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The newest design technologies meet old world craftsmanship and sensibilities at 828 Design Studio. Clean layouts, pleasing typography, and plenty of white space help define our work. Please continue reading to find out more about 828 Design Studio and what we can do for you and your business. If you have any questions—or would like to discuss your particular needs—please contact us.


ABIPA – Asheville Buncombe Institute for Parity Achievement

ABIPA improves health conditions for African Americans by providing education, health services and advocacy from a unique understanding of the African American experience and a demonstrated ability to increase collaboration, connection, awareness and trust across diverse segments of the community


ACF Technologies

ACF Technologies was created during the new millennium with one thing in mind: Advanced Customer Flow. We quickly became a leader in providing consultation and technology related to scheduling, queuing, and managing client interactions throughout a service environment. In addition to these core offerings, ACF has evolved beyond customer flow, providing solutions for the entire Customer Xperience.


ADA – Asheville Downtown Association

The mission of the Asheville Downtown Association is to be a voice of the downtown community and to promote and support quality economic, cultural and residential development of downtown Asheville.The Asheville Downtown Association is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation and improvement of the central business district. Through programs and annual objectives, the Board of Directors work to make downtown Asheville the center of commerce, culture, government, and leisure.


Advanced Data & Network Solutions

Advanced Data has proven experience in providing businesses with computer and network solutions as well as phone systems and Internet services.

We have put together a local team of outstanding technicians, designers and programmers capable of creating technology tools that enable our clients to do their jobs better.


Advanced Pain Relief Therapy

Zach helps people with stubborn and hard to fix pain problems finally get back to living life on their terms. And that means they return to a life of little or no pain, with more freedom of movement and increased confidence in their bodies.Here are some of the most common problems that I help people with every week:Low back pain (in it’s many forms, such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, etc.) Sciatica, Hip problems, Stiff and/ or Sore Neck and Shoulders, Bad knees, Weak Ankles and/or painful feet. Most of his clients have tried many other therapies first, with little or no lasting success.


Affordable Bedding

Kingsdown has long been recognized as a leader in sleep research and science, Kingsdown products are sold all across North America and in over twenty countries worldwide. Founded in 1904, Kingsdown sleep systems have been making a difference in people’s lives for over 100 years.Affordable Bedding, Inc., located in Asheville, NC, is pleased to offer a variety of Kingsdown Mattresses and sleep products. Here are some of our best sellers. Of course, we have many more mattress products in the store that we would be happy to show you and demonstrate for you.


Alembic Studios

Alembic Studios long-standing practice has relied on listening carefully, asking the sometimes difficult questions to uncover not only the obvious, but more importantly, the often obscure motivations that move us to create new environments. Our Mission is to partner with you in translating your dreams of home and community into eco-sensitive realities. We achieve this through the application of our extensive design experience, detailed site analysis, on-going research and project oversight- from design through the completion of construction.


All Seasons Heating and AC

Specializing in all HVAC systems including boiler systems, furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners



Imagine having high-quality marketing materials produced by top creative talent and production experts, using the latest printing and mailing technologies – all in one place!Our small business marketing pros can help you develop cost-effective print communications and marketing programs that take full advantage of our in-house graphic design, advanced printing services and mailing capabilities. We’ll guide you to determine the right role for marketing your business. And, develop creative strategies that meet your goals in the most targeted and practical ways.


Altamont Brewing Company

Brewer Gordon Kear, former brewer for Flagstaff Brewing Company for the past six years, and business partner Ben Wiggins wanted to bring more coolness to West Asheville. Their way of doing it, build a brewing company and bar with all the best Asheville has to offer. Known locally as “the bar”, the Altamont boasts a wide open floor plan with regulation ping-pong, a foosball table and single disc-golf basket. The place hosts a variety of musicians weekly, plus open mic-night every Tuesday. While the brewing facility is still a work-in-progress, the Altamont has some of the finest locals on tap. They started brewing beer at the location in early Dec. 2012.


Amplified Media

“We are Amplified Media, offering professional video production and photography services of uncompromised quality, priced to suit the small business budget.

At Amplified Media we challenge the ordinary to create the extraordinary. We openly welcome the opportunity to tell the story, engage the viewer and create new memories. Consistently pressing the boundaries, no matter the budget, allows us to make your project more unique and deliver a more impactful solution.”


Animal Hospital of North Asheville, Inc.

Animal Hospital of North Asheville is a full service veterinary practice serving the dogs & cats of Asheville, Weaverville, Hendersonville, Black Mountain, & all of Western North Carolina since 1977. Using state-of-the-art diagnostics we provide pets with the highest quality, affordable care while using love & compassion to guide us. We emphasize wellness care – yearly exams & vaccines. Our Board Certified Internal Medicine specialist excels at diagnostics. We have two veterinarians devoted entirely to dentistry, eight more experienced veterinarians, emergency care & 24 hour nursing care for hospitalized patients. Your pet will benefit from our expertise, gentle, loving, & stress-free care. Rest assured our devoted staff will provide your pet with the best care available in WNC!


Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism

The Southeast’s oldest herbal studies school offering holistic health education, complementary care services, locally sourced apothecary and herbal products, and a community library & resource center. Our outstanding faculty has over two centuries of combined practical application in holistic healthcare. Focusing on preventative medicine and sustainable lifestyle, ASHH combines ancient healing traditions with emerging science.


Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

Founded in 1983 as first Habitat affiliate in North Carolina, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (AAHH) has built 283 new houses and repaired more than 100 homes in that time, providing more than 1,250 adults and children with safe, decent housing. AAHH is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.


Asheville Brewers Supply

WNC’s oldest shop for fermenting enthusiasts, both amateur and professional. We supply quality ingredients and equipment for beer, wine, spirits, cider, mead and sake. In addition to free monthly Brewers Socials, we also offer two free brewing classes every month to help brewers learn and improve the craft.


Asheville Brews Cruise

Over the last decade, we have taken thousands of beer fans on in-depth tours of Asheville’s brewery scene, setting a standard for brewery tours not only in Asheville, but in other great and growing beer cities like Denver, Atlanta, and Charleston. We have been featured in Southern Living, The New York Times, and Draft Magazine, to name a few. Our tour guides are EXPERIENCED, FUN, and TAKE PRIDE IN engaging everyone to sample a wide variety of beers, understanding the brewing process, the history of beer, the way to taste and even pair beer with food, and offering a behind-the-scenes peek of a brewery.


Asheville Cottages

We will provide you with the most LUXURIOUS vacation rental cabin stay you have ever experienced!


Asheville Dental

At Asheville Dental, our mission is to provide dental care in a professional and comfortable environment, using the latest technology and least invasive therapy. It is also to make long-term friends with our patients and be a trusted and dependable dentist. Asheville can rely on us for the best in service and care.


Asheville Friends Meeting

Friends place of worship.


Asheville Garage Door Service

Asheville Garage Door Service has progressively grown over the years. We are locally owned and operated. The company offers sales, service and installation of residential and commercial garage doors and electric garage door openers. Our services include general maintenance and adjustments, door framing, and broken spring and cable replacement. Our technicians are professional, courteous and highly trained and have been with the company for more than 15 years.


Asheville GreenWorks

After 40 years, Asheville GreenWorks remains the largest volunteer environmental organization in Western North Carolina through the 200 + projects we host each year. Consider joining the tens of thousands of Volunteers that have worked for a “Clean & Green” environment, or supporting our efforts with your Membership. We need both to continue serving the community we love.


Asheville House Fairies

The House Fairies are a team of light hearted professional artists, healers and artisans and we take that approach to all of the home services we provide. Services including residential & small commercial cleaning, energetic clearings, home & new business blessings, Doula services & pet sitting!


Asheville Housing Authority

As a High Performing Housing Authority that assists over 6,000 Asheville residents, the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville (HACA) owns and operates 1,500 units of conventional public housing in 10 developments throughout Asheville. HACA also manages the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) that provides rental vouchers for more than 1,350 units of housing in the private market.


Asheville Massage and Natural Therapeutics

Since 1999 Evan Turnau has upheld the Philosophies of Natural Therapeutics as well as the scope of practice of Therapeutic bodywork: Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Polarity, Reflex-Polarity, Chinese Foot & Hand Reflexology with Essential Oils, Chakra Therapy, Core Synchronism, Premature Infant Incubator Therapy, & Healing with Whole Foods.


Asheville Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

A place of worship open to ALL people.


Asheville Painting Company

Asheville Painting Co offers quality painting and contracting services to Asheville, NC and the surrounding areas. Asheville Painting is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality painting work and the best possible services. We work hard to give you a quality experience that’s unique in the painting business—and at competitive prices. We’re locally owned and serve all of WNC. Please visit www.ashevillepainting.com.


