What inspired Buy Local Michigan Video Blog

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Frank Krywicki designed the Buy Local Michigan Video Blog logo.

What inspired Buy Local Michigan Video Blog? Since the beginning of December 2014 the idea of starting this video blog came to video producer Duane Weed, owner of DW Video & Multimedia, LLC. How it came we have to say through divine intervention.

According to Duane, “In December before my wife’s surgery it looked like she was not going to be able to come back to her current job and would have to take a leave. Which meant we were going to loose her income.  Being a man of faith I went to prayer on it.  The answer came quickly – do a video blog to promote Michigan and do these for free. Okay, this made no sense to me but leaning on my faith I went right to work”.

The work was to get this new venture off the ground as soon as possible.  Through social media and the telephone, yes kiddo’s Duane actually reached out and made personal contact with business people around Michigan. The result is the beginning of the video blog.

What inspired Buy Local Michigan Video Blog?  It was the desire to help promote people.  This project could not have been done without the help of many.  Al Kohout from Alkaye Media near Chicago and John Aviste from Day Star Productions in Black River New York were there to advise me from a production standpoint and to show their support. Also, to Dr. Harpreet Singh for his friendship, support, ideas and business guidance.


A project like this takes technical items so Duane reached out to Frank Krywicki to design the logo and Johnny B Allen to set up the website, as well as Todd Belcher VO for the Voice Over work for the open and close of each episode.

What inspired Buy Local Michigan may have been an answered prayer and also the help of many.  As Buy Local Michigan Video Blog grows remember to buy and shop locally.

To be interviewed for the show please contact Duane at 231-937-5420 (no text as this line does not accept text).

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