This month, we take a look at some organizations that have been serving Jackson for generations. On the cover, we feature Blair's Car Care, a business that launched in 1922 and has undergone many transformations to stay current with changing times. We also highlight Vermeulen's Furniture, a fourth-generation business open for 91 years. Other organizations with decades of history are also profiled in the November issue, and we include an advertising timeline featuring businesses open since the 1800's. Included with this issue is The Giving Guide, your directory to local nonprofit organizations. Check it out today!

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November 2015 ♦ Vol.24 ♦ No.11
In This Issue...


The importance of succession planning


Vaccinations play key role in disease prevention


Brad’s Lunch Bunch


Experience Jackson – How to Experience Jackson’s Auto Heritage; Jackson Chamber – The History of Chambers of Commerce. Available only at JacksonMagazine.com

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Best of Jackson Awards

Best of Jackson Awards

Round Two

Voters have made their choice. We received nearly 4,000 votes in the first round of the Jackson Magazine 2016 “Best of Jackson” awards. Voters selected their top businesses among the nominees in six categories. We have tallied the votes to determine the top three businesses in each category. Votes were taken through the end of October.

To determine the top winner, you now need to vote for the best among the Top Three finalists. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Click here to access the 2016 ballot
  2. Select one business in each of six categories:
    a. Best Chiropractor
    b. Best Diner
    c. Best High School Mascot
    d. Best Media Personality
    e. Best Place to Buy Unique Gifts
    f. Best Place to Watch a Sporting Event

    The categories include independent, locally owned businesses; chains, including those locally owned, are ineligible.

  3. Check back in November and December (in the printed issue of Jackson Magazine or at JacksonMagazine.com), where we will list the Top 3 in each category. Vote for your winner among those three finalists.
  4. The deadline to select winners will be Friday, Dec. 18. “Best of Jackson” winners in each category will be announced at our Best of Jackson awards ceremony in March will be highlighted in the March 2016 edition of Jackson Magazine, along with all category finalists.

Vote for 2016 Best of Jackson now!
Top Teachers

Top Teachers

Nominations for the 2016 class of Top Teachers is now open. If you know of an outstanding teacher in Jackson County, please nominate them today!

Nomination for 2016 are now closed

Nominate someone for 2017 Top Teacher
30 and Under Nominations

30 and Under Nominations

Do you work with or know a young
adult who, in addition to being
smart, driven and accomplished, is
already having a significant impact
on the Jackson community? Tell us
about them.

Nominate someone for the 2016 30 and Under
Health Care Angels

Health Care Angels

Do you know someone in the health care industry who affected your life in a way that can’t be described in words or a co-worker who has shown an unwavering commitment to their job and their patients? Show them your appreciation! We want YOU to let us know who the fine individuals that look to keep the Jackson community
healthy are.

Nominate someone for the 2016 Health Care Angel
Seniors have a resource guide

Seniors have a resource guide

The new 2015 edition of the Jackson Senior Preferences has been published. This definitive guide allows seniors to easily find services in the Jackson County area.

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Jackson Living Visitors Guide

Jackson Living Visitors Guide

The Jackson Living Visitors Guide gives visitors and residents a glimpse into the opportunities and life in Jackson. Learn more about the Jackson Living guide here.

Read Jackson Living