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Chamber E-NEWS 8/24/2016
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Educational Series kicks off with "Gender Matters"
Popular speaker Dr. Susan Kellogg returns once again to kick off our 2016-2017 Educational Series, professional development opportunities for Chamber members.
This year, Dr. Kellogg will present "Gender Matters."  If we do not recognize and appreciate the differences between men and women in terms of how we think, approach problem solving, and take in new information, then we are doomed as managers and administrators. It is important to recognize differences and, wherever possible, to learn how to utilize differences in resolving some of the most complex problems facing our corporate world. Dr. Kellogg will share some of the research that she has been conducting on how men and women understand the world differently and why those different perspectives are so important.
If you have attended workshops conducted by Dr. Kellogg, then you know that she is not only thoroughly researched and current in her content, but she is also entertaining and engaging.

Asheville Metro Economy Outlook to Address Workforce Issues
Join us for an insightful lunch program on Sept. 12 with keynote speaker Dr. Jim Johnson of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill. An expert frequently appearing on national network news programs, Dr. Johnson will speak on new trends shaping the U.S. workforce and how today's shifting economic and demographic trends are impacting Asheville Metro businesses and its workforce. 
Johnson was named one of the “17…brightest thinkers and doers in the new world of work” by Fast Company. He is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. Presented by Dixon Hughes Goodman and Parsec Financial, the event is hosted by the EDC Asheville-Buncombe County and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets are $25 Chamber member, $30 non-member, and $12 student.

Cut the red tape: Reduce stress to boost morale
Cutting bureaucracy and reducing stress go a long way towards boosting employee morale, retention and productivity. Business Insider offers suggestions to ease obstacles and facilitate success. Read more
Vote for the best NC businesses
Voting for Business North Carolina's NC Best of Business Awards is open through September 15th. Business leaders are invited to vote on the most appreciated and affirmed companies in North Carolina in key categories. Results will be published in the December issue. Vote for NC's Best Businesses

Upcoming Events
Aug. 25
Ribbon Cutting for HTI Employment Solutions
4:00 p.m. | 330 Rockwood Road, Suite 109, Arden 28704 | Details
Aug. 29
Ribbon Cutting for Hobby Lobby
9:00 a.m. | 419 Airport Rd., Arden 28704 | Details
Sept. 1
Ribbon Cutting for Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More
4:00 p.m. | 336 Rockwood Rd., Unit 105, Arden, 28704 | Details
Sept. 1
September Business After Hours
5:30 p.m. | Charlotte Street Computers, 252 Charlotte St., Asheville 28801 | Details
Sept. 7
Educational Series: Gender Matters
8:00 a.m. | Chamber Boardroom, 2nd floor, 36 Montford Ave., Asheville | Details/Register
Sept. 8
Asheville Rides
5:30 p.m. | Chamber Parking Lot, 36 Montford Ave., Asheville | Details
Whether you are an avid cyclist or want to shake the dust off your bike, this social, easy-paced ride is a great way to wind down from the workday, connect with other members of the community and see Asheville from a different perspective.
The ride also allows you to explore bike commuting and recreation in the safety of a guided group. Accessible to people of all skills and fitness levels. 
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!
French Broad Real Estate Company - real estate sales & property management
Majors Estate - vacation cabins and event facility
Sole Haven: Foot Reflexology Lounge - health spa, holistic therapy
Viking Mergers & Acquisitions - business brokers
Community Events
Aug 26 - Workplace Violence: Risk Analysis, Prevention and Response
Aug 26 - Wage and Hour Update: Complying with the new FLSA Rules and Regulations
Aug 27 - Biltmore Park Town Square - Concerts in the Park featuring Queen Bee and The Stingers
Sept 7 - Long Term Care Insurance Options
Sept 13 - Four Seasons Community Outreach Series- Financial & Other Resources for Healthcare
Sept 19 - Hospice Information and New Volunteer Orientation
Sept 22 - ToP® (Technology of Participation) Facilitation Methods course
Sept 23 - Grand Reopening
Sept 26 - Cancer Killers: Getting to the Cause
Sept 28 - Financing Dreams ~ Realtor CE Course
News from Members

Friday Staffing and WILSONART to host career fair - Aug. 25th

Jonas Gerard presents new series of steel sculptures

Asheville Symphony announces 2016-17 season program

Malaprop's Bookstore hosts special events throughout September

Local artist demonstrates needle-felting at Grovewood Gallery

Storytelling for Business Owners conference premieres in October

Aeroflow Healthcare listed in Inc. Magazine's fastest growing private companies

Gubernatorial debate airs live statewide on Oct. 11th

New Belgium hosts 25th birthday party and CLIPS Beer & Film Festival August 26 and 27

National Wiper Alliance receives NC Family Business of the Year award

"Studies in Color and Light" is September feature at Asheville Gallery of Art

United Federal Credit Union names Erin A. Hennessy Sr. VP of Marketing

Grammy award winner Kathy Mattea and Bill Cooley open DWT Mainstage Series - Sept. 24th

Carolina Day celebrates grand opening of new Lower School

UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program announces fall 2016 classes

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