This Week’s Business Buzz: 12/18/18

December 18, 2018

Congrats to Mars Hill University history professor David Gilbert on his Grammy nomination. In other news, Carolina Day School has announced that Dr. John Daves will become the new principal of its upper school. Also, for every “Holiday Beer” purchased at Archetype Brewing, the brewery will donate winter clothing items to ABCCM


  • A Mars Hill University history professor is among the nominees for the 61st annual Grammy Awards. David Gilbert is nominated in the category of Best Album Notes for the album “The Product of Our Souls: The Sound And Sway Of James Reese Europe’s Society Orchestra.” The album is a companion to Gilbert’s book “The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Music Marketplace.” The Product of Our Souls is one of six albums nominated in the category.
  • Also, Mars Hill University swimmer Lorna Doorman will represent Zimbabwe at the World Short Course Swimming Championships held in Hangzhou, China from December 11-16.


  • Mars Hill University on Wednesday played its first athletics event on what is now called the David Riggins Court. The university renamed the playing surface in Stanford Arena in honor of Riggins, who is retiring at the end of the year following a 32-year career as a basketball coach and athletics director. Riggins Court is home to the university’s Mountain Lions basketball and volleyball teams. Wednesday’s men’s basketball game christened the court in fine fashion, as the Lions defeated Erskine College, 87-65.
  • Now through 1/9/18, switch to U.S. Cellular and get the latest phones FREE. Visit in store for further details. Located across the street from Walgreens.
  • Fermented Nonsense Brewing will be releasing a beer inspired by Will Ferrell’s character in the movie “Elf” called “World’s Best Cup of Coffee” at Craft Centric just in time for Christmas Movie Trivia on Tuesday, December 18th at 7:30pm. It was a collaborative effort between the brewery and Tuesday trivia hosts Dale & Lane.
  • Park Ridge Health (which will soon be AdventHealth), in partnership with Safelight, Hope & Healing for Families, and The Free Clinics (TFC) are excited to announce they have been awarded a $730,000 Duke Endowment Grant to help fund the Phoenix Project, a new model of care for survivors of trauma.


  • Carolina Day School (CDS) announced that, after a national search, Dr. John Daves will become the new principal of its upper school for grades 9-12. Daves, who will join CDS on July 1, 2019, succeeds Peggy Daniels, retiring at the end of the 2018-19 academic year after 34 years in education.


  • Friday Staffing is looking for a Milling and Lathe Machine Operator, Laborer, Medical Collector, Material Handler, Dishwasher, Warehouse Worker, Order Puller, and Coldform Operator. For more information, call Angela Paskus at 828-684-8700 or go to
  • Are you a registered nurse with less than one year of experience? Or will you graduate from a nursing program by May 2019? Mission Health invites you to learn more about our New Graduate RN Residency Program at an Open House on Monday, January 14 from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. The event will be hosted at Mission Health’s Cancer Center at 21 Hospital Drive in Asheville.


  • This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a group of local students is seeking to engage and inspire the Asheville community with the Reverend Dr. King’s enduring works. On Monday, January 21, Asheville School and BeLoved Asheville hosted a recitation competition open to all area students in grades 6 – 12. During the competition, participants are invited to perform accurate and engaging reenactments of some of the Reverend Dr. King’s most famous and important speeches.
  • Archetype Brewing’s Beacham’s Curve taproom in West Asheville has more to offer this season than its warm & spacious environment with award winning Belgian inspired beers – including a recently released “Holiday Beer”. This year, every time a customer purchases one of their branded winter clothing items, Archetype Brewing will donate an in-kind winter item of clothing to ABCCM to keep locals warm this season.