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 Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.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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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
COVID-19 GRANTS One Buncombe Grant Fund
Feb 24 all-day
Online w/ Mountain BizWorks

One Buncombe Launches Monday

Attention “Gig” Workers!  This grant program will support COVID-19 affected Buncombe County-based small businesses re-open and rehire Living Wage employees. It is designed to support businesses who have had a hard time accessing relief grant capital and will prioritize funding people of color-owned, woman-owned, and sole-proprietor businesses.

The mission of the grant funds is to support COVID-19 affected Buncombe County-based small businesses in their ability to re-open and rehire employees.

The One Buncombe Grant Fund helps small for-profit businesses reopen and rehire staff through grants. Please note that funds are limited and not all who apply will be awarded. The eligible grant amount will be based on firm size:

  • Up to $2,500 for solopreneurs or single-member organizations
  • Up to $5,000 for firms with up to 25 full-time equivalent employees
  • Program Timeline

    • February 8: The application window opens
      • All applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered equally. There is no benefit to rushing an application.
    • February 8: Self-scheduled one-on-one application assistance opens
    • February 9:The first webinar will take place at 2 pm
    • February 11:The second webinar will take place at 9:30 am
    • February 26: Technical support around submitting your application will conclude at 5 pm
    • February 28: The application window closes at 11:59 pm
Thursday, February 25, 2021
ASAP’s 2021 Virtual Business of Farming Conference
Feb 25 all-day
Online w/ ASAP

ASAP’s annual Business of Farming Conference, held virtually in 2021, brings together professional and aspiring farmers from across the Southeast to network and share resources to build viable farm businesses. Farmers will learn about marketing, business planning, branding, and management from regional experts and innovative peers. Within the virtual format, attendees will have the opportunity to meet, connect, and form supportive relationships. The popular Grower-Buyer Meeting, a chance for farmers to meet directly with grocers, distributors, and chefs to discuss sourcing, will return in virtual form as well. The conference is designed for beginning and established farmers as well as those seriously considering farming as a profession. Find out more at asapconnections.org/events/business-of-farming-conference.

COVID-19 GRANTS One Buncombe Grant Fund
Feb 25 all-day
Online w/ Mountain BizWorks

One Buncombe Launches Monday

Attention “Gig” Workers!  This grant program will support COVID-19 affected Buncombe County-based small businesses re-open and rehire Living Wage employees. It is designed to support businesses who have had a hard time accessing relief grant capital and will prioritize funding people of color-owned, woman-owned, and sole-proprietor businesses.

The mission of the grant funds is to support COVID-19 affected Buncombe County-based small businesses in their ability to re-open and rehire employees.

The One Buncombe Grant Fund helps small for-profit businesses reopen and rehire staff through grants. Please note that funds are limited and not all who apply will be awarded. The eligible grant amount will be based on firm size:

  • Up to $2,500 for solopreneurs or single-member organizations
  • Up to $5,000 for firms with up to 25 full-time equivalent employees
  • Program Timeline

    • February 8: The application window opens
      • All applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered equally. There is no benefit to rushing an application.
    • February 8: Self-scheduled one-on-one application assistance opens
    • February 9:The first webinar will take place at 2 pm
    • February 11:The second webinar will take place at 9:30 am
    • February 26: Technical support around submitting your application will conclude at 5 pm
    • February 28: The application window closes at 11:59 pm
Professional Networking Group for Veterans
Feb 25 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
Professional Networking Group for Veterans
Based on member interest, we are exploring adding a new Professional Networking Group specifically for veterans. Our Professional Networking Groups are dedicated member professionals who gather weekly to develop relationships, learn about each member’s business, and share leads and business ideas. Only one representative per industry is permitted.

For this group, participants would be a business that is veteran-owned or someone in a management position attending who is a veteran.

If interested, please contact Member Development Specialist Jessica Kanupp at [email protected] for more information. 

