Business Buzz: 7/6/21

July 6, 2021


  • Dogwood Health Trust has announced the establishment of Impact Health, a new entity formed to manage and oversee the Healthy Opportunities Pilot across WNC’s 18 counties. The Healthy Opportunities Pilot is the nation’s first comprehensive program to test evidence-based, non-medical interventions designed to reduce costs and improve the health of Medicaid members. The program will create a systematic approach to integrating and financing services that address housing stability, transportation access, food security and interpersonal safety into the delivery of healthcare – with a goal of building the evidence base to identify which services are most effective at improving health and lowering health care costs. Impact Health will focus solely on deploying Healthy Opportunities throughout the region. Its main function will be to provide resources, training and support to a consortium of human services organizations (HSOs) and providers delivering qualifying non-medical services important for improved health outcomes for eligible Medicaid members. To learn more about employment opportunities or Impact Health, visit Dogwood’s temporary webpage for Impact Health.


  • Atelier Maison & Co. is celebrating their 1 year anniversary with a day of food, fun and festivities on July 17. During the day, they will open with their monthly warehouse sale and a fun cereal bar from Chill Cereal Bar from 10-12 p.m. From 3-6 p.m., they will bring trade partners and customers together to party with food, drinks, games, a bouncy house for kids and live music. Learn more here.


  • AdventHealth Hendersonville has announced that Brandon Nudd, FACHE has been named president and CEO. Nudd will assume his new role on August 1, bringing him back to AdventHealth Hendersonville where he served as administrative director of organization development and primary care services from 2011 to 2014. Nudd began his career with AdventHealth more than 20 years ago as a human resources resident. Currently, Nudd serves as CEO for Castle Rock Adventist Hospital located in Castle Rock, CO. In his new role, Nudd will provide executive leadership and oversee the day-to-day operations, working alongside the leadership team to ensure the delivery of care throughout WNC. Learn more here.
  • Archetype Brewing has a new head brewer. Drew Kostic joins Archetype by means of several breweries in Brooklyn and Raleigh. Kostic replaces Erin Jordan. Kostic’s passion for beer was formed while living in Warsaw, Poland during a Fulbright Scholarship where he met two life-long friends, who are Belgian, and introduced him to the world of beer. After practicing law for several years, Kostic followed a calling into brewing. His transition from law into beer was highlighted in the 2018 documentary ‘Brewmaster’ which premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival. The brewery is hosting an event July 14 from 5 – 7 p.m. to get to know ‘Drew Brew’ at their taproom on Haywood Rd. where they are also releasing The Voyager, a golden strong ale. Learn more here. 
  • Dogwood Health Trust has announced Heather Parlier will join the organization next week as Director of Human Resources. Parlier joins Dogwood from UNC Asheville, where she served as Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Institutional Equity and General Counsel since 2019. While in her previous role, she created the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program at the university. “Heather’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion aligns perfectly with that of Dogwood Health Trust,” said Susan Mims, interim CEO. “We look forward to adding her experience and perspective to our team as we continue to build out our staff with a wide range of talent from across the region.” Learn more here.


  • Folks can get a head start on all things Halloween at the Halloween Superstore opening in July at Asheville Outlets. The Halloween Superstore has everything shoppers may need for the namesake holiday, with costumes for men, women, children, babies and pets. Additionally, they have home décor, party supplies, toys and more. The store will be open from mid-July through mid-November. Learn more here.


  • Friday Services Staffing has multiple ‘hot jobs’ available in the region. Positions available include a machine operator in Mountain Home, NC for $17/hr., a production associate in Asheville from Monday-Thursday, a quality technician in Woodfin for $16-$17/hr., and multiple positions in Fletcher for $13-$15/hr. with full benefits. Learn more here.