FEBRUARY - Northville Chamber of Commerce

6 Meet your Legislator’s Breakfast @ Genitti’s, 7:30-9:30am
10 After Business Hours Mixer @ Bricks, 5:30-7:30pm
20 Chamber Night @ Tipping Point Theater, 8:00pm
This Month’s Advertisers
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Community Financial
Health Insurance Administration
Keys2Business, LLC
Millennium Limousines
Northville Physical Rehabilitation
Northville Storage
Renewal by Anderson
Tipping Pointe Theatre
Varsity Lincoln Mercury — Mark Ambroziak
Welcome Wagon
Table of Contents
Legislators’ Breakfast.....................Page 2
Business Showcase.........................Page 3
New Members.................................Page 5
Member Spotlight...........................Page 5, 6
Member News.................................Page 7
Chamber Luncheon.........................Page 8
City News.......................................Page 9
Community Calendar......................Page 11
Around the Clock is a publication of
the Northville Chamber of Commerce.
All inquiries should be directed to the
Chamber at:
195 S. Main Street
Northville, MI 48167
Office: (248)349-7640
Fax: (248)349-8730
Web Resources:
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Chamber of Commerce
Publication Design:
Susanne Dudzik
Northville Chamber
of Commerce
2015 Board of Directors
Pat Mallon
Pat Mallon, Chairman
Mary Kay Gallagher, Vice Chairman
Northville Public Schools
Jennifer Frey, Secretary
Charter Township of Northville
Vaughn Molnar, Treasurer
Monroe Bank & Trust
Michael Brocavich
Edward Jones
Mike Carlo
Northville Downs
Dan Ferrara
Rutiger Consulting
Denise Jenkins
Preservation Dental
Patti Mullen
Remerica Hometown One
Susanne Spruit
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Patrick Sullivan
City of Northville
Jody Humphries
Executive Director
Upcoming Attractions
Traci Sincock
Associate Director
Jeri Johnson
Associate Director
Christine Chambers
Farmers’ Market Manager
ph: 248-349-7640
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Member Spotlight
New Members
We want to welcome our newest members and we are happy to make
introductions. If you are interested in chatting with any of our newest
groups, let us know.
Jennifer Jackson
[email protected]
Patrick Giesa
Community Supporter
Phoenix Theatres Laurel
Park Place
Cory A. Jacobson
17310 Laurel Park Drive N.
[email protected]
Healing Feather Massage
Therapy and Pix by Lee
University of Michigan Livonia
Center for Specialty Care
Karen Moore
19900 Haggerty, Ste.100
Audiology, Health & Beauty, Healthcare, Health Services, Physicians &
eet Leeanna Woods, owner
of two Northville-based
businesses, Healing Feather
Massage Therapy and Pix by Lee
Photography. Leeanna is a perfect
example of what happens when you
follow your passion. After years of
experience in Neuro Trauma ICU and
the emergency room as a Certified
Evaluated Nurse’s Assistant plus
in-home peritoneal dialysis and home
healthcare, Leeanna realized she
could make people feel better through
massage therapy. Her research helped
Leeanna Woods: Healing Feather Massage
her find ways of relieving pain and
Therapy and Pix by Lee Photography
in many cases, prevent damage to the
body, bones, and muscles. Leeanna’s
clients benefitted from the massage therapy quickly, improving
their quality of life.
University of Michigan Livonia
Health Center
Sam Julien
20321 Farmington Road
Health Care, Health Services, Physicians & Surgeons
Leeanna draws from her Native American heritage to apply a
holistic, natural approach to healing, and has even become a Reiki
Master. Healing Feather Massage Therapy has been in business
since 2006 and relocated to Northville in 2014.
When Leeanna isn’t providing relaxing
massage therapy, she is a busy photographer
with her other business, Pix by Lee
Photography. Leeanna’s passion for
photography began while in high school,
working in the dark room with film. She
[email protected]
began photographing bands and family
portraits, and in recent years, has added
event photography, commercial and product
photography for catalogs, and headshots
to her lists of services. The film has been
replaced with digital photography and the
darkroom has become Lightroom on her laptop, but she still feels
the excitement of seeing the photos come to life.
