This Week’s Business Buzz: 11/30/18

November 30, 2018

Way to go, The Van Winkle Law Firm, for winning two awards from the Hendersonville Times News’ “Best of Blue Ridge Awards for 2018.” In other news, the United Federal Credit Union has appointed Irene Corbe and Ben Teague as new Board Directors, and Park Ridge Health has two new DAISY Award Winners. And Spherion Staffing & Recruiting has become the very first staffing agency to provide a RAMP scholarship.


  • The Van Winkle Law Firm is pleased to share that it is the recipient of two awards in the Hendersonville Times News Best of Blue Ridge Awards for 2018. The Firm was voted first place in the law firm category and family law attorney Katie Fisher was voted first place in the divorce attorney category by Hendersonville Times News readers. Recipients of the Best of Blue Ridge 2018 Awards were honored at a gala on November 8th. The complete list of winners is included in a special online section on
  • United Federal Credit Union (United) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Board Directors, Irene Corbe and Ben Teague. Both Corbe and Teague served United as Associate Board Members in 2018. Together, they bring decades of combined financial services experience, and will aid United in its mission to help Members achieve their financial goals and to enrich the surrounding communities through service and philanthropy.
  • Park Ridge Health invites the community to join them in congratulating their newest winners of the DAISY Award: Laura Clarke, RNC-OB, CNM, MSN and Amanda Gates, BSN, RN, MAOM, L.Ac. Laura and Amanda are part of the Park Ridge Health Baby Place team. Their clinical skill and compassionate care are noticed by fellow co-workers and patients that they care for every day.  


  • Hulsey Media is introducing a new marketing opportunity to help businesses turn new movers into lifelong customers. This program will deliver a standalone mail piece personally addressed to each new household in Buncombe and Henderson County containing valuable offers and information from participating local businesses. Additionally, participating businesses will also receive a brand new list of new mover information each month enabling follow up correspondence with new prospects or further targeting of specific neighborhoods. Learn more about how you can connect with new potential customers by clicking here.


  • Park Ridge Health is excited to announce Dr. Matthew Mahar is joining Park Ridge Health Primary Care at its South Asheville location. Dr. Mahar has been caring for families in Western North Carolina for nearly 20 years. He has a deep foundation in whole-person care that began in his teen years, when he saw the attention doctors and nurses paid to his father’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs during his battle with colon cancer.


  • Friday Staffing is looking for a Milling and Lathe Machine Operator, Laborer, Medical Collecotr, Material Handler, Dishwasher, Warehouse Worker, Order Puller, and Coldform Operator. For more information, call Angela Paskus at 828-684-8700 or go to
  • Katie Vie, owner of local anointing oil line and educational center river island apothecary, is thrilled to announce the debut of her new online school by celebrating a community partnership with YWCA Asheville. Enrollment for the river island apothecary online school is open now. The year-long course, The Mystical Year, closes enrollment December 31st. Visit www.riverislandapothecary for more information.


  • Spherion Staffing & Recruiting of Asheville presented its Community Give Back Donation to A-B Tech’s RAMP Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship which supports students enrolled in the Engineering and Applied Technology programs. Spherion Asheville franchise owner, Molly Gaffney-Keebler selected A-B Tech’s RAMP Scholarship as this year’s donation recipient due to the commitment the program has to helping students develop a successful manufacturing career path. The local Spherion office is the very first staffing company to give the RAMP scholarship.


  • As further proof of the continued energy surrounding the development of Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD), Riverview Station and The Foundation have teamed up to form a vibrant region they’ve dubbed “RAD South.” Riverview Station is a well-established collection of artist studios that has been a favorite shopping destination for locals and tourists alike for years, with galleries, open working studios, a café and educational arts venues. The Foundation is an up-and-coming region of warehouses that are currently being converted into studios, shops, restaurants, breweries, wineries and more. To kick off the partnership between Riverview Station and Foundation, the group will host a Holiday Market on December 8 from 10AM-8PM.


  • Mountain Area Health Education Center was recently awarded more than $179,000 over three years by the NC Department of Health and Human Services to continue to provide lactation training for healthcare providers in the state’s 16 westernmost counties. As the designated Region 1 Lactation Training Center, MAHEC assures that WNC families participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) have routine and ready access to evidence-based lactation training and continuing education.