This Week’s Business Buzz: 7/19/19

July 19, 2019

Big things happening over at Givens Estate — the 215-acre life plan community has announced a $42M expansion. In other news, Mercy Urgent Care is offering free tick removal kits at each of its seven Western North Carolina locations and Asheville School has hosted another successful App Development Camp.


  • Pardee UNC Health Care announced July 15th that Jeremey Moses, PA-C, a certified physician assistant, has moved to Pardee Adult and Family Medicine in Laurel Park, located at 1824 Pisgah Drive, and is accepting new patients. Moses has been with Pardee since 2015 and previously practiced at Pardee Urgent Care. Pardee Adult and Family Medicine provides comprehensive primary care services, including internal medicine and family medicine, for people of all ages. The practice is currently offering same-day appointments.
  • Asheville School’s summer App Development Camp is officially in session, and this year’s 27 campers are excited to become fluent in Apple’s Swift programming language by the end of the week. Campers arrived on Monday from as nearby as Asheville and as far as Chicago, Illinois. Over the course of the week, they will learn how to imagine, design and bring to life apps for Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad.
  • Pardee UNC Health Care emergency medicine physician Greg McCarty, M.D., joined peers from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to meet with local and state legislators on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to advocate for improvements in mental health services and solutions to surprise billing. Dr. McCarty met with Congressman Patrick McHenry, Congressman Mark Meadows, Senator Thom Tillis and their aides to advocate for the “Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act,” which was introduced into Congress on May 3, 2019.
  • This summer, Mercy Urgent Care is offering free tick removal kits at each of its seven Western North Carolina locations. Hiking season has officially begun in the mountains, and that means an uptick of tick bite (and tickborne disease) cases across the region. To help arm residents and visitors against these tiny-but-serious pests, Mercy will be offering one free tick removal kit per family while supplies last at each of its seven urgent care locations in West, East and South Asheville, Weaverville, Brevard, Burnsville and Columbus.
  • Givens Estates, Asheville’s 215-acre Life Plan Community, announced a $42 million expansion and redevelopment meant to enhance the senior living campus. The project, slated to break ground in February of 2020, includes two new residential living buildings with 80 one-and two-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 897-1,349 square feet, as well as additions and renovations to dining areas and the wellness center.


  • Four-Seasons– Summertime in WNC is associated with many festivals and events where families and friends can gather to experience and appreciate all that our area has to offer. One such festival is rapidly approaching –  Folkmoot Festival 2019 ( festival will run from July 18th through July 28th featuring dance troupes from the Bahamas, Colombia, Hungary, Romania, Egypt, The Cherokee Nation, and the United States that will be performing traditional dances and sharing various aspects of their culture with communities throughout WNC. But there is much more!


  • Friday Services is hiring several positions in the Asheville area including: General Laborer, Paint Liner, Prep Shop Technician, Wiring Technician, Shipping Clerk, Janitorial/ Laborer, Chemistry Lab Tech, Composites Technician, Shipping Associate, Warehouse Associate, Welder, Line Inspector, Microbiologist, Environmental Services Aide, 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.