Healing Feather Massage Therapy provides:
·Integrated and Swedish massage
·Trigger point release therapy
·Chair massage, i.e., for corporate wellness
·Pre-natal massage
·Aroma therapy
Pix by Lee Photography provides:
·Family and individual portraits
·Headshot / LinkedIn portraits
·Pet photography
·Architecture and real estate photography
·Commercial and product photography
·Events, such as festivals, concerts, parties, special events
For additional services and information, check out Healing
Feather Massage Therapy at www.healingfeathermassage.com and
Pix by Lee Photography at www.pixbylee.com.
Member Spotlight
Tuesday, February 10th, 5:30-7:30pm
@ Bricks of Northville, 133 W. Main
A&K Research, Inc.
Come and join us for some fun
llan Benedict, President of A&K Research,
has been designing and implementing market
research programs since 1980. During this time, he
has assisted his diverse client base with more than
2,500 research projects – helping them succeed in
their business. A&K Research was founded to provide
exceptional service to our clients. The experience
of designing many years of “real world” research
projects ensures trouble-free studies so our clients
don’t have to worry.
Please RSVP to
[email protected] by February 9th.
Valentine’s Day
is February 14th
After graduating from Northville High School, Allan
completed his studies at Oakland University in 1980.
He joined Nordhaus Research in Southfield, Michigan
and became a partner after four years. In 1996, Allan
was selected as one of Crain’s 40 Under 40, a program
sponsored by Crain’s Business Detroit magazine recognizing
influential businesspeople in the Detroit area who are less
than 40 years old. In December of 1999, Allan formed his
own company, A&K Research, to better focus on the needs of
his long-standing client base. Allan moved the A&K offices
from Dearborn to downtown Northville in November 2013.
Allan Benedict, President
of A&K Research
Stop by the Chamber office to purchase a
gift check. Check amounts are in
increments of $5, $10, $25.
The recipient will be able to choose from
over 50 Northville merchants
including Northville Farmers’ Market vendors
to redeem their special gift from you.
A&K Research specializes in qualitative (answering “why”)
and quantitative (answering “how many”) research. We
listen to our clients and then design a ‘best practices’
approach to obtain the information needed to inform
their strategic and marketing decisions. Examples of the
types of studies we conduct include customer satisfaction,
brand and advertising awareness, new (and reformulated)
product / concept evaluation, key driver, pricing sensitivity,
segmentation, etc. Research techniques utilized include
online surveys, focus groups (in-person and online), mail
surveys, telephone and in-person interviewing.
You can trust A&K Research to keep your best interests in
mind. Our reputation and success depends on exceeding
your expectations.
Save the Date
Northville chamber Golf Outing
Wednesday, june 24, 2015
Fox Hills Golden Fox Course.
If you are interested in serving on the
Outing Planning Committee, please
contact Traci Sincock at
[email protected] or
(248) 349-7640 x22
Member NEWS
Northville Art House 9th Annual
Member Exhibition
February 6-27, 2015
215 W. Cady Street
Be a pART of it! The Northville Art House is proud to present its 9th Annual
Member Exhibition showcasing over 70 works of art in this all-media, nonjuried member show.
This exhibition was developed to showcase local talent and to say “thank you”
to everyone who is supporting the growth and creativity of the arts in our
community. New, emerging and experienced artists come together to present
some of their favorite works of art in this highly anticipated exhibition.
This exhibit will open with an artist reception on Friday, February 6, from 6-9
pm and will continue through February 27 during Art House Gallery hours
(Tues-Fri, 12-5 pm and Saturdays 12-4 pm). For additional information, call
248-344-0497 or visit www.northvillearthouse.org. The Art House is located
at 215 W. Cady Street and is a facility of the Northville Arts Commission.
Admission to Art House exhibits is always free and open to the public.
12th Annual Firefighters Ball
The Northville Township Firefighters Charity Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization, is excited to announce their 12th Annual Fireman’s Ball on
Saturday, February 14, 2015. Last year was the largest event to date with over
420 attendees. The evening will be filled with dinner, drinks, and dancing and
provides the perfect night out for Valentine’s Day. The event will feature live,
silent and raffle auctions to raise money for local causes. Dan Miller of Fox 2
Sports and the Voice of the Detroit Lions will serve as emcee for the evening,
with live entertainment provided by C.O.D. and the Killer Flamingos.
