Karen Wyant works at C & J Maytag where she has been employed for almost 20 years. She has worked in retail since the mid 70's. She has written for the newspaper off and on for 27 years (News and Views at the Chamber and Round the Town. She served a six year stint as Executive Director/Secretary at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. Karen was the first and second woman President of the Chamber of Commerce, first woman to be head of retail merchants, and the first woman to join Jackson Rotary where she is a honorary member, and been a part of Rotary for 25 years. She lives in Jackson with grandson Stephen.