Salute to Small Business, May 3-7

Small businesses are a vital part of Asheville’s economy: sustaining jobs, adding to our unique culture and innovating. Join other local small business leaders for a series of events that celebrate and support small businesses.


Small Business Shoutout Challenge
Each day of Small Business Week, give a shoutout on social media to local small businesses you interact with or whose support you count on. These could be small businesses you rely on for your business operations, small businesses you love or companies you partner with. Tag the business and use hashtags #smallbusinessshoutout #avlchamber #avlsmallbiz

Small Business Week Events

Please click the links below to register for each event.

  • Monday, May 2, Mental Health Webinar, 4-5 p.m. via Zoom – Register
    AdventHealth’s Dr. Garrett Hazelton brings us his expertise to understand what mental health practitioners are seeing right now and how we can nurture mental well-being. Dr. Garrett Hazelton is part of the AdventHealth Medical Group Outpatient Integrated Behavioral Health. Dr. Hazelton works closely with the Primary Care Doctors, or general practitioners, to provide whole-person care that heals your body, strengthens your mind, and lifts your spirit.
  • Tuesday, May 3, Sky High Growth Awards, 4-6 p.m. at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – Register
  • Wednesday, May 6, Smart Series: Everyone Knows Marketing Sucks, 12-1 p.m. – Register
    Many people avoid, dread, and even hate marketing, but why? Oftentimes it’s because their understanding of marketing is out of date. Marketing has evolved to become something else in the modern world and brands must let go of the old marketing paradigms and embrace the new. Take a leap of faith and learn to fall in love with marketing! Discover ways in which your marketing can be a powerful voice in the world for your brand and the people you serve.
  • Thursday, May 5, Health Benefits for Small Businesses Panel, 9-10 a.m. at Hatchworks Coworking at 45 South French Broad Ave. – Free! – Learn More
    In a tight labor market, employee benefits are one way employers large and small can be an employer of choice is by offering benefits. Join us to hear about workplace benefits that support employee health and wellness. Our panel of local insurance and direct primary care providers will talk about options and client experience.
  • Thursday, May 5, Business After Hours, 5:30-7 p.m. at Holiday Inn Asheville East