Over the last 11 years, recipients of the charitable contributions have included:
injured and fallen firefighters and police officers and their families, the Muscular
Dystrophy Association (MDA), Northville Civic Concern, the University of
Michigan Trauma Burn Center, Northville Public Schools, the Main Street
League, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Northville Parks and Recreation,
the Salvation Army, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Northville
Goodfellows, as well as many, many others.
Please visit our website, www.ntffcharityfund.com for information on
purchasing tickets, becoming a sponsor or donating to this great cause.
Aisin put on a great show at the North American International Auto Show
Chamber luncheon
Join us - Northville Chamber Luncheon - Wednesday, March 18, 2015
with Featured Speaker Rochelle Riley, Columnist for the Detroit Free Press
Sponsored by
ROCHELLE RILEY’S columns have appeared in the Detroit Free Press and at www.
freep.com since 2000. She also blogs at www.rochelleriley.com and makes frequent
television and radio appearances, especially on NPR.
Rochelle writes passionately about responsible government, community responsibility,
public education, pop rochelle 7culture, race, film and Michigan’s reading crisis. She
has helped raise more than $1 million for Michigan literacy causes. She has worked
at The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post and The Courier-Journal in
Louisville, Ky., where her 1996 debut column, which called for a museum honoring
Louisville native Muhammad Ali, helped spur an $80 million campaign to build the
Muhammad Ali Center, which opened in 2005.
Rochelle won the 2013 National Headliner Award for best column, received the
inaugural Will Rogers Humanitarian Award for community service from the National
Society of Newspaper Columnists and has received multiple first-place column-writing
honors from the National Association of Black Journalists and the Michigan Associated
Press Media Editors. The Michigan Press Association has named Rochelle Michigan’s
best local columnist three times. In 2014, Hour magazine readers named her Detroit’s
best female columnist for the fifth year in a row. And her columns about former Mayor
Kwame Kilpatrick were part of the entry that won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Local
She was a 2007-2008 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she
studied online communities and film. She is a sought-after public speaker and raises
funds for literacy through the Every December Fundraiser for Literacy, which will be
held on December 11, 2015.
Northville Chamber Luncheon
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m.
Northville Hills Golf Club
15565 Bay Hill Drive, Northville
$25 Chamber members
$28 Non-members
Lunch includes: Northville Hills
Michigan Cherry Salad with Chicken,
cup of soup, rolls, coffee and hot tea.
Cash bar available.
RSVP by March 11, 2015 to the
Northville Chamber of Commerce
[email protected]
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Chamber Luncheon March 18, 2015 - Registration Form
Name _________________________________________________________________ Business name __________________________________________________________________
Address ____________________________________________________________________________Ph: ________________________________________________________________
Email address __________________________________________________________________________
Chamber member: (circle one) Yes or No
Name(s) of attendees _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Cash or check (Checks payable to Northville Chamber of Commerce) Amount Enclosed $ _______________________
Visa/MC/AmEx #______________________________________________________________________________ Exp. Date ______________________
Signature ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Return form with payment to: Northville Chamber of Commerce, 195 S. Main Street, Northville, MI 48167, Fax: (248) 349-8730, email: [email protected]
NORTHVILLE CITY NEWS Business Licenses – The 2015 City business license renewals are due. By
City ordinance, all businesses (commercial, retail, and office) are required to
register with the City. Basic information of the business is required prior to
the issuance of the license. Additionally, telephone numbers are requested to
be used in case of an emergency, which might occur after business hours. The
fee for a new business license is $35; renewal license fee is $25 (late renewals
are subject to a double renewal fee). Please see or call the Business Licensing
Clerk at (248) 349-1300.
Personal Property Tax Statements – Personal Property Tax is self-reported
and is a tax paid by businesses on machinery, equipment, furnishings, and
other similar items used in a business. 2015 Personal Property Statements are
mailed in Mid- January. This mandatory Statement is requested to be filed by
February 1, 2015. However, if no Statement is received by February 20, 2015
by 4:30 pm, the Assessor must determine a value for the business and this value
will stand as filed, with no recourse for appeal.
Proud sponsor
of the Northville
Chamber’s annual
Grub Crawl.
If your property has a True Cash Value of less than $80,000, you may be eligible
for exemption of personal property taxes for 2015. Contact the City Assessor’s
Office at 248-449-9901 to file the required Affidavit by February 10, 2015.
