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Cadillac Area

A Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Publication

July/August 2016 • Volume 22-No. 4

Business Magazine

Awarding
Dedication
Chamber Annual Awards
Dinner recognizes
community leaders
See pages 5-7

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.

‘Celebrate the past,
embrace the future’

2016/2017 Board of Directors
Dave Cox, Executive Director
Wexford Missaukee ISD

It all comes down
to relationships!

Doug DeYoung, Vice Chair
Consumers Energy
Trent Mulder, Treasurer
Baird, Cotter & Bishop, PC.
Kelly Smith, Past Executive Director
Baker College of Cadillac
Kelly Cater,
Rec Boat Holdings
Karl Marcusse,
PADNOS
Don Schepers,
Schepers Agency, Inc.
Jennifer Brown,
Cadillac Area Public Schools
Stephen King,
Law Office of King & King
Tim Knaggs,
Fekete Knaggs & Burr Insurance
Dan Minor,
Cadillac Castings, Inc.
Tonya Smith,
Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hosptial
Pete Stalker,
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Brian Williams,
Blue Heron Café & Bakery
CHAMBER STAFF
Bill Tencza, President
president@cadillac.org

Mike Acosta, Great Start Consultant
macosta@wmisd.org
Deb Gillies, Leadership Director/Accountant
leadership@cadillac.org
Amanda Hamilton, Administrative Assistant
info@cadillac.org

Paula Jasper, Director of Membership Services
membership@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.

‘Lots of people want to ride with you in the
limo, but what you want is someone who
will take the bus with you when the limo
breaks down.’
— Oprah Winfrey

T

he Cadillac Area Chamber of
Commerce (CACC) has been the leading voice for businesses in the greater
Cadillac area for over 100 years. CACC’s
mission statement is: “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.”
To sum it up, the CACC is all about
relationships; that is right, the CACC is
GREAT at putting people together to create and strengthen the community by
constructing alliances in our area. Rise
Up! Cadillac, Lecture Luncheons, Cadillac
Leadership Learning Series, Governor’s
Breakfast, Annual Greater Cadillac Area
Business Expo, L.E.A.D. and L.E.A.D. Jr.
Leadership Education And Development
Youth Workshops, Cadillac Area Young
Professionals, and the Cadillac Leadership
Program are some of the events, programs,
and activities that bring the professionals
and leaders of Cadillac together.
Recently, the board of directors came
together as a team, to not only strengthen
relationships, but to also formulate a strategic plan and set goals for the upcom-

Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce
222 Lake Street
231-775-9776

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ing year. I want to personally thank past
Executive Director, Kelly Smith, for her
leadership. Her passion for the greater
Cadillac area is evident in everything she
does and we are thankful for her direction.
I want to thank Bill Tencza for his administration through a time of exciting change
with the addition of Paula Jasper as the
new membership director. Also, a special thanks to Deb Gillies and Amanda
Hamilton for not only what they do on a
daily basis, but for preparing Paula for her
very important role at CACC.
As the incoming executive director, I will
do my best to fill the position as competently as those before me. I feel blessed to
be part of such a vibrant community and
to have great relationships already established. I know CACC has a proud and notable past and I am equally confident CACC
is in an excellent position to have a strong
and fruitful future. As we undertake the
next year, CACC will embrace it with optimism and renewed focus as the strategic
plan unfolds while ensuring the needs will
be met for all members. On behalf of the
CACC, thank you for your past, present,
and future support.

Dave Cox
Chamber Executive Director

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President

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Serving the greater Cadillac area since 1972.

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LeaDershiP Partners:
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Belle oakes Living Center inc.
BorgWarner thermal systems
B&P Manufacturing
Cadillac area Public schools
Consumers energy
Dte energy
Fekete Knaggs & Burr insurance agency
FiaMM technologies LLC
Fifth third Bank
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Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Michigan rubber Products, inc
rexair LLC
Walmart supercenter store
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Thank You

Cadillac Leadership Class & Sponsors

52 TH ANNIVERSARY

Cadillac
Leadership
Simply the Best

Deb Gillies, Leadership Director
Eric Allen, BorgWarner
Josh Bailey, Cadillac News
Doug Barnes, Rexair LLC
Kathy Cress, Avon Protection Systems
Max Davidson, Cadillac Casting, Inc.
Lucas Dent,* Home Helpers & Direct Link
Sarah Dodde, Piranha Hose Products
Jennifer Downey, Fox Motors of Cadillac
Kelly Duncan, Piranha Hose Products
Matt Engels, Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative
Brian Kelsey, Chemical Bank
Brittany Kielbasa, 9 & 10 News/Fox 32
Helen M. Kiomento, Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital

