This Week’s Business Buzz: 8/30/19

August 30, 2019

Before we kick off the three-day weekend, a few updates: Leah B. Noel, CPA, PC is hiring a Staff Accountant and CPA. Pisgah Legal Services has appointed Jackie Kiger as its first COO. And the famous Eliada Corn Maze opens on September 14th.


  • Van Winkle Law Firm would like to congratulate attorney Anderson Ellis, who has been named to Biltmore Beacon’s 40 Under Forty Leadership Award list for 2019. Ellis is a member of The Van Winkle Law Firm’s business practice, where he works with small and mid-size businesses on all phases of corporate life, including entity choice, formation, operations, sale/purchase and reorganizations. With a background in litigation, Anderson is adept at handling a variety of issues that may arise for all types of businesses.
  • AdventHealth Hendersonville invites the community to join in congratulating its newest winner of the DAISY Award, Laura Chambers, RN, BSN, CWOCN, CFCN. Laura is part of the care team at AdventHealth Medical Group Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Medical Office Building*. Her clinical skill and dedication to compassionate patient care are consistently noticed by her co-workers and the patients she cares for every day. 


  • Steep Canyon Rangers has shared the results of what is perhaps their most singular musical partnership to date – teaming with Philadelphia soul legends Boyz II Men and their hometown Asheville Symphony to completely overhaul the Rangers’ original “Be Still Moses,” which was first recorded on their 2007 breakout album Lovin’ Pretty Women. Listen to this revamped version of “Be Still Moses” here.
  • The Friends Group of the Historic Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School announce a Grand Public Celebration marking 10 years of rehabilitation and preservation progress on the building that has stood in the Long Ridge Community on the south end of Mars Hill for nearly 100 years. A vestige of the Jim Crow South, the Historic Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School stands as a powerful testament to Madison County’s African American heritage. The school was built with funds provided by the Julius Rosenwald Fund that were matched by the community and the Madison County Public School District.


  • Leah B.Noel, CPA, PC is hiring an experienced, motivated CPA to maintain relationships with its established clients as well as networking to obtain new ones. The firm is also looking to hire a Staff Accountant who has experience with all manners of accounting practices from tax to audit and forensic accounting. Qualified candidates should contact
  • Pisgah Legal Services’ Board of Directors has appointed Managing Attorney Jackie Kiger as the organization’s first Chief Operations Officer. This newly created position will support the structure of the organization, be a resource for staff and lead the organization in innovative ways to continue to meet the demand for its services.
  • AdventHealth Hendersonville is excited to announce it has named Lisa Gundersen as its new Clinical Operations Director of Cancer Services. Gunderson is moving into this role from her position as Clinical Manager of the AdventHealth Hematology Oncology Infusion Services Hendersonville. She has been part of the AdventHealth care team as a Surgical Nurse, Cancer Service Charge Nurse and Clinical Manager since 2008.


  • Panera Bread is now hiring smiling faces for its new Asheville Cafe on Peaks Center Drive. They offer flexible schedules, a fun work environment, meal discounts and many opportunities for advancement. Apply at or Text Ali at 336-250-7750. 
  • Friday Services is hiring several positions in the Asheville area including: General Laborer, Microbiologist Assistant, Composites Technician, Order Picker, Production Tech, Sander, Welder 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 Saturday, September 14th, Western North Carolina’s largest non-profit Corn Maze and fall event will open to the public. All money raised from the 6-week event benefits Eliada’s vast continuum of care for children and youth 0-25 years old. For more information, visit