Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Join RiverLink for the September RiverFront Bus tour - Sept. 18th

The RiverLink Bus Tour offers answers about Asheville's past, present and future: What is the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan and what does it hold for Asheville's future?  How did the Flood of 1916 change the river area landscape?

The next tour will be Thursday, Sept. 18,  when the public is invited to tour the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers with RiverLink. 

This is an opportunity to see the improvements that have occurred and hear what is coming over the next several months and years to make our rivers better places to work, live and play. You will learn some local history and visit some streets and neighborhoods you have never seen before.

The tour is free for RiverLink members but the tour cost for non-members is $20 per person.  Reservations are required. A final confirmation (or cancellation if needed) will be sent the week of the tour.  Please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4caea82ba1f49-february to reserve your seat today. 

What: RiverLink's Riverfront Bus Tour  
When: Thursday, Sept. 18, 11:45 -- 2 p.m.   
Where: Meet at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce (36 Montford Avenue) at 11:45

Minority Enterprise Development Week is September 8-12; all events are free and open to the public

September 8         Meet the MED Board of Directors
Come and discover why the MED committee is so important to the success of minority businesses in the community and learn how this advocacy helps to provide opportunities for business development.
10 am – 11 am Sesión en Español; 11 am – 12 pm English Session
Mountain BizWorks, 153 S Lexington Ave, Asheville
For more information call/ Para más información llame (828) 253-2834x20
(Light refreshments will be served/Se servirán refrescos)

September 9         SBA: Small Business Brown Bag (Bring Your Own Lunch)
Find out what SBA-sponsored and SBA-funded resources are available to counsel and train small business owners in all areas of small business management (including business planning). Learn specifically what it takes to obtain a small business loan and how to access SBA financing sources. Discover how the SBA’s certification and minority programs can enable your small business to tap into federal government contracting opportunities.
12 pm – 1 pm, A-B Tech Small Business Center, Enka Site, Room 2046

September 10       Meet Your Lender
                             Don’t miss out on this opportunity to speak to a lending professional about the services that they can provide to help capitalize your business. 
                                    10 am – 12 pm, Self-Help Credit Union, 34 Wall Street, 3rd Floor, Asheville
                                    Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP to Jane Hatley at (jane.hatley@self-help.org).

Business Formation: Choosing the Right Structure
This seminar will cover the different business entities and the advantages and disadvantages for choosing one type over another for start-up businesses.
6 pm – 9 pm, A-B Tech Small Business Center, Enka Site, Room 2046
Pre-register at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75020.

September 11       31st Annual Awards Reception
The highlight of MED Week, honoring the 2014 Minority Business Award Winners.
5:30 pm networking reception
6 pm awards program
Homewood, 19 Zillocoa Street, Asheville
Refreshments will be served.
No fee to attend

September 12       Block by Block Invites You to View the Small Business Incubator and Social Enterprise
Join Executive Director Stephanie Twitty as she takes you on a tour of this historic facility centered on social justice and shows you just how they strive to reach their mission of developing people, property and businesses.   
9 am – 12:00 pm, EMSDC, 70 S Market Street, Asheville