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Joni Krolczyk, Networks Northwest
Tammy McLeod, Rexair LLC
Shaina O’Dwyer, Avon Automotive
Sam Phelps, PADNOS
Judy Schulze, Baker College of Cadillac
Edward Shaw, DNR Marketing & Outreach
Tracy Sherman, BorgWarner
Dean Smallegan, Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District
Patrick Spalding, Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative
David Stearns, City of Cadillac
Gary Weisheim, Cadillac Casting, Inc.
*RJ Blanchard Memorial Scholarship underwritten by:
B & P Manufacturing and Mercantile Bank of Michigan

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McMahons

provide more than spirit to the community
The 2016 recipients of the Spirit of Community
award are Karen and David McMahon, the first
husband and wife team ever nominated.
“They each bring their own story of devoting
time and energy to improve the quality of life
for others in the community,” said nominator
Judy Coffey. “They have demonstrated leadership and initiative.”
The McMahons moved to Cadillac in 1982
when Dave became the associate pastor of the
First Baptist Church, now senior pastor. Under
his leadership, membership and ministry outreaches expanded as he challenged members
“to be faithful to the scriptures and to fulfill
what Jesus has called them to do.”
In 1998, Dave brought church leaders together to discuss the ministry potential of Love In
the Name of Christ to meet needs in the community.
“He worked hard to get funding,” Coffey said.
“He insisted that if we are faithful, it will all
come together.”
In their recent annual meeting, Love INC
reported that by working with 55 churches in
two counties. They answered 4,000 calls for
help, providing $1.3 million in service.
At 6 feet, 4 inches tall, “Mac” has led the First
Baptist Church for three decades.
“Mac has done a wonderful job. People love
them both,” said Steve Playter, church member.
“They brought compassion and genuine concern for people. Dave brought us the awareness
that we are in relationship with other churches
and that we serve together.”
“I have a high admiration for Karen,” said
Coffey. “She’s not the typical pastor’s wife. She
has her own strong skill set and has used that to
help people.”
“Karen is a woman of depth and character,”
said Terri Raffaele. “I know that people seek out
her wisdom and advice. But she’s a quiet server
and doesn’t talk much about what she does.”
“The faith-based community has a unique
perspective and ability to help the community at large by augmenting
areas of need not often recognized by the business community,” said
Bill Tencza, President of the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce.
“Pastor Dave and Karen have shown leadership and hands-on commitment to support areas of need in our community.”
In addition to helping found Love INC, Dave was recognized for
serving several terms as president of the Cadillac Area Ministerial
Association. Karen was honored for initiating the Women of Worth
Ministry, the Stephen Ministry and for leadership in directing and
expanding the Cadillac Area Backpack Program to ensure that school

children don’t go hungry over the weekend.
“I get to be the face of the program,” Karen said. “It’s the community,
the teachers, staff and administrators, civic groups, and the volunteers, these are the heroines. They responded to the need much more
than I could have imagined ... I am humbled to receive this. Thank
you.”
“We have prayed for years that Cadillac would be a place where people come and raise their families, and where they could find faith in
Jesus Christ,” said Dave, as he expressed gratitude for the award.

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Dean DeKryger is

‘hard-working ... with a kind heart’
2016 Outstanding Citizen, Dean DeKryger
This year’s 2016 Outstanding Citizen, Dean DeKryger of DK Design
Group, was nominated for the award by close friend, fellow architect
and business partner, Scott Kleinsorge.
“He’s deserving. You name it and he’s been on it,” Kleinsorge said.
“I’m the quiet guy. He’s more in the forefront. He loves to facilitate
things. He’s a strong leader. And when I talked with his wife, Cheryl,
we came up with 15 different boards he’s been involved with.”
Kleinsorge stressed that DeKryger is a community-oriented person
who wants to see Cadillac thrive. He nominated his business partner and best friend at the urging of “others” who wanted to see him
recognized for his contributions to: Habitat for Humanity, the soccer field and Lincoln field improvements, Life Resources of Northern
Michigan, and many area business projects, including the YMCA
facility.
“The DK Design Group is really successful in Cadillac,” said Bill
Tencza, President of the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce.
“Behind the scenes, good things are happening in this community
with DK donating their services and helping people.”
“He does a tremendous amount for our community,” added Jeremy
Winkle. “We’ve served on boards and have volunteered together. He’s
a person willing to do the work; he’s not somebody that just shows up

