Business Buzz: 5/31/23

May 31, 2023


Help support the Asheville Humane Society on June 9 from 3 – 6 pm for the first annual Cornhole for a Cause charity event! Mingle with industry members as you enjoy some fun and light competition. 32 lucky participants will have the opportunity to compete for a shot at winning a Sunshine Sammies party for your firm. If cornhole is not your game, no worries! Come support and enjoy some live music from Red Clay Revival and delicious food. This event is sponsored by Bay Equity, Van Marter Law, Brank Insurance, College Hunks, Builder Buddy, and others! Get tickets here.

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is holding a film screening on June 9 of “UNMET: Two Developmental Disability Crises,” a film commissioned by the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities showing the real-life situations of individuals with developmental disabilities and what it looks like when their needs are unmet. A screening of the 25-minute documentary will take place on Friday, June 9, at 7 p.m., in the Education Building at Mountain Area Health Education Center, located at 121 Hendersonville Rd. in Asheville. An open discussion will follow the screening, which will include remarks from the filmmaker and others associated with the film. The event, hosted by NCCDD in partnership with MAHEC, is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat at this community event, register here

Mission Health’s CarePartners will hold a free and informative presentation about the essential aspects of Hospice and Advanced Care Planning. Advance Care Planning involves sometimes hard to navigate legal documents which allow you to give directions for your future medical care. This session is designed to help you understand these important documents so that your medical wishes are known in writing. It is important to have these directives at any age.  The event is on Tuesday, June 20 from 3-4 pm. at CarePartners Seymour Auditorium, 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free, but RSVP’s are requested by Friday, June 16 to Michele.Rowland@HCAHealthcare.comLearn more about the CarePartners Hospice program. 

Carolina Mountain Club, the oldest hiking and trail maintaining club in the South, is celebrating one hundred years in 2023. Local author Danny Bernstein shares the history of hiking, trail maintenance, and land protection in western North Carolina in her recent book, Carolina Mountain Club: One Hundred Years. In partnership with Asheville Museum of History, Buncombe County Special Collections will host a conversation with the author and Asheville Museum of History Public Programs Director Trevor Freeman on Tuesday, June 20 at Pack Memorial’s Lord Auditorium. A slide presentation will feature historic photos and current activities. Bernstein will sign books after the program. All proceeds will go to Carolina Mountain Club. Cash or checks only, please. Learn more.


Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is seeking AmeriCorps members to work as Construction Crew Leaders for New Home Construction and Home Repair. These year-long service opportunities are perfect for people who possess a desire to serve others, have a passion for volunteerism and group facilitation, and have strong team building skills. Members receive a living allowance, a housing stipend of $700-800/month, and other benefits. Learn more.