Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021
The Henderson County Education Foundation: Food for Thought
Jan 21 all-day
Henderson NC
Henderson County Education Foundation’s 6th Annual Food for Thought Event Gives Back to Area Restaurants
The Henderson County Education Foundation will host its sixth-annual Food for Thought event January 18 through January 24. The community is invited to dine-in or take-out at local, participating establishments that have participated in the annual event over the past six years or are newcomers to the Hendersonville food scene.
This year, Food for Thought: Covid Edition, is shifting the focus. Historically, restaurant partners have donated a portion of sales back to HCEF, but because the pandemic has greatly affected the restaurant industry, HCEF is not asking for donations from the restaurants.
“We wanted to encourage our community to patronize the restaurants that have faithfully supported us in the past,” says Summer Stipe, Executive Director of HCEF. “We know the industry is hurting, and we wanted to help them while also giving folks the ability to donate and support local public education. When customers dine-in or take-out at the participating restaurants, they can also give to HCEF by either putting donations in the designated donation jar, texting FOOD4THOUGHT to 44321, or making a donation on our website, www.hcefnc.org/food.”
The week will benefit both businesses and the Foundation with a large selection of participating restaurants; many taking part in the event for the sixth year in a row. Eating establishments participating in the event include: 2nd Act Coffee, Alykat Deli, Appalachian Coffee Company, Arabella Breakfast and Brunch, Blue Sky Café, Bold Rock Cidery, Dry Falls Brewing Company, Flat Rock Village Bakery, Fletcher Village Bakery, Hannah Flanagan’s, HenDough Chicken & Donuts, Honey + Salt, Janitzio Mexican Restaurant, Mike’s on Main, Oklawaha Brewing, Postero, Southern Appalachian Brewery, Three Chopt, West First Wood-Fired, Whit’s Frozen Custard, and Zen Hen.
Many participating restaurants are fellow Chamber Members, we encourage you to pick your favorite and show them some support!

 

Friday, January 22, 2021
The Henderson County Education Foundation: Food for Thought
Jan 22 all-day
Henderson NC
Henderson County Education Foundation’s 6th Annual Food for Thought Event Gives Back to Area Restaurants
The Henderson County Education Foundation will host its sixth-annual Food for Thought event January 18 through January 24. The community is invited to dine-in or take-out at local, participating establishments that have participated in the annual event over the past six years or are newcomers to the Hendersonville food scene.
This year, Food for Thought: Covid Edition, is shifting the focus. Historically, restaurant partners have donated a portion of sales back to HCEF, but because the pandemic has greatly affected the restaurant industry, HCEF is not asking for donations from the restaurants.
“We wanted to encourage our community to patronize the restaurants that have faithfully supported us in the past,” says Summer Stipe, Executive Director of HCEF. “We know the industry is hurting, and we wanted to help them while also giving folks the ability to donate and support local public education. When customers dine-in or take-out at the participating restaurants, they can also give to HCEF by either putting donations in the designated donation jar, texting FOOD4THOUGHT to 44321, or making a donation on our website, www.hcefnc.org/food.”
The week will benefit both businesses and the Foundation with a large selection of participating restaurants; many taking part in the event for the sixth year in a row. Eating establishments participating in the event include: 2nd Act Coffee, Alykat Deli, Appalachian Coffee Company, Arabella Breakfast and Brunch, Blue Sky Café, Bold Rock Cidery, Dry Falls Brewing Company, Flat Rock Village Bakery, Fletcher Village Bakery, Hannah Flanagan’s, HenDough Chicken & Donuts, Honey + Salt, Janitzio Mexican Restaurant, Mike’s on Main, Oklawaha Brewing, Postero, Southern Appalachian Brewery, Three Chopt, West First Wood-Fired, Whit’s Frozen Custard, and Zen Hen.
Many participating restaurants are fellow Chamber Members, we encourage you to pick your favorite and show them some support!

 

Saturday, January 23, 2021
Registration Opens for ASAP’s 2021 Business of Farming Virtual Conference
Jan 23 all-day
Online w/ ASAP

The conference will offer more than a dozen workshops led by farmers and regional professionals, including several that address the continued effects of COVID-19 on the industry, such as Direct Marketing in the Time of COVID, Optimizing Your Online Store, and Planning for Meat Sales in 2021. The conference also includes a business planning track in collaboration with Mountain BizWorks. The popular Grower-Buyer Meeting will return in a virtual format, giving farmers the chance to meet individually with grocers, distributors, and chefs. Farmers can receive one-on-one support on legal, recordkeeping, marketing, and production planning issues.

