Eco-Friendly Entrepreneurship: Wallace Detroit Guitars and Pranzo Bags

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On this episode of StartupNation Radio, your host, Jeff Sloan, interviews two entrepreneurs who are conscious of the environment in their business pursuits: Mark Wallace of Wallace Detroit Guitars, and Mary Lou Palazzolo of Pranzo Bags.

First up, Jeff chats with Mark Wallace, owner of Wallace Detroit Guitars, a company he founded in 2014 to literally build electric guitars from Detroit history. Wallace uses reclaimed wood from Detroit buildings to build guitars that continue the city’s tradition of producing solid products and great music.

During the show, Wallace talks about:

  • Where the business concept came from
  • What attracts customers to Wallace Detroit Guitars
  • Where reclaimed wood is sourced from
  • The future of Wallace Detroit Guitars

For more information on Wallace Detroit Guitars, check out the latest on Facebook and Instagram.


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Next up, Jeff interviews Mary Lou Palazzolo, inventor and owner of Pranzo Bags, a reusable lunch tote that keeps food, beverages and more cold on the go when refrigeration is not available.

Mary Lou invented the Pranzo Bag because she could not find a suitable lunch bag that appealed to her or had the features she was looking for… so she created her own!

During the interview, Palazzolo discusses:

  • How she developed the concept for Pranzo Bags
  • The eco-friendly elements of the Pranzo Bag
  • Taking her idea from concept to manufacturer
  • Her crowdfunding campaign, now live on Indiegogo

For more information on Pranzo Bags, follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


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