As we all deal with the challenging demands of coronavirus, the June 1 start of hurricane season is coming, and it’s important to get prepared. The time to get ready is now and because of COVID-19, that preparation will look a little different than in other years. With that thinking, the American Red Cross has put together a list of tips to help you adapt your preparations and keep your family safe and healthy this year through hurricane season. Check them out!
Mars Hill University student Bryan Deshon Smith has received a scholarship from the Broyhill Family Foundation. Smith is a business administration major from Athens, Georgia. “My experience at Mars Hill University has been phenomenal due to the amazing professors, amazing students, and the beautiful campus,” said Smith. “Receiving this scholarship means the world to me and will allow me to successfully complete my fall semester without worrying about finances.” The Broyhill Family Foundation has set up an NC 529 Scholarship Account through College Foundation, Inc. (“CFI”) in 2012 to support scholarships for students in business schools at Gardner-Webb University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and Mars Hill University. The available award amount is split evenly among the three schools each year. Congrats Bryan!
If your place of work is facing the difficult transition to remote work from home due to COVID-19, FSI has some resources to help. They have introduced home office furniture bundles and office supply packages delivered directly to you or your employee’s residence to make the transition a little smoother. If your business is considering permanently transitioning your employees to teleworking, they also have an FSI Work from Home Program for employers and employees to participate in for no additional cost.
While North Carolina continues to take measures to encourage social distancing, Specialized Physical Therapy is working to bring the community together in a positive and safe way. That’s why they are hosting a charity virtual 5k – an event that can be completed separately, while still uniting the community for a common cause. In lieu of a registration fee, Specialized PT is encouraging participants to make a donation to One Buncombe, a community COVID-19 response fund sponsored by the Buncombe County Service Foundation. Get more details and register for the 5k on their website.
Election workers are essential to ensuring that elections are a success. With each election, millions of Americans dedicate themselves to sustaining the backbone of democracy, our election process. Buncombe County Election Services is now recruiting poll workers for the second primary which will take place on Tuesday, June 23. The contest is between Republicans Lynda Bennett and Madison Cawthorn, who are vying for the GOP nomination for U.S. House District 11. Training starts the week of June 8th. To learn more, call Kevin at 828-250-4226 or go to the Buncombe County website.
Friday Staffing Services works throughout the entire region of Western North Carolina; currently, they have positions open in Waynesville, Asheville, and Mills River for essential roles. Applications and interviews will be conducted over the phone.
Highland Brewing will reopen their taproom, porch, and rooftop on Friday, May 29th. During their opening, the health and well-being of both staff and guests is their top priority. To ensure that visitors feel safe and comfortable they will implement a slew of new safety features. For the health and safety of our entire community, especially those immunocompromised, they do ask that children and folks under legal drinking age refrain from visiting during their initial reopening phase. Learn more about their safety measures and new hours on their website.
As we all deal with the challenging demands of coronavirus, the June 1 start of hurricane season is coming, and it’s important to get prepared. The time to get ready is now and because of COVID-19, getting prepared will look a little different than in other years. With that thinking, the American Red Cross has put together a list of tips to help you adapt your preparations and keep your family safe and healthy this year through hurricane season.
Sona Pharmacy, located at 805 Fairview Rd. in East Asheville, is offering on-site flu clinics for Asheville employer groups this fall. To support the ongoing needs of the community, Sona Pharmacy is currently opening their schedule to employers to anticipate numerous employers’ needs for the fall. At no additional charge to employers, Sona pharmacists come to an employer’s location or locations and provide flu shots to employees, dependents and employees not currently enrolled in the company’s health plan. If you are interested in scheduling your on-site clinic or learning more, please reach out to Tasha Michaels at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 919-360-7398.
Poor communication is almost always cited as an organization or team issue, and it is one of the most costly, impacting engagement, performance, productivity, and turnover. If this is an issue for you, consider attending an online course based upon the bestselling book, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement by Cheri Torres and Jackie Stavros. The book illustrates how to use two simple communication practices—generative questions and positive framing—to turn any conversation, anytime, anywhere into a conversation worth having. The practices are simple, and mastering them requires insight and practice. These courses will give you the tools to build stronger relationship and better business outcomes through everyday conversation. Sponsored by Collaborative by Design. For information and registration. Special Asheville Chamber Discount code: RECOVERY.