Mompreneur Gathering: Sept. 4, 2015

  Mompreneur Gathering includes a full day of programming for women in business, Sept. 4 Posted on August 13, 2015 by Kat McReynolds Now in its second year, Asheville’s Mompreneur Gathering will take place at Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies on Friday, September 4, from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event celebrates the hard work of female business owners, according to host Emily Breedlove, who has lined up full day of presentations by WNC-based thought leaders. Topics up for discussion include being a fierce leader, prioritizing the chaos, talking about money, tackling your bookkeeping and asking for help. […]

Regional Business Expo: August 12, 2015

  News Release 7/23/15 Regional Business Expo showcases 100+ businesses More than 100 businesses and organizations will exhibit at the first regional Chamber Business Expo on Aug. 12th. The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce have partnered to present the regional Chamber Business Expo on Wednesday, August 12th from 1 – 6 pm at the Expo Center in the WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road in Fletcher. With a focus on B2B, the 2015 Business Expo gives attendees an opportunity to make quality connections with businesses in the area. “The regional Business Expo showcases businesses from Henderson […]

RelyLocal Asheville / Hendersonville Business Networking Lunch August 18, 2015

  RelyLocal Asheville Monthly Networking Lunch for the Asheville / Hendersonville Metro Area – Open to All, no membership required. 11:30am – 1pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. DUE TO GROWING ATTENDANCE, WE PLAN TO START THE PROGRAM BY 11:45AM. – But please come whenever you can, we would love to have you! Average attendance is between 25-35 people each month (we receive RSVP’s from multiple sources so the total you see attending on this event page is not indicative of actual attendance.) Bring business cards / flyers to promote your business, and door prize donations are accepted […]

Aug. 20, 2015: Gather ‘Round the Blue Ridge 2015 — “Homecoming”

  Save the Date: Gather ‘Round the Blue Ridge 2015 — “Homecoming” Date/Time Thursday, August 20, 2015 (All Day) Venue: Crowne Plaza Resort Expo Center Location: Asheville NC Please save August 20, 2015, and join your colleagues and friends at Gather ‘Round the Blue Ridge 2015, the annual meeting of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. The theme this year is “Homecoming,” and our guest speaker is Scott Hamilton, who will be “coming home” from Washington DC be the featured speaker for this event. In 2014, Scott was recruited to serve as the Executive Director of the Appalachian Regional Commission, […]

Green Building Directory Release & Networking Celebration: Sept. 10, 2015

  JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL  Green Building Directory Release & Networking Celebration   Date: September 10th, 2015 Time: 5:30PM-8PM Location: Highland Brewing Co.   You are invited to mingle, eat, drink, network, and meet great local companies from the Green Building Industry.  The community is invited as well as allied members of the Asheville AIA, Local HBAs, Landscape Architects, Realtors, Engineers, & Interior Designers. Meet the members of the WNC Green Building Council and network with over 100 green businesses!  Enjoy music by Asheville Newgrass.   Be a Sponsor: nina@wncgbc.org  or 828.254.1995       The information provided above […]

A Solution to Climate Change that will Grow our Economy: July 8, 2015

  #561, 8 July 2015 Posted in A Solution to Climate Change that will Grow our Economy A Solution to Climate Change that will Grow our Economy Citizens’ Climate Lobby believe that politicians don’t create political will, they respond to it! This international grassroots advocacy organization has worked tirelessly over the past few years focusing on national policies to address climate change. Brad & Steffi, lead organizers for two local CCL chapters, will explain how their proposed solution, called Carbon Fee & Dividend, will work to mitigate carbon emissions as well as grow our economy, jobs, and GDP. If interested […]

Asheville/Hendersonville Business Networking Lunch: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

  Monthly Networking Lunch for the Asheville / Hendersonville Metro Area – Open to All, no membership required. 11:30am – 1pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. DUE TO GROWING ATTENDANCE, WE PLAN TO START THE PROGRAM BY 11:45AM. – But please come whenever you can, we would love to have you! Average attendance is between 25-35 people each month (we receive RSVP’s from multiple sources so the total you see attending on this event page is not indicative of actual attendance.) Bring business cards / flyers to promote your business, and door prize donations are accepted for our […]

Meet the Geeks July 2015 Events

  July Networking Event RSVP on Meetup.com Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 5:30 PM Join local IT professionals for a casual get together. Meet the Geeks gathers the last Wednesday of every odd month. http://meetthegeeks.net/events/ —– IT Happens for Business: How to Build a Website in a Weekend RSVP on Meetup.com Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 4:45 PM Website in a Weekend: How to get a WordPress blog up & running in only 3 days Presented by Chancer Reese This class will lead WordPress newbies through a concise overview of the WordPress installation process and how to plan and publish your site […]

Venture Local Fair 2015 accepting vendor applications through June 30th

  Venture Local Fair 2015 We’re excited to announce that this September Asheville Grown in partnership with the Self Help Credit Union, Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation, Prolific Consulting and Color of Asheville will launch the first annual Venture Local Fair! The mission of the event is to highlight the unique character of Asheville, to drive dialogue around the positive economic impact of thinking locally first and create value driven growth in a way that is dedicated to a triple bottom line. The conference portion will be a ticketed event and will take place on Friday, September 25th from 8:30am – 5:00pm in the […]

Asheville Startup Weekend, August 28-30th, 2015

  PITCH. BUILD. LAUNCH! August 28-30th, 2015 How it works You’ve got 54 hours to launch a new idea STEP 1: Pitch Have that awesome business idea that you just haven’t gotten off the ground? Pitch it at the start of the weekend. Attendees vote for their favorite ideas and teams are formed. The weekend begins! STEP 2: Build Something Real Now that teams have been formed, the real work begins. Start by collaborating with teammates to develop the minimum viable product (MVP). You’ve only got 54 hours. Ready… set… go! STEP 3: Launch! You and your team have worked around the […]