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Chamber Business

Cadillac Area

Magazine
A Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Publication Second QUARTER 2017

A Cadillac Tradition
40 Years & Counting...
Mission Statement

A Season of Change
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.

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

Doug DeYoung, Vice Chair
Consumers Energy

Trent Mulder, Treasurer
Baird, Cotter & Bishop, PC.

Kelly Smith, Past Chair
I would like to take a moment
and introduce myself. I’m David
Miller, the new President of
the Cadillac Area Chamber of
Baker College of Cadillac Commerce. I hope that we have already
had a chance to meet, but if not, I would
Kelly Cater,
Groupe Beneteau love to meet with you and talk about
your Chamber. My predecessor served
Karl Marcusse,
PADNOS for 18 years, and laid a great founda-
tion for where the Chamber is heading,
Don Schepers,
Schepers Agency, Inc. but under new leadership there will be
changes. That is why I have titled this
Jennifer Brown,
Cadillac Area Public Schools message “A Season of Change”. It is my tionships because at the end of the
slogan for the year. I trust you will give day, it is those relationships that mat-
Stephen King,
Law Office of King & King me this year to meet with as many peo- ter and allow you to get things accom-
ple as possible and listen to your con- plished. Today I’m starting fresh, with
Tim Knaggs,
Fekete Knaggs & Burr Insurance cerns, your ideas and your praises as no relational capital with any of you,
they relate to the Chamber, and I trust but my goal is to build that capital, to
Dan Minor,
Cadillac Castings, Inc. there will be plenty of each. make great relationships that help the
First, a little about me. I am 52 years Cadillac area, and in particular the
Tonya Smith,
Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hosptial old, and my wife Cheryl and I will cele- business community of Cadillac to
brate our 29th Anniversary in May. Our grow and thrive.
Pete Stalker,
Mercantile Bank of Michigan 17 year old daughter is also relocating I don’t have all of the answers; many
to Cadillac and we have three other of the answers are in your heads. Let’s
Brian Williams,
Blue Heron Café & Bakery adult children. We are in the process of talk. I want to hear why your organiza-
purchasing a home here in Cadillac. I tion is a Chamber member. Why you
CHAMBER STAFF have spent the past 17 years working joined, what you expect out of your
David Miller, President as an Economic Developer in the State membership, what you are getting, and
president@cadillac.org of Michigan and have worked in sev- what you aren’t getting. Remember it is
Mike Acosta, Great Start Consultant eral communities, including Jackson a Season of Change, so let’s talk about
macosta@wmisd.org
County, Mason County and Northwest ideas that will transform the Chamber
Deb Gillies, Leadership Director/Accountant
leadership@cadillac.org Ottawa County. In each stop, I have and the community as a whole. Call me
Amanda Downey, Administrative Assistant worked closely with the local Chamber, at 231-775-9776 ext. 102 or email me at
info@cadillac.org and for the past 10 years, as a Chamber president@cadillac.org and let’s enjoy
Paula Jasper, Director of Membership Services employee. I’m used to building rela- this season!
membership@cadillac.org
Kent Wood, Director of Government Relations
kentw@tcchamber.org
Website:www.cadillac.org David Miller,
Printer: Pleasant Graphics Chamber President
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.

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

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Visionary Partners:

Leadership Learning Series
Members of the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce converged on Cherry
Grove Event Center to hear Dr. Sherene McHenry, international speaker and
author. Those who attended were glad they did! Dr. McHenry provided
information and tools on how to
maximize your workforce rock stars
and what to do about the slackers!
Leaders and individuals must learn
to balance or ... burnout, the
choice is yours.

Special thanks to our sponsors,
Rexair LLC, VanDrie Home
Furnishings and Consumers Energy.

