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Cadillac Area

A Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Publication
BUSINESS MAGAZINE
JULY/AUGUST 2014 • Volume 20-No. 4
Heart & Soul
Panasiewicz & Darrigan honored by the Chamber
See pages 8 & 9
At the recent Briefcase Open, Joe
Johnson from Rexair came over for a
conversation. He asked me, “Are you
guys doing, OK?” (Meaning the boat
business at Rec Boat Holdings). I told
him, “Yes, we have stable production and
are doing well.” He said emphatically,
“That’s great news, because if one goes
down, we all go down.” That statement
really resonated with me. It really is true;
there is a trickle effect on the whole com-
munity based on the strength of our busi-
nesses. Economists would tell you that
one new manufacturing job will support
seven other jobs. The Cadillac commu-
nity enjoys not only a beautiful four-sea-
son wonderland, but we are fortunate to
have the largest manufacturing footprint
north of Grand Rapids.
The other thing that really made me
smile about Joe’s comment is that he
really cared about how our business
was doing. It wasn’t just small talk. He
felt personally that he and his company
had a vested interest in our success. That
is what is great about the Cadillac com-
munity; we truly care about the health of
all of our businesses. We have learned,
sometimes the hard way, that there is
strength in numbers.
A key component to bringing us all
together is our Cadillac Area Chamber.
Anyone in business can tell you it is ever
changing and you have to play an active
role just to keep up. That is where the
Chamber can help you bridge this gap.
They can connect you to other members
who have expertise to help your situation.
The Lecture Luncheon Program brings
all of us timely education in the course of
a lunch. In these programs, you also have
the advantage of sharing experiences
of other members or hearing questions
that you may not have thought of. Did
you know that your membership entitles
you to a 20 percent discount on tuition
at Baker College? This applies to you
and your employees. This is a key benefit
when more extensive training is required.
I enjoy the Rise Up! Cadillac Program.
What a quick way to learn what’s really
happening in your community.
As a small community, we sometimes
may feel that our voice is not heard in
state government. The Cadillac Area
Chamber has brought us together to
have an audience with those who repre-
sent us. The Governor’s Breakfast is the
best example of this. Annually, we have
a chance to voice concerns regarding
issues that impact our local businesses. I
don’t know if you realize how fortunate
we are to have this annual exchange. I
know we have made an impact on the
Governor as well. Our very own Career
Tech Center was touted as an example by
the Governor on national television.
I know there are many other examples
and Chamber programs I could list. I’m
sure you have your own story to tell. I
think we could all agree that there is
strength in numbers and our Cadillac
Area Chamber bridges the gap to all of
our success.
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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.
Kelly Cater, Chair
Rec Boat Holdings 775-1351
Kelly Smith, Vice Chair
Baker College of Cadillac 876-3100
Scott Hunter, Treasurer
Baird, Cotter & Bishop, PC. 775-9789
Jon Catlin, Past Executive Director
Chemical Bank 775-6151
David Cox
Wexford Missaukee ISD 876-2260
Bill Kring
9 & 10 News 775-3478
Doug DeYoung
Consumers Energy 929-6234
Tim Knaggs
Fekete Knaggs & Burr Insurance 779-7919
Dr. Kyle Hogg
Dental Health Professionals 775-9797
Melody Hurley
Walmart Supercenter Store 775-8778
Dan Minor
Cadillac Casting Inc. 779-9600
Mary Rosser
Mercy Hospital Cadillac 876-7200
Pete Stalker
Mercantile Bank of Michigan 779-6200
Don Schepers
Schepers Agency, Inc. 825-2411
Brian Williams
Blue Heron Café 468-2682
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
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 mate-
rials to be distributed through the publication.
2014/2015 Board of Directors
KELLY CATER,
Chamber Executive Director
There is strength
in numbers
“Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much”
— Helen Keller
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AT&T
Avon Automotive
Belle Oakes Living Center Inc.
BorgWarner Thermal Systems
Cadillac Area Public Schools
Consumers Energy
DTE Energy
FIAMM Technologies LLC
Fifth Third Bank
Firstbank-Cadillac
ITC
Northwestern Bank
Walmart Supercenter Store
Wexford-Missaukee
Intermediate School District
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Josh Hesselink Piranha Hose Products, Inc.
