This Week’s Business Buzz: 9/20/19

September 23, 2019

Congrats to the Givens Communities for obtaining the highest-level credential from SAGECare, Platinum Level.


  • Givens Communities, a collection of non-profit senior living communities in Western North Carolina, strives to be an inclusive environment for both residents and team members. To further understanding of personal relationships, Givens team members embarked on a three-month journey to train on LGBT Cultural Competency through SAGECare. They are excited to announce that they have obtained the highest-level credential from SAGECare, Platinum Level.
  • Living Roofs, Inc., received an award for best Multi-Unit Residential Green Roof in North America. This is for a project designed and installed at the Garage Apartments here in Asheville.. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) will be presenting Living Roofs, Inc. the award at the Grey to Green Conference in Washington, DC on October 28.


  • AdventHealth Hendersonville is excited to announce that Cassidy Ford, PA-C is now part of the AdventHealth care team at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Black Mountain*, formerly known as Parkway Medical Group Black Mountain.
  • As the new Wortham Center’s inaugural Artist In Residence, Shana Tucker’s Asheville presence begins on September 27 with a professional business development workshop for performing artists, Minding Your Business: Independent Artists as Creative Entrepreneurs, in the Wortham Center’s Henry LaBrun Studio. The following morning on September 28 offers an intimate, hike-out acoustic performance in nature and culinary experience at Hickory Nut Gap Farm.
  • Mountain BizWorks and Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC today announced the 10 companies participating in the inaugural Waypoint Accelerator program, which launches tomorrow and continues through March 2020. Waypoint Accelerator provides promising new outdoor startups with focused support and resources to help them start, grow and thrive.


  • Friday Services is hiring several positions in the Asheville area including: General Laborer, Environmental Services Aide, Assembly, Machine Operator, Line Inspector, Bank Teller, Material Handler, and many 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.


  • Party for a purpose with Mercy Urgent Care at its annual Mercy for Haiti benefit and art fair, from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11. The fundraising event, held in the Parish Hall at St. Eugene’s Church in north Asheville, will feature both a live and silent auction, delicious hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at
  • Asheville Community Theatre is marking the 60th anniversary of Tanglewood with a reunion on Sunday, October 20. John Haber is expected to attend. Asheville residents and Tanglewood alumnae Stuart Camblos, Gay Coleman, Deborah Lewis-Smith, and DeDe Swift are helping to organize the event. Asheville Community Theatre has set aside a block of tickets for Tanglewood alumni for the 2:30 pm performance of The Wizard of Oz on Sunday, October 20, 2019. To purchase a ticket in the Tanglewood Alumni block, please call the ACT box office at 828-254-1320 and ask for the Tanglewood section for the October 20 matinee performance.