Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Attorney Jonathan Dunlap joins The Van Winkle Law Firm

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that attorney Jonathan Dunlap has joined the firm's litigation team. Dunlap will practice medical malpractice defense, patent litigation and land use litigation. He also represents medical practitioners before licensing boards. He has first chair experience representing clients in administrative trials, medical board investigations, and motions practice before state and federal courts of North and South Carolina.

Dunlap earned his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Following law school, he joined a top Charleston defense firm. He then gained national experience handling tort and employment practices claims in more than 15 jurisdictions as an in-house attorney for United Educators Insurance Company. Before joining The Van Winkle Law Firm, Dunlap practiced at a prominent medical malpractice defense firm in Raleigh.

Prior to practicing law, Dunlap lived, studied and worked in Europe for more than three years.  He now resides in Asheville with his wife and their two children.

The Van Winkle Law Firm has an experienced team of civil litigators with a long history of vigorous representation in complex matters before state and federal trial and appellate courts, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the U.S. Tax Court, as well as before local, state, and federal regulatory boards, agencies, and commissions. The firm's lawyers have deep experience helping clients navigate through treacherous regulatory environments and complex legal issues, in and out of the courtroom, where responsiveness, efficiency and creative strategy are instrumental in achieving desired resolutions. This commitment to results has helped the litigation team earn distinctions among the Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers, Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite and the North Carolina Bar Association Hall of Fame.

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. With offices in Asheville, Hendersonville and Charlotte, the firm is one of the largest in the state. For additional information, please visit www.vwlawfirm.com.  

Women & money conference hosted by OnTrack WNC - Oct. 22nd

OnTrack WNC’s Women’s Financial Empowerment Center (WFEC) will host its fifth Women & Money Conference on Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00 AM to 1:45 PM at First Baptist Church of Asheville, 5 Oak St. in downtown Asheville. The event will feature financial literacy presentations and workshops designed specifically for women. The event’s exclusive sponsor is Starks Financial Group.

For the fifth year, Starks Financial Group is the exclusive sponsor of the Women & Money Conference. Starks Financial Group President, Dawn Starks, said “In my work as a financial planner, I’ve seen the need to provide financial information and tools that are specific to women in an environment that provides an opportunity for questions and discussion. We are proud to continue to sponsor the Women & Money Conference because it is a great venue for this kind of education.”

The theme of this year’s half-day conference, “Money. Choice. Empowerment.” is designed to reinforce the message that when it comes to money women’s choices are key in whether they move toward empowerment or remain stuck in patterns that do not move them toward their goals.

The Conference provides learning opportunities in a large group setting and workshops on foundational topics such as budgeting, credit improvement, tax refunds, and debt, as well as, topics like relationships and money, investing, retirement, financial transitions, creating a small business marketing plan, and more.

The goal of the conference is for women to feel empowered to take control of their financial lives, achieve economic self-sufficiency and take a step towards realizing their short-and long-term financial goals.

Conference preregistration is required. For more information or to register use the following link www.ontrackwnc.org/women.html. The $15 registration fee includes lunch and all workshop materials. Scholarships are available (request through the website registration).

For more information about OnTrack WNC’s Women’s Empowerment Center, the Women & Money Conference or other programs and services visit www.ontrackwnc.org.

Job opportunity with Asheville Habitat for Humanity

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity seeks a FT ReStore Associate. This person will be cross-trained to help with many tasks including the pickup, receipt, processing, movement, and storage of all donated goods, as well as for sales support. Must be able to interface successfully with people, operate equipment safely, lift and move heavy objects, and oversee activities in his or her assigned area. High school diploma or equivalent required with minimum 1 year experience in retail sales or other work environment requiring direct and regular interactions with customers or donors. Knowledge of construction tools and materials, as well as OSHA compliance and forklift training/experience preferred. For complete job description, requirements, and information on how to apply, visit https://www.ashevillehabitat.org/restore-associate. EOE

Leadership Asheville's 35th year begins with 52 participants

Leadership Asheville, a program of UNC Asheville, announces the selection of Class 35. With 52 participants from the private and public sectors, the class of 2017 (LA 35) is now beginning its work in collaborative community leadership. Leadership Asheville promotes the development of leadership skills through experiential exercises, site visits, discussions with community leaders, and planning and completion of hands-on projects in small teams, in partnership with community service organizations.

LA 35 will be engaged in projects with the following organizations: Asheville Humane Society, Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Junior Achievement, Literacy Council of Buncombe County, MountainTrue, RiverLink, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Buncombe County, UNC Asheville Office of Sustainability, and Western Carolina Rescue Mission.

Those registered for the Leadership Asheville Class of 2017 (LA 35) are: Gene Adams, Insurance Service of Asheville; Scott Barnwell, City of Asheville; Erica Bell, CFRE, nonprofit and fundraising consultant; Michael Bridges, TD Bank; Rebecca Brothers, Asheville Housing Authority; Matthew Bush, WCQS; Kevin Campbell, SynTerra Corporation; Rebecca Cecil, The Biltmore Company; Laura Collins, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity; Molly de Mattos, The Matt and Molly Team; Faith Doyle, Oppenheimer & Co.; Susan Dunlap, Mission Health; Amanda Edwards, A-B Tech Community College; Murphy Fletcher, McGuire, Wood & Bissette; Jensen Gelfond, Asheville Digital Lifestyle; Chip Gingles, Waste Pro USA; Lindsay Griswold, Rotary International; Amy Hatmaker, Integra Benefit Advisors; Kerry Heyer, Biltmore Farms; Cheryl Jefferson, U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station; Steven Lee Johnson, Sitework Studios; Ursula Jorch, Jorch Consulting, LLC; Kerry Keihn, Krull & Company; Annie Korenjak, New Belgium Brewing; Zachary Lamb, Ward and Smith, PA; Alvin Malesky, Western Carolina University; Michael Manning, First Bank; Keith McDade, Lenoir-Rhyne University; Stacey Millett, UNC Asheville; Nikki Mitchell, Asheville Radio Group; Jill Moffitt, UNC Asheville; Patrick O’Cain, Gan Shan Station; Hannah Randall, MANNA FoodBank; Mitzi Reed, First Citizens Bank; Patricia Rosenberg, City of Asheville; Bill Russell, State Farm Insurance; Jake Sadler, Woodstone Financial, LLC; Aaron Schnurbusch, ABCCM; Nicole Siegel, Avenue M; Timothy Sinatra, Eliada Homes; Leah Singleton, Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care; Julie Smith, Beverly-Hanks & Associates; Amanda Stratton, Buncombe County; Noel Swartz, Johnson Price Sprinkle PA; Marcia Thacher, BorgWarner; Jill Thompson, Western Carolina University; Danielle Tocaben, YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly; John Toth, Roberts & Stevens; Melissa Wiedeman, YMCA of Western North Carolina; Angela Wilt, Asheville Humane Society; Lauren Woodard, Bloom Counseling & Consulting; and Matthew Wright, Mission Health.

For more information, visit leadershipasheville.unca.edu or call 828.255.7100.