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Brennan earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and was the 1992-93 Knight Fellow in Economic Journalism at the University of Michigan.
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LANSING – Michigan taxpayers who missed the Tuesday, April 18, state individual income tax filing deadline have options for filing a late return, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. “Late filers should file all income tax returns that are due,” said Deputy Treasurer Glenn White, head of Treasury’s Tax Administration Group. “If a taxpayer […]
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LANSING – The Small Business Association of Michigan is partnering with Consumers Energy and DTE Energy to provide enhanced energy services to small businesses across Michigan through a new “SBAM Energy Solutions” program. “Thanks to this new partnership, SBAM will be able to deliver small business owners red-carpet access to Consumers and DTE programs that […]
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ANN ARBOR – Genomenon announced a $1.8 milion grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health will fund Genomenon’s further innovation in genomic analysis, streamlining the literature research and curation process leading to faster patient diagnosis. “This grant recognizes the solid approach and great potential of Genomenon’s technology to drive rapid improvements in automating accurate gene […]
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DETROIT – Tom Churchwell and Jason Dinkelmann join us to promote Agile and Beyond Conference coming May 4-5 to Ypsilanti’s Eagle Crest Center. Agile and Beyond is a grassroots, volunteer run conference. It helps people learn about agile principles and practices as well as covers topics that help make people and companies awesome. With approximately 100 sessions […]
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LANSING – In response to the increasing demand for information technology jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is partnering with “IT in the D” and Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan to provide funding for training and certification for entry level IT positions in Flint, including help-desk services, typically gateway employment for career advancement in the field. […]
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DETROIT – Starting May 1st two big grant competitions for businesses in Detroit are opening up, the Hatch Detroit retail competition, and the NEIdeas small business growth competition. These two grants will award entrepreneurs cash to open up shop or grow their companies in Detroit. Hatch Detroit is a $50,000 award for the 1st place […]
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LANSING – Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, presents Neil Sheridan, chair of the Entrepreneurship Task Force at the Small Business Association of Michigan, in an excerpt of his recent talk at Capitol Issues Forum on why entrepreneurs are vital to Michigan’s economy and how we stack up to other […]
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ROYAL OAK – Selin Arslan, an Assistant Professor at Lawrence Technological University, updates what’s happening with the LTU Blue Devil Motorsports teams, actually five teams that compete in SAE International competitions. These competitions are an integral part of Lawrence Tech’s engineering curriculum, which has always stressed the importance of enriching “theory” with “practice.” Nearly 30 […]
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ROYAL OAK – Online Tech CEO Yan Ness announces his company’s acquisition of Echo Cloud, a Kansas City, Mo., enterprise cloud company. The acquisition is set to boost Online Tech’s reach in the Midwest market and provide further geographical diversity to its growing cloud infrastructure. Ness said the acquisition provides several benefits for his company, […]
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ROYAL OAK – Emily Heintz, Associate Director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association, discusses the highlights of the MVCA 2017 Annual Report, covering Venture Capital activity in Michigan during 2016. Key highlights include: There were 141 active venture-backed startups in Michigan in 2016, which is a 48% increase in the last five years. 54 startups […]
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