Business Buzz: 6/7/23

June 7, 2023


  • DMJPS PLLC has been recognized as one of the 2023 Best Employers in North Carolina by Business North Carolina. Among the 54 businesses honored, DMJPS is one of the four accounting firms to receive this recognition. In the large employer category, DMJPS is one of the 17 selected businesses and one of the four accounting firms on the list. The recognition by Business North Carolina was determined through a survey conducted by DataJoe, focusing on workplace satisfaction factors such as work-life balance, benefits, training, and social responsibility. DMJPS expresses gratitude to its team members for their contributions and clients’ trust in the firm. This marks the firm’s tenth consecutive year receiving this recognition. Read more.
  • South College Asheville has earned initial approval for its Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, allowing launch of the program in June 2023. The board cited the 100% pass rate of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in 2022 in its approval of the LPN certificate program. The North Carolina Board of Nursing, whose intent is to protect the public by regulating the practice of nursing, currently oversees the licensure of 22,764 licensed practical nurses in North Carolina. The North Carolina Board of Nursing will continue to monitor the quality of education that LPN students receive at South College Asheville by annually reviewing the program, completing routine site visits, and guiding program compliance and board regulations changes. Learn more.


  • Ginger’s Revenge Craft Brewery, North Carolina’s first and only brewery specializing in the production of alcoholic ginger beer, announced plans to expand distribution into Ohio with a new partnership with Premium Beverage Supply. The Asheville-based alcoholic ginger beer company serves over 700 locations throughout North and South Carolina that sell their naturally gluten-free product. Over the coming months, their beer can also be found throughout Ohio, with distribution across the entire state. “We felt an immediate rapport with the team at Premium Beverage,” says David Ackley, co-founder and CEO of Ginger’s Revenge. “After learning more about their organization and getting to know their team, we felt that Premium was uniquely positioned to help us launch Ginger’s Revenge into the great state of Ohio!” Premium Beverage Supply has launched distribution of four Ginger’s Revenge flagship beers: Original, Lime Agave, Hibiscus Lavender, and Cranberry Herb, and will be adding in Small Batch beers to their sales line up throughout the year. Learn more.


  • 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.
  • Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, has announced their upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s classic Twelfth Night. All performances will be held at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre at 92 Gay Street in the heart of Asheville’s historic Montford District, from June 23rd through July 22nd on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at and are, as always, FREE. Twelfth Night is a beloved Shakespearean masterpiece that combines mistaken identities, hilarious pranks, and a touch of romance. Set in the fictional land of Illyria, the play tells the story of Viola, a young woman who disguises herself as a man to navigate the complex web of love and deception. Filled with wit, music, and memorable characters, Twelfth Night promises an evening of laughter and entertainment for audiences of all ages.