This Week’s Business Buzz: 5/10/19

May 10, 2019

AdventHealth has struck up two key partnerships this week. The Quality Inn in Black Mountain has won the Choice’s Hotel Guest Satisfaction Award. And Lenoir-Rhyne University celebrates the graduation of more than 550 degrees.


  • Congratulations to The Quality Inn in Black Mountain on winning the Choice Hotel’s 2019 Guest Satisfaction Award. The hotel is the only one in the area that has received this honor.
  • This week, Lenoir-Rhyne University will celebrate student achievement and success at commencement activities on its three campuses in Hickory and Asheville, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina. University President Dr. Fred Whitt and University Provost Dr. Gary Johnson, among other faculty and staff, will celebrate the graduates’ accomplishments and confer more than 550 degrees for bachelor’s and master’s candidates.


  • The North Carolina Arboretum, a 434-acre public garden located minutes from downtown Asheville and adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway, will transform into a canvas full of color and creativity as part of its 2019 Covered in Color summer celebration. From May 25 – September 2, visitors will experience the broad spectrum of color found in flowers and foliage while learning about color theory and design through floral displays, art, creative landscapes, and guided programs.


  • Rick Baker, Mars Hill University’s longtime sports information director and assistant athletic director, has been named director of athletics. He has served as interim athletic director for several months and will assume the director’s duties on a permanent basis on June 1.
  • AdventHealth Hendersonville is excited to share that its physician Steven Hauser, MD, MPH is joining AdventHealth Medical Group Hospitalists at Hendersonville to care for patients during their time in its hospital. Dr. Hauser has been caring for patients in outpatient clinical locations since 2014. As a hospitalist, Dr. Hauser will focus his whole-person care on the unique medical needs of patient during a hospital stay.


    • Silver-Line Plastics, in Asheville, is seeking an Inside Sales Coordinator.  This position will serve as the primary liaison between the sales and operations team; actively working with territory managers to support sales goals, and provide administrative support.  Position requires strong customer service and computer skills with ERP software a definite plus. Coordinator will assist in retail account management that includes but not limited to, consignment inventory logistics, customer pricing and inventory calls.  Interested applicants should send their resume to
    • Asheville Habitat for Humanity is looking for a Home Repair Project Supervisor, Communications Associate, ReStore Manager and AmeriCorps members for the 2019-2020 season. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to To learn about AmeriCorps positions and how to apply visit:
    • Friday Services is hiring several positions in the Asheville area including: Assembly, Machine Operator, Material Handler, Warehouse Laborer, Sorter, Order Picker, General Office, Data Entry, 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.


  • On May 21, 2019, the Mountain Area Health Education Center will host the 9th Annual HOPE Banquet benefitting the Minority Medical Mentoring Program. All proceeds from banquet will support scholarships for underrepresented Asheville City and Buncombe County high school students who are interested in pursuing advanced-level healthcare careers. MMMP is a partnership between MAHEC and the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement, Western Carolina Medical Society, and Mission Health. More info at


  • GE Aviation and AB-Tech made it on WLOS this week for their partnership that focuses on developing the local workforce for manufacturing work. View it here.
  • AdventHealth and Wake Forest Baptist Health have signed a letter of intent, entering into exclusive discussions to expand services at AdventHealth Hendersonville, provide Wake Forest Baptist physicians to help staff specific specialty services at AdventHealth Hendersonville and offer both patients and employers access to the clinical, wellness and academic resources of Wake Forest Baptist.
  • Capstone Health Alliance is proud to announce Adventist HealthCare is the newest health system to join the alliance. Founded in 1907, Adventist HealthCare is the first, largest and only health system headquartered in Montgomery County, MD with over 430 licensed beds. The system operates nationally accredited facilities including two acute-care hospitals and a rehabilitation hospital, as well as offering mental health services, home health agencies, physician networks, urgent care centers and imaging centers.