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occasionally. He’s all in.”
“Dean is a very hard working individual with a kind and giving
heart,” said friend Jon Catlin. “His firm has donated a lot of money
to projects around town. But the firm also picks a pro-bono project
every year internationally. They work a lot with Young Life camps
and take mission trips. They donated a design for a medical clinic in
Honduras, and that’s just one example.”
Catlin pointed out that in addition to his serious side; DeKryger is
quick witted and fun loving ... and a good “biker buddy.” Once a week
they head out on their Harleys to explore the country side.
“His wife, Cheryl, is the one that keeps him and their four sons
grounded,” Catlin added. “She makes sure they don’t get too far out
of line.”
“He’s all about faith and family first,” said Kleinsorge. “He’s a great
dad and a great husband. He’s a great business partner ... honest as
the day is long. He deserves this award.”
“I think we live in the most incredible community on earth,”
DeKryger said when he accepted his award. “When we were looking
for a place to live, we looked at Traverse City. But the Lord had a plan
for us. We found a position here in Cadillac. He had great plans for us
and I couldn’t ask for a better place to raise a family and build great
relationships. Thank you very much.”

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Outstanding Citizen

Recipients:

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
& 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
2014 — Barbara Darrigan
2015 — Scott Hunter

Spirit of Community
Recipients:

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
2014 — William Panasiewicz
2015 — Mike Paulin

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May 2016

Rise Up! Cadillac

Hosted by:

Baker College of Cadillac

Sponsored by:

Sponsored by:

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FirstMerit

Sponsored by:

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July & August Health Tip:

Love Yogurt? 5 Things to Know

1. It is filled with bacteria – and that is a good thing!
Yogurt must contain “live and active” cultures to
meet the
legal definition for the product. These bacteria play
a role in
preventing gastrointestinal infections and boosti
ng the body’s
immune system.
2. Not all yogurts are created equal. There are literal
ly
hundreds of choices in the yogurt aisle these days.
Look for
one that has less than 15 grams of sugar.
3. Greek-style yogurt has twice the protein. One cup
of
Greek yogurt has 24 grams of protein and less sugar
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4. It can slim down your baked goods (and your waistl
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Yogurt adds moisture without fat, making it a top
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5. It has been around for thousands of years. Evide
nce
suggests that a version of yogurt was consumed
by people as
early as 5,000 and 6,000 B.C.

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JUNE 2016

Rise Up! Cadillac

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Hosted by:

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Ambassador Club
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Sponsored by:

Ms. Green

Never Down For the
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Pinnacle Truck Driver Training

Sponsored by:

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Thank YoU

Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce
Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner Sponsors

9 &10 News / Fox 32

Chemical bank

avon automotive

Firstmerit bank

avon Protection Systems, Inc.

mercantile bank of michigan

baker College of Cadillac

munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital

blue Cross blue Shield blue Care
Network of michigan

Piranha Hose Products, Inc.

borgWarner thermal Systems

rexair llC

Cadillac Casting, Inc.

rec boat Holdings llC
Wolverine Power Cooperative

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Baker College of
Cadillac awards
Ed Kurtz Scholarship

Philanthropy Dollars Support
Capital Projects at Munson
Healthcare Cadillac Hospital

Baker College of Cadillac has awarded Dylan Rodenbaugh,
of McBain, the 2016 Ed Kurtz Leadership Scholarship
award.
The $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually to a Baker
College of Cadillac student who demonstrates academic
achievement and either a commitment to community service
or a successful balance of work, family and school obligations.

Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital announced that
because of its generous donors, the hospital is able to fund
more than $1.4 million in capital projects for fiscal year 2017.
The funds that are coming from board-designated endowment funds will be used to acquire state-of-the-art imaging
equipment and upgrades, a new surgical table and microscope for Surgical Services, new defibrillators for its nursing
units, and the replacement of an emergency generator.

Classic Game Shows Return
to Antenna with Launch of
New Local Channel

The Pell Imaging Center, named for the late Harvey Pell,
will see $680,000 in upgrades and new equipment, including
a new digital mammography unit and a new radiographic
machine. Surgical Services will see $155,000 for their new
surgical table and microscope. The hospital will also benefit from $130,000 to purchase the new defibrillators and
$500,000 for the replacement of an emergency generator.

