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

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.
June 30th, 2011
In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), Canadian-based Linamar Corporation proudly announces its newest manufacturing facility in Asheville, with the creation of 400 jobs and an investment of $125 million by 2020.
June 1st, 2011
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville – Buncombe County (EDC) are pleased to announce the selection of Pam Lewis as Director of Entrepreneurship. Lewis is currently Senior Vice President of Entrepreneurial Development at AdvantageWest.
April 15th, 2011
Chamber Challenge 5k Encourages Healthy Habits for Local Businesses
January 19th, 2011
The Buncombe County Commission voted at their meeting on December 7 to slate new officers for the EDC’s governing body.  The nine individuals comprising the EDC board represent many vital sectors of Asheville’s economy, including government, utilities, advanced manufacturing, technology, and land development.
October 6th, 2010
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the selection of its new President & CEO as Kit Cramer, current president of the International Downtown Association (IDA) in Washington, DC. 
April 22nd, 2010
A delegation of business and education representatives will visit classrooms in the Asheville City, Buncombe County, and Madison County school districts to surprise and recognize three creative educators for outstanding career preparation efforts for their students.
March 19th, 2010
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its fourth annual Chamber Challenge 5k presented by Dixon Hughes on Friday, June 4, 2010 and is now accepting event registrations.   In 2009 the Chamber Challenge had a record 750 participants.
January 20th, 2010
Richard J. Lutovsky, President & CEO of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, notified the Chamber Board and staff of his intentions to retire this September.  The announcement at this time gives the Board nine months to conduct a search and name a successor.
January 14th, 2010
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) are pleased to announce the menu for The Culinary AffAIR 2010, presented by the FIRC Group. The elegant evening will be hosted by Janice and Joe Brumit at the Burghley Ballroom in the Doubletree Biltmore Hotel, Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 7 until 11 p.m.