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MARCH/APRIL 2014 • Volume 20-NO.

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Cadillac Area
BUSINESS MAGAZINE

A Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Publication

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Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance Top Legislative Priorities for 2014
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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

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If it is important to you, it is important to the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance
northern Michigan to be competitive • Help strong business sectors remain strong in northern Michigan and continue to formulate job creation focus. • Make sure we have an educated workforce and prepared for the future needs of northern Michigan businesses • Promote investment in our transportation and business infrastructure, to include not only roads and bridges, but airports, harbors and broadband connectivity as well as energy transmission. We do need our member businesses engaged, if we want to advance substantive policy for the benefit of northern Michigan. Your voice can make a difference. Our Alliance lawmakers have consistently messaged they need specific business examples and direct contact from our members on wide ranging issues. Too often it does not happen and a vocal minority speaks loudly and sometimes that voice is hostile to job providers. Lastly, I would encourage our members to check our Alliance Northern Michigan Business Blog, which can be accessed on www.cadillac.org homepage for legislative updates, and Alliance information. If you have legislative questions or input, please contact Kent Wood, Director of Government Relations at  kentw@tcchamber.org or call (231) 9957109.

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.

he Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance will continue to expand our voice on behalf of our member businesses in 2014. The Northern Michigan Regional Chamber Alliance encompasses the Cadillac, Alpena, Benzie County, Charlevoix, Gaylord, Lake Superior Community Partnership (Marquette), Petoskey, and Traverse City Chambers. The Alliance was founded on one commonality. The Alliance was established on the premise that many legislative issues impact northern Michigan in similar ways. Critical areas outlined in our cover story, such as equitable education funding for northern Michigan schools, immigration reform (benefiting agriculture and manufacturing sectors), new energy generation, transportation, and talent attraction may be on the checklist in other areas of Michigan, but not in terms of collective impact to northern Michigan. Our cover story isolates on the aggregate strength and importance of a regional voice advocating for northern Michigan businesses. Our eight chambers represent 6,500 member investors. Proudly, we have come a long way in terms of importance, when factoring the original partnership consisted of Cadillac, Petoskey and Traverse City chambers in 2004. The 2014 Northern Michigan Regional Chamber Alliance has four guiding principles or core areas of focus: • Make is it easier for businesses in

BILL TENCZA,
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Michigan Chamber CEO updates members on important election year issues
The new year may still be young, but as August and November approach, Michigan residents will be asked to vote for governor and make a number of other decisions that will play a significant part in the state’s future. Richard Studley, President and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, provided a preview of the election year recently as well as touch on ideas for making the state more competitive in drawing and retaining business. Studley spoke at the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Lecture Luncheon at Baker College in February. While a study of Michigan’s competitiveness conducted by Northwood University on behalf of the Michigan Chamber Foundation ranks Michigan at 39 among 50 states in 2013, a substantial improvement over last year’s score of 47, there’s still room for improvement, Studley said. This year will be an interesting election year, with races being held not only for the state house and senate in Lansing, but also for governor, the attorney general and for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Carl Levin. Studley touched upon some important deadlines, including April 22, the candidate deadline for state house and senate races, as well as Aug. 5, the primary election date, which also will include a referendum on Public Act 408, personal property tax reform. Many area lawmakers are in favor of the referendum, Studley said, which would earmark a percentage of income from the state’s sales tax and use tax to make up for revenue lost by the elimination of the personal property tax. Competing with other states for business was also the theme of making the state’s regulatory climate more favorable for business. If other states can grant environmental permits within six weeks, Studley asked, why does the same thing in Michigan have to take six months? As for a ballot proposal to raise the minimum wage to as high as $9.50 by 2016, Studley said that if the proposal succeeds, Michigan would have the second-highest minimum wage in the country. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is opposed to the idea and believes it should be addressed at the federal level.

