A-B Emblem is proud to share their success and recognition for their most recent NASA space emblem for the first All-Female Spacewalk held on Friday, October 18, 2019. As a company that’s been in business since 1892 and has held the NASA contract since 1970, this project was slightly different from any other custom-made emblem. Not only was the team in space comprised of all women for this mission, but the production and embroidery team were also made up of all women
A-B Emblem is proud to share their success and recognition for their most recent NASA space emblem for the first All-Female Spacewalk held on Friday, October 18, 2019. As a company that’s been in business since 1892 and has held the NASA contract since 1970, this project was slightly different from any other custom-made emblem. Not only was the team in space comprised of all women for this mission, but the production and embroidery team were also made up of all women. A-B Emblem’s team are honored to have many amazing employees who coordinate and produce emblems every day, but they are especially appreciative to have the option to ensure this project was woman-lead, every step of the way.
No Evil Foods says “Get ready y’all, because this is our single BIGGEST LAUNCH YET. We’re bringing our Plant Meat to nearly every Publix store there is. That’s 1,230 of their 1,270 locations – but who’s counting.” That’s a big deal for this Asheville start-up and member of our Venture Asheville 2019 Elevate Cohort.
As of October 2019, HCA Healthcare will be implementing an enterprise-wide minimum wage of $12.50/hr. At Mission Health, this will be an increase from our current division-wide minimum wage of $11.00/hr. At this time, only employees who are below the new range minimums will be adjusted.
Asheville School Science Instructor Laura Lawrence received word from President Donald J. Trump this week that she’s the recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Lawrence is the only 7-12 science instructor selected from across North Carolina to win this award.
With the expansion of the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts comes a variety of opportunities for the community to engage — and perhaps learn something new! In October 2019, the Wortham Center launched its Classes and Workshops series, debuting a variety of fun community events in the new Henry LaBrun Studio, a 1,075-square-foot performance space with room for 65-85 people.
Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that Benjamin Doolittle, D.O., a board-certified family medicine physician, has joined Pardee Mills River Family Health Center, located at 156 Cross Road Drive in Mills River. Dr. Doolittle has a special interest in preventative medicine and approaches his patients with kindness, patience and empathy to help ensure the best quality of care.
Capstone Health Alliance announces the winners of three distinguished awards – the Innovative Partner Awards, the Elevate Awards and the Decade of Sustained Excellence Award. The awards, recently presented at Capstone Health Alliance’s Annual Forum in Myrtle Beach, SC recognize members and suppliers that go above and beyond in partnering with Capstone and work continuously to improve cost, quality and outcomes in healthcare.
Highland Brewing Company, Asheville’s original craft brewery, mashed in a collaboration Breakfast Stout with the newest brewery in Beer City USA, Dssolvr Brewing Company. The team from Dssolvr, including owners, Vince Tursi and Mike Semenec, joined Highland’s R&D Brewer, Trace Redmond, in brewing and developing the recipe for this beer. “We plan to brew a high ABV and a low ABV version of this Breakfast Stout,” said Redmond. “Today, we are brewing the big 8% ABV version on Highland’s pilot system and we will brew a low ABV take on the same recipe on Dssolvr’s brewhouse once they’ve got everything online.” Both beers will ferment in bourbon barrels and release in the winter of 2020.
Michael S. Trayford, founder and Director of Clinical Operations at APEX Brain Centers in south Asheville, has received his Board Certification in Neurofeedback (BCN) from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). The BCIA is the primary credentialing body for EEG directed neurofeedback practitioners; certifying thousands of providers from numerous disciplines in mental health, medicine, and complementary and alternative medicine to ensure a high core level of knowledge and competence in several areas have been met by all certificants.
Hickory Nut Gap Farms is offering Asheville Chamber members a discounted booth fee of $50 for their Holiday Market using code: CHAMBERBIZ. Vendors they are looking for: Purveyors of wine, beer, cider or mead (may sample their wares; no sell alcohol by the glass on site. Closed containers sells allowed.); groceries, crackers, sauces, basically any locally made shelf stable foodstuffs and treats; kitchen goods, home goods, potters, quilters, linens; artists of any kind, books, prints, journals; jewelry, apparel, leatherworks, etc. Contact Megan Auten, Events Manager, at 828-628-1027 x 103. www.hickorynutgap.com.
Back for the third year, Hatch AVL Foundation presents Hatch This, Nov. 1-3 – a game-changing mash-up of an accelerator, a hackathon, and a weekend-long party for the Asheville entrepreneurial community. Aspiring founders arrive on Friday evening with an idea, work throughout the weekend with their team and world-class mentors, and leave Sunday evening with a fleshed out business plan!
Hummingbird Insurance hosts “What You Need to Know about Healthcare in 2020” on Nov. 6 The professional agents of Hummingbird Insurance will present the most important and timely information available on healthcare in 2020 for small business owners, entrepreneurs, individuals and families. Topics discussed will include recent and future updates to the Affordable Care Act, Alternatives to Obamacare, typical small business and employer options and issues, as well as the strategies and solutions used to successfully balance between providing the right benefits and not going bankrupt just to pay premiums.
Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Gallery will host an exhibition of works by the Potters of Madison County. The Potters, all living and/or working in Madison County, North Carolina, have unique styles which have been carefully developed and widely recognized for their exceptional beauty and quality. The exhibition will run from Wednesday, October 23rd, through Thursday, November 14th. There will be a reception on Wednesday, November 6, from 6-9 p.m. Weizenblatt Gallery is in the Moore Fine Arts Building. It is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and admission is always free. For more information, contact Skip Rohde, the gallery director, at (828) 273-6476.