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Chamber Business

Cadillac Area

Magazine
A Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Publication THIRD QUARTER 2018

The Power of
Community
Involvement
Mission Statement
The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce is a visible Recognizing those who have
contributed to our community
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.

2018/2019 Board of Directors
Jeremy Winkle, Chair
VanDrie Home Furnishings
Tonya Smith, First Vice Chair
At the recent Chamber Annual Dinner
and Awards Ceremony, we recog-
nized some pretty special people, but more
Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital
than that, we recognized that it is critical to
Trent Mulder, Treasurer a community to have people that contribute
Baird, Cotter & Bishop, PC
in meaningful ways to make the communi-
Steve King, Immediate Past Chair ty what it is. Our Chamber has been recog-
Law Offices of King & King PLLC
nizing its Outstanding Citizens since 1980
Jennifer Brown and the Spirit of Community recipients
Cadillac Area Public Schools
since 1997 so we have a tradition of singling
Doug DeYoung out people for achievement.
Consumers Energy
It is important that we take a moment
Jennifer Neff and recognize people who go above and
Avon Protection Systems
beyond to make Cadillac the community it
Rob Cherry is today, as well as the community it will be
LC Materials tomorrow. We have recognized 64 amazing
Kevin Dunaway individuals to date including Mike Hamner,
9 & 10 News/Local 32 this year’s Outstanding Citizen, and Sue David Miller,
Karl Marcusse Baker, this year’s Spirit of Community Chamber President
PADNOS recipient.
Dan Minor Mike is extremely active in the manufac- area manufacturing.
Cadillac Castings, Inc turing community, serving as the lead per- Sue Baker is a local through and through.
Pete Stalker son at Avon Protection Systems, Inc. He is She has served for many years in Rotary,
Mercantile Bank of Michigan also active in the Cadillac Area Industrial on the YMCA Board, been a Kids Hope
Group, the Cadillac Industrial Fund, where Mentor, a Viking Booster Club President,
CHAMBER STAFF he currently serves as Chair, he is a past PTO Board Member and much more.
David Miller, President Chair of the Cadillac Area Chamber of Recently Sue spearheaded the Cadillac For
dmiller@cadillac.org
Commerce, and also serves on the Baker Kids effort to get the school mileage passed
Mike Acosta, Great Start Consultant College Board of Regents and the Munson to allow us to modernize our public-school
macosta@wmisd.org
Cadillac Hospital Board. Additionally, Mike facilities and make them safer places to
Deb Gillies, Leadership Director has been the point person for the commu- learn. A special congratulations and thank
dgillies@cadillac.org
nity on trying to get the Mitchell Corp. site you to Mike, Sue and the entire community
Deidra Morel, Administrative Assistant cleaned up and back into productive use. of past award recipients. Cadillac is a better
dmorel@cadillac.org
Mike is a huge champion of Cadillac and place because of your efforts!
Paula Jasper, Director of Membership Services
pjasper@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 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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Cadillac Leadership
Class of 2017-2018
Graduation

Front Row L-R: Lindsay Majors, Shannen Smith, Caren Straight, Holly Barber, Teal Vanderhoef,
Deb Gillies (Leadership Director), Katie Deller, Kelly Rhodes, Jacquie Sabo and Craig McCarthy.
Back Row L-R: Kevin Graham, Jimmy Rollo, Chris Ball, Robert Benson, Scott Slavin, Brittany Brunink
and John Gatewood. Not pictured: Josh Hayes, MaryAnne MacIntosh, Jonathan Meeks and Brad Soules.

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Ambassador
2018
of the Year
Dawna
Marie
The chamber gave out a
new award this year for
Ambassador of the Year. 
We looked at who made
retention visits to members,
who referred new members,
who served on committees
and basically went above and
beyond in their volunteering.
Congratulations to Dawna
Marie from 107.9 CDY, 107.1 Thank you to our Ambassadors that
The Drive, B103.9; all that helped make the 2018 Annual Meeting &
you do is highly appreciated. Awards Dinner such a wonderful success!

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May 2018
Rise Up! Cadillac Brick Awards
MAY RECIPIENT JUNE RECIPIENT
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Hosted by:
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of Cadillac

JUNE 2018
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Sponsored by:
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Michigan

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September 20
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Da he Rise Up! Cadi
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Friday, Septem s
Hosted by: Sponsored by:
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Ambassador Club
Ribbon Cuttings
Cadillac Mortgage Munson Healthcare Urgent Care
Michael Peacock, MD, Jeremy Carlson, Susan Rogers,
and Corey Christensen cut the ribbon at the opening
of Munson Healthcare Urgent Care.

