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Cadillac Area

A Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Publication

Business Magazine
November/December 2011 Volume 17-NO. 6

Managing aa
generation of
in the
the workplace
See pages 6 & 7
Mission Statement
The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce is a visible
business leader that advocates and drives business Visionary Partners:
opportunities. Through business alliances, we are a
catalyst for our membership and provide a persuasive
regional voice benefiting our communities.

Meet the Board

Katy Huckle, Chair
Northwestern Bank 775-9077
An early, but important investment
Dean DeKryger, Vice Chair
The DK Design Group 779-4002 On October 14, as part of our Lecture ies have found similar conclusions includ-
Scott Hunter, Treasurer Luncheon Series, Doug Luciani, President ing a 2009 study of the State of Michigan by
Baird, Cotter & Bishop, PC. 775-9789 and CEO of the Traverse Area Chamber of economists at Wilder Research that found
Mickey Putman, Past Executive Director Commerce, presented on the resolute prem- that our state saves $1.15 billion per year
Central Professional Services Inc. 775-3458
ise that growing business and community is because of past investments in prekinder-
Eric Baker
Wolverine Power Cooperative 775-5700 fundamentally rooted to investing in children garten programs.
Dennis Benson birth to five. Why should business care about Your Chamber often facilitates coopera-
Dennis H. Benson, PLC 876-9405 Early Childhood? Children attending quality tive outreach to business, education, and
Kelly Cater early childhood programs are more likely as government. Investing in our earliest learn-
Rec Boat Holdings 775-1351 ers is a critical aspect of our program of
adults to be gainfully employed, more likely
Jon Catlin to have higher rates of productivity at work work, simply because business and com-
Chemical Bank 775-6151
and less likely to be on welfare along with munity stand to benefit long-term by this
Bill Cinco
The Trend Designers 775-5711 other societal savings. The Cadillac Area investment, by this focus and hopefully by
David Cox Chamber of Commerce and the Traverse our leadership example.
Wexford-Missaukee ISD 876-2260 City Area Chamber of Commerce believe so What can business and community do
Mike Hamner strongly in investing in our earliest learners, to support early childhood initiatives? For
Avon Protection Systems, Inc. 779-6200
that both organizations house Great Start starters, family friendly workplaces do mat-
Dr. Kyle Hogg
Dental Health Professionals 775-9797 employees in our respective buildings. ter. It is probably safe to assume that par-
Melody Hurley There is a clear correlation that invest- ents will not perform as well at work, if
Walmart Supercenter Store 775-8778 ment in children between ages birth to five they are worried about their children. Not
Brian Jones is an investment with a big return upside. every business can provide schedule flex-
Willow Mercantile LLC 468-2682
The Institute of Competitive Workforce, ibility, family friendly incentives and not
Bill Kring every business has parenting employees.
9 & 10 News 775-3478 a nonprofit, non partisan affiliate of the
Paul Liabenow
United States Chamber of Commerce However, promoting and educating employ-
Cadillac Area Public Schools 876-5000 released a report last year, that affirmed two ees and family members on this critical
important conclusions: Early Childhood investment can be done by everyone from
is a critical issue for many United States the business owner to the community lead-
Bill Tencza, President Chamber members and investing in high- er to the neighbor next store. Business and
quality early learning programs for children community are dependent on it.
Doreen Lanc, Director of Membership Services yield high returns. The research concluded
Deb Gillies, Leadership Director/Accountant that every dollar invested today, saves from anywhere from $2.50 to as much as $17 in
Amanda Hamilton, Administrative Assistant future years. Other economic research stud- Bill TeNcza, Chamber President
Doug DeYoung, Senior Director of Government Relations
Annie Shetler, BTA Coordinator
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2011-2012 Leadership class builds important bonds
By Kelly Smith, Tina Champion, Kris Barcey, Bill Panasiewicz
and Andrea Herman
The 2011-12 Cadillac Leadership group came together
for their opening retreat on September 15 and 16 at the
Kettenun Center.
Twenty-four community members comprise this group and
they spent the two days getting to know one another. The
Kettenun Center provided a great fall setting even though
the temperature was pretty cool. Several speakers were part
of the two-day event and many team-building activities were
provided that allowed the group to build trust and respect
for one another.
Other speakers shared information on how to run meet-
ings, get along with others, and to pay it forward. During
the evening events, which usually are comprised of an out-
door bonfire, this group was driven inside by the cold and
a large group of very active teenagers at the outside bonfire.
But being creative and ingenious they made the gathering
room with fireplace a cozy place to share who they were and
why they were glad to be part of the leadership group. It was
evident that there was a strong connection to families, faith
and community amongst the group. Some tears were shed
and much laughter was generated.
With this opportunity to get to know one another the group
has already established bonds that will grow stronger as
the year progresses. They have been busy determining their
Team building activites at the Kettenun Center. class project and eager to get started on their future efforts.

Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce - November/December 2011 3

Joining forces to promote
early childhood education
By Mardi Suhs
The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce and
the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce
have joined forces to promote the advantages of
early childhood education.
In addition, each chamber has teamed with
educational leaders to make sure their commu-
nities become aware of the long-term benefits
of making an investment in the education of
children so they are ready for kindergarten.
Our two chambers are very passionate about
why this has to happen, stated Cadillacs
Chamber President Bill Tencza. Those attend-
ing quality early programs are more likely to be
gainfully employed as adults, more likely to have
higher productivity at work and less likely to be
on welfare. It reduces societal costs overall.
To help them promote this message, both
the Cadillac and Traverse City Chambers of
Commerce now house Great Start employees in
their buildings.
Mike Acosta, co-coordinator of the Wexford-
Missaukee Area Great Start Collaborative, recently moved his office to Douglas Luciani, guest speaker at the recent lecture luncheon, discusses early childhood
222 N. Lake St. education with Scott Crosby, superintendent of the Wexford-Missaukee and Manistee ISDs.
We are trying to engage the community, he stated. The busi-
ness leaders are influential and we want to make sure that they are


2011 CTS
Acosta emphasized that Great Start is not simply an educational
project but a community economic workforce development program.
At the recent lecture luncheon held at Baker College, the President
and CEO of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce. Douglas
Luciani, showed how a study commissioned by the Great Start Grand
Traverse Bay/Manistee Collaborative revealed how early childhood WAGON
education could save the region millions of dollars by investing in
these areas: early care and education, support for parents, pediatric
and family health, and social and emotional health.
The study also suggested that for every dollar spent on early child-
hood education, there is a $6 return.
If we choose not to invest in early childhood, Luciani told his audi- CTS-WAGON
ence, if we dont spend what it takes to get these kids ready for kin-
dergarten, by grades three and four they start getting into trouble.
Once kids get behind they are at risk to drop out of school. That puts
them at risk of living in poverty.
Luciani noted that Michigan spends almost $2 billion a year on the
incarceration of prisoners. Munson Medical Center spends $50 mil-
lion a year on bad debt and charity and Grand Traverse County spends >>>
$200 to help people through the Department of Human Services.
He believes that giving kids an early educational start will reduce all
of these numbers.
This is not a political issue, he stressed. This is an economic devel-
opment issue. Thats why we are involved. Its the least expensive way
to address the long-term economic needs of Michigan. Theres noth-
ing else we can invest in with the same return as quickly. South End Business US-131, Exit 177, Cadillac
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ness, education and government on this issue, the community could
reap long-term benefits.

