This Week’s Business Buzz: 4/5/19

April 5, 2019

Exciting news from our non-profit sectors this week. The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is opening up a weddings and events venue at its community farm. Buncombe Partnership for Children has received a $400k grant to develop the early childhood education workforce. And thanks to a $60k grant from Duke Energy, Asheville Community Yoga was recently able to install solar power.


  • OneWhoServes, Inc. Business Technology Services just celebrated 19 years of business on April 1st, 2019. What began as a “one man shop” has risen up to a full service Business Technology Services company employing only senior level Systems Engineers to assist its clientele. Founded by Gordon Walton, the company focuses on taking exceptionally good care of its clients.


  • The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, WNC and East Tennessee’s non-profit land trust for 45 years, has now opened up a weddings and events venue at its Community Farm! Weddings and events at the farm will directly benefit the Southern Appalachian Highland Conservancy’s conservation, education programs and our efforts to safeguard important habitat, clean water, farmland and places to play. Learn more here.
  • Sean Jarman, a Licensed Professional Counselor at JumpStart Counseling and Neurofeedback, is excited to announce a new office with WNC Holistic Center on S French Broad Avenue. He has also added LENS Neurofeedback, a great new additional that allows for faster healing without medication. Jarman has been treating adults and couples for over 25 years for depression, anxiety, trauma, panic, abuse and addiction.
  • Pardee UNC Health Care surgeon Thomas Eisenhauer, M.D., FACS, has been reappointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control. City of Hendersonville Mayor Barbara Volk officiated the reappointment of Dr. Eisenhauer at an informal ceremony at the Pardee Cancer Center on Monday, April 1.


  • To address North Carolina’s need for elementary teachers, Gardner-Webb University is launching a new program beginning in Fall Semester 2019. Under the guidance of Dr. Prince Bull, dean of the School of Education, GWU is introducing “TA 2 Teacher” for qualified teacher assistants. This program is offered fully online, and includes a scholarship and other unique features for adult learners.


  • Thanks to a $60,000 grant from Duke Energy Progress, Asheville Community Yoga recently installed solar power. The solar power will sustain the 8,300 square-foot space, which includes Zen & Now, a pre-loved clothing shop; three studio spaces and two Healing Arts rooms; and Karma Café, a new restaurant opened by the nonprofit organization.


  • The Haute Route, which will be held in Asheville on May 17-19 and is sponsored by the Asheville Buncombe Sports Commission, is looking for volunteers to be course marshals, bike valets, packet stuffers, and more. If you are interested in this opportunity, visit
  • Pardee UNC Health Care is accepting applications for its 2019 Junior Volunteer Program now through Thursday, April 11. The 2019 summer session begins at orientation on Wednesday, June 19, or Tuesday, June 25, and continues through Friday, Aug. 9. Applicants must complete the application form found online at
  • Friday Staffing is looking for a Distribution Associate, Welder, Coating Operator, Production Tech, Assembly Tech, Warehouse Laborer, Office Administrator, Paint Tech, and Shipping Tech. For more information, email Michelle Fann at or go to


  • On Saturday, April 13, 2019 the Zöe Dental Team will be hosting its Sixth Annual Dentistry From The Heart Event! Dentistry from the Heart provides free dental services for an entire day to the community. Each patient will have the choice of a filling, extraction or a cleaning and we encourage patients to arrive early, as they will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Last year, 91 patients were treated and close to $30,000 worth of free dental treatment was provided.
  • For the third year in a row, AdventHealth Hendersonville is partnering with Franklin Covey for its Community Leadership Development Initiative.This year, they will present The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything. This workshop is designed to help people who have leadership roles in their professional and personal lives. Participants in this one-day event will learn skills to increase their personal credibility and practice specific behaviors that create and sustain high-trust work environments and cultures.


  • Buncombe Partnership for Children has received a $400,000 grant from the NCWorks Local Innovation Fund to support the WNC Early Childhood Teacher Workforce Development Program. First piloted in Buncombe County, the program addresses the shortage of early childhood educators in Western North Carolina by recruiting candidates in underserved communities and providing them with education, coaching and substitute teaching placement while they continue their training. The two-year grant will expand the program started in Buncombe County to Henderson, Transylvania and Madison counties.