This article is part of Xpress’ 19th annual women in business series, which honors Asheville’s female business leaders. Healthy Harvest Natural Foods’ mission: “To promote wellness and the celebration of life, spirit, nature and the good that exists.”
This article is part of Xpress’ 19th annual women in business series, which honors Asheville’s female business leaders. Selina Naturally’s mission: “To provide a whole, high-mineral sea salt with the best quality possible and to make Asheville a ‘salt city.’”
This article is part of Xpress’ 19th annual women in business series, which honors Asheville’s female business leaders. Do More Bars’ mission: “To create a great tasting, wholesome, gluten-free snack.”
This article is part of Xpress’ 19th annual women in business series, which honors Asheville’s female business leaders. UliMana’s mission: “To provide a product that uplifts people, that tastes great yet delivers nutritional value to the body, and that is made with love and consciousness.”
Women-owned businesses are on the rise, both nationally and in North Carolina. Locally, women owned 29.3 percent of Asheville’s 12,773 businesses, putting the city above both national and state averages (28.8 percent and 28.2 percent, respectively). Xpress profiles four local women who’ve brought the mother-child dynamic into their self-run enterprises.
The Rural Academy Theater will “clop its way into your backyard and heart,” claims a press release by the horse-pulled production’s organizers. This year, the annual mobile mini-circus includes a slapstick interpretation of North Carolina’s pro-fracking legislation, a depiction of human presence on a geological timeline and an evening showing of Georges Méliès’ 1902 silent […]
From a press release: ASHEVILLE, N.C. Sept. 30, 2014 – Van Winkle Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorneys Esther E. Manheimer and W. Carleton Metcalf have been named 2014 Leaders in the Law by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. Only 30 attorneys were selected across the state. In partnership with Elon University School of […]
We’ve all heard of “Dueling Banjos,” but Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan are two string virtuosos who work together. Collectively, the musicians have collaborated with a brimming Rolodex of A-list artists, including Fiona Apple, Wilco, Béla Fleck, Dolly Parton and even the Jonas Brothers. Pikelny, Grammy nominee and banjoist for Punch Brothers, says he’s long […]
“Die Fledermaus,” a libretto often rewritten and performed with local flair, will soon transform into its Asheville incarnation with the help of Asheville Lyric Opera. Set in Western North Carolina’s famous Giltmore home and based around the Southern mountain charm of the Vanerburgh family, ALO’s adaptation is intended to “create a deeper sense of appreciation […]
From a press release: (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, September 26, 2014) – Starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 10, over 50 trees will be planted along Bearcat Loop Parkway by the City of Hendersonville for a project coordinated by Hendersonville Tree Board. From U.S. 64 W. the trees will enhance the entryway to Hendersonville Elementary School […]
Asheville Grown Business Alliance announces: We are proud to announce that with the participation of over 400 locally owned, independent businesses the 2014 Go Local Card was able to raise $7,720 for our city’s public schools, $8,240 for the Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF) and $7,825 for the Asheville Grown Business Alliance (AGBA). Thanks to […]
From a press release: ASHEVILLE (Sept. 29, 2014) – Mailander LLC announces the opening of Asheville’s first Sola Salon Studios location on Pack Square. Located on the second floor of 124 College Street in downtown Asheville, the 5,800- square-foot salon overlooks the Pack Square green and the Visitor’s Center. This central, well-trafficked location offers studios […]
Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise start-up capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding. Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features renovations at the Magnetic Theatre and Holiday Childress’ debut solo album.
Break out the candles! Western Carolina University celebrates its 125th year during the 40th annual Mountain Heritage Day festival, a free event to recollect WCU’s rich history. Two stages and a dedicated dance floor will host clogging team performances and concerts (including Grammy Award-winner David Holt), and more than 100 vendor booths will sprawl into […]
Community Sourced Capital is poised to become a household name within entrepreneurial hubs like Asheville. At least that’s what Carol Peppe-Hewitt, founder of Slow Money NC and CSC’s North Carolina local connector, is hoping. The community lending guru is hard at work promoting CSC’s latest campaign by Asheville’s own 5th Sun Specialties. Asheville residents who […]
“I gotta get my Asheville fix!” writes Shimshai on his own concert’s Facebook page, where several giddy fans have already responded with victorious tales of acquiring admission tickets. The California-based mantra musician, a self-described “seeker of truth,” sends lyrics into the crowd on gentle waves of finger-picked guitar, leaving plenty of inspired devotees in the […]
From a press release: Pop-Up Exhibit Celebrates American Craft Week, Saturday, October 11th from 2:00-5:00 pm Asheville, NC, Sept. 23, 2013–Robert Ebendorf’s groundbreaking work as an art jeweler for more than 50 years has established him in the top tier of the American studio craft movement. The Life and Times of Robert W. Ebendorf: Jeweler […]
From a press release: Asheville-based PLI: Plasticard-Locktech International, the World’s largest manufacturer of hotel keycards, is holding a job fair on Friday, October 3rd from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. The company is filling 20 to 25 full-time positions in all departments, including sales, production, accounting, quality assurance and administration. The job fair will be […]
From Asheville Citizen-Times: By Tony Kiss Asheville’s big Brewgrass craft beer festival on Sept. 20 was another hit, pulling about 3,500 fans, the vast majority of them from out of town, event founder Jimi Rentz said Monday. An early check of festival attendance showed tickets sold in 32 states and 60 percent of buyers came […]
From a press release: The Asheville Downtown Association today announced that 2014 American Idol winner, Caleb Johnson, will serve as Grand Marshal for the Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles, on Saturday, November 22. The Grand Marshal float, sponsored by Mission Health, will lead the parade beginning at 11am on Biltmore Avenue. The parade continues […]