Business Buzz: April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024


  • Hammerhead Stoneworks of Asheville, led by Marc Archambault, is marking its 15th anniversary with an Open House event. Celebrate this significant milestone and explore what’s ahead with Marc and his team. Renowned for their large-scale stone installations such as The Greenman mosaic and The Stream Path at the NC Arboretum, the event will showcase Marc’s first gallery show, Sweet Creatures, featuring smaller natural stone mosaics suitable for home display. Additionally, guests can expect to see stone rugs, benches, and Garden Guardians at the Open House. Founded in April 2009, Hammerhead specializes in crafting strong and beautiful patios, walls, and other natural stone features in residential settings around Asheville. The event will be held at Hammerhead’s studio and shop space at 1001 Riverside Drive in Woodfin on Friday, April 26, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Attendees will have the chance to tour the studio, view the gallery, enjoy light refreshments, and peruse a photo wall showcasing creative highlights from the past 15 years. Learn more about Hammerhead Stoneworks.


  • Eblen Charities is partnering with WLOS-TV for the 12th Annual Spring Clean Coat Drive on Friday, April 19th, from 7 am to 7 pm at Carolina Furniture Concept on Airport Road. Two Men and a Truck will also be participating in the event. They encourage individuals to bring clean and gently used coats, especially children’s, teen’s, and men’s coats, as they are in high demand this year. Two Men and a Truck will collect the coats and deliver them to Eblen Charities for distribution at their Coat Giveaway in October and throughout the winter. Additionally, donations of $25 or more can be made at the event or online to help purchase coats. Visit to make a monetary contribution.
  • On April 20, 2024, Buncombe County Parks & Recreation will host Earth Day activities across various locations. Community members, students, and organizations are encouraged to participate in biodiversity initiatives and park beautification efforts. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., volunteers can help create a pollinator garden at Buncombe County Sports Park in collaboration with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. This garden will support local ecosystems by providing essential habitats for bees and butterflies. Additionally, volunteers can assist with landscaping efforts at Lake Julian Park, where materials will be provided. An Earth Day Fair will also take place at Buncombe County Sports Park, featuring environmental workshops, eco-crafting, and activities like bird house building. Admission is free, and no registration is required. Learn more!
  • Asheville’s culinary scene joins forces with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity for the Blueprint Breakfast for Dinner event on June 6th. Local chefs, including Michelle Bailey, Brian Crow, and Steven Goff, will serve breakfast-inspired dishes for dinner, reflecting unique perspectives on ‘home.’ The event, produced by Shay & Company, features live music, wine tastings, and a raffle. Proceeds support the construction of an affordable, energy-efficient home in Habitat’s Glenn Bridge neighborhood. Attend or sponsor to make a difference in the community. Tickets available on Eventbrite; sponsorship opportunities at
  • Feel the irresistible energy and heart-pounding rhythms of dance with Step Afrika!, the first professional dance company dedicated to the art of stepping, showcasing unique and vibrant percussive footwork, call-and-response chants, and high-energy performances. Friday & Saturday, April 19 & 20, 2024, at 7 p.m. at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: Regular $65; Child (15 yrs. old and under) $22. Group rates are available. 828-257-4530 or


  • AdventHealth Hendersonville has announced the addition of Dr. Eduardo Balcells to their team at AdventHealth Medical Group Cardiology. With over 30 years of cardiology experience, Dr. Balcells will serve as the Medical Director of Cardiology, spearheading the development of the new Interventional Cardiology program. Board-certified in internal, cardiology, and vascular medicine, Dr. Balcells emphasizes patient-centered care and holistic wellness. His approach prioritizes treating the person, not just the disease, fostering connections with patients and offering empowerment throughout their health journey. Dr. Balcells’ leadership will expand heart care options for the community, introducing less invasive interventional cardiology methods. AdventHealth Hendersonville invites everyone to join in welcoming Dr. Balcells as they continue to enhance heart health services for the region. Learn more.


  • DMJPS PLLC, a North Carolina CPA + Advisory firm headquartered in Greensboro, NC, celebrates its inclusion in Accounting Today’s “Regional Leaders” list of 2024 Top Firms: The Southeast. With 165 employees spread across 7 offices from the North Carolina mountains to coast, DMJPS is recognized for its industry-focused solutions and deep knowledge in areas such as business valuations, client accounting, mergers and acquisitions, and healthcare practice consulting. CEO Mike Gillis emphasizes the firm’s commitment to embracing digital transformation and staying ahead of industry trends to drive growth and enhance client communication. DMJPS attributes its success to specialized solutions, advanced technology adoption, expanded advisory services, and a dedication to building meaningful relationships as it strives to Be Greater.