This Week’s Business Buzz: 11/1/19

November 1, 2019

Congrats to Four Seasons, nationally recognized innovator in hospice and palliative care, for being awarded a two-year telehealth grant from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality.


  • Pardee UNC Health Care will host a free diabetes seminar on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Henderson County Health Sciences Center, located at 805 6th Avenue West in Hendersonville, on the second floor in room 2003. Board-certified endocrinologist Dr. David Herminghuysen will discuss diabetes prevention, control and day-to-day management. Registered dietitian Ryane Greene will also discuss the importance of nutrition specifically tailored for those with prediabetes and diabetes.
  • Mars Hill University will add esports to its lineup of sports teams. Athletics director Rick Baker says the varsity team will begin competition in the fall of 2020 with an expected roster of 12 student-athletes. Esports is short for “electronic sports” and involves competitive multiplayer video gaming.
  • Michael S. Trayford, Founder and Director of Clinical Operations at APEX Brain Centers in south Asheville, has been installed as Adjunct Faculty for the Intern Preceptor Program at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL. A preceptor is an experienced teacher or mentor who guides an intern through the latter stages of their institutional education via immersion in daily clinical and practice management operations in a certified outpatient treatment center. This unique learning opportunity for the intern, preceptor, practice, and patients provides the student with valuable resources that will allow for more successful transition into clinical practice after graduation.
  • For more than 10 years, Convoy of Hope and Avadim Health, Inc., have come together to bring relief across the globe. Through their joint efforts, multiple Theraworx Protect product donations have reached homeless individuals and families impacted by disasters and other major events. Most recently, the two organizations joined forces to bring relief to Hurricane Dorian’s victims in the Bahamas.
  • Four Seasons, a nationally recognized innovator in hospice and palliative care, has been awarded a two-year telehealth grant from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This grant will enable Four Seasons to evaluate the impact on patients and providers of integrating a virtual pharmacist into a telehealth model when caring for people with serious illness in rural western North Carolina.
  • This week, Asheville’s Racial Justice Coalition (RJC) announced that they have hired Robert Thomas, Jr. to take on the role of RJC Community Liaison, a two-year position funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s Collaborative Problem Solving Grant awarded to the Coalition earlier this year.


  • Friday Services is hiring several positions in the Asheville area including: General Laborer, Environmental Service Aide, Assembly, Machine Operator, Line Inspector, Material Handler, Machine Operator, Manufacturing Production and more! They offer fair wages and comprehensive benefits. If you are looking for work, or looking to hire talent, give Friday Services a call today at (828) 684-8700, and discover why Fridays has been the premiere employment solutions provider in Western NC since 1980.
  • Asheville Fine Furnishings is looking for a high-energy applicant for their newly opened furniture salesroom in Biltmore Park, Asheville.