Business Directory
MUNSON HEALTHCARE
Cadillac Hospital
Concrete Construction Construction
Services: Services Edward Dracht
• Structural Concrete President

DRACHTDesign
CONSTRUCTION CO.
• Site Concrete
• Concrete Pumping
• Telebelt • Excavation • Build • Contracting
• Reinforcing Serving the greater Cadillac area since 1972.
Locations in Allendale & McBain • Polished Concrete Butler Steel buildings • CONVENTIONAL FRAMED BUILDINGS
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Grand Rapids, MI 49534 email: ed@drachtconstruction.com fax: (231) 825-0038
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AT&T
Bella Rose Rehabilitation
231-468-3559 Walkley Agency of Cadillac
Fax 231-468-3061 919 N. Mitchell -Ste. B
and Aquatic Center
231-468-3560 Cadillac, MI 49601 BorgWarner Thermal Systems
rjwalkley@aaamichigan.com
Renee Walkley B&P Manufacturing
Contact Us (231) 577-2080 Membership • Travel
Insurance • Financial Services
Agency Principal
Cadillac Area Public Schools
Consumers Energy
Construction Excavating DTE Energy
Fekete Knaggs & Burr Insurance Agency
Dispatch
Jason Bigelow CJ’s EXCAVATING, INC. FIAMM Technologies LLC
231.878.9023 Fifth Third Bank
Office • STONE - GRAVEL • GRADING & • FILL DIRT ITC
Megan Schepers • BACKHOE WORK BULLDOZING • SEWER &
• SUBDIVISION & • BASEMENTS WATER Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Redi-Mix & Construction Materials 616.677.0053
LAND DEVELOPMENT • EARTH MOVING Michigan Rubber Products, Inc
Plant Location Mailing Address (231) 775-1773 Rexair LLC
10429 West Watergate Rd. 10578 Linden Dr. NW (231) 775-0703 Fax
Cadillac, MI 49601 Grand Rapids, MI 49534 9051 E. 48-1/2 RD. • CADILLAC Walmart Supercenter Store
SHOP - JUNCTION OF M-115 & US-131
Visit us at www. CallahanSupply.com Bonded & Insured Wexford-Missaukee ISD

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Thank you!
The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce
40th Annual Governor’s Breakfast
The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce
would like to acknowledge the following for
their support, talent, and volunteerism:
2017 Cadillac Leadership Class, Cadillac Area Chamber
Ambassadors, Cadillac Area Public Schools, Cadillac Armory,
Cooley High School, Evergreen Resort, Sam’s Club,
Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center, and
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan

Sponsors Chemical Bank
Consumers Energy
ITC
McCurdy, Wotila & Porteous PC
9&10 News/Fox 32 DK Design Group Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Avon Automotive Don’s Auto Clinic/Highpoint Auto Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital
Avon Protection Systems, Inc. DTE Energy Piranha Hose Products, Inc.
B&P Manufacturing FIAMM Technologies LLC Rexair LLC
Baker College of Cadillac Groupe Beneteau Star Truck Rentals, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Law Offices of King & King Wolverine Power Cooperative
Network of MI Fox Motors of Cadillac
BorgWarner Thermal Systems Huntington Bank Our sponsors make it possible
Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau for students from the Wexford-
Cadillac Casting, Inc. Missaukee Intermediate School
Cadillac News District to attend the breakfast.
Cadillac Tire Center

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Snyder: Cadillac is a
microcosm of the state
Michigan’s economic drivers: tourism, industry and
agriculture can all be found in the Cadillac area

