Business Buzz: 6/1/21

June 1, 2021


  • Johnson Price Sprinkle (JPS) has been named one of 2021 Best Employers in North Carolina by Business North Carolina and Best Companies Group. The newly published list honors businesses throughout the state identified and JPS was one of two businesses selected from Western North Carolina in the small employer category (15-49 employees). The firm ranked ninth of the fifteen statewide businesses identified in this category. Additionally, a total of 56 companies were honored in all three categories (small, medium, large) with six located in WNC. This is the eighth consecutive year JPS has been selected as a Best Employer in North Carolina. Learn more here. 
  • In partnership with two local non-profits, SolFarm Solar Co. recently took part in a training program for marginalized communities that led to job placements. The three-week long training program was for trainees interested in employment in solar energy and plumbing. Funded in part by a grant from Dogwood Health Trust, the trainees were provided with a $15/hr wage for the entirety of the program. In weeks two and three, SolFarm Solar Co. provided three trainees with real world experience where they were introduced to installation processes, equipment, and tools commonly required for solar energy projects. In the last days of the program, SolFarm Solar Co. decided to extend full-time living wage employment to two of the three trainees. Those interested in participating in future programs can learn more by calling Green Opportunities at 828-398-4158 or by clicking here. Women, minorities, and those with barriers to employment are encouraged to apply. Learn more about the program here.


  • Mission Health Support Services is holding a hiring event on Tuesday, June 8 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. at 1 Hospital Drive in the 6th floor room. They are hiring patient sitters, housekeeping and laundry professionals. There will be onsite interviews and offers and there’s up to a $1,000 sign-on bonus for qualified candidates. Learn more here. 
  • The Magnetic Theatre has announced half a dozen new theatrical works for the rest of their 2021 season. The first being ‘Kore,’ a play about Persephone and Hades, running July 9-24 on Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. There are five other shows running through late November and in December the venue will present an all-original, all-new Asheville holiday extravaganza. Check out the full list of mainstage shows here. 


  • Garden & Gun Magazine is looking for best southern-made products for their 12th annual Made in the South Awards through July 1. The magazine is seeking Southern-made product entries in six categories: Food, Drink, Home, Style, Outdoors and Crafts. The overall winner will win a $10,000 cash prize and will be featured alongside the other category winners in the magazine’s December 2021/January 2022 issue. For entry forms, category descriptions, and rules, visit


  • Aeroflow Healthcare is looking for new employees to join their Asheville team as they continue to grow. The company currently has 10 job openings in Asheville and 1 in Arden ranging from marketing to HR to urology. Learn more and apply here.
  • Jabil Healthcare has several entry and experienced positions available. Full and part time available & they’re offering up to a $3,000 sign-on bonus. Learn more and apply here.