Salute to Small Business, May 15-19
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 use hashtags #smallbusinessshoutout #avlchamber #avlsmallbiz
Small Business Week Events
Please click the links below to register for each event.
- Tuesday, May 16, Policy on Tap & WomanUP in Action, Part II, 3:30-5 p.m. at White Labs – Register
Policy on Tap teams up with WomanUP for the second in our WomanUP In Action series to talk about the business and economic impacts of childcare for families and businesses of Buncombe County. Hear from a Wells Fargo economist, who will share highlights from a recent report on the importance of childcare to families and to businesses and the need for public and private investments in the childcare system. Local employers will also share their experiences.
- Wednesday, May 17, 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 Oftentimes it’s because their understanding of marketing is out of date.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 18, 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.