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Cadillac Area

A Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Publication


BUSINESS MAGAZINE
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 Volume 20-No. 5
Cadillac's global
reach
Area is benefitting from a global economy
See pages 6 & 7
Our cover story canvasses the far-
reaching impact of the global market
economy. When our Business Magazine
Committee was reviewing potential
storylines for the September issue
our discussion isolated on the export-
ing strength of Cadillac area manu-
facturers. In turn, a parallel discus-
sion focused on the amount of foreign
investment in Cadillac. In my tenure at
the Chamber the transition from local
ownership to private equity and even
foreign-owned companies is becoming
more common, than uncommon. Often
that investment is not apparent or even
understood by many of our members or
the public in general. The acquisition
of Rec Boat Holdings earlier this year
by French owned Groupe Beneteau
from Platinum Equity underscores that
dynamic is real.
Our cover story includes substantive
takes by Roch Lambert and Pete Stalker
(on pages 6 and 7) affirming that posi-
tive economic impact does exist with
foreign investment. That includes new
and emerging markets world-wide for
products made in Cadillac, Michigan.
It is easy to lament that a lack of local
ownership translates into no vested
interest in the community. Especially,
when factoring, Cadillac has a rich his-
tory of local entrepreneurs advancing
manufacturing companies. However,
simply, but tangibly, foreign invest-
ment in Cadillac area companies has
included retaining facilities, infusion of
new dollars and maintaining sustain-
able jobs. Strong management, talent
and other Cadillac area strengths have
assisted greatly in making these opera-
tions desirable acquisitions.
Although Cadillac and Michigan com-
panies compete with other states, the
global economy aspect is not changing.
Area manufacturing, specifically, sup-
pliers to the auto industry have experi-
enced growth in sales and job numbers
with the rebound of the auto industry.
Those companies include Chinese,
French and Italian ownership. The bet-
ter news, Cadillac area manufacturing
is not entirely dependent on the auto-
motive sector as defense-related indus-
tries and other OEMs have experienced
positive trends because of exporting
capabilities and foreign investment.
The global reach of Cadillac area
manufacturing is remarkable and was
on display at the Greater Area Cadillac
Expo last year. Cadillac companies
messaged on two significant fronts.
Chamber members proudly shared
where they export around the world.
Secondly, exhibitors promoted wide-
ranging employment opportunities
within those companies. Good jobs
exist in the Cadillac area. We strongly
encourage our members to join us at
the 2014 Greater Cadillac Area Expo on
Thursday, October 9 from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. at the Wexford Civic Center. Please
support member businesses.
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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
Kelly Smith, Vice Chair
Baker College of Cadillac
Scott Hunter, Treasurer
Baird, Cotter & Bishop, PC.
Jon Catlin, Past Executive Director
Chemical Bank
David Cox
Wexford Missaukee ISD
Bill Kring
9 & 10 News
Doug DeYoung
Consumers Energy
Tim Knaggs
Fekete Knaggs & Burr Insurance
Dr. Kyle Hogg
Dental Health Professionals
Melody Hurley
Walmart Supercenter Store
Dan Minor
Cadillac Casting Inc.
Mary Rosser
Mercy Hospital Cadillac
Pete Stalker
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Don Schepers
Schepers Agency, Inc.
Brian Williams
Blue Heron Caf
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
Mike Acosta, Great Start Consultant
macosta@wmisd.org
Website:www.cadillac.org
Printer: Pleasant Graphics
Publisher: Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce
The Cadillac Area Business Magazine is a publica-
tion 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 materi-
als to be distributed through the publication.
2014/2015 Board of Directors
The global reach
of Cadillac
BILL TENCZA,
Chamber President
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Jeff Jennette, Wexford, Missaukee and
Manistee ISD Superintendent presented
at the August Cadillac Area Chamber of
Commerce Lecture Lunceon Series at Baker
College.
