Workforce Instructor of the Year 2018...Tim Martin, of the Livonia Career Technical Center!
Congratulations to Tim Martin, Instructor of the Construction Trades 1 & 2 Courses for the Livonia Career Technical Center, for his recognition as “Workforce Instructor of the Year” and for his leadership and commitment to the industry, his students, and to his community.
The Livonia Public Schools has been partnering with the City of Livonia Housing Department, and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, since 2009, to fully remodel 1 to 2 homes per year in the city. According to the December 2018, article in BUILDING Business & Apartment Management, Tim has high hopes for his students to become the carpenters, plumbers, electricians, construction managers or any number of trades that will build the new homes and infrastructure of the future. To read the December 2018 article in it's entirety, click here.
2019 Greenleaf Award Nomination! Submit your nomination today!
2019 City of Livonia Greenleaf Award – Submit Your Nomination Today!
Do you know a Livonia based business or organization that is demonstrating leadership in environmental and sustainability initiatives? Now is the time to let the rest of the community know.
The Greenleaf Commission on Sustainability and the Livonia Chamber of Commerce will award its fifth annual City of Livonia Greenleaf Award. The goal of the Greenleaf Award is to recognize businesses or volunteer organizations that have demonstrated leadership in making Livonia a resilient and sustainable community. Awards will be presented at the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership and Awards Celebration in February 2019.
To Submit a Nomination for the 2019 City of Livonia Greenleaf Award
Businesses or volunteer organizations can nominate others or themselves for the City of Livonia Greenleaf Award.
To submit a nomination, please email the following information to Jim Baringhaus – Greenleaf Commission firstname.lastname@example.org:
1) Name of Business or Organization You Wish to Nominate
2) Your Name and Contact Information (Email address or Telephone Number)
3) Contact Name and Contact Information (Email address or Telephone Number) for the Nominated Business or Organization
4) Description of the sustainability initiatives of this business or organization
5) Explanation of why this business or organization deserves the Greenleaf Award
Accenture opens innovation hub in Livonia
Accenture is making headlines with plans to expand Industry X.O capabilities with two acquisitions in North America, Mindtribe and Pillar Technology. Mindtribe is a hardware engineering firm and Pillar Technology is a smart embedded software company.
According to the recent press release, Pillar's 320 employees and Mindtribe's 40 will work together to create, prototype and launch smart products. The parent company opened a 10,000 square foot Livonia Industry X.O Innovation Center earlier this summer, complete with labs and demo rooms, to help bring its clients into the digital world.
For more information, check out the press release from the Accenture newsroom.
Livonia based Aristeo Construction names Michelle Aristeo Barton as New President
Recognized in the ranks of Crain's top 50 fastest growing companies, Aristeo Construction appoints Michelle Aristeo Barton as New President. To read the full article, click here.
Infineon awarded grant dollars for expansion in Livonia!
Infineon Technologies Corp. is a subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG, a German semiconductor manufacturer founded in 1999. The company manufactures power semiconductors that convert raw power from an electrical outlet, battery, alternator, hybrid electric vehicle or electric vehicle, or renewable energy source.
Infineon is expanding into the connected and autonomous vehicle space based on the need for diversification and customer demand. The company plans to expand its existing facility in the City of Livonia, investing $1.55 million and creating 25 jobs. As a result of the expansion, the company has been awarded a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen over competing sites in California, Japan and Europe. The City of Livonia has offered to support the project with recruitment efforts. Individuals interested in a job with Infineon should visit their career page.
Realtor.com Names Livonia's 48154 Zip Code Second Hottest in the Nation!
Livonia's 48154 ranks second in the nation! Realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination, announced its third annual list of Hottest ZIP Codes in America, which illustrates the power of millennial gravitation toward affordable suburbs with local "it" factors. They analyzed 32,000 ZIP codes based on the time it takes properties to sell and how frequently homes are viewed in each ZIP code. The top 10 hottest markets sold in an average of 21-50 days faster than in the rest of the country.
According to Realtor.com®, the key factors used to determine the top 10 hottest real estate markets:
1. Relative affordability
2. Large shares of older millennials
3. High millennial ownership rates
4. Strong job markets
5. High salaries
Check out the latest episode of the Livonia Small Business Spotlight Program!
Click on the image below to watch the latest episode of Livonia Small Business Spotlight!
Check out the latest Livonia Small Business Spotlight Program! This episode showcases West Fenkell Bakery, located at 15282 Middle Belt Road, just south of Five Mile Road on the east side of the street. Prior to opening up shop in Livonia, West Fenkell Bakery was founded in Detroit, as far back as 1927. Today, the family-run business still honors the time-old traditions they were founded upon, baking high-quality goods fresh daily!
Thank you to Doreen Loosle, owner, and the entire team at West Fenkell Bakery for bringing your passion for baking, freshness, and community to Livonia! We forward to growing with you!
To learn more about West Fenkell Bakery,
or call (734) 344-6882 for store hours.
Notable Women in Manufacturing 2018
Congratulations to our Livonia Women in Manufacturing recognized for your notable achievements! Lisa Lunsford, Co-founder and CEO Global Strategic Supply Solutions LLC; Jd Marhevko, Senior Vice President, Quality/Lean Management Systems & EHS Accuride Corp.; and Kelly Victor-Burke, Co-owner and Managing Member Burke Architectural Millwork LLC.
Good Eats and more!
Congratulations to Grand Tavern, Sapporo, and Super Natural Brewing & Spirits on your recent Grand Openings!
Grand Tavern is located in the Laural Park Mall at 37714 Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152 or check out their menu at www.grandtavernlivonia.com
Sapporo Hibachi Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is located at 32030 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150 or check out their menu at www.sapporolivonia.com/menu/
Super Natural Brewing & Spirits is located at 36685 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150 or check out their menu at www.supernaturalbrewing.com/menu