The Henderson County Education Foundation: Food for Thought
Jan 23 all-day
Henderson NC
Henderson County Education Foundation’s 6th Annual Food for Thought Event Gives Back to Area Restaurants
The Henderson County Education Foundation will host its sixth-annual Food for Thought event January 18 through January 24. The community is invited to dine-in or take-out at local, participating establishments that have participated in the annual event over the past six years or are newcomers to the Hendersonville food scene.
This year, Food for Thought: Covid Edition, is shifting the focus. Historically, restaurant partners have donated a portion of sales back to HCEF, but because the pandemic has greatly affected the restaurant industry, HCEF is not asking for donations from the restaurants.
“We wanted to encourage our community to patronize the restaurants that have faithfully supported us in the past,” says Summer Stipe, Executive Director of HCEF. “We know the industry is hurting, and we wanted to help them while also giving folks the ability to donate and support local public education. When customers dine-in or take-out at the participating restaurants, they can also give to HCEF by either putting donations in the designated donation jar, texting FOOD4THOUGHT to 44321, or making a donation on our website, www.hcefnc.org/food.”
The week will benefit both businesses and the Foundation with a large selection of participating restaurants; many taking part in the event for the sixth year in a row. Eating establishments participating in the event include: 2nd Act Coffee, Alykat Deli, Appalachian Coffee Company, Arabella Breakfast and Brunch, Blue Sky Café, Bold Rock Cidery, Dry Falls Brewing Company, Flat Rock Village Bakery, Fletcher Village Bakery, Hannah Flanagan’s, HenDough Chicken & Donuts, Honey + Salt, Janitzio Mexican Restaurant, Mike’s on Main, Oklawaha Brewing, Postero, Southern Appalachian Brewery, Three Chopt, West First Wood-Fired, Whit’s Frozen Custard, and Zen Hen.
Many participating restaurants are fellow Chamber Members, we encourage you to pick your favorite and show them some support!

 

Fairy Hair at Style Encore Asheville Grand Opening
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Style Encore

You’re invited to our Grand Opening Celebration, January 21th-24th! Our Grand Opening will be your first chance to shop all the amazing items we’ve got in the store!
The celebration goes all weekend long, so mark yourself as “Going” on this event and share with your friends! Look forward to our daily raffles for NEW designer handbags, including MICHAEL KORS, KATE SPADE and COACH! Check out our event schedule below:
Thursday, January 21st
🎉Ribbon Cutting at 10am
🎉The first 25 people in line will get a $25 Style Encore gift card and a Style Encore Shopping Tote with coupons from Local partners
🎉*Pre owned* Tory Burch Giveaway announced Live on FB @ 12pm
🎉$100 SE Gift Card for in-store raffle announced live on FB @ 2pm
🎉Raffle: COACH crossbody (NEW)
🎉Enter Raffle for $200 SE Shopping Spree – Announced Live on FB at 5pm Sunday
Friday, January 22nd
🎉The first 25 people in line will get a Style Encore Shopping Tote with coupons from Local partners
🎉Fairy Kim will be here to give complimentary Fairy Hair to all customers 2pm – 5pm
🎉Raffle: KATE SPADE shoulder bag (NEW)
🎉Enter Raffle for $200 SE Shopping Spree – Announced Live on FB at 5pm Sunday
Saturday, January 23rd
🎉The first 25 people in line will get a Style Encore Shopping Tote with coupons from Local partners
🎉Fairy Kim will be here to give complimentary Fairy Hair to all customers 2pm – 5pm
🎉Raffle: COACH satchel (NEW)
🎉Enter Raffle for $200 SE Shopping Spree – Announced Live on FB at 5pm Sunday
Sunday, January 24th
🎉Double Point Sunday – Earn Double Points in your Customer Loyalty account for every $10 you buy from or sell to us.
🎉The first 25 people in line will get a Style Encore Shopping Tote with coupons from Local partners
🎉Raffle: MICHAEL KORS shoulder bag (NEW)
🎉Enter Raffle for $200 SE Shopping Spree – Announced Live on FB at 5pm
Stay tuned for more event details. We will update our event listing as soon as we confirm all the fun!
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Registration Opens for ASAP’s 2021 Business of Farming Virtual Conference
Jan 24 all-day
Online w/ ASAP

The conference will offer more than a dozen workshops led by farmers and regional professionals, including several that address the continued effects of COVID-19 on the industry, such as Direct Marketing in the Time of COVID, Optimizing Your Online Store, and Planning for Meat Sales in 2021. The conference also includes a business planning track in collaboration with Mountain BizWorks. The popular Grower-Buyer Meeting will return in a virtual format, giving farmers the chance to meet individually with grocers, distributors, and chefs. Farmers can receive one-on-one support on legal, recordkeeping, marketing, and production planning issues.