Jennette told the attendees about Michigan
education myths. With the state in the mid-
dle of an election cycle, Jennette said he
wanted to make sure those in attendance
knew what was fact and what was fiction.
The first myth he wanted to dispel had to
do with school funding.
Jennette said politicians will tell the public
that more money is being spent on educa-
tion than ever before while educators will
say there is less being spent. Jennette said
both are correct.
While it is true that the education budget
has increased by $35 million over the past
five years, Jennette said per pupil funding
has decreased. It is starting to increase, but
Jennette said funding last year was still less
than what schools got in 2008-09.
Jennette told the attendees at the lecture
luncheon that more dollars are being given
to early childhood programs, community
colleges and pension plans, which are tech-
nically considered education dollars.
Jennet t e al so
talked about pub-
lic schools versus
charter schools,
and school calen-
dars. Besides per-
pupil funding, he
believed big issues
f ac i ng e duc a-
tion in Michigan
are graduat i on
requirements and
state assessments/Common Core.
The new graduation requirements are
great for kids who want to focus on some-
thing other than the Michigan Merit
Curriculum, but we are trying to focus in on
when they take effect, he said.
He said that in the upcoming school year,
the state will be administering the new
MEAP test, but it is unknown what they
will look like. He said schools face a simi-
lar situation with the Common Core. All the
member schools in his ISD have bought into
the Common Core, but now it is in political
limbo and its future is uncertain.
It has become a political football, he
said.
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hen we think about leadership, it is
important to remember that the study of
leadership as a discipline or as a behav-
ioral model is relatively new. We are just beginning to
develop a leadership language that fits this new disci-
pline. We are in the early stages of creating a suitable
and useful terminology, a kind of taxonomy for lead-
ership.
Historically, leadership can be viewed as an evolution emerging
from highly developed theories of management. With the dawn of
the Industrial Revolutions in Europe and the United States toward
the end of the Nineteenth and first half of the Twentieth Centuries,
management concepts and practices evolved. Theories of leadership
emerged as the next logical step---the next act. From a chronological
perspective, leadership as a research discipline and operational model
is relatively young, only about 30 or 40 years old.
We can certainly talk about leadership practices by going back in
time to King David, Plato, Jesus, Queen Elizabeth, and a host of other
figures who are prominent examples of leaders. In stark contrast to
these examples, a careful look at Stalin and Hitler, among far too
many others, presents a chilling displays of corrupt, abusive leader-
ship. When we seek representations of effective leadership, the names
of Lincoln, Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. often come to
mind. History provides us with ample illustrations of both good and
bad leadership.
Nevertheless, as a discipline that has been researched and analyzed,
with published and documented results, books about leadership have
mushroomed during the past 20 or so years. There are now plenty
of leadership journals in print. Undergraduate and graduate college
degree programs in leadership studies have become very popular.
Over the past 20 to 30 years, many voices have given shape and direc-
tion to the entire concept of leadership, which frame the research and
theories.
The implementation of management concepts into sophisticated
methodologies and practices reached a crescendo in the 1980s. As
businesses, particularly manufacturing, sought to improve quality in
order to compete in an increasingly globalized economy, management
emphasized efficiency and quality. Peter Drucker is often considered
the father of modern management methods, and his concept of man-
agement by objectives became a mantra for many organizations.
Competition for world markets heated up, especially with Japans
automobile companies rapidly capturing sales in the U.S. and Europe.
With that, refinement in management practices intensified.
These practices reached a peak level of performance with the
emergence of Total Quality Management (TQM) in the 1980s. Many
organizations, including the U.S. military, joined this march toward
improved efficiencies, quality, and customer satisfaction. Under the
direction and guidance of such management gurus as Joseph Juran,
Philip Crosby and W. Edwards Deming, TQM evolved as a well-devel-
oped theory, practiced worldwide. Several offshoots, such as ISO 9000,
LEAN Manufacturing, and Six Sigma, grew out of TQM. In the U.S.,
the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award was launched in 1987.
