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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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Catawba Brewing Releases Small Batch Belgian Tripel

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Catawba’s Belgian Tripel was inspired by the strong golden ales brewed by the Trappist monks of Flanders and Wallonia. The style is the newest addition to the abbey ale trinity (Dubbel, Tripel, Quadruple), having first appeared at Westmalle Abbey in the 1930s. It was said to be Belgium’s response to the growing popularity of pale colored beers in Europe. However, unlike the prevailing light lagers of the time, the Belgian Tripel utilizes a unique yeast strain, and roughly three times the malt of a standard “Single” – hence the name. The result is a style that helped elevate Belgian beer to a pinnacle once reserved only for the best wines of France or Italy.

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