This Week’s Business Buzz: 5/24/19

May 28, 2019

The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts welcomes Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective as its new company in residence. Avadim is proud to announce a record-breaking first quarter, and The Holiday Inn, Asheville received the 2018 Torchbearer Award as well as the Kemmons Wilson Spirit of Family Award. 


  • Avadim announced first quarter 2019 record-breaking net revenue results. For the quarter ended March 31, 2019, Avadim generated unaudited consolidated net revenue of $9.6 million as compared to net revenue of $4.7 million for Q1 2018, an increase of 104.3%.
  • The Holiday Inn Asheville, NC East received the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) 2018 Torchbearer Award as well as the Kemmons Wilson Spirit of Family Award (the “Kemmie”) at the worldwide International Hotel Group (IHG) ® conference held in Las Vegas May 13-16, 2019. The “Kemmie” Award is presented annually to only one Holiday Inn hotel in the world. After a full renovation to Holiday Inn’s new H-4 design the hotel received their first Torchbearer Award in 2017. Winning this award for two consecutive years was certainly an honor for the owners and employees of the hotel.


  • The Flat Rock Park and Recreation Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the official dedication and public celebration of the Maybank-Rhett Nature Center will take place on Saturday, June 8th at 11:00 am.  All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.


  • Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is now accepting inquiries for the use of its two newest performance spaces, the Tina McGuire Theatre and the Henry LaBrun Studio. These two spaces will be open and available for community use beginning September 2019. The Wortham Center will comprise the existing Diana Wortham Theatre, the new Tina McGuire Theatre and the new Henry LaBrun Studio.


  • Willow Place for Women welcomes a new Clinical Director, Dr. Lisa Walker. Dr. Walker is a licensed psychologist having earned a doctoral degree from the American School of Professional Psychology in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Prior to attaining a doctoral degree Dr. Walker earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Masters of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
  • AdventHealth Hendersonville is excited to announce it has named Krystin Littleton, BSN, RN as the new Director of AdventHealth Home Care Western North Carolina. Littleton brings a diverse experience base to AdventHealth that includes patient care, leadership and quality process improvement.


  • 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.


  • The AdventHealth Hendersonville Foundation is excited to announce it has been awarded a $13,000 grant from the Perry Rudnick Fund through the Community Foundation of Henderson County to help support the efforts of the Western North Carolina Falls Prevention Coalition-Henderson County Chapter and its initiatives for Fall Prevention for Older Adults aged 65 and above.
  • YMCA of WNC, Asheville City Schools, and Buncombe County Schools are once again joining forces to give children ages 2-18 access to healthy, nutritious meals every weekday during the summer break. The goal of the federally funded Summer Meals Program is to reduce childhood hunger when school is out and free/reduced lunches aren’t available.


  • The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce its partnership with new company in residence, Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective. The local nonprofit theatre company will begin its residency in September 2019, kicking off its 2019/2020 Season at the Tina McGuire Theatre, the Wortham Center’s new black-box venue with comfortable, convertible seating options for 80-100 people.