Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Edward Jones to host recruiting event

In an effort to serve the growing number of individual investors who are looking for financial advisors to understand their financial needs and goals, financial-services firm Edward Jones is looking to hire more financial advisors in western North Carolina.

As the firm continues to expand its business and grow its network of branch offices in Hendersonville and the surrounding area, Edward Jones is hosting a recruiting event at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 22 at 121 Main in Biltmore Park, RSVP REQUIRED.

"As we expand, we're looking to hire local candidates who fit in with the Edward Jones entrepreneurial culture, one in which high achievers who have a desire to run a business with the support of a much larger organization can serve clients and the communities in which they live and work," said Cawthorn.

The recruiting event is designed to attract job candidates interested in learning about the challenges and rewards of building a business as an Edward Jones financial advisor. Edward Jones financial advisors will be present to answer any questions.

Edward Jones, stresses the importance of meeting face-to-face with clients and providing them with the attention and guidance that they need and deserve.

Edward Jones financial advisors come from diverse backgrounds. Teachers, bankers and engineers all have joined the ranks of Edward Jones. They all, however, have one thing in common: They are self-starters who enjoy working with and helping other people.

The firm offers an extensive training program for new financial advisors. The firm is consistently recognized for delivering industry-leading training. Earlier this year Edward Jones was ranked No. 24 on Training magazine's "2014 Training Top 125" list its 13th consecutive year on the prestigious list.

As part of that training, Edward Jones financial advisors build their businesses by calling on people face to face in the communities where they have chosen to live.

If you would like more information on Edward Jones' recruiting event, contact Financial Advisor Roger Cawthorn at 696-0834 or toll free 1-866-696-0834 or visit the firm's employment Web site at www.careers.edwardjones.com.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm's 14,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients. Edward Jones, which ranked No. 6 on FORTUNE magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2015, is headquartered in St. Louis. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse products or services of Edward Jones. The Edward Jones website is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.

Judy Rentner presents "Fall Light" at Asheville Gallery of Art

Asheville Gallery of Art will feature the work of Judy Rentner during the month of October. Her show, titled “Fall Light,” will feature Rentner’s landscapes in oil using the palette knife. 

Her paintings are saturated with color and texture. “This exhibit reflects my excitement in painting the beauty of North Carolina, and I hope, through these creations, one can glimpse the Creator Himself,” she says.

The artist claims she had an insightful leap a few years ago that gave her a new perspective, a new way of seeing and doing things. “I began experimenting with the palette knife in my landscape paintings, and discovered it gave me a freedom of expression that was more spontaneous and passionate. It allowed for a purity of color, as well as more depth and contrast than I could ever achieve with a brush,” she says. 

Rentner has lived in Western North Carolina for 16 years. She has painted in watercolors, acrylics, and oils, and has given workshops and demos in all those media. Over the years she has been an active member in several art organizations and has exhibited her work in shows and galleries. 

Currently, the artist is a member of the Asheville Gallery of Art and also shows her work at the Twigs & Leaves Art Gallery in Waynesville, NC. The show will run October 1 to 31. The public is invited to the opening reception on October 2, 5 to 8 p.m., where they can view Rentner’s work as well as the works of the 27 other gallery artists.

Asheville Gallery of Art is located at 16 College Street, across from Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. You can contact the gallery at 828-251-5796, or visit their website

Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do hosts 150 martial artists at annual TKDI Invitational Tournament - Oct. 3rd

Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do, the leading martial arts school in Western North Carolina, is welcoming several martial arts schools from across the country to its annual Taekwon-Do International Invitational Tournament on Saturday, October 3. The tournament will take place at Asheville Sun Soo’s newly-expanded premises at 1900 Patton Ave. with 9th Degree Grand Master Suk Jun Kim, President of Taekwon-Do International, as the guest of honor. 

Approximately 150 Tae Kwon Do practitioners of all belt ranks, from white to 4th Degree black belt, and ranging in age from 5 to 69, will compete for medals in three events: forms, sparring and board breaks. A panel of experienced black belts will judge the competition, including several Master Instructors (4th Degree black belt or above) from martial arts schools up and down the East Coast. 

“As a leader in the marital arts community, Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do strives to create the greatest positive difference for the greatest number of people. Hosting our annual TKDI Invitational Tournament is just one way we’re bring together community members from around the country to help realize their true potential in a fun, healthy, supportive environment,” said Master Tony Morris, 7th Degree Master Instructor, founder and co-owner of Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do. “Sharing our love of Tae Kwon Do with martial artists from across the TKDI organization is an inspiring means of reinforcing our belief that everyone is capable of practicing excellence in every domain of their lives.”

Taekwon-Do International (TKDI) is an association of professional Tae Kwon Do schools that are united under the leadership of Grandmaster Suk Jun Kim, 9th Degree, first generation student of General Choi, Hong Hi and pioneer of Original and Traditional Tae Kwon Do. TKDI member schools are dedicated to furthering the growth of original and traditional Tae Kwon Do through high standards of technical ability, comprehensive curricula and professional and ethical conduct for the mutual benefit of all members. Manifesting the original tenets of traditional Tae Kwon Do – courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit, in all areas of business and practice, sets TKDI member schools apart.

This is the 6th year Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do has hosted its TKDI Invitational Tournament since the school launched in 2007 and the first year it will be hosting the exciting tournament at its own facility in West Asheville. In August, Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do expanded its premises to a total of 10,000 sq. ft., twice the size of the previous space, making Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do the largest martial arts school in Western North Carolina in both square footage and student base. The school is located at 1009 Patton Avenue in the Kmart Plaza. 

Since January of 2007, Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do’s team of full-time professional staff has been teaching Traditional Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and Jujitsu to men, women and children of all ages, currently ranging in age from 3-73. Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do has been voted #1 martial arts studio (for adults) and #1 martial arts program (for kids) in Mountain Xpress “Best of WNC” for several consecutive years, and once again in 2015.

Habitat ReStore announces 2015 ReUse Contest winners

The Asheville Habitat ReStore is pleased to announce the winners of its fourth annual ReStore ReUse Contest. The entries, ranging from furniture to tiny houses and everything in between, were built using predominantly reused materials. The panel of five judges selected winners in four categories: Furniture, Homesteading, Live/Work Space, and Best in Show. On-line public voting determined the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

The winners are:
   FurniturePaige Liford Davis
   Homesteading – Ferrin Cole
   Live and/or Work Space – David and Kim Hostetter
   Best in Show – Paul Willard
   People’s Choice – Carla Berlin
More information about the winning entries can be found here on Habitat’s website and photos of all entries can be viewed in this FlickR album.

The purpose of the contest is to showcase innovative projects constructed predominantly of used building materials. Entries were judged on quality of design and execution; replicability of concept; clarity of description; and quality of photos. Winner received gift certificates to the Habitat ReStore.

“This is always such an enjoyable experience for me as I love to see how creative people are. The off-the-grid pool (winner in Live and/or Work Space category) was one of the most unique projects we’ve seen to date. Receiving an entry from an 11 year old (composter) was great too and has us talking about possibly adding a Youth category next year,” said judge and ReStore General Manager Scott Stetson.

In addition to Stetson, the judging panel included:
Joel Johnson - Asheville Habitat’s Home Repair Project Supervisor
Wayne Ruth - 2014 winner in the Live and/or Work Space category
Tim Sorrill - 2014 winner in the Homesteading category
Christina Brown - AmeriCorps member assigned to Asheville Area Habitat, Warren Wilson   
   College grad, and reuse enthusiast