubs. Were excited to bring Kents energy and experience to the team at the Chamber and the Alliance, Traverse City Area Chamber President & CEO Doug Luciani said. His wide range of legislative work in Lansing and northern Michigan combined with his local background make him an excellent choice for this key position as a voice for northern Michigans business community with local, state, and national officials. Members are encouraged to contact Kent at the Traverse City Area Chamber Offices at (231) 995-7109 or by email at kentw@tcchamber.org

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Cadillac Leadership Class update


ARTICLE SUBMITTED BY: ADaM COOLEY, JEFF JENNETTE, KaRa KOSLOSkI, DaNIELLE NORDHOF aND DEANN SCHNEIDER

On November 20th, Economy Day was on the agenda for this years Cadillac Leadership class. It began with a guided tour of the industrial parks with information and history provided by City Manager, Marcus Peccia; Chamber President Bill Tencza; and Tino Breithaupt of the Michigan Education Development Corporation. Following the tour, was a group discussion that included Tencza and Breithaupt, as well as Jon Catlin, representing the Cadillac Industrial Fund and Rexairs Bruce Schafer. Discussion centered on economic development, education needed for positions and many other items needed in the manufacturing world both in Cadillac and globally. Joy VanDrie, the Director of the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau discussed the importance of tourism in the Cadillac area as well as supporting local businesses. Niki Schultz spoke about the Great Start Collaborative and the return on investment with early childhood programming. The Cadillac area is truly fortunate that the Chamber emphasizes the importance of this within their membership and the community. The class also took tours of Rexair as well as Cadillac Casting which was very informative. Kara Kosloski, of the Leadership Class, said I was blown away during these two industry tours. Rexair is manufacturing a product for the global market, selling and shipping all over the world, and participating in an industry showing growth. Inside the walls of Cadillac Casting was a world I would have never imagined existed here in Cadillac with flames shooting and dedicated, hard-working staff. Our industrial parks are truly supporting Cadillac in a giant way and providing many necessary jobs and it was eye-opening to see what actually happens right here every day.

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Finally, the big news for this years class was that their project was approved by both the Leadership Board and the Chamber Board. Class participants Tac Lee and Katelyn Richard presented to both groups concerning a partnership between the Leadership Class and the City of Cadillac on building a handicapped accessible playscape near the boat launch on Chestnut Street. The project was unanimously approved by the Cadillac City Council on December 2nd and fundraising and site preparation will be beginning soon. DeAnn Schneider of the Leadership Class said I am so excited to be partnering with the City of Cadillac to build the firstplay structure that is ADA compliant in the Cadillac area. I feel this will complete the Keith McKellop walkway for many more families to enjoy the beauty of Lake Cadillac. For more information on the project, please contact DeAnn Schneider at 779-7516, Meghan Howell at 876-4804, or e-mail leadership@cadillac.org.

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Filling skilled labor positions will help


Building a strong local economy in the greater Cadillac area requires a delicate balancing act between several factors. One factor that is mentioned frequently is the need for skilled labor. The lack of employees with the skill set needed is starting to impact companies ability to climb out of the Great Recession. As industry moves at a fast pace to delivering full order books, the strong businesses have weathered the storm, said Peter Lanc, Human Resources at Avon Automotive. They have survived. The cost however has been high, the loss of many jobs and many skill sets and importantly work based behaviors have been lost, he said. We now see a lag between the fast response times by industry to meet the renewed demand for their products and service and the labor it needs to deliver that demand. We also face the perfect storm that the workforce is not available in enough quantities or in many instances with the behaviors needed to develop successful business, Lanc said. Elaine Wood, CEO of Northwest Michigan Council of Governments and Northwest Michigan Works, Inc., said she has seen a slow but steady improvement in the regions economy. But there is a need for types of workers. We see particular labor force gaps for the middle skills jobs, which are those requiring some post-high school education and training but not the traditional Bachelors Degree, Wood said. We are encouraging parents, students, unemployed adults, and educators to strongly consider the many wonderful careers that result from one-year and two-year certificates or degrees after high school. It is ironic that unemployment is still high, in the Cadillac area it is higher than the state and national average, there are good jobs available. The problem is the skills needed are different from those that were needed in the old economy. If we dont have skilled labor, if you dont have a toolmaker or electricians and since we are global, if somebody cuts us off, who is available to get that industry going again? said Todd Bennington, Plant Manager at BorgWarner in Cadillac, earlier this year. And think of this, if I cant draw on a skilled labor base here and my costs go up, there is no reason for me to stay in Cadillac. We have to keep that in mind. If we dont have labor or legislative support or community support, there is nothing magical about being here. High school students today should look at manufacturing as a viable career option, said Rob Best of Pure Michigan Talent Connect. There are well paying jobs with room for advancement in many of our local manufacturers here in Wexford and Missaukee counties, Best said. Many of these employers will provide the training as well. He said many area manufacturers have been searching outside of the area to find employees with the skill set needed today. He said those potential employers have not had a great success in finding the right people.

