mikebrennan

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.

TechTown Fund Supports 350 Detroit Small Businesses

DETROIT — Over the course of two weeks, TechTown launched the Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund and awarded a total of $606,000 to 350 Detroit small businesses. The fund was created in partnership with the City of Detroit, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), and Invest Detroit to provide working capital grants to some of

By |2020-04-02T18:49:02-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Social Media Expert: Pandemic Not Time To Cut Advertising, Marketing

ANN ARBOR - Melih Oztalay, CEO of Smart Finds Marketing in Birmingham, MI., says cutting your marketing and advertising spend during the pandemic is not a good idea. You want customers to know you will be there for them when social distancing ends, he said. https://youtu.be/4x2lqjTTH3w

By |2020-04-01T20:02:30-04:00April 1st, 2020|Digital Marketing, Featured, Social Media|

Skilled Laborers Brigade Making PPEs For Healthcare Professionals Battling COVID-19

ANN ARBOR - Shannon O'Hara has cobbled together 500 tailors in metro New York to sew washable hospital gowns to protect healthcare professionals from COVID-19. She's looking to connect with tailors nationwide to join her brigade. She's also looking for tailors to join her brigade in Michigan. https://youtu.be/9gvCOD7GmbU  

By |2020-04-01T17:33:05-04:00April 1st, 2020|Coronavirus, Featured, Science|

Business Connect Offering Grants To Manufacturers Looking To Produce PPEs

LANSING –The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect program has launched a new grant program providing a total of $1 million in grants to Michigan’s small manufacturers looking to retool and produce critical health and human service supplies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “Michigan has the manufacturing strength, innovation and determination to

By |2020-04-01T14:58:55-04:00April 1st, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Duo Security’s Song Donates $1 Million To Washtenaw County Small Business Fund

ANN ARBOR - Dug Song, who sold in 2018 Duo Security to Cisco for $2.35 billion, has contributed $1 million to an emergency relief fund for small businesses in Washtenaw County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The money was donated to the Washtenaw Small Business Emergency Relief Fund. https://www.washtenawsbf.com/ Contributions also came from Ann Arbor

By |2020-03-31T16:33:20-04:00March 31st, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Streaming MITech TV: Social Media Ads, Hospital Gown Pivot, When Will Lock-Downs Ease?

ANN ARBOR - MITech TV is going virtual today to do the show online only. At 2 pm Melih Oztalay from Smart Finds Marketing will explain why businesses need to advertise during the coronavirus pandemic and how they can use relationship marketing to pull it off. At 2:15 Shannon O’Hara, a fashion tailor in New

By |2020-04-01T14:59:19-04:00March 30th, 2020|M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

DetroitSewn Shifts To Stitching Hospital Masks To Meet COVID-19 PPE Shortage

PONTIAC - DetroitSewn is joining a lot of Michigan companies pivoting production to meet the healthcare Personal Protective Equipment needs for hospitals triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of sewing custom and industrial apparel, owner Karen Buscemi has her staff sewing cotton washable reusable hospital masks. Last week she had eight people stitching twill-tie and

By |2020-03-29T18:15:52-04:00March 29th, 2020|Coronavirus, Science|