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.

iHemp Hour: Barn Owl Drone Services Helps Farmers Find Male Hemp Plants

ANN ARBOR - Yup, that's right. Barn Owl Drone Services uses drones to find male hemp plants in fields. Owners Jaron and Sarah Hinkley explain in this video how they do that. If you're a hemp farmer, you're going to want to see this because Barn Owl Drone can save you time and money....and your

By |2020-07-08T20:53:18-04:00July 8th, 2020|Hemp, Marijuana Business, News|

$100 Million In Small Business Grants Available for COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

LANSING - In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, the State of Michigan has allocated $100 million of CARES Act funding to implement the Michigan Small Business Restart Program to support the needs of Michigan Businesses directly impacted by COVID-19. The application for businesses to apply for funding will open on July 15. Grant

By |2020-07-07T14:53:19-04:00July 7th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

With Michigan Reopening For Business, Where Does COVID-19 Contagion Stand?

ANN ARBOR - Infectious disease expert Fred Brown updates the level of COVID-19 spread in Michigan now that the state is reopening many of its businesses. Michigan has kept the pandemic under control since March. But what about the future? Watch this video to learn more. Brown’s expertise includes: • COO – Leading Health Big

By |2020-07-07T14:39:30-04:00July 7th, 2020|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

$15 Million in Agricultural Safety Grants to Provide Critical Relief to Michigan’s Farms and Food Processors

LANSING - $15 million in economic assistance for Michigan farms and agricultural processors, to mitigate risks of the COVID-19 virus across the state’s food production industry, gained approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced July 7. “Michigan’s food and agriculture sector

By |2020-07-07T14:00:53-04:00July 7th, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Canada Encourages Its Businesses To Make PPEs To Battle COVID-19

ANN ARBOR - Joe Comartin, Canadian Consul General in Detroit, explains what steps his government has taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes working with companies to make Personal Protective Equipment. He also updates the travel restrictions that remain at US-Canada border crossings. Comartin serves as Consul General of Canada in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan,

By |2020-07-07T13:48:49-04:00July 6th, 2020|mitechtv, Politics, Politics/Government|

Surveys Reveal Significant Shifts in Consumer Behavior During Pandemic

TROY, N.Y. — The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered how people shop, how much they buy, the trips they take outside their homes, and the number of tele-activities — like work, medicine, and education — that have become commonplace. These changes were rapid and have tremendously impacted the economy, supply chains, and the environment. Two

By |2020-07-04T13:50:14-04:00July 4th, 2020|Featured, News|

AT&T Improving Internet Connections in Rural Michigan

LANSING - AT&T, through its participation in the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund – has extended high-speed Internet service to more than 69,000 homes and businesses in rural parts of 61 Michigan counties. “AT&T is proud to keep people and businesses connected during this unprecedented time,” said David Lewis, President of AT&T Michigan. “While

By |2020-07-04T13:45:08-04:00July 4th, 2020|Featured, New Products / Contracts|

Michigan Marijuana Report To Launch Four20Post Streaming Video Channel July 8

ANN ARBOR – Michigan Marijuana Report is launching a cannabis-focused live streaming video show on July 8 – Four20Post. The show will be co-hosted by Rick Thompson, long-time Michigan Cannabis advocate, and feature Jamie Cooper, managing director of Sensi Connects. Four20Post will air on Wednesdays, every other week. The hour-long show will be webcast live on

By |2020-07-03T12:26:21-04:00July 3rd, 2020|Featured, Marijuana Business, mitechtv, News|