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Cadillac Area

A Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Publication

November/December 2015 • Volume 21-NO. 6

Business Magazine

Reaching for
healthier heights
See pages 5 & 6

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.

2015 Board of Directors

Better health

Kelly Smith, Executive Director
Baker College of Cadillac
Dave Cox, Vice Chair
Wexford Missaukee ISD
Trent Mulder, Treasurer
Baird, Cotter & Bishop, PC.
Kelly Cater, Past Executive Director
Rec Boat Holdings
Doug DeYoung,
Consumers Energy
Don Schepers,
Schepers Agency, Inc.
Kyle Hogg,
Dental Health Professionals
Melody Hurley,
Walmart Superstore
Stephen King,
Law Office of King & King
Tim Knaggs,
Fekete Knaggs & Burr Insurance
Karl Marcusse,
PADNOS
Dan Minor,
Cadillac Castings, Inc.
Pete Stalker,
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Brian Williams,
Blue Heron Café & Bakery
CHAMBER STAFF
Bill Tencza, President
president@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 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.

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ur cover story outlines the importance and overall commitment by
various community stakeholders
charged with a mission of creating a healthier region. At the
September Cadillac Area Health Coalition
Health Summit the objective, in part, was
to generate a community call to action
through discussion and strategies hinged
by collaborative efforts.
The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce
continues to be a visible partner, with community organizations in promoting workplace wellness education, but being at the
table for other broad-based initiatives is
necessary, too. As an organization, we have
been involved with health and wellness
education, resource assistance and, when
requested, facilitate meetings and sponsor programs. Over the last decade, the
Chamber has initiated member involvement, but there is more to do.
The health summit was important and
solidified the need for a larger involvement beyond those tasked through their
specific missions. It is also the reason why
we are prioritizing this important topic in
the Cadillac Area Business Magazine. As
referenced in the cover story, we do have
community strengths, coupled with natural resource advantages and the collaborative nature of the Cadillac area, a regional
embrace for healthier outcomes is possible. A real commitment has to be in play
and business can and should provide a
leadership role.
We have numerous members that have
advanced innovative approaches and in
some cases been successful in moving
toward a healthier workforce. The reality is

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the individual/employee now has a greater
personal responsibility in context of the
total health care cost structure. I applaud
member organizations for advancing wellness programs. A healthier workforce has
overarching impact beyond containing
health care costs. Yes, cost containment is
a primary focus for businesses, including
the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce,
but the benefits of workplace wellness can
positively impact productivity, absenteeism, morale, recruitment, and retention of
employees.
This much is known, a cost disparity
does exist when factoring medical services
provided in comparison to preventative
measures. A substantive regional outcome
would be slowing that disparity and advocating for preventative screenings, learning family history and attacking treatable
diseases through a healthier lifestyle or, at
minimum, understanding of what not to
do. Initiating a workplace wellness program does not have to involve significant
investment and components can be modeled in the household or even a neighborhood. If business needs to lead, it is fair
that family accountability can be part of
formula beyond the employee. Spouses,
children, siblings and neighbors can kick
start motivation, provide encouragement
and foster teamwork beyond the workplace for a healthier lifestyle.
I would strongly encourage our members to get involved regionally by sharing
expertise, resources, energy and affirming
collaborative steps and actions to produce
outcomes that will be make a difference.
The health summit provided the catalyst,
now we need to do more. The region wins
if we succeed.

Bill Tencza,
Chamber President

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Leadership Partners:
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BorgWarner Thermal Systems
B&P Manufacturing
Cadillac Area Public Schools
Consumers Energy
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Welcome to the 25th Cadillac Leadership Class.