Free Counseling and Business Support at Blue Ridge Community College
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online w/ Blue Ridge Community College
Nominations for the 14th Annual ATHENA Leadership Award Now Open
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online/ Henderson Chamber of Commerce
The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and Pardee UNC Health Care, along with Morris Broadband and Judy Stroud – State Farm Insurance, are pleased to announce the 14th Annual ATHENA Award of Henderson County in memory of Vanessa, Y. Mintz. Nominations are now open for the 2021 ATHENA award, which will be presented at the Professional Women’s Luncheon, tentatively scheduled for May, to an exemplary leader who has achieved excellence in their business or profession, served the community in a meaningful way, and, most importantly, actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential.
ATHENA International is a women’s leadership organization that supports, develops, and honors women leaders through the programs it administers. Vanessa Y. Mintz brought the ATHENA award to Henderson County in 2008 and she embodied the values underlying ATHENA International’s philosophy of incorporating the talent and expertise of women into the leadership of our businesses, our communities, and our government. This program is facilitated locally by the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce as a licensed ATHENA host organization.
Nominations are sought throughout the community. Recipients are selected by a diverse group of out-of-town professional judges, based on ATHENA leadership criteria. Those interested in nominating should plan to tell their compelling story as if to a stranger. The deadline for nomination is Friday, April 2 at 5:00 pm. For more information, contact the Chamber at 828-692-1413
Business After Hours: Update from the Henderson County Health Department.
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Online w/ Henderson County Chamber

Your Chance to Build Great Connections – You Don’t Want to Miss This Event! Business After Hours is the Chamber’s premier networking event and the best chance for you to make valuable connections to build your business – all while having a great time! This event will be hosted virtually and will feature an update from the Henderson County Health Department.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. The meeting will be hosted through the Zoom platform and meeting login information will be sent via confirmation email.
Friday, February 26, 2021
ASAP’s 2021 Virtual Business of Farming Conference
Feb 26 all-day
Online w/ ASAP

ASAP’s annual Business of Farming Conference, held virtually in 2021, brings together professional and aspiring farmers from across the Southeast to network and share resources to build viable farm businesses. Farmers will learn about marketing, business planning, branding, and management from regional experts and innovative peers. Within the virtual format, attendees will have the opportunity to meet, connect, and form supportive relationships. The popular Grower-Buyer Meeting, a chance for farmers to meet directly with grocers, distributors, and chefs to discuss sourcing, will return in virtual form as well. The conference is designed for beginning and established farmers as well as those seriously considering farming as a profession. Find out more at asapconnections.org/events/business-of-farming-conference.

COVID-19 GRANTS One Buncombe Grant Fund
Feb 26 all-day
Online w/ Mountain BizWorks

One Buncombe Launches Monday

Attention “Gig” Workers!  This grant program will support COVID-19 affected Buncombe County-based small businesses re-open and rehire Living Wage employees. It is designed to support businesses who have had a hard time accessing relief grant capital and will prioritize funding people of color-owned, woman-owned, and sole-proprietor businesses.

The mission of the grant funds is to support COVID-19 affected Buncombe County-based small businesses in their ability to re-open and rehire employees.

The One Buncombe Grant Fund helps small for-profit businesses reopen and rehire staff through grants. Please note that funds are limited and not all who apply will be awarded. The eligible grant amount will be based on firm size:

  • Up to $2,500 for solopreneurs or single-member organizations
  • Up to $5,000 for firms with up to 25 full-time equivalent employees
  • Program Timeline

    • February 8: The application window opens
      • All applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered equally. There is no benefit to rushing an application.
    • February 8: Self-scheduled one-on-one application assistance opens
    • February 9:The first webinar will take place at 2 pm
    • February 11:The second webinar will take place at 9:30 am
    • February 26: Technical support around submitting your application will conclude at 5 pm
    • February 28: The application window closes at 11:59 pm
Professional Networking Group for Veterans
Feb 26 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
Professional Networking Group for Veterans
Based on member interest, we are exploring adding a new Professional Networking Group specifically for veterans. Our Professional Networking Groups are dedicated member professionals who gather weekly to develop relationships, learn about each member’s business, and share leads and business ideas. Only one representative per industry is permitted.

For this group, participants would be a business that is veteran-owned or someone in a management position attending who is a veteran.

