Business Buzz: 4/6/21

April 6, 2021


  • Katherine Morosani, a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Asheville, has achieved the professional designation of Chartered Financial Consultant. After successfully completing the requirements, including a nine-course curriculum of study and 18 hours of examinations, she achieved the designation from The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. Morosani has been a financial advisor with Edward Jones for 2 years and she has served individual investors in the Asheville area for 5 years. Her office is located at 1185 Charlotte Highway, Suite I, Fairview, NC 28730. Visit her website here.
  • Spherion Staffing Asheville announced that Molly Gaffney-Keebler has been named Spherion’s Owner of the Year. The office was also recognized with the President’s Award and several milestone growth recognitions. The honors came during the company’s annual national meeting, held virtually this past March. “This was absolutely a team effort – my husband Joe and our staff in Asheville have worked exceptionally hard to ensure we continue to offer top-tier support to our clients and candidates,” Gaffney-Keebler said. “We have a shared vision for success, and this year wouldn’t have been possible without them.” Learn more about Spherion Staffing here. 


  • Archetype Brewing has been selected as one of five NC breweries for the Many Faces Initiative, an intern diversity program. Town Brewing, in Charlotte, released a beer called “Many Faces” in the summer of 2020 to raise funds to support the NC Brewers Guild Diversity Scholarship Program that covers expenses for women and people of color attending the NC Craft Brewers Conference. This summer, the brewery expanded the Many Faces Initiative by launching a paid ten-week brewery internship program designed to provide experience to people of color interested in pursuing careers within the craft brewing industry. In addition to the training, each brewery will release a beer developed by their intern, and all net proceeds from the beer releases will be donated to the Many Faces Initiative Fund to continue to grow the internship program in the years to come. Look for the “Many Faces” beer release in late summer/early fall. Learn more here.


  • The Magnetic Theatre will present In the Middle of Nowhere, a play by local playwright Bret Murphy and directed by TMT’s Artistic Director, Katie Jones in May. The story centers on Cynthia Scott, a retired art professor who escapes the mountains of NC after a harrowing experience in her “previous” life, where she eventually meets Del, a young man who has recently been released from prison. The two challenge each other in unexpected ways, but the question remains, will either of them accept forgiveness?. The show will run Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. May 1 through May 16. Held outdoors, the seating will be BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Chair) and opens 30 minutes prior to showtime.Tickets are $23 for general admission, with discounts available for members of The Magnetic Theatre. Find more information and purchase tickets here.


  • AdventHealth Hendersonville has welcomed a new physician. James Marnock, MD is now caring for patients at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Black Mountain and Parkway. Marnock, who is board-certified in family medicine, has spent the past 20 years working in private practice in the Black Mountain and East Asheville areas. “Dr. Marnock is a terrific addition to our family medicine teams in our offices in eastern Buncombe County,” said Christy Sneller, Vice President of Physician Services at AdventHealth Hendersonville. “His love of this community comes through with his commitment to whole-person care for the body, mind and spirit of each one of his patients.” Dr. Marnock is welcoming patients at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Black Mountain. Click here to learn more or schedule an appointment.


  • Chocolate Fetish is currently hiring full and part-time Retail Sales Associates. The shop is looking for people with positive attitudes, strong work ethic, attention to detail and a passion for chocolate. To apply, print off this job application and bring it by the retail shop at 36 Haywood St. in Asheville. 
  • Friday Services currently has a number of jobs available in administrative, manufacturing and technical positions in Western North Carolina Area. Click here to learn more and apply for a job.


  • As of April 1, is open through Aug. 15 due to an extension of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Special Enrollment Period. Additionally, because of federal subsidies from the American Rescue Plan, monthly premiums for many will be reduced or even eliminated. Pisgah Legal Services (PLS), and its Enrollment Partners of WNC, are offering free assistance helping people in the 18-county mountain region review their options and sign up for ACA health insurance. Click here to learn more