The annual Toast of the Town gala was held Jan. 25 at The Suburban Collection Showplace where the Novi Business Recognition Awards were presented.
More than 150 people came to toast six business winners: Novi Public Library, Suburban Collection, Preh Inc., Cherry Blossom Japanese Restaurant, Howard I. Bleiwas and Associates, CPA, PLLC, and Bright House Networks.
Mayor Bob Gatt started the festivities by presenting all the awards, including a special award he personally selected, the Mayor’s Business Ambassador Award which was given to Blair Bowman of the Suburban Collection Showplace. A celebratory toast was enjoyed by all, sponsored by Gasiorek, Morgan, Greco and McCauley PC, with the award winners gathering on the stage to receive their honor.
The Novi Chamber of Commerce thanks event sponsors Lotus Bank and Varsity Lincoln, as well as all the companies that donated raffle prizes, live auction items and the many individuals who donated their time.