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Managing a
generation of differences in the workplace
Bob is working late and no one else is in the building. He starts to fume, across the four generations, it is important to leverage strengths of indi-
that young co-worker of his has left over an hour ago. How can they do viduals.
that just leave when there is so much that still needs to be done, he Members of Baby Boomers have been characterized as the live to
mutters under his breath. work generation, while Millennials value work, but also value many
The 20-something left the office at 5 p.m. ready to meet up with friends. other things in life. A Millennial and a Baby Boomer could easily clash
She couldnt understand why Bob was still at the office. Doesnt he have because of their respective generational values.
a life? she says. Many employees fit quite neatly into their generations description,
That generation, they both say shaking their heads. Wilson said. On the other hand, there are unique individuals who fit a
Something can be said about the differences in generations and how different generations description because of, for example, their parents
they approach life and work. Sometimes those differences do not always age. Knowing the actual generational fit allows a manager to motivate
mesh. through those sets of values, preferences and desires.
If you are a manager or business owner, getting the different genera- Knowing the differences and then finding the strengths of each indi-
tions on the same page is key to a successful business. But before you can vidual is key to a manager or business owner in maximizing productivity.
get everyone on the same page it is a good idea to know the differences in Remembering individual employees are also part of a generational cul-
the employees may be because of the era they were raised in. ture will help guide managers in assigning projects, identifying members
On the following page is a breakdown of the Silent Generation, for teams within a department or organization, and finding solutions or
Generation X, Baby Boomers and Mellennials. developing the next innovation by unharnessing the talents of the right
Getting to know what motivates the different generations is a start in individual or combination of individuals, Wilson said.
getting them to fit better in your organization. On the flip side, employees also need to educate themselves about who
Managing generational differences requires understanding and appre- they report to as well as who they work with, Wilson said.
ciating the culture of each generation, said Eileen M. Wilson, Ph.D., Managers can provide training and development opportunities so
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Education and Academic Services at employees also learn to appreciate and learn to work with multiple gen-
Michigan State University. There is a culture to each generation, influ- erations in the workplace, Wilson said. Employees also need to take
enced and shaped by historical events during their first 16 to 20 years, initiative to learn about generational differences in the workplace; they
how parents of a particular generation raised and nurtured children, and will ultimately benefit from this, by promoting their own success because
collectively what a generation shapes in society. To successfully manage they will work more effectively with their superiors and co-workers.

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The Silent Generation (or Great Generation) Generation X
born after 1922 and before 1945 born between 1965 and 1979
Their common experiences are understanding the hardships of the The first generation to be told they will not be as financially suc-
Depression, experiences World War II and the Korean War cessful as their parents and that college is no guarantee for career
Described as focusing on producing a quality product and working success
until the job is complete They believe in working smart; the sweat is gone
They take charge, and have a strong work ethic Because the future holds no guarantees, their workplace attitude has
They measure success in a job well done and the respect they receive been described as carpe diem
(not from tangible goods) Their work ethic is measured by productivity
They hold a sense of optimism about the workplace and the return on They are independent workers and like control at work
hard work They respect knowledge and are very information driven
They value security They dislike working in teams; they tend to be skeptical about work
They are loyal, often working for an organization (and often a large because they perceive it as extremely competitive
organization) for 35-40 years

Baby Boomers Millennials

born between 1946 and 1964 born between 1980 and 2000
Known as the live to work generation Their common experiences are the explosion of media and IT, the
Their common experience is the Vietnam War, the moon landing, death of Princess Diana, and the gulf Wars
Kennedys assassination, the Civil Rights movement, and entering They desire strong leadership; they have been coddled and expect
the bad economy of the 70s and 80s the same in the workplace.
Described as very hard workers, driven, independent and self-sufficient Their parents have been very involved in their lives and over-super-
They hold a strong belief system based on the value of work ethic; vised them (and still supervise them as adult children)
they believe work ethic+intelligence+education= success They want supervisors to be their friends, role model and parent
They define work ethic in terms of hours and they compete against They expect work to be fun and to be highly interactive
each other, recognizing it is an employers market They have difficulty making decisions because of being over-supervised,
Boomers demand equality (civil rights, women rights) and equal but they also feel they should be able to do anything and everything.
opportunity They are open to sharing and desire access to information; they
Visibility is very important to Boomers (they need to be seen working value knowledge
hard, long hours) They desire a lot of interaction /direct supervision, with a lot of feedback
They acclimate very well to different cultures Work is only one of several things of equal importance in their lives.
They work for retirement and security Loyalty is to ones self

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Friday, October Save the D ate:

14, 2011 Leadership Learning
Lecture Luncheon Baker College of Ca
Series Noon - 3PM
dillac Student Cent
held at Baker College of
Cadillac Student Center
January 26, 2012
April 26, 2012 Ju
ne 21, 2012
Growing Business
Building Commun
Investing in Childre
Birth to Five
Presented By: Douglas Lu
Save the Date
President & CEO November
Traverse City Area
Chamber of Commerce 9 Rise Up! Cadillac 7AM
Hosted By: Mercy Hospital Cadillac
Recap of this presen
tation is on page 4
11 Women in Business Luncheon Noon - 1:15PM
Why Not Me?
Presented By: Raeann Dunlop,
9, 2011 motivational speaker, author and consultant
Friday, September
Lecture Luncheon
Lakeside Charlies

