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.

MCWT Names Diane Jones Its ‘Woman of the Year in Technology’

DETROIT – The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation named Diane Jones its “Woman of the Year in Technology.” Jones is executive director of administration for Information and Technology Services and the office of the vice president for information technology and chief information officer, University of Michigan. The fourth annual MCWT award recognizes women

By |2019-11-22T12:26:43-05:00November 22nd, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Michigan Education Trust Announces Prepaid College Tuition Program Reopens Dec. 1

LANSING – The Michigan Education Trust (MET) Board of Directors announced this week that the state’s prepaid college tuition program will reopen enrollment on Dec. 1, allowing those who buy a contract by the end of the year to qualify for a deduction on their Michigan tax return. MET contract holders are eligible for a

By |2019-11-22T11:11:54-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Marijuana Security Operations Looking For Pros With Armed Security Skills

BAY CITY – Grady Emmons started Precision Risk Management Group in 2006 to provide such services as surveillance investigations and secure diamond transport. But in 2018, Emmons changed the company’s name to Marijuana Security Operations to become a security player in the nascent Michigan cannabis industry. Now MSO provides security planning, armed guards, and soon

By |2019-11-21T16:52:43-05:00November 21st, 2019|Featured, Marijuana Business, News|

ACSI: Americans More Satisfied With Banks Than Credit Unions- First Time In Survey History

ANN ARBOR–The latest Finance, Insurance, and Health Care Report from the Ann Arbor-based American Customer Satisfaction Index showed that banks have surpassed credit unions in customer satisfaction, an ACSI first. The survey also found internet investment services lead the sector, and health is the only insurance industry to gain this year. Customer satisfaction with the

By |2019-11-20T17:02:46-05:00November 20th, 2019|ESD|

Seattle Developer To Provide Banking Technology To Michigan Cannabis Market

SEATTLE–Shield Compliance LLC, the developer of a banking compliance system for the legalized cannabis industry, announced it has raised $5 million in a Series A financing round and plans to bring its services to financial institutions serving legal cannabis markets in Michigan, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Washington. Combined with a partnership with a multi-state

U.S. House Judiciary Committee Approves Landmark Marijuana Legalization Bill

LANSING - The U.S. House Judiciary Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would effectively make marijuana legal. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019 passed by a count of 24-10. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the committee, introduced the bill and has gathered more than 50 co-sponsors of the bill in the House.

By |2019-11-20T16:12:27-05:00November 20th, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|

Former Navy SEAL T.K. Eppley Named President, COO of Supported Intelligence

LANSING – T.K. Eppley has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Supported Intelligence, a company that develops and licenses a new class of powerful, consumer-friendly Artificial Intelligence applications. “We are pleased to have new and experienced leadership at Supported Intelligence,” said Patrick L. Anderson, who founded the company in 2012. “T.K. brings a

By |2019-11-18T08:58:46-05:00November 17th, 2019|Featured, News|

Michigan Cannabis Industry Leaders, CannaBiz Connection Co-Host Party Dec. 5

LANSING - The Lansing Radisson Hotel will be decked out in holiday glory as Michigan's cannabis industry leaders gather for a special year-end celebration on Thursday December 5. The date had been incorrectly identified in an earlier version of this story. Enjoy dinner and hear speakers discuss the year that was and the year yet

By |2019-11-17T19:28:25-05:00November 17th, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|

Internet Sales Tax Bills Headed To Senate Floor

LANSING - Legislation codifying into state law a U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding internet sales tax provisions for online retail entities was reported by a Michigan Senate panel Wednesday, a move that could bring millions in additional revenue to the state. The proposed changes come following the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v.

By |2019-11-17T19:00:01-05:00November 13th, 2019|Featured, IoT, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan To Allow Some Marijuana Transfers, Sales Expected December 1

LANSING - Certain businesses will be permitted to transfer marijuana products on the medical side to the recreational side, the state said Wednesday, meaning limited recreational sales are likely to happen in a little over two weeks. Without allowing the transfer of some product, recreational sales would not have occurred until March or April of

By |2019-11-14T10:57:08-05:00November 13th, 2019|Marijuana Business, News|