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Pictured first row: Kara Kosloski, Laura Johnson, Katelyn Richard, Kelli Schutte, Josh Hesselink, Rae Berwald, Danielle Nordhof, Laura Hoisington, Jeff Jennette, Jennifer Neff, Deb Gillies and Craig Archambault. Second row: Jon Johnson, Eric Seguin, Meghan Howell, DeAnn Schneider, Buster McClure, Steve Drabik, Adam Cooley, Mark Ashley, Dan Miller, Brian Priddle and Tac Lee.

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January 15th was a beautiful, sunny day. It was very cold, area schools were closed, as the Cadillac Leadership Class filed into the CAPS High School Media Center for Education Day. We were welcomed with a light breakfast, hot coffee, and our first presenter, Lisa Lockman of the Wexford Missaukee ISD. We listened closely as Lisa presented, “Getting to Know Education in 2014. Joann Spry, Cadillac Area Public Schools met with us next as well as Frank Verhoven who shared the unknown battles of balancing a school’s budget through an economic crisis. Next we visited the General Education Building of the WMISD, from there, moving down the hill to the Career Technical Center where we enjoyed a delicious lunch in the 13th Street Café. Dave Cox shared an in-depth look at the many educational programs offered. Kelli Schutte exclaimed, “Not only was I amazed to learn about all the different programs offered at the Career Tech Center, students can also leave there with an Associate’s Degree!” Tom Armstrong shared information about the business office operation’s followed by John Bretschneider sharing special education services offered through the ISD. We concluded our day at Baker College attending a welcome reception with Kelly Smith, Randy Hill and Audrey Charmoli, who bestowed us a behind the scenes look at the college courses offered at Baker. Their state of the art technology shines through in the use of an animatronics dummy, named Harold, smart boards, and a veterinary surgical facility. Overall, this was a very impressive, in-depth look into what our community has to offer in education.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant Lakefront Play Project is in full swing and the class is working hard on making this dream a reality. Class participants have been working diligently with our project partner, The City of Cadillac as well as community members. Project design of the playscape is ongoing and on schedule. The class continues efforts in fundraising and is seeking support through monetary and in-kind donations to ensure the success of the project. Tickets are on sale for The Leadership and Friends Dinner scheduled for March 22nd at the Cadillac Grill. Class participants are working on a Facebook Page for the project to assist in keeping the community informed and updated. Thank you for your generous support and enthusiasm as we move forward on this project. There is a definite need in the area to bring this play structure to life and we are excited to have the opportunity to do just that. If you wish to support this project or for more information please contact DeAnn Schneider @ 779-7516, Meghan Howell @ 876-4804 or email leadership@cadillac.org.

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Educators learn hands-on manufacturing
Area manufacturers open doors to show school leaders how manufacturing jobs have changed
Plant floors are clean. Music is playing, and many of the workers wear smiles along with safety glasses. Yes, the plants are noisy as machines with 500,000 pounds of pressure do their work, but it is a far cry from how the stereotypical manufacturing plant used to be depicted. That was the scene many local educators saw when they visited Rexair, BorgWarner and FIAMM’s manufacturing facilities in Cadillac. The goal of the event was simple: To show educators college isn’t the only opportunity after graduation. Rexair Vice President of Operations Bruce Schafer said Cadillac’s economy is based on manufacturing, and manufacturing needs to be sustained by an educated work force. “This requires a total community effort, starting with parents who would recommend manufacturing to their children, to the school system which would support the learning necessary and to the companies for training and skill-trade development programs integrated with the education process,” Schafer said. Schafer added the reason manufacturing is in Cadillac rather than somewhere else is because of the skilled work force of the past, and the business community needs to be assured that a skilled work force is available for the future. Wexford-Missaukee ISD Superintendent Jeff Jennette said typically students are placed in three pools in their high school years. First are the students who know they are going to college. Second, there are those who are making the commitment to join the military. Then, there is the third group. “There is a group of kids who are left who don’t know what they are going to do next year,” he said.” As educators we don’t know what is out there for our kids. This (event) helps educators know what is out there. Jobs with good wages and benefits. This is not an end-of-theroad position.” Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center Director, Dave Cox, said the recent hands-on event was initiated by the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce to continue building the relationship and bridging the gap between manufacturing and the local school districts. Cox said it will hopefully give educators, counselors and administration a better idea of what opportunities are there. Based on the reaction from many of the educators who attended, that message was starting to sink in. Pine River Superintendent Jim Ganger said what he saw recently while touring the local manufacturers was not what his original vision of manufacturing was. In fact, he said he was surprised at how high-tech today’s manufacturers have to be. “They are skilled employees and well-trained,” he said. “This is something that students and parents need to see.”

