Business Buzz: 11/13/20

November 13, 2020


  • Even Santa has to social distance this year, but that doesn’t mean families can’t capture that special holiday photo. Join the Asheville Downtown Association at Rabbit Rabbit located at 75 Coxe Avenue in Downtown Asheville for free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Three sessions will be offered including Saturday, November 21 from 11:30am-1:30pm; Saturday, November 21 from 3-5pm; and Sunday, November 22 from 12-2pm. Sign up ahead of time here.
  • Found the perfect holiday presents for the family yet? 10,000 Villages is holding their annual bag sale through the end of this weekend. From now until Sunday, everything is 25% off!


  • Join Mountain Housing Opportunities in welcoming new neighbors to the Swannanoa Valley. Grab a snack and get cozy, because it’s time to make a difference in your community from your couch. This virtual event on Wednesday, November 18th will celebrate a new, affordable housing complex in Swannanoa Valley. Register online today.


  • In honor of National Apprenticeship Week and Veterans Day, AMP-Connect has announced the addition of a new service supporting industrial career development for people in state-licensed addiction recovery and community reentry programs. There are several versions of the new program, and each will include a 30-90 day payroll crossover, candidate mentorship, pre-employment drug testing, workers’ compensation coverage, and more. Learn more here.
  • With open enrollment having begun Nov. 1, Mission Health has entered into agreements with Oscar Health, Bright Health, UnitedHealthcare Exchange Plans and Cigna Connect North Carolina, four additional insurance companies offering individual/family plan options for those seeking coverage through the Health Insurance Exchange or Affordable Care Act (ACA). These agreements will give in network access to Mission Health providers and facilities, including more than 1,000 physicians spanning the 20 counties of Western North Carolina as well as access to numerous physician practices, and 7 area hospitals