|Looking at the City's comprehensive plan|
The Asheville Chamber's Board of Directors and Leadership Circle
businesses heard from Todd Okolichany Tuesday with an overview of the
City's comprehensive plan.
The new plan called "Living Asheville, A Comprehensive Plan for Our
Future" will be used by the City to guide its long-term development.
More than a year in the making, the comprehensive plan process has
included data gathering and community input and is now in its last
phases. Asheville Chamber leadership has participated in forums and
provided input at various stages.
Among the themes in the plan, Okolichany highlighted "Resilient Economy"
and "Responsible Regionalism" as being potentially of particular
interest to the business community. "We want to make sure the City is
good partner for our shared values," Okolichany said.
The Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee will be meeting in September
to to review and prioritize the plan strategies. Current timeline has
the plan being presented to Council in early 2018.
Learn more and read the draft comprehensive plan.
|Welcoming new Venture Asheville Operations Manager|
Sizemore has joined the Asheville Chamber as Operations Manager for
Venture Asheville, the Asheville Chamber and Economic Development
Coalition's high-growth entrepreneurship initiative. Hannah is a
graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in Communication.
She previously worked with Element-360 here in Asheville. As Venture
Asheville Operations Manager, Hannah will assist with catalyzing
Asheville’s high-growth entrepreneurial ecosystem and connecting
entrepreneurs with startup funding, mentors and talent to scale their
|Member Appreciation Open House|
appreciate YOU, our members and your commitment to the Chamber and
Visitor Center! Allow us to say thank you with a Member Appreciation
Reception. Plan to join us for a relaxed happy hour in the Visitor
Center lobby where you can connect with your business friends and spend
time with Chamber staff.|
Green Opportunities is creating delicious hors d'oeuvres, and, of course, there will be beer and wine.
Please bring your co-workers and drop in anytime from 4:00 until 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 14th.
|Connect on the course during Chamber Classic Golf Tournament|
Classic Golf Tournament is a fun opportunity for members of the
business community to network, connect with colleagues, and enjoy a
beautiful fall day out of the office. Presented by Build Carolina and
Coldwell Banker King, the Chamber Classic takes place at The Cliffs at
Walnut Cove on Tuesday, Sept. 19th. Spots remain only in the afternoon
Details & Registration
|Smart Series - Social Media: Latest & Greatest|
|Ribbon Cutting for SHiFT Brain Integration|
|4:00 - 6:00 p.m. | 1293 Hendersonville Rd., Suite 18, Asheville 28803 | Details|
|September Business After Hours|
|5:30-7:00p.m. | Hyatt Place Asheville - Downtown, 199 Haywood St., Asheville | Details|
|Member Appreciation Open House|
|4-5:30 p.m. | Asheville Chamber/Asheville Visitor Center, 36 Montford Ave. | Details|
|2017 Chamber Classic Golf Tournament|
|Morning Flight is Full. Registration still open for Afternoon Flight - 2:30 p.m. | The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, Arden, NC 28704 | Details & Registration|
|September Business Before Hours|
|8:00-9:00 a.m. | Loving Food Resources, 123 Kenilworth Rd., Asheville | Details|
Note: This event is Thursday (not the usual Tuesday).
|Railroads & Regional Economic Development Conference|
|11:30 a.m. | Celine & Co., On Broadway, 49 Broadway, Asheville 28801 |
|City to host Open House on City Boards and Commissions|
a Local Leader - Have you ever wondered how you could share your
experience, knowledge and community passion? The City is hosting an Open
House on Sept. 7 for people to learn about the various Boards and
Commissions, hear from current members and learn how to get involved. Learn more
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