Asheville Salt Cave

Asheville Salt Cave & Spa, in Downtown Asheville, is a unique place for therapeutic rest & healing. The Cave has an enriched microclimate that allows body & mind to gain relaxation, rehabilitation, & balance. All five senses are engaged in the healing power of nature. Known as speleotherapy, we are the only Salt Therapy center in the United States made of all natural materials – salt, wood, & water. The walls, ceiling, & floor are covered in salt rock crystals weighing 6 ounces to 300 pounds each. We DO NOT use any artificial means of spraying salt. Two natural ionizers feed the Cave, & make it a virtual sterile environment. Our Cave is a unique microclimate, like those found in nature, & is sustainable & growing. No other salt therapy center in the United States can make this claim.


Asheville Solar

Born out of a desire to manifest idealism, Asheville Solar Company operates under it’s own set of business values. Following in the footsteps of Asheville’s unique entrepreneural predecessors, our ultimate goal is to benefit this community where we live and love, tread with respect for our earth, and provide our customers with humble servitude, obsessive quality, affordability and maximum benefit.


Asheville Wine Market

In 1993, Eb and Jean Heide opened a wine shop in downtown Asheville committed to the idea that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a great bottle of wine. Over twenty years later, now under the ownership of long time employee Laurence Weaver, that sentiment hasn’t changed. The Asheville Wine Market is still excited to be offering great wines at a great price, with an enthusiastic staff at the ready to help you find just the right bottle for your meal or occasion. We love talking about wine almost as much as we love to drink it, and hold firmly to the belief that wine is made to be enjoyed by everyone. After all, good wine is good wine, whether it costs $10 or $100. It’s the wine itself that interests us, as well as your enjoyment of it, not the price tag.


Asheville Yoga Center

Asheville Yoga Center is changing the world through yoga. We do this by providing amazing yoga instructors, who teach over 100 weekly classes and over 100 certifications and events a year, all on a custom built solar-powered yoga campus, including a yoga lifestyle boutique and lodging. Since 1997, everything we’ve done is focused on a better you and a better world.


AvL Technologies

AvL Technologies is a company that produces visionary, innovative, reproducible products for emerging markets that combine elegant designs, unique style and technical superiority for ultimate performance. We are dedicated to technical excellence and extraordinary customer service. We strive to do good work in a good working environment, where employees are treated with respect and trust to produce the best quality possible with the best possible attitudes



Garden Center and Landscape Service


Bed and Breakfast Kennel

We are a pet spa for dogs and cats. We offer an array of services from boarding, daycare, training and grooming. We have more employees from May through September. We are a service business and all of our employees are cross-trained. We learn quickly to cater to the needs of the 4 legged as well as 2 legged.


Bellwether Design-Build

Bellwether Design-Build is a builder of fine homes, located in Asheville, North Carolina. We are fluent in all aspects of home construction, but are best known for our extraordinary attention to design, detail, and sustainable building practices. We bring more than 20 years of experience to the table. We encourage you to explore our gallery of recent projects to see just what makes us stand out.


Beyond Bending Yoga

Beyond Bending Yoga is boutique yoga studio in downtown Franklin, surrounded by the beautiful Nantahala National Forest. We offer a variety of classes suitable for beginners and more seasoned practitioners.


Biblio, Inc.

Biblio is a global marketplace for buying used, rare, and out-of-print books and textbooks. We take pride in bringing together over 4500 professional, independent booksellers from around the world, to offer you over 90 million high quality books to choose from. So, whether you’re looking for out of print books, first editions, signed books, textbooks or just great used books at even better prices, you’ve found the right place!


Big Boom Designs

We design eye-catching websites capable of both ranking high on Google and converting “clicks” into “clients”. Our mission is to design and build websites that are easy to maintain, forward thinking, and produce measurable results. We’ve had the privilege to work with hundreds of amazing businesses: big and small, local and international. Every client we work with receives a level of customer service and project transparency unmatched in our industry. Big Boom Design strives to educate and empower our clients to take ownership and authorship of their web presence. Today’s Internet landscape is one in which little-to-no technical knowledge is needed to maintain a basic business website. This evolution of the Internet and its accessibility can be utilized by YOU!


Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC

Big Brothers Big Sisters has been serving young people in Western North Carolina since 1982. We currently cover eight counties.We match children (ages 6-14) from single-parent families with caring, adult mentors.“Bigs” and “Littles” spend time together forming a friendship. In our traditional program, they participate in activities in our community like hiking on the parkway, playing ball, or baking cookies. In our site-based program, Bigs and Littles see each other at the child’s school or recreation center. They spend time playing games, completing homework, and having lunch together.


Bill Russell State Farm

State Farm insurance representative. Our mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.


Biltmore Coffee Traders

Biltmore Coffee Traders is an independent artisan micro roaster, coffee shop and bakery in Asheville, NC. We source sustainable and direct trade beans to ensure environmental, economic, and social sustainability. We specialize in coffee grown in harmony with nature while providing family farmers a living wage and incentives to protect the environment. We bake with local organic ingredients, have gluten free and vegan options, serve
smoothies, bagels and have a convenient drive thru.


Biltmore Oil Company

In 1930, Paul Simmons began operating a home fuel business. Today this company, Biltmore Oil, is a diversified corporation comprising residential, commercial and retail divisions.The Eblen Family still owns and operates Biltmore Oil. The name Biltmore Oil has become synonymous in Asheville with community involvement and philanthropy, as exemplefied by the Eblen Charities, a foundation which directly benefits local citizens.


BlackBird Frame & Art LLC

BlackBird is an independent framer and art gallery owned by Pat & John Horrocks. We have shared our business since 1990, and moved to Asheville in 2002.

Our experience shows in the way we conduct our business – with unmatched service and uncompromising integrity in our dealings with every client.

It is in our nature and our interests to develop long-lasting relationships based on trust. To that end, we serve our clients by being honest, professional and diligent in our effort to provide the highest level of value possible. That means giving sound advice regarding the art, its preservation, framing design, and the price/value of our work.


Blackwood Landscaping LLC

Our mission is to provide industry leading quality and unparalleled customer service in a friendly professional manner. We offer custom-tailored landscape maintenance and installation solutions to keep your property, beautiful, healthy and maintenance free.


BluBus Clothing Company

Asheville’s Newest Custom Screen Printing Shop is in full swing. We are here to provide a quality product that will fit any budget. Our knowledgeable staff and friendly atmosphere are sure to keep you coming back year after year. We use only the finest materials to fit your needs and furnish you a product that you will love. Come on in and Check us out!! See what we can do for you. Come be part of the BluBus Family.


Blue Cardinal Clothing

Our online store is set up and ready to go (http://shop.bluecardinalclothing.com/), our logo has been completed, and we have our permit and business license from the great City of Asheville! And we even have a Federal Tax ID!


Blue Dream Curry House

Blue Dream Curry House is an international journey of flavor serving curries from around the world at an affordable price using fresh, local ingredients.


Blue Mountain Pizza and Brew Pub

Blue Mountain Pizza restaurant is a true treasure in the quaint town of Weaversville, NC just about 5 miles north of Asheville. Very friendly staff, and a great menu to choose from. We were absolutely delighted with our baked pasta dishes, pizza, and quesadilla. The salads were scrumptious as were the garlic rolls. We shared the cheesecake and cannolis for dessert and thoroughly enjoyed a very entertaining singer/ guitarist. The locals seemed very comfortable in this restaurant which is always a clear sign for travelers. Highly recommend this wonderful, affordable restaurant. Enjoy!


Blue Ridge BioFuels

Blue Ridge Biofuels is a worker-owned business committed to building the local alternative energy economy by producing affordable clean fuels for the community of Western North Carolina through sustainable business practices that offer opportunities for community development, local jobs, and biofuel education.


Blue Ridge Event Staffing

We do Event Staffing in Asheville, NC! We provide the most polished service staff available in Western North Carolina. Have a special staffing need for your Asheville Event? Call Blue Ridge Event Staffing, we are happy to help!


Blue Ridge Food Ventures

BLUE RIDGE FOOD VENTURES is an 11,000-square-foot shared-use kitchen and natural products manufacturing facility that offers support in product development, guidance through the maze of government regulations, equipment for bottling and packaging, advice on marketing and label design, and much more.


Blue Ridge Storage Center Inc.

Blue Ridge Storage Center Inc. is locally owned and operated. Our facility is conveniently located just off New Leicester Highway, minutes from Downtown Asheville. We are committed to creating a safe, clean and professional environment to meet your storage needs. Please call or visit our office. Our site features: easy to access units in a variety of size options, 24/7 tenant availability, quality digital surveillance and an automated payment kiosk.
on-site manager weekdays


Bosu’s Wine Shop

Choosing the wine for the evening meal since 1993. We’re always expanding our selections of wine, beer, and gourmet foods to provide unparalleled access and service for Western North Carolina. Excellent assistance, from table wines to special gifts to by-the-glass meetings to wine dinners and tastings.