If interested, please contact Member Development Specialist Jessica Kanupp at [email protected] for more information. 

Free Counseling and Business Support at Blue Ridge Community College
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online w/ Blue Ridge Community College
Nominations for the 14th Annual ATHENA Leadership Award Now Open
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online/ Henderson Chamber of Commerce
The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and Pardee UNC Health Care, along with Morris Broadband and Judy Stroud – State Farm Insurance, are pleased to announce the 14th Annual ATHENA Award of Henderson County in memory of Vanessa, Y. Mintz. Nominations are now open for the 2021 ATHENA award, which will be presented at the Professional Women’s Luncheon, tentatively scheduled for May, to an exemplary leader who has achieved excellence in their business or profession, served the community in a meaningful way, and, most importantly, actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential.
ATHENA International is a women’s leadership organization that supports, develops, and honors women leaders through the programs it administers. Vanessa Y. Mintz brought the ATHENA award to Henderson County in 2008 and she embodied the values underlying ATHENA International’s philosophy of incorporating the talent and expertise of women into the leadership of our businesses, our communities, and our government. This program is facilitated locally by the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce as a licensed ATHENA host organization.
Nominations are sought throughout the community. Recipients are selected by a diverse group of out-of-town professional judges, based on ATHENA leadership criteria. Those interested in nominating should plan to tell their compelling story as if to a stranger. The deadline for nomination is Friday, April 2 at 5:00 pm. For more information, contact the Chamber at 828-692-1413
Saturday, February 27, 2021
ASAP’s 2021 Virtual Business of Farming Conference
Feb 27 all-day
Online w/ ASAP

ASAP’s annual Business of Farming Conference, held virtually in 2021, brings together professional and aspiring farmers from across the Southeast to network and share resources to build viable farm businesses. Farmers will learn about marketing, business planning, branding, and management from regional experts and innovative peers. Within the virtual format, attendees will have the opportunity to meet, connect, and form supportive relationships. The popular Grower-Buyer Meeting, a chance for farmers to meet directly with grocers, distributors, and chefs to discuss sourcing, will return in virtual form as well. The conference is designed for beginning and established farmers as well as those seriously considering farming as a profession. Find out more at asapconnections.org/events/business-of-farming-conference.

COVID-19 GRANTS One Buncombe Grant Fund
Feb 27 all-day
Online w/ Mountain BizWorks

One Buncombe Launches Monday

Attention “Gig” Workers!  This grant program will support COVID-19 affected Buncombe County-based small businesses re-open and rehire Living Wage employees. It is designed to support businesses who have had a hard time accessing relief grant capital and will prioritize funding people of color-owned, woman-owned, and sole-proprietor businesses.

The mission of the grant funds is to support COVID-19 affected Buncombe County-based small businesses in their ability to re-open and rehire employees.

The One Buncombe Grant Fund helps small for-profit businesses reopen and rehire staff through grants. Please note that funds are limited and not all who apply will be awarded. The eligible grant amount will be based on firm size:

  • Up to $2,500 for solopreneurs or single-member organizations
  • Up to $5,000 for firms with up to 25 full-time equivalent employees
  • Program Timeline

    • February 8: The application window opens
      • All applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered equally. There is no benefit to rushing an application.
    • February 8: Self-scheduled one-on-one application assistance opens
    • February 9:The first webinar will take place at 2 pm
    • February 11:The second webinar will take place at 9:30 am
    • February 26: Technical support around submitting your application will conclude at 5 pm
    • February 28: The application window closes at 11:59 pm
Professional Networking Group for Veterans
Feb 27 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
Professional Networking Group for Veterans
Based on member interest, we are exploring adding a new Professional Networking Group specifically for veterans. Our Professional Networking Groups are dedicated member professionals who gather weekly to develop relationships, learn about each member’s business, and share leads and business ideas. Only one representative per industry is permitted.

For this group, participants would be a business that is veteran-owned or someone in a management position attending who is a veteran.

If interested, please contact Member Development Specialist Jessica Kanupp at [email protected] for more information. 