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Making a commitment to northern Michigan
Northern Michigan often gets noticed downstate for its four-season beauty, beaches, golf courses and ski resorts. But sometimes northern Michigan can be overlooked, or overshadowed, by metropolitan areas such as Detroit, Flint, Saginaw and Grand Rapids when politicians in Lansing and Washington craft legislation or hand out grants to help communities grow. The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance has been working with elected officials and business leaders to get the word out about Northern Michigan and the unique challenges it faces. One of the Alliance’s goals in 2014 is to increase Northern Michigan’s footprint in Lansing. The Alliance is pushing for northern Michigan representation on 2015 House and Senate leadership teams. “The needs of northern Michigan residents are unique and not always aligned with those of downstate residents,” said Mercy Hospital President and CEO, John MacLeod. “The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance is the voice of northern Michigan business. By advocating together we can be more effective in getting our messages across to legislators, regulators and government leaders. We want to help our strong business sectors remain strong and continue job creation in our region, while encouraging new business to grow.” The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance priorities this year include:

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• Making it easier for businesses in Northern Michigan to be competitive. • Helping strong business sectors remain strong and continue job creation in our region. • Ensuring our workforce is educated and prepared for the future needs of Northern Michigan Businesses. • Promoting investment in our public transportation and business infrastructure, including energy development and transmission.

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• Talent Development: We will continue to push for equitable funding for Northern Michigan Schools and believe that any budget supplements should be distributed according to the 2x formula. We also believe in additional funding and access to workforce training based on northern Michigan business needs. We will press for immigration reform that will support labor and the ability of northern Michigan farmers to harvest, add value to, and get their crops to market. • Infrastructure Investment: The Alliance understands the unique energy generation and transmission needs that will create easier access for our region to reliable and affordable energy. To that end, we will lead and promote solutions that work for northern Michigan business as the state begins a discussion on Michigan’s energy future. We will advocate for road funding reforms along with continued investment in harbor & waterways dredging, and local and regional airports. In addition, the Alliance will push for further investment in our region’s broadband connectivity. • Regulatory Reforms: The Alliance will push for the completion of the recommendations made by the Office of Regulatory Reform. We will advocate for changes that positively impact our members, including changes to regulations concerning liquor control, state Department of Treasury and tax commission reforms, and DEQ permitting timing and approval processes. “The Alliance’s overall goal for 2014 is to move forward on these priorities for our members,” said Kent Wood, Director of Government Relations. “These priorities we hope will also serve to grow the recognition and presence of the Alliance as a unified force for business advocacy in both Lansing and northern Michigan.” “The local Chambers that comprise the Alliance represent strong and economically diverse communities,” said Eric Baker, President and CEO of Wolverine Power Cooperative. “The Alliance recognizes that economic vitality in any one community in northern Michigan is good for the entire northern Michigan region.  The Alliance advocates on behalf of our interests in northern Michigan, and our voice is much stronger collectively.” Northern Michigan, even though it has a lot to offer and is a great place to live, needs help in promoting its needs and explaining how they differ from other areas, said Bill Kring, Vice President and General Manager; Heritage Broadcasting. “Living and working in Northern Michigan is both a pleasure and a challenge,” Kring said. “The very attributes that make our area a desirable place to live can make it challenging for businesses to prosper. The goal of the Regional Chamber Legislative Alliance is to foster business growth while protecting the quality of life we all desire. “The Legislative priorities listed by the Alliance are those areas of need that represent the largest challenges to local businesses at the current time,” Kring said. “It is the mission of the Alliance to educate our elected officials and governmental agencies on our issues and work with them to ensure they are aware of our current priorities. Through this interaction, we believe that we can mitigate the major challenges that affect businesses in Northern Michigan.”