Bouchon is the quintessential French bistro, recalling the farming community outside of Lyon where Chef Michel Baudouin was raised. Local ingredients come straight from the farm to create your favorite traditional dishes with North Carolina flavors. Try our Boeuf Bourguignon or Canard Roti au Gingembre et Miel (made with local Haw Creek Honey). Romantic, intimate and charming, with an impressive list of hand-selected French wines, Bouchon is the perfect place to dine.


BPM Fabrications, LLC

A small, independently owned central fabrication orthotics & prosthetics lab.


Brevard Hearing Center

The Brevard Hearing Center is passionate about helping you hear better and enjoy the full life that good hearing allows you to have.


Brevard Housing Authority

Affordable Housing. To apply viisit the BHA to pick up an application, located at 133 West Morgan St, Brevard, NC, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.


Brevard Tiny House Company

Brevard Tiny House Company’s goal is to offer alternative housing options to people who seek more economical and environmentally-friendly dwellings that are as fulfilling as any American home.


Brewpon of Asheville

Brewpon is a mobile phone app for tracking your favorite beers and discovering where on tap and on special in Western North Carolina. Install the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and find out which breweries are donating free beer to charities. Drink craft beer for a good cause!


Broad River Builders

A locally based construction management company committed to pursuing a culture of quality. Our website below is under construction. Please contact us by phone or email. Our site should be complete in late 2016.


Brooks-Howell Home

Brooks-Howell Home is a non-profit, charitable, continuing care retirement community which is owned and supported by United Methodist Women of The United Methodist Church.


Bruisin’ Ales

Asheville’s renowned beer-only store stocks over 1000 brews from around the world (and around the corner). This small, colorful boutique shop in the heart of downtown is a treasure trove for beer lovers—specializing in Belgians, Belgian-style, select American craft brews, and the very best from around the world. Here you’ll find rare beers, exceptional seasonal selections, and other hard-to-find limited releases. The unique bottle shop set-up allows customers to “Mix-a-Six.”


Buckeye Kennels

We have been taking loving care of area pets since we opened in March of 2000. We offer “boutique” style dog boarding in a small facility with a high staff to pet ratio that allows us to individualize care. We know that dogs can “talk” and we “speak” dog. We are committed to you dog’s emotional well being as well as it’s physical safety. We now, thanks to popular demand, offer “playcare” groups in our newly expanded facility.


BuildSmart by Bob

Home building and other construction services-we are hands-on, perfectionist craftsmen who support American manufacturing while aiming for the highest possible energy performance and interior air quality. Our knowledge and expertise is guided by the latest principles of building science. Quality is assured by careful attention to detail and pride in workmanship.


Builtwright Construction

Builtwright Construction, Inc. is an Asheville area local business that specializes in custom residential construction. We provide clientele with quality workmanship, efficiency, financial transparency and the best in customer service.


Buncombe County Medical Society

Buncombe County Medical Society (BCMS) Corporation is the thriving, 800-plus professional association of Buncombe County (BC) area physicians. It is a chartered component medical society of the NC Medical Society and the AMA. BCMS Corporation works to further the professional interests of its members and to improve conditions for the practice of medicine in our area.


Buncombe County Partnership for Children

We invest in the First 2,000 Days of a child’s life in children ages 0-5 and their families by partnering with local organizations to provide programs that: improve the quality of early childhood education; increase access to affordable, high quality early care; expand early literacy opportunities; and, provide family support.


Buncombe County Register of Deeds

The Buncombe County Register of Deeds office is in charge of keeping our Counties most vital records including Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Licenses, as well as, Land Transactions.


Burial Beer

Burial, for some, is a necessary step to reach the afterlife. At Burial Beer Co., we see it as a celebration: of life, of the cyclical nature of harvest and of the brewing process. What better way to celebrate than with a beer?


C and Co. All Natural Body Goods

Our mission is to provide truly all natural and affordable skincare products that are handcrafted using the finest ingredients. We maintain very strict formulation standards to ensure that our ingredients include cold-pressed oils, steam distilled essential oils and reverse osmosis filtered water. Nothing more, nothing less.


Campaign for Southern Equality

The Campaign for Southern Equality is a non-profit based in Asheville, NC working to promote full equality for LGBT individuals and families across the South.


Canine Shear Heaven

Since 1979 Canine Shear Heaven has offered top quality grooming to Asheville area pets. We use natural or organic products and always put the safety and comfort of the pets entrusted to us above any other consideration. Our groomers regularly attend continuing education and are all certified in pet cpr and first aid. We also carry premium dog and cat food, natural treats, toys, collars and leads by Lupine, and herbal supplements for your pet’s health.


Carmichael Training Systems, Inc.

Proven effective by thousands of endurance athletes, CTS is the premier source for personal coaching, training camps, and performance testing.


Carol L King & Associates, PA

At Carol L King & Associates, we believe in abundance. We guide individuals and businesses through complex financial events to achieve their goals. We make the numbers understandable and provide a full range of business and investment solutions.
We are committed to building lifelong relationships and carefully listening to learn what matters most. We strive to help our clients feel safe, secure and confident.
Our staff are trained and supported to grow both personally and professionally in a workplace that is flexible and family-oriented. We believe in serving others and the community.


Carolina Bed & Breakfast

One of Asheville’s premier bed and breakfasts, Carolina Bed & Breakfast offers innovative, fresh local food in a casually elegant setting. The five-room inn, a 1901 Arts & Crafts bungalow and separate cottage, is a short walk from downtown Asheville. The King and Queen beds feature luxury linens and amenities specifically created for the Carolina. Air conditioning, jacuzzis, Wi-Fi and gas fireplaces bring the house into the 21st century. In addition to a gourmet breakfast, guests may enjoy an evening social hour with carefully crafted canapes and hor d’oeuvres. A delightful sweet treat is placed in each guest’s room in the evening. Make your stay in Asheville magical!


Carolina Day School

Carolina Day School is a leader in educational innovation and a model of excellence for western North Carolina and beyond. Our creative and reflective educators craft a cohesive curriculum in a supportive environment where inquiry, discovery, and learning can take place. Building and giving meaning to strong foundational skills is essential and is just the starting point at Carolina Day. Students actively engage in real-world problem solving, project-based learning, service learning, and design thinking projects and activities, which allow them to practice, apply, build, and transfer these important skills in meaningful ways.


Carolina Financial Group

Carolina Financial Securities, LLC (CFS) is an investment banking firm that specializes in raising private capital and providing financial advisory services.


Carolina Mornings

Carolina Mornings is a leader in luxury-mountain living. We have the finest selection of vacation home and cabin rentals in the Asheville area. Whether you choose to stay in a captivating Blue Ridge Mountain chalet, a Smoky Mountain log cabin, an elegant downtown loft or a luxury vacation villa in Historic Biltmore Village, you will be showered with free exclusive activities, personal attention, exceptional service and superior amenities. Our vacation rental cabins offer spectacular mountain views, hot tubs, fireplaces, wireless Internet, pool tables and more. We are also proud to offer a wide selection of extended stay condos and pet-friendly rentals.


Ceci’s Culinary Tour

Food truck serving crepes, empanadas and tamales. Using local ingredients and the best quality available.


Celine and Company Catering “On Broadway”

Celine and Company has been a leader in serving Asheville’s finest catering cuisine for more than 20 years. We offer our clients full-service support from the beginning stages of planning through the very end of their special event, creating custom-designed menus and presentation based on the client’s taste, preference and within their budget. However grand your vision or however intimate your gathering, we can help turn your dream into reality!


Center for Participatory Change

The Center for Participatory Change’s mission is to work in partnership with people across Western North Carolina as they recognize their own power, work together and transform their communities. CPC provides training, technical assistance, leadership development, and community organizing support for grassroots organizations working on racial and economics justice.


Champion Credit Union – Canton 1

Champion Credit Union was founded in Canton, NC in 1932. We are the oldest public credit union in North Carolina.
The credit union is a not-for-profit banking co-op owned by members, not by Wall Street. For that reason, we have a long-standing history of providing financial benefits that banks can’t even imagine.

The credit union has grown and is now serving over 20,000 members in Western North Carolina.


Charles Lefler MD

Dr. Lefler graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill in 1970. He works in Brevard, NC and specializes in Internal Medicine. Dr. Lefler is affiliated with Transylvania Regional Hospital.


Charlotte Street Computers

Since 2002, Charlotte Street Computers has been providing Mac and PC repair to the wonderful people of Asheville and the greater Buncombe County area. Some of the services we offer our customers include: hardware repairs and upgrades, software installation and updating, tutoring, virus and spyware removal, data backup and recovery remote assistance. We strive to achieve excellence in computer repair and superior customer service on a daily basis. Additionally, CSC has continually supported Just Economics and our mission by providing us with several fund-raising opportunities over the years, including donating tickets to multiple performances at Asheville Community Theater. We are excited to have such a community minded company on our Living Wage Employer list!