Property Taxes – The last day to pay the winter taxes without penalty and
interest is February 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm. All unpaid summer and winter 2014
taxes, including penalty and interest, will be turned over to the County as delinquent on March 2, 2015. You can now verify payment of your taxes online
at HYPERLINK “http://www.ci.northville.mi.us” www.ci.northville.mi.us.
Dog Licenses – 2015 dog license are now available. 2014 dog licenses expire
on February 28, 2015. The cost of a dog license is $9 (spayed/neutered) and
$12 (unaltered). On March 1st, an additional $5 late fee will be added to the
cost of each license. Early renewal is appreciated! For more information,
please call 248-349-1300.
City Hall Hours – City Hall will be closed Monday, February 16, 2015
(Presidents’ Day). The City Council meeting normally scheduled for the third
Monday of the month is rescheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
City Meetings – Regularly scheduled meetings for the following boards and
commissions are:
-City Council: 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 7:30 p.m., City Hall
-Planning Commission: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 7:30 p.m., City Hall
-Board of Zoning Appeals: 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30 p.m., City Hall
-Historic District Commission: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:00 p.m., City Hall
-Arts Commission: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:00 p.m., Art House
-Downtown Development Authority: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8:00 a.m., City Hall
-Housing Commission: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:00 p.m., Allen Terrace
-Senior Advisory Commission: 3rd Thursday, 1:00 p.m., Community Center
-Youth Assistance: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 8:00 a.m., Community Center
All agendas and approved minutes for the above boards and commissions
are available at www.ci.northville.mi.us/ReferenceDesk/Minutes
Looking For New Customers?
We open doors
for you!
They’re new to your neighborhood.
They have money to spend.
They need your business.
Contact your local Community Marketing Executive,
Dorie Timberlake at [email protected]
or call 734-260-3869 or 800-779-3526.
Everyone needs a Valentine’s Buddy
First Friday Experience–First Friday of each month, NCBA
Feb 6
Legislator’s Breakfast Genitti’s Hole in the Wall, Northville Chamber (248) 349-7640
Feb 14
Fireman’s Ball, Laurel Manor, Northville Township Firefighters’ Charity Fund (734) 219-3961
March 14
Taste of Northville Business Showcase, 11am - 2pm, NHS, Northville Chamber (248) 349-7640
March 21
A Night for Northville Fundraiser 8pm - 12am Northville Sq., Northville Education Foundation
(248) 344-8458
March 27/28 Spring Fling Craft Show, Community Center, Handcrafters Unlimited (734) 459-0050
April 15
State of Community Lunch, Meadowbrook CC Noon-1:30pm, Northville Chamber
(248) 349-7640
April 17
Girls’ Night Out, 5 - 9 pm NCBA downtown merchants
April 19
Northville District Library Wine Tasting at Cantoro Market (248) 349-3020
April 23-25 NHS Spring Musical, Northville High School Theatre (248) 344-8420
May 1-3
Used Book Sale, Friends of the Northville District Library (248) 349-3020
May 7-Oct 29 Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, 8am-3pm, Northville Downs, Northville Chamber
(248) 349-7640
May 22/23 28th Annual Flower Sale, 9am-5/6pm, downtown Northville Chamber (248) 349-7640
May 25
Memorial Day Parade 10 a.m., Downtown Northville, VFW, (248) 348-1490
May 29
NHS Jazz Band in Town Square, 7pm, Northville Parks and Recreation (248) 349-0203
May 30 Rouge River Rescue at Mill Race Village 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (248) 348-1845
May 31-June 3 Used Book Sale, Friends of the Northville District Library (248) 349-3020
June 5,12,19,26 Friday Night Concerts, Northville Town Square, 7pm, Northville Parks and Rec. (248) 349-0203
June 6
OLV Victory Run, Our Lady of Victory Church Michele Fras (248) 264-6232
June 6
