About Mike Brennan

Founder of Michigan News Network, and serves as CEO, as well as Editor & Publisher of MITECHNEWS.COM. Brennan has worked since 1980 as a technology writer at newspapers in New York, NY, San Jose, CA., Seattle, WA., Memphis, TN., Detroit, MI., and London, England. He co-founded and served as managing editor of Pacific Rim News Service (SEATTLE), which developed a network of more than 100 freelance journalists in 17 Asia-Pacific countries.

Volvo Hydrogen-Powered Trucks Emit Water Vapor, Have 600-Mile Range

SWEDEN - Swedish auto-manufacturer Volvo Trucks has started testing long-haul trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells that only emit water vapor, the company announced this week. The trucks will be able to tow 65 tons, travel around 1000 km (620 miles) and fuel up in less than 15 minutes, the company said. They hope to begin selling the trucks

By |2022-06-25T15:26:25-04:00June 24th, 2022|Auto Tech, Featured|

Public Service Commission Shores Up Michigan’s Reserves of Energy Supply

LANSING - The Michigan Public Service Commission took steps this week to shore up Michigan’s reserves of energy supply, approving orders that accept a settlement agreement governing Consumers Energy Co.’s long-range plans for providing electricity and seeking input from all electricity providers in Michigan and other interested stakeholders on ways to ensure Michigan continues to

By |2022-06-24T08:19:59-04:00June 24th, 2022|Politics, Politics/Government|

True North Collective Hires Kelly Garety, Jamie Cooper For Director Positions

ANN ARBOR - True North Collective, a grower and processor, has made a couple of executive hires, Kelly Garety as Director Of Sales and Strategic Development and Jamie Cooper as Director of Marketing. Kelly previously worked for ABKO Labs; and Jamie will continue to serve as Michigan manager for Sensi Magazine. More Information at True North

By |2022-06-23T07:33:55-04:00June 23rd, 2022|Marijuana Business, mitechtv, News|

Canadian Based FLO To Build EV Chargers In Michigan

ANN ARBOR - FLO announced it will build an electric vehicle charger manufacturing plant in Auburn Hills, a $3 million investment that is expected to create 133 direct, indirect, and induced jobs in Michigan in 2023 as a result of the manufacturing facility activities. That breaks down to 125 jobs created from operations and maintenance

By |2022-06-23T10:06:57-04:00June 21st, 2022|Auto Tech, Clean Update, mitechtv|

West MI Sustainable Business Forum Annual Meeting Featuring Rep Peter Meijer

ANN ARBOR - West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will host its 29th Annual Meeting on Monday, June 27 at the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation. Joining us on MITech TV is Rose Spickler to provide more details for this live event. No virtual attendance is available. The Annual Meeting will include an update on

By |2022-06-21T14:10:56-04:00June 21st, 2022|Clean Update, mitechtv|

$237 Million Available From MEDC To Help Michigan Small Businesses

LANSING - In early June, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to announce that Michigan has been approved for up to $237 Million in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury.   Small businesses hit hard by the pandemic-induced recession can apply for some of these funds

By |2022-06-21T13:39:03-04:00June 21st, 2022|mitechtv, News|

MI-HQ Acquires EMU Building For Innovation Shared Workspace For STEM Companies

ANN ARBOR – Michigan Innovation Headquarters —an innovative life science and technology workspaces—has entered a purchase agreement for Eastern Michigan University’s former College of Business headquarters, the Gary Owens Building, in downtown Ypsilanti. The building will be purchased for $2.6 million and will undergo an additional $10 million renovation to build an innovative shared workspace

ASE Releases 2022 Michigan Compensation Survey Results – Salaries Rise 4 Percent

TROY – Low unemployment, sluggish labor participation, and unprecedented employee turnover appear to have accelerated the wages and salaries of local employers.  Data from the most recent ASE compensation survey shows that overall wage growth, based on a matched sample of companies (referred to as a constant sample) was 4.0 percent compared to just 2.1

By |2022-06-20T18:48:14-04:00June 20th, 2022|Small Business Association of Michigan, STEM|

MITech TV: Sustainable Business, EV Charging Stations, Self-Driving Car Software, Team ACTor

ANN ARBOR - On MITech TV live on Facebook at 2 pm Rose Spickler, Director of Statewide Engagement Michigan Sustainable Business Forum provides details on the group’s June 27 annual meeting featuring Peter Meijer and Vickie Lewis. Cory Bullis is FLO’s Senior Public Affairs Specialist. He will provide details on the Canadian charging network operator FLO investing

By |2022-06-21T13:39:36-04:00June 20th, 2022|Podcasts|

Not To Worry – Low Flying Helicopters Are ITC Holdings Power Line Inspection Flights

ANN ARBOR - If you see helicopters flying low over high voltage electricity transmission lines owned by ITC-Holdings, don't worry. It's all part of the twice yearly inspection ITC does to make sure no vegetation has grown into the lines, or that the lines are not damaged so electricity continues to flow to homes and

By |2022-06-17T11:01:17-04:00June 16th, 2022|Clean Update, mitechtv|