Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Award Spotlight: 2013 Excellence in Public Service Award

At the 116th Annual Meeting in June, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce honored outstanding companies and individuals.

The Asheville Chamber was pleased to present the 2013 Excellence in Public Service Award to Janice Brumit.

The Excellence in Public Service Award, sponsored by Asheville Savings Bank, recognizes an individual for his/her outstanding contribution to the community through involvement, service or motivation to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Buncombe County.

Janice, a native of Western North Carolina, is a most deserving recipient of the award.

Janice and her husband Joe own and operate 44 Arby's Roast Beef Restaurants in Western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. She has been actively involved in improving our community and has served on numerous boards throughout the region. Janice was also the Asheville Chamber's first female chair.

Board Affiliations:

  • Blue Ridge Heritage Area- Past Board Member & Chairman
  • Asheville Humane Society- Past Capital Campaign Co-Chair
  • UNCA Board of Trustees- Past Board Member & Chairman
  • UNCA Foundation Board – Past Board Member
  • Asheville Area Chamber- Past Chairman (past Treasurer, Vice Chair Community Development)
  • Buncombe County Economic Development Coalition- Past Vice Chairman
  • Mission Hospitals and Clinics System Board of Directors- Immidiare Past Chairman
  • Mission Healthcare Foundation- Past Chairman
  • North Caolina Rural Center - Board Member
  • Asheville Buncombe Partnership for Children (Smart Start)- Past Chairman
  • Western Carolina Community Foundation- Past Board of Directors
  • Better Business Bureau- Past Chairman
  • Quality Forward-Past Board of Directors
  • Asheville City Schools Foundation-Past President
  • Leadership Asheville XV 
  • Asheville Area Arts Council- Past Annual Fund Drive Chairman
  • Habitat for Humanity- Past Capital Campaign Drive
  • United Way- Alexis de Tocqueville Society
  • Grove Arcade- Board of Directors
  • North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry- Past Board of Directors
  • Woman For Women Philanthropic Organization- Past Secretary/Treasurer
  • Asheville Merchants Association - Past Board Member
  • Asheville Buncombe Community and Economic Development Alliance -Executive Co Chairman
Congratulations to Janice Brumit!

Advertising Space Available in Livability Asheville, North Carolina magazine

Livability Asheville, North Carolina magazine, produced in partnership with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, is starting sales and giving our local businesses the opportunity to purchase advertising space. Don't miss this opportunity to promote your business to thousands of residents, businesses, potential newcomers and visitors.

The print magazine features high-quality articles and photography about Asheville’s business climate, quality of life amenities, and tourist attractions and is distributed to potential residents and businesses throughout the year.

Your advertisement will also be featured in the digital version of the magazine, which is available on the Chamber website and at livability.com/asheville/nc. The digital magazine is promoted on the digital newsstand, calameo.com, where it can be downloaded, embedded, or shared through email and social media.
As an advertiser, you’ll have the opportunity to secure a space on Livability.com, a national website showcasing some of America’s best places to live and visit.

 To take advantage of this exceptional marketing opportunity and set up an appointment, contact us at (800) 333-8842 or by email at sales@jnlcom.com.

JB Media Group hosts panel on workforce developmnet in the age of digital marketing

Join JB Media Group for an exciting presentation and panel discussion about the development and expansion of the JB Media Institute, Asheville's new Online Marketing Institute.

The first 8 week pilot program is ending on August 9th and has been a fantastic success!

On the 7th JB Media Group will share first hand experiences from the current students and learn about the future plans to expand the program.

The Institute was developed to benefit a wide range of students including individuals who desire online marketing skills to better compete in today’s job marketplace, entrepreneurs who require online marketing strategies for new businesses, as well as currently operational businesses looking to bolster the skills of existing staff or interns.

The Institute covers the tools and best practices for:
  • Social media marketing
  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Online PR
  • Blogging
  • Online advertising
If you can attend please RSVP here: http://jbmediainstitute.splashthat.com/#

More about the JB Media Institute: http://www.jbmediainstitute.com

American Red Cross to offer New Responder Boot Camp - August 3rd

Over the past 12 months local American Red Cross Disaster Response Volunteers  have responded to more than 75 disasters in Buncombe County, providing immediate emergency assistance to those affected, along with supporting numerous disasters across the Western Carolinas Region and across the country. 

With the peak of hurricane season fast approaching and the ongoing threat from severe weather, flooding,and the day to day threat of fires in the community, the American Red Cross Western Carolinas Region will be hosting a New Responder Boot Camp on Saturday August 3rd from 9am to 5:30pm at the Asheville office, 100 Edgewood Rd. 

Attendees of the Boot Camp will receive three training courses: Disaster Services:an
Overview, Shelter Fundamentals, and Disaster Assessment. Upon completion of the training
portion attendees will be guided thru the online application and background check process,
along with receiving information about an online orientation. Upon successful completion of
the training, application, and background check attendees will become Red Cross Volunteers.

To register, please send an email to: wcrdvmt@redcross.org.  For more information, please call Dawn Huff at 9828) 258-3888, ext. 228.