Business Buzz: 4/19/22

April 19, 2022


  • At the Painting for Prevention event, a public event and silent auction to raise money and awareness for the Mountain Child Advocacy Center, Mission Children’s Hospital provided the nonprofit with a $10,000 sponsorship check in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Mountain Child Advocacy Center is a nonprofit, located at 124 College Street in downtown Asheville, that sets the standard for the prevention and treatment of neglect and child abuse. Yearly, the center teaches more than 9,000 children in Buncombe County through highly interactive and research-based classes designed to educate and empower kids. When abuse occurs, they provide immediate access to free; evidence-based therapies that help children heal. Learn more here. The photo paired with this blog post is from the event and includes, from left to right: Geoff Sidoli, Mountain CAC Executive Director, Ansley Miller, MD, FAAP Mission Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Services Medical Director, and Chad Patrick, CEO of Mission Hospital.


  • Hawthorne at Weaverville is hosting an Open House event on Wednesday, April 27 from 5 – 7 pm. With partners Everyday Gourmet and Buggy Pops, they will have light bites, drinks, and guests will be able to tour the amenity spaces and the model apartment at the apartment complex. Learn more about Hawthorne at Weaverville here.
  • Givens Estates residents are celebrating Earth Week all week long with a series of activities on its 215-acre South Asheville campus. The community has a history of commitment to the environment and was the first “life plan community” in the state to implement solar energy and solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations. The effort is being organized and directed by the Earth Week Planning Task Force, which is affiliated with the Givens Estates Resident Council and consists of members from a variety of resident-led committees. Earth Week presentations from residents and industry professionals will cover topics including climate justice, science and solutions, composting, and electric vehicles. There will be an electric car show featuring some early models and the newest e-auto technologies. The week’s activities will culminate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 22 at 2 pm for the campus’s new electric vehicle charging station. The EV charging station is solar-powered and can support up to four vehicles at one time. Learn more about the Givens Estates.


  • AdventHealth has welcomed Onajite Onaodowan, MD to its team at AdventHealth Medical Group Rheumatology at Hendersonville. Dr. Onaodowan is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. She specializes in general rheumatology, rheumatoid arthritis and related issues. Dr. Onaodowan earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, M.D., and her Doctor of Medicine degree from UMDNJ: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, N.J. She went on to complete her internal medicine residency program in Newark, N.J. and her fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Learn more about Dr. Onaodowan here.