Cadillac Student Center

held at Baker College of
18 Lecture Luncheon Noon - 1:15PM
Presented By:
Lee Richards, President & CEO of Avon Automotive
The Role of Baker College of Cadillac Student Center

Media in Your
Community December
Presented By: 7-8 L.E.A.D & L.E.A.D. JR.
Kevin Dunaway, News Leadership youth workshops
Director of 9&10 News For more information contact Deb Gillies @ 231-775-9776
& Chris Huckle, Publish
of Cadillac News
9 Women in Business Luncheon Noon - 1:15PM
Its a She Economy keep up!
Presented By: Annie Shetler, Business Consultant
Lakeside Charlies

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Healthy Tip:
Rise Up! Cadillac Stay mentally active to
improve brain health
There is a lot we can do to keep
our brains healthy and potentiall
prevent or lessen the cog niti ve
decline that often comes with agin
Mentally stimulating act ivit ies
strengthen brain cells and the
connections between them, and
may even create new nerve cell
g a new skill
Activities such as learnin
cro ssw ord
or language, working on
puzzles, taking classes, and lear
llen ge and
how to dance can help cha
ctio nin g.
maintain your mental fun
Hosted by:
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in business
a program of the Cadillac
Area Chamber of Commerce
Luncheons held at Lakeside Charles Noon-1:15pm
Sponsored by:
Care Net of Cadillac November 11, 2011
Why Not? Me!
Raeann Dunlop motivational speaker, author
of why not? and consultant presents career
relationships, focusing on what is in your control
in both your personal and professional life.
December 9, 2011
Its a she economy keep up!
Annie Shetler, Business Consultant presents
leadership within your business and community, social
media, marketing, surviving seasonal sales and why
ant, accepts a check
Mike Acosta, Great Start Consult networking is important to your business career.
of Consumers Energy.
for $20,000 from Bob Gluszewski
ers Ene rgy Foundation
The money from Con
the Wex ford Mis saukee Early February 10, 2012
is a matching fund
Childhood Scholarship Program. Experience Life at a Higher Level
Bonnie Liabenow, author Excellence with Simple
Elegance, teacher and Vice President of Core
Deadline for the January/February 2012
Communication presents personal goal setting, goal
Cadillac Area Business Magazine is
acquisition and time management.
December 09, 2011. Share your
business/organization news!

Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce - November/December 2011 9

19th Annual
Greater Cadillac Area Thank you to ouryou
Thank Expo Partner,
to our Expo Partner,
Business Thank you Exhibitors
Expo Sponsors & Exhibitors
Expo Sponsors & Exhibitors

for participating in the
for participating in the
for participating in the
We Rock!
Area Business Expo

9&10 News

Exit Realty Greater Cadillac

Advanced Optometry Firstbank Cadillac

Airway Oxygen
Foster Brothers Transfer & Storage

of McBain
Fox 32

Technology Group
Fox Motors
of Cadillac

Baker College
of Cadillac

Baird Cotter
& Bishop, P.C., C.P.A.s
Great Lakes
Electrical Solutions Inc.

Belle Oakes
Living Center
Great Start

& Lake to Lake Transport

Hansen Collision

Blick Dillon Insurance

Highpoint Cadillac GMC

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home

Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry PLLC Huron-Manistee National Forest

Builders & Remodelers of Greater NW MI Integrity Business Solutions LLC

Business Networking International (BNI) Lakeview Lutheran

Cadillac After Hours

Clinic Little Caesars
of Cadillac
Area Community Foundation
Area Industrial Group:
Mitchell Investment Advisors, LLC

Mobility Systems Mercy Hospital Cadillac

Avon Automotive
MI Small Business

Avon Protection Systems

& Technology Development Center

BorgWarner Thermal Systems

Mix 96 Cadillacs Oldies Station 93.7

B&P Manufacturing

Northern Quality Dental

Cadillac Casting Inc.

Northwest Michigan Works!

FIAMM Technologies, LLC

Northwestern Bank

Rubber Products
Northwestern Michigan College

Piranha Hose Products, Inc.

