Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"It's Your Business" an Interview with Jan Norman


I provide location advice to owners and occupants of

industrial buildings in Southern California. As frequent

readers of this blog know, I attribute some of my local

business articles to Jan Norman of the Orange County Register. You can read her blog (which is the entry point for most of her columns and stories). I had the privilege to sit and talk with Jan last week about her career and the subjects of some of her articles. I hope you enjoy the information.

Location Advice visits It's Your Business:

What do NRGTek, Succession Strategies, John Barry and Associates, Kelly Moore, and Allied Modular Systems have in common? They have all been recently featured in the Orange County Register's It's Your Business, a business column authored by Jan Norman. What do Location Advice and It's Your Business have in common? Location Advice has taken the opportunity to meet every one of these column subjects. Jan agreed to meet with me last week and discuss synergies. Many of the owners and occupants that I represent have a human interest angle that could portend future columns. I found Jan to be energetic, forthcoming, and genuinely interested in our conversation. I enjoyed getting to know her background and believe you will enjoy getting to know her as well. Jan is originally from Phoenix Arizona and attended Arizona State University. Jan moved to Southern California and started her Register career in 1981. Chris Anderson's (former Register Editor) vision was a stand alone business section that would compete with the Los Angeles Times. In 1984, the vision became reality and Jan moved to the business section. Throughout her business writing career, Jan's topics have varied from Technology, to Real Estate, to Retail, and finally to "It's Your Business" and coverage of small businesses and entrepreneurs in 1988. IYB focuses upon closely held local companies with 1-100s of employees. I encourage you to read the column and look for future collaboration between IYB and Location Advice!