Looking for things to do in Hendersonville, NC? Whether you’re a local or just passing through we’ve got loads of great tips and events to help you find your perfect adventure.

Saturday, December 3, 2022
Downtown businesses: Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour
Dec 3 all-day
Downtown Asheville
Decorating Your Windows for the Holiday Season? Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour. Plus Share Holiday Happenings
Downtown businesses: Are you decorating your windows for the Holiday Season? Be sure to let us know and we will include you on our Holiday Windows Walking Tour. This is a self-guided tour for people to follow as the stroll Downtown Asheville throughout the holidays.

Also, are you have a holiday sale, event or promotion? We’re happy to share through our social media, newsletters and press releases.

Sunday, December 4, 2022
Downtown businesses: Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour
Dec 4 all-day
Downtown Asheville
Decorating Your Windows for the Holiday Season? Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour. Plus Share Holiday Happenings
Downtown businesses: Are you decorating your windows for the Holiday Season? Be sure to let us know and we will include you on our Holiday Windows Walking Tour. This is a self-guided tour for people to follow as the stroll Downtown Asheville throughout the holidays.

Also, are you have a holiday sale, event or promotion? We’re happy to share through our social media, newsletters and press releases.

Monday, December 5, 2022
Downtown businesses: Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour
Dec 5 all-day
Downtown Asheville
Decorating Your Windows for the Holiday Season? Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour. Plus Share Holiday Happenings
Downtown businesses: Are you decorating your windows for the Holiday Season? Be sure to let us know and we will include you on our Holiday Windows Walking Tour. This is a self-guided tour for people to follow as the stroll Downtown Asheville throughout the holidays.

Also, are you have a holiday sale, event or promotion? We’re happy to share through our social media, newsletters and press releases.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Downtown businesses: Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour
Dec 6 all-day
Downtown Asheville
Decorating Your Windows for the Holiday Season? Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour. Plus Share Holiday Happenings
Downtown businesses: Are you decorating your windows for the Holiday Season? Be sure to let us know and we will include you on our Holiday Windows Walking Tour. This is a self-guided tour for people to follow as the stroll Downtown Asheville throughout the holidays.

Also, are you have a holiday sale, event or promotion? We’re happy to share through our social media, newsletters and press releases.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Downtown businesses: Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour
Dec 7 all-day
Downtown Asheville
Decorating Your Windows for the Holiday Season? Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour. Plus Share Holiday Happenings
Downtown businesses: Are you decorating your windows for the Holiday Season? Be sure to let us know and we will include you on our Holiday Windows Walking Tour. This is a self-guided tour for people to follow as the stroll Downtown Asheville throughout the holidays.

Also, are you have a holiday sale, event or promotion? We’re happy to share through our social media, newsletters and press releases.

Smart Series: ‘Pain to Gain’
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Boardroom

Giving feedback on job performance isn’t easy, especially when it requires sharing information an employee may not want to hear. When managers don’t say what they think, both sides are left with a missed opportunity to improve group performance.

Alternatively, when feedback becomes too harsh or personal, employees can feel discouraged, and may even seek employment elsewhere because they interpret the aggressive tone as a lack of care for their professional development.

Beverly
Jurenko
At our Smart Series on Wednesday, December 7, our speaker Beverly Jurenko will explore how to find the right balance. By using compassion and honesty together, managers can foster substantive conversations about work performance that are more likely to inspire trust and motivation to improve.

Beverly Jurenko, MBA and Founder of Inside Edge Consulting LLC, provides executive, leadership, and career coaching services. Beverly is a graduate of the Academy for Coaching Excellence, and a member of the International Coaching Federation. She has broad international experience in the corporate, startup, and non-profit arenas with expertise in finance, energy, and diversity equity and inclusion.

Thursday, December 8, 2022
Downtown businesses: Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour
Dec 8 all-day
Downtown Asheville
Decorating Your Windows for the Holiday Season? Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour. Plus Share Holiday Happenings
Downtown businesses: Are you decorating your windows for the Holiday Season? Be sure to let us know and we will include you on our Holiday Windows Walking Tour. This is a self-guided tour for people to follow as the stroll Downtown Asheville throughout the holidays.

Also, are you have a holiday sale, event or promotion? We’re happy to share through our social media, newsletters and press releases.

