October 20th. 5:30PM-8:00PM @The Market at Cadillac Commons

Connect2Cadillac Launch Party
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To be a welcoming committee and to engage business professionals in the area to stay here and to provide them with the opportunities and resources to live/work/play & grow personally and professionally  (No age requirement, other than 21+)

Connect2Cadillac was born by a group from the 2022-2023 Cadillac Leadership Class that wanted to create a group that connected others to the Cadillac Area. Not only was the vision to have an interactive network experience, but to be a resource group that could help someone either new to the area, or not feeling connected, get to know other business professionals AND have a better connection to Cadillac. Our Advisory Committee is compiled with Business Professionals ranging from all ages. These leaders not only are active in their Business professions, but also engaged in Cadillac and have the resources to help connect you with what aligns with your passions.

Connect2Cadillac will rotate every month between 3 events, allowing everyone a chance to network. Each quarter, there will be a Large Activity Event, Followed the next month by a Coffee & Connections early hour, followed the next month by a Leadership Development Afternoon Hour to which businesses will be invited to send employees who are looking to engage but don’t have the capacity for a long-term time commitment. Then Repeat allowing everyone a chance to fit an opportunity into their schedules.

Goals To bridge the gap of the following needs in our area:

-Groups to Volunteer together

-Professional and Social networking not limited to an age but catered to all who want to connect and feel like Cadillac is home.

-Professional and Personal Development that does not have a time commitment

-Explore Cadillac (Non-Profits, Resources, Activities, Trails, Businesses, Volunteer Opportunities and more)


Beth Miller

Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce

Volunteer Work: Current Boards/Committees: Up North Arts, Cadillac Craft Beer Festival, Cadillac Freedom Festival, Mitchell Street Markets, Wexford Historical Society, Cadillac Volleyball Club, Church Youth Group. Other Volunteering: Cadillac Freedom Festival, Life Resources, YMCA DWTYS, Habitat for Humanity: Festival of Dreams, Cadillac Arts Festival, Cadillac Area YP.

Kari Steenwyk

Mercantile Bank

Volunteer Work: Habitat for Humanity: Festival of Dreams, Cadillac Area Young Professionals, Area 32 Special Olympics, Church Volunteer, Chamber Ambassador: Other Volunteer: Shop with a Hero, Cadillac Craft Beer Festival

Mike Crotty

Borg Warner Thermal Systems

Volunteer Work: Cadillac Area YMCA Teen Impact Program, Cadillac Area Symphony Orchestra- Treasuer. Other Volunteer: Shop with a Hero, Cadillac Craft Beer Festival,Cadillac Nativity Scene Setup

John Leech

Cadillac Area YMCA

Other Volunteer Work: Current Boards: Cadillac Area Land Conservancy, Cadillac Chamber Leadership Advisory Board. Other Volunteer: YMCA DWTYS, Shop with a Hero, Craft Beer Festival

Nicole Richardson

Cadillac Area Public Schools/ Cadillac Innovation

Other Volunteer Work: Current President of Missaukee Area Community Foundation, Member of the Cadillac Kiwanis Club and Missaukee Area Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Committees for Wexford County Adolescent Wellness Center, Baker College First Generation Program, Wexford-Missaukee CTC’s Culinary Program, and Cadillac Chamber Leadership. Other Involvement: Suicide Prevention Coalition, Staircase Youth Services, Greatest 4th in the North, Shop with a Hero

Gabrielle Haiderer

Yellow Wood Media Solutions

Volunteer Work: Piano at Church.

Andrea Bushre

NanBop Farms/ 9&10News Media

Volunteer Work: 4-H, Shop with a Hero.

Marci Hensley

Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau

Volunteer Work: Cadillac Craft Beer Festival, Mitchell Street Markets, Northern District Fair, Chamber Ambassador, Cadillac Nativity Scene Setup

Gabrielle Beckelic

Crystal Flash

Volunteer Work: Connect2Cadillac

Angela Henslee

Horizon Bank

Volunteer Work: Shop with a Hero, Cadillac Craft Beer Festival, Cadillac Nativity Scene Setup

Other Founding Members: Chelsi Foster, Zach Grogan & Kelly Smith

Logo Created by: Chelsi Foster-North Mitten Design & Christina Alyea- Artify Marketing & Design


Contact Us!

(231) 775-9776

222 North Lake Street
Cadillac, MI 49601

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