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A different look at manufacturing jobs

Todays factory floors do not look like they did 20 years ago. Now factories are filled with expensive and highly technical equipment that must be run by skilled trades workers.

The skills picked up today by some high school students do not meet the need for manufacturers. Kelly Cater, Rec Boat Holding Director of Human Resources, said applicants coming directly from high school do not have the mechanical skills the boat manufacturer used to see. Many have not had a shop class or done work on their own vehicles, Cater said. Hands-on mechanical experience is critical to our business. We need workers who are comfortable with power tools, hand tools and can problem solve. If I had jobs that required the repetitive use of their thumbs like texting or X-box, I would have many qualified candidates. The Career Tech students are the exception to this rule. They do have hands-on experience and they are good communicators. In my experience, they have been trained to look you in the eye, know about your company and come prepared with a list of questions. This communication piece is also critical. The texting generation is not utilizing verbal communication, Cater said. Knowing this, they need to work on their interview skills. Short, abbreviated answers will not get you the job. You need to be able to fully explain your thoughts, ask questions and think on your feet. One of the issues with finding skilled workers for manufacturing is the misconception that factory jobs are dirty and dont pay well. Bennington has been working to dispel that myth. While he was in South Carolina he worked with local high schools, bringing in officials to tour the plant. Officials got a hands-on introduction and saw a clean factory, workers using multi-million dollar machines as well as workers who were making as much as the school officials.

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We had to start addressing their bias toward a college degree, Bennington said. If a school counselor has no experience with manufacturing or going into a factory, how can they drive their kids into that profession? They have to feel and touch it. We had to show people what our business was all about and they were blown away. Manufacturing is not the only industry searching for skilled workers. Banking needs employees with math skills, obviously, but also need employees that have polished communication skills and provide good customer service, said Chemical Bank Community President Jon Catlin. We want people that are friendly, have a pleasant personality, Catlin said. We want people that know how to talk to customers and use proper phone skills, and have time management skills. Most of the above skills, are not taught in schools and need to be practiced by the high schoolers today. Catlin said Chemical Bank provides training programs to help the staff learn about the banks processes. But needs potential employees to come into the job with a great personality to augment the position. Rec Boat Holdings, which had a hiring surge last fall, developed a plan to prepare for the hiring, Cater said. She said the company had a pool of 350 applicants prior to the hiring process. The company held a job fair in June, which included participation from the human resources department as well as all of the managers. Prior to the job fair we had training on interviewing tactics, Cater said. This job fair netted us 350 applicants over the course of 4 hours. Since then we have received 50-plus applications per week. The upfront preparation allowed us to complete the background checks prior to our actual need. This planning has really paid off. When our need to hire began we had prequalified applicants ready to go. Bringing managers into the process was also a key element to success. We all had some skin

in the game to make our staffing growth successful. But what an employee makes it through the door, it takes dedication job performance to stay on the payroll. The reality is that we have not only lost manufacturing skills, but more importantly, the work ethic that was part of what Cadillac was built upon is a significant challenge, Lanc said. This, coupled with the challenge of attracting people into the community who are much more aware of the consequences of losing a job in an area where there is little or no opportunity for alternative work magnifies the shortage of talent problem. This aspect hits both the blue collar employee and those in the professional ranks. That lack of jobs for those who face unemployment after moving here, creates another problem for some even before a potential employee is hired. In filling the skilled positions such as branch managers and commercial lenders, the biggest obstacle that we find is in luring a prospective candidate here and then having a hard time finding a job for the trailing spouse, Catlin said. We also here that there is a need for young professionals to have an opportunity for them to get together with other young professionals and be able to meet and talk about common issues. There is a high percentage of labor bouncing between organizations, Lanc said. But to help the community grow a more stable workforce is needed. To get to that point, work is needed to be done by the community as a whole business leaders as well as elected and government officials. It is clear that new hiring practices and strategies are required, Lanc said. What is also clear is we need to re-skill others who are in the community and find new ways of attracting new employees to want to come and live in our area. This is a community agenda.

