Local singers chase the blues away

REGION — While businesses around the world limited hours and direct contact with the public to slow the spread of the coronavirus, one Antrim County entrepreneur didn’t skip a beat taking creative steps to keep both his businesses operating.

Kenny Thompson, of Mancelona, is known as The Computer Guy.  At night and on weekends, he trades in the keyboard for a guitar and performs as a singer at venues around northern Michigan.  

“With a good percentage of people staying home in self-isolation and trying to be safe, I wanted to offer some services to help,” Thompson said.

In a Facebook post, The Computer Guy offered services to his customers and community who needed assistance with their personal computers.  Using the internet, Thompson connects remotely to his clients’ computers to resolve their issues.  After the post appeared, Thompson said he started getting requests – but not so much for the computer services.

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