|Entrepreneurs on show at culmination of two-year mentor program|
Venture Asheville’s Elevate inaugural Demo Day showcased the culmination
of more than two years of work at Venture Asheville and allowed over
150 guests the opportunity to hear pitches from 14 startups that have
advanced through the Elevate entrepreneurship program over the past
Collectively, the 14 companies that pitched, represent the emerging
pipeline of Asheville deal flow and gave attendees first-hand access and
insight into Asheville’s emerging high-growth economy.
Venture Asheville is the Asheville Chamber's high-growth
entrepreneurship initiative. Elevate is a service provided by Venture
Asheville as part of our strategy to systematically strengthen and
support high-growth ventures in the Asheville area and enables startup
entrepreneurs to simultaneously navigate the practical, day-to-day
challenges of building great companies and develop their skills as
effective managers, leaders and CEOs.
|Partnership with Haywood Chamber to strengthen economic opportunities for both communities|
Asheville Area Chamber has been approached by the Haywood County
Chamber about our serving as consultants for economic development.|
The proposal, approved by the Chamber board of directors on Tuesday,
would add Haywood County properties to our portfolio of available sites
and buildings as our economic development team meets with site selectors
and corporate decision makers.
We see this as a win-win. The future for both communities is brighter
when we partner together. Haywood will benefit from the infrastructure
we have already established for economic development recruitment, and
the additional funding will provide more marketing resources for our
economic development team, for instance, expanded site selector
relationships and marketing venues. In addition, the vibrancy of
Asheville and Buncombe County’s economy rely upon the strength of the
region and the workforce it provides. Fully 40% of our workforce is
derived from counties surrounding Asheville.
An added benefit is that a relationship of this nature positions
Buncombe and Haywood as leaders in the state in demonstrating the power
of rural and urban areas working together.
Details are to be worked out before the end of the year when we expect the contract to be in place.
Mountain Xpress article on partnership
Smoky Mountain News article
|Small Business of the Month: Physio Physical Therapy|
Small Business of the Month Physio Physical Therapy and Wellness was
founded in 2012 by Chris and his wife Lara with the goal of providing
the Asheville community access to revolutionary treatments from the best
providers. The group offers physical therapy, massage and medically
developed weight loss program.
“When you are in pain and don’t want to have to go through the healing
process, we are there to support and guide you, yet offer revolutionary
techniques to speed up the healing process,” Taylor said.
Read more about how Chris's experience as a patient influenced how Physio provides care
|Advertising opportunities in Livability Magazine |
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Your advertisement will also be featured in the digital version of the magazine.
As an advertiser, you’ll have the opportunity to secure a space on
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|Get informed then GO VOTE - City Council candidate survey|
is important for business people to be engaged in local politics. We
encourage you to be informed and to vote in the upcoming election. To
see where City Council candidates stand on issues of importance to the
business community, review our 2017 Candidate Survey|
|5:30-7 p.m. | White Labs Asheville Kitchen & Tap, 172 S Charlotte St, Asheville | Details|
|Ribbon Cutting for Security Camera Warehouse|
|4:00 p.m. | 11 Richland St., Asheville, NC 28806 | Details|
|Ribbon Cutting for Batton Clayworks|
|4:00 p.m. | 349 Kenilworth Rd., Asheville, NC 28805 | Details|
|Economic Summit Asheville|
|Smart Series: Cyber Security in the Workplace|
|Ribbon Cutting for Ferguson Family YMCA|
|4:00 p.m. | 31 Westridge Marketplace, Candler, NC 28715 | Details|
|Ribbon Cutting for Spa Theology|
|4:30 p.m. | 53 College St., Asheville, NC 28801 | Details|
|8:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Crowne Plaza Expo Center | 1 Resort Dr., Asheville | Details & Register|
|Asheville Restaurant Week Kickoff|
|Asheville Restaurant Week|