Cadillac Leadership Class of 2015-2016

52 TH ANNIVERSARY

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Deb Gillies, Leadership Director
Eric Allen BorgWarner
Josh Bailey

Doug Barnes
Kathy Cress

Max Davidson
Lucas Dent

Sarah Dodde

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*RJ Blanchard Memorial Scholarship Award Recipient

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Jennifer Downey
Fox Motors of Cadillac
Kelly Duncan
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Matt Engels
Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative
Brittany Hunter
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Brian Kelsey
Chemical Bank
Helen M. Kiomento Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital
Joni Krolczyk
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Tammy McLeod
Rexair LLC
Shaina O’Dwyer
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Sam Phelps PADNOS
Judy Schulze
Baker College of Cadillac
Edward Shaw
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Tracy Sherman BorgWarner
Dean Smallegan
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Patrick Spalding
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David Stearns
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*RJ Blanchard Memorial Scholarship underwritten by B&P Manufacturing and Mercantile Bank of Cadillac
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Taking the next step to a healthier future
The statistics can be sobering. One-third of area residents are obese,
the death rate for lower respiratory disease is significantly higher
than the state average, more of the area population smoke than the
state average, and the numbers go on.
Some of the area’s health concerns can be traced back to personal decisions. The impact of those choices has a direct impact on the
community, including area employers.
Concerns over the health of area residents led to the creation of the
Cadillac Area Health Coalition, which has been meeting monthly for
several years, and recently included a health summit to set a course
on creating a healthier community.
Obesity was the primary focus of September’s health summit said
Dan Smith, Cadillac Area YMCA Executive Director. Smith said obesity and being overweight help contribute to various health issues,
such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Smith said obesity is one of the biggest issues the area is facing based on health statistics, according to the 2014 health profile,
Wexford County has a higher rate of obesity and people overweight
than the state average. More than one-third of residents are obese and
35 percent are overweight. A little more than 20 percent of Wexford
County residents have diabetes, while the state average is a little more
than 10 percent. More than a quarter of residents in Wexford County Dr. Nick Yphantides addresses participants at the Cadillac Area Health Coalition Health Summit.
say they have no leisure time physical activity and more than 25 percent smoke.
These health risks are generally developed through personal decisions, Smith said. Those are costly decisions that affect the individual,
their employer, as well as community.
Smith said 75 cents of every health care dollar spent is to combat
the effects of poor diet choices, lack of exercising or smoking. That
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“It makes sense that health care costs are higher (due to the added
risk factors),” he said.
The health summit helped identify areas of strengths and weaknesses of the community in regards to its health. The Summit was
sponsored by several groups, including the Cadillac Area Chamber of
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“Michigan, and specifically northwest
Michigan, trail national averages in a number of health care related benchmarks,”
said Bill Tencza, Cadillac Area Chamber of
Commerce President. “The need for a healthier workforce and community has impact
beyond containing health care costs. It is
simply the right thing to do. The Cadillac
Area Chamber of Commerce has and will
continue to be a visible partner with various
community entities in promoting workplace
wellness. However, we believe being at the
table for other broad-based discussions and
health initiatives is a role we can assist with.”
Smith, who facilitated the summit, said
the feeling among participants at the summit was that the area had a lot of available
resources to combat the risk factors, but not
everyone knows about the resources each
agency has to offer.
“There is great work being done by different agencies,” Smith said. “We need to
bridge those silos and have a bigger impact
(on the community).”
Some of the issues that may be addressed
could include helping employers develop
a program to improve the health of their

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employees, developing a financially-viable
plan.
The health summit included the keynote address by Dr. Nick Yphantides, Chief
Medical Officer, San Diego County Health
and Human Services Agency. Yphantides
shared his story about losing 270 pounds
and how that journey has led to his activism
on community health.
During his presentation at the health summit, Yphantides said he struggled for years
addressing his own health issues. He said he
eventually got tired of telling his patients to,
“Do as I say, not as I do.” Now he hopes to
tell his patients to, “Do as I say and as I have
done.”
Yphantides said he hoped that community
members at the summit would be encouraged and motivated in their personal health.
“I was so impressed and thankful for the
opportunity to participate in the recent
health summit,” Yphantides said. “What
a robust, timely and strategic discussion
that occurred and I am convinced with the
Cadillac community potential to make a
difference locally and for the surrounding areas. I look forward to hearing about

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the specific innovations you pursue with
the hopes of meaningful outcomes and an
improved status of local wellness.”
Yphantides’ speech did make its point
among the participants at the summit.
“Dr. Nick’s presentation and advocacy
made the point that we have to change
direction. The current path is not sustainable,” said Bruce Schafer, Vice President of
Manufacturing at Rexair in Cadillac. “Drugs,
tobacco, and obesity deny prosperity. So at
Rexair we have decided to initiate a Wellness
Process and hopefully our employees will
have a better future.”
“Hearing Dr. Nick’s story as he spoke from
the heart was inspirational,” said Cadillac
Mayor Carla Filkins. “I look forward to this
renewed collaboration within our community. The consensus in the room leads me to
believe that we have the energy right here to
creatively enhance knowledge and cultivate
behavior that will contribute to a healthier
community. The summit was a terrific start
— now we must carry it on by increasing
accountability for health supported by consistent messaging and a stronger collaborative infrastructure. Onward.”

