Highlighting economic development in Novi
January 2019
A look at Novi from the 1800s
The City of Novi is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and each month we will be releasing a new video highlighting a part of Novi's history. The first one covers what Novi looked like in the early 1800s and who some of the early settlers to the City were.

Want to be featured on an upcoming episode of Business Avenue 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 and our Studio No.VI team will do the rest.
Novi Businesses in the News
Stoneridge Inc. recently received federal approval to allow its MirrorEye Camera Monitor System to be installed as an alternative to rear-vision mirrors currently required on commercial vehicles in the U.S. Read more here.
Novi's Harman International has partnered with Israel's Innoviz Technologies to market a sensor that will enhance Harman's ADAS and automated driving initiative. Read more here.
Bob's Discount Furniture is making its way to Novi, opening in the former Toys "R" Us location in West Oaks. The business has 104 locations across the U.S. and typically hires about 25 people per location. Read more 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:
Are you a new business and want to be featured? Call us at 248.735.5671 or email novibusiness@cityofnovi.org.
Business Resources
Check out these steps to help your company respond to tariffs and trade uncertainty. Companies are reviewing operations, rethinking supply chains and weighing their options. These steps can help you cope. Learn more here.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has some great courses available for businesses owners looking for an edge. Courses include an Small Business Leadership, Launching Your New Business, Financial Management and more. Learn more here.
Get a Novi Public Library card! Stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up for a free card or renew your current one. The smartest card in your wallet can open up a world of possibilities for your business! Learn more here.
Best of the best in Novi business!
The Toast of the Town Gala is right around the corner - February 1 - and the Novi Chamber of Commerce has announced its list of business award finalists. Even if your business didn't make the cut, don't miss out on this great night. Tickets are still available for $100 per person or $900 for a table of 10. You can purchase tickets and check out the finalists at novichamber.com.
Get involved in Novi's 50th Anniversary celebration
The City of Novi is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary this year and we want our businesses to be part of the festivities. The fun starts January 24 with the Team Novi Pep Rally featuring a visit from the Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan. On February 11, we will unveil a historical exhibit highlighting our past in the Civic Center Atrium. If your business is interested in getting involved as a sponsor, please call 248.735.5628 or email communityrelations@cityofnovi.org.
Upcoming Events
WalkIn Thursday:
Small Business Counseling
First Thursday of each month
9:30am-Noon & 1:30-4:30pm
Novi Civic Center,
45175 Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI
Novi Young Professionals
January 17, 2019
5-7pm
Whirlyball Novi
41550 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI
Toast of the Town Gala
February 1, 2019
Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI

Novi's 50th Anniversary Celebration
February 11, 2019
6-8pm
Novi Civic Center
45175 Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI
Winter Business Mixer
February 12, 2019
Novi Civic Center
45175 Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI

2019 City of Novi Job Fair
March 13, 2019
Novi Civic Center
45175 Ten Mile Road, Novi, MI
More information to come
Check out available jobs in Novi!
Email your job posting requests to wgraham@cityofnovi.org or call 248.735.5671.
For more information about doing business in Novi, visit cityofnovi.org.
Wenona Graham, Economic Development Coordinator - 248.347.0573