This Week’s Business Buzz: 9/27/19

September 30, 2019

Congrats to Mars Hill University on their major new addition to their athletics facility!


  • Mars Hill University will dedicate a major new addition to its athletics facilities on Friday, September 27, 2019. The Jo Ellen Ammons Field House opened for the fall sports season, and university officials will hold a dedication ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. The Mountain Lion Marching Band, Cosmo the mascot, and the university’s spirit teams will join student-athletes, coaches, and dignitaries for the event on the back patio of the facility. A reception will follow, along with self-guided tours. Rain location is the Cappiello Athletic Training Facility, on the first floor of the field house.
  • Madison County Criminal Justice Student Receives Scholarship and Assistantship Jonathan Eatmon, a Mars Hill University graduate with a degree in sociology, is the first recipient of an award which is allowing him to pursue graduate studies at the university. The Blackwell Endowed Scholarship and Assistantship for Criminal Justice is enabling the Madison County resident to work toward his Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (M.A.C.J.) degree.
  • Avadim Health, Inc. (“Avadim”), a health and wellness company, today announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with School Health Corporation (“School Health”), one of the nation’s largest distributor of products and services to the 90,000 primary, secondary and collegiate schools, for the promotion of Theraworx Protect. Theraworx Protect’s hygiene solution is a clinically proven and published innovation that is used by over a million patients annually and has already made its debut in several school districts.


  • Let your light shine at the next Asheville Affiliates party, benefiting The SPARC Foundation’s work to create safer communities and healthier families. SPARC After Dark is the final Affiliates’ benefit party of the season and promises to fill the autumn evening with high-energy music, tasty local food and drinks, and spectacular raffle packages. Tickets are just $25 in advance and include drinks, food, and live entertainment on Thursday, October 3, from 6-9 p.m. on the banks of the French Broad River at The Boat House at Smoky Park Supper Club (350 Riverside Drive in Asheville’s River Arts District).
  • The five voices of Nobuntu shine from the stage when the group performs on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. An all-female a cappella quintet, Nobuntu translates to “mother of kindness” or “mother of humanity” in celebration of the African philosophy ubuntu, which values humanity’s compassion and connectedness. The group’s voices echo with power and intensity, emanating pure joy while embodying the spirit of the artists’ Zimbabwe home.
  • Sola Salon Studios, the locally owned and operated home to multiple independent beauty salons, hosts a public open house on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at its South Asheville location at 1636 Hendersonville Road. Visitors are invited to drop in between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to meet the salon owners, visit their unique studios, learn about the services that each business offers, collect beauty product giveaways, and enter free raffles for a variety of the luxury hair, skin, permanent makeup, and lash services offered by Sola’s salon owners.
  • Over hundreds or thousands of years, cultures across the globe have developed their own ways of working with basic materials such as clay, fiber, and metal. This global nature of craft is brought to light in a new exhibition at the Penland Gallery in Mitchell County, which presents a brilliant exploration of traditional Japanese metalworking as it is practiced today. The show, titled Tradition of Excellence: Japanese Techniques in Contemporary Metal Arts, runs through November 17 with an opening reception on Saturday, October 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.


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