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Chamber Calendar
Rise Up! Cadillac 7AM Hosted By: Cadillac Area YMCA Sponsors: Curry House Assisted Living & Memory Care & Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors Lecture Luncheon Noon - 1:15PM You know about CTC, but what else happens at Wexford-Missaukee ISD? Presented By: Jeff Jennette, Wexford/Missaukee & Manistee ISD Superintendent Location: Baker College of Cadillac Student Center

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L.E.A.D. Jr. (7th & 8th Grades) Location: Wexford/Missaukee CTC Lecture Luncheon Noon - 1:15PM 2014 Election Presented By: Rich Studley , Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Chamber Location: Baker College of Cadillac Student Center

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30th anniversary for Cadillac Snow Fest


2014 marks the 30th anniversary for the North American Snow Festival, presented by Cadillac Area Festival & Events (CAF) from January 30 thru February 2. There are traditional events lined-up and a few new ones, plus special anniversary events, see details on the daily line-up of events, and youll see why you should attend. www.nasfcadillac.com or www.facebook.com/nasfcadillac

McBain NMC receives grant for Arrowsmith Program equipment upgrade


The Arrowsmith Program classroom at Northern Michigan Christian School in McBain, was recently awarded a grant by the Missaukee Area Community Foundation, a Geographic Component Fund of the Cadillac Area Community Foundation. The grant will be used to upgrade equipment necessary for the implementation of the cognitive exercise program designed to help students overcome learning disabilities. The Arrowsmith Program, founded and based in Toronto, Canada seeks to help students overcome learning disabilities by strengthening weak cognitive areas of the brain which are the underlying cause of many learning disabilities. Northern Michigan Christian School is one of only 25 site-schools nationwide to offer this revolutionary program to students with learning disabilities.

CTC introduces new public safety instructor


Michael Mendenhall has been hired as the instructor in the Public Safety program at the Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center. Mendenhall most recently was employed as a Police Officer for the Madison Police Department in Madison, Wisconsin, and was an adjunct instructor at ITT Technical Institute. Mendenhall is a graduate of Big Rapids High School and replaces Terry Williams, who recently retired.
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Foundation Youth Committee awards grant for tutoring /healthy living afterschool program
The YMCA recently announced receipt of a grant in the amount of $4,000 from the Cadillac and Kellogg for Youth Committee, an advisory committee to the Cadillac Area Community Foundation. Funds from the grant will be utilized to run a collaborative tutoring/healthy living program for youth in all four of the Cadillac Area Public Schools (CAPS) elementary schools. This after school program provides tutoring for children in math or reading, a healthy snack, physical play, and nutrition education. Dan Smith, YMCA Executive Director, stated, This afterschool program really strengthens the math and reading performance of the children in a way them excited to participate. The support from YAC builds on their long tradition of supporting programs that make a lasting impact in the lives of our youth. We expect their latest funding will help us reach over 250 children with the tutoring and healthy living program they need to keep pace with their peers.

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The Outstanding Citizen Award recognizes and honors individuals who strive toward the highest level of professional accomplishments. Men and women, who excel in their chosen profession, have devoted significant time and energy to improve the communitys quality of life and have provided leadership to assist others in becoming involved in the community. The Spirit of Community Award recognizes and honors individuals who have devoted significant time and energy to improve the communitys quality of life and have provided leadership in development and/or expansion of volunteer projects, which have benefited members of the community.

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Baker College named Best For Vets


The Baker College system has been ranked among the nations top 20 online/nontraditional schools in the annual Best for Vets college rankings by Military Times. The designation includes Bakers 12 campuses and three satellite locations across Michigan, including Baker College Online. This is another significant designation by veteran-focused media that acknowledges Baker College as a top choice for veterans or active service personnel, said Shawn Mann, director of military education programs for Baker College.