Emerging from management theories and practices, the shift to
leadership models has been both transitional and transformational.
Organizations are realizing that they need to advance beyond TQM
to design and implement new and more effective leadership methods.
The highly competitive global economy; a more knowledgeable and
demanding consumer; the universal imperative of quality; and the
dramatic shift from highly-skilled employees to knowledge workers all
call for organizations to transform themselves into leading entities in
order to remain competitive and ensure sustainability.
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Nevertheless, the mandate for quality is still very evident. Clearly, we
have not evolved very far beyond TQM. How could it be, for example,
that a company like Toyota, which for years stood for product excel-
lence, suffered a major recall and was charged in the U.S. with fraud
to the tune of a $1.2 billion settlement? What happened? Where did its
management model implode? More recently, General Motors, recov-
ering from bankruptcy, is facing record-breaking recall more than
28 million vehicles and still counting. Also, Nissan announced that it
is recalling 1 million vehicles due to faulty air bags. Thus far this year
vehicle recall has passed 30 million. Likewise, Walmart recalled 174,000
dolls this year because they could overheat and burn young users. These
examples suggest that there are still a lot of quality challenges. These
challenges might be better handled by a transformation from manage-
ment practices to a more effective leadership model.
Although leadership theories and practices as operational methods
are still relatively embryonic, we do know that there are some impor-
tant fundamental concepts required to achieve effective leadership.
There is an abundant amount of leadership research, which identifies
these fundamentals.
SOME LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES:
Leadership is a skill that can be learned and developed by proper train-
ing, mentoring, modeling, and evaluating.
Leadership is always about power and its uses, and the real value of
power is to share it by empowering employees with the tools to put their
power to use effectively.
Leadership replaces the old management-by-command-and-control
model and builds relationships within the organization based on mutu-
al respect and trust.
Leadership drives out fear and breaks down barriers to achieve
healthy relationships.
Leadership understands that to attract and retain high-quality
employees they must feel entrusted and supported---the job of an effec-
tive leader is to assist them in their successes.
Leadership is about building a community within the organization
based on open and honest communication and founded on the vision,
mission, and guiding principals of the organization.
Leadership works to develop a healthy balance between the intellec-
tual intelligence (IQ) and the emotional intelligence (EQ) of both the
organization and its employees.
Leadership focuses on the people within the organization as well as
its customers and products/services---not on those at the top.
Leadership develops a systematic succession plan, so that employees
know that growth and development are available.
Leadership seeks to train employees throughout all levels of the orga-
nization to be both effective followers and leaders, for it recognizes that
at any given time they are called to be one or the other.
Leadership acknowledges that creative innovation is critical to the
sustainability of an organization and supports risks of failure in encour-
aging innovation.
Leadership changes the culture of an organization from a focus on
policing policies to one of developing employee potential.
A competitive advantage for today and tomorrow requires effective
leadership practices. We need to move beyond quality. There are work-
able leadership models out there for organizations to use as roadmaps.
It is no longer sufficient to have simply a quality-driven methodology
in place. Successful organizations that seek to remain distinct and sus-
tainable will need to design, develop, and implement a leadership mode
of operation in which the quality of design, production, and customer
services are imbedded in the organization at all levels. The alternative is
to become extinct very quickly.
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or years we have heard how the Cadillac area needed to pre-
pare for a global economy.
Prepared or not, the global economy is here and Cadillac is
seeing direct benefits from it.
Late this spring Rec Boat Holdings reported it was purchased by
Groupe Beneteau. Rec Boat Holdings, which manufacturers Four
Winns, Glastron and Scarab boats, is under the umbrella of one of the
largest boat builders in the world.
It gives the city a true global exposure, said Roch Lambert, CEO
of Rec Boat Holdings/Beneteau. In our case, we now have people
from different countries around the world talking about Cadillac,
Michigan.
Groupe Beneteau employs about 6,500 people worldwide, with facil-
ities throughout the world.
