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Cadillac Area

A Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Publication

Business Magazine
September/OctOber 2010 Volume 16-No. 5

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Mission Statement
The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce is a visible business
leader that advocates and drives business opportunities. Through
business alliances, we are a catalyst for our membership and
provide a persuasive regional voice benefiting our communities.

Meet the Board
Mickey Putman, Chair
Cadillac Credit Bureau 775-3458
A Road Map for Success
Katy Huckle, Vice Chair
Northwestern Bank 775-2688 Typically, I devote this column to Industrial Group exhibits annually as
forwarding a personal take that cor- a way of displaying the manufacturing
Sue Peterson, Treasurer
Avon Rubber & Plastics, Inc. 779-6290 responds to our cover story or spe- strength of the Cadillac area. I see it
cifically how it relates directly to the as 3,000 direct jobs. When you fold in
Jon Catlin, Past Executive Director
Chemical Bank 775-8588 Chamber. However, as part of the the other critical economic sectors rep-
September/October issue, I wanted to resented from small business to larger
Eric Baker
Wolverine Power Cooperative 775-5700 depart from that format and under- employers, the direct and indirect
score the importance of the Greater employment, tax base, volunteerism
Dennis Benson
Dennis H. Benson, PLC 876-9405 Cadillac Area Business Expo. The 18th and charitable giving, you can clearly
Annual Greater Cadillac Business Expo see why the Cadillac Area Business
Bill Cinco
The Trend Designers 775-5711 is October 14. As staff, we are proud of Expo is more than an expo.
the longevity and resiliency of the expo, We have a theme in place each year
Dean DeKryger
The DK Design Group 779-4002 the continued exhibitor support and at the expo, but a true Road Map for
the opportunity the expo offers to our Success creates opportunities, which
Mike Hamner
Avon Protection Systems, Inc. 779-6290 membership. are best served through chamber mem-
The expo is a phenomenal business- ber support. On October 14, our mem-
Dr. Kyle Hogg
Dental Health Professionals 775-9797 day showcase affirming the diversity of bers and the public have an excellent
our regional economy and the strength opportunity to collectively network
Scott Hunter
Baird, Cotter & Bishop, PC. 775-9789 of our membership. Our theme this year and build business relationships at the
is Road Map for Success. We believe Greater Cadillac Area Expo.
Melody Hurley
Walmart Supercenter Store 775-8778 that is on target when considering that The expo unquestionably is one of the
annual exhibitor participation includes most challenging programs for cham-
Bill Kring
9 & 10 News 775-3478 education, health care, manufacturing, ber staff to coordinate and execute
media, nonprofit, retail, service indus- successfully because of the volume of
Paul Liabenow
Cadillac Area Public Schools 876-5002 tries, tourism and more. However, most member participation and volunteer-
importantly, that assessment is better ism. With that said, the expo produces
understood in the context of job provid- high value return for us, as it allows the
ers, not expo exhibitors. Chamber to message on the importance
Bill Tencza, President A true regional Road Map for of our member businesses as a regional
Success fosters a healthy interdepen- economic force, whether participating
Doreen Lanc, Director of Membership Services dency within diverse economic sec- as an exhibitor or attending. On behalf
tors. A visual and concrete reminder of of chamber staff, we look forward to
Deb Gillies, Leadership Director/Accountant that interdependency is at the Greater seeing as many of our members as pos-
Amanda Hamilton, Administrative Assistant Cadillac Area Expo. The Cadillac Area sible on October 14.
Doug DeYoung, Director of Government Relations
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The Importance of

1 Vote
The Chamber

By Doug Deyoung Shetler
to the team
Director of Government relations
The outcomes of the August primary elections have brought forward why it is
important to vote and why every vote counts. The 1st congressional race has left
two republican candidates waiting for certification. The vote margin was just one
vote. The 2nd congressional race was decided by just 400 votes. Tens of thou- In partnership with the Cadillac
sands of voters in both races and the margins were that close. Statewide, less Area Chamber of Commerce, the
than 23% of the registered voters went to the polls during what has been called Michigan Small Business & Technology
Michigans most important election in decades. Term limits will change the Development Center (MI-SBTDC) is
leadership in Lansing. We will have a new governor and new leaders in the pleased to announce the addition of a
both state houses. We also will have new representatives and state senators new part-time member to its Region
who will be working on the budget and legislation. 2 team of business consultants. Annie
Shetler will offer one-on-one business
counseling to small businesses in Wexford

Michigans most important and Missaukee counties, free of charge.