A new venue, a new chamber president and a familiar message for the rate of increase of income as well as No. 1 in the region for the
were all part of the 40th annual Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce number of net inbound residents with bachelor’s degrees.
Governor’s Breakfast this year. “I want any young person with (an) associate (degree), a certificate
Whether it was the auto industry, tourism or agriculture, Snyder said or a high school degree to stay,” he said.
the state has been moving forward positively, and he said Cadillac is a At last year’s breakfast, Snyder mentioned three commissions that
unique community because it is a microcosm of all three of those things. were formed to look at the future of infrastructure, the 21st-century
Much like last year, Snyder focused on the rebound Michigan has educational system and the 21st-century economy.
experienced during his tenure holding the state’s top office. Snyder “We had the lost decade because we got lazy. The world changed
reiterated it is very important the state not get complacent or content and we didn’t,” he said. “Let’s learn from that and not do it again.
with its new-found success but also was willing to acknowledge things Opportunities are waiting for us,” Snyder said.
are a lot better than they were. While there are many good things happening in the state and the
About 500,000 jobs have been created, and as a result, the state is Cadillac area, Snyder said after the breakfast there are many issues
ranked No. 1 in the Great Lakes States for job creation and No. 6 that are being worked on in Lansing, including the slow rate of wage
nationally. He also said the state ranks No. 1 in the Great Lakes region increase in Northern Michigan and the Cadillac area.

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When it comes to wage discrepancy in the region, Snyder said as a state and in the
Cadillac area, job seekers and employers need to be aligning with what the new areas
of growth are.
That means making sure there is training to fill jobs where there is the most need.
That also doesn’t mean a person has to go to college, but the days of not having some
training after high school graduation are over. He added the Wexford-Missaukee
Intermediate School District as well as the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center
do a great job and need to be supported.
He also talked about the epidemic gripping the state when it comes to heroin and
opioid abuse.
“We are trying to work on all those issues. It is one of the things where we are try-
ing to do a statewide policy and then collaborate with local partners,” he said. “If you
look at opioid abuse, it is a problem in every corner of Michigan.”
Snyder pointed to the Michigan Automated Prescription System as a key tool in the
fight against opioid abuse.
The Michigan Automated Prescription System is the prescription monitoring pro-
gram for the state of Michigan that is used to identify and prevent drug diversion at
the prescriber, pharmacy and patient levels. It does that by collecting Schedule 2-5
controlled substances dispensed by pharmacies and practitioners.
The collection of this prescription information allows medical professionals to
query this data for patient-specific reports, which allow a review of the patient’s
Schedules 2-5 controlled substance prescription records. This enables the practitio-
ner to determine if patients are receiving controlled substances from other providers
and to assist in the prevention of prescription drug abuse.
“That is a huge improvement,” he said. “We are getting like two or three second
responses now on people putting in inquiries, so that is something that will be a very
large benefit. The other thing is educating the public about being much smarter on
the whole topic and what can be done to reduce it.”

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Cadillac Leadership Class 2016-2017
Article submitted by: Shaina Squires,
Principal, Cadillac High School

Proudly Sponsored by:

Cadillac Leadership Class visits the New Hope Shelter and Club Cadillac on Health and
Human Services Day and The Wexford Country Sheriff Department on Justice Day.
According to Business News Daily there are many different ways to
define leadership (March, 2017). At the heart however, leadership is
the ability to draw people together and to inspire those around you to
bring about positive change. For me, the Cadillac Leadership program
achieved this goal and more.
As a member of the 2016-2017 leadership group, I have been pro-
vided the unique opportunity to meet and work with the amazing
individuals of my cohort and learn about the passionate community
I now call home. Each month, we have been given the chance to hear,
see and experience the industries and people who day in and day out
believe in this city, striving in their own individual ways to positively
impact and improve the fine city of Cadillac.
And now, on the tail end of this experience, I am thankful for the bers towards continuously improving the City of Cadillac.
connections made and for the legacy of leadership being grown from Thank you to Deb Gillies and the Chamber for providing such a rich
within. I am excited to watch our project open up opportunities for all and powerful way to draw people together and inspiring those around
people to access our waters. Moreover, as Principal of the high school, us to bring about positive change.
I look forward to expanding my role as leader and commit to finding “11 Ways to Define Leadership,” by Jennifer Post, Business News
ways to bring together our students, parents and community mem- Daily; March 29, 2017.