Charlotte Street Kids

We are a full-service, non-profit childcare program located in North Asheville. Here at CSK, we believe our balanced, low-key programing delivers a more balanced, relaxed child back to you at pick-up time so you can head home to enjoy your time together as a family. CSK opened in 2011 with 10 kids enrolled (4 staff kids!), two ladies with great ideas, and a few supplies. Since then, our enrollment has grown to 60 families, nine staff members and two locations.


Children & Family Resource Center

We improve children’s lives through parent education, quality child care resources and leadership on children’s issues throughout the community.


Children First / Communities In Schools of Buncombe County Inc.

The mission of Children First/CIS is to improve the lives of children, youth and their families through community collaboration, advocacy and programs.


Circle Forward

Circle Forward is emerging as a new way to run organizations, manage businesses and build networks for collective impact. We help people create work cultures that are resilient, creative and productive, like healthy systems in the natural world.


Circle of Mercy Congregation

Circle of Mercy is a welcoming, inclusive, and celebrative community of believers. We are committed to spiritual formation that nurtures prayerful discernment, invites compassionate service, and prompts prophetic action. We believe that turning to God also means turning to the world—especially to its broken places—as agents of healing and hope.


Clean Cars Inc

We provide the very best in mobile detailing for autos, boats, RV’s, planes, helicopters, buses. Any vehicle you have, really.


Clean Water for North Carolina

Since 1984 Clean Water for North Carolina (CWFNC, formerly the Clean Water Fund of North Carolina) has worked for clean, safe communities and workplaces with hundreds of communities and thousands of North Carolinians. CWFNC is a private non-profit membership organization serving residents across the state of North Carolina.

CWFNC researches environmental problems, analyzes public policy, and educates and empowers people to be confident and active in their communities. We spearhead statewide action and help local communities develop strategies to address threats to their environment and health.


Colburn Earth Science Museum

Colburn Earth Science Museum, soon to be renamed the Asheville Museum of Science, is located in the heart of Asheville’s thriving downtown cultural area. The museum is currently closed for renovation and expects to re-open in late October 2016. We will continue to ignite the imagination, enhance science capability, and unlock innovation for our visitors. In the new location schools and families throughout western North Carolina will enjoy broader cutting-edge programming. For more than 50 years, the Colburn Museum has fostered an appreciation for the Earth, its resources and environment. We look forward to seeing you in our new location soon!


Colorful Palate Catering

We are in the business of giving people a reason to be in the same Room… and there is no better reason for a bunch of people to be in the same room than to eat. And there is no better ice breaker than, “Man, this is good food. Who catered?” This is why we go to work; we want to feed the bodies of our neighbors so they can feed each others minds and spirits.


Come From the Heart

I am a social entrepreneur that believes in giving back and lifting up others in the process of doing business. Our Company is headquartered in Asheville, NC. Our bottlecap magnets are made in W. Virginia by those who may find difficulty obtaining a “normal job” due to perceived physical or other challenges. We are honored to provide them a Living Wage and the respect they deserve as valuable members of our business. By supporting our company and buying our product, you become part of a larger idea and participate in lifting up others. We also take gently used t shirts and renew them into custom made t shirt bags or custom printed t shirts to benefit local and national non-profits. http://renewtees.com/index.html


Communication Mark

Communication Mark provides fundraising and organizational development services for nonprofits.


Community Family Practice

Since 1989, Community Family Practice has been dedicated to personalized health care for the entire family – from before birth through the senior years. We encourage patients to ask questions and take an active role in their health care. We are interested not only in helping you through an illness, but also in helping you stay well.
As a convenience for you and your family, we provide same-day appointments as well as scheduled visits for comprehensive care. We are the only private primary care practice on staff at Mission Hospital providing inpatient care and obstetrical care for our clientele.


Comporium of WNC

Comporium is a diversified communications company providing a Quintuple Play of five services — voice, video, data, wireless and security — at the retail level; as well as, providing security monitoring and directory publishing for its industry customers. Comporium also is the incumbent local telephone exchange company and cable TV operator in Transylvania County, N.C. We are happy to have Comporium of WNC LIving Wage Certified.


Congregation Beth HaTephila

A congregation that offers its membership an up-to-date mainstream Reform Jewish identity and serves the Reform Jewish community of Asheville and surrounding areas.


Congregation Beth Israel

Beth Israel, a Conservative congregation, is a welcoming and egalitarian community devoted to the principle of an intentioned and meaningful Jewish life, expressed through our core values of education, spirituality, celebration, and social justice.


Conservation Pros

Conservation Pros is a different kind of Home Improvement Company. We don’t represent any particular product, manufacturer or technology. That way, we can listen to you, the homeowner, and offer solutions that help you to achieve your goals, not ours. Our salaries are not based on whether or not we can get a particular product into your home. We offer an incredibly broad selection of products and services, all managed and designed in-house. Sure, we’re looking to make a sale. But, we’re free to sell you what you need, not what we need you to buy.


Constance Williams Gallery

You will find me most days, very happy to be painting in my open 5000 sq ft studio/gallery,or on occassion upstairs, handbuilding mostly figurative sculpture,in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District. The clarity of color I get with my encaustic paint medium is intoxicating and the depth is always engaging.My mostly figurative clay sculpture, has taken a back seat; it is the medium I go to when I need to quiet myself from my pyro painting medium.I share my building with fellow artists who inspire, encourage, critique and bring joy into my days.


Cordial & Craft

Cordial & Craft is proudly owned and operated by Heidi Walker and Lexie Harvey in the mountains of Western North Carolina. We work with a talented and creative staff to make the smallest to the biggest events memorable and unique. Cordial & Craft specializes in bar servicing, event management, craft cocktail design and more. The most important things to us are the relationships we build with our clients, staff, family and friends. Feel free to drop us a line, tell us a story, and say hello!


Corliss and Solomon PLLC

Corliss & Solomon, PLLC is a local certified public accounting firm focused on serving non-profit and creative organizations in Western North Carolina through exceptional quality and service. We also provide tax preparation and accounting support to a growing number of small professional service companies.


Cozart & Associates DDS

Cozart & Associations dental office located in Brevard, NC . A dentist is trained to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases of the gums, teeth, and jaw. Please call us to schedule an appointment or to get more information.


Craig Associates PC


Most of us are likely to find a point in life when the only option requires us to turn towards an attorney to navigate a difficulty. At Craig Associates, we offer proactive solutions for small businesses, families, and individuals. Our interests and focus lie in what matters most in life; creating family, cultivating successful business practices, and planning to protect your loved ones. We invite you to explore our site to learn more about Craig Associates, and contact us today so we may begin working together towards a better future.


Creperie Bouchon

You’re very close to discovering Asheville’s best crepe secret. Located in a beautiful secluded courtyard off of one of the busiest, most unique streets in town lies a one-of-a-kind dining experience that is sure to keep you coming back for more. Our cozy dining room offers a comfortable atmosphere where you and your family or friends can relax and enjoy our delicious crepes, sandwiches soups and salads and desserts.


Crow & Quill

The Crow & Quill is a unique craft cocktail bar with a selection of over 600 spirits, including 315 whiskeys. We have a comfortable lounge with books and games, and we host a wide range of live music and special events. We are open 365 days a year.


Cube Creative Design, Inc.

Cube Creative provides affordable yet effective web design, print marketing, and graphic design solutions. We offer turn-key solutions from concept to completion. Contact us for a free estimate and ideas for your next project.



THE BEST OF SPAIN, conveniently located downtown Asheville! The cuisine at Cúrate is first and foremost traditional Spanish. From jamón Ibérico to croquetas de pollo to flan with caramel sauce, those who have traveled to Spain will instantly be transported back to one of the lively tapas bars beloved throughout the country, one plate at a time. The home of Cúrate, a building erected in 1927 as the original bus depot, was thoughtfully renovated back to its original glory by local artisans. Whether guests are looking for a fun-filled evening out with friends or a quick bite before or after one of Asheville’s many art or music productions, Cúrate is the place to go to take care of yourself by letting us take care of you.


Custom Moving Solutions

Custom Moving Solutions is a Veteran Owned, Family Operated Moving Company serving the southeast with locations in Western North Carolina, Charlotte, NC and the Upstate of SC. From precious heirlooms to large estates, CMS can handle the task. Call today and book your Certified Moving Team for your upcoming move!


Dale Nash MD

Internal Medicine Physician: Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. They are especially skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes.


Danny’s Dumpster

Danny’s Dumpster is an independent commercial compost and recycle hauling company in Western North Carolina. We specialize inwaste reduction by offering businesses responsible disposal options and enabling them to affordably and efficiently transition their waste stream from landfill debris to renewable resources.


David Gantt Attorney

For over 30 years, David Gantt Law Office has represented everyday working people who live in the mountains of western North Carolina. At our law office, you will have our full attention. Clients come first. We focus our attention on handling legal issues that accompany Social Security disability and workers’ compensation matters for our injured clients so they can focus on recovering and moving forward with their lives.