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2018 Outstanding Citizen 2018 Spirit of Community

Chamber honors Mike Hamner, Sue Baker for community service
Mike Hamner was described as a “quiet “As president of the Industrial Fund, said. “Mike is not a self-promoter and because chamber selected a life-long resident whose ser- “With her leadership, the schools have funded She said he often volunteered his time in order
and humble leader” who is the “perfect fit” Mike spent countless hours on the Mitchell of this, many may not know what Mike has con- vice has resulted in a “stronger Cadillac.” freshmen sports, participation fees for low- to make Cadillac a better place to live.
for the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Corporation Reuse Committee and was a key tributed to our community. Thus, he is a perfect Sue Baker has played an active role in mul- income students, and purchased needed equip- “I love this town and I love the people in it,”
Outstanding Citizen award. part of this committee being able to successfully candidate for this award.” tiple community organizations, including the ment to keep athletics going through budget Baker said.
Hamner is the vice president of operations for remove a $350,000 lien, which was making the Upon receiving his award, Hamner was sur- Women’s Giving Circle, Rotary Club, YMCA, cuts,” Brown said. New this year, the chamber awarded the first
Avon Protection Systems, where he supervises re-use of this site impossible,” Minor said. prised to find out his children had made a sur- Up North Arts, Viking Booster Club, and First “Most recently, Sue volunteered hundreds of Ambassador of the Year award to 107.9 CDY
250 employees. In addition to serving with the Cadillac Area prise appearance. Presbyterian Church. hours to lead and support the Cadillac for Kids employee Dawna Marie for creating a program
Nominator Dan Minor, owner of Cadillac Industrial Fund and Cadillac Area Industrial Visibly moved, Hamner confided he didn’t Baker was awarded the Outstanding Friend committee. She worked tirelessly to inform vot- that allowed past and present chamber members
Casting, said Hamner has been a “key factor Group, Hamner is a member of the Cadillac Area “believe in big speeches” but added that Cadillac of Education award in 2016 and nominator ers and assure that Cadillac Area Public Schools to record a radio spot free of charge.
in growing and maintaining (Avon Protection Chamber of Commerce, Munson Healthcare has been a special place. Jennifer Brown, Cadillac Area Public Schools would be a school system that would continue to “I love this community,” Marie said. “This com-
Systems’) local presence.” Board of Trustees and Board of Regents of Baker “It’s a great place to raise a family,” Hamner superintendent, described Baker as someone provide excellence in academics, arts and athlet- munity has blessed me. You guys have supported
Minor said he classifies Hamner as a “brother” College of Cadillac. said. “It fits right into the blue-collar town we who sees a challenge and “jumps in with both ics for future generations.” me since 1971. I love everybody. I’m so thankful
whose contributions to the Cadillac community “Mike is a very quiet and humble leader who want to be.” feet, rolls up her sleeves and makes things hap- Baker credits her father for inspiring her to for everything. It’s an honor to serve this com-
cannot be overstated. has contributed much to our community,” Minor For the Spirit of the Community Honors, the pen.” serve. munity.”

1997 — Ron Andrews 2004 — John MacLeod 2011 — Jon Catlin 1997 — Dr. Glenn Verbrugge 2004 — Mary Blackmer 2011 — Tracey Kanouse
Outstanding 1998 — Jack Benson
1999 — Keith Merchant & Tom Huckle
2005 — Todd Bennington
2006 — Darlene Merritt
2012 — Jeremy Winkle
2013 — Dan Minor
Spirit of 1998 — William Rzepka
1999 — Regan O’Neill
2005 — Judy Coffey
2006 — Sue Peterson
2012 — David Burrill
2013 — Vickie Essenmacher

Citizen 2000 — Maynard Thompson
2001 — Steve Anderson
2007 — Chris Huckle
2008 — Ron Blanchard
2014 — Barbara Darrigan
2015 — Scott Hunter Community 2000 — John Bishop
2001 — Sue Westhauser
2007 — Pat Goggin
2008 — Mickey Putman
2014 — William Panasiewicz
2015 — Mike Paulin
Recipients: 2002 — Pete Stalker 2009 — Paul Liabenow 2016 — Dean DeKryger Recipients: 2002 — Carol Potter 2009 — Matt Gibson 2016 — Karen & David McMahon
2003 — Dennis Benson 2010 — Bruce Schafer 2017 — Kelly Smith 2003 — Jackie Soltman 2010 — Katy Huckle 2017 — Cliff Sjogren

