Highlighting economic development in Novi
January 2020
Embracing our past, looking to the future
The City of Novi capped off its 50th Anniversary celebration in December with one final video that talked about we are embracing our past yet looking forward to an exciting future.

As we kick off 2020, we are looking for Novi businesses who want to be featured on the Business Avenue show. 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
Check out Novi's newest coffee shop - Sip & Joy - located on 10 Mile, west of Meadowbrook Road. The coffee shop is owned by Novi residents & features coffee, specialty drinks and baked goods. Read more here.
Bistro and bar Diamond Jim Brady's in the Novi Town Center is celebrating its 65th anniversary by launching a culinary scholarship program to help local students. Read more here.
DexKo Global Inc., the Novi-based supplier of trailer running gear, chassis assemblies, and related components, announced recently that its Rockwell American subsidiary has acquired Fenders N’ More .  Read more here.
Business Resources
Paying attention to the latest small business trends puts you ahead of the competition and with 30 million small businesses in the U.S., competition is fierce . Read about the news and trends to give your business an edge here.
Every small business owner needs goals to keep moving forward, get them motivated to do more, and maintain success. Check out these great resources to help you achieve your goals here.
Check out these seven trends that are bound to impact small businesses in 2020. And see these seven tools to help you to meet the challenge that each trend poses. . Read more here.
Employment of Japanese companies in MI grows 20%
The City of Novi remains home to the most Japanese facilities (102) and Japanese residents (4,040) in Michigan, according to a recent report from the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit.

All told, total employment of Japanese companies in Michigan has grown 20% since 2011. There are 503 Michigan-based Japanese businesses that provide a total of 39,803 jobs.

Read the full story here.
Business award winners to be honored at Toast of the Town
The finalists have been announced for the Novi Chamber of Commerce's Toast of the Town Gala on February 1 at the Suburban Collection Showplace.

Tickets can still be purchased for the event for $120 per person or $1,000 for a table of 10. Also make sure you get your Reverse Raffle ticket for the chance to win up to $8,000 cash. Tickets for the raffle are $100 and you do not need to be present to win.

Finalists being recognized that night include:

Best Place to Work
Chris Barbas Agency (small business)
Provident Dentistry (small business)
Red Level (small business)
AT&T of Twelve Oaks (large business)
Fox Run (large business)
Preh, Inc. (large business)

Community Builder
Novi Town Center (small business)
Provident Dentistry (small business)
Vibe Credit Union (small business)
Carrabba's (large business)
New Horizons Rehabilitation (large business)
Varsity Lincoln (large business)

Customer Service Excellence
Chopped Olive (small business)
Dynamic Health Chiropractic (small business)
Ronaldo Candido Academy (small business)
Carrabba's (large business)
City of Novi (large business)
Sedona Taphouse (large business)

Novi Newcomer
Capacity Counseling
Scott Smith Financial
Sedona Taphouse

Learn more about the event and purchase tickets at novitoastofthetown.com.
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.
Upcoming Events
Out to Lunch with the Novi YPs
Thursday, January 16
Genji Japanese Steakhouse
27155 S. Karevich Drive
Novi Friday Coffee
Novi Chamber of Commerce
Friday, January 17
Hilton Garden Inn
27355 Cabaret Drive
City Offices closed for MLK Jr. Day
Monday, January 20
Small Business Toolbox
Library Card Launch
Monday, January 27
Novi Public Library
45255 Ten Mile Road
WalkIn Thursday Business Workshop
Thursday, February 6
9:30-noon & 1:30-4:30pmpm
Novi Civic Center
45175 Ten Mile Road
Leadership Lunch & Learn
Novi Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, March 3
Novi Civic Center
45175 Ten Mile Road
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