AM Power Hour
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Living Water Church
Enjoy a more productive day by meeting prospective customers at the start of your day. You may find a strong referral source, a new vendor, the perfect client, or simply get a foot in the door for connecting again later at another Chamber event. AM Power Hour is great if you are an early-bird or can’t make our after-hours networking events.
This AM Power hour is Hosted by AdventHealth Hendersonville and The Storehouse.
Friday, December 9, 2022
Downtown businesses: Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour
Dec 9 all-day
Downtown Asheville
Decorating Your Windows for the Holiday Season? Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour. Plus Share Holiday Happenings
Downtown businesses: Are you decorating your windows for the Holiday Season? Be sure to let us know and we will include you on our Holiday Windows Walking Tour. This is a self-guided tour for people to follow as the stroll Downtown Asheville throughout the holidays.

Also, are you have a holiday sale, event or promotion? We’re happy to share through our social media, newsletters and press releases.

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Downtown businesses: Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour
Dec 10 all-day
Downtown Asheville
Decorating Your Windows for the Holiday Season? Join the Holiday Windows Walking Tour. Plus Share Holiday Happenings
Downtown businesses: Are you decorating your windows for the Holiday Season? Be sure to let us know and we will include you on our Holiday Windows Walking Tour. This is a self-guided tour for people to follow as the stroll Downtown Asheville throughout the holidays.

Also, are you have a holiday sale, event or promotion? We’re happy to share through our social media, newsletters and press releases.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
2022 Metro Economy Outlook
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Omni Grove Park Inn

Together, we are more insights.  The Metro Economy Outlook keeps you in-the-know with keynote by economist Dr. Chris Kuehl.

About our speaker:

Dr. Chris Kuehl is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world. He is the chief economist for several national and international organizations – Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, National Association of Credit Management, Finance, Credit and International Business and the Business Information Industry Association. He is also the economic analyst for several state accounting societies – Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Kansas.

Prior to starting Armada in 1999 he was a professor of economics and finance for 15 years – teaching in the US, Hungary, Russia, Estonia, Singapore and Taiwan. He holds advanced degrees in economics, Soviet studies and East Asian studies.

Chris is the author of Business Intelligence Briefs and Executive Intelligence Briefs – both publications from Armada. He is also responsible for the Credit Manager’s Index from NACM and Fabrinomics from the FMA.

 

Grove Park Inn parking is complimentary for this event.

 

For more information on this event, contact Heidi Reiber, Senior Director of Research, at [email protected] or 828-258-6120.

 

Hosted by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Riverbird Research and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County. For current metro economy research, contact Research Analyst Maggie Smith at 828-257-4962 or [email protected]

 

Business After Hours
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
SkinOvation Advanced Aesthetics

Skinovation Advanced Aesthetics, owned by Tina Franklin RN and Wendi Lonabaugh MSN, FNP-C, offers the latest aesthetic treatments in the hands of highly skilled practitioners. Their mission is to reveal your unseen Inner and Outer beauty potential. They will walk with you through your treatment journey and provide a personalized comprehensive plan to meet your goals.

 

Guests can expect a warm welcome and can tour SkinOvation’s location. There will be finger foods, wine and champagne as well as water and a large charcuterie board. SkinOvation’s suite is located in the far back building on the 2nd floor. There are stairs and an elevator, turn to your left and they are down hall on the left, Suite 680.

 

Feel free to bring a gift to be raffled off as door prizes towards the end of the evening. Bring your business cards for networking and a chance to win prizes!

 

This event is offered as a benefit for Chamber membership. We welcome you to come and check us out! Please contact Jessica Kanupp, our Member Development Specialist, at [email protected] if you’re considering a Chamber membership.

