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 27th, 2012
Businesses and community members celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit last week, packing the Grey Eagle for Ignite Asheville and gaining applicable information at the Chamber's Biz-Talks. Read on for highlights of these events.
February 27th, 2012
The Chamber is pleased to recognize Bill and Sue Foley of The Chocolate Fetish as Entrepreneurs of the Month. Bill and Sue Foley purchased the business in 2001 and, with a fierce dedication to quality and a passion for fine food - especially chocolate, they have since grown the company into an Asheville mainstay.
January 31st, 2012
The Chamber is pleased to recognize Russ Stinehour and Troy Tolle, co-founders of DigitalChalk, as Entrepreneurs of the Month. Launched in 2007, DigitalChalk is an e-learning system offering multimedia-based training as an on-demand service.  The e-learning delivery system, the first of its kind, simplifies the process of creating online trainings so that anyone can publish high quality online trainings without needing additional complex desktop programs.
January 17th, 2012
More than 50 people gathered Thursday, January 12th for our first Public Policy forum of the year, the Health & Wellness Forum. Moderator Meridith Elliot Power guided the panel in a discussion of health and wellness issues facing our community.
January 4th, 2012
The 6th Annual Homecoming Job Fair presented by Sun Trust Bank hosted its largest employer participation and job seeker attendance on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.
September 7th, 2011
In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, Thermo Fisher Scientific announced its plans to expand operations in Asheville, with the creation of 110 new positions within the next seven months.
September 6th, 2011
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is assembling a diverse delegation of community leaders to participate in a two-day collaborative exchange during its 2011 IntraCity Visit, UNSUNG ASHEVILLE, on Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16.
August 19th, 2011
The 12th Annual Metro Economy Outlook marked the kick-off of the public phase of the Asheville 5x5 Campaign, an aggressive five-year economic development initiative of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC) to raise $3 million to create 5,000 new jobs in the Asheville area.
August 3rd, 2011
A presentation of the latest significant economic trends at the local and national level will be offered by the Research Department of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC). The event will be held on Thursday, August 18, at the Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square.  
July 5th, 2011
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce has named its 2011-2012 board of directors and appointed LaVoy Spooner, external affairs regional director at AT&T North Carolina, as chairman.