Shetler is a Certified MI-SBTDC Business
election in decades. Consultant and has provided one-on-one
business counseling to numerous busi-
The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce along with the Northwest nesses throughout the region. Shetler has
Michigan Regional Chamber Alliance will continue to educate our been employed by the Northwest Michigan
members on where the candidates stand on regional and statewide Council of Governments since 2006 in vari-
business issues. Before the November election, we will be hosting ous capacities, including program coordina-
events where you can meet the candidates and ask some of the tor for two successful Regional Skills Alliances
questions you have on the future of Michigan. We also will con- and Northwest Michigan Works! Classroom
tinue to ask questions based on our legislative agenda. Those Training Specialists. Shetler was the part-time
questions will ask for specific ideas and actions that they will take president of the Greater Kalkaska Area Chamber
to accomplish and, maybe even more importantly, how they will of Commerce, a division of the Traverse City Area
work with others to improve the business climate in Michigan. Chamber of Commerce, for nearly two years.
That agenda: She holds a Masters in Business Administration
Make it easier for businesses in northwest Michigan to be in Strategic Management, carrying specialties in
profitable human resource management, small business man-
Help strong business sectors remain strong in our region agement and marketing.
Promote investment in our transportation and business infra- There is no charge to meet with a MI-SBTDC
structure Business Consultant. This service is available to any
Make sure we have a workforce prepared for the future needs small business in Wexford and Missaukee counties
of northwest Michigan businesses (Chamber membership is not required.)
One vote, your vote, is important to the future of Michigan. I To schedule an appointment with Annie Shetler,
encourage each of you to participate in candidate events. Read call the MI-SBTDC Region 2 Office at 231-922-3730
candidate questionnaires. Take the time to learn where they or the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-
stand on the issues. When you get time with a candidate, ask him 775-9776.
or her questions. Visit for more infor-
Most of all, take the time to vote on November 2. mation.
If you have any legislative questions or comments, please con-
tact me at

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Presents an evening with
John OLeary, President of

Ignite your Life! Discovering 5 keys to

unlock passion, potential and impact.

Journey with John OLeary as he powerfully reveals that our

greatest challenges can be transformed into outstanding growth.
Through emotional storytelling and great humor, John will
empower you to move past your comfort zone, dream big and
take action. John intimately shares his personal story of surviving
a childhood fire that burned 100% of his body. As proof of the
power of the human spirit, John will reignite your life!
When: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Advance tickets will be available at
the Chamber of Commerce, and
Time: 7:30 p.m. tickets will be available at the door.
Where: Cadillac Community Schools Auditorium

Generously Supported by the Following:

AAR Mobility Systems, Avon Automotive, Avon Protection
Systems Inc., Baker College of Cadillac, BorgWarner Thermal
Systems, Cadillac Area Manufacturers Association, Cadillac
Area Public Schools, Chemical Bank, FIAMM Technologies
LLC, Mercy Hospital Cadillac, Rexair LLC, VanDrie Home
Furnishings and Wexford-Missaukee ISD.

