Business Buzz: 2/8/23

February 8, 2023


  • Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (AAHH) is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, initially named WNC Habitat for Humanity, was an early adopter of the “partnership housing” model introduced by Clarence Jordan and Millard Fuller on Koinonia Farm in Georgia in the 1970s. The idea that someone in need of adequate shelter could work alongside community volunteers to build a house, and that the house would be sold at no profit, was revolutionary. Since incorporating on February 11, 1983, thousands of local adults and children have benefitted from AAHH’s affordable homeownership and home repair program. Each home build and home repair project has been an exercise in partnership. Volunteers, donors, advocates, homeowners, and ReStore supporters – folks of various religions, ethnicities, socio-economic classes, and political beliefs – unite around a shared vision and build homes, communities, and hope. Learn more.

Community Events:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina is hosting Bowl For Kids’ Sake on March 11, 2023, at Sky Lanes in Asheville! This year’s theme is Once Upon a Time. In 2020-2021, Big Brothers Big Sisters served over 3,000 children in WNC. The impact of having a caring adult in a child’s life is dramatic. If you’re interested in sponsoring, volunteering, donating, you can learn more here. If you have any questions, contact Dorian Palmer at (828) 448-1978 or
  • Eblen Charities is hosting its Prom Dress Express event on Saturday, March 25th from 10 am – 4 pm and again on Wednesday, March 29th from noon until 4:30 pm. The event will be located at 52 Westgate Parkway in the Westgate Shopping Plaza. The Eblen Charities Prom Dress Express provides dresses for free for anyone in our community who may not be able to afford a dress for a prom, military ball, or another special event. Everyone is welcome. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for fun prizes such as dinner for 2 from Strada Italiano and an in-store makeup appointment from Serenity + Scott. If you’d like to support this event, Eblen Charities is accepting new or gently used and in good condition prom dresses and attire, shoes, jewelry, and handbags at the Eblen Charities office at 50 Westgate Parkway in the Westgate Shopping Center, Monday through Friday from 9 am-5 pm. Learn more.


  • The Village Potters Clay Center (TVPCC) is thrilled to welcome back John Britt in a two-day Glaze Workshop and Discussion about Cone 6 Glazes. The instruction and discussion-led in-person workshop will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, 2023. Times for the workshop are 9 am-5 pm on Saturday and 10 am-5 pm on Sunday in the Hands-On Workshop Studio at TVPCC. Learn more
  • On March 10, Cardona Business Solutions is hosting a Business Resources Seminar at UNC Asheville. At this seminar, you will learn how to achieve the mindset to become the CEO you envision, define your target audience, plan your business, and much more. Get tickets here.