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Jon Johnson Wolverine Power Cooperative
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MAY 2014
Rise Up! Cadillac
Hosted by:
McGuire’s Resort
Sponsored by:
Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau
Sponsored by:
Wexford County Road Commission
Sponsored by:
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July/August Health Tip:
Top summer health Risks:
SKIN CANCER is the most
common form of cancer. Over one
million people are diagnosed with
skin cancer each year.
HEAT STROKE is a serious
medical condition that can be life
threatening. In heat stroke, the
body’s core temperature rises.
FOOD POISONING, estimates
that 76 million people suffer from
food poisoning. Summer time is full
of picnics, and picnics bring food
out into the open where it can stay
warm too long.
EYE DAMAGE, UV rays in
sunlight can damage your eyes.
If you are out in the sunlight in
the summertime, be sure to wear
sunglasses that flter out UV light.
Otherwise, your sunglasses are
opening up your pupils by making
things darker, which actually lets in
more UV rays, not less.
DROWNING ACCIDENTS, each
year over 3,000 people drown in
pool-related accidents. More than
650 drown in boating accidents.
BUG BITES can be annoying and
itchy. They can also be serious if
they bring an infectious disease like
West Nile or Lyme disease.
FIREWORKS INJURE almost
10,000 people each year.
Legislative information as well as
Northern Michigan Regional Chamber
Alliance updates can be found at:
www.cadillac.org under Legislative Advocacy,
click on Northern Michigan Blog
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Trusted Tree Service
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Ambassador Club
Ribbon Cuttings
New Owner, Carol Brewster
New Image Salon
309 N Mitchell Street
New Location
Fekete Knaggs & Burr Insurance
1025 S. Mitchell Street
JUNE 2014
Rise Up! Cadillac
Hosted by:
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Sponsored by:
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Save the Date
Rise Up! Cadillac
August 14, 2014 • 7AM
Hosted By: Cadillac Area Public Schools
Location: Mackinaw trail Middle school
The Cadillac Area
Chamber of Commerce
and the Northern Michigan
Chamber Alliance
support a “YES” vote on
Proposal 1 on August 5th.
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Nominators Kelly Smith and Margo Jacobs couldn’t wait to
announce the recipient of the 2014 Spirit of Community award at
the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner.
Each woman counts Bill Panasiewicz as a personal friend. He has
earned their admiration for his unassuming ways and tireless com-
mitment to help others.
They also joke about his quirky side; he raises chickens, adores his
3-legged dog, and is like a “grumpy old man” on fishing trips.
“He’s a teaser,” stated Jacobs. “He’s everybody’s favorite guy and
everybody’s favorite Santa Claus.”
Panasiewicz is the retired owner of New Image Hair Salon and
Spa. He’s a devoted husband, father and grandfather who taught his
children to do for others. His career has been intertwined with dedi-
cation to numerous charitable causes. Bill has been a longstanding
supporter of the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce as a member,
Chamber Ambassador Club volunteer, and as a graduate and sup-
porter of the Cadillac Leadership program.
“I grew up in a household where my dad was always volunteering,”
stated his daughter Kathy Fewless. “And then I worked with him as
a hairdresser for 15 years and that’s what we did. We’d spend the
day at Lakeview Manor doing free hairdos. He was always doing for
somebody else. This has been his whole life and I’m glad there’s an
award for people who do this.”
Panasiewicz almost missed the Chamber dinner because he was
fishing in Canada with his daughter, Barb, and three granddaugh-
ters.
“Now I know why my fishing buddies had to come home early,” he
said when he accepted his award. “I’m almost speechless, and it’s a
tremendous honor.”
In addition to giving himself to community causes, Panasiewicz is
known for his generous mentoring to those that worked with him at
the salon.
“I have always admired Bill’s ability to run a successful business,”
stated Chamber President Bill Tencza. “But his desire to extend his
entrepreneurial spirit to others is truly remarkable. Bill is incredibly
selfless in his volunteerism and personally generous to others.”
Selfless volunteerism
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Retired business owner Barbara Darrigan was honored by the
Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce as the 2014 Outstanding
Citizen.
Darrigan was nominated by Linda Kimbel, who told 200 people at
the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner — “Oh my gosh, why hasn’t
this happened before? Barb Darrigan is the most amazing woman I
have ever met ... she is tireless, she is passionate about the commu-
nity, and she really knows what it takes to get the books done.”