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Liabenow speaks on health care reform
by Nicole HorNbaker HamNer
On March 23, President Obama signed legislation to overhaul the
nations health care system. The Affordable Care Act became law,
and although the full scope of changes under this countrys health
care reform will not be in place until 2014, an echo of changes have
begun. For many, with it comes some confusion.
The act will affect all Americans, and the impact will be felt on
both employees and employers at small businesses in the area. To
try to untangle the new requirements, the Cadillac Area Chamber
of Commerce and Baker College partnered to present a Lecture
Luncheon regarding health care reform and how it will affect small
businesses in the area.
Ryan Liabenow from Employee Health Insurance Management,
Inc. (EHIM) gave a presentation on the new regulations and dis-
cussed with the chamber members the benefits as well as some of
the complications of working within the new law. Noting that the key to keeping up on the requirements and bene-
Entitled Health Care Reform and Solving your Toughest Health fits is communicating with your health care provider, he added that
Care Challenges, Liabenows presentation touched on some of the it will require some diligence, both for individuals and employers,
good points, like 100 percent coverage for preventative care and the to get the most out of the new plan.
potential pitfalls, such as additional costs to small business owners Although the new rules for how the new health care reform laws
to provide coverage. will be implemented still are being written, a basic summary is
The difficulty of talking about health care is that there is so much available. It is a good indication of what is to come over the next
that is Annual said Liabenow.
not definitive, four years, he added.
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Job growth
Good news, bad news about job growth
This should come as no surprise, but there is good news and bad news The job losses (from late 2008 to mid 2009) were horrendous, Ballard
when it comes to the economy and jobs. said. It was by far the worst we have had in the U.S. since the Great
The good news is that some area manufacturers are starting to increase Depression. There are a lot of people who are saying we are not getting
hiring. The bad news is that the number of jobs will not soon reach much better; therefore, all of the efforts on the Federal Reserve, Congress
employment numbers seen in 2007. and the President are not working. Theres faulty logic there. The ques-
The future is uncertain on the sales side, said Bruce Schafer, Vice tion is what would it have been like if they hadnt done those things. I am
President of Manufacturing at Rexair in Cadillac. On the cost side, the convinced if some of those efforts had not been made, it would have been
future is seen as increases for medical costs associated with the mandates much worse.
of the new health program. Taxes are going up based on the elimination Ballard said if the stimulus package had not been passed and other
of the tax reduction in 2002 and the local governments need for money. emergency actions by the Fed had not been taken, national unemploy-
The cost of energy is going up based on the new energy cap and trade ment could have reached 25 percent.
policies, and the regulation compliance costs are increasing. Looking back at the last few recessions in the U.S., not many jobs were
All of this uncertainty and obvious costs temper any enthusiasm for lost when compared to 2008 and 2009. In 1982, the U.S. lost about 3 per-
hiring, Schafer added. The ability to pass these costs on is near non- cent of its jobs and gained them back fairly quickly. In 1990, only about
existent; thus, the difference has to be achieved in productivity, and the 1.5 percent of the jobs were lost, while in 2001, the U.S. economy lost
productivity has to be realized first. about 2 percent of its jobs.
But before examining what may happen in the future, it is important to This last one lost more than 6 percent, Ballard said. I think a lot of
realize just how bad things were. folks want to say, Well, gosh, cant somebody just snap their fingers and
Michigan State University economics professor Dr. Charles Ballard said fix it? It is not that easy.
that understanding the depths of the recession helps put into perspective There is no silver bullet to fix the economy, Ballard said. He said the best
whether the stimulus packages have worked and just how quickly jobs that can be done is to create a climate in which progress can be made
will be added. over time.