David S. Graham Chiropractic Physician Applied Kinesiology

Your Body is Built to Heal ItselfAre you are looking for an in-depth, non-invasive, drug freeapproach to health and wellness? We provide a quality system of integrative natural health care for a wide variety of conditions with over 30 years of clinical experience, continuing education,compassion and a good sense of humor. Our job is to find and remove the physical, chemical and emotional impedimentsto your good health which allows your body to heal. Located in Asheville’s River Arts District


Deltec Homes

Since 1968, Deltec Homes has been the premier green builder in Asheville. We offer round, traditional and modern high performance, prefabricated homes. Each home is built sustainably in a production plant that is powered with 100 percent renewable energy. Our focus is to create a restorative effect on the environment while providing customers with the strongest homes possible.


Dermatology of North Asheville

We provide comprehensive skin care with an emphasis on dermatology, skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, and cosmetic procedures and products.


Desoto Lounge

Desoto Lounge is a neighborhood bar located in West Asheville, NC. We specialize in local craft-brewed beer on tap. We also serve cocktails and wine. Our kitchen serves scratch-made food late every night. Join us for great tunes on the jukebox or a game of pinball, ping-pong or foosball. If the weather’s nice, relax on the secluded patio.


Divinity Beer Systems, LLC

At Divinity Systems, we sell only the highest quality commercial draft beer systems, equipment and parts available on the market today. Our extensive inventory of bar supplies and equipment includes the finest products from the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial beer equipment. We offer factory direct prices, so you know you’re buying the highest quality draft beer equipment and supplies at the lowest possible prices anywhere online. If you find the same draft beer equipment or supplies advertised anywhere else for less, we promise to match or beat it! We carry everything you need for a complete top of the line draft beer system including nitrogen generators, European draft towers, beer usage/monitoring systems, beer dispensers, glycol chillers and other necessary accessories. Explore the links above for information on our commercial draft beer system installation services, beer monitoring systems, nitrogen technology, as well as informative and educational articles.


Dobra Tea

We are an eastern teahouse serving over 100+ imported varieties of fresh loose-leasf teas of which we have traveled the tea gardens of the east to source ourselves. We serve vegetarian middle eastern foods, lots of locally made gluten free and healthy desserts. We also sell lots of local tea pottery made by local Asheville artisans.


Dogwood Alliance

Dogwood Alliance brings together the voices of thousands of individuals, local and regional grassroots partners, and national and international organizations.


Domestic Goddess Home Services

Betsy and her goddesses are happy to provide custom, residential cleaning to suit your needs, shopping/errands assistance and pet-sitting. One of our “poster children”– if Bets can make her business model work while paying a Living Wage to her employees, then anyone can do it!


Duinkerken Homes, Inc.

Duinkerken Homes is an award-winning residential construction and remodeling company, dedicated to bringing superior services to Asheville, NC and surrounding areas. At Duinkerken Homes, we focus on family by building high quality, comfortable homes. Our focus to detail extends beyond the aesthetics of home building – we want to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with the custom home building process. We strive to provide customers with energy efficient, low maintenance, superior homes that are structurally sound and beautifully designed.


Echo Mountain Recording

We are a recording studio that offers analog and digital recording services.


Echoview Farm

We believe that sustainable farming represents a way forward for American agriculture. But if it’s a way forward, it also looks back to a lifestyle that held sway for generations in western North Carolina, before agriculture gave way to big agribusiness. At Echoview Farm, we understand that sustainable farming is a way to reclaim the dignity of the farming life—men and women nurturing life out of the very ground, cooperating with nature rather than conquering it. It’s a life of spirited independence, recalling a time when small farmers were still able to make it on their own.


Echoview Fiber Mill

Echoview Fiber Mill is an eco-friendly, living wage certified animal fiber processing mill located just north of Asheville, NC. We provide quality fiber processing from washing fiber to making yarns or felt, and anywhere in between. We make sure that the fiber you send us is the fiber we return to you, and that every batch receives individualized attention. We know how important your fiber is to you!


Ecusta Credit Union

We are not only a full-service financial institution, providing everything from checking to home loans, but we also offer a variety of electronic services, allowing you to access your funds 24 hours a day…Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere!


Eden-Out Meals

Eden-Out Meals was founded by Chef William Najger. His wish to serve the community and deliver the highest quality plant based food at an affordable price will continue to be our highest priority. We are grateful to him for all of the wisdom and experience that he has shared with us in our endeavor to continue his business. We are happy that he will still be close by as he is involved in the opening of Sacred Mountain Sanctuary, a raw food retreat facility, camp and educational program 13 miles from Asheville. Chef Chris will take over the kitchen. He is a dedicated vegan, gluten free and raw food chef. He is currently finalizing a whole foods plant based cookbook.


El Centro – Centro Comunitario Hispano Americano

The purpose of the Latino Advocacy Coalition is to cultivate the dawn of a new day by enriching relationships, empowering people and promoting a just community for all.


El Kimchi Food Truck

Local food truck providing a healthy selection of Korean and Mexican fusion dishes.


embellish asheville

Embellish Asheville features lots of unique, indie jewelry, beautiful bags for all occasions, a bit of apothecary, home decor and an amazing craft cocktail section (everything but the liquor!).

While you may recognize a few of our brands, most of our designers are small and independent, like us. We love supporting the tiny designers you’ve never heard of but will surely fall in love with


Envision Eyecare

Optometrist Dr. Larry Golson and his exceptional team share a mutual dedication and passion in providing you with excellent eye care and eyewear. We make it a point to understand your lifestyle and your needs so we can treat you as well as we treat your eyes. It’s all about you!Your ENVISION Eyecare Experience is an oasis in the middle of a busy day. Enjoy the inviting atmosphere of our beautiful, environmentally friendly office, conveniently located at 180 Charlotte Street, just a mile north of downtown Asheville.


Epsilon IT Services

Epsilon provides client-centric IT solutions around the globe by consistently delivering leading technology at a fair price, backed by expert support. Epsilon’s IT services include network engineering, network support, cyber security, enterprise architecture, VoIP and video teleconferencing, educational training, and small business support services.


Equinox Woodworks

The Equinox Woodworks team of craftsmen is dedicated to building custom, energy-efficient, finely-crafted homes. We work closely with our clients to create homes that fulfill their dreams and fit within their budget. Through careful attention to detail, we craft each home to be energy-efficient, comfortable, and durable.


Essential Systems Engineering PA

Our primary goal at Essential Engineering Services is to provide high quality professional service to our clients in an efficient, timely manner.



Evolv, a full-service website design company, has been around for over 12 years consulting small businesses on affordable yet professional, effective, and marketable web design solutions in addition to e-newsletter design. We also focus on giving our clients the tools, knowledge, and support to evolve on their own based on their own budget, not high fixed prices. Our goal is to improve the internet one website at a time and we invite you to help us get there.


Executive Planners NC, Inc.

Executive Planners NC, Inc. takes great pride in striving to provide quality financial planning services. We are committed to serving you in the best possible manner with the most accurate and current information and material to facilitate your decision-making. The cornerstone of Executive Planners is developing and maintaining relationships. Strong relationships provide the framework for professional ethics, integrity and trust, and thus the ability to make smart decisions.


Faerie Made

The mission of Faerie Made®, a woman owned business, is simple: toprovide high quality natural artisan soaps and body care products; support other small businesses on the local and global scale; and walk as gently as possible upon the earth.Located in Asheville, North Carolina, this natural soap and body company is the brainchild of Tina Glenn, a native and resident of West Asheville, NC since 1991.


Family to Family

At Family to Family we’re not about labels. We’re about relationships and helping you heal and grow.

Family to Family provides primary and consultative care for men, women, and children of all ages, including pregnancy care and traditional healing.

Our four physicians, board-certified in family medicine, holistic integrative medicine, and trained in functional medicine, support your unique health needs with a compassionate and thorough approach. We offer you good medicine for all stages of your life.


First Congregational United Church of Christ

WE ARE…AN LGBT OPEN and AFFIRMING Congregation of the United Church of Christ and a Just Peace Church. We are a progressive, risk-taking Christian faith community.We follow the way of Jesus as the Christ and are welcome, open, and affirming to all. We believe God is vibrant, alive, and still speaking to us! We believe that God encourages us to engage the world through acts of mercy, peace, and justice.


First Presbyterian Church of Asheville

Claimed by the Triune God, we only worship God and are called by the Holy Spirit to share the boundary breaking love of Christ in our life together, in the heart of Asheville and in the whole world.


Five Step Carpet Care


FLS Energy

FLS Energy is a full service solar energy provider that owns and operates a portfolio of solar energy assets throughout the U.S. Our development team takes a project from conception to commissioning and offers complete in-house system design, engineering, construction, financing and turnkey project development. FLS Energy’s mission is to make solar mainstream. We are committed to building a scalable and sustainable business model that values the contributions of each of our employees while remaining good stewards of the world in which we live.