Those people will proudly mention to family, friends and business
partners that they are part of a company that has a presence here,
Lambert said.
While some people may be concerned with the lack of an owner in
town, making the argument that a foreign owner does not have the
vested interest a local owner would have. But what is overlooked is the
influx of new dollars into a community foreign ownership brings.
Being owned by a foreign company means that we will invest money
that may have been earned somewhere else in the world, Lambert
said. It also allows to attract stronger talent as it is much easier to sell
a global career to solid people than just a local opportunity.
That foreign investment can be significant, said Pete Stalker,
Mercantile Bank of Michigan and former Cadillac City Manager. He
said typically when a foreign owned company comes to a community
or purchases am existing business, it provides an infusion of capital,
which can include new construction, adding on existing facilities as
well as buying new supplies and equipment.
Bringing the world to home
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Rec Boat Holdings/Beneteau recently hosted boat dealers from around the world to show off their line
boats. Beneteaus recent purchase of Rec Boat Holdings is expected to bring additional capital to the area.
CADILLAC AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 7
Many times, this results in direct job growth
at the company, but this investment also has a
multiplier effect in the local economy as other
businesses in the community gear up to ser-
vice this growth, Stalker said. Support jobs
are created, new products are sold and servic-
es are provided.
Also overlooked when foreign investment is
made in a community the stability created by
the economic diversity.
The Cadillac area is blessed to have a mul-
tifaceted business community which includes
a strong and vibrant manufacturing base, as
well as a solid retail sector which is compli-
mented by a true multi-season tourism indus-
try, Stalker said.
The manufacturing community is further
diversified based upon the great variety of
products made here and the multinational
nature of ownership with many of our local
companies, he added. This means we are
not exposed to the risks associated with a
slow-down in any single industry or economy,
but rather have the benefit of spreading our
economic well-being on a global scale. Much
like a well-balanced stock portfolio, the great-
er Cadillac area economy does not put all of
its eggs in one basket!
Foreign ownership can also open the door
to new markets around the world. Rec Boat
Holdings had been exporting boats in many
foreign markets prior to being purchased
by Beneteau. But the purchased has opened
doors to many new markets and now reaches
more than 50 different countries and the com-
pany produces 60 different models, ranging
from 16-feet to 48-feet.
Exporting products allows us to inject fresh
money into the economy of our city, Lambert
said. To simplify it, we can say that the sala-
ries of our people, which they spend predomi-
nantly in the local communities, is paid for by
companies from other countries. It is there-
fore a net injection of capital from around the
world that is spent in our local grocery stores,
pharmacies, gas stations, etc Exporting
companies therefore have a very positive
impact in the community.
Besides the financial diversity, there is the
added benefit of cultural diversity. It opens
the door to learning about how business is
conducted in other countries as well as better
understanding of how the world operates.
It is a great opportunity for our team to
have a chance to be exposed to not only dif-
ferent ways of managing the business, but
also people that not only speak a different lan-
guage but that have different values, Lambert
said. Being open to different ways of doing
things without being prejudiced allows people
to grow and develop more flexibility in their
interpersonal relationships. Being more open
will always lead to approaching problems
with a much more open mindset.
While most of the jobs created or retained
as a result of foreign investment in our com-
munity are held by local citizens, it also is
natural that some of the labor force will con-
sist of individuals from the country of origin,
Stalker added. These individuals bring with
them their cultural heritage and through daily
interaction with them, we can learn more
about their way of life. This increased under-
standing and awareness of the world beyond
our local setting can only enrich our commu-
nity.
