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 Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.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.

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.

Thursday, May 20, 2021
WomanUP Workshop – Diversity Accountability: What’s Next?
May 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Crowne Plaza Tennis & Golf Resort

We’ve heard and been learning the importance of taking steps to be more diverse and inclusive. We’re ready to move forward — but what are the next steps?

Join us for an in-person event inspiring, encouraging and supporting women in business! We will hear from three unique women who live and work right in our community as they share their perspectives on personal accountability, transparency, intentionality, and resources that help them grow and thrive. Words and language matters — now more than ever. Hear these women share practical ways to apply principles of inclusion in the workplace and the community.

This even will be hosted at Crowne Plaza’s Expo Center, and all required health safety precautions will be observed. We invite Chamber members and non-members to join us! Register individuals (open seating) or reserve a table for 8 guests.

For those who are unable to attend an in-person event, we welcome you to join us virtually. Special thanks to Her Two Cents Podcast for making this virtual opportunity possible! The ticket price is the same for virtual attendees, and we will send you the virtual link on May 18th.

Registration will close at noon on May 18th.

 

Workshop Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 am      Start the morning with registration and check-in, and a light breakfast by Celine & Company Catering “On Broadway”

8:30 – 9:00 am      Make business connections; build relationships with other attendees

9:00 – 10:00 am    Inspirational panel discussion, moderated by Victoria Dunkle of AdventHealth

10:00 – 10:30 am  Q&A

 

Our Panelists:

Aisha Adams is an influencer with a heart for community economic development. She champions social change advocates, thought leaders, and courageous disruptors. As founder and CEO of the Aisha Adams Media LLC and partner organization Equity Over Everything, Aisha works to advance equity by closing gaps in entrepreneurship and home ownership in low-resource communities. Aisha’s other ventures include The Asheville View, a daytime-style talk show which addresses “hot button” issues in town, Nappy Thoughts, a personal blog followed by thousands of people on social media, and The Entrepreneurial Accelerator, a business bootcamp tying fledgling businesses to community resources. Aidsha earned her bacheclor’s degree in English from University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her Master of Science degree in Adult Education from Capella University. Aisha has received the Tzedeck Brilliance Award, the Martin Luther King Award, WomanUP Woman Entrepreneur, Best in Business Award and the Mountain BizWorks Jane Renfroe Award.

Marta Alcava-Williams

Marta is a Latina woman who has lived, worked, and invested in the Asheville community for the last 30  years. Through her commitment to building deep relationships, using resources creatively to create true opportunities, and communicating the equity lens in each of her formal and informal roles, Marta contributes to the work of racial equity/justice and the wellbeing of her community. She is the co-founder of the Marvelous Math Club, an affirmative and collaborative space that focuses on developing leadership skills, building relationships, supporting homework completion, and celebrating math in one of the Asheville Housing Authority (AHA) communities. Marta started a Motheread group in another AHA  community seven years ago which has created an amazingly powerful group of black, brown, and white women who uplift one another and are charting new territory on building true multi-racial communities.  Marta is currently Executive Director of Equity for Asheville City Schools. She is on the leadership team for WNC Racial Equity Collaborative, contributes to a number of boards,  and has been a member of the Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Taylor Bell

A long-time Asheville resident, Taylor is proud to be an alumni of UNC Asheville after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Business Administration. She co-owns and remains active in a family business with her father. In August 2016, Taylor joined the Colton Groome & Company team and is now the Operations Manager. In 2021, Taylor was awarded the “Rising Star” award from the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce WomanUp Committee. Outside of work, Taylor is an active supporter of her community with organizations such as United Way, Our Turn to Play executive committee member at UNC Asheville, a volunteer with Mountain Area Pregnancy Services, as well as a member of the UNC Asheville Department of Management & Accountancy Advisory Board. Taylor enjoys spending time with her husband, Jordan, and loving on her three daughters – Evelyn, Lyla, & Audrey.

How to Start a Business
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Online w/ Blue Ridge Community College

No cost due to sponsor support

Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.

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, SCORE

Webinar info will be emailed after registration.

Friday, May 21, 2021
WNC Arts Launches New Website + Creative Economies Data
May 21 all-day
Online w/ WNC Arts

The Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WNC Arts) was established in 1980s as a peer support group for arts councils and agencies in WNC. This group is now working to expand their advocacy support for the arts in WNC.

Saturday, May 22, 2021
WNC Arts Launches New Website + Creative Economies Data
May 22 all-day
Online w/ WNC Arts

The Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WNC Arts) was established in 1980s as a peer support group for arts councils and agencies in WNC. This group is now working to expand their advocacy support for the arts in WNC.