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Women in Business Noon - 1:15PM “Retainable Weight Goals……for me!” Location: Lakeside Charlies Leadership and Friends Dinner 5:30PM Proceeds to benefit “The Lakefront Play Project” Location: Cadillac Grill

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Rise Up! Cadillac 7:00AM Hosted By: Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center Lecture Luncheon Noon - 1:15PM Location: Baker College of Cadillac Student Center
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The Lakeview of Cadillac welcomes Patti Sims-Sisson, Director of Nursing
Patti Sims-Sisson first joined The Lakeview in 1985 as a CNA. “Having been a CNA helps in my perspective of what transpires on the units and gives me an understanding of what the CNAs do,” says Patti. In 1990 she attended Northwestern Community College and received her certificate in Practical Nursing. After graduating and receiving her license, she returned to The Lakeview as a charge nurse before going back to school at Balker College, where she received an Associates Degree in Applied Science for Medical Assistant. She then worked for a local physician for 6 years as a medical assistant and office manager. Patti then returned to Baker College, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 2008. Since then Patti has worked at The Lakeview as a charge nurse/ supervisor and as a clinical manager, before being promoted to Assistant Director of Nursing and then Director of Nursing. “I am very grateful and happy that The Lakeview chose me to be their Director. I am fortunate to work with the team at The Lakeview and meet and care for the residents,“ says Patti.

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Kelly Smith, President of Baker College of Cadillac, and Dave Cox, Director of Wexford Missaukee Career Technical Center, shared the benefits of having the “Power of a Positive Attitude!” at the Leadership Learning Series in February . How many times have you heard the phrase “Think Positive?” Have you ever felt anxious, angry , frustrated or just down-right negative? Kelly and Dave discussed how these feelings can impact not only you but everyone around you. They explained how a positive attitude, positive thinking and optimism can enlighten your entire world. Think of the impact in the workplace and how this attitude can be contagious. Random acts of kindness can help a stranger, friend or coworker, while the act itself can actually bring you happiness. They explained the importance of focusing on the circle that you directly control and influence. Smith and Cox encouraged attendees to help others by “Paying it Forward” and in return you are helping yourself too. Attendees took several tools away from the LLS to help influence their work environments in a positive way . Smith and Cox shared a quote from Lou Holtz, “ Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” They also reminded us that a smile is the universal language of kindness.

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Representatives from Consumers Energy and the Consumers Energy Foundation presented Wexford Missaukee Great Start with two checks. One check for $10,000 was identified for the Imagination Library. The second check for $20,000 is designated for home visiting services in the Wexford Missaukee area. The Imagination Library is currently serving over 1,300 children in the Wexford Missaukee area. The $10,000 donation from Consumers Energy Foundation will allow 400 children to receive a book a month for an entire year.

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Cadillac Family Physicians earns national recognition for patient-centered care 
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Cadillac Family Physicians has received Recognition from the Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 (PCMH 2011) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term participative relationships.  The patient-centered medical home is a model of care emphasizing care coordination and communication to transform primary care into “what patients want it to be.” Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and improve patients’ and providers’ reported experiences of care. The PCMH identifies practices that promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal clinicians, instead of treating patient care as the sum of several episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is tended to by clinician-led care teams, who provide for all the patient’s health care needs and coordinate treatments across the health care system. Medical home clinicians demonstrate the benchmarks of patient-centered care, including open scheduling, expanded hours and appropriate use of proven health information systems.

Local Realtor Achieves National Recognition
Dawn Jacob with Coldwell Banker Schmidt has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of the National Association of realtors. Jacobs joins more than 30,000 real estate professional in North America who have earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representation designation.

