Salute to Small Business, May 13-19, 2024

Small businesses are a vital part of Asheville’s economy: sustaining jobs, adding to our unique culture and innovating.

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 us @avlchamber and use hashtag #avlsmallbusiness

Need some inspiration? Here are a few suggestions:

  • @Mention Monday: Mention/tag your favorite small businesses on social media
  • Takeout Tuesday: Eat Local – Dine-in, pick-up or order deliver with a local courier like Takeout Central
  • Welcome Wednesday: Check out a new business in town and welcome them to the community.
  • Thankful Thursday: Thank a small business owner for all they do in our community.
  • Familiar Friday: Head to your favorite go-to spot or an old haunt that you haven’t visited in a while!
  • Supportive Saturday: Grab a friend and shop local! From thrifting and boutiques to groceries and car maintenance.
  • Sunday Funday: Go on an adventure – a walk in the RAD or take the fam to the Ingles Family Fun Day!

Events 2024

Please click the links below to register for each event.

  • Wednesday, May 15, Smart Series – Register
  • Wednesday, May 15, Sky High Growth Awards, 4-6 p.m. Sierra Nevada Brewing – Register
    The Sky High Growth Awards honor the determination and accomplishments of Asheville’s businesses. Honorees are companies experiencing growth and contributing to our local economy through innovation and hard work. A stand-up reception style event with plenty of opportunity for making new connections and engaging conversation.