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No silver bullet, but there is some guarded optimism
It is not going to be quick and easy, Ballard said. I know that is not what said. She said companies once hired temporaries, and those who made 90
anybody wants to hear. Everybody would love to hear there is a silver bul- days were hired. But now, companies are waiting much longer before hir-
let, and the day after tomorrow, seven million more jobs will be added. But ing in full-time.
theres not much indication, at least of yet, that thats going to happen. Except those with guaranteed multiple year contracts, she added.
But there have been signs of some growth. U.S. Senator Carl Levin Sectors where Ranguette is seeing hiring is in automotive and govern-
(D-Michigan) was at the Cadillac Area Chamber recently and heard from mental contracts.
some employers that business has picked up and that they have added But the caution by employers to increase payroll is part of a catch-22 situ-
some jobs. In fact, the unemployment in the area has dropped slightly over ation the economy is currently in, Ballard said.
the last few months. I think there are a lot of reasons to believe there is going to be growth,
One place seeing the improvements in the job market is Manpower, said but it will take a while to build a lot of momentum, Ballard said. Those
Manpower Cadillac Branch Manager Ginger Ranguette. employers were burned, they were scared out of their minds and for good
We are usually the first ones to know if we are going into a recession reason. Those that are still in business saw so many other businesses fail
because companies cannot afford to have temps or associates on the pay- and saw their own balance sheets go into the toilet. They are very reluctant
roll, and our business drops quickly, Ranguette said. We are also one of to hire new workers until they are really convinced there is some momen-
the first to know if we are coming out of a recession. In my opinion, we are tum. But as long as they dont hire new workers, it is hard to develop that
working our way out of a recession. momentum. I think it will be a gradual process.
She said business at Manpower is up 300 percent over last year, which Im thinking next year will likely be better go ahead and bank on it, but
was the worst year Ranguette had seen since joining the Cadillac office dont bet the farm on it. I guess I am cautiously optimistic.
eight years ago. She agreed that reaching the employment numbers seen in Ballard said some of the economic indicators have bottomed out, which
the last five years will take some time. is cause for optimism for the future. He said unemployment has bottomed
A lot of clients are being very cautious in how many new hires they bring out, and jobs have been added.
in, Ranguette said. People are using us for flex labor in case orders drop So many things that only a year ago were in a free fall have flattened
so they dont have to lay off employees. out, Ballard said. Nationally, unemployment bottomed out in December
They are being very cautious on who they bring in, how they bring them and has since then added about 600,000 to 700,000 jobs. Thats better than
in and when they bring them in, she said. nothing. When compared with the previous two years when we lost 8.5 mil-
And the old, unwritten 90-day rule seems to be out the window, Ranguette lion jobs, its way better.

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Ribbon Cuttings
Calendar of Events

08 Rise Up! Cadillac
Hosted by: Cadillac-Wexford Public Library

17 Lecture Luncheon
Legislative Update
Presented by
Doug DeYoung, Director of Government Relations
Baker College Student Center

21 Leadership Learning Series

Ignite your Life! Discovering 5 keys
to unlock passion, potential and impact Dedication of the new
Presented by John OLeary Activity Center at Camp Torenta
Cadillac Community Schools Auditorium, 7:30pm
Additional information on page 4

14 Greater Cadillac Area Business Expo
Wexford County Civic Center

29 Lecture Luncheon
Energy Optimization: A Plan to Help
Chamber Businesses Reduce Energy Costs
Presented by Consumers Energy
Dave Johnson, Business Services Manager
Avery Bunek, Corporate Account Manager
Bob Gluszewski, Area Manager
Baker College Student Center
Grand Opening of the new
Baker College North Pointe Bookstore

Ribbon Cutting for new member, Ribbon Cutting for new member,
Sherwin-Williams Paint Stores Tidy Disposal LLC

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in business
Rise up! Cadillac

a program of the
Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce
2010/2011 program schedule

December 3, 2010
How to be Assertive without Appearing
Aggressive or Submissive: Cori Lindell-Denman
February 18, 2011
Womens Health Issues Head to Toe
Part 1: Dianne Conrad, R.N., M.S., F.N.P.,
Hosted by: Cadillac Family Physicians
Wexford County Historical Museum March 18, 2011
Doug Brown & Cliff Sjogren
Statistics on Women/Why Market to Women:
Kandace Chapple & Kerry Winkler,
Grand Traverse Woman Magazine
April 8, 2011
Womens Health Issues Head to Toe
Part 2: Dianne Conrad, R.N., M.S., F.N.P.,
Cadillac Family Physicians

sponsored by:
Citizens Bank team
lecture luncheon
Health Care Reform (PPACA)
and Solving Your Toughest
Health Care Challenges

Presented By
Ryan Liabenow
Senior Vice President,
Sales & Client Services,
Employee Health
Insurance Management

Recap of the
sponsored by: presentation is on page 5
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI
Andy Holtgreive with friends of the museum