The Henderson County Education Foundation: Food for Thought
Jan 24 all-day
Henderson NC
Henderson County Education Foundation’s 6th Annual Food for Thought Event Gives Back to Area Restaurants
The Henderson County Education Foundation will host its sixth-annual Food for Thought event January 18 through January 24. The community is invited to dine-in or take-out at local, participating establishments that have participated in the annual event over the past six years or are newcomers to the Hendersonville food scene.
This year, Food for Thought: Covid Edition, is shifting the focus. Historically, restaurant partners have donated a portion of sales back to HCEF, but because the pandemic has greatly affected the restaurant industry, HCEF is not asking for donations from the restaurants.
“We wanted to encourage our community to patronize the restaurants that have faithfully supported us in the past,” says Summer Stipe, Executive Director of HCEF. “We know the industry is hurting, and we wanted to help them while also giving folks the ability to donate and support local public education. When customers dine-in or take-out at the participating restaurants, they can also give to HCEF by either putting donations in the designated donation jar, texting FOOD4THOUGHT to 44321, or making a donation on our website, www.hcefnc.org/food.”
The week will benefit both businesses and the Foundation with a large selection of participating restaurants; many taking part in the event for the sixth year in a row. Eating establishments participating in the event include: 2nd Act Coffee, Alykat Deli, Appalachian Coffee Company, Arabella Breakfast and Brunch, Blue Sky Café, Bold Rock Cidery, Dry Falls Brewing Company, Flat Rock Village Bakery, Fletcher Village Bakery, Hannah Flanagan’s, HenDough Chicken & Donuts, Honey + Salt, Janitzio Mexican Restaurant, Mike’s on Main, Oklawaha Brewing, Postero, Southern Appalachian Brewery, Three Chopt, West First Wood-Fired, Whit’s Frozen Custard, and Zen Hen.
Many participating restaurants are fellow Chamber Members, we encourage you to pick your favorite and show them some support!

 

Fairy Hair at Style Encore Asheville Grand Opening
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Style Encore

You’re invited to our Grand Opening Celebration, January 21th-24th! Our Grand Opening will be your first chance to shop all the amazing items we’ve got in the store!
The celebration goes all weekend long, so mark yourself as “Going” on this event and share with your friends! Look forward to our daily raffles for NEW designer handbags, including MICHAEL KORS, KATE SPADE and COACH! Check out our event schedule below:
Thursday, January 21st
🎉Ribbon Cutting at 10am
🎉The first 25 people in line will get a $25 Style Encore gift card and a Style Encore Shopping Tote with coupons from Local partners
🎉*Pre owned* Tory Burch Giveaway announced Live on FB @ 12pm
🎉$100 SE Gift Card for in-store raffle announced live on FB @ 2pm
🎉Raffle: COACH crossbody (NEW)
🎉Enter Raffle for $200 SE Shopping Spree – Announced Live on FB at 5pm Sunday
Friday, January 22nd
🎉The first 25 people in line will get a Style Encore Shopping Tote with coupons from Local partners
🎉Fairy Kim will be here to give complimentary Fairy Hair to all customers 2pm – 5pm
🎉Raffle: KATE SPADE shoulder bag (NEW)
🎉Enter Raffle for $200 SE Shopping Spree – Announced Live on FB at 5pm Sunday
Saturday, January 23rd
🎉The first 25 people in line will get a Style Encore Shopping Tote with coupons from Local partners
🎉Fairy Kim will be here to give complimentary Fairy Hair to all customers 2pm – 5pm
🎉Raffle: COACH satchel (NEW)
🎉Enter Raffle for $200 SE Shopping Spree – Announced Live on FB at 5pm Sunday
Sunday, January 24th
🎉Double Point Sunday – Earn Double Points in your Customer Loyalty account for every $10 you buy from or sell to us.
🎉The first 25 people in line will get a Style Encore Shopping Tote with coupons from Local partners
🎉Raffle: MICHAEL KORS shoulder bag (NEW)
🎉Enter Raffle for $200 SE Shopping Spree – Announced Live on FB at 5pm
Stay tuned for more event details. We will update our event listing as soon as we confirm all the fun!
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
How to Sell Products Using Amazon + Etsy
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online w/ Blue Ridge Community College

