The Michigan Hospitality Industry Employee Relief Fund
Up to $500 available for hospitality workers in Michigan impacted by coronavirus.
Don’t delay, apply TODAY!
Employees in Michigan can apply for assistance online from September 22 until October 1. Payments of up to $500 will be provided to approved applicants until the grant has been depleted....
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-176
Executive Order 2020-176 reopens Michigan’s gyms and pools in those regions where they remain closed and allowing for organized sports practices and competitions to resume in those regions where they remain restricted, subject to strict protections meant to limit spread of the virus. Gyms and pools may begin to reopen on Wednesday, September 9. The governor also signed Executive Order 2020-175 outlining strict workplace safety measures gyms and pools must follow to protect people from the spread of COVID-19.
Click on below links to find out more:
Safeguards to protect Michigan’s workers from COVID-19
Gov. Whitmer To Require Face Coverings In Indoor Public Spaces
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-147 to require the wearing of a face covering in all indoor public spaces as well as crowded public outdoor spaces. Further, this order requires businesses open to the public to refuse entry or service to patrons refusing to wear appropriate face coverings. The order takes effect at 12:01am on Monday, July 13.
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The evidence is convincing. The most effective tool we all have to create the conditions for businesses to remain open is to wear a mask every time we are in public – especially when indoors.
To help our business community, the Detroit Regional Chamber has launched the Keep Businesses Open #MaskUpMichigan campaign. As the representatives and advocates for business across the region, there is nothing more important we can do for business than to keep their doors open.
Click here for the toolkit
Small Retail, Restaurants, Personal Service Businesses Hurt by COVID-19 Can Apply Now for Economic Recovery Grants
Oakland Together Small Business Recovery Grant
Oakland County is dedicating $28 to $30 million to help small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For a list of grants and details, click here.
New Restart Resources for Business
Resources to help businesses prepare for a new era of operation amid the COVID-19 crisis.
CDC General Workplace Plan
CDC Restaurant & Bar Plan
Detroit Regional Chamber Restart Resources
Detroit Chamber Return to Work Guide
Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association Roadmap to Reopening
PPE Supply Connect
Oakland County offers Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing: ALL Returning Workers & Adults
Oakland County Grants and Other Assistance
Take advantage of these outstanding FREE resources from Google to help people find you online, let them know you are open and stay connected!
Click here for more information
Oakland County has created the COVID-19 ReOpen Kit to provide small business owners, local communities, nonprofit and faith-based leaders with materials and guidelines to help resume activities safely in this new environment caused by the pandemic.
The Kit Contains
- Digital COVID-19 toolkit
- Physical tote of personal protection equipment (PPE) and disinfecting supplies
- ReOpen Resource Guide
- ReOpen Poster - We Care About Your Safety
- Community Resource Flyer
- Printable Social Distancing Decals
Click here for more information
PPE Purchase sites
City Council approved relaxing of Novi's Sign Ordinance through 12/31/2020
Want to know What's Open in Novi? For an easy to read chart, click below.
Civic Center resumes services
The Novi Civic Center has resumed full operations in accordance with the limitations imposed by the Governor's order.
Hours: 8am - 5pm
(effective June 15, 2020)
Virtual avenues will continue to be made available so that visitors may connect with respective departments to set up appointments. Click here to access the Online Inspection Portal
Applications and submitals may be made through the web portal for registered contractors. Mail and drop-off options are available. Drop-off and pickup boxes are available in the vestibule of the north Civic Center entrance (closest to Ten Mile Road). Online payment options are also available along with mail in and drop off options. All staff are available through email and phone. Remote meetings can be scheduled.
Please note that the Executive Order includes specific safeguards in sections 11(h) and (i). If you cannot comply with these requirements do not schedule inspections until such time as you can. Community Development staff will leave non-compliant sites and a re-inspection fee will be assessed. Please contact the Community Development Department at 248.347.0415
if you have any questions.
Federal Assistance Programs
Federal aid has been replenished for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).
Click here to find out more.
Small Business Resource Guide
In an effort to provide businesses meaningful and timely support as they face various challenges created by the pandemic, we have created this comprehensive guide....
Click here for the COVID-19 Business Updates & Resources
Click here for the COVID-19 Constituent Service Resources Toolkit
OSSBC Coronavirus Resources
Here you can find information on:
Click here for OSSBC Coronavirus Resources
- SBA Disaster Assistance Relief
- Guidance to Employers Contemplating Potential Layoffs
- Virtual Procurement Assistance
- Claiming Unemployment
- Loan Programs
- Quick Tips to Keep Your Small Business Going
COVID-19 Business Toolkit
Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) is working closely with healthcare providers, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor and prepare for the presence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community. OCHD is providing a Preventing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Toolkit for Businesses to share information with you and your employees about how to stay healthy and prevent illness.
