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Chamber E-NEWS 7/20/2016
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Business Expo to showcase 100+ businesses
The 2016 Regional Chamber Business Expo will feature products and services from 100+ local businesses and organizations.
This year's Expo takes place August 10th from 1-5 p.m. at the WNC Ag Center in partnership with the Henderson County and Brevard/Transylvania Chambers of Commerce. Regional networking event to follow from 5-7 p.m.
You'll make valuable business connections and learn about available B2B services. 
Free admission to public; limited vendor booths are available to Chamber members.
2016 Expo Details
2016-2017 Board of Directors announced
As of July 1st, the Asheville Chamber enters a new fiscal year with Tracy Buchanan as the 2016-2017 Board Chair. Marcus Cox of Bank of America, Emi Kubota of i play., Inc., Jeremy Littlejohn, RISC Networks, LLC, and Austin Walker of Whitney Commercial Real Estate were elected to the Board of Directors. O.E. Starnes, IV of Wells Fargo Advisors and joins the Board as the ex-officio member representing Young Professionals of Asheville.
"It really is an honor and privilege to lead a great group of business leaders in our community," Tracy Buchanan said. "I feel inspired to hear the ideas and energy around improving the business environment in Asheville."
View full Board of Directors roster
Avl Chamber staff selected for national cohort on workforce development
Asheville Chamber staff member Tim Lampkin has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to participate in the third cohort of the Fellowship for Education Attainment along with about 20 other chamber professionals from across the country.
Tim is the Director of Business Retention and Expansion for the Economic Development Coalition of Asheville-Buncombe. The Fellowship serves to advance a participating chamber’s already defined education attainment goals. Fellows participate in an immersive education and workforce development experience that includes best practice sharing, reviews of case studies, interaction with and learning from national experts, and the opportunity to build a strong peer-to-peer network.
Learn more about the ACCE Fellowship for Education Attainment

Make a clean start with a clean work space
Having a clean work space can reduce stress and increase productivity, but getting organized can be hard to do when deadlines loom. Scheduling clean up and getting rid of obvious junk are just a few tips for tackling your mess. Read on Aerotek
Capitalizing on a craze
Pokemon Go has spread rapidly, getting people out in their communities playing the augmented reality game. Businesses are finding creative ways to benefit from the app's popularity to drive foot traffic and sales. Read more on Inc.
Upcoming Events
July 26
Ribbon Cutting for The Crossings at Reynolds Mountain
4:00 p.m. | 41 Cobblers Way, Asheville 28804 | Details
July 27
Ribbon Cutting for Exit Realty Vistas
4:00 p.m. | 4 Long Shoals Rd., #156, Arden, 28704 | Details
July 28
Ribbon Cutting for METZ Culinary Management
4:00 p.m. | 380 Brevard Road, Asheville 28806 | Details
Aug. 3
Ribbon Cutting for United Federal Credit Union
11:00 a.m. | 1441 Patton Ave., Asheville 28806 | Details
Aug. 4
August Business After Hours
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Asheville Fence, 1270 Smokey Park Hwy., Candler | Details
Aug. 8
Ribbon Cutting for Hobby Lobby
9:00 a.m. | 419 Airport Rd., Arden | Details
Aug. 10
Regional Chamber Business Expo
1:00-7:00 p.m. | Expo Center, WNC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd., Fletcher |
Details & Booth Registration

Welcome to our newest members!
Alt Media Productions - photography, video & commercials
Blaze Pizza - fast casual pizza
EDTS - full-service technology consulting firm
Jacob Barrocas Consulting - business consulting
Community Events
July 21 - Montreat Adult & Graduate Studies Open House
July 22 - Beat the Heat After Hours at the WNC Nature Center
July 23 - Concerts in the Park
July 26 - AGS Meet Montreat for Business Influencers
July 28 - Overshot: A Composition for String Quartet and Electronics Inspired by the Lou Tate Kentucky Coverlet Collection
July 29 - Furniture Festival & Clearance Sale
July 29 - Ribbon Cutting & Grand Re-Opening for Earth Fare South Asheville
Aug 5 - The Cost of Attendance Puzzle: Making the Pieces Fit
News from Members

Asheville Community Theatre lists August events

United Federal Credit Union names Matthew Sorrells Asheville branch manager

Job listing posted by Express Employment

NC Dept. of Revenue to host free small business workshop

Registration open for RiverLink's 2016 "Anything That Floats" parade

"Layers" features artist Jane Molinelli at Asheville Gallery of Art during August

Western Carolina University offers professional development seminars this fall

Mission Health's president and CEO testifies during U.S. Senate hearing

JPS shares update on NC sales tax laws

Avadim Technologies among Inc. 5000's list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

"Sustainable Happiness" seminar offered by Jacob Barrocas Consulting

Pardee Hospital sponsors Henderson County's first annual Chamber Challenge 5k

WCU to host "Motivating, Retaining, and Empowering the New Workplace Generation"

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