Sunday, May 23, 2021
WNC Arts Launches New Website + Creative Economies Data
May 23 all-day
Online w/ WNC Arts

The Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WNC Arts) was established in 1980s as a peer support group for arts councils and agencies in WNC. This group is now working to expand their advocacy support for the arts in WNC.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Entrepreneurship Breakfast ”Celebrating Small Business in Henderson County”
May 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:15 pm
Grand Ole Hall at Highland Lake Inn
In celebration of Small Business Week, join the Chamber
for an inspiring program featuring three area entrepreneurs.
Hear about how and why they decided to take the risk
and grow an idea into successful business.
Learn about the challenges, opportunities, set backs and community
involvement that have propelled them to their current successes.
Featuring:
Bill McKibbin
Caroline Long
Randy Dunn
register by Friday, May 21st
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Manufacturing Roles Webinar
May 27 @ 10:00 am
Online w/ Goodwill

Manufacturing Roles Webinar

A modern manufacturing plant is a complex organism involving a wide range of jobs. Learn about the roles and functions you’ll find in most manufacturing plants and how they interact and about the many promising career paths at Mills Manufacturing.

 

Guest Speaker: John Oswald, President & CEO, Mills Manufacturing

Friday, May 28, 2021
WNC Arts Launches New Website + Creative Economies Data
May 28 all-day
Online w/ WNC Arts

The Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WNC Arts) was established in 1980s as a peer support group for arts councils and agencies in WNC. This group is now working to expand their advocacy support for the arts in WNC.

Saturday, May 29, 2021
WNC Arts Launches New Website + Creative Economies Data
May 29 all-day
Online w/ WNC Arts

The Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WNC Arts) was established in 1980s as a peer support group for arts councils and agencies in WNC. This group is now working to expand their advocacy support for the arts in WNC.

Sunday, May 30, 2021
WNC Arts Launches New Website + Creative Economies Data
May 30 all-day
Online w/ WNC Arts

The Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WNC Arts) was established in 1980s as a peer support group for arts councils and agencies in WNC. This group is now working to expand their advocacy support for the arts in WNC.

Friday, June 4, 2021
WNC Arts Launches New Website + Creative Economies Data
Jun 4 all-day
Online w/ WNC Arts

The Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WNC Arts) was established in 1980s as a peer support group for arts councils and agencies in WNC. This group is now working to expand their advocacy support for the arts in WNC.

Saturday, June 5, 2021
WNC Arts Launches New Website + Creative Economies Data
Jun 5 all-day
Online w/ WNC Arts

The Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WNC Arts) was established in 1980s as a peer support group for arts councils and agencies in WNC. This group is now working to expand their advocacy support for the arts in WNC.

Sunday, June 6, 2021
WNC Arts Launches New Website + Creative Economies Data
Jun 6 all-day
Online w/ WNC Arts

The Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WNC Arts) was established in 1980s as a peer support group for arts councils and agencies in WNC. This group is now working to expand their advocacy support for the arts in WNC.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Asheville Women in Tech
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online w/ Asheville Women in Tech

VIRTUAL MEETING: Asheville Women in Tech

Hey Asheville women! Are you a coder, a developer, a designer, an architect of information? This is a group for Asheville women in tech who want a collaborative and supportive space to bring projects to workshops, participate in tutorials facilitated by other members, spark new ideas, write practice code, and develop cool stuff. Maybe (like me) you’re just getting started, and you wish you could bounce ideas off someone, or just ask them how to center that block of text on the page? You should come! We’ll work it out together. Or maybe you’re a veteran web developer who thinks rookies are brave (possibly foolish) souls with no idea what they’re getting into? Please come tell us all the things you wish someone had told you! Let’s skill-share, meet other women in the biz, learn new things, and give each other a leg up!

We’re on Slack!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Business Morning Update
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Online w/ Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
Friday, June 11, 2021
WNC Arts Launches New Website + Creative Economies Data
Jun 11 all-day
Online w/ WNC Arts

The Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WNC Arts) was established in 1980s as a peer support group for arts councils and agencies in WNC. This group is now working to expand their advocacy support for the arts in WNC.

Saturday, June 12, 2021
WNC Arts Launches New Website + Creative Economies Data
Jun 12 all-day
Online w/ WNC Arts

The Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WNC Arts) was established in 1980s as a peer support group for arts councils and agencies in WNC. This group is now working to expand their advocacy support for the arts in WNC.

Sunday, June 13, 2021
WNC Arts Launches New Website + Creative Economies Data
Jun 13 all-day
Online w/ WNC Arts

The Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WNC Arts) was established in 1980s as a peer support group for arts councils and agencies in WNC. This group is now working to expand their advocacy support for the arts in WNC.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Accelerating The Circular Economy w/ GreenBiz
Jun 15 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Online

The circular economy is a bold vision for tomorrow — and today — empowering leaders across industries and communities to increase resilience, mitigate climate risk and unlock new business opportunities. Circularity 21, the largest online circular economy event, offers an engaging and informative program, expo and networking opportunities. Join the growing global community of thousands of visionaries and practitioners to learn, connect and accelerate the circular economy.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Accelerating The Circular Economy w/ GreenBiz
Jun 16 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Online

The circular economy is a bold vision for tomorrow — and today — empowering leaders across industries and communities to increase resilience, mitigate climate risk and unlock new business opportunities. Circularity 21, the largest online circular economy event, offers an engaging and informative program, expo and networking opportunities. Join the growing global community of thousands of visionaries and practitioners to learn, connect and accelerate the circular economy.