Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Waste Management posts job openings

Waste Management is now hiring for the following positions:

Swing Driver in Asheville, NC
Competitive salaries and great benefits. Sign-on bonus for select positions.

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age; have minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience and Class A or B CDL.

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Pardee Hospital to host UNC Cancer Network Lunch & Learn - Feb. 24th

Pardee Hospital will host a free UNC Cancer Network Lunch and Learn video conference series for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. The session, "Stress Management for Everyday Living," will take place on Friday, Feb. 24 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Pardee Hospital's video conference room. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

An RSVP is required to attend; contact Carol Brown, cancer program and physician CME coordinator, at 828-696-1341 or to reserve your space. Free lunch will be provided to attendees who register at least a week in advance. For more information about the lectures, visit

Seven Van Winkle Law Firm attorneys recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that the following attorneys have been named 2017 Super Lawyers:
  • Steve Grabenstein (Estate & Trust Litigation)
  • Robert Haggard (Top 100, Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Craig Justus (Land Use/Zoning)
  • John Kelso (Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Larry McDevitt (Antitrust Litigation)
  • Carleton Metcalf (Business Litigation)
  • Mark Pinkston (Creditor Debtor Rights)
Every year Super Lawyers selects attorneys from firms of all sizes and more than 70 practice areas throughout the United States. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. To view the complete list, visit
“I am pleased to announce that seven of our attorneys have been named 2017 Super Lawyers,” said Caroline Knox, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm. “This recognition is based on peer selection and independent research, which means these individuals have made a positive impression on their colleagues and clients, not merely in North Carolina, but across the United States. It is an honor to work alongside them each day.”

For more than 100 years, the attorneys at The Van Winkle Law Firm have provided a premier level of strategic legal counsel and services to meet clients’ personal, estate planning, commercial, business, and litigation needs. Van Winkle is the largest law firm headquartered in Asheville. With licensed attorneys serving clients in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, the firm is one of the most respected in the region. For additional information, please visit  

Mosaix Group wins 2017 ADMEI Achievement Award

International award recognizes excellence in corporate destination management services 

Mosaix Group, a leader in the field of Event Planning and Destination Management Companies (DMC), has been awarded the 2017 ADMEI Achievement Award for Best Public Event in recognition of their volunteer work on MANNA FoodBank’s 2016 Blue Jean Ball. The Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) announced the winners of the prestigious 2017 Achievement Awards at the ADMEI Awards Gala on Saturday, 21 January 2017 at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Spain. The 2017 ADMEI Achievement Awards winners were chosen by a panel of international judges, selecting their top choice from virtual storyboards presented by the finalists in each category.
"Every year, I ask my staff to voluntarily donate their time and energy to assist in the production of MANNA  FoodBank’s Blue Jean Ball, and every year I’m bowled over by their creativity, tenacity and dedication to the event and the mission behind it,” said Melissa Murray, Mosaix Group’s founder and CEO. “This was our eighth year volunteering with the Blue Jean Ball, and this award is as much a recognition of the great work that MANNA FoodBank does on behalf of the 16 counties it serves in Western North Carolina as it is our event planning services. We couldn’t be prouder to use our expertise to help them succeed.” 
Alisa Hixon, the Individual & Corporate Relations Director for MANNA FoodBank, praised Mosaix Group’s longtime efforts supporting the Blue Jean Ball. “Mosaix’s involvement with MANNA Foodbank has dramatically elevated the esthetic appeal, professionalism and overall guest experience at our signature event, the Blue Jean Ball,” Hixon said. “Their creativity, attention to detail and dedication have been instrumental in helping us continue to break our fundraising goals and our attendance records!” 
ADMEI is the only global non-profit association dedicated to increasing the professionalism and effectiveness of destination management through education, promotion of ethical practices and availability of information to the meetings, convention and incentive travel industries, as well as to the general public. For more information about ADMEI International, visit
Headquartered in Arden, NC, Mosaix Group is a certified Woman-Owned Business focusing on DMC services in Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh and Greenville as well as meeting planning and corporate events production across the globe. In 2017, Mosaix Group is celebrating its 16th year of producing a full-spectrum of corporate events and meetings defined by quality, collaboration, and creativity. For more information about Mosaix Group, visit