Baker College of Cadillac ramps up nursing program in anticipation of employment trends
Baker College of Cadillac officials have announced that a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program will replace the existing Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program beginning 2014 fall quarter. Students choosing to pursue the new BSN can begin prior to 2014 fall quarter by taking prerequisite classes. “The move to the higher level degree was the result of extensive research and consultation with area health care professionals, including our clinical partners and advisory committee,” said Kelly Smith, Baker College of Cadillac president. “The trend of employers preferring nurses who have earned bachelor’s degrees is clear. This is definitely in the best interests of our graduates.”

Rick Marion reaches Fellow status
Richard E. Marion, Jr, Administrator of Autumnwood of McBain has obtained Fellow status. Advancement to Fellow represents the highest level of membership in the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). A fellowship requires a record of active participation in fulfilling the professional and educational requirements of ACHCA. This is the third time, Richard E. Marion, Jr., FACHCA has achieved this distinction. Marion achieved his Master’s Degree in Science and Administration from Central Michigan University. Marion was appointed by the governor and currently serves on the Wexford/Missaukee Department of Human Services Board.

Care Net now Life Resources of Northern Michigan, Inc.
Care Net of Cadillac has changed its name to Life Resources of Northern Michigan, Inc., address of 419 North Lake Street and contact information is the same.

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Antumnwood of McBain earns accreditation
Autumnwood of McBain has earned accreditation by Providigm’s Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Organization (QAPI). The standards for QAPI excellence that Autumnwood has met include: • Comprehensive: Addressing all aspects of quality of care and life for nursing home residents, based on resident-centered assessments obtained from residents, family, observation, staff, and records. • Continuous: Conducting this process over the course of the entire prior year of your accreditation rather than just when problems arise. • Coverage: Assessing a sufficient number of your residents, ensuring that the care and services you provide are consistent throughout your organization. • Corrective: Following through with in-depth investigation of identified and prioritized areas for improvement and developing system-wide solutions. Autumnwood of McBain is home to 95 memory care, short-term rehab patients and long term residents.

State of the Art Diagnostic Imaging Digital Motion X-Ray
Dr. Scott Reagan of Cadillac Chiropractic Center now offers Digital Motion X-Ray, DMX. DMX is the latest in break-through diagnostic imaging that allows doctors to view the spine, ligaments and extremities in a real-time motion. DMX is a diagnostic tool that records real time, full motion x-ray imaging of a body joints in motion. Cadillac Chiropractic Center is one of only three DMXs in Michigan.

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Data track 2013
Wexford County Jan. 13 Feb. 13 Mar. 13 April 13 May 13 June 13 July 13 Aug. 13 Sept. 13 Oct. 13 Nov. 13 Dec. 13 Labor Force 12,903 12,989 12,970 12,993 13,594 13,971 13,960 13,564 13,202 13,085 12,846 12,882 Employment 11,283 11,383 11,425 11,544 11,926 12,130 12,015 11,946 11,744 11,585 11,458 11,352 Unemployment 1,620 1,606 1,545 1,449 1,668 1,841 1,945 1,618 1,458 1,500 1,388 1,530 Rate 12.6% 12.4% 11.9% 11.3% 12.3% 13.2% 13.9% 11.9% 11.0% 11.5% 10.8% 11.9% Missaukee County Jan. 13 Feb. 13 Mar. 13 April 13 May 13 June 13 July 13 Aug. 13 Sept. 13 Oct. 13 Nov. 13 Dec. 13 Labor Force 5,579 5,659 5,646 5,641 5,696 5,896 5,894 5,835 5,741 5,727 5,608 5,611 Employment 4,889 4,933 4,951 5,003 5,168 5,257 5,206 5,177 5,089 5,021 4,966 4,919 Unemployment 690 726 695 638 528 639 688 658 652 706 642 692 Rate 12.4% 12.8% 12.3% 11.3% 9.3% 10.8% 11.7% 11.3% 11.4% 12.3% 11.4% 12.3%
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