Business Buzz: 9/7/21

September 7, 2021


  • Plans for an African American heritage walking trail connecting historic Black communities in and around downtown Asheville are moving forward and organizers are seeking input to help shape the themes and content. The African American Heritage Trail will present stories from historic Black communities by way of themes discovered during an earlier round of community input. Beginning Sept. 4 – 5, during the Goombay festival and throughout the month, storyboards will be on display at YMI’s Community Impact Center on The Block downtown. These will offer samples of content that could be featured on the trail to help tell an inclusive story of Asheville’s history. The public is invited to drop in during the festival or on Sept. 11 or 18 to review the boards and offer feedback and ideas in a survey onsite or online. Groups can also schedule times on other dates during the month to provide input. Virtual viewing sessions will be available as well. Learn more and view the community input schedule here.


  • The Magnetic Theatre is presenting The Sparrow and the Whippoorwill: A Bluegrass Musical September 10-25, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m. Directed by Victoria Lamberth and written by Asheville native musician, educator, writer, and storyteller Tom Godleski, The Sparrow and the Whippoorwill follows Paula Justice as she is at a crossroads, as she starts her first nursing job in Asheville. A natural helper with a huge heart, Paula finds herself assigned to a nursing home resident, WWII hero and former Asheville firefighter Cleo Nicholson, whose unusual request takes the pair on a special adventure to make his dream come true. Limited seating is available, with COVID precautions in place. Find more information here:
  • Take the ultimate stroll down memory lane with Masters of Soul and sing along to the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Featuring stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of male and female vocal groups backed by a live band, this season-opening performance at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16. Tickets: $50 Regular; $45 Students; $20 Child; Student Rush tickets, day-of-show, $10 (w/valid I.D.). Box office: 828-257-4530 or


  • Capua Law, a full-service construction, employment and business firm with offices in North Carolina & Florida, is proud to announce that attorney Martin Moore has joined our Asheville office. Martin focuses his practice on complex federal and state litigation and is a 2021 Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” honoree. Learn more about Capua Law.


  • Express Employment Professionals have several job openings, including an administrative assistant, a real estate paralegal and a bookkeeper position. Click here to see all job openings.