This Week’s Business Buzz: 9/24/18

September 24, 2018

Pardee UNC Health Care has expanded its Sports Medicine program. MAHEC is hosting 400+ high school students to explore health career activities. And the U.S. Census Bureau is hiring positions for the 2020 Census.


  • Gardner-Webb University is being recognized for exceptional web-based learning opportunities by, based in Foster City, Calif. The educational resource named GWU to its 2018 Top 10 Online colleges in North Carolina.
  • Pardee UNC Health Care’s cardiovascular rehabilitation program has earned recertification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Pardee was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.


  • Immedion, a premiere provider of Cloud, data center and managed IT services, today announced the launch of its newest managed network security solution, the Immedion Next Generation Firewall.
  • MAHEC has announced that more than 400 high school students from across the region are expected to explore health career opportunities at the 19th Annual Health Careers Education Awareness Conference (HCEAC) and Don C. Locke Health Career Expo on Oct. 9 at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center. Read more about the HCEAC conference here.
  • Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that Yaseen Zia, M.D., a board-certified radiation oncologist, has joined Pardee Cancer Center, located at 805 6th Avenue West in Hendersonville. Dr. Zia provides radiation therapy for patients undergoing treatment for cancer. He incorporates the latest technologies in his care, and he believes in developing strong relationships with his patients through honest and open dialogue.
  • United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) announced its decision to eliminate 12 types of fees for members in early September. The fee types that were removed ranged from mobile check deposit to loan refinance, with costs for these services between $0.50 and $100. The move to eliminate these fees is expected to save Members over $35,000 annually.


  • Pardee UNC Health Care has expanded its Sports Medicine program to Transylvania County with the addition of two full-time certified athletic trainers (ATCs) to support Brevard High School, Rosman High School, Brevard Middle School and Rosman Middle School.
  • Student scholarships, a nursing school, and several new buildings are highlights of a major fundraising campaign undertaken by Mars Hill University. The Building Our University campaign launched in 2013 and had a goal of $42 million. When university official unveiled the final total during a celebratory event on Friday, September 21, 2018, it eclipsed the goal by more than $11 million, coming in at $53,436,992.


  • The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen. Candidates must complete an online job application at
  • Friday Staffing is looking for an Assembly Technician, Milling and Lathe Machine Operator, Machine Operator, Material Handler, Assembler, and General Laborer. For more information, call Angela Paskus at 828-684-8700 or go to


  • United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) is now matching online donations to the American Red Cross to assist in disaster relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Florence. UFCU is committed to matching donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000.
  • September is Hunger Action Month-a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. As part of this initiative Asheville Emporium and MANNA FoodBank are partnering to provide for vulnerable members of our community through resale clothing sales from September -November 2018.


  • United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronald King as branch manager of UFCU’s Niles South location at 2100 South 11th St. As branch manager, King will be responsible for business development within the community, membership engagement and positive public relations. He will also be tasked with maintaining the performance of the branch, selling products and services, and providing leadership and supervision to staff.