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Business Morning Update
Dec 14 @ 7:45 am – 9:00 am
Elks Lodge
This monthly event is co-sponsored with Blue Ridge Community College’s Small Business Center, the City of Hendersonville Main Street program, and the Hendersonville Merchants & Business Association features several speakers on timely community events and issues affecting our business community.
Networking starts at 7:45 AM. Program begins at 8:00 AM.
Stay tuned for our Presenters to be announced.
GROW Mills River and Young Professionals Mixer
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Bold Rock Mills River Cidery

GROW Mills River offers a chance for those who work or live in Mills River to stay up to date on the business community. You have the chance to hear from the Town of Mills River each month, as well as a presenter, and network with other neighboring businesses.
Young Professionals of Henderson County offers a chance for those Young Professionals, under 40, to meet through a laid-back networking opportunity. This group typically meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
A big thanks to all of our sponsors for continuing to support these groups, AdventHealth Hendersonville, Spectrum Reach, and the Town of Mills River!
Food catered by Town of Mills River.
Let’s have some holiday fun together!
Thursday, December 15, 2022
The 2022 Venture 15 and Venture Asheville Honors
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Orange Peel

Venture Asheville grows Asheville’s startup community and connects high-growth entrepreneurs to talent, mentors and investors through unique programming and events.  The Venture 15 and Venture Asheville Honors is our annual end-of-year party where we announce and rank the 15 fastest growing startups in the area and award Entrepreneur, Mentor, Investor, Resource of the Year, The Shining Rock Award and the Venture Asheville Vanguard Award and Best Startup to Work For.

 

Let the dance parties, networking and good food and drinks begin!  With Jeffrey Kaplan and a special guest as the emcee for the evening, you can expect to hear from our sponsors, winners and finalists all wrapped up in one creative program, along with a few surprises. Buy your tickets now and join us for an exciting, fast-paced evening of awards. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the show starts at 7:00 pm.

 

Venture 15 Awards recognize the 15 fastest growing Asheville-area startups. This event celebrates the area’s outstanding entrepreneurs, and it serves as an elite setting where they can share their talent and wisdom as well as offer inspiration to other fledgling companies to be part of this exclusive group.

We can’t do the Venture Asheville Honors without you. We need you to make the nominations for the people and organizations that make this ecosystem run.

  • What entrepreneurs are making it rain in this wild year?
  • What mentors have been there for you?
  • What investors provided capital when you needed it most?
  • What resource helped you get through this year?
  • And who is an up-and-comer we need to know? (that’s the Shining Rock Award)
  • Who’s the best start-up to work for?

Applications and nominations are open until November 21st: www.ventureasheville.com/venture15

This event is open to the public. Tickets are $30 per person, $140 for a reserved cocktail table (5 tickets included) or $230 for reserved seated table (8 tickets included). Table quantities are limited so don’t wait to reserve your space!  (Ticket price includes entry to the event, one drink and light food.)

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event kicks off at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Pitch Party – “Pitchmas”
Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Southern Appalachian Brewing
GROW Mills River
The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, Hatch Innovation Hub, Van Winkle Law Firm, BRCC Small Business Center,
and Southern Appalachian Brewery have partnered to present this small business opportunity.

Pitch Parties are designed to offer entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch ideas for a new business, expansions, and reorganization.

Each participant will be allowed up to one minute to make a quick pitch, after which the participant will receive feedback from the audience.

Basic Rules of Pitching:

Pitches will only be 1 minute in length
Following the pitch will be 2-3 open questions from the audience
The pitch should be either an idea for a business or can be a new idea for an existing business
You do not have to have a business to pitch
All you need is to show up to pitch – no registration required – similar to an open mic setup

Above all, have fun – one-minute flies by, but it could change your world
Typical Pitch Format:
1. Introduce yourself and the business/idea
2. State the problem you are addressing
3. State the solution you would present
4. State the desired outcome if you need one
– Help with…
– Looking for…
– Next Steps…

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Mission Acceleration Business Accelerator Workshop
Jan 18 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
Take your business to the next level!
A comprehensive business innovation program designed to assist for-profit, not-for-profit, and family-owned businesses to the next level of success.
This program begins January 18, 2023, and meets 8:30 am – 1 pm every other Wednesday for five months.
Mission Acceleration Business Accelerator is designed by entrepreneurs to help for-profit, family owned, and nonprofit businesses innovate and increase profitability. If you approach the business the same way as you did in the past, it will limit future profit growth.
Now is the time to innovate with cutting edge best practices in business management, leadership, planning, branding, marketing, sales, accounting, purchasing, raising capital, information technology, human resources, time management, new business development, operations and distribution. The Program will help you identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in each department of your company to track, monitor and accelerate the success of your business. Peter Drucker said, “you can’t manage what you don’t measure.”