Business Buzz: 6/15/21

June 16, 2021


  • Dogwood Health Trust has announced its support for Homeward Bound’s Home is Key project, a Housing First effort that will purchase and renovate the Days Inn on Tunnel Road in Asheville to create permanent, supportive housing. Dogwood Health Trust is providing a $2 million leadership grant in support of the $13.5 million project. Homeward Bound plans to close on the Days Inn property in Asheville this summer and intends to completely renovate the hotel and create permanent housing for 85 formerly homeless individuals. Learn more here.


  • PIVOTPOINT WNC, is expanding its services this year thanks to grants from the Buncombe County Juvenile Prevention Council (JCPC) and Dogwood Health Trust. The non-profit therapeutic adventure group is designed to help those in recovery and at risk of substance abuse disorder (SUD). The grant assistance provides the non-profit with a 15-seat van to bring additional participants on therapeutic adventures in WNC, enough fuel costs for nearly a year and outdoor equipment and storage to serve more participants. Learn more here.


  • Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is seeking five AmeriCorps members for a year-long service opportunity beginning in August. Two positions for Construction Crew Leader, two positions for Construction Crew Leader, Repair and a single position for Volunteer Services Coordinator. Members receive a living allowance and other benefits. Those with a passion for affordable housing, an adventurous spirit, and a sincere desire to serve others are encouraged to apply. For more about the positions and to apply, click here.
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s taproom in Mills River has a few job openings. A Line Cook position, a part-time Security Guard position, and a Retail Clerk position are open. Learn more here.
  • Friday Services Staffing & Professional has several Hot Jobs this week. There’s a Summer Intern 2021 opportunity for four individuals in Fletcher paying $16-$18/hr. Interns will work in teams of two on the first or second shift and learn how to operate a Toyota Fork Truck and how to cut laminate rolls with machines. Additionally, there’s an assembly and e-coat position in Fletcher for $13/hr with full benefits packages and an order picking and assembly position in Fletcher for 14/hr M-F 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


  • Grind AVL and Black Wall Street’s GRINDfest is happening this weekend, June 18-20, to celebrate Asheville’s Black Business and Entrepreneurship. It highlights the business acumen and contributions of Black people. Everyone is invited to a weekend of fun, food, learning, and connection. Learn more here.

  • The night sky will ignite, and much more, at Julian Park on July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. Guests are invited to enjoy the spectacle just after dark, approximately 9:15 p.m., but visitors should arrive earlier to allow enough time for parking and entering the park. Uncovered picnic tables and grills are available on a first-come basis and pop-up canopies are allowed. Additionally, food trucks will be onsite throughout the day and local bluegrass band Supper Break will play live music throughout the evening. Plus, everyone can fish in any public body of water in the state without a license on July 4 and Lake Julian is stocked with an abundance of bass, catfish and more. Learn more here.