Thursday, May 23, 2013
Gym members get free advice from professional trainers.
Every Anytime Fitness member gets a personal trainer. "It might be a person's first gym membership. It's kind of overwhelming if they've never done it before," said Patrick May, manager of Novi's Anytime Fitness, which recently celebrated its ribbon cutting. May said 85 percent of people who come to Anytime Fitness have never joined a gym before. That's why all new members are enrolled in the "Fit 4 Life" program, which gives them one hour with a personal trainer, two basic workout demonstrations and three follow-up appointments. "So every time they come in to the gym, they know what to do," May said. Professional trainers like Aaron Beach and Larry Cob (see them in the video above) will teach and guide anyone who needs help. "Everyone …
Family Self Defense Center received 16 national nominations and was chosen as one of the “Top Five” Isshinryu Karate Schools in the country for the ninth time, five years consecutively, by the National Isshinryu Hall of Fame Board.
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Interested vendors can still apply for a booth.
The annual Novi Farmers Market opens June 18 at Fuerst Park. The City of Novi continues to accept farmers market applications for vendors selling Michigan grown or made products. Check out pricing information and applications online. The farmers market runs Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 18 to August 27 at Fuerst Park, Ten Mile and Taft roads. The market also starts up again from September 3 to 24. There will be Michigan-made and Michigan-grown products available including naturally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, plants, candles, soaps, vegan and gluten-free items, baked goods, dairy products, grains, meats, tea, coffee, cider and more. While market-goers enjoy shopping the local products, they can also …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
In need of a new home, or just browsing? Check out this home for sale in Novi.
Each week, Novi Patch will feature a different home to give readers an idea of what the local housing market has to offer. Today, check out this four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 22236 Cascade Drive in Novi listing for $239,900. Find the full listing here. Are you a real estate agent with homes for sale? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to feature yours next week.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Henry Ford board members voted against the multi-billion-dollar deal Tuesday afternoon.
The Beaumont and Henry Ford health systems merger has been called off after "different perspectives" emerged about the $6.4-billion deal. Henry Ford board of trustees' decision Tuesday followed six months of due diligence discussions involving hundreds of Beaumont and Henry Ford team members, according to Beaumont. “We have benefited greatly from our merger discussions and have great respect for our colleagues at Henry Ford,” said Gene Michalski, president and CEO, Beaumont Health System. “However, we found through our discussions that we are not aligned on how to achieve our vision for a model health system due to differences in our structures and business models.” In a letter to employees, Henry Ford CEO Nancy Schlichting wrote the …
Henry Ford ends discussions with Beaumont.
Beaumont Health System and Henry Ford Health System have ended discussions of a proposed merger to combine their operations into a new health system. “We have benefitted greatly from our merger discussions and have great respect for our colleagues at Henry Ford,” says Gene Michalski, president and CEO, Beaumont Health System. “However, we found through our discussions that we are not aligned on how to achieve our vision for a model health system due to differences in our structures and business models.” Today’s announcement followed six months of due diligence discussions involving hundreds of Beaumont and Henry Ford team members. “We are very grateful to our board members, physicians, nurses, leaders and other professionals who worked …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Digital Roots, a start-up company based in Novi, helps out a local dog daycare.
Digital Roots is a Novi tech start-up company that specializes in social media management for large brands. However, Facebook and Twitter aren't all that Digital Roots employees love. "We are big dog lovers here. I think everyone has met everyone else's dogs," said Jacki Halas, director of marketing. Digital Roots employees worked together to donate 100 towels to Canine College, a dog daycare in Farmington Hills. Many of the employees drop off their pets to Canine College before coming in to work, Halas said. "We were excited to do that for them," she said. Halas said the company is dedicated to the local area and often looks for ways to give back. "It’s a good team building activity for us. We’re committed to the revitalization of the …
Here are some recent job postings in the area, including a posting for an assistant city treasurer.
Each week, Patch will post a roundup of jobs that are available in the Novi area. Click on the link to learn more about each job. >>>Don't see what you're looking for? Check out Patch's job page for more. This week's job highlight includes a position at the City of Novi for an Assistant City Treasurer. Job description includes: Other opportunites in the Novi area include: Editor’s note: Patch cannot guarantee these jobs will be available when you apply. We do not endorse or recommend these jobs. Please do your own research about any potential employer before you apply. Have a job opening in Novi you'd like to share on Patch? Post it as an announcement and we'll feature it!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Did you go to the weekend-long comic convention in Novi?
Motor City Comic Con, Michigan’s original comic convention, celebrated its 24th anniversary Friday to Sunday at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Attendees were absorbed into comic culture when seeing and meeting comic icons, shopping for comic merchandise and checking out what's new in the artist alley. Convention-goers saw comic characters come to life from participants of the adult and children costume contests, as well as enthusiastic fans. Were you at Comic Con? Share your photos from the convention, in costume or not, on Patch. Add your photos to our gallery by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above.