Detroit’s Own Rachel Konrad Now PR Boss At Impossible Foods

ANN ARBOR - Former Free Press Auto Writer Rachel Konrad reflects on a 25-year communications career that has led her to run worldwide communications for Impossible Foods, the vegetable meat sustitute that Burger King sells as the Impossible Whopper nationwide. The Impossible Foods Mission Statement: We’ve been eating meat since we lived in caves. And

By |2020-11-19T19:23:31-05:00November 19th, 2020|Business, mitechtv|

AirBnB Class Action Lawsuit Update With Attorney Enrico Schaefer

ANN ARBOR - Traverse Legal Principal Enrico Schaefer updates the latest news on the class action lawsuit he has filed against AirBnb on behalf of hosts who allege they have been cheated out of deposit refunds triggered largely by reservation cancellations from the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Players: Airbnb, Inc., Airbnb Payments, Inc, and Airbnb Payments

By |2020-11-13T17:34:11-05:00November 13th, 2020|Business, mitechtv, News|

Kathleen Norton-Schock, Brian Wassom, Tech Legal Issues Update

ANN ARBOR - Diva Tech Talks' Kathleen Norton-Schock, and Warner Norcross + Judd's Brian Wassom discuss focusing on Social Media Channels, the law and the First Amendment. Brian also delves into hot issues that could result in litigation around newer technologies in the future. Diva Tech Talk is a specialized communication channel highlighting women

By |2020-08-27T17:57:32-04:00August 27th, 2020|Business, mitechtv, Social Media|

West Michigan Industrial Economy Flips To Positive, But Manufacturers More Cautious

GRAND RAPIDS — The West Michigan industrial economy has flipped back to positive, but manufacturers are much more cautious,, local business leaders said in data collected during the last two weeks of February. The survey's index of business improvement (new orders) rebounded to +7 from -9. The production index edged up to +2 from -2. The

By |2020-03-16T08:38:56-04:00March 15th, 2020|Business|

New Study Reveals What Makes Girls and Women Enter – and Stay – In Technology

SOUTHFIELD - In its drive to make Michigan the No. 1 state for women in technology, the nonprofit Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation launched a multi-stakeholder research study to understand the state of girls and women in technology – what drives them, what challenges them and what makes them stay. The results provide

By |2020-03-16T09:22:07-04:00March 15th, 2020|Business, Entrepreneurs|

Michigan House Panel Trims LARA Budget

LANSING - Proposed funding for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will jump in the 2017-18 budget, but still be a bit smaller than Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal following action by a House Appropriations subcommittee. The LARA subcommittee reported HB 4239 to the full House Appropriations Committee unanimously but at $1 million less than

By |2017-03-30T21:09:57-04:00March 30th, 2017|Business, Politics|

Michigan House Budget Calls For 1.9 Percent University Budget Increase

LANSING - Michigan’s 15 universities would see a 1.9 percent increase under the House version of the higher education budget reported Thursday, $9 million less than Gov. Rick Snyder recommended. The budget, HB 4229, was reported 5-0 with Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) abstaining. The House Appropriations Higher Education Subcommittee budget concurred with Mr. Snyder

By |2017-03-30T21:04:38-04:00March 30th, 2017|Business, Politics|

Feds Set To Issue Mid-Term Review Of 54.5 MPG CAFE Target

DETROIT - With fuel prices the lowest they’ve been since the start of the Great Recession, automakers have seen a boom in demand for light trucks and performance vehicles. But while that might be good for the short-term bottom line, it could pose serious problems in the longer-term, as the industry struggles to cope with

By |2016-07-05T20:31:29-04:00July 5th, 2016|Business, News|