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Chamber E-NEWS 8/3/2016
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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.
2016 Expo Details
Small Business of the Month: Ultimate Ice Cream
It wouldn't be summer without ice cream! Ultimate Ice Cream is in the spotlight as August's Small Business of the Month.

An Asheville favorite since 2005, Ultimate Ice Cream started as one location and has since grown to two shops, a large ice cream kitchen and 35 wholesale accounts. Ultimate Ice Cream now makes seven times the ice cream as when the shop first opened. 

What's behind that success? Owners Kevin and Lucia Barnes have a strong commitment to quality and community.

"We are extremely proud to be part of our vibrant food community and to play a vital roll in helping to make Asheville Sweet,"  Kevin said.
Read more about Ultimate Ice Cream

Are millennials so different?
We've all heard it...millennials are going to change everything about the way we interact in the workplace. New research suggests when it comes to workplace priorities and beliefs, the similarities across generations outweigh the differences. The study suggests leaders need not implement drastically different styles but rather can adopt general practices that engage all employees. Read more on how the generations agree
8 Reasons failure makes you a better entrepreneur
Everyone wants to avoid failure, but Chris Dunn, founder & CEO of Skill Incubator, argues that embracing failure can make you a stronger entrepreneur and set you up for long-term success. "Failure is necessary for building valuable character traits for entrepreneurial success...such as tenacity, perseverance, and resilience." Read more on Entrepreneur
Upcoming Events
Aug. 4
August Business After Hours
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Asheville Fence, 1270 Smokey Park Hwy., Candler | Details
Aug. 10
Ribbon Cutting for Wal-Mart's Online Ordering System
11:00 a.m. | 125 Bleachery Blvd., Asheville 28805 | 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
Aug. 11
Ribbon Cutting for Asheville Buncombe Community Pharmacy
11:00 a.m. | 356 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 28801 | Details
Aug. 16
August Business Before Hours
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. | Mountain Credit Union, 1453 Sand Hill Rd., Candler | Details
Aug. 18
Ribbon Cutting for Breakout Asheville
11:00 a.m. | 60 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC  28801 | Details
Aug. 18
Local Elected Officials Reception
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Visitor Center, 36 Montford Ave. | Details
Aug. 23
Ribbon Cutting for Ciel Property
11:00 a.m. | 565 Elk Mountain Scenic Hwy., Asheville, NC  28804 | Details
Save These Dates
Sept. 12
Asheville Metro Economy Outlook
11:30 a.m. | Mission Health-A-B Tech Conference Center, Victoria Rd., | Details/Register
Sept. 21
Open House & Orientation
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Chamber Boardroom, 36 Montford Ave. | Details & RSVP

Welcome to our newest members!
Ideal Image of Asheville, Inc. - laser hair removal, skin care
Ruberti Properties, LLC - commercial real estate
Community Events
Aug 5 - The Cost of Attendance Puzzle: Making the Pieces Fit
Aug 5 - Beer City Science Pub: Finding Amelia Earhart with Hard Facts & Sound Science
Aug 12 - Back to the Drawing Board – Interactive Artist Installations
Aug 17 - Come Meet Your Local Asheville Tourist
Aug 18 - Event Planning Certificate
Aug 18 - ASAP's Local Food Experience
Aug 19 - SWEET
Aug 26 - Workplace Violence: Risk Analysis, Prevention and Response
Aug 26 - Wage and Hour Update: Complying with the new FLSA Rules and Regulations
Aug 29 - Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for Hobby Lobby
News from Members

Crescent Health Solutions opens registration for wellness workshop

EmergeOrtho formed to deliver streamlined orthopaedic care statewide

Vistanet Telecommunications expands communications platform through partnership

RiverFest celebrates with 19th annual Anything That Floats Parade

Carolina Day's new Lower School hosts grand opening celebration

United Federal Credit Union celebrates opening of Asheville branch

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