Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Sex, Drugs, and Human Resources: What Employers Need to Know in 2018

LandrumHR, a professional employer organization (PEO) company in Pensacola, FL, is hosting a human resources training webinar on January 23, 2018. The webinar, titled, "Sex, Drugs and Human Resources: What Every Employer Needs to Know in 2018," is completely free to attend and registration is now open. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd at 10:00am CST. Those interested can register for the human resource webinar here.

Deborah Brousseau, Director of Marketing at LandrumHR, says, "2017 was a crazy year as far as HR and employment law is concerned - you name it, it's happened. We have a strong feeling that these and other changes will continue to be an important part of employer conversations in 2018. If you're an HR manager, business owner, or practice administrator, this webinar is for you!" Spaces are limited, so register as soon as possible.

During the webinar, experts will discuss topics such as sexual harassment in the workplace, medical marijuana, employees on social media, cybersecurity, HR trends they see coming, and much more. Brousseau adds, "If you have any further questions about the issues that will be discussed or about any of our other services and training packages, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to answer all your questions."

LandrumHR also has a very active social media presence. All information about the webinar and other upcoming events will be shared through their various pages. Attendees and other interested parties can view the LandrumHR Facebook page for additional information.

Asheville Chapter of American Red Cross seeks senior volunteer services specialist

Asheville School students earn 24 WNC scholastic art awards

Twelve Asheville School students have garnered a total of 24 awards in the 2018 Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards.

Every year, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards pair with organizations around the United States to recognize talented student artists in regional and national competitions. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards were established in 1923, and according to their website, "are the nation's longest running, most prestigious visual and literary arts program recognizing creative accomplishments of students in grades 7-12."

Awards are given in three primary categories: Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention. All Gold Key winning pieces are sent to New York, where they are considered for national Scholastic Awards. According to the Asheville Art Museum, who manages the WNC awards, judges selected 256 artworks for recognition out of nearly 730 total entries made this year.

Claire Hill '19 earned a Gold Key Award for her sculpture, "Water is Life;" Tori Kim '19 earned a Gold Key Award for her drawing and illustration, "Deep Blue Sea;" and David Zheng '18 earned a Gold Key Award for his art portfolio, "Beyond the Faces."

Hannah Chay '19 earned a Silver Key Award for her mixed media piece, "Social Media Silences;" Tori Kim '19 earned a Silver Key Award for her drawing and illustration, "Me?;" Ivana Xu '18 earned a Silver Key for her painting, "Waiting;" and Grayson Sword '19 earned two Silver Key Awards for her ceramic pieces, "Passion's Edge" and "Electric Blossom."

Peyton Campbell '18, Heather Capps '18, Erin Chung '20, Audrey Gee '19, Kamryn Graham '19, Tori Kim '19, Toma Nikotina '18, Ivana Xu '18, and David Zheng '18 all earned honorable mentions for their work.

Asheville School Art Instructor Casey Arbor is proud of her students' work. "I am constantly impressed with the creative solutions my students incorporate in their artwork," she said. "The artwork that earned recognition this year is a great balance of tight craftsmanship and thoughtful content. Congratulations, Asheville School artists!"

Gold Key and Silver Key award-winning pieces will hang in the Asheville Art Museum Gallery On The Slope from January 27 through March 4. Award winning students will be recognized in the Regional Art Awards Ceremony at the Diana Wortham Theatre on Sunday, February 25.

Asheville School is a nationally acclaimed co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12. The 288 students enrolled at Asheville School represent 21 states and 14 countries. Recent graduates have been accepted to Amherst, Columbia, Davidson, Duke, Elon, Emory, Furman, Georgetown, Harvard, NC State, Rhodes, Sewanee, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, William & Mary, WashU, Wofford, and Yale among others.

The Daniels Group announces Gabrielle Liner as new account representative

The Daniels Group, a leading provider in print and marketing collateral management services in the Asheville area, announced that Gabrielle Liner has joined the sales team as an Account Representative. Gabrielle will develop and manage new accounts for the team.  “I am excited to join the team and fulfill the company’s mission to grow our clients’ business. At Daniels, it’s more than just getting the job done.  We work alongside our clients to make sure their efforts are successful." 

Gabrielle comes from an advertising and marketing background – She worked at The Goss Agency for two years as account and social media manager and completed a digital marketing internship with IBM after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill. 

The Daniels Group is ramping up their marketing portal division – a service that helps growing companies streamline their marketing collateral management with customized online dashboards.