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on antenna channel 26.6, local TV station MI News 26 now
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and Monty Hall. Buzzr is the latest addition to MI News 26’s
over-the-air lineup, which now totals six channels.

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Thank You
to all of our Sponsors, Golfers, & Volunteers!
23rd Annual Briefcase Open Golf Outing
9&10 News/Fox 32
Alro Steel
Ambassador Club
Audiological Services of Cadillac
Avon Automotive
Avon Protection Systems
Baker College
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of
Michigan
Cadillac Casting, Inc.
Cadillac E.N.T. & Facial Plastic Surgery
Cadillac Family Physicians
Cadillac Leadership
Cadillac Mortgage
Cadillac News
Cadillac Tuxedo/Cadillac Winery
Carroll Retirement Plans & Investments
Chemical Bank

Clam Lake Beer Company
DK Design Group
Edward Jones/Amy Schmid
Evergreen Resort
FirstMerit Bank
Godfrey Chevrolet Buick
Highpoint Cadillac GMC
Huntington
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital
Piranha Hose Products
Priority Health
Rec Boat Holdings LLC
Schepers Agency
ServPro of Manistee, Ludington & Cadillac
Springfield Roofing
Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center
Wolverine Power Cooperative

Special thanks to

Cadillac Country Club & Evergreen Resort’s Staff!

*Proceeds benefit Chamber Programming, Services and Legislative Advocacy.

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Senior Living

The Lakeview of Cadillac
has a new name!
We will remain dedicated to
you and your loved one’s
rehabilitation, memory care
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Mission Statement:

To provide an engaging atmosphere for the development of emerging
leaders with opportunities for identifying and investing their skills and passions
to benefit the Cadillac community while creating lasting relationships.

Cadillac Leadership is accepting
applications for the 2016-2017 class.

Scholarship funding may be available to non-profit organization employees.
To receive an application packet you may contact Deb Gillies at the Chamber for
more information 231.775.9776 or leadership@cadillac.org.

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First students of Baker
College’s high school early/
middle college program
earn associate degrees
Twelve students from the Wexford-Missaukee ISD graduated from the Baker College early/middle college program
having essentially earned free associate degrees. They did
some of this college course work during their 11th and 12th
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Welcome New Members
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1200 South Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601
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Cadillac, MI 49601
989-775-7226
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Data track 2015 and 2016
Wexford County
Labor Force
Employment
Unemployment
Rate

Jan. 16 Feb. 16
14,474 14,558
13,576 13,634
898
924
6.2%
6.3%

Mar. 16 April 16 May 16 June 15 July 15 Aug. 15 Sept. 15 Oct. 15 Nov. 15 Dec. 15
14,549
14,465 14,612
15,003 14,850 14,598
14,386 14,370 14,412 14,541
13,615
13,688 13,885
13,990 13,830 13,805
13,637 13,599 13,679 13,775
934
777
727
1,013
1,020
793
749
771
733
766
6.4%
5.4%
5.0%
6.8%
6.9%
5.4%
5.2%
5.4%
5.1%
5.0%

Missaukee County Jan. 16 Feb. 16
Labor Force
6,867
6,978
Employment
6,405
6,473
Unemployment
462
505
Rate
6.7%
7.2%

Mar. 16 April 16 May 16 June 15 July 15 Aug. 15 Sept. 15 Oct. 15 Nov. 15 Dec. 15
7,032
6,951
7,014
7,400
7,337
7,217
7,095
6,972
6,887
6,962
6,524
6,547
6,676
6,915
6,862
6,851
6,752
6,632
6,575
6,614
508
404
338
485
475
366
343
340
312
348
7.2%
5.8%
4.8%
6.6%
6.5%
5.1%
4.8%
4.9%
4.5%
5.3%

For more information go online to www.cadillac.org/discover/about_LaborActivity.htm

Investing in the
Local Community.

At Mercantile Bank we’re committed to strengthening business here in the Cadillac
area. Over the past year we have financed numerous construction projects, helping
businesses to develop and expand. All of this impacts new job creation and
promotes economic prosperity which helps to build a stronger community.
Moving business forward, it’s just another way Mercantile is
Here to get you there.®
Member FDIC

231.775.9000 - Downtown Cadillac
231.779.8954 - Cadillac North
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Chamber of Commerce
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Cadillac, MI 49601-1874

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care of the
company
you keep.

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insurance solution to protect the overall health and well-being of your employees.
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