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AUGUST 2014
Rise Up! Cadillac
Hosted by:
Cadillac Area Public Schools
Sponsored by:
Mercy Hospital Cadillac, Precia Garland
JUNE
Lecture Luncheon
Personal Property Tax Reform
Presented by: Mike Johnston | Vice President of
Government Affairs | Michigan Manufacturers Association
Update on Proposal 1
Proposal 1 won by a large margin statewide, with
69% voting in favor of continuing the personal
property tax exemptions for small businesses
and manufacturers on August 5. The Northern
Michigan Chamber Alliance worked hard to get
out the word on Proposal 1. The Alliance saw the
statewide proposal as a solid business tax policy
change that would help make small businesses
and manufacturers in northern Michigan more
competitive in their respective areas of business. The Cadillac Area
Chamber of Commerce thanks the voters for their support.
Save the Date
Rise Up! Cadillac
September 10, 2014 7Am
Hosted By: Wexford County Civic Center
Attention Members
& Business Owners:
Changes to Michigans minimum wage law
approved by state lawmakers in May require an
increase in the state minimum wage from $7.40 per
hour to $8.15 per hour was effective September 1,
2014. The new minimum wage for employees who
also earn gratuities will be roughly $3.10.
For more information, visit:
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SEPTEMBER
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Rise Up! Cadillac 7 AM
Hosted By: Wexford County Civic Center
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Leadership Learning Series Noon - 3 p.m.
Location: Baker College of Cadillac Student Center
Happiness: Your Choice Session I of II
Presented by: Jen Mac, Motivational Public Speaker
OCTOBER
2
Leadership Learning Series Noon - 3 p.m.
Location: Baker College of Cadillac Student Center
Happiness: Your Choice Session II
Presented by: Jen Mac, Motivational Public Speaker
9
Cadillac Area Business Expo 11 a.m. 4 p.m.
Location: Wexford Civic Center
17
Lecture Luncheon Noon - 1:15 p.m.
Location: Baker College of Cadillac Student Center
Transition Update: Mercy Cadillac & Grayling
Hospitals to Munson Healthcare
Presented by:
John MacLeod, CEO of Mercy Hospital Cadillac
& Ed Ness, President & CEO of Munson Healthcare
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Mercy Hospital Cadillac was recognized by the American
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A report by the journal details how Most Wired hospitals and
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Mercy Hospital lab receives
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Mercy Hospital Cadillacs laboratory has been awarded accredi-
tation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American
Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspec-
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The laboratorys director, Russell H. Hjelmstad, MD, PhD, was
advised of this national recognition. Mercy Hospital Cadillac
Laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laborato-
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Cadillac Area OASIS/Family Resource Center (OASIS/FRC) is
pleased to acknowledge a $2,000 grant from the Huckle Family
Fund to support upgrades to the OASIS Womens Shelter. These
funds will be used to complete upgrades to the childrens play
area, the kitchen and the bedrooms.
In the past year the OASIS shelter provided 15,774 nights of
safe shelter for 140 women and 128 children. We are extremely
grateful to the Huckle Family Fund for their generous support
and ongoing philanthropy. This grant will help create the Home
Away from Home atmosphere we strive to provide at the shelter,
commented Sally Repeck, Executive Director of OASIS/FRC.
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The Consumers Energy Foundation funded a $50,000 grant to
improve the Kettunen Center waterfront to enhance outdoor recre-
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lakes eco-systems by building natural protections for the waterfront
and encouraging environmentally safe and habitat-friendly usage.
The Kettunen Center waterfront stewardship and recreation
upgrades included expanding the sanded beach and designated swim-
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features such as horse shoe pits and a four-square area. Also included
in the project was the improvement to the outdoor eating and food
preparation spaces and a re-designed and upgraded fire pit.
Legislative information as well as
Northern Michigan Regional Chamber
Alliance updates can be found at:
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you are bridging business! The Greater Cadillac Area Business Expo
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Mercy Hospital Foundation receives
donation from Lakewood on the Green
The Mercy Hospital Cadillac Foundation recently received a $2,500 gift from
Lakewood on the Green Golf Course. The funds were raised through the first annual
Birdies to Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing, organized and hosted by Lakewood on
the Green. The funds have been designated for Mercys Breast Cancer Fund, which
provides follow-up diagnostic care to underinsured patients.
