Business Buzz: 7/12/23

July 12, 2023


  • AdventHealth Hendersonville has a new DAISY Award winner – Kelsey Crisp, BSN, RN, C-EFM works at The Baby Place at AdventHealth Hendersonville. Kelsey continually provides her patients with gentle, reassuring care during intense labor and deliveries at The Baby Place. One of her recent patients was very grateful to Kelsey for being calm and professional during what turned out to be a serious medical situation. As someone with anxiety, this patient was very relieved that Kelsey was able to calmly explain the situation to her. Kelsey’s professionalism and bedside manner made the patient feel comfortable and focused throughout her labor and delivery. The DAISY Award was created by the family of J. Patrick Barnes in 1999 to thank the nurses who cared for Patrick and for them as he battled an autoimmune disease. If you know of an exceptional member of the AdventHealth care team you would like to nominate for one of our awards, visit


  • United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s (UWABC) annual School Supply Drive is now underway — June 26-July 21! Sponsored by Aeroflow Healthcare, the School Supply Drive is one of the nonprofit’s most recognized engagement experiences and provides our community with an opportunity to support students and families as they head back to school. Because of the generous support from donors, volunteers, and community partners that work directly with youth, last year UWABC was able to send 2,332 students back to school with a fully stocked backpack. Learn how to participate and donate here!


  • The Magnetic Theatre has announced a unique opportunity for theatre enthusiasts to participate in a devised theatre workshop in collaboration with the Anam Cara Theatre Company, led by local artists and performers Erinn Hartley and Molly Graves. This immersive workshop offers participants the chance to explore the collaborative process of creating theatre through an innovative, dynamic, and collective approach. During the workshop, participants will gain invaluable insights into the art of devised theatre. Erinn Hartley and Molly Graves, both members of Anam Cara Theatre Company, will guide attendees through various strategies for creating performances as a collective. This workshop will take place at The Magnetic Theatre over the course of four consecutive days, from July 20 to July 23, 2023, providing an intensive and immersive experience for participants. Learn more and register.
  • The Asheville Design District is celebrating its 1 year anniversary on Saturday, July 15 from Noon – 5 p.m. – it’s going to be a day filled with creativity and delicious food. They will be celebrating during two of their members’ events. First, head over to the Makers Market at Atelier Maison & Co. where you can explore a variety of unique creations by local artisans. From handmade jewelry to beautiful artwork, there’s something for everyone. Plus, check out their Anniversary Sale. You can find great home decor and furniture deals, perfect for sprucing up your living space. And to satisfy your taste buds, join them at The Mule for the Beer Bacon & BBQ Festival. Indulge in mouthwatering barbecue, crispy bacon, and local beer while enjoying the live music. Learn more.


  • For the first time ever, there will be a Got to Be NC Pavilion located in the Davis Event Center during the Mountain State Fair. Got to Be NC is offering an introductory discounted rate for 2023! Don’t miss this opportunity! At prices this low, space won’t last! The Got to Be NC Pavilion will be located inside the Davis Event Center and offers Got to Be NC member companies the opportunity to show, sample, and sell their products. The building is air conditioned with concrete floors. Booths are 10’x10’ with 3’ side curtains and 8’ back curtains. Only products grown/manufactured in North Carolina may be shown, sampled, and sold in this space. Booth spaces may not be shared. Learn more and fill out an application.