Direction, Success, Leadership…
Be a building block of
the 27th Leadership Class!
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 2017-2018 class.
Scholarship funding may be available to non-profit organization employees and sole proprietors.
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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February 2017
Rise Up! Cadillac

Hosted by: Sponsored by: Sponsored by:
Munson Healthcare Autumnwood Chemical Bank
Cadillac Hospital of McBain

2nd Quarter

Health Tip: Benefits of Aquatic Therapy
Hydrostatic Pressure: Beca
use water is denser than
air, it exerts more pressure on you
as you enter it than you’re
used it. This concept forces the hear
t and lungs to work harder
because the chest cavity is under pres
sure.
Resistance: One of the biggest
benefits is the constant
resistance water offers compared
to air. Being forced to exert
more energy to perform accustom
ed motions helps tone
atrophied muscles faster by using
more muscle fibers. It also
helps to minimize the fear of falling
Muscle Relaxation: Warm wate
r helps to dilate blood
vessels, improving circulation to the
muscles.
Fun Environment: Swimmin
g and other water sports
are considered fun. Although phys
ical therapy is designed to
rehabilitate the body, it can also bene
fit the mind.

MARCH 2017
Rise Up! Cadillac
Hosted by:
Wexford-Missaukee
Career Technical Center

Sponsored by:
Evergreen
Resort

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Welcome Ambassador Club
New Members Ribbon Cuttings
Active Chiropractic of Cadillac
Dr. Jacob Brown
119 North Shelby Street, Cadillac, MI 49601
231-746-7846 • www.activecadillac.com
Biggby Cadillac
Demorest Law Firm, PLLC
Michael Hayes
140 Paluster Street, Cadillac, MI 49601
231-920-1999 • www.dermolaw.com

Kelgraphics
110 West River Street, Cadillac, MI 49601
231-775-2313 • www.kelgraphics.com

Maveric Mechanical & Plumbing, INC.
Elijah Hoffert
2113 South 33 Road, Cadillac, MI 49601
231-920-7599 • www.mavericmechanical.com

Miracle-Ear
Scott Seel Sears Hometown Store
1927 North Mitchell Street, Cadillac, MI 49601
231-779-0585 • jscott@valleyhearing.com

My Community Dental Centers
521 Cobb Street, Cadillac, MI 49601
231-775-7662 • www.mydental.org

Out the Door Rent to Own, LLC
Kevin Baker
1041 North Mitchell Street, Cadillac, MI 49601
231-775-0024 • www.outthedoorrental.com

Syscom Business Technologies
Brandon Clous
2124 Logan Valley Road, Traverse City, MI 46684
231-946-1411 • www.syscombusinesstechnologies.com

The White Agency Passage North
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2017
Annual
Meeting

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Dinner
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
A Season
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5:30PM Reception
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Blarney Stone
Broadcasting Wins Award Nathan Toennies Joins
Blarney Stone Broadcasting is one of 12 companies from around the
state selected to receive the Michigan Small Business Development
Springfield Roofing
Center’s Best Small Business Award.
These companies were chosen from more than 5,500 small businesses Nathan Toennies recent-
that the Michigan SBDC provided with confidential counseling in 2016. ly joined the Springfield
The Best Small Business award recipients were identified based on their team as an Engineering
success in creating jobs, increasing sales, improving their business strat- Technician for the growing
egy and their involvement with the Michigan SBDC. SmartAnchor division.  His
tasks include designing and
implementing custom fall
protection solutions.  He

Staircase Youth Services
has a Bachelor’s of Science
in mechanical engineering
from Ohio State University
Receives Grant and minored in Biomedical
Engineering. Originally from
Bay Village, Ohio, Toennies now resides in the Traverse
The Cadillac Area Community Foundation has awarded Staircase Youth City area with his wife, Hillary, who is starting her
Services a $10,000 grant to serve homeless youth in Wexford County. career as an audiologist. In his free time, Toennies
These dollars will be used to provide safe housing and specific needs to enjoys most outdoor activities including hunting, fish-
this vulnerable population. Homeless youth will receive up to 18 months ing, camping, gardening and woodworking.
of safe housing as well as weekly case management and life skills training.
Community support from the foundation will allow the agency to continue
this vital service during a difficult financial period.

