This Week’s Business Buzz: 6/29/18

July 2, 2018


  • Roberts & Stevens law firm partner Jacqueline D. Grant has been confirmed as president of the North Carolina Bar Association. The NCBA is a statewide organization comprising more than 20,000 lawyers, paralegals, and law students. Grant was inaugurated on Saturday, June 23, at the 2018 NCBA Annual Meeting in Wilmington.


  • Worley & Peltz, PLLC has moved to 42 Orchard Street!  Worley & Peltz, PLLC, a commercial and residential real estate, estate planning, bankruptcy, and corporate law firm has moved to 42 Orchard Street in downtown Asheville.  Feel free to come by and take a look at their 1925 house that has been lovingly restored.
  • Avadim Life Sciences Inc. (“Avadim”), the Bionome TherapiesTM life sciences company, announced today its first over the counter (OTC) drug, Theraworx® Relief, is now the fastest growing brand in national drug chains over brands including Icy Hot, Biofreeze, Aspercreme, Ben-Gay and Blue Emu.
  • For the seventh consecutive year, the Asheville Habitat ReStore at 31 Meadow Road near Biltmore Village is encouraging residents to show off their creativity and talent for a chance to win in the ReStore ReUse Contest. Garden shed, artist studio, chicken coop…tree house, playhouse, tiny house…if you recently built a structure like this using predominantly reused building materials, Habitat wants to know. The contest runs July 1-August 31 and submissions must be sent electronically. Information and entry form will be available on starting July 1st.
  • Pardee UNC Health Care announced today three new members of its 15-person board of directors: Vivian A. Bolanos, market manager for Asheville Savings Bank; Brian Cavagnini, senior director of operations for axles at Meritor; and James “Jimmy” Chandler, a retired vice president of operating services at Compaq Computers. Bolanos, Cavagnini and Chandler will fill seats left vacant by Peggy Judkins, Bill Moyer and Bill Smith, who have completed their terms. The new board members began their term on June 1 and will serve for three years through 2021.


  • A new partnership between Gardner-Webb University and Charlotte Fire Department will help develop a stronger pool of fire service candidates, according to officials who signed an agreement at Charlotte Fire Department headquarters on June 26. As part of the “Career Readiness Project,” Gardner-Webb will provide multi-phased support to firefighter candidates participating in the annual Charlotte Fire Department written entrance exam.


  • Friday Staffing is looking for a Prep Shop Tech, Coldform Operator, Machine Operator, Finishing Operator, Order Puller, and Furnace Operator. For more information, call Angela Paskus at 828-684-8700 or go to
  • North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Group is looking for an Insurance Agent. One of the state’s top insurance sales teams is seeking key individuals to train as professional career agents. This is a great opportunity for qualified applicants. Call Kyle Henson at 828-665-1600 or email at NC Farm Bureau of Buncombe Co.
  • North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Group is looking for a Customer Service Representative. Applicant must be able to perform a variety of general office duties to include, but not limited to, answering telephones, record and distribute messages, take payments as well as, file and maintain customer records, and operate a personal computer for the purpose of data entry, word processing, spreadsheets, email and internet. Contact Kyle Henson @ 828-665-1600 or
  • Eaton Corp will be hosting a job fair on-site, June 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. targeting entry level Assembler II opportunities. This will be an open house style job fair and interviews will be conducted in order of arrival.


  • Mission Health is making college more affordable for 30 minority high school seniors and college students from western North Carolina who are pursuing careers in healthcare. For the 2018-2019 school year, each of these students will receive $2,000-$2,350 through the Kesha Young Health Careers Scholarship program.