Business Buzz: 3/16/21

March 16, 2021


  • The Omni Grove Park Inn is hosting an in-person job fair at their Seely Pavilion on Wednesday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event welcomes all hospitality professionals looking for full-time or part-time positions in food and beverage, housekeeping, security, grounds, golf, retail, spa, guest services, and marketing. The event is by appointment only. To sign up, click here.
  • Grant Laughter Jewelry is hosting a Buy-Back event to benefit Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. To take part, bring your jewelry, gold, silver, diamonds, gemstones, coins, flatware, and collectibles to the event on Tuesday, March 23. All jewelry will be evaluated, whether it be a Cartier watch, scrap gold from a broken chain, or costume jewelry. The appraisal appointments are completely free, there is no obligation to sell and if you choose to sell, you have the option to make a donation of part or all of the proceeds to Asheville Habitat. Personal appointments, following COVID-19 safety protocols, can be scheduled here or you can call 828-274-5770.
  • Asheville Wellness Tours is hosting Sunset Yoga on the Farm, an opportunity to “flow together through the golden hour as the sun sets, welcoming the beginning of Spring.” The one-hour class is appropriate for all levels of experience and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Bounty & Soul and Root Cause Farm. The event will be held Saturday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Root Cause Farm in Fairview. Register here for the class. 


  • Buncombe County Justice Services has hired Paulina Mendez as the new Family Justice Division Manager. As she takes over the helm at the Family Justice Center (FJC), she will continue the collaborative work of integrating community resources to provide high-quality, trauma-informed services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. “I have witnessed Paulina’s ability to lead with compassionate communication and coordination centered in equity, consensus building, and group-driven solutions,” said Justice Services Director Tiffany Iheanacho. “Her understanding of systems of oppression and the complex societal issues that lead to domestic and sexual violence and elder abuse will make her a true asset to continuing the successful work of the Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CCR).” If you or someone you know needs help, call (828) 250-6900 to schedule an appointment. To learn more about Buncombe County Justice Services visit


  • Friday Services is currently aiming to employ over 200 job openings for the Western North Carolina Area. The employment agency specializes in hiring for administrative, manufacturing, professional, and technical positions. Click here to learn more and apply for a job. Additionally, Friday Services also offers an Apprenticeship Program through Blue Ridge Community College and allows the apprentices to jump-start their careers and earn money while learning valuable skills. Click here to learn more about the apprenticeship program.