Business Buzz: 11/2/22

November 2, 2022


  • The Builders Association of the Blue Ridge Mountains (formerly the Asheville Home Builders Association) recognized building industry professionals during the Annual Awards Gala on October 14, 2022. Accolades acknowledged were Parade of Homes specialty awards, WNC Stars Awards, and “Of the Year” Awards. Judges from around the country come into town to view and judge Parade Homes, while WNC Stars awards are judged by virtual submissions. Check out the winners here.


  • United Federal Credit Union’s annual United Way employee fundraising campaign set a new internal record netting $23,879 in individual pledges. The credit union added to that total with a dollar-for-dollar match bringing the total United Way donation to $47,758. Those donations will go to support 12 United Way chapters in Michigan, Arkansas, Indiana, Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio. The 2022 employee fundraising campaign leveraged the theme “Invest in your commUNITY” and rallied employees around the greatest needs that each regional United Way chapter was facing in the six states where United is located. 


  • The Asheville Housing Authority (AHA) and Mountain Housing Opportunities, Inc. (MHO) were awarded a new construction 9% housing tax credit development in Buncombe County. The new rental development is the first phase of the “Reimagining Deaverview” initiative and will have 82 units located at 275 Deaverview Road, Asheville, NC 28806. The three buildings will have a mix of 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom units sited upon approximately 3.1 acres. The units will be rented to families making 60% and below the area median income. Construction is expected to begin Summer 2023 and will be completed in Fall 2024. In the 2022 cycle, the North Carolina Finance Agency awarded competitive housing tax credit funding to 28 developments in 23 counties, totaling 1,716 affordable apartments.


  • Crafted Edge, located at 6 Eagle Street, is celebrating a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, November 15th at 10am. Born out of a passion for knives and cooking, Crafted Edge brings high-end quality knives to Asheville for both professional chefs and home cooks. Along with the curated selection of artisan knives, shoppers will be able to witness knife-making in-person during their visit to Crafted Edge and shop other kitchen accessory essentials. For more information, visit or To coordinate interviews, contact Carmen at 502.403.9683.
  • Dogwood Health Trust has announced the availability of another comprehensive data assessment available to the region: an analysis of the growth capital ecosystems in Western North Carolina. The WNC Capital Landscape Assessment is the first-ever study of its kind for the region and was led by Shining Rock Ventures, a WNC-based firm that supports the success of enterprises and entrepreneurs in rural and mountain communities around the world. The full report is available for free download on Dogwood’s website. To further share and review the findings in more detail, Dogwood also will host a webinar on November 16 at 12:00 p.m. All members of the community are invited to attend and can register using this link.
  • The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Western North Carolina Chapter is celebrating National Philanthropy Day at the Crowne Plaza on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. National Philanthropy Day is a special day to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those active in the philanthropic community – make to our lives, communities and world. More than 130 AFP chapters across the country, including the Western North Carolina chapter, will celebrate the importance of philanthropy and recognize those who are doing extraordinary work in our communities.For more information about AFP and National Philanthropy Day and to register to attend by November 7, please visit


  • AdventHealth has welcomed Jeremy Beckworth, MD to its team at AdventHealth Medical Group Multispecialty at Medical Office Building. Dr. Beckworth is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Interventional Pain, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain conditions. Dr. Beckworth earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, CA. He went on to complete his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program and his fellowship in Pain Management from VCU, Medical College of Virginia. Read more.


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  • AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first health care facility in Western North Carolina to adopt the HeartFlow Analysis, a first-of-its-kind non-invasive technology to aid physicians in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease. The HeartFlow Analysis is a personalized cardiac test that uses advanced technology to provide unprecedented visualization of each patient’s coronary arteries. This allows AdventHealth physicians to create more effective treatment plans for their patients. The HeartFlow Analysis makes cardiac care safer, and more affordable for patients. Read more.