Sunday, February 28, 2021
COVID-19 GRANTS One Buncombe Grant Fund
Feb 28 all-day
Online w/ Mountain BizWorks

One Buncombe Launches Monday

Attention “Gig” Workers!  This grant program will support COVID-19 affected Buncombe County-based small businesses re-open and rehire Living Wage employees. It is designed to support businesses who have had a hard time accessing relief grant capital and will prioritize funding people of color-owned, woman-owned, and sole-proprietor businesses.

The mission of the grant funds is to support COVID-19 affected Buncombe County-based small businesses in their ability to re-open and rehire employees.

The One Buncombe Grant Fund helps small for-profit businesses reopen and rehire staff through grants. Please note that funds are limited and not all who apply will be awarded. The eligible grant amount will be based on firm size:

  • Up to $2,500 for solopreneurs or single-member organizations
  • Up to $5,000 for firms with up to 25 full-time equivalent employees
  • Program Timeline

    • February 8: The application window opens
      • All applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered equally. There is no benefit to rushing an application.
    • February 8: Self-scheduled one-on-one application assistance opens
    • February 9:The first webinar will take place at 2 pm
    • February 11:The second webinar will take place at 9:30 am
    • February 26: Technical support around submitting your application will conclude at 5 pm
    • February 28: The application window closes at 11:59 pm
Monday, March 1, 2021
Free Counseling and Business Support at Blue Ridge Community College
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online w/ Blue Ridge Community College
Nominations for the 14th Annual ATHENA Leadership Award Now Open
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online/ Henderson Chamber of Commerce
The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and Pardee UNC Health Care, along with Morris Broadband and Judy Stroud – State Farm Insurance, are pleased to announce the 14th Annual ATHENA Award of Henderson County in memory of Vanessa, Y. Mintz. Nominations are now open for the 2021 ATHENA award, which will be presented at the Professional Women’s Luncheon, tentatively scheduled for May, to an exemplary leader who has achieved excellence in their business or profession, served the community in a meaningful way, and, most importantly, actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential.
ATHENA International is a women’s leadership organization that supports, develops, and honors women leaders through the programs it administers. Vanessa Y. Mintz brought the ATHENA award to Henderson County in 2008 and she embodied the values underlying ATHENA International’s philosophy of incorporating the talent and expertise of women into the leadership of our businesses, our communities, and our government. This program is facilitated locally by the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce as a licensed ATHENA host organization.
Nominations are sought throughout the community. Recipients are selected by a diverse group of out-of-town professional judges, based on ATHENA leadership criteria. Those interested in nominating should plan to tell their compelling story as if to a stranger. The deadline for nomination is Friday, April 2 at 5:00 pm. For more information, contact the Chamber at 828-692-1413
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Free Counseling and Business Support at Blue Ridge Community College
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online w/ Blue Ridge Community College
Nominations for the 14th Annual ATHENA Leadership Award Now Open
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online/ Henderson Chamber of Commerce
The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and Pardee UNC Health Care, along with Morris Broadband and Judy Stroud – State Farm Insurance, are pleased to announce the 14th Annual ATHENA Award of Henderson County in memory of Vanessa, Y. Mintz. Nominations are now open for the 2021 ATHENA award, which will be presented at the Professional Women’s Luncheon, tentatively scheduled for May, to an exemplary leader who has achieved excellence in their business or profession, served the community in a meaningful way, and, most importantly, actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential.
ATHENA International is a women’s leadership organization that supports, develops, and honors women leaders through the programs it administers. Vanessa Y. Mintz brought the ATHENA award to Henderson County in 2008 and she embodied the values underlying ATHENA International’s philosophy of incorporating the talent and expertise of women into the leadership of our businesses, our communities, and our government. This program is facilitated locally by the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce as a licensed ATHENA host organization.
Nominations are sought throughout the community. Recipients are selected by a diverse group of out-of-town professional judges, based on ATHENA leadership criteria. Those interested in nominating should plan to tell their compelling story as if to a stranger. The deadline for nomination is Friday, April 2 at 5:00 pm. For more information, contact the Chamber at 828-692-1413