Business Buzz: 4/19/23

April 19, 2023


  • AdventHealth Hendersonville has announced their newest DAISY Award winner is Misty Deblois, BSN, BSBA, who works in the Emergency Department at AdventHealth Hendersonville. Misty’s team members, including Joshua Darling, RN, nominated her. Here is an excerpt of why they say she deserves this honor, “While Misty might be thinking she is only helping her fellow teammate. Unbeknownst to her, she is the greatest blessing the department could provide to the Behavioral Health patient. Misty’s inherent characteristics and traits (calmness, compassion, thoughtfulness, selflessness and empathy) make her the most qualified to care for these patients and provide them with the ability to achieve their greatest outcome. Misty Deblois truly embodies AdventHealth Hendersonville’s mission and is the depiction of what a nurse should be 24/7, even in the most difficult of times.” AdventHealth Hendersonville is honored to have Misty on our nursing team and to recognize her as our newest DAISY Award winner. Read more. The DAISY Award was created by the family of J. Patrick Barnes in 1999 to thank the nurses who cared for Patrick and for them as he battled an autoimmune disease. If you know of an exceptional member of the AdventHealth care team you would like to nominate for one of these awards, please visit


  • Nationally renowned, Asheville-based company Stewart/Owen Dance presents an exciting collection of contemporary choreography that’s as “sensual” (Washington Post) as it is “humorous, elegant, and wild” (Seattle Dances) — along with a brand new work commissioned by Wortham Center for the Performing Arts — Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22 at 8 p.m. each evening on the Diana Wortham Theatre stage. The new work, “Again, for the First Time” — broadly inspired by the human life cycle — was created collaboratively with the Wortham Center and a local feedback panel, which enjoyed behind-the-scenes looks at the choreographic process and offered constructive comments throughout the creation of the piece. Learn more and get tickets.
  • The Mars Hill University Theatre Arts Department is proud to present “A Moment’s Notice”, a one-act drama written by a student for their senior project and directed by Theatre Arts Department Chair Sue Fair. The performance will take place on April 28th at 6 PM in the Owen Theatre on the university’s campus. The performance promises to be an evening of thought-provoking entertainment that will leave a lasting impression on all who attend. “A Moment’s Notice” is a story about a young girl who accidentally comes out to her very religious and conservative mother. The play explores the struggles and challenges that the girl and her mother face as they navigate through this unexpected revelation. The play’s writer, a senior of the Mars Hill University Theatre Arts Department, has crafted a compelling and emotional story that explores important themes of identity, acceptance, and understanding. “A Moment’s Notice” is a must-see for anyone interested in thought-provoking and socially relevant theater. Tickets for “A Moment’s Notice” are available at the Mars Hill University Theatre Arts Department ticketing website. For more information, email at or call (828) 689-1377.
  • Hood Huggers International will host a day-long celebration on Saturday, April 29, in honor of its 20th Anniversary, and its impact locally in The Burton Street community, where it is based, as well as regionally and across the world. This festive event will feature entertainment for all ages, food trucks throughout the day and the installation of a new mural by Jenny Pickens memorializing the Buffalo Street School, which is now the Burton Street Community Recreation Center. The event is free and runs from 11 am-5 pm, and will be produced with partnership from The Burton Street Community Association, Asheville Creative Arts, The City of Asheville’s Parks and Recreation Department, and with generous support from Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority / Explore Asheville Conventions & Visitors Bureau’s Festivals and Cultural Events Support Fund, as well as neighborhood volunteers. The day opens with a bilingual (Spanish and English) puppet show from Asheville Creative Arts for ages 5+, SLUG AND SNAIL. The lineup of entertainment will continue throughout the day, and will include a bounce house and kids zone with a basketball tournament activities provided by Parks and Rec, and for adults, performances from local favorites Devin Jones/Terra Dome, Shidaria Solomon, Orange Moon, Mike Martinez and Tomato Calculator/Will Little, and others in formation. Attendees will enjoy bites from food trucks including Cooking With Comedy’s Clarence Robinson, The Hop, Daddy D’s and Mr. Anderson’s Hot Dogs. In addition to a plant sale featuring heirloom and open-pollinated seed starts propagated by Peace Gardens & Market, attendees can purchase artisan crafts from local, predominantly BIPOC vendors such as Bran’s Bakery, Silk Venom, Anyway Naturals, Island Happiness, Untamed and Wild and more in formation. Learn more.