CadillaC area Chamber of CommerCe - September/OctOber 2010 9

More than 400 youth
convene at the 2010 youth CAHRA supports Cadillac Leadership
philanthropy and service camp program through scholarships
Using their time and talents to make a difference in their The mission of the Cadillac Area Human Resources Association (CAHRA)
communities, they came to learn, have fun and share ideas on is to assist members in their continued professional development and
new and innovative ways to increase the impact of youth phi- to provide an opportunity to develop leadership skills. One way we can
lanthropy and service learning in their hometowns across the achieve this objective is by offering an annual scholarship for one of our
nation. More than 400 students from small towns and big cit- members to participate in the Cadillac Leadership class. The CAHRA schol-
ies across Michigan and five other states made their way to the arship supports 50% of the tuition, with the employer of the recipient sup-
2010 Youth Philanthropy and Service Camp held at Michigan porting the other half.
State University. The scholarship recipient for the 2009-2010 Leadership class was Rhonda
The agenda was packed with sessions on topics such as pro- Lung, Human Resources Manager at Avon Protection Systems. Rhonda
active grant making, needs assessment, hunger and home- described her leadership training as a very rewarding experience. I learned
lessness, networking and developing new projects that could so much about the community and available opportunities that I never
be replicated in the participants communities. The camp was knew before. It helped me step outside the box, and that was always a
entirely planned and facilitated by a planning committee of challenge for me. As a result of Cadillac Leadership, I have been accepted
young people. to sit on the Board of Directors of the Cadillac Community Free Clinic.
Six members of the CACF Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) Robert Best is the 2010-11 recipient and will enter the program in
attended the camp. Attending youth members were Stella September. Best is a business liaison with Northwest Michigan Works.
Doering, Dale Lynn Staats, David Kraynak, Sarah Mitchell, For more information about CAHRA, please call Brenda Goldammer,
Gunnar Loeks, Sarah Zdrodowski and Tyler Neiss. The Youth CAHRA President, at 779-3515 or e-mail
Advisory Committee is guided and directed by the Cadillac New members are always welcome.
Area Community Foundation. Adult advisor Linda L. Kimbel,
Foundation Executive Director, attended the camp with the
youth to provide support and guidance.

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Mercy Hospital Cadillac named

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Mercy Hospital Cadillac has
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according to the results of the
2010 Most Wired Survey released
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in cadillac >>> & Health Networks magazine.
This is the first time that Mercy
Hospital Cadillac has been named
to the prestigious list.
The annual survey examines how After visiting with a patient, Mercy
hospitals use information technol- hospitalist Dr. Chandra Narayana logs
ogy to address safety and quality onto the floor computer to enter his
issues, customer service, business medication requests. That information
>>> processes, workforce and public goes directly to the pharmacy.
health and safety. Mercy Hospital
Cadillac appeared on the coveted list in the Most Wired, Small and
Rural Hospitals category, which represents the 25 small and rural
organizations not appearing on the Most Wired list that scored high-
est on the survey.
We are very proud to be named as one of the most wired hospitals,
South End Business US-131, Exit 177, Cadillac
said Randi Terry, Director of Information Services, Mercy Hospital
Cadillac. This acknowledgement demonstrates Mercys commitment
(231) 775-1222 1-800-828-9852
to using the latest information technology to improve quality and pro-
vide the best care for our patients.

The Very Best In Retirement Living

Dr. Reznicek retires
from Cadillac Urology
After 17 years of practicing medicine in our area, Dr. Stephen
Reznicek is retiring from his urology practice at Cadillac Urology. I
am eternally grateful to all my patients for allowing me to be their
urologist these many years. I am also most appreciative of all the valu-
able support I have received from my colleagues in the medical com-
munity. He is also quick to add, I know that my associates at Cadillac
Urology, Dr. Brian Drabik and Adriana Pinheiro, PA-C, will continue to
provide quality, compassionate care to our patients. I will miss work-
ing with our wonderful staff but leave knowing that our patients are in
excellent hands.

Peterson moderates
We focus on personalized living spaces within a
community atmosphere. at legal institute
Assisted/respite care ~ Life-enriching activities
Long-term care insurance accepted David Peterson of the Cadillac law firm of Law Offices of David
R. Peterson, P.C., recently participated as a moderator at the Upper

Reside Reflect Relax Michigan Legal Institute. The two-day conference featured prominent
speakers who provided lectures and workshops on current develop-
235 PearlStreet,Cadillac,M I 4 9 6 01 w w w .rlm g m ments in various legal topics and was attended by more than 100
F ora tour,callM elissa Snyder(231) 775 -5 300 attorneys from across the state. Peterson has been selected to serve as
a moderator at the conference annually since 1998.

