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First Editorial Board for Jackson Business Monthly


When Jackson Business Monthly was conceived by Bob Michaels, He wrote in his Viewpoint that He hoped “this magazine can, in some small way, positively influence the perceptions of business in Jackson.”  To do this, he enlisted some help from representatives from agencies serving Jackson businesses. 

These were well-respected experts in our area with differing backgrounds.  They had insight on what was going on in the business world and were asked to help find the stories on some of the most pressing issues facing the greater Jackson community, as the area regeared for the 90’s and beyond. 

Here is a Look-Back at the very first Editorial Board members in 1992:

Robert Carlton
Vice President, Community & Business Services – Jackson Community College.
Served from 1992 - 1996

Christopher Manegold
President, Jackson Alliance for Business Development.
Served from 1992 -1996

Thomas Nicholls
Executive Director, Jackson Area Manufacturers Association.
Served from 1992 -1996

Charles Reisdorf
Executive Director, Region 2 Planning Commission. 
Served from 1992 -1994

Ila Smith
President, Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce.
Served from 1992 -1997

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