Business Buzz: 2/3/21

February 3, 2021


  • The inns of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association offer their kitchens to raise funds for Asheville Independent Restaurants:  Host the ultimate dinner party with a chef-prepared meal at an Asheville B&B with celebrity chef dinners for up to 6 guests.  Enjoy a 4-course dinner of French comfort food and wine from Michel Baudouin, owner of Bouchon and RendezVous restaurants.   Or choose chef Anthony Cerato, owner of Strada Italiano, for a 3-course dinner with an Italian flair including cocktails. AIR Friends is a brand-new giving campaign designed to support the Asheville Independent Restaurants Association (a 501C 3-6 trade association) in its mission to sustain, elevate and advocate for the city’s dynamic community of chefs and restaurants.


  • AdventHealth Hendersonville is pleased to welcome hospitalist Kristy Duggan, MD, to its team of providers. Dr. Duggan is board-certified in internal medicine and most recently served as a medical instructor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C. Dr. Duggan attended medical school at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., and completed her internship, residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore. She says she is thrilled to return to North Carolina to be closer to family and join a team that integrates her philosophy as a physician.


  • Asheville Outlets is pleased to announce the February 2021 opening of the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Home Furnishings Outlet, offering 40% to 60% off the brand’s award-winning furniture and home accessories. This is the largest authorized factory-direct outlet for the brand. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is known for its eco-conscious upholstery, crafted to last a lifetime by artisans in its North Carolina factories, where it has been preserving the tradition of furniture making for more than 30 years. All its offerings, from seating to tables, storage, lighting, rugs, and décor, are designed to help people create healthy homes and live more comfortably with style.


  • Tracey Greene-Washington launches a new online course – the Aligned Intensive Series. Break down the barriers and lay claim to the purpose you’ve always known was there. Would love to have your voice in the room. Sign up today!
  • Staying in our homes as we grow older is a priority for many adults. AdventHealth Hendersonville has been granted Age-Friendly Health System Initiative Participant and Committed to Care Excellence designations from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. To continue this commitment to whole-person care for people across every stage of life, it is launching its 2021 Age-Friendly Event Series with the Making Your Home Work For You virtual event. Richard Duncan, Executive Director of the RL Mace Universal Design Institute (UDI) will lead the discussion about aging in your home, how to identify key problem areas and the solutions available to keep you safe. The UDI promotes the concept and practice of accessible and universal design for everyone regardless of age, ability, or circumstance. AdventHealth is holding this free Zoom event on Tuesday, February 9 from Noon to 1 pm. Space is limited, please visit, or call 855-744-LIFE (5433) to reserve your spot today.
  • The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts hosts two virtual workshops with internationally renowned all-male comic ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo — or the Trocks for short — on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. The former invites audiences to learn the Trocks’ signature work “The Dying Swan,” and the latter dives into the dancers’ makeup transformations, allowing audience members to get ready along with them. Tickets: $28; virtual-only. Box office: 828-257-4530 or