Orrin A. Sprague Agency, Inc.

Rec Boat
Holdings, LLC
Padnos Iron & Metal Company

Rexair, LLC

PDS (Pioneer Directory Services)

Cadillac Area Public Schools
Pine Grove Athletic Club

Cadillac Area YMCA
PHC (Pioneering Healthy Communities)

Cadillac Eye
Clinic, P.C. RE/MAX Central

Cadillac Java & Ice Cream
Sams Club

Cadillac News

Manistee, Ludington, Cadillac

Cadillac Urology Practice

Springfield Roofing

CareLinc Home Medical

Star Truck Rentals

Chemical Bank
Strong Tower

Citizens Bank
Sunnyside Senior Living

Banker-Schmidt Realtors
The Sweet
Curry Assisted Living & Memory Care Wexford County Road Commission

Custer Workplace Interiors Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center
you to our expo committee, Willowvolunteers,
and Ambassador

Dynamic Physical Therapy Mercantile

Elite Medical
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Cadillac Area Business Expo a Success!

Thank you to our expo committee, volunteers, and Ambassador
Club members, for all your hard work to make this years
Thank you to our expo committee,
volunteers, and Ambassador Club members, for all
your hard work Greater
to make this years Greater Cadillac
Cadillac AreaArea Business
Business Expo
Expo a Success!
a Success!

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Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce - November/December 2011 11
Baker College Of Ride for a Cause raises $2700 for Oasis
Cadillac Student Wins Pine Grove Athletic Club hosted the Ride for a Cause event
on Saturday, September 10, 2011, in conjunction with United
National Tutor Award Way to benefit Cadillac Area OASIS/Family Resource Center.
The event was a huge success - $2700 was raised! OASIS is
Janice Elmore, a student excited to receive this donation and will use the money at its
at Baker College of Cadillac, shelter to improve external lighting and to enhance security.
is the recipient of a 2011 Thank you Pine Grove Athletic Club, United Way and all the
Outstanding Tutor Award from Riders who participated in this event!
the College Reading and Learning
Association (CRLA). As part of
the award, Elmore received $250 New Image Hair Salon
and a plaque.
Janice truly believes in the power of a good educa- Stylist Completes Program
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cessful college students, said Tammy Kangas, Baker Kristin Robidoux completed the Redken Specialist Program to become a
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Chamber Building
Chamber Building Repair Campaign Update

Repair Campaign
Our members recently received a letter asking you, our member investors, if you would consider a
contribution to the 2011/2012 Chamber Building Repair Campaign. Our 20 year old building is in need
We are reaching out to members of the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce, to ask
of maintenance and improvements, replacement of roofing, failing windows and the repair of the front
for your assistance. Our existing building which was built in 1989 has served us well. As
doors. These improvements will keep our building looking presentable for visitors from the walk-in guest
time marches on, however, our building as all others experiences a need for maintenance
looking for information;
the governor of Michiganneeds
Immediate on a such
as the stop to meet of
replacement with local leaders.
roofing, failing win-
dows and the repair of the front doors had to be addressed prior to the onset of winter.
We invite you to stopFurthermore,
in to see thethere
recent improvements, the roof has been replaced, the front doors
is also a need for improved building signage and interior improve-
repaired, the entrance painted and tiled, the receptionist area has been painted and the old carpet
replaced. Thanks to our members
These buildingour conference
repairs roomthe
are beyond has been
scope of updated and
our regular can beAsused
budget. as a non-
a private, high
tech meeting room for our business,
profit membership. We arecontinues
the Chamber still working
to betoward replacing
a fiscally overorganization.
responsible half of the windows,
To that
building signage andend
interior improvements.
we are asking our members, and community stakeholders, if you would consider a
contribution to the 2011/2012 Chamber Building Repair Campaign. Any level of support
is greatly appreciated.
If you would like to contribute to the competition of this project, below are some contributor options:

Platinum Contributor
Contributor - $2,000+ - $2,000+
Gold Contributor - $1,000-$1,999
Gold Contributor - $1,000-$1,999
Silver Contributor
Silver Contributor - $500- $999
- $500- $999
Bronze Contributor
Bronze Contributor - $100-$499 - $100-$499
Other Contributor - $99
Other Contributor - $99 and under and under

