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Straits Area Services

Workforce Challenge

Straits Area Services is in the business of putting people faced with unique challenges and disabilities to work. Sometimes, they have to develop opportunities through partnerships or job creation. The organization also struggles to find good internal staff to help fulfill their mission.

Workforce Solution

Working with Business Services Professionals Randy and Nicole, the organization has been able to find qualified, caring, support staff. Additionally, MW! has helped to develop new programs, including a work enclave in Mackinaw City at Baymont Inn & Suites and in Cheboygan at Royal D Linen. More recently, Nicole has been instrumental in helping them rewrite their job posting to better identify qualified job candidates.

Outcomes & Benefits

Straits Area Services has been very pleased with the support received, and MW! has become a 'go to' partner since 2011. With 28 employees, the company has financially grown by almost 10% over the last five years. Achievements include: 12 years of partnership with Emmet County Department of Public Works; Expanded Cookie Cutter sales (giving our clients bigger paychecks); Established new business partnership with Liebner Enterprises (giving our clients new work opportunities); and Purchased a local, 10-year old company. Thank you MW!


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