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May 2015


Top Teachers 2015

For the fifth consecutive year, we reveal the five Top Teachers of Jackson County. On the cover is Suzanne Woolworth of Parma Elementary, who was selected the Teacher of the Year. Thanks to a partnership with the Hurst Foundation and the Jackson Community Foundation, she will receive $5,000. In addition, four Top Teachers will each receive a $1,000 grant. Read all about these top teachers in this issue!


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April 2015


Business is Child’s Play

This month is all about kids – or, organizations that make it their business to serve children and their families. On the cover we feature the Jackson School of the Arts and Executive Director Kim Hastings. The JSA has grown tremendously and offers dozens of programs for kids ages 2 and up in art, theater and dance. We also highlight Jan’s Dance Connection in Brooklyn and how the Jackson District Library has reached out to kids with digital offerings, an expanded Meijer branch, and more. Also in this issue: a must-have resource for parents. We feature a guide to classes, camps and more for kids throughout the summer. Read it today!


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March 2015


Celebrating the Best of Jackson

We announce the winners in 10 categories in our annual Best of Jackson issue. You, the readers of Jackson Magazine, cast thousands of votes to choose the winner in categories such as Best Coffee, Best Steak Hoagie, Best Pre-School and much more. We feature Crossroads Animal Hospital – a two-time winner – on our cover. Look inside to see the other top businesses. Also, this month, we are celebrating the 250th issue of Jackson Magazine. Check it out now!


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February 2015


No Place Like Home

Health care is the topic this month, and the February issue looks at local organizations that are serving the community. On the cover are Kay and John Mykala, the owners of Right at Home of South Central Michigan, which helps older adults maintain their independence and stay longer in their homes. Another organization serving seniors is the Region 2 Area Agency on Aging, which is based in Brooklyn. Also, we feature how Dr. Charles Girard, who has been serving dental patients for more than 40 years, has transitioned his practice to Pound & Pound Family Dentistry. Read it today online!


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Jackson Living 2015


Your guide to Jackson

Now available is the 2015 Jackson Living issue, the annual official publication of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. The full-color guide includes a membership directory of all Chamber members, as well as a Buyer’s Guide, listed by business type. Check it out today!


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December 2014


Meet our 30 and Under class

This month we honor the top young professionals in the Jackson area. Our 18 winners have demonstrated both excellence on the job as well as a commitment to the community through volunteer efforts. Be prepared to be amazed at the accomplishments of the 2014 class! In addition, we take a look back at a few members of the 2009 class – see how far they have come in five year. Read it today online!


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November 2014


Cats and dogs and pets, oh my!

The November issue of Jackson Magazine is all about pets. Our cover story features UNLEASHED and lovin’ it!, a family business which offers doggie daycare, lodging, retail items and much more. We also highlight the Cascades Humane Society, which connects pets and owners, as well as photographer Carrie Stadelman of Freeland Photography. Among her specialties are pet photos, and she strives to capture each animal’s personality. Read it online today!


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October 2014


Agriculture in Jackson

Farming is big business in Jackson County. This month, we take a look at agriculture in a number of ways. Inside is a feature on Weir Farming is big business in Jackson County. This month, we take a look at agriculture in a number of ways. Inside is a feature on Weir Farms, a family business that has endured through the decades. We explore the presence of the MSU Extension in the county, and we look at what local farmers markets have to offer this fall. Our cover story on Lone Oak Vineyard Estate examines the winery business and another side of agriculture. Read it today!


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September 2014


Health Care Angels

Here they are – the 2014 Health Care Angels. For the seventh year, we honor individuals in the health care industry who are making a difference. From doctors and nurses, to resident aides, administrators and volunteers, these Angels were nominated and chosen for their dedication to the community. This year, we honor 11 Angels – read their stories today!


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August 2014


Focus on Finance

The theme of the August issue of Jackson Magazine is finance, and inside we look at the topic from a variety of angles. First, our cover story features the Walton Insurance Group, which recently unveiled its new name, along with expanded services. Next, we ask local experts a number of common finance questions. Included topics are: saving for college, planning for retirement, choosing a financial planner, and much more. Check it out today!


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July 2014


Spotlight on Manufacturing

Every year in July, Jackson Magazine focuses on manufacturing. The cover story looks at Eagle Powder Coating, a thriving niche business founded by owner Matt Olinyk. In addition, we highlight programs that are inspiring and training tomorrow’s workers. The Girl M-Powered program teaches girls various aspects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, and Goodwill Industries offers a number of programs to help students and adults in the workforce. In addition, this issue features the annual Jackson Area Manufacturers Association (JAMA) Membership Directory. Read it online now!


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June 2014


Dining in Jackson

What’s for dinner? Check out the many options in the Jackson area. Heading downtown? Our cover story features the many choices available, such as a brewery, a sports bar, Mexican food, salads and more. Pub goers will also find a guide to places that have a varied menu, a family friendly atmosphere, and large-screen TVs to watch a game. We also feature the three local lakefront restaurants. Read it online now!


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May 2014


Meet the Top Teachers!

Now in its fourth year, the Top Teachers Awards puts the spotlight on five Jackson County teachers who are making a difference. This year, find out what makes Andy Runkel of Jackson High School the Teacher of the Year. In addition, four teachers have been selected as a Top Teacher. New this year, each teacher receives a $500 grant for use in the classroom. Jackson Community Foundation President and CEO Monica Moser explains how the grants came about and reveals exciting new developments for the Top Teachers program. Also in this issue: a look at the Little Acorns Nature Preschool at Dahlem. Read it today in the digital edition!


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