The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce

The Cadillac Areais here to stayof
and this long term commitment is further underscored
Commerce is here to stay and by
this long
our intent to invest in our building on a priority basis.
term commitment is further underscored
by our intent to invest in our building on Recently renovated Chamber conference room.
Thank you for your continued support, and please feel free to contact us directly if you have any
a priority basis.
As is
questions. Your support always, weappreciated!
greatly thank you for your support of the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce - November/December 2011 13

Teen Impact Collaborative program
Baker appoints Audrey
receives grant from the Cadillac and
Charmoli admissions director
Kellogg for Youth Committee
Baker College of Cadillac officials have
appointed Audrey L. Charmoli as direc-
The Cadillac and tor of admissions. She is responsible for
Kellogg for Youth new student enrollment, marketing efforts
Committee, an of Bakers Cadillac campus, and leading
Advisory Committee to the admissions department to successful
the Board of Trustees recruitment results every quarter.
of the Cadillac Audrey has an in-depth knowledge of
Area Community the Baker System in general and admis-
Foundation, has sions in particular, said Kelly Smith,
awarded a $5,500 Baker College of Cadillac president. We are pleased that she has
grant for the Teen accepted the challenge of guiding the admissions department and
Impact Program at the its personnel to the next level.
Cadillac Area YMCA.
This year-long free program for Wexford and Missaukee county youth
ages 14 to 17 will combine full use of the YMCA facilities and Y-Teen Baker massage program director
Center with life-skills training. These life skills include life mapping, time
management, core values, communications, public speaking, conflict named to state board
resolution, leadership, reconciliation, and more.
The Teen Impact collaborative includes participants from the Cadillac Area Becky L. Stimak, Baker College of Cadillac and Baker College
YMCA, Baker College Cadillac, Cadillac Area Public Schools, Wexford- System therapeutic massage program coordinator has been
Missaukee Career Tech Center, 4-H, Department of Human Services, Family selected by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic
division of Circuit Court, 84th District Court, Northern Lakes Community Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as government relations com-
Mental Health, Catholic Human Services, and Eagle Village. mittee representative. In this role, Stimak is the Michigan liaison
to the National Certification Board.

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New Members
Advance Pathlolgy Brilliant Smiles family TeriDee LLC
Services, PC Dentistry PLLC Jim Vanderlaan
Fred Wreford MI FCAP Sheryl Jenicke DDS 4439 West Jennings Road
8865 Professional Drive, Ste. 3 929 North Mitchell Street Lake City, MI 49651
Cadillac, MI 49601 Cadillac, MI 49601

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Dianne English Ragen Shook /Farm Bureau
Insurance office ha
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et, Suite 1122, Cadilla

Data track 2010-2011

Wexford County Jan. 11 Feb. 11 Mar. 11 April 11 May 11 June 11 July 11 Aug. 11 Sept. 11 Oct. 10 Nov. 10 Dec. 10
Labor Force 13,558 13,596 13,549 13,325 13,797 13,810 13,560 13,220 12,832 13,260 13,091 13,203
Employment 11,495 11,604 11,609 11,571 12,023 12,042 11,734 11,521 11,276 11,257 11,141 11,213
Unemployment 2,063 1,992 1,940 1,754 1,774 1,768 1,826 1,699 1,556 2,003 1,95 1,950
Rate 15.2% 14.7% 14.3% 13.2% 12.9% 12.8% 13.5% 12.9% 12.1% 15.1% 14.9% 15.1%

Missaukee County Jan. 11 Feb. 11 Mar. 11 April 11 May 11 June 11 July 11 Aug. 11 Sept. 11 Oct. 10 Nov. 10 Dec. 10
Labor Force 6,051 6,067 6,109 5,936 6,040 6,152 6,013 5,881 5,708 5,832 5,785 5,905
Employment 5,140 5,189 5,190 5,174 5,376 5,385 5,246 5,152 5,042 5,069 5,017 5,049
Unemployment 911 878 919 762 664 767 767 729 666 880 768 856
Rate 15.1% 14.5% 15% 12.8% 11.0% 12.5% 12.8% 12.4% 11.7% 14.7% 13.3% 15.1%
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