This Week’s Business Buzz: 7/23/18

July 23, 2018

Avadim Technologies is pleased to announce record-breaking net revenue results. Several businesses, including HomeTrust Bank and The Van Winkle Law Firm have exciting new hires. And Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours—Asheville’s largest paddleboard operator– is donating 1% of their profits to For The Planet.


  • Avadim Technologies, Inc., announced today record-breaking net revenue results. For the three months ended June 30, 2018, Avadim generated consolidated unaudited record net revenue of approximately $7,100,000 as compared to net revenue of $2,100,000 for the same quarter of 2017, an increase of 238%.


  • The Board of the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association (NCIHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Blake Butler as Executive Director. Butler, a partner in Adapt Public Relations in Asheville, will fill the duties on a part-time basis until the end of the year and then transition to full-time beginning January 1, 2019.
  • HomeTrust Bank has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Bridgers as Senior Vice President/Director of Marketing. Bridgers will be responsible for all marketing activities, including directing strategic marketing planning and execution of initiatives to drive customer acquisition and retention.
  • The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that attorney Jackson “Jack” Bebber was elected to serve on the NC Bar Association Litigation Section Council during the Litigation Section’s Annual Meeting on June 22nd.  Bebber will serve for a three-year term.
  • Park Ridge Health Orthopedics is excited to announce the arrival of Mazor X™ Robotic Technology in its Spine Center of Excellence. They are the first in the region to offer this technology which allows its surgeons to deliver accurate and precise results for patients.


  • Friday Staffing is looking for a Bilingual Administrative Assistant, Inspector, Wiring Technician, Prep Shop Tech, Coldform Operator, Machine Operator, Order Puller, and Furnace Operator. For more information, call Angela Paskus at 828-684-8700 or go to


  • In their continuing efforts to give back to the environment, Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours—Asheville’s largest paddleboard operator—has made a commitment through 1% For The Planet to donate at least 1% of annual sales to environmental non-profits.