Highlighting economic development in Novi
August 2019
The history of Novi's park system
The City of Novi is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and each month we are releasing a new video highlighting a part of Novi's history. This seventh video takes a look at Novi's park system, from the acquisition of what is now Lakeshore Park to the beautiful Villa Barr Art Park that opened last fall.

We are still looking for businesses to be featured on Business Avenue. If you want to be featured on an upcoming episode that airs on Novi Television, YouTube and cityofnovi.org, shoot us an email at novibusiness@cityofnovi.org to set up a time that works for you. Our Studio No.VI team will do the rest!
Novi Businesses in the News
Bluewater Technologies, which specializes in audio-video integration and event technology services, is investing $34 million into a new, 90,000-square-foot headquarters in Novi. Read more here.
Lineage Logistics, a provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions, was recently named a winner of the 2019 Better Practice Awards by the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Plants Program.
Read more here.
Novi-based Madison Electric recently honored employee Bruce Pickard, 78, for his 60 years of service to the company. At one point, Pickard was the boss to the now-company president.
Read more here.
Business Resources
It's never too early to start thinking about retirement, not just for yourself but for your business, too. Doing so in advance will help not only your own financial situation but for the team you manage. Check out the three moves that should be front and center here.
Real estate is complicated and commercial property transactions can be even more complex. Check out some of the commonly asked questions and know who to contact for answers here.
The waiting period after a job interview is extremely stressful. However, once it's over there are things you should and shouldn't do. Five of those things you shouldn't do can be found here.
Welcome to Novi!
New businesses are popping up in Novi nearly every week! Please join us in welcoming the following new businesses to Novi:

The following businesses recently celebrated ribbon cuttings:

Are you a new business and want to be featured? Call us at 248.347.0573 or email novibusiness@cityofnovi.org.
Going PRO Talent Fund Information Sessions
Any company interested in, or thinking about, applying for the Going PRO Talent Fund is strongly encouraged to attend one of the Information Sessions.

During the sessions you will learn about the grant updates and guidelines for this year's grant application. It is also very important for your business to start connecting with Oakland County Michigan Works! Offices.

Registration is free and can be done here. Current scheduled sessions are Aug. 13, 15, 27 & 29 as well as Sept. 4, 5 & 11.
Work continues at 12 Mile & Novi Road intersection
Work continues at the intersection of 12 Mile and Novi roads with Stage 2 starting this morning.

In Stage 2, Novi Road will be completely closed to through north and southbound traffic at 12 Mile Road. Twelve Mile Road, east and westbound traffic will be maintained, but limited to one lane. Businesses in the area, including the gas station on the northwest corner, remain open. The detour around the intersection is Meadowbrook Road.

The goal is to reopen the intersection by early- to mid-September.

Visit cityofnovi.org/BetterRoadsAhead for additional information on this project and sign up for our weekly e-newsletters providing updates on the various projects in Novi.
Upcoming Events
Free Professional Headshot Mixer
Wednesday, August 21
Novi Public Library
45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI
City Offices Closed
for Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 2
WalkIn Thursday:
Small Business Counseling
Thursday, Sept. 5
9:30am-noon & 1:30-4:430pm
Novi Civic Center
45175 Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI
Fall Business Blender
Novi Chamber
Wednesday, Oct. 2
Novi Public Library
45255 W. 10 Mile, Novi, MI
Check out available jobs in Novi!
Email your job posting requests to wgraham@cityofnovi.org or call 248.347.0573.
For more information about doing business in Novi, visit cityofnovi.org.
Wenona Graham, Economic Development Coordinator - 248.347.0573