Two ardent supporters of two very different plans for the controversial I-26 connector, Asheville City Council member Brownie Newman and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Rick Lutovsky, will make their cases on Wednesday at an Asheville Leadership Forum luncheon.
In a tense 3-2 vote at their Jan. 6 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners endorsed alternative 3, a controversial route for the Interstate 26 connector through Asheville. “My late grandfather worked hard for that home”: Burton Street resident Stephen Waters, who said he will lose his family home if Alternative 3 is selected, […]
As the city of Asheville continues to explore legal ways to rein in predatory towing (see “No Parking”, Dec. 10, 2008 Xpress), the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce may take the issue to downtown property owners. At a Jan. 6 meeting with Asheville City Council members, Chamber President and CEO Rick Lutovski proposed that his […]
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Richard Lutovsky told Xpress today that despite concerns raised about the Alternative 3 proposal for the I-26 connector, he still feels it is “best for the community in general” and superior to the Asheville Design Center’s Alternative 4b.
Alternative 3, a plan for the future I-26 connector backed by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and some Buncombe County commissioners, would demolish about 25 houses in the predominantly African-American Burton Street neighborhood, leaving 13 others nearby facing a sound wall.
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The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a new perk to its members—and hopefully a boon to cash-strapped consumers looking for deals. Value added: SaveinAsheville.com is the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s attempt not only to help member merchants but to give consumers ways to save in a tight economy. A new chamber Web […]
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a new perk to its members — and hopefully a boon to cash-strapped consumers looking for deals.
In an attempt to reach a booming market, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce has set up an economic-development Web site — in Mandarin Chinese.
Cece Noonan, 41, says that she became aware of Asheville about four years ago. First, as she recalls, there was an ad (or maybe it was an article?) about the city in USA Today or some other newspaper. Then she read about the city and saw ads for it in Southern Living on a consistent […]
Transportation, health, economic development and work-force expansion were the legislative priorities highlighted at the annual Legislative Luncheon for regional state legislators and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce on April 24 at the Crest Center. Key items on the legislative agenda were briefly outlined by LaVoy Spooner, chair of the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Task Force, […]
As soon as you walk into Shoji Retreats, a local mountaintop spa, the owners want to make sure that when you walk out afterward, you’ve experienced bliss. And the winners are: Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Rick Lutovsky gets ready to honor six local firms at the “We’re for Business” awards Feb. 20. Photo […]
With a couple hundred or so people in attendance, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce feted six local companies on Feb. 20 for being tops in the areas of customer and community service, as well as for innovation.
Asheville is featured in lots of magazines, but the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce has just printed up its annual full-color magazine devoted to all things Asheville.