Francine Delany New School for Children

You can see the difference as soon as you walk into our classrooms. Students are involved, invested and immersed in their learning and community. They are challenged to think critically, to reach ambitious academic goals with confidence, and to value the principles of social justice. They learn the self-motivation needed to work independently and the cooperation needed to work well in groups.A public Charter School Serving students in grades K-8 from Buncombe and Asheville City.


French Broad Food Coop

We are a community-owned co-operative — a business owned by the people who work and shop here; a place where everyone makes a difference. From our days as a buying club of friends and families in 1975 to the bustling downtown storefront we have today, the Co-op has been a center for the community and a leader in healthful and natural living.


Friends of Mine Cooperative Preschool

We are a small, 16 family, cooperative preschool that has been up and running in Asheville for over 30 years.


FullSteam Labs, LLC

A worker-owned tech coop specializing in creative design, narrative consulting, and technical capacity building for social & environmental justice organizations.


Gaia Herbs (T)

Gaia Herbs is the leading herbal brand in North America with more than 200 liquid extracts, functional powders, teas, and patented Liquid Phyto-Caps®. We cultivate health and well-being by stewarding


Gaia Herbs – Fulfillment Center (T)

Gaia Herbs is the leading herbal brand in North America with more than 200 liquid extracts, functional powders, teas, and patented Liquid Phyto-Caps®. We cultivate health and well-being by stewarding sustainable relationships between plants and people. Our steadfast dedication to quality and integrity is unparalleled and meticulously proven by science, including pioneering DNA validation models for each herb. We use only organic methods to cultivate more than 6.5 million plants each year on our farms in the United States and Costa Rica, and that same organic approach continues through manufacture using patented technology to achieve the highest efficacy of each herb, validated by our scientists throughout the process. This method of purity, integrity and potency, and our seed to shelf commitment, ensures the highest quality products and allows us to share complete transparency through MeetYourHerbs®, the industry’s only traceability program. Our desire to nurture healthy connections with nature extends beyond our herbs through GaiaCares, which champions environmental and social sustainability on our farm and worldwide.


Gaia Herbs – Marketing & Customer Service (T)

Gaia Herbs is the leading herbal brand in North America with more than 200 liquid extracts, functional powders, teas, and patented Liquid Phyto-Caps®. We cultivate health and well-being by stewarding sustainable relationships between plants and people. Our steadfast dedication to quality and integrity is unparalleled and meticulously proven by science, including pioneering DNA validation models for each herb. We use only organic methods to cultivate more than 6.5 million plants each year on our farms in the United States and Costa Rica, and that same organic approach continues through manufacture using patented technology to achieve the highest efficacy of each herb, validated by our scientists throughout the process. This method of purity, integrity and potency, and our seed to shelf commitment, ensures the highest quality products and allows us to share complete transparency through MeetYourHerbs®, the industry’s only traceability program. Our desire to nurture healthy connections with nature extends beyond our herbs through GaiaCares, which champions environmental and social sustainability on our farm and worldwide.


Gan Shan Station

GAN SHAN STATION is inspired by the East Asian cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, China, Japan, Singapore, and more. We strive to use locally sourced ingredients to interpret bold, rich, clean flavors and dishes in an approachable, casual neighborhood setting. For us, as in the cultures we represent, food and drink are more than sustenance; they are nourishment, experience, enrichment, community, and family above all. We want to share these joys of food and community with our guests.


Genova Diagnostics

Headquartered in Asheville, N.C., Genova Diagnostics is a global specialty clinical laboratory, pioneering a systems approach that supports healthcare providers in the personalized treatment and prevention of chronic disease.

Chronic diseases are often complex and Genova’s system-based testing helps physicians develop targeted treatments for their patients. Easy-to-read color graphic reports synthesize test results into actionable information and facilitate physician-patient communication. The internationally renowned lab is committed to the highest standards and has a team of medical experts who provide consultation to healthcare professionals, as well as a robust array of educational resources, ensuring that physicians order the right tests for their patients.


George W. Morosani & Associates

We have been serving the Western North Carolina real estate market for over 30 years. Each one of our professional associates is knowledgeable in all areas of commercial real estate from site selection, development, leasing and property management.

We are members of the Western Carolina Regional Board of REALTORS®; The Western Carolina Regional Multiple Listing Services; and The Asheville Commercial & Investment Realty Association. Our agency has a large volume of commercial, industrial, and investment properties in our inventory and access through the Multiple Listing Services to other available properties. We can make your company’s move a “one-stop” experience.


Girls on the Run of WNC

Our mission is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. We do this by offering our 12-week programs to girls in 3rd-8th grades throughout WNC. Our lessons teach vital life-lessons in a fun, active environment.


Gordon Family Pharmacy

The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes more modern services related to health care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information. Pharmacists, therefore, are the experts on drug therapy and are the primary health professionals who optimize medication use to provide patients with positive health outcomes.


Graceful Design Gardens

Graceful Design Gardens plans, installs and maintains commercial & residential garden landscapes in Asheville. They call what they do: Garden Evolution!


Green Bee Cleaning Co.

Green Bee Cleaning Company was founded in 2008. We have been creating beautiful, healthy, refreshing living and working environments around Asheville ever since. Our Western North Carolina community has voted us one of the best cleaning companies available every year since 2013. We owe this recognition to our amazing staff and environmentally sound principles in cleaning. We are grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community and are proud to be a successful women owned small business! We take great pride in ensuring a service that is conscientious, diligent, and reliable.


Green Clean 360

Green Clean 360 is a locally owned small cleaning business that specializes in Eco-Friendly Cleaning with the use of all natural products and essential oils. Our cleaning solutions are house made and safe for your children and pets. We offer residential, rental properties, move in / move out, small office, and construction clean up. We also offer carpet cleaning. We are licensed and insured with many great references.


Green Home Cleaning

Green Home Cleaning is a local cleaning service, owned and operated by women, and has been serving Asheville for 6 years. With 18 years of cleaning experience we offer “full top to bottom” cleanings tailored to your needs and your budget. We believe in clean environments that will lift the human spirit and be gentle on the Earth. Licensed & Insured. Free Estimates. References available upon request.


Green Light Ink

Green Light Ink is a full service ScreenPprinting company. We specialize in custom tshirt designs. With dozens of styles of garments and hundreds of colors of ink to choose from the possibilities are endless.


Green Opportunities

Green Opportunities is a community-based development organization dedicated to improving lives, communities and the health of the planet through innovative green collar job training and placement programs. We are committed to empowering low-income neighborhoods in Asheville by preparing residents for well-paying jobs, completing hands-on projects that make these neighborhoods safer and more environmentally sustainable, and linking the residents of these neighborhoods to jobs and other community resources that lead to greater empowerment.


GreenHands Healing Center

Here at GreenHands Healing Center, we are dedicated not only to your pain reduction but also to improving your overall health and vitality. Dr. David Greenspan uses gentle and effective chiropractic adjustments and muscle testing to quickly remove nerve pressure and pain. Our holistic approach to your health includes: massage, myofascial release, nutrition, orthotics and rehabilitation. Long term health improvement often requires lifestyle changes. Dr. David is happy to listen to his patients’ challenges and recommend lasting, cost effective and powerful solutions to their problems.


Grimes Teich Anderson – Asheville

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is a well-respected personal injury law firm with offices in North Carolina and South Carolina. For 35 years, we have remained committed to obtaining justice for personal injury accident victims, disabled employees, injured workers, and other injured clients.

At GTA clients come first. Our trial attorneys and staff are committed to one thing – getting justice for you while providing you personalized, compassionate legal representation of the highest quality.


Grimes Teich Anderson – Franklin

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is a well-respected personal injury law firm with offices in North Carolina and South Carolina. For 35 years, we have remained committed to obtaining justice for personal injury accident victims, disabled employees, injured workers, and other injured clients.

At GTA clients come first. Our trial attorneys and staff are committed to one thing – getting justice for you while providing you personalized, compassionate legal representation of the highest quality.


Grimes Teich Anderson – Rutherfordton

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is a well-respected personal injury law firm with offices in North Carolina and South Carolina. For 35 years, we have remained committed to obtaining justice for personal injury accident victims, disabled employees, injured workers, and other injured clients.

At GTA clients come first. Our trial attorneys and staff are committed to one thing – getting justice for you while providing you personalized, compassionate legal representation of the highest quality.


Grimes Teich Anderson – Spruce Pines

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is a well-respected personal injury law firm with offices in North Carolina and South Carolina. For 35 years, we have remained committed to obtaining justice for personal injury accident victims, disabled employees, injured workers, and other injured clients.

At GTA clients come first. Our trial attorneys and staff are committed to one thing – getting justice for you while providing you personalized, compassionate legal representation of the highest quality.


Grimes Teich Anderson – Waynesville

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is a well-respected personal injury law firm with offices in North Carolina and South Carolina. For 35 years, we have remained committed to obtaining justice for personal injury accident victims, disabled employees, injured workers, and other injured clients.

