October 16, 2013
Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight on Auto Dealership Mogul Gregory Jackson
This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, Dywaine Betts Jr., speaks with Gregory Jackson, St. Clair Shores, Michigan-based Prestige Automotive Group,Â one of the nation’s largest Black-owned businesses, ranked at No. 3 on the 2013 Black Enterprise 100s Auto Dealers list with $436 million in annual revenues.
Jackson launched Prestige Automotive in 1993. Today, the business is comprised of three dealerships, including Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Scion. Before the Great Recession and the corresponding shake-up of the automotive industry, Jackson, also president and CEO of Jackson Automotive Management, became the first African American auto dealer and only the fourth Black-owned company to generate $1 billion in annual revenues. He’s also earned the coveted Mercedes-Benz Best of the Best Award, as well as being named a BE 100s Auto Dealer of the Year by Black Enterprise.
Then UBR Contributor Samantha Pass chats with talks with money expert and author Lynette Khalfani-Cox. Khalfani-Cox, also known as The Money Coach, is the author of the book Perfect Credit:7 Steps To a Great Credit Rating. She joins the Roundtable to share easy tips for readers and listeners to get the credit they want.
And finally, every week on UBR, you’ll hear Pepper Miller’s Y.O.U.-TURN segment, get motivation and inspiration from author and educator Dennis Kimbro, a weekly wrap-up of business news from USA Today business correspondent Charisse Jones, and our Patient Investor Report from Ariel Investments.
Pepper Miller is the Founder and President of The Hunter Miller Group and the host of The Urban Business Roundtable, a weekly radio show, sponsored by Ariel Investments, airing CST Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on WVON-AM 1690, the Talk of Chicago. You can also listen live online at WVON.com. Check back each week for UBR Spotlight, which features additional resources, advice and information from and about the topics, entrepreneurs and experts featured on the show. If you have a question you want answered or a topic you want addressed on The Urban Business Roundtable, connect with us on Twitter @UBR1690.