Darrigan is the co-founder and retired owner of Northern Billing
Company. As her business grew, she shared her success with others
through mentoring and volunteerism.
“With Barb, commitment in any endeavor is 100 percent. She
chaired our board and provided outstanding leadership,” stat-
ed Chamber President Bill Tencza. “She has incredible business
instincts, conveyed to many through mentoring, which is the ulti-
mate professional development resource.”
“Barb has been on the Cadillac Area Community Foundation board
since 2007 and she has truly made a difference on that board,” added
Kimbel. In addition, Darrigan has served as the treasurer and presi-
dent of the Rotary Club, and is the co-founder of the Feeding America
Food Distribution. She started and runs a program to provide Marion
Elementary School children with weekend meals called “Grub to Go”
through St. Agnes Catholic Church of Marion. Darrigan was a long
time member of the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce and served
as a board member and as Executive Director in 2002.
Kimbel described Darrigan as a woman “with an aptitude for math
and finance that borders on genius and a woman with love for God,
family and home.”
“Barb works tirelessly to improve the condition of those around her,
and in retirement, she’s still giving back. I admire this woman and
what she has given to this community, and we are still lucky to have
her working and volunteering.”
Tireless and passionate
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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 & Della Garneau
1993 — John Horrigan
1994 — Jim Anderson & Kathy Balzuweit
1995 — Cindy Gorman & 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
2013 — Dan Minor
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
2013 — Vickie Essenmacher
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Spirit of Community Recipients:
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Lecture Luncheon
Health Care Reform: What does it all mean?
Presented by George Kinnane, Project Manager for West
Michigan and the Upper Peninsula for Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Michigan.
George discussed the following topics:
• Cost drivers, signifcant changes and market dynamics
• Access to coverage and federal support
• Medicaid and individual marketplace subsidies
• Subsidy examples and blues’ metal tier products
• Rules for small and large employers — taxes, fees, penalties and
federal reporting
• Group-sponsored coverage options and fnal employer mandate
regulations
MAY
Leadership Learning Series
Three Techniques to improve your work Environment.
Presented by Jen Mac, ACE Certifed Personal Trainer.
Mac discussed how there are many
problems that arise at work, but most
of these problems can be solved using
one of three techniques; teamwork,
problem solving and leadership. She
reminded the group how your work
environment takes up a lot of your time
and you deserve to be happy where you
spend the majority of your day.
The group discussed and learned to
create peace in your career and let it
overfow into your lives at home. Mac
encouraged the use of these techniques
to help take your career or business to the next level.
Mac is a motivational public speaker, ACE Certifed Personal
Trainer, boot camp instructor, and ftness, career and relationship
coach
JUNE
Lecture Luncheon
“Wellness (ROI) Return on Investment”
The role of a wellness program is for business, employees and
community. The program presenters encouraged healthy eating
and active living where we live, work and play.
Employer: Research shows that healthy, happy employees are
more productive.
Employees: Wellness teams staying healthy is a constant process.
Sharing the tools to prevent illness, manage chronic conditions or
live a healthier and active life.
Blue Cross Blue Shield: Workplace wellness coordinator efforts
provide higher return on your investment from lower absenteeism,
greater productivity and reduce health care costs.
Community: Cadillac Community Health Coalition and District
Health Department advocates promote a healthy community by
creating a culture of wellness.
Resources:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Workplace Wellness Teams
District Health Department No. 10
Pine Grove Athletic Club now offering
Holistic Lifestyle Coaching
Carolyn Richards and Preston “Bo”
Boatright from Pine Grove Athletic Club
recently became CHEK Holistic Lifestyle
Coach Level I Certified, using the cut-
ting-edge techniques of world-renowned
Holistic Health Practitioner and certi-
fied Neuromuscular Therapist Paul Chek;
founder of the C.H.E.K Institute in San
Diego, California.
The program combines study of the relationship between food and lifestyle habits
and the tools to recognize and create individualized eating plans to improve clients’
health and overall wellness. In addition, a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach under-
stands the important roles that sleep, food quality, stress reduction techniques, and
exercise play in improving the health of their clients and learn practical methods that
initiate valuable lifestyle changes.
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Baker College awards
Ed Kurtz scholarship
to Shane Walker
Baker College of Cadillac officials have
announced Shane Walker as the recipient of the
$2,500 Ed Kurtz Leadership Scholarship.