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Eye Health for All Ages:
“Living Eye Smart”
Presented by Dr. Steffany M. Straight, M.D.

Hosted by:

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Dr. Straight, an ophthalmologist, covered eye
health ranging in age from children to aging
adults. Her in-depth slide presentation demonstrated different types of eye diseases such
as amblyopia, strabismus, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, traumatic eye injuries, dry eye and
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Chamber Brick Award

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Five Minutes for Health

Handwashing- Handwashing is
one of the best things we can do to
keep from getting sick and avoid
spreading germs to others.
Buckle up- Seat belts reduce serious
crash-related injuries and deaths by
about half. Seat belt use is the most
effective way to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes.
Protect your skin- Skin cancer is the most common cancer
in the United States. To protect your skin use a sunscreen
with SPF 15 or higher, seek shade, cover up and avoid indoor
tanning.
Read food labels- Look at nutrition labels to know what you’re
eating. See how much fat, cholesterol, sodium, sugars, and
other ingredients are in your food.
Test your smoke alarm- Test your smoke alarm once a month
to make sure it works properly. Replace the batteries if needed
during the time change each spring and fall.
Know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and strokeEvery year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack.
Learn the symptoms of a heart attack and stroke.

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Ambassador Club Ribbon Cuttings
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Stehouwer Free Clinic
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class gather to celebrate the completion of their
community service project, the “Stehouwer Free
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A ribbon cutting and open house was held at the
Stehouwer Free Clinic to celebrate the completion
of the 2014-15 Cadillac Leadership Class community
service project. Carl Kielbasa, representing the
class, presents a plague to Cheryl Bader, Director of
the clinic. The group raised money through fundraising events and generous community support to
purchase all new medical equipment for the facility.

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23rd Annual

2015 Presenting Sponsor:

Special Thanks to our
Exhibitors & Volunteers
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7&4 News/Up North Live
9&10 News/Fox 32
96.7 (The) Bull (Formerly Mix 96)
Advanced Optometry
Agape Care Essential School
Airway Oxygen
Aldi’s
All Weather Seal
American Waste
Anavon Technology Group
Baird Cotter & Bishop, P.C., C.P. A.’s
Baker College of Cadillac
Bay Supply Marketing Inc.
Belle Oaks Living Center/Lake to Lake Transport
Blarney Castle
Business Network International
Cadillac Area Community Foundation
Cadillac Area Industrial Group
Avon Automotive
Avon Protection Systems
BorgWarner Thermal Systems
B&P Manufacturing
Cadillac Casting Inc.
FIAMM Technologies, LLC
Michigan Rubber Products
Piranha Hose Products, Inc.
Rec Boat Holdings, LLC
Rexair LLC
Wolverine Power Cooperative

