|Chamber E-NEWS 10/18/2017||
|Expansion brings renowned outdoor gear co. to Asheville|
Factory Holding Corp. announced plans to bring regional headquarter
functions to Asheville, creating 47 new jobs over the next five years.|
An industry leader, FOX designs and manufactures performance defining
ride dynamics products for bicycles, on-road and off-road vehicles,
ATVs, snowmobiles and other vehicles. Locating regional headquarters
(including sales, finance, research & development, service, and
distribution) in Asheville will facilitate continued growth in Eastern
US and European markets for the bike division.
FOX joins a fast-growing community of over 30 manufacturers,
distributors and outfitters in Western North Carolina producing bike,
boat, camping, sports and adventure gear.
“Along with a very passionate mountain biking culture, we believe
Asheville offers us the ability to tap into a top-notch talent pool to
help us continue to improve our business in these functional areas,"
said Larry L. Enterline, FOX’s Chief Executive Officer.
|Rep. Meadows visits Asheville Chamber members|
Rep. Mark Meadows spoke with Asheville business leaders this week in a
candid conversation about tax reform, healthcare, political climate and
more. As a non-partisan organization, the Asheville Chamber is pleased
to facilitate conversations like this with our elected officials that
enable Asheville business leaders to share thoughts on issues of
importance to our business community. We appreciate Rep. Meadows taking
the time to meet with our business leaders.
|"Human computer"/local entrepreneur to speak at WomanUP|
"Hidden Figures" rocketed onto the literary and cinematic scene, the
story shown a light on the often overlooked work of African-American
women at a key time in our nation's history. What you may not know is
that one of those "human computers" highlighted in Margot Lee
Shatterly's best-selling book has ties to Asheville. Dr. Christine
Darden, retired NASA engineer, graduated from the Allen High School in
We are thrilled to be able to shine a light on Dr. Darden and her story
during the 2nd annual WomanUP Celebration on Nov. 28th. The event will
also feature keynote speaker local entrepreneur Troylyn Ball of
Asheville Distilling Company, who will share her story of overcoming
personal and financial hardship and finding success through a strong
dose of entrepreneurial spirit and perseverance.
At the celebration, we will be honoring outstanding women professionals
in our community. Please consider nominating a colleague or woman
business leader in Asheville/Buncombe for one of three awards: the Woman Entrepreneur, Best in Business Award; Outstanding Woman in Non-Profit Leadership; and Woman Executive of the Year. Nominations are due today - Friday, Oct. 20th.
Get tickets or submit a nomination
| Mega Networking fosters connections|
One hundred and four people enter the room with 13 tables. Each person
is given a unique rotation schedule. The result is a dance of connection
we call Mega Networking, held last week. At the end of the morning each
person has visited each table and met everyone in the room. The
structure fosters business connections and enables participants to learn
about other Asheville businesses.
|YPA Service Project at Manna|
|1:00-3:00 pm | Manna Food Bank, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville | Details & Registration|
Young Professionals of Asheville welcomes young professionals (ages 21 –
40) living in WNC to join us for events focused on professional
development, fostering connection and serving our community.
|Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast|
|Open House & Job Fair - Tradesmen International|
|4:00 - 7:00 p.m. | 8 Glenn Willow Dr., Suite 6, Arden, NC 28704 | Details|
|Economic Summit Asheville|
|8:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Crowne Plaza Expo Center | 1 Resort Dr., Asheville | Details & Register|