This Week’s Business Buzz: 9/14/18

September 14, 2018

Huge congrats to the Center for Craft on earning a $5.7m endowment from Windgate Charitable Foundation. In other news, OceanX will host a job fair on September 22nd and The Joseph Initiative is looking for sponsors for November’s youth culinary competition. Buncombe County Government is also looking for proposals for their community-focused Tipping Point Grants.


  • On July 13, 2018, Asheville, NC based nonprofit, the Center for Craft received a $5.7 million gift from the Windgate Charitable Foundation of Little Rock, Arkansas to endow the Center’s longstanding fellowship programs. Named after celebrated wood sculptor Stoney Lamar, the Stoney Lamar Craft Endowment Fund supports the perpetual offering of fellowships to emerging artists and curators.


  • Friday Staffing is looking for an Assembly Technician, Machine Operator, and General Laborer. For more information, call Angela Paskus at 828-684-8700 or go to
  • The Joseph Initiative is hosting the Y.E.S. Chef! Youth Culinary Competition at A-B Tech on November 3rd. They are looking for businesses to sponsor this program and event. Contact Anne Lazo for more details at
  • OceanX is hosting a job fair on Saturday, September 22nd 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  to fill contact center and fulfillment center positions. The fair is located at their on-site facility in Arden, NC.


  • Buncombe County Government is seeking proposals from community members who are interested in Tipping Point Grants. Tipping Point Grants aim to tip the scale toward greater resiliency by adding positive factors and offloading negative factors. These grants will either fuel what is already happening or allow grantees to develop their own local projects that create pathways to greater resiliency in the community – actions that will stack positive factors, such as stronger connection, communication, and development of our community leaders, while offloading negative factors like isolation, hopelessness, and violence. These initiatives help build out a resource grid in our community that enables all of us to be safer and healthier. For more information, please visit the Tipping Point Grants website.
  • In addition to their customary emergency response plan and protocol, Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that UNC Health Care will waive fees associated with its virtual care service, UNC Urgent Care 24/7, in anticipation of Hurricane Florence. This service from UNC Health Care provides patients with real-time access to physicians via phone, tablet or computer.
  • The YMCA of Western North Carolina welcomes all. During Welcoming Week, Sept. 14-23, the Y’s eight local centers will join Welcoming America and hundreds of YMCAs and other organizations nationwide in hosting events to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities.


  • Park Ridge Health is excited to share that Teresa Herbert, MD, MPH, FAAP is our new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Herbert has been caring for patients at Park Ridge Health for nearly 20 years. In that time she has also become a highly respected leader among medical and hospital staff, administration and care team members across our network of care.