No cost due to sponsor support

With the e-commerce world in a full court press, online marketplaces like Amazon and Etsy could be the perfect place to offer your products. In this session we will explore the basics of each platform, the pros and cons, basics of setup, costs, and requirements. And finally we will look at what steps to take to get started.

This webinar may be converted into an in-person seminar, pursuant to state recommendations. Attendees will be notified by email if the class type is changed.


Speaker(s): Aaron Wesley Means

Co-Sponsor(s): Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce

Webinar info will be emailed after registration.

Researching Opportunity + Risk Webinar
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Online w/ Blue Ridge Community College

No cost due to sponsor support

Learn key factors that will influence your business concept. As part of the environmental scan, attendees will discover how to analyze social, industry, market, and firm level trends. Perform simple SWOT, TOWS, and break-even analysis.

Welcome to the Small Business Center (SBC) located at Blue Ridge Community College, part of the Small Business Center Network (SBCN). Blue Ridge Community College Campuses and the SBC are located in Flat Rock and Brevard, North Carolina.

SBCN is comprised of 58 Small Business Centers throughout North Carolina, that supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of local training, counseling, and resource information.

Local SBC training, confidential counseling, and resource information is offered at no cost due to funding from the State of North Carolina.
Services provided by the Small Business Center can be customized to suit your specific business needs.

Each week we offer a program on starting and growing a business to answer all your question about requirements and resources offered  through the federal, state, region, county, and local cities.

Empower Hour Women-centric Virtual Networking
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Online
ATHENA of Henderson County presents a unique and informal networking opportunity designed to inspire and connect women. Connection feels more important now than ever so we are proud to offer this virtual networking opportunity. The discussion will be lead by Past ATHENA Award Recipient, Roxanna Pepper. Join us and get inspired to have your best year and achieve your goals!
How to Find Your Customers
Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Online w/ Blue Ridge Community College

No cost due to sponsor support

Market research isn’t just for startups; it’s an important ongoing process for every small business. Developing a focused and effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business, find the competition and potential customers interested in your proposed product or service.

This webinar may be converted into an in-person seminar, pursuant to state recommendations. Attendees will be notified by email if the class type is changed.


Speaker(s): Gary Heisey

Co-Sponsor(s): Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce

Webinar info will be emailed after registration

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Registration Opens for ASAP’s 2021 Business of Farming Virtual Conference
Jan 27 all-day
Online w/ ASAP

The conference will offer more than a dozen workshops led by farmers and regional professionals, including several that address the continued effects of COVID-19 on the industry, such as Direct Marketing in the Time of COVID, Optimizing Your Online Store, and Planning for Meat Sales in 2021. The conference also includes a business planning track in collaboration with Mountain BizWorks. The popular Grower-Buyer Meeting will return in a virtual format, giving farmers the chance to meet individually with grocers, distributors, and chefs. Farmers can receive one-on-one support on legal, recordkeeping, marketing, and production planning issues.

The 2021 Winter Buzz Breakfast Series: Removal of Confederate Monuments
Jan 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Online
2021 Winter Buzz Breakfast Series

The 2021 Winter Buzz Breakfast series, hosted by Leadership Asheville and the Asheville Area Arts Council, focuses on Equity in Creative Placemaking. This approach uses arts strategies to involve those that live, work, and play in a community a role in the urban design process.

Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 Winter Buzz Breakfast series is The Van Winkle Law Firm. Additional funding for this series was provided by Explore Asheville and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Note: Make sure to fill out your profile when registering! The event room opens at 8:30 am for networking before each presentation.

Mitch Landrieu

MITCH LANDRIEU

January 27 | 8:30 am

The series begins with a look at the removal of Confederate Monuments with special guest Mitch Landrieu, former Mayor of New Orleans, and author of In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History. The presentation concludes with a Q&A period moderated by Darin Waters of the Waters & Harvey Show and Aisha Adams of The Asheville View.

