Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce News

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: A Q+A with Dr. Mike Walden, North Carolina’s go-to economist

Dr. Mike Walden is a masterful teacher, writer, and researcher, as well as a seasoned public speaker who has appeared on NBC, CBS, and PBS.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Green Opportunities September’s Small Biz of the Month

When Green Opportunities (GO) first hired Joseph “J” Hackett to be their next Student Development Director, J was finishing up time in federal custody.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Dr. Bill Chambers, transforming smiles and jump shots across WNC

On the basketball court, Dr. Bill Chambers lived and followed the UNC philosophy to play smart, play hard, and play together.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WNC needs more apprenticeship programs. Here’s why your company should consider one

As WNC’s unemployment rate continues to plummet and many quality jobs remain vacant, regional leaders are working hard to develop talent and connect employers with the local workforce.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The Farm: August’s Small Biz of the Month

Fifteen years ago, after a lifetime’s work in the dental field, Bev and Myron Gottfried embarked on a brand-new dream, one much closer to home.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WomanUp inspires growth, professional and personal

Swiss psychologist Carl Jung once said that we meet our destiny on the road we take to avoid it– and that only by leaning into our own discomforts can we make the most of our strengths.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: This Week’s Business Buzz Aug 10, 2018

Congrats to Benjamin Hamrick of Johnson Price Sprinkle for winning the prestigious CPA Pinnacle Award.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: East Fork Pottery: How a small, rural ceramics studio grew into a factory

Since Alex Matisse founded his small ceramics studio in rural Madison County, much has changed.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Business Advocacy A Year in Review

As the largest business organization in WNC, we are dedicated to serving as a voice for business and advocating to create a business-friendly environment.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: How Opportunity Zones can help transform our community

This week, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-10) visited our Board of Directors meeting to share a pivotal business opportunity that has emerged from the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: This Week’s Business Buzz Aug 8, 2018

Gaia Herbs, the leading herbal company in the US, is expanding in WNC with a new facility.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Q+A with Clark Duncan on Economic Development

In 1989, Clark Duncan moved to North Carolina to attend Wake Forest University, and fell in love with both the state and his wife Sumner, a Reynolds High School graduate.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: This Week’s Business Buzz: July 23, 2018

Avadim Technologies is pleased to announce record-breaking net revenue results.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Asheville Chamber Launches State of Our Workforce: Western NC Analysis

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce today launched a regional analysis to study workforce and employment challenges in Madison, Yancey, Haywood, Buncombe, McDowell, Jackson, Transylvania, Henderson, Polk and Rutherford counties.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: This Week’s Business Buzz: 7/13/18

Congratulations to Dancing Bear Toys, Avadim Technologies, Mars Hill University, and Mission Health Primary Care on your recent accolades, and to Park Ridge Health on your esteemed new hires.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: As I-26 project moves forward, so will economic growth

Last month, the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) voted 15-3 to cascade funding on Section A, the third and final segment of the I-26 Connector project that seeks to redesign and widen I-240 west of the French Broad River through West Asheville.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Understanding Health Insurance for Small Business

For employees and business owners alike, health insurance plays an important role in cultivating company prosperity and a better quality of life.

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