Business Buzz: March 20, 2024

March 20, 2024


  • AdventHealth is thrilled to announce the location of its new hospital in Buncombe County, situated off US 25/70 in Weaverville. This state-of-the-art facility will cater to the health needs of Buncombe and neighboring counties, featuring leading-edge technology, surgical services, labor and delivery, and emergency care. Despite an ongoing appeal process initiated by HCA/Mission, AdventHealth remains committed to providing comprehensive care to the designated service area, including Buncombe, Graham, Madison, and Yancey Counties. Brandon Nudd, President, and CEO of AdventHealth Hendersonville, expresses confidence in the state’s decision and readiness to proceed with construction. With community support and careful consideration of healthcare needs, AdventHealth is eager to bring enhanced healthcare options to Western North Carolina. Read more.


  • At The Radical, ongoing events and offerings cater to diverse interests and tastes. “Girls in the Booth” takes center stage every Thursday from 7-10pm at after/glow, showcasing talented local female DJs in rotation, with the latest lineup announced on the cafe’s Instagram page. Meanwhile, Golden Hour presents “Supper at Six,” a monthly supper club designed for women across various industries to network over a three-course meal and a glass of bubbly, priced at $45 per person, with updates available on The Radical’s Instagram. Additionally, on the second Saturday of each month, The Radical hosts “Art Sessions with Live Demo and Q&A,” featuring different local artists demonstrating their work from noon – 5 pm, followed by an engaging Q&A session. In terms of culinary delights, after/glow now offers freshly baked pastries and hearty breakfast items crafted by The Radical’s chefs and bakery team, such as the Everyday Breakfast Sandwich and Grits & Greens Bowl. Lastly, Golden Hour anticipates launching an exciting new weekend brunch menu, including a special Easter brunch, with further details to be unveiled soon. Learn more.


  • AdventHealth Hendersonville expands its cancer care services by welcoming Rian Thornton, MSN, FNP-C, RN to its team at AdventHealth Medical Group Cancer Services Weaverville. Thornton, a certified family nurse practitioner, brings extensive experience in hematology and oncology care. Drawn by AdventHealth’s positive culture, Thornton prioritizes patient-centered care and aims to improve their quality of life. Christy Sneller, VP for Physician Services at AdventHealth Hendersonville, praises Thornton’s compassionate approach to patient care. Thornton, caring for patients in Weaverville and surrounding areas, emphasizes the importance of involving patients in their care plans. In his free time, Thornton enjoys golf, travel, and family time. AdventHealth Hendersonville, founded in 1910, continues to provide high-quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment, with a focus on patient safety and whole-person health. For more information, visit Read more.
  • AdventHealth Hendersonville Surgery Specialists welcomes Anna McConnell, PA-C, to its team of compassionate care providers. McConnell, a physician assistant, emphasizes patient education and empowerment in her practice. With a background in clinical research and a Master’s degree from Wingate University, she prioritizes understanding and communication in patient care. A native of Western North Carolina, McConnell is dedicated to serving her home community. Christy Sneller, VP of Physician Services, praises McConnell’s commitment to whole-person care and patient empowerment. McConnell, anticipating the positive impact she can make, looks forward to helping patients achieve their healthcare goals. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, crafting, and hosting gatherings. For more information about surgical care at AdventHealth Hendersonville, visit Read more.


  • Hollywood Feed, the natural pet food and supply retailer, celebrates a significant milestone of 100,000 five-star customer reviews aggregated from various platforms like Google, Yelp, and Birdeye. With 170 locations across 19 states, Hollywood Feed attributes its success to its dedication to friendly service, community support, and love for pets. Shawn McGhee, the company’s president, expresses gratitude to customers, team members, and community partners for their support. With over 1,200 Feed Team members, Hollywood Feed is recognized as a top workplace and retailer, earning accolades such as America’s Best Retailers and America’s Best Customer Service. To commemorate this achievement, Hollywood Feed encourages customers to share their experiences using #lovemyfeedteam on social media. Learn more about Hollywood Feed.


  • Dogwood Health Trust invites nonprofit organizations to submit proposals for policy and advocacy work aimed at strengthening Western North Carolina’s representation in state-level policy discussions. Grants ranging from $50,000 to $250,000 will be awarded to organizations focusing on advocacy within Dogwood’s service region and statewide. The Trust seeks to fund activities such as research, coalition building, and public education, aiming to address the root causes of health disparities in the region. Interested organizations can access the application starting April 1, 2024, with responses due by April 26, 2024. Award notifications are expected by July 2024, with funds distributed in September 2024. For more information visit Dogwood Health Trust’s website.


  • College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving celebrated their top performers at their annual Reunion, awarding Christian Pillay of the Asheville, NC location with the prestigious HUNK of the Year title. Pillay, the Assistant Operations Manager, was recognized for embodying the company’s core values. He expressed gratitude for the support and motivation received and emphasized the importance of personal and professional growth within the organization. Pillay’s dedication to excellence aligns with the company’s mission to provide stress-free solutions while upholding values of leadership, branding, teamwork, and client satisfaction. For more information, visit