WHO WE ARE
OUR MISSION is to help business, industry, and tourism prosper, thus stimulating economic growth and improving the quality of life.
With a friendly hometown atmosphere, Reed City invites you to visit, work, and raise your family. We have a vibrant downtown and offer many business opportunities. With our beautiful parks, trails, and abundant natural beauty, Reed City is the perfect place to camp and enjoy Michigan's outdoors.
The Chamber of Commerce is here to help you achieve your goals!
Miranda Battle, President
In March 2020, Miranda Battle began working as an HR Specialist for Utility Supply and Construction Company here in Reed City. She is responsible for supporting the company as an administrator for new hire orientation, onboarding, development, and many other HR functions. Prior to USC, Miranda held roles that strengthened her professional knowledge and developed her service orientation skill set.
Miranda attended Ferris State University, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Systems Administration. Currently, she attends classes through Central Michigan University to obtain her Master’s degree in Business Administration.
As a Reed City native, Miranda cares deeply for her community and stays involved through volunteering at 4-H events and serving on the Board of the Reed City Area Chamber of Commerce as the President. Miranda enjoys riding horses, downhill skiing, and other outdoor activities in her spare time.
Gary B. Bailey, Sr., Vice President
Gary was born in Reed City and raised his family there, and it will always be his hometown. He enjoys the small-town atmosphere which brings a wealth of resources to his real estate business. He has been selling real estate since 2000 and opened his own office in 2003. "We specialize in taking care of our clients and being there to help them through the buying and selling process." When Gary isn't helping clients or training his agents, he enjoys spending some time on the golf course with his great friends or sitting at home with his lovely wife and two cute little puppies.
Trevor Mund, Treasurer
Trevor is the VP of Finance for Reed City Group. He has been with the company for over 10 years, beginning as a high school co-op student and is now leading the commercial teams. Today he serves on the Reed City Area Chamber of Commerce as Treasurer, as well as helps manage the investments made into DT Group.
Trevor attended Ferris State University and earned his bachelor’s degree in accountancy in 2016.
In his spare time, he enjoys side-by-side riding on state trails, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
Thomas Miller, Secretary
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Deanna Murphy, Trustee
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Derek Lodholtz, Trustee
Born and raised in Reed City to a manufacturing family, Derek got his start in business and entrepreneurship early on. He started his career at the age of 16, working part-time at a local independent insurance agency around his high school sports schedule. He transferred from Michigan State University to Ferris State University after deciding to study in their Risk Management program. At that time, he became employed at a local insurance agency and became licensed with the State of Michigan to be able to sell insurance products. Shortly thereafter, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Risk Management & Insurance. In 2019 Ferris invited him back to hold a seat on the Advisory Board of their Risk Management and Insurance program. In 2017 Derek joined Lerner, Csernai & Fath Financial Group to lead their Benefits Division as well as create innovative products for their markets. Derek is an investor into many businesses throughout West Michigan and further, bringing a unique perspective to the clients he advises at Lerner Financial as he understands and relate to the day-to-day of business owners he works with. Derek quickly has become recognized as an industry leader and innovator.
Away from work, Derek stays active in his community through many volunteer organizations. Derek enjoys spending time with his family up north during Michigan's summers and enjoys traveling as much as he can with his girlfriend Alexandra.
Deb Ahlich, Trustee
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Sally Daling, Trustee
Sally and her husband of 27 years, are from the Grand Rapids area and have owned a cottage in Hersey, on the Muskegon River since 2017. Spending as much time as possible at the river over the years, they decided to make the move permanent in the spring of 2022 when Scott was offered a teaching job at Reed City HS and joined the RC Cujo Football Staff. The Reed City community has been so welcoming and the success of the football team made the move up north amazing.
Sally has owned multiple businesses over the past 20 years and was active on the Allendale Chamber of Commerce and various other committees over the years. After becoming a RC Chamber member in 2022 and attending a lunch and learn, the opportunity to serve here was presented. Currently an associate broker and realtor with a brokerage based out of Grand Rapids, Sally is still working with clients down state and hoping to build relationships in the area.
In her free time, Sally enjoys any outdoor activities, hiking, kayaking, running, biking, and recently joining a curling league at the Winery at Young Farms. She travels nationally as an All Star Cheerleading judge and is currently helping one of two daughters plan a wedding in November of 2023.
Alanna McBee, Chamber Coordinator
Alanna is a Reed City local, yet an East Tennessee native. Having lived “up north” for three years now, she absolutely enjoys the tight-knit community of Reed City, where everyone knows each other’s names. (The love for snow is still yet to come!) She values God and her beautiful family of three which includes her hard-working fiancé, Nicklas, and 2 adventurous boys, Liam and Leighton. Alanna has served many years of her life helping others in the customer service field with a smile on her face and positivity radiating out to those around her. “I am thrilled to work so closely with my community and to serve our people and local businesses. Reed City has a tremendous amount of potential and I cannot wait to display it.”
Tricia Wirth, Public Relations Liasion
A transplant turned into a local girl. Like many in our town, Tricia's life journey didn't start in Reed City. Originally from a small town known as Standish, Michigan where she was surrounded by a large family of dairy farmers. She left what was comfortable to attend Ferris State University. During her time at Ferris, she developed a passion for people and service. Her desire to help people and provide stellar customer service led Tricia to become a Real Estate Agent in 2000 and later earning her Broker's license in 2005. Tricia was making waves in Real Estate from the beginning. From Rookie of the Year to Top Sales Achievement awards and even an Ambassador Award, Tricia has proven her abilities as an agent. She strives to provide her clients with the best service by continuing advanced Real Estate education and applying unique sales techniques. Real Estate has also given Tricia the ability to put her customer service background to use giving back to the community. Tricia has volunteered and continues to participate on several boards and committees in Osceola County. She has previously served on the Reed City School Board, Reed City Little League, Senior Regent at the Reed City Mooseheart, and the Osceola County Ambassador Committee of the West Central Board of Realtors to name just a few. She enjoys giving back to the community that has given so much to her. Over 20 years ago she chose Reed City to put down her roots, which is why she enjoys serving on the Reed City Chamber of Commerce Board. When Tricia is away from the office she can be found traveling, boating, watching baseball, and spending time with her husband, Brian, and two children.