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District Health Department No. 10
Mercy Hospital Cadillac has
receives grant from the Cadillac Area
been designated as a Blue
Community Foundation
District Health Department No. 10 has been awarded funding from the
Distinction Center for Knee &
Cadillac Area Community Foundation (CACF) to assist with costs in open-
ing the new Wexford Adolescent Wellness Center (WAWC), located in the
Hip ReplacementSM
Cadillac Junior High School building.
The Cadillac Area Foundation Youth Advisory Committee approved an Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care
award of $2,500 to furnish and equip the primary exam room at the WAWC. Network has designated Mercy Hospital Cadillac as a
The CACF Board of Trustees approved an award of $3,389 from the Health Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.
& Education for Youth & Seniors Fund to help supply and equip the lab area Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement
and secondary exam room at the WAWC. are part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Associations
expansion of its Blue Distinction designation.
Orthopedic surgeons Paul Bizzigotti, M.D. and Jeffery

BlueWare Announces V6 Of Wellness Krusniak, D.O., perform minimally-invasive hip and

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BlueWare, a leading health care software company announces its newest

product, BestBond, a new offering that supports large geographies with com-
plete integration of patient health information. BlueWares BestBond makes
navigating a patient chart as easy as using your iPad plus several other user
Baker College celebrates
BestBond allows health care providers options to create workflows and gath- grand opening of
er data in ways that match their clinical processes, such as a flexible drag and
drop workflow generator with template options and a drag and drop e-form
generator. It also includes the ability to visually plot and display growth charts.
North Pointe Bookstore
BestBond will be available for purchase in both the United Kingdom and in Baker College of Cadillac celebrated the grand open-
the United States in the late fall of 2010. ing of its new Baker College North Pointe Bookstore
on July 30 (see Ribbon Cutting on page 8).
Baker College awards The North Pointe Bookstore is part of an overall ren-
ovation project at Bakers Cadillac campus. More than

Ed Kurtz Scholarship to Nicole Larr 800 square feet have been added to the bookstores
space, which now totals 2,470 square feet. The retail
area has doubled, new counters and administrative
Officials at Baker College of Cadillac have announced Nicole Larr as the workspaces have been added, and additional windows
recipient of the 2010 Ed Kurtz Leadership Scholarship award. Larr received have been installed to add natural lighting and create a
a $2,500 scholarship that is awarded to a Baker student who demonstrates soft and pleasant ambience. Baker College of Cadillac
academic achievement and either a commitment to community service or a utilized local construction companies and craftsmen
successful balance of work, family and school obligations. throughout the renovation project.

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The Cadillac Area Community Foundation
Welcome to Cadillac
announces two scholarship recipients

Relocation & Resource
The Cadillac Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2010 recipi-
ent of the James Frisbie Civil Engineering Scholarship is Morgan Hansen, an engineering
student at Michigan Technological University. This $3,000 scholarship will assist Hansen in
her studies as a second year student enrolled in the civil engineering program.
The Helen and Harvey Pell Fund for Education committee has awarded the Helen and
Harvey Pell Career Development Scholarship for 2010 to Michael D. Mueller, a junior at
Cadillac High School. This $2,500 scholarship will be used as part of Michaels tuition to
attend Interlochen Center for the Arts to study theatre and drama during the 2010-2011
school year.

Kent Bowden, D.O., joins Mercy Hospital Cadillac

Kent Bowden, D.O., joined the roster of quality physicians at Mercy Hospital Cadillac as
a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Bowden has additional training in endoscopy and lap-
Bowden is board eligible in osteopathic medicine and general surgery. He received his
medical degree from Michigan State University College of Medicine and completed his res- available at the Cha
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Wexford County Jan. 10 Feb. 10 Mar. 10 April 10 May 10 June 10 July 09 Aug. 09 Sept. 09 Oct. 09 Nov. 09 Dec. 09
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