Business Buzz: 3/23/21

March 23, 2021


  • AdventHealth Hendersonville’s Laboratory Services has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists based on results of a recent on-site inspection. “Our Laboratory Services Team provides compassionate care to our patients and exceptional skill in their roles as part of our diagnostic teams. In the past year, they maintained this level of excellence in the midst of establishing and maintaining the rigorous demands of COVID-19 testing. We are so excited to celebrate the CAP accreditation earned by this amazing team,” said AdventHealth Hendersonville Chief Operating Officer, Scott Miller. During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years as well as laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. 


  • OneWhoServes, Inc, the local business technology services provider, will celebrate its 21st anniversary on April 1, 2021. Over the last two decades, OneWhoServes has evolved along with each change in the IT industry, has remained an active partner for its clients, and maintained a strong focus on customer service. “The real key to success has been the word of mouth. And that word of mouth has come from keeping the focus on the client and fulfilling their needs.  If you take care of your clients, everything else takes care of itself,” said President and Founder Gordon Walton. 


  • After being closed since March of 2020, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has announced that it will reopen its taprooms and gift shops at both of its breweries, which includes Mills River, in May. The Mills River brewery will open with a target date of Wednesday, May 12, but will depend on county COVID-19 trends and state and local guidelines come May. The taprooms will reopen at 50% capacity with dining reservations only, socially distanced tables and additional safety measures in place. The gift shops will also reopen at 50% capacity and will continue offering curbside pickup in addition to in-person shopping. “We are thrilled to once again open our doors to our customers,” said Sierra Nevada Vice President Brian Grossman. “We have spent months preparing for this and would not be reopening if we did not think it was safe to do so.” The brewery is also hiring Food & Beverage roles to staff the restaurants in preparation for the reopening. New employees will start immediately and will receive full benefits soon after employment. To learn more, click here.
  • On Friday, March 19, Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and Mission Health welcomed 75 new residents and fellows through the National Resident Matching Program’s Match Day, the day medical school graduates and residents find out which residency or fellowship program they will train in for the next three to seven years. This year, MAHEC and Mission Health are extending their graduate medical education training to include new Internal Medicine and Transitional Year residency programs and additional fellowships in Surgical Critical Care and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. This regional partnership to train physicians includes Pardee UNC Health Care in Hendersonville and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System in Boone. Learn more here.

Community Outreach Opportunity:

  • American Red Cross is in need of transportation specialist volunteers. These volunteers will transport lifesaving blood from the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center (100 Edgewood Rd. in Asheville) to area hospitals. There are morning and evening routes available, with some routes that are 3 hours and some that are 6 hours. Most volunteers drive at least twice a month and use Red Cross owned and branded vehicles for the routes. All training is provided free of charge, including CPR, First Aid and Defensive Driving for qualified volunteers. Qualifications include: a valid state driver’s license, 3+ years of driving experience with a clean record, must be able to lift 45 pounds. If you’d like to volunteer, contact Recruitment Specialist Adrian Mines at or 828-450-4087. For more information, visit


  • On March 30 from 12-1 p.m., Pisgah Legal is hosting a community webinar about Housing and Homelessness Prevention. Because of the effects of the pandemic, many people are experiencing a complete loss of or significantly reduced income, which has led to a significant crisis with affected people not being able to pay their rent or mortgage and landlords with mortgaged property struggling to meet their obligations. The ongoing pandemic has placed millions of U.S. households in jeopardy and at danger of losing their homes, including people who never expected to be in such dire financial straits suffering the consequences of job losses and childcare struggles. With federal protections scheduled to expire at the end of March, all hands are on deck in terms of how we navigate this crisis.Click here to register for the webinar.
  • Namaste in Nature is staring a recurring Family Waterfall Nature Yoga Hiking Tour on Wednesdays, starting March 31 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. at Catawba Falls. This new version of their most popular tour is designed for children ages 5-12. The group will meet at the trailhead and then hike to the waterfall while learning about the history, plants and animals while doing mindfulness activities along the way and even an art project. After some time at the waterfall, the group will hike to a secret spot for a family yoga class. Free pictures and lightweight yoga mats to borrow provided by your local guide & certified yoga teacher. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult relative/guardian. The cost is $69 for adults, $59 for kids 5-12 and free for kids 4 and under. Click here to learn more and book a tour. 


  • If you didn’t know, Earth Fare reopened in June of last year and they can provide healthy catering options to you and your employees. They can work with you to customize something special for your event or you can choose from their out the catering menu. Check out their catering options here.