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Business Before Hours host opportunity
Business Before Hours offers members an opportunity to start the day building connections. Being a host sponsor allows members to bring other members to their location and showcase their business. We currently have two openings for hosts sponsor: Feb. 2018 and May 2018. If you'd like more information, please contact Amy Jackson, Director of Engagement at
Be sure and join us next Tuesday at Marthaler Jewelers for November Business Before Hours, 8-9 a.m.

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!

Ideas for Small Business Saturday
Last year, consumers spent over $15 million at small businesses on Small Business Saturday. It can be a chance to kick off holiday season and connect with new customers. Nerd Wallet offers ideas for how you can tap into that potential and make Small Business Saturday a success for your company. Read more
Is your business doing something special? Let us know on Facebook
Sexual harassment at your business
Sexual harassment has been so prevalent in the news recently. Tools for Business offers some resources to get you started on addressing it in your workplace, including short videos on sexual harassment, how to investigate a sexual harassment claim, and how to train your workforce. See the resources
Upcoming Events
Nov. 16
Ribbon Cutting for Spa Theology
4:30 p.m. | 53 College St., Asheville, NC 28801 | Details
Nov. 21
November Business Before Hours
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. | Marthaler Jewelers, 43 Town Square Blvd., Ste 130, Asheville | Details
Nov. 28
2017 WomanUP Celebration
8:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Crowne Plaza Expo Center | 1 Resort Dr., Asheville | Details & Register
Nov. 29
Ribbon Cutting for RSI Vacations
4:00 p.m.| 2800 Heart Dr., Asheville, 28806 | Details
Nov. 30
Ribbon Cutting for Ashewell Medical Group
4:00 p.m. | 408 Depot St., Suite 150, Asheville 28801 | Details
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
Dec. 6
Smart Series: Equity & Inclusion
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. | Chamber Boardroom, 36 Montford Ave., 2nd Floor, Asheville | Details
Dec. 7
December Business After Hours
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | TD Bank, 200 College St., Asheville 28801 | Details
Save These Dates
Jan. 11
Asheville Restaurant Week Kickoff
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | New Belgium Brewhouse, 21 Craven St., Asheville | Details & Register
Jan. 17
Annual Career Fair
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Davis Center, WNC Ag. Center, Airport Rd., Fletcher | Details
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
Jan. 26
Community Shredding Day
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Chamber Lower Parking Lot, 36 Montford Ave. | Details
A free service for the community.

Welcome to our newest members!
Living Stone Construction, Inc. - home designer/builder; general contractor
Nutritious Thoughts - dietician, nutritionist
Pisgah Flooring - floor care; janitorial services, commercial cleaning
S&W Artisanal - restaurant opening soon in historic S&W building downtown
SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. - mortgage services
Swim Club Management Group - professional pool management services
Trace Staffing - manufacturing personnel; employment services
Community Events

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
Nov 29 - Insider’s Insight: Current Student Panel & Open House
Dec 1 - Grand Opening for Moonlight Makers
Dec 2 - 10th Annual Teddy Bear Tea
Dec 2 - Essential Journeys Holiday Soap Sale
Dec 2 - A Winter's Tail at WNC Nature Center
Dec 2 - Montreat College Christmas Concert
News from Members

Western Carolina Rescue Ministries to host Christmas Gala - Dec. 14th

Mission Hospital named one of nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health for 12th time

Asheville School students to perform at Asheville Art Museum - Dec. 1st

Project SEARCH now accepting applications for 2018-19 academic year

BCTI offers Microsoft Power Query for Excel Basics course

Park Ridge Health earns designation as Spine Center of Excellence

NC Stage Company presents two holiday productions

MAHEC partners with Mission Health to provide obstetrical life support training

Diana Wortham Theatre posts upcoming events for Nov. & Dec.

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