At GTA clients come first. Our trial attorneys and staff are committed to one thing – getting justice for you while providing you personalized, compassionate legal representation of the highest quality.


Groce Funeral Home

Groce Funeral Home provides caskets, vaults and funeral service options in various price ranges. Generally, as of May, 2010, the charges for a traditional funeral total approximately $5200, with caskets ranging from $590 – $5295, and outer burial containers from $995 to $8700. There may also be cemetery fees, tax, floral arrangements, or other charges beyond the control of the funeral home. The full extent of Groce’s efforts in your behalf is determined by your needs and your wishes.


HandMade in America

HandMade in America’s mission is to grow economies through craft and creative placemaking. Our program areas include community economic development and craft entrepreneurship.


Healthy Harvest Natural Foods (T)

Healthy Harvest Natural Foods carries natural, organic and local foods; dietary supplements, and eco-friendly health and beauty items.


Heirloom Hospitality

Heirloom Hospitality Group (HHG) is a family-owned company dedicated to creating culinary traditions through exceptional hospitality and food that ignites the spirit of discovery and adventure. You’ll find us celebrating Old World traditions and the tantalizing favorites of Spain at Curate, our nationally-acclaimed tapas restaurant. Just around the corner at Nightbell, we’re busy putting a new twist on traditional American bar cuisine, serving up creative craft cocktails and spinning tunes into the early morning hours.


Hi-Wire Brewing

About Hi-Wire

At Hi-Wire, we strive to be as independent and authentic as possible, while maintaining an approachability to our beers. Located in Downtown Asheville’s Brew District, Hi-Wire Brewing embraces its craft from top to bottom – from its highly drinkable, hand-crafted brews to its artwork, hand-drawn by a local artist.

Our light-hearted circus theme embodies the fun, authenticity, and creativity of this deep-rooted craft. You can find our beers on draught and in bottles at North Carolina bars and restaurants as well as in our tasting room. Or grab a 6-pack of bottles at area groceries, gas stations, convenience stores, and specialty beer/wine shops.

Hi-Wire features four approachable year-round “Main Attraction” beers – Prime Time Pale, Hi-Pitch IPA, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Wire Lager – a rotating selection of seasonal offerings, as well as “Side Show Seasonals”, available exclusively at our tasting room. Come visit us in our Downtown Asheville Tasting Room seven days a week.


High Five Coffee Bar

High Five Coffee Bar is committed to bringing Asheville the tastiest coffee imaginable. Our coffee partners at Counter Culture Coffee take care of the sourcing, roasting and education. Our job is to brew it attentively just for you. When it comes to our ideals, ensuring that you enjoy your experience is the most important part of what we do. From the flavor of our coffee to the warmth our baristas bring, you will want to give total strangers a high five after your time with us.


Hill House Bed & Breakfast

Hill House is a highly-reviewed and award-winning, 17-year-old bed and breakfast one mile from the center of downtown Asheville. It was originally built as the family residence of furniture manufacturer James Hill in 1885. The beautiful home with the wraparound front porch between the Montford neighborhood and the Grove Park Inn is a pastiche of Queen Anne and Victorian elements common to the period.


Hip Replacements Clothing

With over 15 years as a boutique in downtown Asheville, NC, Hip Replacements specializes in vintage or reproduction garments and upcycled threads and accessories by local artists. The timeless pieces we’ve chosen for you are exquisite. Whether mysterious, flirty, dangerous or seductive, style is the soundtrack for your life.


His Glass Works

His Glassworks provides coldworking tools to glass artists and manufacturers for grinding, polishing, bonding, cutting, and drilling glass. We provide machinery, tools, accessories, and expert advice for all coldworking needs.


Hole Doughnuts

We sell hot doughnuts and fresh coffee all made to order in front of the customer!


Homeward Bound Asheville

Through a continuum of services, Homeward Bound works with individuals and families to end their homelessness through placement into permanent housing. The agency begins this work through street outreach, attempting to engage people experiencing homelessness to meet their basic needs and work on higher level services such as substance abuse, mental health, and physical health treatment with the ultimate goal of ending their homelessness through permanent housing. Homeward Bound case managers try to match necessary services to individual needs, assisting them in locating, procuring, and maintaining permanent housing.


Homewood Event Space

Historic Homewood is an event space that hosts weddings, receptions, parties and meetings. Located in the beautiful historic Montford, less than a mile from Downtown Asheville. Homewood is a 1920’s Stone Manor in a post Victorian neighborhood. It is fully restored and a “must see” if you are planning an event in Asheville.


Hops & Vines

Asheville’s #1 Specialty Beer and Wine Store 2008 and Asheville’s #1 Wine Store 2009 & 2010. Homebrewing Supplies, Beer and Wine.


Hummingbird Insurance

Hummingbird Insurance provides health, dental and vision insurance to individuals, families and employers. Locally owned. Licensed & bonded.


Hunter & Gatherer’s

It’s hard to find products Made in the USA, but not at Hunters & Gatherers. We have a shop in downtown Brevard, NC right on Main Street.


Indoor Environmental Specialists

Indoor Environmental Specialists, LLC is one of the few mold inspection and remediation companies in the Western North Carolina area that require all technicians to be certified in Mold Inspection and Mold Remediation. All staff are also required to pass the EPA’s Basic Mold Course.


Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville

At integrative Family Medicine of Asheville we believe that healthcare can be done differently. We have streamlined the system to make it affordable for our patients.

By treating the ‘whole you’ and providing comprehensive care, we address the roots of your concerns. We give time to understand you, so that together we find an effective, individualized plan for your optimal health. We work outside of the insurance model and have innovative ways to provide affordable, quality care for you and your family. Call us at 828-367-7372 or visit www.integrativeasheville.com to learn more.


Integritive Web Design

Integritive is a full service web-site development and consulting firm with a national and international client list. With the internet as our chosen medium, we help our clients achieve defined communication goals and improvements in their business systems through technical and creative problem solving.


JAG and Associates Construction, Inc.

Welcome to the home of JAG Construction, a leader in the residential green building market in the city of Asheville. We specialize in turnkey completion of projects in all price ranges. We always have a few projects for sale right here in the city. If you like what you see, but want something different or have your own property, we would love to discuss the prospect of building a custom home. We pride ourselves on thorough and detailed estimation that follows through to an efficient and enjoyable construction process.


JB Media Group

We are JB Media Group. Internet marketing isn’t just what we do, it’s all we do. We provide the full spectrum of online marketing elements: strategy, research, content creation, advertising, social media, and public relations to tell your story and grow your business.


JCV Cleaning Services

Home Cleanings (weekly, bi-weekly or monthly)
Market Ready Cleanings – Real Estate listings
Move-out Cleanings – Moving out of house or apartment
Post Construction Cleanings – New build or recent renovations


JCV Properties

The premiere real estate office in Fletcher, NC. Buyer representation, Listing your home for sale. Either personal residence or for investment we have the experience to help guide your transaction successfully!
Vacation Rental Management Services



“As designer and maker, I strive to create clever, flattering apparel and accessories that truly come alive when they are worn. I regularly witness this alchemy between women and my work; both are changed for the better. My hand-dyed blue silk alights her steely eyes, my printed imagery evokes her own memories, my figure-friendly contours make her feel attractive and stylish. Three particular elements– shibori-dyed silk, screen printed bamboo jersey, and smart styling– define my signature style. I use a modern take on shibori (machine-stitching resist motifs) to engineer pattern on the garment, therefore on the female figure. Screen printing my illustrations and intricate papercuts adds personal content, embedding stories among the stitches. Technical components become creative opportunities: pockets in lapels, decorative stitching as support structure, bindings and ruffles as unexpected pops of color. As my mastery matures, onward goes the evolution of fine design for stylish women.”


Jewish Family Services of WNC

Where others see a need, Jewish Family Services of WNC sees an opportunity to assist, to empower, to learn, to give. As a non-profit agency serving the needs of individuals and families across Western North Carolina, we know that the face of opportunity is not always what you would expect. It is constantly changing. The young family looking for assistance today will be the family helping to provide help from someone else tomorrow. Throughout the cycle of giving and receiving, Jewish Family Services of WNC is there.


John N. Gardner Institute

The Institute, as a non-profit organization serving the public good, plays a unique leadership role in higher education by supporting colleges and universities as they pursue the attainment of excellence in undergraduate education. By focusing its expertise on the development of assessment-based action plans with measurable outcomes, the Institute fosters institutional change by enhancing accountability, coordination, and the delivery of efforts associated with student learning, success, and retention during the undergraduate experience.


Jubilee! Community Church

Jubilee! Community Church is a creative community of faith in downtown Asheville that welcomes all people. We offer an inclusive, joyful, loving, and supportive environment for all who choose to join us. At our Sunday Celebrations we express our faith through music, dance, and poetry. We also express it by sharing ourselves and our resources with other organizations that serve our fellow humans and with the Earth itself.


