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Chamber E-NEWS 9/6/2017
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WomanUP workshop combines inspiration with hands-on network building strategies
On Aug. 31st, WomanUP held a hands-on, deep-dive workshop on how to build a powerful network.
The event brought together over 300 hundred local women professionals and entrepreneurs for networking, leadership training, and connection building exercises. Meridith Elliott Powell gave wonderful guidance and inspiration as she spoke to the sold out room.
View event photo album

Join in: Visit for more on the WomanUP initiative.
Many thanks to our WomanUP sponsors for their support: Park Ridge Health, Webb Investments, WNC Woman, Asheville Citizen-Times, Duke Energy, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, American Red Cross Asheville-Mountain Area Chapter & Signarama.

Small Business of the Month: Appalachian Mountain Adventures Asheville
The first thing you might notice when you meet small business owner Nicholas Wardwell is his heartfelt courteousness. With a genuine smile and "yes, ma'am" or "yes, sir" Nicholas connects with others in the business community, and its easy to see his dedication to serving his guests through his professional transportation business Appalachian Mountain Adventures Asheville.
We are pleased to honor Appalachian Mountain Adventures Asheville as Small Business of the Month.
Read more about how commitment to respect and community guide Wardwell's business mindset.
Member Appreciation Open House
We appreciate YOU, our members and your commitment to the Chamber and Visitor Center! Allow us to say thank you with a Member Appreciation Reception. Plan to join us for a relaxed happy hour in the Visitor Center lobby where you can connect with your business friends and spend time with Chamber staff.
Green Opportunities is creating delicious hors d'oeuvres, and, of course, there will be beer and wine.
Please bring your co-workers and drop in anytime from 4:00 until 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 14th.

Upcoming Events
Sept. 7
September Business After Hours
5:30-7:00p.m. | Hyatt Place Asheville - Downtown, 199 Haywood St., Asheville | Details
Sept. 14
Member Appreciation Open House
4-5:30 p.m. | Asheville Chamber/Asheville Visitor Center, 36 Montford Ave. | Details
Sept. 19
2017 Chamber Classic Golf Tournament
Limited space still available for Afternoon Flight - 2:30 p.m. | The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, Arden, NC 28704 | Details & Registration
Sept. 20
Fall Chamber Orientation
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Chamber Boardroom, 2nd floor, 36 Montford Ave.| Details & Register
Orientation is for newer members, newer employees or anyone who wants to get more engaged and learn more about how to make the most of your membership.
Sept. 21
September Business Before Hours
8:00-9:00 a.m. | Loving Food Resources, 123 Kenilworth Rd., Asheville | Details
Note: This event is Thursday (not the usual Tuesday).
Sept. 22
Railroads & Regional Economic Development Conference
8:00a.m. - 3:30 p.m.| US Cellular Center Banquet Room, 87 Haywood St. | Details & Registration
Save These Dates
Oct. 12
Mega Networking - Fall 2017
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon | Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts, 1009 Patton Ave., Asheville 28806
Registration Link
Oct. 19
Metro Economy Outlook
11:30 a.m. | Celine & Co., On Broadway, 49 Broadway, Asheville 28801
Oct. 24
Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast
8:30 a.m. | The Rhu

Welcome to our newest members!
The District - multi-family housing
Publix Super Markets - Weaverville - grocery store
Community Events

Sept 7 - Hatch Pitch Party
Sept 8 - Event Planning Certificate Program
Sept 12 - New Volunteer Hospice Orientation Training
Sept 13 - ECS Client Appreciation Event at Bier Garden
Sept 13 - Ideation and Validating an Idea Workshop
Sept 14 - Women's Friendship Day Celebration - Spa Night
Sept 14 - Asheville Affiliates Presents - Opening Night at Open Hearts
Sept 14 - Return of the Raptors, presentation with live raptors
Sept 14 - Women's Friendship Day Celebration - Spa Night
Sept 16 - Art in Autumn
Sept 16 - Women's Friendship Day Celebration - Dress Like Edna Day
Sept 16 - North Asheville Food Truck Festival
Sept 16 - Return of the Raptors Hike
Sept 16 - Heritage Weekend
Sept 16 - Men's Breakfast & Tour
Sept 23 - Over The Edge with Council on Aging of Buncombe County
News from Members
JB Media Institute is Giving Away a Lifetime of Digital Marketing Training
The JB Media Institute, a digital marketing training program offering online and in-person classes, is giving away a lifetime of digital marketing training to the winner of its Summer Sweepstakes, including one seat in the JB Media Institute in-person or online training program, lifetime membership in the online learning community, one 90-minute private coaching sessions 4 times per year for 2 years, access to all of the Institute's local bootcamps and workshops for 2 years. Learn more


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King Mackerel and the Blues are running: "Songs and Stories from the Carolina Coast"

Diana Wortham Theatre Mainstage Series opens with The Suffers - Sept. 22nd

Digital marketing & PR certificate now offered by Western Carolina University

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