SBA names Western North Carolina business owner 2015 North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year

From a press release: SBA names Western North Carolina business owner 2015 North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year Charlotte, N.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Jeff Slosman, the owner of National Wiper Alliance (NWA) the North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year for 2015. NWA is headquartered in […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation raises impact on key Parkway improvements to $1.2 million

From a press release: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation raises impact on key Parkway improvements to $1.2 million Nonprofit provides matching funding through Centennial Challenge in addition to its yearly contributions to projects along the Parkway (NC, VA) – The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is thrilled to announce it will provide $357,370 to match funding allocated […]

MAHEC celebrates 10th anniversary of Minority Medical Mentoring Program

From a press release: MAHEC celebrates 10th anniversary of Minority Medical Mentoring Program On May 21, 2015, the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA), Mission Health, the Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS) and the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Minority Medical Mentoring Program (MMMP) at the […]

RiverLink celebrates Earth Day with children’s festival

From a press release: RiverLink celebrates Earth Day with children’s festival Earth Week is an annual reminder to appreciate our planet Earth. Come celebrate with RiverLink at our Earth Day Children’s Festival at RiverLink’s Performance Park on April 25 from 11am. to 3pm. Enjoy an afternoon filled with a blow up bounce house, face painting, […]

National Park tourism in North Carolina creates $1.5 billion in economic benefit

From a National Park Service press release: National Park tourism in North Carolina creates $1.5 billion in economic benefit New report shows visitor spending supports over 18,520  jobs in North Carolina Atlanta – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 16,710,760 visitors to national parks in North Carolina spent $1,102.6 million in the […]

Local Subway restaurants show appreciation to Habitat volunteers

From a Habitat for Humanity press release: Local Subway restaurants show appreciation to Habitat volunteers Statewide Effort Fed 2,000 at Habitat Build Sites in Honor of National Volunteer Week Asheville, N.C.– In celebration of National Volunteer Week approximately 2,000 Habitat for Humanity volunteers working across North Carolina received catered boxed lunches from local franchise owners […]

WNC receives USDA support for regional farmer training program

From a press release: WNC receives USDA support for regional farmer training program Asheville, N.C. – “Farm Pathways: Access to Land, Livelihood and Learning,” is a whole-farm training and innovative land access program for new and aspiring farmers in Western North Carolina. This farmer training program is being developed by three collaborative partners: Southern Appalachian […]

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WCU students analyze economic impact of tourism for 26 WNC counties

From a press release: WCU students analyze economic impact of tourism for 26 WNC counties CULLOWHEE – Elected officials and hospitality industry representatives from 26 counties across Western North Carolina now have a better understanding of the significance of travel and tourism on the local economy, thanks to the work of students in the College […]

Asheville Buskers Collective to draw attention to proposed city ordinance changes

From an Asheville Buskers Collective press release: Asheville Buskers Collective to draw attention to proposed city ordinance changes The Asheville Buskers Collective has announced its plans to host a “Music Walk” culminating in a superband performance this Friday at 5 p.m. The walk will begin at the U.S. Cellular Center at  87 Haywood St. in […]

U.S. Cellular donates $10,000 in Asheville to the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Buncombe County

From a press release: U.S. Cellular donates $10,000 in Asheville to the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Buncombe County Company Focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to Boost Youth Initiatives; Local Associates Volunteer With Children From Club to Celebrate Asheville, N.C. (April 14, 2015) – U.S. Cellular donated $10,000 to The […]

Local Distinguished Young Woman of North Carolina to present at West Buncombe Elementary

From a press release: Local Distinguished Young Woman of North Carolina to present at West Buncombe Elementary Mobile, Ala. (Thursday, April 15, 2015) – Kadee Beasley, Distinguished Young Woman of North Carolina, will join with young women across the nation April 20-24 in celebrating National Be Your Best Self Week, a national outreach event presented […]

Hendersonville Community Co-op hosts ribbon cutting for new store April 22

From a press release: Hendersonville Community Co-op hosts ribbon cutting for new store April 22 Hendersonville Community Co-op will celebrate the opening of the new store on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, starting with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:00 p.m. in the courtyard. The co-op is owned by many  families, so they are asking […]

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Lucian Stewart represents Asheville Toastmasters Club #436 in recent Division A contest at Owen Heart Theater

From a press release: Lucian Stewart represents Asheville Toastmasters Club #436 in recent Division A contest at Owen Heart Theater Asheville, NC., —  Lucian Stewart of Asheville Toastmasters Club #436 took first place honors in the International Speech Contest at the Area Speech Competition, Saturday, March 28, at the Mission Hospital Owen Heart Theater. He […]