This Week’s Business Buzz: 10/5/18

October 5, 2018

The Collider is partnering with IBM Corporate Citizen’s program to mobilize developers to deliver disaster resiliency tools in support of storm-impacted communities. The Basilica of St. Lawrence is soon to undertake the initial phase of a preservation project. And Avadim now has their Theraworx Relief product launched at more than 1,100 Publix nationwide.


  • Avadim Health, Inc. announced today that Publix, the southeast’s largest grocery chain with over 1,100 pharmacies will launch Theraworx® Relief, indicated for muscle cramps and spasms and symptoms associated with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), by placing more than 1,100 displays on the Publix pharmacy counters. Publix, owns more than 70% share of the grocery market in Florida.
  • Roberts & Stevens attorney Phillip T. Jackson has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Jackson became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of 850 persons during the Induction Ceremony at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the College in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting had a total attendance of 1,020.


  • During the week of October 8, 2018, the Basilica of St. Lawrence will undertake the initial phase of a preservation project. The Basilica at 97 Haywood Street is a very popular historic sight in Asheville, NC attracting thousands of visitors every year. Citizens and tourists will see crews rappel down the bell towers and exterior walls of the building to document its condition. The technicians will use laser technology to look for leaks and other structural issues over the entire facility. The Basilica was designed and constructed by the nationally famous Spanish Architect, Rafael Guastavino, and his son, over 100 years ago.


  • Carolina Mountain Sales, A Wilkinson ERA company, is proud to announce the addition of Realtor® Dusty Allison, to their award-winning company of top-producing real estate sales professionals serving consumers in the Western North Carolina area.


  • The Habitat ReStore at 31 Meadow Road will thank the community for its ongoing support by offering 25% off storewide from 9am until 6pm on Saturday, October 20th. All ReStore merchandise – including furniture, housewares, appliances, building materials, music, art, antiques and more – will be 25% percent off!
  • Friday Staffing is looking for a Milling and Lathe Machine Operator, Order Picker, Forklift Operator, and General Laborer. For more information, call Angela Paskus at 828-684-8700 or go to


  • The Collider is partnering with IBM Corporate Citizenship’s program to mobilize developers to deliver disaster resiliency tools in support of storm-impacted communities. The Collider and IBM will work with nonprofits working in these communities to identify and deploy relevant and necessary software solutions. IBM will provide free access to solutions created through a global initiative, Call for Code.
  • Friends of the Smokies and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy continued their partnership to assist Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) with proactive bear management this year. This grant awarded Friends of the Smokies $4,000 to support repairs of food storage cables at campsites and shelters along the Smokies stretch of the Appalachian Trail.
  • Park Ridge Health is inviting our communities to once again, Go Park Ridge Health during October.This year, their Go Pink with Park Ridge Health campaign focuses on making time for ME Time (Mammogram Exam Time). They are encouraging women to schedule a mammogram.  Western North Carolina continues to have many late-stage cancer diagnoses due to a lack of awareness and active screening to prevent the disease.
  • For quarter three of 2018, employees of Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos accumulated a total of 25,644 service hours through the companies’ employee community outreach program, HERO (Harrah’s Employees Reaching Out). HERO provides an opportunity for employees to volunteer in their local communities with organizations that support health and wellness, education, environmental sustainability and older individuals.