Build Your Business with Facebook
Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Online w/ Blue Ridge Community College

No cost due to sponsor support

Facebook is the largest and most prolific social media channel out there with over 2 billion users. So, how to best leverage it for your business or nonprofit? In this session we will cover all the most important basics for 2020 and beyond:

  • How to position your brand on Facebook
  • Best practices for a successful Facebook business page
  • What type of content to post/share to get the most engagement
  • What type of content Facebook favors which increases your visibility
  • When to post, how often, and how to tag for more engagement
  • How to leverage Reviews
  • A quick starting look into boosting/paid ads
  • Live Q&A

Speaker(s): Aaron Wesley Means

Co-Sponsor(s): Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce

Webinar info will be emailed after registration

Saturday, January 30, 2021
Registration Opens for ASAP’s 2021 Business of Farming Virtual Conference
Jan 30 all-day
Online w/ ASAP

The conference will offer more than a dozen workshops led by farmers and regional professionals, including several that address the continued effects of COVID-19 on the industry, such as Direct Marketing in the Time of COVID, Optimizing Your Online Store, and Planning for Meat Sales in 2021. The conference also includes a business planning track in collaboration with Mountain BizWorks. The popular Grower-Buyer Meeting will return in a virtual format, giving farmers the chance to meet individually with grocers, distributors, and chefs. Farmers can receive one-on-one support on legal, recordkeeping, marketing, and production planning issues.

Sunday, January 31, 2021
Registration Opens for ASAP’s 2021 Business of Farming Virtual Conference
Jan 31 all-day
Online w/ ASAP

The conference will offer more than a dozen workshops led by farmers and regional professionals, including several that address the continued effects of COVID-19 on the industry, such as Direct Marketing in the Time of COVID, Optimizing Your Online Store, and Planning for Meat Sales in 2021. The conference also includes a business planning track in collaboration with Mountain BizWorks. The popular Grower-Buyer Meeting will return in a virtual format, giving farmers the chance to meet individually with grocers, distributors, and chefs. Farmers can receive one-on-one support on legal, recordkeeping, marketing, and production planning issues.

Monday, February 1, 2021
Registration Opens for ASAP’s 2021 Business of Farming Virtual Conference
Feb 1 all-day
Online w/ ASAP

The conference will offer more than a dozen workshops led by farmers and regional professionals, including several that address the continued effects of COVID-19 on the industry, such as Direct Marketing in the Time of COVID, Optimizing Your Online Store, and Planning for Meat Sales in 2021. The conference also includes a business planning track in collaboration with Mountain BizWorks. The popular Grower-Buyer Meeting will return in a virtual format, giving farmers the chance to meet individually with grocers, distributors, and chefs. Farmers can receive one-on-one support on legal, recordkeeping, marketing, and production planning issues.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Registration Opens for ASAP’s 2021 Business of Farming Virtual Conference
Feb 2 all-day
Online w/ ASAP

The conference will offer more than a dozen workshops led by farmers and regional professionals, including several that address the continued effects of COVID-19 on the industry, such as Direct Marketing in the Time of COVID, Optimizing Your Online Store, and Planning for Meat Sales in 2021. The conference also includes a business planning track in collaboration with Mountain BizWorks. The popular Grower-Buyer Meeting will return in a virtual format, giving farmers the chance to meet individually with grocers, distributors, and chefs. Farmers can receive one-on-one support on legal, recordkeeping, marketing, and production planning issues.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Modeling Your Business
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Online w/ Blue Ridge Community College

Welcome to the Small Business Center (SBC) located at Blue Ridge Community College, part of the Small Business Center Network (SBCN). Blue Ridge Community College Campuses and the SBC are located in Flat Rock and Brevard, North Carolina.

SBCN is comprised of 58 Small Business Centers throughout North Carolina, that supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of local training, counseling, and resource information.

Local SBC training, confidential counseling, and resource information is offered at no cost due to funding from the State of North Carolina.
Services provided by the Small Business Center can be customized to suit your specific business needs.

Each week we offer a program on starting and growing a business to answer all your question about requirements and resources offered  through the federal, state, region, county, and local cities.

No cost due to sponsor support

Your business model is the backbone of your venture and is critical to its sustainability. Build a Business Model Canvas and define your key partners, activities, and resources. You’ll contrast these to your customer segments, channels, and relationships, thereby creating your Unique Value Proposition. Underpinned with cost structure and revenue streams, this core model will ensure your business’ future success.