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What Can I Do?

Want to make a difference? Begin by honestly asking yourself, “What can I do?” We all have different talents, connections, and resources. For example, if you are a great writer, you may want to write articles, emails, or a blog in support of Buy Michigan Now. If socializing is your gift, use those connections to spread the word. Analyze all that you have to offer and then get involved in whatever way you can. Here are some ideas to help you get started...

  • Take our Pledge and demonstrate your commitment.
  • Host a drive to encourage more people to take the Pledge. Click HERE to learn how.
  • List your Michigan-based business in the Blue Pages.
  • Send an email to friends and family telling them about Buy Michigan Now.
  • Make changes in your buying habits starting today.
  • Ask your grocer to label all produce so you know where it’s from.
  • Add a www.buymichigannow.com link to your website.
  • Do your own research to discover Michigan products and services.
  • Read labels before you make a purchase and ask yourself if there is a Michigan alternative.
  • Publish a story or write a letter to the editor in support of Buy Michigan Now.
  • Review the vendors your business supports and look for Michigan-based alternatives.
  • Search the Blue Pages first whenever you need a product or service and tell the company that’s where you found them.
  • Visit a different museum, gallery, theater, or zoo each month.
  • Invite your out of state friends and/or family to come for a visit.
  • Patronize local retailers, restaurants, and bars, whenever possible.
  • Ask your favorite restaurant to carry more Michigan foods, beer, and wine.
  • Buy from local farmers’ markets.
  • Ask your favorite local businesses to get listed in the Blue Pages.
  • Most of us have a great place in Michigan that tourists visit, but as locals, we’ve never been. Pick your spot, set a date, and go.
  • If you choose to buy from a national retailer, make your purchase from the physical store that employs your neighbors, rather than online.
  • Mention your support for Buy Michigan Now on your MySpace or Facebook pages.
  • Invited to a party? Bring your host or hostess a Michigan thank you gift.
  • If you’re traveling out of state, bring the long lost tastes of Michigan to your family and friends or send them some of their favorite treats.
  • Suggest that restaurants feature Michigan items on their menus and table tents.
  • Search for inspired leadership and reward it with your vote.
  • Ask store owners and managers to carry more Michigan products and to highlight the ones they do have with signs, promotions, and special merchandising.
  • Believe in Michigan and brag to others about all that this glorious state has to offer.
  • Take your family on a Michigan vacation. There is so much to see and do!
  • Tip Us Off. When you make changes in your buying habits individually, as a family, or as a business, please let us know.