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.

Airotrust Offers ‘Building Mask’ For Cleaner Indoor Air In Battle With COVID-19

LIVONIA—Schools, preschools and daycare centers in southeast Michigan are working with Livonia-based company Airotrust to improve the quality of its indoor air for students, children, and employees. Detroit-based charter school Covenant House Academy, Summer Early Learning Center in Detroit, and Livonia Little Tots location have all recently purchased and installed Airotrust “Building Masks,” which are

By |2020-11-01T16:42:43-05:00November 1st, 2020|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Michigan Public Service Commission Warns About Utility Scams

ANN ARBOR - MPSC Commissioner Tremaine Phillips in this video interview warns Michigan residents about utility scams where someone phones them to threaten utility cutoff unless they are paid immediately by credit card or even bitcoin - that should be a giveaway since DTE and Consumers Energy don't yet take cryptocurrency. He also talks about

By |2020-11-01T14:11:16-05:00November 1st, 2020|mitechtv, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan International Tech Center Open To Foreign Tech Clients

ANN ARBOR - Gary Roberts, a planner for the Michigan International Technology Center in Plymouth, MI., talks about the new Ridge 5 Corporate Park that hopes to attract international technology companies to an area that is very auto tech focused. Situated among a prestigious roster of international firms, the MITC development is proven grounds for

By |2020-11-01T15:36:00-05:00November 1st, 2020|mitechtv, New Products / Contracts|

LIFT Tapped To Study Modernizing Critical Army Gear No Longer In Production

DETROIT—Officials at LIFT, the Detroit-based, Department of Defense-supported national manufacturing innovation institute, announced a new contract with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center (CCDC GVSC) at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren to conduct a re-engineering analysis of critical parts, assemblies or subassemblies which are no longer in production. The pieces

By |2020-10-31T08:42:12-04:00October 31st, 2020|ESD|

Big Employers Contend State, Federal Economies To Stabilize In Next Six Months

DETROIT—In a reversal of second quarter trends, the leaders of Michigan’s largest employers anticipate the state and federal economies will stabilize and improve in the coming months. While more than half of business leaders predicted worsening state and federal economic outlooks last quarter, 82 percent now say the U.S. economy will stay the same or improve during the

By |2020-10-31T08:38:12-04:00October 31st, 2020|Featured, News|

Comerica Economic Index Up In August, But Down For 2020

DETROIT - Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index increased in August to a level of 103.1, some 19 percent, higher than the cyclical low. But the index averaged 117.7 points for all of 2019. Our Michigan Economic Activity Index rebounded in July and August as a result of the early summer business re-openings and resumption

By |2020-10-31T08:28:13-04:00October 31st, 2020|News|

MPSC Report: Demand For Home Heating Fuel To Rise Due To COVID-19 Work From Home

LANSING - Despite a long-term forecast for a comparatively normal Michigan winter, demand for home heating fuel is expected to rise as more Michiganders continue to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the MPSC’s 2020-2021 Winter Energy Appraisal.   The continued impact of the pandemic has thrown a curveball to forecasting, given unknowns about

By |2020-10-31T08:22:45-04:00October 31st, 2020|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid|

7 Transitions To A Successful COVID-19 Containment Program

ANN ARBOR - Epidemiologist Fred Brown has been advising governments, US states and both US political parties on how to contain COVID-19. He shares those 7 transitions in this video interview. With COVID spiking around the US and world, government and health care professionals need to take his advice seriously. Lives and economies are at

By |2020-10-30T17:01:50-04:00October 30th, 2020|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

Cannabis Caucus of Michigan’s Democratic Party Releases List of Candidate Endorsements

LANSING - Pro-cannabis candidates for election have been identified and endorsed by the Michigan Democratic Party’s Cannabis Caucus. The Caucus has endorsed contestants in both national and in-state contests being decided at the General Election on November 3rd. The Caucus endorses Joe Biden as President and recommends that the state voters return Gary Peters to

By |2020-10-28T11:23:35-04:00October 28th, 2020|Marijuana Business, News, Politics, Politics/Government|

MI Tech Center, Utility Scams, Latest COVID-19 Health Care Updates

ANN ARBOR - On MITech TV Oct. 26, Gary Roberts, a consultant for the Michigan International Technology Center, will discuss Ridge 5 Corporate Park, aimed at housing international tech clients.  Then MPSC Commissioner Tremaine Phillips will discuss how utility scams are on the rise. Followed by Epidemiologist Fred Brown who will update the latest COVID-19

By |2020-10-25T18:35:32-04:00October 25th, 2020|Podcasts|