Local Industry

Facing the Music

October 2020

Written by Bill Kopp Live Music in Western North Carolina Before, During, and After COVID-19 Music-making is inextricably intertwined with the culture of Western North Carolina. In fact, the path…

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The Brew From Here

September 2020

Written by Kay West Six Western North Carolina Breweries on Approaches to Expansion Leah Rainis assumed her position as executive director of the Asheville Brewers Alliance in January, taking the…

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Of Sound Mind

August 2020

Written by Shawndra Russell Local Creatives & Entrepreneurs Have an Ear for Podcast Production As the co-host of two new local podcasts—The Great Reset, which is dedicated to discussing the…

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Lands of the Sky

July 2020

Written by Dasha Morgan A New Generation Carries on Western North Carolina’s Legacy of Landscape Architecture In Western North Carolina there is a community of talented, knowledgeable, and able landscape…

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Dog Days

June 2020

Written by Bill Kopp The Growing Dog Daycare Industry Provides for Pets, Their People, and Local Entrepreneurs Busy pet owners are increasingly availing themselves of dog daycare, and the industry…

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WNC’s Gearing Up

April 2020

Written by Jennifer Fitzgerald Kitsbow CEO David Billstrom describes Western North Carolina as a “Goldilocks” location for manufacturers of outdoor gear. It’s a claim he can testify to, as he…

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By Design

March 2020

Written by Bill Kopp With construction booming across Western North Carolina, the architectural firms of the region find their services in demand more than ever. At its best, architecture can…

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