“The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce knows intimately the important link between rail and manufacturing. Railroads first came to Jackson in the 19th century and helped Jackson became a key home for defense companies and auto suppliers. That link is as important today as ever.”

Mindy Bradish-Orta has served as President and CEO of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of Experience Jackson since 2007. Bradish-Orta is also the host of Living Today, a program that airs weekdays on WILX, the Lansing-Jackson NBC affiliate. She previously served as President and CEO of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in California.

Bradish-Orta received a B.A. in international relations and economics/business administration from Kalamazoo College. She is a graduate of the Western Association of Chamber Executives’ Commerce Academy program and of the U.S. Chamber Institute’s program on organizational management.

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