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.

COVID Variations Spreading In Michigan

ANN ARBOR - Epidemiologist Fred Brown updates the spread of a new variation of COVID-19 in Michigan and provides tips for businesses, academic institutions, and other groups on how they can avoid spread the even more contagious strains of the virus that has triggered a worldwide pandemic. Trained as a medicinal biochemist, Brown has been

By |2021-04-11T19:06:01-04:00April 11th, 2021|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

AndCan Index: US January Legal Cannabis Sales Lower Than December

EAST LANSING – January sales for cannabis products in the United States was slightly lower than in December, according to Anderson Economic Group’s monthly AndCan®Index. However, the recent trend of more even growth continued; a departure from the rapid increases last spring and summer and the slowdown in the fall. AEG’s experts develop this monthly

By |2021-04-08T16:42:33-04:00April 8th, 2021|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|

Karmanos Cancer Center Gets $320,000 Federal Grant For Lymphoma Research

DETROIT—Officials at the The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute announced that the institute has been awarded a $325,372 grant from U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation. The funds will support cancer research focused on diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). “We continue to be amazed by the work the dedicated doctors and researchers at Karmanos have made and are optimistic that this

By |2021-04-08T16:43:03-04:00April 5th, 2021|ESD, Featured|

Ferndale Laboratory Offers Rapid COVID-19 Testing To Michigan Schools

FERNDALE—Officials at Olive Labs Inc. announced a partnership with Concentric, a COVID-19 testing division of Boston-based Gingko Bioworks, to provide rapid testing for schools. Olive Labs Inc. is a women- and minority-owned, federally certified clinical laboratory in Ferndale that serves businesses, long-term care facilities and individuals to provide accurate, 24-hour-turnaround COVID-19 testing. Concentric by Ginkgo is the public

By |2021-04-05T10:27:28-04:00April 5th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science|

Roush CleanTech Joint Venture In Electric Van

LIVONIA—Guelph, Ontario-based Linamar Corp., announced that it has entered the evaluation phase for its fuel cell electric delivery vans under a technology contract with the Center for Transportation and the Environment, partnering with Livonia-based Roush CleanTech and Burnaby, British Columbia-based Ballard Power Systems Inc. to provide delivery vans to UPS for a service demonstration in

By |2021-04-05T10:22:45-04:00April 5th, 2021|Auto Tech|

Michigan Celebrates Small Business Names 2021 Winners

LANSING – Michigan Celebrates Small Business, has been honoring small businesses in the state of Michigan for 17 years and today they are announcing the awardees of the 2021 MCSB annual gala. The 2021 gala will take place on July 20 and will feature three award categories including Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, Michigan 50

By |2021-04-05T10:23:18-04:00April 5th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Gilbert Family Foundation Donates $500M To Pay Detroit Property Taxes

ANN ARBOR - The Gilbert Family Foundation and Rocket Community Fund on Thursday announced an unprecedented and transformational $500 million philanthropic investment over the next ten years, to be accomplished through strategic contributions to community organizations that will build economic opportunity in Detroit neighborhoods. The Gilbert Family Foundation will contribute $350 million, and the Rocket

By |2021-04-01T20:31:38-04:00April 1st, 2021|Entrepreneur Corner, mitechtv|

Podcast Detroit Co-Founder David Phillips Dies Unexpectedly

ANN ARBOR - David Phillips, the co-founder of Podcast Detroit, died unexpectedly on Wednesday. No cause of death is yet known. Out of respect for our dear friend, M2 TechCast (MITech TV) will not air its live show Monday April 5. His business partner and long-time friend Bob Waltenspiel reported to MITechNews Editor Mike Brennan

By |2021-04-08T16:43:41-04:00April 1st, 2021|News|

Hero Project Aims To Help Veterans

ANN ARBOR - On Four20 Post March 31, we announced the Hero Project, our new charity to provide financial help, job training and later housing for America’s Veterans. On the show was our first Veterans charity, Michigan Veterans for Cannabis Network, and our first processor, The Helping Friendly Hemp Company. Contribute to the Project HERE. 1 pm –

By |2021-04-02T10:07:37-04:00March 31st, 2021|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|