Voyage Pictures celebrates 10 years of growth, welcomes new hires

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A local video production group celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a few changes.

Voyage Pictures, a video company serving small businesses, large brands and nonprofit organizations, moved to 1115 Ionia Ave. NW, Suite 112B, and welcomed three new employees over the summer to aid with the company’s continued growth.

“We are honored by the success and growth we and our clients have experienced in our first 10 years, especially as my business partner Stephen (Panaggio) and I reflect on our beginnings — making videos in the basement of my parents’ house after college,” said Brad Jansen, founding partner and executive producer for Voyage Pictures.

The Voyage team’s newest members include Jeff Merrill, who was brought on for media partnerships; Nancy Markham, video advocate; and Chad Ice, film editor.

Merrill, originally from Southern California, has helped with the development of products, people and profit for national brands through his experiences in storytelling, broadcast studio work, episodic series, podcasts, documentaries and features.

Markham brings more than 20 years of diverse business development experience working with a variety of industries and clients, including retail, construction, skilled trades and manufacturing.

Ice brings nine years of award-winning video editing, technical and storytelling experience to Voyage and has created stories for brands such as SHEFIT and The Mitten State. Ice also worked on several feature films, large social media advertising and TV episodes for Voice Across America (“College Tours”).

The team’s three newest additions also paved the way for the larger location on Ionia. Voyage Pictures was previously located at 1535 Monroe Ave. NW, less than a mile away from its new home.

Recent awards and honors the company received include advertising and media awards for its work with local nonprofit Impact Burundi and a 15-minute TV pilot for global audiences about the history of the Berlin Wall.

More information about Voyage Pictures is at voyagepictures.com.

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