Nursing bachelors
degree offered at Baker
Baker College of Cadillac officials announced a four-
year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program replaced
the existing Associate Degree Nursing program that
began this fall.
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 bachelors degrees is clear. This
is definitely in the best interests of our graduates.
Mercy Health Physician Partners
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home designation from Blue Cross
Blue Shield of Michigan
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated Mercy Health Physician
Partners as a patient-centered medical home practice for 2014. The designa-
tion period runs from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. This means that
they are among a select group of primary care physicians in Michigan who
are improving health care quality by adopting the PCMH model of care.
The patient-centered medical home is health care centered on the
patient, said Helen Kiomento, MD, Medical Director of MHPP. We take
a comprehensive approach to patient care, helping our patients meet their
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Cadillac Family
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Priority Health
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patient care
Cadillac Family Physicians has earned a 2014
Priority Health Quality Award. The awards,
established by Priority Health in 2003, rec-
ognize primary care physicians for providing
exceptional patient care, and making health
care more accessible and affordable in our com-
munities. Priority Health selects award winners
by analyzing the highest performing practices
within its network of 18,000 physicians. The
individual physicians and groups selected are
the most effective at ensuring patients receive
preventive care and manage their chronic condi-
tions, and have high satisfaction with their care.
Priority Health rewards these practices through
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Cadillac Area Vistors Bureau
partners with Pure Michigan
The Cadillac Visitors Bureau is partnering with Pure Michigan to offer
a Pure Michigan Training experience. This free seminar will be held on
September 16 at Baker College of Cadillac 9600 East 13th Street from 11
a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Call today to reserve your space, call the Cadillac Visitors Bureau at 231-
775-0657 or email gabby@cadillacmichigan.com
Womens Giving Circle awards grant
to OASIS/FRC for sexual assault
education project
Cadillac Area OASIS/Family Resource Center is pleased to acknowledge a $1,500
grant from the Cadillac Area Womens Giving Circle to support a Sexual Assault
Community Education Project. The goal of the project is to bring awareness to the
issue of sexual assault and provide community education regarding services for
sexual assault survivors/victims. The long-term outcome is increased reporting of
sexual assault, increased perpetrator accountability, increased knowledge of services
available to support sexual assault survivors/victims and a reduction in the number
of sexual assaults occurring in our community. This grant provides financial assis-
tance for the marketing and outreach tools necessary to accomplish this goal.
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Data track 2013-2014
Wexford County Jan. 14 Feb. 14 Mar. 14 April 14 May 14 June 14 July 14 Aug. 13 Sept. 13 Oct. 13 Nov. 13 Dec. 13
Labor Force 13,014 13,290 13,287 13,298 13,597 13,754 13,968 13,564 13,202 13,085 12,846 12,882
Employment 11,621 11,801 11,865 12,053 12,347 12,429 12,417 11,946 11,744 11,585 11,458 11,352
Unemployment 1,393 1,489 1,422 1,245 1,250 1,325 1,551 1,618 1,458 1,500 1,388 1,530
Rate 10.7% 11.2% 10.7% 9.4% 9.2% 9.6% 11.1% 11.9% 11.0% 11.5% 10.8% 11.9%
Missaukee County Jan. 14 Feb. 14 Mar. 14 April 14 May 14 June 14 July 14 Aug. 13 Sept. 13 Oct. 13 Nov. 13 Dec. 13
Labor Force 5,864 5,959 5,966 5,929 5,966 6,043 6,106 5,835 5,741 5,727 5,608 5,611
Employment 5,094 5,172 5,201 5,283 5,411 5,448 5,442 5,177 5,089 5,021 4,966 4,919
Unemployment 770 787 765 646 555 595 664 658 652 706 642 692
Rate 13.1% 13.2% 12.8% 10.9% 9.3% 9.8% 10.9% 11.3% 11.4% 12.3% 11.4% 12.3%
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