This Week’s Business Buzz: 3/8/19

March 8, 2019

Mosaix Group has been awarded the 2018 Achievement Award for Best Innovative Event. Compassionate Home Care is changing its name to “Four Seasons Home Care.” And WPVM 103.7FM is excited to announce a partnership with NCServes Western to create a monthly Western Veterans Radio Hour.


  • Mosaix Group, a leader in the field of Event Planning and Destination Management Companies (DMC), has been awarded the 2018 Achievement Award for Best Innovative Event. The Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) announced the winners of the prestigious 2018 Achievement Awards at the ADMEI Awards Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston, Texas. The Achievement Awards winners were chosen by a panel of international judges, selecting their top choice from digital storyboards presented by the finalists in each category.
  • Hendersonville Community Theatre announced winners of the 15th Annual Barnie Awards on March 2 at the Mountain Lodge and Convention Center in Flat Rock to an audience of one hundred actors, volunteers, and members. Henry Styron was honored with the Spotlight Award for outstanding service to HCT, and Leslie Jean Newell was honored with the Lifetime Membership Award, making her an HCT member and giving her free season tickets for her lifetime.


  • Compassionate Home Care, a division of Four Seasons, announced this week a name change to become “Four Seasons Home Care.” Four Seasons acquired Compassionate Home Care in 2016, after the agency had been serving clients in Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk, Swain & Transylvania counties for over 15 years. Four Seasons Home Care is a state-licensed, Joint Commission accredited agency serving clients with the utmost respect, integrity, trust, and positively impacting lives. In addition to the name change, Four Seasons Home Care celebrates the hiring of a new director, Mary Jo Powers. Powers comes to Four Seasons from Homeward Bound in Asheville where she most recently worked as their executive director.
  • Community radio station WPVM 103.7FM — featuring the arts and culture of Asheville — proudly announces its partnership with NCServes Western, a local division of AmericaServes and a new ‘NCServes Western Veterans Radio Hour.” Beginning with its premiere in February, each show is presented live on the first Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. and rebroadcast on subsequent Thursdays at the same time. Each monthly production will present experts in specific fields important to veterans and their families.
  • Pardee Sports Medicine certified athletic trainers will be recognized at an event on Friday, March 15 at 9 a.m. at the Henderson County Historic Courthouse, located at 100 North Main Street. County Commissioner Chairman Grady Hawkins will sign and read a proclamation designating March 15 as Athletic Training Day in Henderson County. The following Pardee representatives will attend the event: Dwayne Durham, director of Pardee Sports Medicine; Dan Hein, administrative director of Pardee Sports Medicine and Orthopedics; Dr. Nathaniel Jablecki, medical director of Pardee Sports Medicine; Johnna Reed, chief administrative officer; and athletic trainers and students from each school Pardee serves.
  • On Friday, the Mountain Area Health Education Center will debut It’s Just a Pill at A-B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium in Asheville. This professionally produced musical takes a creative approach to educating children, their families, and teachers about the risks associated with opioids and substance misuse. The play was written by MAHEC’s Melody Hays, scored by GRAMMY® producer David Ruttenberg, and directed by Bruce Hostetler of the Portland Revels. Following the premiere, the play will tour the eastern part of the state before returning to WNC for performances in Buncombe, Henderson, and Madison counties, reaching 4,000 youth, teachers, and parents across the state. Read full release here.


  • The South College School of Business & Technology has earned accreditation candidate status from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), which determined that the college’s business programs are eligible for review. The college is pursuing IACBE accreditation for the accounting and business administration programs offered at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s levels.
  • Mountain Credit Union now has six certified financial counselors on staff to assist members with their daily financial decisions that will help them achieve financial success. Sarah Steadman, Branch Manager in Candler, NC and Melissa Cameron, Member Service Representative in Fletcher, NC are the two most recent staff members to receive their Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) designation. This certification is obtained through the Credit Union National Association, which is a trade association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions. Other staff with CCUFC designations include: Kim Wagner, Regional Manager in Franklin, NC; Tanya Haskett, Regional Manager in Waynesville, NC; Fadrian Merrell, Loan Officer in Waynesville, NC; and Chris Angel, Business Development Director. Mountain Credit Union plans to continue to add more counselors in the future.


  • RATP Dev USA is hosting two job fairs on Saturday 3/16 & Saturday 3/23 10am-2pm for the ART Asheville Transit System. There will be on the spot interviews and offer for qualified and quality CDL bus operators. Paid training will offer $11.25 an hour and $17.02 an hour after training.  
  • GE Aviation is hiring over a hundred candidates in 2019. Don’t miss this chance to be part of GE Aviation’s success story in Asheville, helping make ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components and shrouds for commercial jet engines. Entry-level positions start at $16.17/hour, with benefits. If interested, please review the GE listing and look for Asheville jobs here.
  • Friday Staffing is looking for a Coating Operator, Packer, Machine Maintenance Apprentice, Collections Rep, Finishing Technician, Culinary Support Consultant, Executive Assistant, Order Picker, and Warehouse Laborer. For more information, call Angela Paskus at 828-684-8700 or go to


  • Each winter, The Omni Grove Park Inn hosts the National Gingerbread House Competition, and half of each parking charge collected during the holiday season is returned to the community in support of various local not-for-profits. Through the Holiday Parking Partners Program, The Omni Grove Park Inn has given over $430,000 to area nonprofits since 2013. On February 7th, The Omni Grove Park Inn held a luncheon for the 2018 Holiday Parking Partners: American Legion Baseball Post No. 70, Asheville City Schools Foundation, Buncombe Partnership for Children, Homeward Bound, Horizons at Carolina Day School, Meals on Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, and the YMCA’s Camp.