Business Buzz: 1/13/21

January 13, 2021


  • AdventHealth Hematology Oncology Infusion Services Hendersonville* warmly welcomes Brittany Starr Marlor, FNP-C, to its team of providers. Marlor is a certified family nurse practitioner with experience in palliative and hematology/oncology care, most recently serving as a nurse practitioner at Four Seasons – Compassion for Life in Flat Rock, N.C. “I am thrilled to be joining the AdventHealth Hendersonville’s hematology and oncology service line, which really has the potential to grow and expand in the coming years,” Marlor says. “I am elated that AdventHealth Hendersonville is collaborating with Wake Forest Baptist Health, as this will further assist in providing [our] patients with access to leading innovations in cancer care.” Learn more at


  • Witness the power of spirituals and explore their historical context in a new virtual experience from American Spiritual Ensemble, a critically acclaimed group comprising more than a dozen of the finest singers in the classical world. “The Power of Spirituals” combines the singers’ captivating vocal talents with the moving words and interviews of former slaves for a soul-stirring and historical virtual event, presented by the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7pm from the safety of your home. Tickets: $25 (one per household). Box office: 828-257-4530 or


  • Buncombe County Justice Services to Partner with Multiple Agencies for Community Safety Initiative: Following a competitive search, Buncombe County is excited to announce the following organizations will play a critical role in our community safety initiatives: the SPARC Foundation in coordination with Umoja Health, Wellness and Justice Collective, My Daddy Taught Me That, and the Racial Justice Coalition. SPARC’s mission is to ignite connections to education, employment, and mentorship to strengthen the well-being and personal freedom of people and families in need. The new initiative proposes identifying one to two communities experiencing the highest rates of gun violence where comprehensive services would be provided that are aimed at healing, support, practical resources, and reduction in violence. A multi-disciplinary team will be deployed to those communities on a daily basis, including a trauma-informed specialist from Umoja; a Community Health Worker from SPARC; and a youth mentor from My Daddy Taught Me That. Additionally, this team will develop goals in collaboration with those communities, and work to put strategies into place to decrease violence and increase community healing. SPARC will also contract with the Racial Justice Coalition to conduct further research and gather community input in order to develop a program in Asheville to provide outreach and mentoring to young adults most at risk of engaging in violence. This initiative is in alignment with the 2025 Strategic Plan and the recent Justice Resource Advisory Council proclamation declaring racism as a public safety emergency. Find additional background information here.
  • Pack Memorial Library Opens at 50 Percent Capacity for Grab and Go Service on Jan. 19Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, Pack Memorial Library will reopen to the public with limited hours and services. The Pack Library schedule will be:
    • Tuesday-Thursday, 1-6 p.m.
    • Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Sunday & Monday, Closed

    During these hours, the library will provide in-person check out and browsing. As we comply with reduced occupancy limits, we are encouraging brief “grab and go” visits to allow us to serve a larger number of patrons. Computer use is available, and seating will be provided for computer users only. The meeting rooms and study spaces will not be available for public use. In-person library programs, including storytime, will not be offered; however, virtual programs will continue to be available. Learn more at

  • Asheville Wellness Tours introduces virtual and hybrid retreats. As we continue to spend time apart, Asheville Wellness Tours believes it is more important than ever for folks to experience opportunities for self care…together. It can’t be overstated that social connection, exercise, and being outdoors in the fresh air are all critical to boosting morale and resilience. Thye’ve taken fan-favorites such as Tarot Card Readings & Cooking Classes and made them available fully online. Folks can sign on for a virtual experience no matter where in the world they may be, or craft a hybrid retreat here in Asheville by adding on some of their tried-and-true outdoor experiences, such as Yoga Hikes, Forest Bathing, and SUP Yoga (in season).
    • Virtual Experiences: Asheville locals can connect with friends and family that may not live in the area, or with whom they can’t currently spend in-person time, while prospective visitors, dreaming of future travel, can enjoy a truly authentic slice of Asheville right now. They’ve also worked with corporate teams from across the US to bring Asheville’s unique culture into their respective spaces along the way. Teams who have “sampled Asheville” recently include Salesforce, Spotify, and Tiffany & Co,
    • Hybrid Retreats: Hybrid Retreats are a combination of virtual plus in-person options. These customized retreats are popular with couples, families, and “pods” who are visiting Asheville and want to engage with the area while continuing to practice social distancing. They may start the day with a yoga practice on a mountaintop, enjoy massages at their cozy cabin in the afternoon, then opt for grocery delivery and a virtual cooking class with a local chef to wrap up their day. All in all, they’re crafting a socially distanced, memorable Asheville experience.
    • Learn more:


  • This is the perfect time to be re-evaluating your Merchant Services.  Qualified new accounts receive a FREE terminal valued at $500-$650.  Limited time offer. Call Marty Reed, Merchant Adviser, at Capital Bankcard Asheville at 774-696-7066
  • Texas Roadhouse will be open 12-9 pm on Monday, January 18 and on Tuesday January 19th will be offering a family-of-four meal. Pre-order only. Schedule a pick-up
  • Bear’s Smokehouse is excited to be making their newest home in Asheville on the South Slope and is offering a discount for Asheville Chamber members. While they are currently working out of their food truck that is permanently located at 135 Coxe Ave, they are still serving up their full restaurant menu and offering catering services- including individually boxed meals to keep your events COVID friendly. As a way of saying hello from a distance, Bear’s invites you to try them out all winter long using the promo code AVLChamber – good for 10% off and valid through April 30, 2021.


  • There are immediate opportunities for experienced CNC Machinists and Maintenance Technicians in the Henderson and Buncombe County areas. These openings are for various skill levels and shifts-and the pay rates are competitive. ONLINE APPLICATIONS at
  • American Pickers on the History Channel is planning on returning to North Carolina this March and are looking for leads throughout the state, specifically interesting characters with interesting items and lots of them. They are looking for different, unusual, and unique items too – something they’ve never seen before and with an interesting story. People who are interested can reach out to 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878), or Please share name, city and state, contact information, and a brief description of their collection. They only pick private collections so NO stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.