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Catawba Partners with Appalachian Trail Conservancy for Small Batch IPL Release

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Catawba Brewing will release a Small Batch India Pale Lager (5.8% ABV) on Thursday, March 9, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Hiker Happy Hour (HHH) will be held at Catawba’s South Slope location from 5:30-7:30pm. Celebrate Spring with staff, volunteers, and members of ATC’s Southern Region (NC, TN, GA) at the last Asheville HHH of the season. ATC members who attend any Asheville HHH will be entered in the grand prize raffle for A.T. swag, including an ENO Hammock. New members joining on Thursday will be entered, too.

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Flat Rock Playhouse Presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

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The whimsical, world-famous candy man himself is back, this time in the mountains of Western North Carolina, as he takes the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in their Studio 52 Family Series production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.  Opening March 24th through April 2nd at the Flat Rock Playhouse Main Stage, this timeless family favorite will sport a "delicious stage full of amazing characters, singing, dancing and acting for the inner child in all of us, with perhaps a few parenting lessons along the way," says Director Dave Hart.

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Frostbite Ice Cream To Open Second Location

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Frostbite Ice Cream is an up and coming soft service ice cream shop that opened in November of 2015. Located in the parking lot of the newly remodeled Sky Lanes bowling alley on Patton Avenue, Frostbite serves freshly made ice cream made with local ingredients. In addition their soft serve offerings, the unique shop offers beignets, coffee, shaved ice, cotton candy and brownies. 

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Workers Launch Campaign Petitioning To Keep Tips At US Cellular Center

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Workers at the US Cellular Center and the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium -- the largest multi-purpose event spaces in Asheville, NC -- are calling on the management to let concession patrons leave tips and allow concession workers to keep them. Check out the campaign here!

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2nd Annual Expo Madison March 11th, Mars Hill University

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 The second annual Madison County Business & Community Expo (EXPO Madison) takes place on Saturday, March 11, from 11 am to 3 pm, in the Chambers Gym at Mars Hill University

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Catawba Releases Mardi Gras Wild IPA

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 Catawba will release a special Barrel Aged Wild IPA (5.5 percent ABV) as part of their Mardi Gras celebration. This beer began its parade twelve months ago as a much tamer session IPA, before spending a year with Brettanomycees in oak barrels. After aging, the beer was dry-hopped, lending ripe tropical fruit and citrus peel flavors to the earthy farmhouse funk of a traditional wild ale, with an ever-so-subtle hint of bourbon.

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ACI Supports Area Professionals; Giving in Asheville

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With some of the greatest capabilities of any full service print company in the region, Asheville Color and Imaging believes in supporting its community. Whether through sponsorship, signage, or otherwise, Owner Jeffrey Jones has provided premier services to other area organizations in many creative ways.

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Goat Yoga at Franny’s Farm

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From the farm that brings you the annual

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Kudzu Brands Selected for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

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Local branding agency Kudzu Brands was recently selected to participate in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Spring Cohort at Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Babson helped develop the curriculum for this mini MBA style program. 

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WNC Human Resource Association to Present Donation to Area Non-Profits

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The Western North Carolina Human Resource Association (WNC HRA) is pleased to announce its February meeting will feature hiring strategist and “data nerd” Whitney Martin. Martin is the founder of ProActive Data and ProActive Consulting in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a highly-rated speaker and has presented at the National SHRM Conference and at the 2016 NC SHRM Conference in Asheville. She has also been published in The Harvard Business Review.

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