Business Buzz: July 3, 2024

July 3, 2024


  • Attorney Matt Roberson of McGuire Wood & Bissette has been sworn in as President of the Buncombe County Bar Association, leading initiatives to support local attorneys through program development, wellness initiatives, mentoring, social activities, and continuing legal education programs. MWB, a firm with over twenty experienced attorneys in various practices, emphasizes community commitment and regional prosperity through dedicated service both in their legal work and community involvement. Learn more.


  • Kelly Grant, BSN, RN, has been awarded the DAISY Award at AdventHealth Hendersonville for her exceptional and compassionate care in the Emergency Department. Known for her high-quality nursing and genuine compassion, Kelly ensures patients feel comfortable and cared for during their time at AdventHealth. Her calm demeanor and dedication to patient well-being have made a significant impact, earning her praise from patients and recognition from AdventHealth Hendersonville as their latest DAISY Award recipient. Learn more.


  • Diamond Brand Gear is re-opening its historic factory outlet store at its Fletcher headquarters with “Factory Fridays,” starting July 12. This event, held on Friday afternoons from 1-5 PM, offers customers unique shopping opportunities, access to exclusive deals on overstock inventory and factory seconds, and tours of the factory. Visitors will interact with staff and learn about the manufacturing process. CEO John Delaloye emphasized that Factory Fridays are designed to showcase the brand’s products, tell their story, and introduce new collections. Learn more.


  • AdventHealth Hendersonville has welcomed Beverly Knapp, RN, BS, MS, as its new Chief Operating Officer. With over 20 years of leadership experience in healthcare, Knapp brings a wealth of strategic and operational expertise, including roles in nursing, administration, human resources, and clinical ancillary services. She holds degrees from Pacific Union College and California State University, Los Angeles, and most recently served as System VP for Clinical Ancillary Services at Kettering Health. Knapp is committed to AdventHealth’s mission of providing compassionate, whole-person care to the community, emphasizing collaboration, communication, and respect for team members. Her leadership aims to enhance patient care and support community health needs in Western North Carolina. Learn more.