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Falling Interest Rates Good for Asheville Brewers?

Is Falling Interest Rates And A Weaker Dollar A Good Thing for Asheville Brewers? There have been signs recently that the dollar’s gains might be ending alongside interest rate increases slowing down. Will this affect the strong brewing industry in Asheville and can the owners of the many craft beer breweries located in North Carolina take advantage of the current economic conditions? Interest rates set to stop rising The dollar recently dropped from its 52 week high as the Federal Reserve finally indicated it might tighten up is own monetary policy. There is hope that this might mean interest rates will not see the three or four rate hikes in 2019 it experienced during 2018. This was all but confirmed by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell who stated that the benchmark interest rate was just below the neutral level, which broadly means that it would likely not encourage higher interest rates, nor seek to lower them either. This news alone was good enough to send a small spike into the stock market but tempered by escalating trade tensions with Canada, China and the EU as well as estimates from the Organization for Economic Cooperation that sees global growth slowing from 3.7 percent …

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Getting Ready for a Poker Tournament at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino

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In 1997, Cherokee in North Carolina became a fully-fledged tourist destination following the opening of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. Just a short and a rather scenic drive from Asheville, the small town and its casino is owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and operated by gigantic casino corporation Caesars Entertainment. When it opened its doors to the people of North Carolina, the casino floor only featured video poker machines, but it has since developed into a full gaming offering, which includes poker tournaments. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino boasts 20 tables in its poker room, with live games occurring regularly and live tournaments scheduled to take place most months. Despite not being in a ‘poker boom’ anymore, poker is still wildly popular, with attendance at live poker tournaments on the up. The psychological side of playing poker like Omaha or Texas hold’em against other people at a live table adds a new level to the game which is bringing in huge crowds for poker tournaments. One which stands out as a steely test of nerves and skill is deep stack games. While most forms of poker at tournaments can take over an hour to complete, deep stack games draw the poker …

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4 Ways to Enhance Your Home Videos with Instrumental Music

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This is a sponsored post with paid content. Sponsored posts such as these help offset our costs to keep the blog running Nothing is as important as spending quality time with your family members especially when you are celebrating a special event. For example, it could be your son’s first walk. It could be your first Christmas together after a long time apart. Birthdays are also special events worth celebrating. How will you relive these memories in the future? How will your grandchildren see how you raised your kids? How will your nieces know that their aunt and uncle had an incredible wedding? The perfect answer to these questions is a home video. More specifically, you can create home videos for posterity’s sake. You can customize them as well. Here are 4 ways to enhance your home videos with instrumental music. 1.  Go for Real Instruments Instead Of Digitized Ones   Advancements in the production and distribution of music are incredible. For example, you can download an instrumental today from thousands of music sites online. However, only a few websites have quality instrumentals. These instrumentals feature real organic instrumentation. For example, you can hear a real piano playing in the background …

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Thirsty Monk Launches New Cocktail and Wine Bar Monk’s Flask

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Thirsty Monk, brewer of Belgian-Rooted Modern Ales and operator of world-recognized craft beer and craft cocktail bars, is excited to open its new space in Biltmore Park on Wednesday, December 19. Monk's Flask will serve as Biltmore Park’s neighborhood cocktail bar, specializing in craft cocktails, wine by the glass and bottle, beer and spirit pairing flights, and a curated food menu.

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Social Media Marketing Tips For An Ecommerce Small Business

This is a sponsored post E-commerce is a new trend in the selling and buying business industry. Selling your products or services is mostly done online nowadays. It is easy, flexible, and the potential of increasing customer engagement worldwide is high. However, with so many businesses online, you will either fail or outrank your competitors. To succeed in this enterprise, you need to use digital marketing channels such as social media. Here are some ideas for how you can optimize the use of social media in marketing your business: Choose The Right Platform Social media platforms help you reach your goals and increase client engagement. However, you need to consider choosing a suitable platform for your e-commerce goals. Choose a platform that’s appropriate for your target audience and their needs When choosing, refer to a course review site to learn skills on utilizing it well. It is also best to diversify your platforms and spread your content to evaluate which works best. Here are social media platforms you can utilize: Facebook – the most wanted and valued digital advertising platform since it connects to a vast number of prospects Instagram – best for visual or physical products and hashtags in …

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Booze Britannia — 10 tips for a beer lover’s UK trip

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Thanks to a buzzing craft beer scene featuring breweries like Bhramari Brewing Co and Black Mountain Ciderworks and bars like Cedric’s Tavern and the Wicked Weed Brewing Pub, Asheville is one of America’s foremost beer cities. So there’s no need to stray too far afield to sample some of the best brews in the world, but sometimes alcohol adventurers like to venture to foreign climes to broaden their beer horizons. If you’ve got itchy feet and fancy heading across the Atlantic in 2019 to quench your thirst in good old Blighty, here are ten tips for a beer lover’s UK trip. Hangover cure It’s best not to drink to excess, but buy a few bottles of Scottish hangover cure Irn-Bru in the first British shop you come across — this soft drink tastes great and clears the cobwebs. Brewdog This rebellious craft beer brand was born in Ellon near Aberdeen, but now exports bottles and themed bars around the world. Book a Brewdog brewery tour to tap into their successful formula. Drygate Drygate craft beer is sold across the UK, but a tasting tour at their microbrewery in the heart of Glasgow is not to be missed — find out …

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3 Ways to Storm-Proof Your Home

This sponsored post came just in time for winter! Sponsored posts are paid posts that reflect the sponsors own brand and opinion.

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Isis Music Hall Presents Statewide Singing Circle with Tift Merritt

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Isis Music Hall is proud to host an evening of homegrown North Carolina music, co-presented by Yep Roc Records and The Oxford American magazine. This special night of intimate collaborations, led by North Carolina singer-songwriter Tift Merritt, is part of a “Statewide Singing Circle” produced in celebration of The Oxford America's twentieth annual Southern Music issue, featuring North Carolina music. The musical statewide celebration also includes literary readings from the current issue. The tour stops at Isis Music Hall, Fri., Nov. 30 at 8:30 p.m.

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NewSong Music Brings 17th Annual Performance & Songwriting Competition to Asheville

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For the first time in its seventeen year history, the live performance finals of the NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition will be held this December in Asheville, where NewSong Music has been headquartered since 2012. The move marks a new direction for the program, relocating from its longstanding host venue, New York City’s venerable Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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15 Ways Dogs Can Make Your Life Healthier

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This sponsored post comes at a great time, as there are many dogs needing new homes in Asheville. Read this list and then look into adopting a pet dog from the Humane Society!   Do you know that having a pet in your life can improve your health faster than you can think? Pets, particularly dogs have been around for the longest time and through time they have created a bond with a man. This explains why a dog has been said to be man’s best friend. Dogs not only help us live a happy life but they also have a lot of positive impacts environmentally wise. However today I will be showing you how dogs can make your life healthier. Dogs help in exercising. Dogs will help most people to go for that extra mile that you need to hit. Despite the couple of hours that people spend walking around the house they need to create a habit Helps push you to the limit People will get in some kind of competition with their dogs and despite the fact that dogs are faster people will try challenging their dogs. This is healthy They motivate Seeing your dog waiting for …

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