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Peterson Selected as Moderator
David Peterson, of the Cadillac law firm of Law Offices of David
R. Peterson, P.C., recently participated as a moderator at the Upper
Michigan Legal Institute. The two-day conference featured promi-
nent speaker who provided lectures and workshops on current devel-
opments in various legal topics, and was attended by approximately
100 attorneys from across the state. Peterson has been selected to Jeff Mankiewicz, Lorri B. King
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Chief Financial Officer
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SingleTrack Sisters
Healing Private Wounds
Fat Bike Team Receives Grant
Healing Private Wounds is pleased to be the recipient
of a $1500.00 grant from the Cadillac Area Women’s
The SingleTrack Sisters Fat Bike Giving Circle, a component fund of the Cadillac Area
Team, a Cadillac non-profit organiza- Community Foundations. The funds from this grant
tion, received a $2000 grant endowed will help to supply materials and books for our school
by The Cadillac Area Women’s Giving sexual abuse prevention program called Safe Body
Circle, a component fund of the Cadillac Boundaries. Every year Healing Private Wounds has
Area Community Foundation to pur- the opportunity to talk to over 3000 school aged stu-
chase fat bikes. dents and teach them about sexual abuse and what they
The goal of the project is to encourage should do if they are every approached or abused. Our
girls ages 14-18 to be active by partici- program extends thru grades K-12. Children need to
pating in the sport of trail biking. Their know about sexual abuse and have it explained in an
coach, Kamie Wade of Cadillac, is an effective, age appropriate manner. We give students
endurance coach for many triathletes in knowledge and tools to protect themselves. One com-
the area and is herself a triathlete and ment from a fourth grade boy was “Thank you for com-
cyclist of 20 years. ing. I didn’t know I was supposed to tell.” This impor-
SingleTrack Sisters mission is to grow tant program has been in existence for six years and the
the participation of females in trail biking by reaching 14-18-year-olds that request for this program increases every year. There is
want to branch out and learn a sport that isn’t offered in school, thus giving no cost for our presentations or materials. If you have
them a healthy outlet to focus on. Many aspects of trail biking are life skills a children or teen group and would like us to present
that the girls can carry into their daily lives. Along with biking, team mem- our Safe Body Boundaries program, please call Healing
bers are encouraged to give back by volunteering in the community and Private Wounds at 231-846-4495.
mentoring younger girls in the sport of trail biking. For more information
contact Coach Kamie Wade at upnorthtriathlete@gmail.com

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CAHRA receives Project Christmas
prestigious award Project Christmas has received a $1,000 grant award from the Cadillac and Kellogg for
Youth Committee; an advisory committee to the Cadillac Area Community Foundation.
The Society for Human Resource The grant funds will be used for the purchase of books to be given for every child whose
Management (SHRM) recently award- family is a recipient of the Project Christmas program.
ed the Cadillac Area Human Resources Project Christmas is a non-profit organization, entering its 30th year that works year-
Association (CAHRA) its prestigious EXCEL long to raise funds to provide a Christmas holiday for less fortunate families in Wexford
Gold Award for the chapter’s accomplish- and Missaukee counties. The Program served 904 families in 2017; 638 families from
ments in 2017. The EXCEL Award can be Wexford County and 266 families from Missaukee County. The organization is run by
earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold volunteers and supported by community donations. For additional information please
and platinum. Each level has a prescribed contact Project Christmas at 231-429-9214
set of requirements and accomplishments
that must be met.
To receive this prestigious award, CAHRA
completed three initiatives:  1. organized
a networking event to increase their chap- Beaudet receives Human
ter awareness and, ultimately, to increase
membership; 2. awarded a college scholar- Resource certification
ship to a local high school senior interested
in the HR profession; and 3. donated a mon- Cadillac Area Human Resources Association congratulates
etary award to the Bob Rowland Memorial Sharease Beaudet of 44 North. Sharease recently received
Driver’s Education Scholarship fund to the Society of Human Resource Management Certified
allow three students to complete driver’s Professional (SHRM-CP) certification.  This is an outstanding
education. accomplishment and proves Sharease’s aptitude and compe-
For more information about Cadillac Area tency in areas such as strategic planning, talent acquisition,
Human Resources Association, visit https:// employee engagement and retention, learning and develop-
cadillachra.shrm.org/ ment, diversity and inclusion, and U.S. employment law and
regulations.

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Imagination Library Munson Healthcare
Receives Grant Urgent Care Open
Care for allergies, mild fevers, rashes, minor inju-
The Cadillac Elks Lodge No. 680 ries and more, is now available at the new Munson
presented a donation for $775 to Healthcare Urgent Care located across from Cadillac
support the Wexford Missaukee Hospital’s Emergency Room.
Imagination Library. Nicki Schultz The facility began seeing patients on July 10 and will
was there to receive the donation be open daily from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
from Elks Exalted Ruler Keith Ball. Patients are encouraged to see their primary care
The Imagination Library is avail- doctor first for non-emergent needs but when their
able to all families with children doctor’s office is closed or an appointment is not avail-
birth to five years who reside with- able, urgent care is available.
in the area served by the Wexford Munson Healthcare Urgent Care will provide con-
Missaukee Intermediate School venient, walk-in medical service when primary care
District. The program is available at no cost to families and is sup- physicians are not available or residents do not have
ported completely by contributions from individuals, businesses a primary care provider. The clinic will be staffed by
and local non-profit agencies. 100% of donated funds go toward the a highly qualified team and will feature on-site X-ray
purchase and mailing of books to area children. and limited lab testing for patient convenience.
The Great Start Collaborative is made up of parents, profession- Residents should choose urgent care services when
als, local agencies and schools who are working together to pro- experiencing health issues such as back or muscle
mote and improve our local system of resources and supports for strains, bladder infections, coughs and sinus prob-
families with children birth to 8 years. lems, mild burns, sore throats, nausea or vomiting,
For more information about the Great Start Collaborative, com- pink eye, and other non-life threatening conditions.
munity members may visit our website at www.wmmgreatstart.org, Munson Healthcare Urgent Care is located at 302
find us on Facebook – “Wexford Missaukee Manistee Great Start Hobart St. in Cadillac. Staff can be reached at 231-
Collaborative”, or email greatstart@cadillac.org. 876-2644.

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