HEY YOU GUYS!: Orbit DVD in West Asheville is run by movie nerd Marc McCloud. He sells a little bit of everything to support his first love — films that fascinate. The store is easy to spot with its eye-catching pop art murals. Photos by Able Allen

Local businesses serve Asheville’s geekier side

These days, geeking out is hot. Asheville is home to a vibrant community of people looking to express their nerdier side, and abundant businesses to serve them: From comic books to games to movies and more, this town has it all. Across the country, the cultural partitions surrounding geekdom are being torn down: What was […]

LEARNING THE PROCESS: Upslope Brewery owner, entrepreneur and Miami University alumnus Matt Cutter discusses his experiences with the craft brewing industry with business students in Boulder, Colo.

Beer Scout: Ohio’s Miami University business class visits Asheville breweries

Asheville’s brewing industry continues to attract more and more visitors each year. Now it’s garnering attention from academia as well. During the week of Jan. 16, the 25 students of Miami University’s Farmer School of Business’ Supply Chain Craft Brewery Field Study class and professors Rhett Brymer and Rocky Newman were in town for the […]

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