Highlighting economic development in Novi
September 2019
The story of the famed Novi Special
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 eighth video takes you under the hood of the Novi Special race car and to the track at the Indy 500. While the Novi engine never won a race, its legacy continues to live on today.

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
Novi's Center for Neurological Studies is conducting a research study on 42 former professional athletes to determine if hormones will eliminate the lasting affects of their injuries. Read more here.
The Michigan Venture Capital Association, which serves as the voice of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community, recently moved into its new office at 39555 Orchard Hill Place, Suite 203. Read more here.
Toasted Oak Grill & Market continues to be a destination spot for diners from all over southeast Michigan with its unique farm-to-table menu and outstanding wine program that recently earned a 2019 Wine Spectator magazine award. Read more here.
Business Resources
Considering self-employment or at the beginning stages of starting a business? Be sure to check out the free "Starting a Business" course from Michigan SBDC. The webinar is Oct. 2 from 11-noon. Register for free here.
Educate yourself on cybersecurity and the potential threats to your business with a free webinar on Sept. 10 from 11-noon. Program includes tips & tricks along with Q&A. Register for free here.
Having a presence on social media is of the utmost importance. And while it's hard to predict what the next "it" thing is, the top 10 tips for brands and their social managers alike 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.
Secure your spot in the
Novi Business Blender
Get your morning off to a productive start by taking part in the Novi Business Blender from 8-10am on Wednesday, October 2, at the Novi Public Library.

This popular Novi Chamber of Commerce-led event is perfect for our small to medium sized businesses, allowing them to showcase their business and meet other like-minded people.

Businesses can have a table at the event for $50 or individuals can attend for $5. Continental breakfast is included. To learn more or register, visit novichamber.com.
12 Mile & Novi Road intersection to open soon
All of the concrete has been poured for the intersection of 12 Mile and Novi Road. Crews are expected to pour the sidewalks and seal the road in the next few days.

The hope is to have the intersection open at some point next week.

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
The Learning Experience Ribbon Cutting
Friday, September 13
26120 Town Center Drive
Farm Bureau Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, September 18
23895 Novi Road, Suite 300
Flights & Conversation
Novi Young Professionals
Thursday, September 19
Beerhead Bar & Eatery
44375 W. 12 Mile Road
WalkIn Thursday:
Small Business Counseling
Thursday, October 3
9:30am-noon & 1:30-4:430pm
Novi Civic Center
45175 Ten Mile Road, 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