Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Novi. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. Here are some business participating in Small Business Saturday in Novi: …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Check out some of Novi's most popular pages and add your own suggestions
The following list is in no particular order. Know a really great Novi-related Facebook page missing from the list? Add your favorites in the comments section and we'll update our list with your suggestions.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A new women's fashion store has opened in Novi Town Center. Dots, which opened in mid-October, offers clothing, jewelry, lingerie, perfumes, shoes and more. Clothes come in sizes 0-24, and the store caters to women ages 25-35. Store manager Janette Khalaf said what makes Dots stand out from other women's stores is its customer service. "Our customers are definitely more important to us than anything," she said. She added that ladies can also get trendy clothes at Dots for great prices. "You can get a complete outfit for under $100," she said. Khalaf previously managed the Dots stores in Farmington, Canton and Livonia and is excited to now be running the store in Novi. "Its the kind of job you don't dread coming to," she said. "This is a …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The fine jewelry store will be offering deals to kick off engagement season.
During the holiday season, the phrase "Will you marry me?" has become a familiar refrain. December by far exceeds all other months as the most popular time for engagements. In response to high demand, Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry is hosting a Fall Bridal Showcase at its Twelve Oaks Mall location. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Cost savings will be extended at all Tapper’s locations, including Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield and Somerset Collection in Troy. “The holidays are a wonderful time for family gatherings, which translates to a terrific time for many couples to get engaged,” says Ann Duke, director of marketing for Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Business is good at Expressions Music Academy, which will double its size this January.
Jessica Schatz of Walled Lake always knew she wanted to teach music, and now her business is doing better than she ever dreamed. Schatz is the owner of Expressions Music Academy in Novi, which opened two years ago, and she plans to double the size of the business in January by expanding into the neighboring suite. The school is located at 43370 W. 10 Mile Road near Novi Road and will be growing from six studios to 13. The expansion will also include the addition of a music lab, which will be equipped with iPads loaded with music education programs and practice keyboards. Expressions offers private lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, viola, cello, percussion, clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, horn, tuba, trombone and euphonium…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Big Frog is now open in Novi Town Center.
After retiring from the auto industry, Doug Rossman decided he wanted to try something different and be his own boss. He decided to be a franchise broker for a year, and then ended up becoming a franchise owner himself. He and his wife, Robin, of Farmington Hills, opened Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More at 26036 Ingersol Drive in Novi Town Center earlier this month. Doug Rossman said the new look of Novi Town Center cemented their decision to open the store in Novi. "I think it's really going to pick up nice," he said. The business offers custom digitally-printed T-shirts and other items using what is essentially a large ink-jet printer. Unlike screen printing, which essentially is layers of paint on top of fabric, Big Frog’s direct-to-…