Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) are vital to the community and economy in North Carolina. These businesses are at-risk of permanent closure as a result of COVID-19. The RETOOLNC program will help address the challenges that certified NC HUBs and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms are facing as they work to recover from the pandemic.
Funded at $12 million, the HUB Small Business Impact Grant Program (RETOOLNC) will be administered by the Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB Office) in partnership with the Carolina Small Business Development Fund (CSBDF) and the North Carolina Institute for Minority Economic Development (the Institute).
Aetna Funding Advantage (AFA) makes it easy for members of any Chamber of Commerce in 26 western North Carolina counties to save money on their benefits with up to 25% savings on monthly costs vs an ACA plan**. And now, these businesses can save on average, an additional 2% on monthly costs through Chamber Health Insurance for Western North Carolina.
Created out of the desire to provide client services from the point of pre-purchase to a fully finished home, we’re now providing land and property acquisition services alongside our Custom Building, Consulting and Interior Design services. With over 30 years of experience in the home-building industry, you can trust our team to think through the details of your land and facilitate the entire custom building process start-to-finish.
Whether you’re looking for a mountain top view, a quiet escape on the New River, or a conveniently located cottage, 4 Forty Four Properties can help you find the perfect property for your dream home.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most biodiverse of all the national parks with a tremendous variety of life. Every autumn when our mountains glow, the world pauses and takes notice. Fall is a short, magical time to enjoy the splendor of our biodiversity. That time is now.
During this 30-minute Zoom session with Parkway Ridge District Interpreter Peter Hamel, you'll find out what goes into our spectacular autumn views, how past events shaped our forests, and how our decisions today shape its future.
After 10+ years and thousands of dogs, our floors and kennels have all seen better days. The floors are in need of sealing and repair. As you can imagine, 10 years of wear and tear, cleaning chemicals and thousands of dogs using the kennels has taken a toll.
The kennels themselves are deteriorating and our state inspector has warned that they will soon fail inspection. Due to their design, the kennels now in use are very difficult to sanitize and are unsafe for dogs in some circumstances. After much discussion, research and planning, the WHS Board of Directors has approved a design that will better protect our dogs from injury and unsanitary conditions. The new kennel design includes a “fear free” feature that lessens the amount of distraction the dogs receive in the kennels and will reduce their stress.
The estimated cost for this project is approximately $147,000 to resurface the floors and upgrade our doggie quarters.
Receive an extra 20% off on Dewoolfson down pillows and comforters in 5 weights. Sale available in store or online at dewoolfsonlinens.com
Caldwell Hospice Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is breast cancer awareness month, and Caldwell Hospice wants to remind women to be tested! The American Cancer Society recommends that all women over the age of 40 get an annual mammogram and a clinical physical exam. For more information about breast cancer, visit the American Cancer Society’s website. If you or someone you love is fighting breast cancer, our non-hospice palliative medicine services provide an extra layer of support by focusing on easing symptoms of the disease and side effects of treatment. Learn more about resources available to you at 1.844.MY.JOURNEY or www.caldwellhospice.org.
Oasis Virtual 5K
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Oasis is hosting a virtual 5k fundraiser to raise money and awareness.
When: Any time between October 18-24 (Domestic Violence Awareness Month Week of Action)
Where: Wherever you are!
How: Walk, run, hike, bike, however it feels best for your body! Complete the entire 5k at once or spread it out. This event is virtual, so there will be no winners. No one will monitor your progress--do what feels right to you.
Cost: A suggested donation of $25, but anything counts!
There are lots of reasons for you to grab your beer stein, put on your Lederhosen or your Dirndl and head to Sugar Mountain Resort Saturday & Sunday, October 10 & 11, 2020. The Harbour Towne Fest Band will provide a festive Bavarian atmosphere to Sugar’s 30th annual Oktoberfest celebration. Admission, parking and shuttle service are free. Rain, shine or snow the festival will go on! For additional information please call 828-898-4521.
WYN Festival of Trees
Thursday, December 3rd
Like everything, Festival of Trees has been reimagined this year! WYN is kickin' it old-school with a fun & festive TELETHON (with modern twists)! It's sure to delight with local holiday entertainment, contests to enter, and a HUGE raffle that will knock your socks off!!! Not to worry: Decorated trees will still be on display in various locations around the area (available for viewing and online auction), along with gifts for under the tree. Stay tuned for more information coming soon, and mark your calendar NOW! In support of Western Youth Network.
Spectrum Reach Webinar
Wednesday, October 14th
Rebuild My Town
Hosted by Chip and Joanne Gaines of the Magnolia Network