Cadillac Area Public Schools
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Northwestern Michigan College
Cadillac Wexford Transit Authority
Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital
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Chartwell Dining Service
Occupational Medicine
Chemical Bank
PADNO’S
Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors
Pine Grove Athletic Club
Consumer Energy
Q 100 Blarney Stone Broadcasting
Curry House Assisted Living & Memory Care
Real Estate One, Inc.
Dynamic Physical Therapy
Rotary Club of Cadillac
Evergreen Resort
Sam’s Club
Family Health Care/Great Lakes Family Care
SERVPRO of Manistee, Ludington, Cadillac
Fekete Knaggs & Burr Insurance
Springfield Roofing
Fifth Third Bank
Star Truck Rentals
FirstMerit Bank
Suite Salon Spa
Fox Motors of Cadillac
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Trusted Tree Service
Highpoint Auto & Truck Center
Wexford Community Credit Union
Hitesman Holdship Funeral Home
Wexford County Road Commission
Huntington National Bank
Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center
Integrated Systems Consultants
(The)Lakeview
Little Caesars of Cadillac
Mitchell Investments LLC
Manpower
Cadillac Area Silent Observer
Meemo’s Farm LLC
Cadillac Area Young Professionals Group
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
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The Cadillac Area Young Professionals host monthly happy hour mixers the first
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Baker College
welcomes first occupants
of two new on-campus
student housing units
Silent Observer receives
grant from the Cadillac Area
Community Foundation
The Cadillac Area Silent Observer Program has been awarded a $3,708.40
grant from the Cadillac Area Community Foundation to add a new program that will allow tipsters to use the internet, increasing the number of
leads coming into law enforcement agencies in the three-county region the
program covers.
Agencies involved in the program include the Cadillac Police Department,
Wexford County Sheriff’s Department, Missaukee County Sheriff’s
Department, Osceola County Sheriff’s Department, the Cadillac Post of the
Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
The website, www.casotips.com, and the phone app, P3 Tips, included
in the new program, feature online tip reporting. Also, going forward, all
calls are directed through a call center, CSI (Crime Scene Information Call
Center), where the operators are specifically trained to record anonymous
tips. Tips are expected to be of higher volume and quality due to the implementation of the program.

Students are moved into the new student housing on the
campus of Baker College of Cadillac.
Students staying in college housing were welcomed by
Baker College of Cadillac President, Kelly Smith, at a
September orientation. The orientation was open to students
living in the new student housing as well as students in the
downtown apartment building, which opened in fall of 2014.
The orientation included presentations from campus departments such as academics and information technology, as well
as campus safety, the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau and the
Cadillac Police Department.
Though the credits are transferrable to other colleges and
universities, many students are choosing to complete their
programs at Baker College. The Cadillac campus also attracts
out-of-state students to several of its unique and highly
regarded programs, including many in health services.
The new student housing units have a capacity of 32 and
offer fully furnished apartments with 1,100 square feet and
include a full kitchen and washer and dryer. All Baker College
of Cadillac housing is at 100 percent capacity, which represents 64 students (32 students in the new on-campus housing
and 32 students in the downtown apartment building).

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Governor signs road
funding bill, plan
expects to generate
$1.2 billion in funding
by Kent Wood
Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation Nov. 10 that aims to
eventually provide $1.2 billion in new funding for Michigan’s
roads and bridges.
Under the proposal, the gas tax increases to 26.3 cents per gallon
on January 1, 2017, a 7.3 cents per gallon increase. The amount,
paired with bringing the current 15-cent per gallon diesel fuel tax
to the same level, is intended to generate $400 million in revenue.
Inflationary increases would begin January 1, 2022. And where
the original Senate plan had a gas/diesel fuel sunset, the final proposal has no sunset.
Vehicle registration fee increases, previously scheduled to be
40 percent across the board in the House plan, decreased to 20
percent for passenger vehicles and trucks, which would generate
an estimated $200 million. Those take effect January 1, 2017, one
year after what the House had originally proposed. And hybrid
vehicle registration fees are the same as passed by both the House
and the Senate.
Both the main gasoline tax increase bill (HB 4738) and the
vehicle registration fee increase bill (HB 4736) passed on votes of
20-18.
The income tax rollback would occur when General Fund growth
exceeds the rate of inflation, then multiplied by 1.425. The rollback
was scheduled to begin in 2018 under the Senate and 2019 under
the House, but now the first rollback could occur on January 1,
2023.
The lock box included in the Senate proposal is back in the final
deal. Under the original Senate plan, the legislation would have
locked up the last 7-cent increase on the gas tax annually until the
lock box is opened via passage of a concurrent resolution. Under
the new proposal, it would lock up the first $100 million of gas/
diesel fuel tax increase until unlocked via the passage of a concurrent resolution.
The General Fund dedication in fiscal year 2019 is $150 million,
then $325 million in fiscal year 2020. In fiscal year 2021, the GF
dedication would be $600 million.
The proposal keeps the House provision to expand the Homestead
Property Tax Credit largely as outlined by the House: The income
multiplier is 3.2 percent in tax year 2018 and the maximum credit
$1,500 that same year. It also increases the renter credit.
There is also an MDOT administrative cap of 8 percent (1 percent
more than both the House and the Senate had proposed); competitive bidding and warranty assurances and public transit flexibility.
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near— even if
you’re far away.