This toolkit is available at: OakGov.com/Health/Information/COVID-19/Pages/Businesses.aspx
You will find a link to CDC’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as well as prevention materials about:
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – What You Need to Know
- Stopping the spread of germs
- Hand washing instructions
- Cleaning and disinfecting
- Social media posts for your organization
This is an evolving situation and information is updated on our website OakGov.com/Health as it becomes available.Our Nurse on Call is also available at 800-848-5533, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm or email@example.com
Novi Chamber Update:
What a challenging journey we've all been on the last few months. We've all weathered many changes in business and our home lives, but through it all, we watched people coming together to raise up and support each other. Here at the Novi Chamber, we are so thankful for our Board of Directors, Chamber Ambassadors, Sales Lead Groups, Committee Members and of course, each and every one of our members for their patience and participation.
Now, July is upon us and it's time for our new "normal". We are optimistically returning to in-person events following the current Executive Orders in place. Your health and safety is our upmost concern.
Please reach out to us if you have any concerns.
Click here to visit Novi Chamber
Novi Public Library:
Open for Limited Public Use! Masks Required (E.O. 2020-147)
Click here to watch as Julie Farkas, Director of NPL, outlines the important guidelines for guests to follow while visiting the Library!
Share your COVID-19 stories!
We are creating a collection of reflections on this important historical moment for the Local History Room at the Novi Public Library. We want stories from first responders, medical professionals, people in isolation, teachers, supermarket employees, local business owners and anyone with a story to tell.
We will accept written letters, journals, stories, poems, drawings, photos, videos, copies of business social media posts, etc. All work must be original. This collection will be a valuable resource for future generations to understand life in our community during the pandemic. All ages are welcome to respond. A submission by anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian give permission for the submission. To help inspire your submission, here are a few questions to use as a starting point for residents and for businesses.
To submit physical items, please fill out this form
and mail your items to:
Novi Public Library
c/o COVID-19 Archive Project
45255 W Ten Mile Road
Novi, MI 48375
To submit digital items, please fill out this form
and attach your submission(s).
Questions? Send Email
As the City of Novi, along with our our partners, continue to evaluate the COVID-19 situation and make adjustments to events/date, we will make every effort to update the website accordingly and in a timely manner. As we navigate this unprecedented situation together, our goal is to keep you informed. It is vitally important to prioritize resources in an effort to maintain the well being of our business community.
City of Novi Job Fair - April 22, 2020 - POSTPONED
The City of Novi is your home whether you are looking to live, work or play. Just ask our 60,000 residents and more than 3,000 businesses why they chose Novi to call home. Whether you are an existing local business or one looking to invest in our community, give our Economic Development Team a call to assist you in your decision.
Oakland County Michigan Works! Virtual Job Fair
The first Virtual Career Job Fair is September 23. Employers across Oakland County have immediate openings for hundreds of jobs. Two online sessions will be offered. You must register to participate. Click here for the flyer
Sep. 23 | 9am - Noon | Register Here
Sep. 23 | 1pm - 4pm | Register Here
Oakland County Business Counselors
Oakland County business counselors are still working and accepting new clients. Reach out to your counselor today or request counseling at: OakGov.com/AdvantageOakland/Business/OneStopShop
WalkIn StartUp - Small Business Counseling - Suspended Until Further Notice
Need help launching a business? Come visit us. Whether you opened a business or you're thinking about it, the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center has resources to help you.
Visit us the First Thursday of the Month at the Community Development Center Room in Novi City Hall, 45175 Ten Mile Road.
Questions? Contact Wenona Graham
Business Grants for Women
How to Use Instagram to Generate Leads
SBDC's End-of-Year Checklist of Small Business
Cybersecurity Best Practices for Small Businesses
How to Boost Your Small Business Through Sponsorship
SCORE Business Mentoring
9 Ways Novi Public Library Supports Businesses
Novi Business Owner Card for the Novi Public Library
Business Avenue Videos
Business Avenue videos feature local Novi businesses. We explore how they started, why they chose Novi, and provides an intimate behind the scenes look at what makes them unique.
Business Avenue can be seen in Novi on:
Spectrum Cable Channel 212
AT&T Uverse Channel 99
Our Facebook Page
And our YouTube channel
Guernsey Farms Dairy Renovation