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Cadillac Area Public Schools Wolverine Power
Celebrates First Catering Cooperative
Service Team Scholarship Dinner Hires Professional
Two scholarships for Cadillac Area students will be instated in 2017 as a
Communicators
result of yearlong fundraising activities by the Cadillac Area Public Schools-
Chartwells Catering Team. An inaugural Scholarship Dinner was held at
Cadillac High School and raised nearly $1,900.00 for the fund. James A. Curtis has been hired as
The event featured a buffet dinner prepared by the Cadillac Area Schools Wolverine’s Director of Communications and
Catering Team, a silent auction, farm-to-school and Nutrislice menu app Brittany Kielbasa will serve as Wolverine’s
demonstrations, and musical performance by the Kenwood Guitar Club. Communications Specialist. Mr. Curtis will be
Dinner service included appetizers made by culinary students from the responsible for defining and implementing strate-
WexfordMissaukee Career Technical Center (WMCTC), carved inside round, gies to communicate Wolverine’s Mission, Vision,
artichoke stuffed chicken breasts, seafood alfredo, roasted vegetables and and Core Values, along with key internal and
Cadillac School Café’s signature dessert, Dirt Cups. external messages while advancing the strategic
The Dirt Cups have special meaning, as up to now the sale of these home- priorities of Wolverine and its member organiza-
made treats has been the sole source of funding for the Scholarship. The tions. Ms. Kielbasa will be responsible for build-
Catering Team brainstormed Friday night’s dinner event, visited local busi- ing, supporting, and developing key internal and
nesses for support and spent countless hours of personal time picking up and external messages and communications prod-
arranging items, planning, preparing and serving the dinner on Friday. ucts to advance Wolverine’s members’ interests.
“The Scholarship Fund looks to be in reach of our initial $5,000 goal with Mr. Curtis most recently served as Marketing
seed money for next year,” said Cadillac-Chartwells Chef Goldie Beebe, “we Manager for McLaren Greater Lansing while Ms.
are so very proud of our team and the partnership with the school and local Kielbasa was most recently employed at Heritage
community.” Broadcasting as a Media Consultant.

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L.E.A.D. and L.E.A.D. JR. Youth Leadership events
hosted by Cadillac Leadership and the Kettunen Center

Data track 2016
Wexford County Jan. 16 Feb. 16 Mar. 16 April 16 May 16 June 16 July 16 Aug. 16 Sept. 16 Oct. 16 Nov. 16 Dec. 16
Labor Force 14,474 14,558 14,549 14,465 14,612 14,677 14,560 14,504 14,289 14,175 14,347 14,486
Employment 13,576 13,634 13,615 13,688 13,885 13,923 13,702 13,773 13,638 13,480 13,677 13,711
Unemployment 898 924 934 777 727 754 858 731 651 695 670 775
Rate 6.2% 6.3% 6.4% 5.4% 5.0% 5.1% 5.9% 5.0% 4.6% 4.9% 4.7% 5.3%

Missaukee County Jan. 16 Feb. 16 Mar. 16 April 16 May 16 June 16 July 16 Aug. 16 Sept. 16 Oct. 16 Nov. 16 Dec. 16
Labor Force 6,867 6,978 7,032 6,951 7,014 7,119 7,189 7,058 6,917 6,729 6,813 6,885
Employment 6,405 6,473 6,524 6,547 6,676 6,760 6,790 6,719 6,625 6,417 6,529 6,539
Unemployment 462 505 508 404 338 359 399 339 292 312 284 346
Rate 6.7% 7.2% 7.2% 5.8% 4.8% 5.0% 5.6% 4.8% 4.2% 4.6% 4.2% 5.0%
For more information go online to www.cadillac.org/discover/about_LaborActivity.htm

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