New owners at New Image Hair Salon, Inc.


After 39 years, Bill Panasiewicz has sold New Image Hair Salon to Carol Brewster and daughter, stylist Kristin Robidoux. Panasiewicz will not be retiring; he will continue to serve with clientele at the salon.

The annual Dig Pink volleyball game just keeps getting bigger and better each year, thanks to the efforts of the Cadillac High School girls volleyball team. At its year-end banquet earlier this week, a check for $4,050 was presented to the Mercy Hospital Cadillac Foundation Breast Cancer Fund. This marks four years of contributions totaling $13,350. The annual Dig Pink game is designed to promote awareness regarding breast cancer and raise funds in support of local breast cancer initiatives. Every year our goal is to raise more money than the year before, said Varsity Coach Michelle Brines. We couldnt do it without all of the efforts of our players and the outstanding support from our sponsors. It means a lot to the girls to be able to give back to the people in the community. To hear the stories about how our donations have touched and saved the lives of others is so rewarding. It means so much more than any championship ever could, she added.

Cadillac High School volleyball team donate $4,050 to Mercy Breast Cancer Fund

As a result of their annual Dig Pink volleyball games, the McBain Public and Northern Michigan Christian High School Girls Varsity Volleyball Teams donated $2,000 to the Mercy Hospital Cadillac Foundation Breast Cancer Fund. The Dig Pink games are designed to promote awareness regarding breast cancer and raise funds in support of local breast cancer initiatives. In the last 18 months, thanks to donor support, the Mercy Breast Cancer Fund has assisted 23 patients with diagnostic mammograms and ultrasound services, averaging approximately $480 per case, said Precia Garland, Executive Director of the Mercy Hospital Cadillac Foundation.

McBain and NMC volleyball teams donate $2,000 to Mercy Breast Cancer Fund

The Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau is gearing up for a spring 2014 digital media campaign supported by a recently launched new website and soon to come additional social media pages. The new site is full of area attractions, pictures and video, fully searchable and all enabled through back-end databases. So, if you are hosting a visitor friendly event, go to the site and upload it. If you want to find out what to do this weekend youll be able to find a festival, event, or visit a local attraction you might not have been to before. If you see information that isnt on there, send us an e-mail to info@cadillacmichigan.com. The site was developed with responsive design allowing for a seamless mobile site too. The CAVB new digital media investment will take over 50% of the CAVB $180,000 marketing budget this next year as they launch on-line web and social media campaigns in southern Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Ontario starting spring 2014 to draw new visitors to the area. Visit the new website at www.cadillacmichigan.com.

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Wexford County Jan. 13 Feb. 13 Mar. 13 April 13 May 13 June 13 July 13 Aug. 13 Sept. 12 Oct. 13 Nov. 12 Dec. 12 Labor Force 12,903 12,989 12,970 12,993 13,594 13,971 13,960 13,564 13,202 13,085 12,927 13,197 Employment 11,283 11,383 11,425 11,544 11,926 12,130 12,015 11,946 11,744 11,585 11,656 11,670 Unemployment 1,620 1,606 1,545 1,449 1,668 1,841 1,945 1,618 1,458 1,500 1,271 1,527 Rate 12.6% 12.4% 11.9% 11.3% 12.3% 13.2% 13.9% 11.9% 11.0% 11.5% 9.8% 11.6% Missaukee County Jan. 13 Feb. 13 Mar. 13 April 13 May 13 June 13 July 13 Aug. 13 Sept. 13 Oct. 13 Nov. 12 Dec. 12 Labor Force 5,579 5,659 5,646 5,641 5,696 5,896 5,894 5,835 5,741 5,727 5,485 5,645 Employment 4,889 4,933 4,951 5,003 5,168 5,257 5,206 5,177 5,089 5,021 5,027 5,033 Unemployment 690 726 695 638 528 639 688 658 652 706 458 612 Rate 12.4% 12.8% 12.3% 11.3% 9.3% 10.8% 11.7% 11.3% 11.4% 12.3% 8.4% 10.8%
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