Chamber Press Releases

The Asheville Chamber keeps its members informed of the region's business news. The latest Chamber news releases can be found below.

For Media Inquiries please contact: Erin Leonard, Director of Communications, 828-258-6131

February 1st, 2016
The Board of Directors for the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution Jan. 26 supporting the Connect NC Bond Act. The Connect NC Bond Act benefits core support structures that impact the region’s ability to grow our economy including infrastructure, education and tourism.
July 1st, 2015
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce has named its 2015-2016 board of directors and appointed Suzanne DeFerie of Asheville Savings Bank as chair.
June 26th, 2015
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce was pleased to present its annual leadership awards at the 2015 Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 25th. The awards honored individuals and businesses that stand out as leaders in the business community.
May 11th, 2015
The Asheville Chamber of Commerce partnered with Western Carolina University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to conduct a survey to find out how Buncombe County ranks in terms of business friendliness.
April 22nd, 2015
No matter what your hobby, there are tools of the trade. If you fish, you match the type of bait you use to the kind of fish you want to land. For knitters, there are specific needles to use for different kinds of stitches and patterns. Golfers employ clubs specific to the kind of shot they want to make. The same is true of your business marketing.
April 16th, 2015
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce presented the 2015 Sky High Growth Award to 46 businesses that have experienced outstanding growth in sales and/or employment over the last several years. These 46 businesses collectively represent nearly 4,000 jobs.
March 3rd, 2015
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce joined more than 250 local, regional and state chambers of commerce urging Congress to resolve the impending insolvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund, and to pass a long term federal transportation authorization bill.
January 12th, 2015
Thirty-nine Asheville area restaurants will be offering special menus in celebration of the town’s great food and drink during Asheville Restaurant Week January 20-29.  Asheville Restaurant Week is an opportunity for visitors and locals alike to enjoy the renowned cuisine this foodie city has to offer.
November 10th, 2014
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce received accreditation from the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. The CACCE Carolinas Accredited Chamber program sets standards of excellence for chambers in North and South Carolina.  It recognizes chambers that have met those standards while offering guidelines for others to improve their effectiveness. 
June 27th, 2014
The Asheville Chamber is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 annual leadership awards honored at the 117th Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 26th.