Alpena Marc LLC
Suite Salon Spa
Cindy Straley
1909 North Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601
989-356-2294
Bay Supply
Marketing Inc.
Chuck Benson
520 US 31 South
Traverse City, MI 49685
231-943-3249
Franke Septic
Tank Service LLC
Terry Franke
11894 South Mackinaw Trail
Cadillac, MI 49601
231-775-7014
Meemo’s Farm LLC
Ryan Schultz
12081 3 Mile Road
Evart, MI 49631
231-734-9066
Southwind
Restaurants, LLC
Qdoba Mexican
Grill in Cadillac
Greg Johnroe
2204 North Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601
989-772-2600

FirstMerit Business Mobile Banking
Susan likes to stay connected to her company, even when she’s
on the go. By downloading FirstMerit Bank’s Business Mobile
Banking app1 for her smartphone, Susan can take care of her
business account when she wants — and where she wants.
Whether she’s depositing checks,2 paying bills, or transferring
funds into another FirstMerit account, Susan literally has her
company’s finances in the palm of her hand.

Deadline for the January/February 2016
Cadillac Area Business Magazine
is December 4, 2015. Share your
business/organization news!
FOR MOR E I N FOR M AT ION, OR TO DOW N L OA D T H E A P P :

visit firstmerit.com/bizmobile or call 855-FMERBIZ.

Legislative informat
ion as well as
Northern Michigan
Chamber Alliance
updates can be found
at:
www.cadillac.org un
der Legislative
Advocacy, click on No
rthern Michigan Bl
og

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November/December 2015 - Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce

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Molly Mackey appointed to the Michigan Community
Foundations’ Youth Project Committee
The Cadillac Area Community Foundation
is pleased to announce that Molly Mackey, a
member of the Cadillac & Kellogg for Youth
Advisory Committee, has been appointed for
a three-year term to the Michigan Community
Foundations’ Youth Project (MCFYP)
Committee.
The MCFYP Committee is a permanent
standing committee of the Council of Michigan
Foundations (CMF), with the purpose to work

with CMF staff to review, oversee, and support
the activities undertaken by Youth Advisory
Committees (YACs) throughout Michigan
and to promote youth as grant makers. The
Committee consists of 15 members from YACs
located throughout the state, 12 of whom are
youth under the age of 21, with experience as
members of a community foundation youth
advisory committee, and three adult advisors.
The Committee advises on: development and

promotion of tools for youth philanthropy —
such as best practices; regional trainings for
YACs, training for YAC advisors, and other web
and social media opportunities to promote the
work of YACs and youth philanthropy.
Molly joined the Cadillac and Kellogg for
Youth Committee in 2011, and has served
as Chairperson of the 2013 Youth Survey
Committee for the YAC.

Data track 2014-2015
Wexford County Jan. 15 Feb. 15 Mar. 15 April 15 May 15 June 15 July 15 Aug. 15 Sept. 15 Oct. 14 Nov. 14 Dec. 14
Labor Force
14,613 14,603 14,575 14,523 14,979 15,003 14,850 14,598 14,386 13,255 13,193 13,277
Employment
13,379 13,483 13,465 13,628 13,891 13,990 13,830 13,805 13,637 12,258 12,242 12,293

Unemployment 1,234 1,120 1,110 895 1,088 1,013 1,020 793 749 997 951 984

Rate
8.4% 7.7% 7.6% 6.2% 7.3% 6.8% 6.9% 5.4% 5.2% 7.5% 7.2% 7.4%
Missaukee County Jan. 15 Feb. 15 Mar. 15 April 15 May 15 June 15 July 15 Aug. 15 Sept. 14 Oct. 14 Nov. 14 Dec. 14

Labor Force
7,131 7,140 7,226 7,014 7,344 7,400 7,337 7,217 7,095 5,742 5,713 5,817

Employment
6,534 6,583 6,666 6,560 6,856 6,915 6,862 6,851 6,752 5,373 5,366 5,388

Unemployment 597 557 560 454 488 485 475 366 343 369 347 429

Rate
8.4% 7.8% 7.7% 6.5% 6.6% 6.6% 6.5% 5.1% 4.8% 6.4% 6.1% 7.4%
For more information go online to www.cadillac.org/discover/about_LaborActivity.htm

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

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