Talent for the Title in Town Square, Broughton Music and Art Center
June 7-Oct 18 Sundays at Mill Race Village, 1-4pm, Docents on site (248) 348-1845
June 8-13
Historical Society Garage Sale, 218 W. Dunlap (248) 348-1845
June 13
Kona Run, Downtown Northville, Kona Running Company (248)345-6168
June 15- Aug 24Tunes on Tuesday Kids Concerts at Town Square, Northville Parks and Rec. (248)349-0203
June 18-21 Northville Summer Carnival at Northville Downs, Northville Chamber (248) 349-7640
June 19-21 Arts and Acts, including Art in the Sun, Northville Arts Commission (248) 344-0497
June 24
Northville Chamber Golf Outing, Fox Hills Golden Fox, 9am-4pm, Northville Chamber
(248) 349-7640
July 4
Independence Parade, 10am Northville Community Foundation (248) 374-0200
July 4
Mill Race 4th of July Activities, After the Parade, Mill Race Village (248) 348-1845
July 3,10,17,24 Friday Night Concerts, Northville Town Square, 7pm, Northville Parks and Rec. (248)349-0203
July 8
22nd Annual Northville Garden Walk, Country Garden Club of Northville, Ronnie Cambra
(248) 348-6098
July 21
Northville Grub Crawl, 6-10:30pm, Northville Chamber (248) 349-7640
July 25
4th Annual Concours Preview Party, downtown Northville, Northville DDA (248) 349-0345
July 26
Concours D’Elegance, Inn at St. John’s Concours D’Elegance (248) 643-8645
July 31-Aug 1 Sidewalk Sales, NCBA downtown merchants
Aug 7,14,28 Friday Night Concerts, Northville Town Square, 7pm, Northville Parks and Rec. (248) 349-0203
Aug 21/22 Ford Field Festival, Northville’s Ford Field, Noon-10pm, Northville Chamber (248) 349-7640
Sept 10, 11,12 Victorian Festival Clothing Sale, Mill Race Village, Northville Historical Society (248) 348-1845
Sept 18-20 27th Annual Northville Victorian Festival, Northville Chamber (248) 349-7640
Sept 19
Maybury Farm Harvest Festival, 12-5 pm, Northville Community Foundation (248) 374-0200
Sept 20
Tour de Ville Bike Ride, Northville Downs, Northville Rotary Club, www.tourdeville.org
Sept 25
NHS Homecoming Parade and Football Game, Tom Holzer Stadium, NHS (248) 344-8420
Sept 26
AAUW 20th Annual HomeTour
Oct 2
4th Annual Skeletons are Alive Launch Party, downtown Northville, Northville DDA (
248) 349-0345
Oct 9-10
Fall Fair Craft Show, Community Center, Handcrafters Unlimited (734) 459-0050
Oct 18
Cemetery Walk at Oakwood Cemetery, 3 - 6 pm, Northville Historical Society (248) 348-1845
Oct 18
Trick or Treat Trail at Mill Race Village, Northville Parks and Rec. (248) 349-0203
Oct 24
The Great Pumpkinfest at Maybury Farm, 12-5pm, Northville Community Foundation
(248) 374-0200
Oct 24
Halloween Parade 9:30am and Streets of Treats 10am - noon downtown Northville,
Northville Chamber (248) 349-7640
Oct 31
Halloween and Community Trick or Treating, 6 - 8pm
Nov 13
Girls’ Night Out, 5- 9pm, NCBA downtown merchants
Nov 13/14 Holiday Home Tour, 10am - 4pm, Northville Community Foundation (248) 374-0200
Nov 20
Holiday Lighted Parade, 6:30pm, Northville Chamber (248) 349-7640
Nov 21/22 Greens Market Weekend, Northville Chamber (248) 349-7640
Nov 22
Christmas in the Village, 12-4pm, Mill Race Village (248) 348-1845
Nov 28
Small Business Saturday, Northville DDA (248) 349-0345
Tinsel and Treasures Holiday Market, Community Center, Handcrafters Unlimited (734) 459-0050
Dec 31
Northville Nite Family New Year’s Eve Party, Northville Parks and Rec. (248) 349-0203
The Northville Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for date changes. Contact the
respective organization to confirm dates. This event list is as of January 1, 2015. We will
update list as we receive additional information.
Northville Chamber of Commerce
6 Meet Your Legislator’s Breakfast, @ Genitti’s Hole in the Wall, 7:30-9:00am
10 After Business Hours @ Brick’s of Northville, 5:30-7:30pm
20 Chamber Night @ Tipping Point Theatre, 8:00pm
11Rise and Shine Morning Mixer @ Henry Ford Novi Medical Center, 8:00-9:00am
14 Taste of Northville Business Showcase @ NHS, 11:00-2:00pm
18 Chamber Luncheon w/ special guest speaker Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press Columnist @ Northville Hills, Noon
Join us!