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Employer registration open for Career Fair
Employer registration is now open for the 12th Annual Homecoming Career Fair, on January 17, 2018 at the WNC Ag Center. As the region’s largest annual career fair, this Chamber event attracts thousands of qualified career seekers and brings together the area’s top companies with career opportunities in key growing industries, like advanced manufacturing, health care, tech and hospitality. Chamber members receive a discounted registration fee. Join us for the top recruiting event of the year! 
 
www.homecomingjobfair.com


Honoring outstanding women in business
We're so excited to be honoring outstanding women in Asheville's business community at our WomanUP Celebration on Nov. 28th.
 
While we will be giving awards to three of these women, the list of the nominees is impressive. All of these women deserve recognition for their hard work, dedication to advancing women in business and for their contributions to our community.
 
We hope you'll join us at the WomanUP Celebration to recognize all of these nominees and to honor our award winners.
 
The event features retired NASA engineer Dr.Christine Darden, who was highlighted in the book “Hidden Figures,” along with local entrepreneur Troylyn Ball of Asheville Distilling Co. Each will talk of how they overcame their obstacles to achieve success as professional women.
 
Details on WomanUP Celebration
Addressing cyber security in the workplace
Traditional security measures are no match for today's rising threat landscape. In-house solutions are becoming more of a hindrance and less effective as cyberattacks become more advanced. In our next Smart Series, David Johnson of Immedion talks about Cyber Security in the Workplace. Get an in-depth view on how attacks have progressed in recent years and learn how to prevent the security risks and liability your business may face with a more advanced security approach.
 
During his tenure at Immedion, David has built and maintained one of the most robust networks in the southeast. Immedion's network is designed to efficiently and effectively meet customer needs and deliver the level of uptime and performance that Immedion is known for. David took classes at Clemson University and holds both CCNA and CCNP certifications.
 
Register for the Smart Series

Deskercize! Keep yourself and your employees alert and fit.
If you or your employees sit down 5 or more hours a day...you may have a 34% increased risk of heart failure, despite any after-hours exercise! Deskercize, or doing small exercises throughout the day, can reduce this - and can make you and your employees more alert, focused, and productive. Tools for Business offers tips for staying active in the workplace.
SBA Seeks Nominations for the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year
SBA is now accepting nominations for its 2018 National Small Business Week Awards, including the Small Business Person of the Year. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities and to our nation’s economy.
 
North Carolina nominations for Small Business Person of the Year and Small Business Exporter of the Year should be sent no later than 3 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 to: SBA North Carolina District Office, Attn: Small Business Week Award Committee, 6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28210.
Upcoming Events
Thur
Nov. 9
Ribbon Cutting for Batton Clayworks
4:00 p.m. | 349 Kenilworth Rd., Asheville, NC  28805 | Details
 
Tues
Nov. 14
YPA - Highland Circle Joint Community Service
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Archetype Brewing, 265 Haywood Rd., Asheville 28806 | Details
 
Wed
Nov. 15
Economic Summit Asheville
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Asheville US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St. | Details & Register
 
Wed
Nov. 15
Smart Series: Cyber Security in the Workplace
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Chamber Boardroom, 2nd floor, 36 Montford Ave. | Details & Register
 
Wed
Nov. 15
Ribbon Cutting for Ferguson Family YMCA
4:00 p.m. | 31 Westridge Marketplace, Candler, NC 28715 | Details
 
Thur
Nov. 16
Ribbon Cutting for Spa Theology
4:30 p.m. | 53 College St., Asheville, NC 28801 | Details
 
Tues
Nov. 28
2017 WomanUP Celebration
8:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Crowne Plaza Expo Center | 1 Resort Dr., Asheville | Details & Register
 
Thur
Nov. 30
Ribbon Cutting for Ashewell Medical Group
4:00 p.m. | 408 Depot St., Suite 150, Asheville 28801 | Details
 
Save These Dates
Fri
Dec. 1
YPA Professional Development Holiday Event & Networking
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. | Hatchworks Coworking Asheville, 45 S. French Broad, Suite 170, Asheville 28801 | Details
 
Thur
Jan. 11
Asheville Restaurant Week Kickoff
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | New Belgium Brewhouse, 21 Craven St., Asheville | Details & Register
 
Jan.
15 - 19
&
22 - 26
Asheville Restaurant Week
Local restaurants offer special deals and menus during these two weeks. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!
 
Sign up to be a participating restaurant

Welcome to our newest members!
 
Capstone Health Alliance - group purchasing organization
Engadine Inn and Cabin - bed & breakfast
 
Community Events

Nov 10 - "Being Mortal" Free Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Nov 10 - Veterans Day Breakfast & Tour
Nov 11 - Creativity in Small Business
Nov 11 - Rapture, Blister, Burn - Woman-Up Night
Nov 11 - The Bag Sale - 25% off everything you can fit in our bag
Nov 15 - HCM Webinar - Stop Fraud In Its Tracks
Nov 15 - Intentional Body Blueprint
Nov 16 - Asheville Affiliates Present: Climate City Soiree - A Night to Benefit The Collider
Nov 17 - Ladies Night Out
Nov 25 - 3rd Annual Ornament Release Party
 
 
News from Members

NC Stage offers discount for WomanUP members to see "Rapture, Blister, Burn"

Habitat seeks home repair project supervisor

Teague Campbell included in 2018 Best Law Firms list released by "U.S. News - Best Lawyers"

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity partners with Dynamite Roasting Co. to ensure more healthy homes

November events at Asheville Community Theatre

Mission Health’s personalized medicine program featured in "US News and World Report 2018 Best Hospitals Guidebook"

R.N.s invited to learn about advanced degree program at Mars Hill University

Diana Wortham Theatre presents Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE: A Dance Company - Nov. 10-11

Park Ridge Hospital receives "A" grade for patient safety

American Red Cross to host "Women Who Serve(d)" forum - Nov. 14th

Citizens’ Climate Lobby seeks business endorsements for market-based climate legislation

Hi-Wire hosts kickoff party for "The House That Beer Built"

Platinum Group to host Brewing Success: Online Craft Beverage Summit

Share the warmth with Mast Store and Columbia

"Rolling Stone" editor & author of "The Water Will Come" comes to The Collider - Nov. 14th

Sales and use tax workshop presented by NCDOR - Dec. 5th

International expert on opioid use disorder during pregnancy to speak at MAHEC

 
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