Since 2004, this scholarship has been awarded
annually in honor of retired president and CEO of
Baker College, Ed Kurtz. Students who exemplify
Kurtz’s leadership style while exhibiting academic
achievement, commitment to community ser-
vice and a successful balance of work, family and
school obligations are eligible for the scholarship.
“Shane has juggled family responsibilities, work
and volunteering all while maintaining an impres-
sive grade point average,” said Kelly Smith, Baker
College of Cadillac president. “He is an excellent
role model to his family and friends.”
Walker is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human
services. He holds a 3.85 GPA and has earned a
spot on the dean’s list eight times and the presi-
dent’s list five times while at Baker. Walker will be
a first-generation college graduate.
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THANK YOU
Alro Steel Corporation
Avon Automotive
Avon Protection Systems
Baker College of Cadillac
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI
Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau
Cadillac Casting, Inc.
Cadillac Family Physicians
Cadillac News
Carroll Retirement Plans & Investments
Chemical Bank
CIC Benefit Consulting Group
Clam Lake Beer Company
DK Design Group
Edward Jones/Kyle Farmer
FirstMerit Bank
Fox32/9&10 News
Fox Motors of Cadillac
Highpoint Cadillac GMC
McGuire’s Resort
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Mercy Hospital Cadillac
Michigan Rubber Products
Piranha Hose, Inc.
Rec Boat Holdings LLC
ServPro of Manistee, Ludington and Cadillac
Springfield Commercial Roofing
State Representative Phil Potvin
Wexford Missaukee Career Tech Center
Wolverine Power Cooperative
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Buy-a-Foot Sponsor: Chemical Bank
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Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce
Building Bridges ...
between you & success
2014 Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner Sponsors
CADILLAC AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - JULY/AUGUST 2014 15
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
Data track 2013-2014
Wexford County Jan. 14 Feb. 14 Mar. 14 April 14 May 14 June 13 July 13 Aug. 13 Sept. 13 Oct. 13 Nov. 13 Dec. 13
Labor Force 13,014 13,290 13,287 13,298 13,597 13,971 13,960 13,564 13,202 13,085 12,846 12,882
Employment 11,621 11,801 11,865 12,053 12,347 12,130 12,015 11,946 11,744 11,585 11,458 11,352
Unemployment 1,393 1,489 1,422 1,245 1,250 1,841 1,945 1,618 1,458 1,500 1,388 1,530
Rate 10.7% 11.2% 10.7% 9.4% 9.2% 13.2% 13.9% 11.9% 11.0% 11.5% 10.8% 11.9%
Missaukee County Jan. 14 Feb. 14 Mar. 14 April 14 May 14 June 13 July 13 Aug. 13 Sept. 13 Oct. 13 Nov. 13 Dec. 13
Labor Force 5,864 5,959 5,966 5,929 5,966 5,896 5,894 5,835 5,741 5,727 5,608 5,611
Employment 5,094 5,172 5,201 5,283 5,411 5,257 5,206 5,177 5,089 5,021 4,966 4,919
Unemployment 770 787 765 646 555 639 688 658 652 706 642 692
Rate 13.1% 13.2% 12.8% 10.9% 9.3% 10.8% 11.7% 11.3% 11.4% 12.3% 11.4% 12.3%
For more information go online to www.cadillac.org/discover/about_LaborActivity.htm
David Peterson moderates
Upper Michigan Legal Institute

David Peterson, of the Cadillac law firm of Law offices of David R. Peterson,
P.C., recently participated as a moderator at the Upper Michigan Legal
Institute.
The two-day conference featured prominent speakers who provided lec-
tures and workshops on current developments in various legal topics, and was
attended by 80 attorneys from across the state.
Peterson has been selected to serve as a moderator at the conference annu-
ally since 1998.
Life Resources
receives Cadillac
Jeepers donation
Life Resources (formerly Care Net Services)
recently received a $2,000 donation from the
Cadillac Jeepers organization. Life Resources is
a local ministry that works to meet the needs of
those unprepared for pregnancy and parenting.
Cadillac Area
Chamber of Commerce
222 N. Lake St.
Cadillac, MI 49601-1874
PRSRT STD
US POSTAGE
PAID
TRAVERSE CITY
MI
PERMIT #96

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