Meet Kim Friedrich - Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Isabella County

Kim Friedrich grew up on a farm outside of Alma and attended Alma High School. After graduating, Kim attended both Mid Michigan College and Central Michigan University where she earned a degree in Food Service Administration. Kim has lived in the Mt. Pleasant community for the past 22 years and currently serves in her 5th year as Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity of Isabella County. In her role as a Chamber Ambassador, Kim loves connecting with her community and hopes to be a voice for the Chamber to connect with local businesses and organizations.

Kim is married to her husband, Corey Friedrich, who is the Executive Director at the Chippewa River District Library. Kim has one daughter, Sophie who currently lives in Italy with her husband. Kim hopes to visit very soon. In her spare time, Kim loves to cook, spend time in nature, travel.


Imagine having a focus group working for you to find referrals for your business.

We are looking for (4) additional categories to start the second Referrals Over Business group. If this interests you, please reach out to to learn more about the NEW Referrals Over Breakfast Group.

Category suggestions for the new group:

Assisted Living                      

Home Health Care






Auto Dealers                        

Auto Aftermarket Services

Restaurants                                               Non-Profits

Employment Agencies                           


Website Designers

Home Improvement                                  

Beauty Salons

Physical Therapy             



Blaze Pizza

Crumbl Cookie

Culvers of Mt. Pleasant

DanDan The Mattress Man

First Community Mortgage

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Max & Emily's Bakery/Café

Taco Bell - Mission Street

Taco Bell - Pickard Street


Trillium Fine Clothing For Women - Meet longtime owner Helen Chase

Trillium, a women’s clothing store, has a long history in Mt. Pleasant. Established in 1947 as Marianne’s, it has moved and been renamed twice by three different owners. It is the longest existing Mt. Pleasant store for women’s clothing.

When high school friends Helen Chase and Shirley Helber purchased it in 1981, it was named Mr. Charlie’s. The store was remodeled in 1984 and decided a new look deserved a new name, becoming Trillium. Shirley retired in 1999, and Helen has been the sole owner for 24 years.

Their business card describes the three-petal flower as, “a Michigan wildflower that is soft and delicate, yet hearty and outdoorsy, and survives the extremes of the Michigan climate with beauty and grace. We think it represents the essence of the Michigan woman.”

The store continues to offer a casual to dressy curated selection of denim, sportswear, dresses, coats, accessories, and the full line of Estee Lauder, in an atmosphere of personal service. Shoppers are happy to see Liverpool, Vera Bradley, Eileen Fisher, Tribal, Brighton, Joseph Ribkoff, Elliott Lauren, and Karen Kane among the updated traditional look.

The term “personal customer service” is not taken lightly. Chase believes that “We are in business because of our loyal customers. We welcome the opportunity to help with honest advice. Our goal is for happy customers to enjoy and love what they purchased and to return."

There is a good chance that many customers of Trillium have been there long before they were customers, having visited as children with their mother or grandmother. Multiple generations have relied on Trillium for personal selections and gift-wrapped boxes to give.

“Many four-generation families have shopped with us”, states Helen.

She believes that “The best part of this business is the relationships that are built over many years, Weddings, graduations, trips, jobs, gifts, and celebrations that are shared through clothing and conversations have established long friendships.”

Helen is a graduate of both Sacred Heart and CMU. She has been a member of the Zonta Club for 50 years, a founding officer of the Downtown Business Association, served on the Chamber of Commerce Board, and the Downtown Development Board. Her passions are music, reading, and genealogy research

She has one husband, two children, three grandchildren, and yes, a pandemic pup.

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Eating Well on a Budget

February 16

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Room

Hear from registered Dietician and Nutritionist, Kati Mora, on tips and tricks to keep you and your family healthy while balancing your monthly budget. Lunch will be provided!

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Isabella County Child Advocacy Center

Stewards of Children Training

February 23

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Veteran's Memorial Library Annex Room

ICCAC presents Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children Training. This free training is a powerful child sexual abuse prevention course that increases ability to recognize and react responsibly to various situations. This training also may be offered privately to your staff.

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Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant

60th Annual Beef Tenderloin or Turkey Dinner Fundraiser

Comfort Inn & Suites

Friday, February 17

4:30 PM

It's that time of year again!

Adults - dine in and all takeout: $35

Children ages 6-10: $10 (Dine in only)

Children aged 5 and under: $5 (Dine in only)

Children buffet with chicken tenders and mac and cheese - dine-in only.

Get your tickets now!

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20th Anniversary Central Michigan University International Film Festival

February 15 - 19

Help celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this amazing film festival! With various showtimes and numerous locations around town, there is something for everyone at this event!

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17 - Women in Business Roundtable - MyMichigan Health

21 - Business After Hours - Soaring Eagle Waterpark - Nbakade Family Restaurant

28 - YPN Meeting - Location TBD


4 - 66th Annual Awards Banquet - Comfort Inn & Suites Conference Center

15 - Pop in 4 Lunch - Location TBD

28 - YPN Meeting - Location TBD


Chippewa Nature Center - Cleaning Crew Member - Weekends

Chippewa Nature Center - Historical Interpreter Intern

Chippewa Nature Center - Invasive Exotic Plant Control Crew

Chippewa Nature Center - Program Registration Associate

Chippewa Nature Center - School Program Educator

Isabella Bank - Ag Lender

Isabella Bank - Consumer Loan Sales Manager

Isabella Bank - Teller

Isabella County - 911 Dispatcher

Isabella County Parks and Recreation - 2023 Seasonal Employees

Mid Michigan College - Automotive Lab Technician Part Time

Mid Michigan College - Nursing Faculty

Mid Michigan College - Coordinator of Clinical Simulation Center

Mr. Appliance - Administrative Assistant

Sound Productions - Disc Jockey

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