This Week’s Business Buzz: 7/13/18

July 13, 2018

Congratulations to Dancing Bear Toys, Avadim Technologies, Mars Hill University, and Mission Health Primary Care on your recent accolades, and to Park Ridge Health on your esteemed new hires.


  • With locations in Asheville and Hendersonville, family owned & operated, Dancing Bear Toys was honored with the “National Award for Retailer Excellence”  from the American Specialty Toy Retailers Association  (ASTRA) for achieving the highest level of service and commitment to the specialty toy industry.
  • Avadim Technologies, Inc. (“Avadim”), the Bionome TherapiesTM life sciences company, today announced Theraworx® Relief, its flagship consumer brand, is now sold in more than 30,000 pharmacies. Theraworx®Relief the topical, clinically proven product indicated for the relief of nocturnal cramps and spams and symptoms associated with Restless Legs Syndrome has made significant impact in the market place.
  • Virginia Hart, the longtime coach and professor who founded the Mars Hill University’s women’s varsity athletics program, received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The award, conferred by the Governor of North Carolina, is one of the most prestigious in the state and is awarded for “exemplary service to the State of North Carolina.
  • The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that Mission Health Primary Care practices of western North Carolina earned NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term relationships with patients and family members.


  • Park Ridge Health continues its commitment to meeting the growing need for behavioral health care as it welcomes Sharon Kast, FNP to Park Ridge Health Psychiatry. Kast will be caring for behavioral health needs including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and more.
  • Park Ridge Health is also excited to welcome Richard Smoot, PsyD to its team of compassionate behavioral health specialists. His commitment to whole-person care expands the opportunity to meet the growing need for care at Park Ridge Health Psychiatry.


  • Friday Staffing is looking for a Human Resource Assistant, Inspector, Wiring Technician, Prep Shop Tech, Coldform Operator, Machine Operator, Finishing Operator, and Furnace Operator. For more information, call Angela Paskus at 828-684-8700 or go to


  • Folds of Honor Representatives and local veterans were on hand this afternoon as Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel presented a $35,000 donation to Folds of Honor. Folds of Honor’s goal is to provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members.