Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains, the Asheville area attracts newcomers for its astounding quality of life, low crime rate and welcoming entrepreneurial environment. Known for its culinary delights, history, architecture, natural settings and as a Mecca for adventure lovers, Asheville has something for everyone.
Whether you are just out of school or a veteran of the workforce, Western North Carolina offers outstanding opportunities. The quality of life and low unemployment rate found in the Asheville area draws top-talent from major cities throughout the nation. Professional, creative and technical specialists choose the Asheville area as their home.
Check our community calendar for a list of upcoming events and happenings hosted by Chamber members.
Ask almost any Chamber member why they are a member and they’ll tell you—in Asheville, it’s the most important way to meet people and grow your business. As North Carolina’s third largest Chamber, the Asheville Chamber includes nearly 1,900 businesses, organizations and coalitions. Members know the value a membership provides. Find out how members find value with the Asheville Chamber.
The departments of the Asheville Chamber help fulfill the organization’s mission of increasing the region’s livability by advancing its economic vitality. Learn more about the work and roles of the departments that make up your Chamber.
Membership opens the door to a multitude of opportunities for making new contacts, getting exposure to new ideas and networking with our region’s foremost leaders during events hosted by the Asheville Chamber. Check out our calendar of events developed especially for members of the Asheville Chamber. Be sure to register online and check back often -- we update our calendar of events frequently!
Each Chamber E-News is filled with updates on events, programs, membership, and information from our members! Read past issues or sign up for the Chamber E-Newsletter.
Get the most recent Chamber news in our press release archive.
The Chamber executes a number of programs and initiatives that foster member success, create an environment for business and grow jobs in our community. Find out more and get involved.
Resources for Asheville Chamber members
Consider the Economic Development staff your one-stop resource for connecting to the Asheville community. Their comprehensive services are free of charge and confidential. Contact the EDC staff to learn how they can assist your company through your relocation or expansion project.
Small businesses are the backbone of Asheville’s economy. The community embraces the impact of these companies on our culture and lifestyle. The Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Coalition and other community organizations have developed a variety of resources designed to help all small businesses succeed.
Find local available commercial space right at your fingertips. Whether you are looking for office, retail, restaurant, warehouse, industrial space or even land, you can search here for the perfect business space.
Asheville 5x5 is a five-year economic development initiative of the Chamber and the Economic Development Coalition of Asheville-Buncombe County. Read on to learn more about the Chamber's efforts to grow 5,000 new jobs in the region.
Bringing your meeting, convention or group to the Asheville area offers the opportunity to get out-of-the box and think differently. With thousands of guest rooms and plenty of exhibit space, plus all of the cultural amenities you could ask for, Asheville is a natural choice. Unique team building activities and excursions bring an Asheville-flair to meetings in the area, including corporate drumming, Frisbee golf, multi-day mountain biking, fly fishing, hiking, backpacking, rafting, culinary & beer tours, zipline canopy tours – to name just a few!
Conference space runs from traditional hotels and meeting rooms to resorts to tents on the side of a mountain with views of the Appalachian mountains. Conference sites offer a mountain experience and lots of local flavor with a bit of the area’s history tossed in.
For those looking for greener meetings and a way to have a direct, positive impact on the destination they are visiting, the Chamber’s Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) offers a local offset initiative for meetings, conventions and groups. The Asheville Offset program is a partnership with local university Warren Wilson and their Insulate! program, which weatherizes the homes of Asheville area citizens living below the poverty level, free of charge. Thus reduces utility bills, energy usage and corresponding carbon emission. Please see the Asheville CVB's website outlining the program, as well as the available offerings and initiatives that let meeting planners better understand our commitment to sustainable practices.
Get advice and services for your next meeting from professional destination insiders. Reach out to the businesses listed here to research attractions, accommodations and vendors. Our local perspective can inspire creative ideas. For more information on bringing your group or meeting to Asheville, please visit exploreasheville.com or call 800.257.5583.