Kessel Engineering Group

Kessel Engineering Group, PLLC (KEG) is an engineering consulting firm specializing in geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing services. Kessel Engineering Group was formed in 2005 by a group wanting to develop and strengthen strong co-worker and client relationships. We value our professional relationships and we enjoy working with each other and with our clients.


Keystone Laboratory Inc.

Keystone Laboratory Inc., has been in the business of drug detection and workplace protection for nearly 30 years. We provide a comprehensive array of instant drug testing products and accessories, lab services, background screening, program management and training services for organizations of every size and type. In all we do, our number-one objective is to help all of our customers achieve a safe, drug-free workplace—and to do so better and more cost-effectively than anyone else.


Kirby Custom Builders

A home construction and remodeling business


Kledis and Company, Inc.

As one of the oldest accounting firms in Asheville, we have been assisting clients since 1971. Kledis and Company offers a variety of business and tax consulting services for individuals and independent business owners. These are designed to address everything from major strategic issues to more basic problems affecting everyday business practices.


KLOESEL Engineering

KLOESEL Engineering provides structural consulting services for architectural clients. Our staff members have designed numerous condominiums, educational facilities, residence halls, churches, museums, community centers, swimming pool facilities, theaters, commercial office buildings, warehouses, hospitals, and shopping centers. The firm has developed a solid reputation for creating designs that fulfill the architectural requirements in a cost efficient manner. The ability to work with the architect to develop creative solutions for difficult design conditions has resulted in a loyal group of repeat clients.


Krull & Company

Krull & Company is Asheville’s only investment management firm specializing in socially and environmentally responsible investing. We help you align your investments with your values.


Kudzu Brands

Kudzu is WNC’s premier brand studios and print house. Our offerings include brand & web design, social media, SEO, & copywriting, as well as a full suite of print services.


Lakota R. Denton PA

Lakota R. Denton PA proudly represents clients in Asheville NC and throughout North Carolina who have been injured. We offer full service legal representation for persons injured through no fault of their own. Contact us for a Free Consultation


Land of the Sky Church of Christ

We are a new church start preparing to celebrate our third birthday. From the start, we made the decision that we wanted to be a living wage employer. Although our budget is fairly bare-bones, we make it a priority to include a living wage for all of our employees, from part time child-care workers, to our Minister of Music, to our co-pastors. Our mission statement can be summed up like this: Live Justly. Love Abundantly. Walk Humbly. In an effort to live justly, we embrace the Living Wage certification process and urge other communities of faith to do the same.


LaZoom Comedy Tours

Hop on LaZoom’s iconic purple bus & find the funny side of Asheville.


Leah Noel, CPA PC

Leah B. Noel, CPA, PC provides professional financial services to both individuals and businesses. We give the same attention and focus to all clients, no matter how large or small. Our accounting, tax preparation, and other financial services we provide are tailored to the unique needs of each client, ensuring the best possible results and maximized returns. Our firm will remain on the cutting edge of tax law and financial trends, allowing us to spot opportunities and confer them to our clients. We are educated, well-informed and continually adapt our practice to the ever-changing landscapes of tax law and accounting rules.


Legacy Paddle Sports

Perent Company of Liquid Logic and Native Watercraft
www.liquidlogickayaks.com www.nativewatercraft.com


Legerton Architecture, P.A.

Legerton Architecture specializes in the design of residential, institutional, commercial, and community projects. Sustainable and energy-efficient design is integrated into all of our projects.


Lenoir-Rhyne University – Asheville

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville provides excellent graduate education that develops innovative leaders prepared to serve the current and future needs of Western North Carolina and beyond.


Lightning Bolt Ink, LLC

Lightning Bolt Ink, LLC is a locally owned and operated wholesale and retail screen printing and embroidery shop located in downtown Asheville. We provide customers with exceptional screen printing and embroidery services, working in an environment of mutual respect, approachability, and openness. We are customer focused and professional while taking pleasure in the perfection of our craft.



We are a Mexican cuisine restaurant that hosts traditional Mexican dishes with contemporary twists. We are open for dinner through the week and for brunch and dinner on the weekends.


Literacy Council of Buncombe County

The Literacy Council of Buncombe County teaches adults basic reading, writing, math, and English language skills through individual and small group instruction by trained volunteers. Students gain self-confidence and develop self-sufficiency to transform their lives as individuals, parents, workers, and citizens.


Living Roofs

Living Roofs, Inc. is the first company in North Carolina specializing in professional green roof services. Living Roofs Inc. teams with landscape architects, architects, artists, and structural engineers to provide high quality green roof systems for commercial, residential, and institutional structures including new construction, retrofits, and ongoing maintenance services. Living Roofs, Inc. is committed to the development of green roof technologies and expanding upon the social, economic, and environmental benefits of green roofs. We are proud to be performing research to further develop green roof systems and their contributions to the environment and society.


Local Union 238 I.B.E.W.

We are a labor union serving Western North Carolina in the electrical industry. Our jurisdiction covers Cherokee,Clay, Graham, Macon, Swain, Jackson, Haywood, Transylvania, Henderson, Buncombe, Madison,Yancey, Mitchell, Avery, Watauga, Burke, McDowell, Rutherford, and Polk Counties.


Lockitt Group

We stock a selection of Motorcycle, ATV, Scooter, Bicycle, Trailer, Marine and Home specific security products next to a wide range of padlocks, high security chains, wall/floor anchors in different security levels and price brackets.
In addition, we are constantly developing an extensive line of motorcycle and rider accessories. Motorcycle specific luggage, heated clothing and grips, electric connectors and adapters, tie-downs and motorcycle transportation devices
Our goal is to bring unique and high quality products at a fair price while turning your shopping experience into a highly personalized experience. Our goal is to always stock every product we offer.
Our business is built on word-of-mouth promotion through high quality products, fast shipping and personalized follow-up. We are a small outfit and we care.


Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

We will be known in the community as people who celebrate THE GOOD NEWS with hope, joy, peace, harmony and forgiveness. We will be a warm, accepting community, full of life and purpose where there is a sense of family, belonging and support for each person in everyday living.


Mac Heating and Air Conditioning

Mac Heating & Air Conditioning,Inc. first opened it’s doors in June of 1990. Our management/sales/enginnering team has over 100 years combined experience in the HVAC industry. Mac Heating & Air Conditioning is dedicated to providing quality products and services. We use only the finest quality, properly sized and balanced, sheet metal ducting systems and materials.



MAHEC’s mission is to train the next generation of healthcare professionals for Western North Carolina through quality healthcare, innovative education, & best practice models that can be replicated nationally. Since 1974, we have provided high quality, compassionate healthcare as a foundation for training top physicians, dentists, & health professionals. Behind all of our achievements is a person, a family, a physician, or a health care professional patients who find reassurance from our staff and physicians, faculty who dedicate their careers to mentoring the next generation of doctors & dentists, and graduates who become outstanding physicians, dentists & community leaders.


Main Street Burrito

It’s what’s inside! Main Street Burrito is a family owned burrito joint offering Tex-Mex fusion, unique burrito recipes, tacos, dips, soups, salads, and more.


Mamacitas Grill Restaurant

Local Asheville Burrito shop with one of kind daily specials, great made from scratch margaritas, catering services, and a great place to grab a quick bite before or after a show next door at the Orange Peel.


Manna Food Bank

is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Western North Carolina since 1983 and an accredited member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. MANNA is located in Asheville, North Carolina on Swannanoa River Road. In 2013 MANNA distributed 12.8 million pounds of food through some 211 community-based food assistance agencies in 16 Western North Carolina counties.


Mantis Gardens

At Mantis Gardens, we’re all about creating beautiful outdoor environments for homes and businesses in the Asheville area. But even more importantly, we’re committed to using environmentally sustainable methods that will enhance our community.Since 2001, Mantis Gardens has been designing, installing and maintaining landscaping for newly constructed homes, as well as upgrading outdoor living space for existing homes. Our services include top quality plant design and rockwork to create landscapes that look fresh and alive year round.


Medea’s Espresso & Juice Bar

Medea’s Espresso & Juice Bar offers organic coffee, lattes, teas, juices, and smoothies, well as fresh organic wraps, salads, and a variety baked goodies from local bakeries and food artisans. We offer juice detox programs and holistic health coaching services. Free Wi-Fi, healthy cookware and cooking supplies, sea salt, oils, vinegars, chocolates, local music, books, art, pottery, all-natural body care products, clothing and jewelry are also available for sale. We are located in South Asheville, next to Pomodoros in The Overlook at Lake Julian.


Meridian Behavioral Health Services, Inc.

Meridian provides a comprehensive array of evidenced-based, recovery-focused, mental health and substance abuse services in twleve counties in Western North Carolina. Meridian is a non-profit (501C-3) provider organization governed by a seven member Board of Directors.


Metro Wines

Metro Wines is an independent, community oriented wine shop that supports the Asheville community in many ways. We provide the public great prices and attentive service as well as a meeting room with free Wi-Fi. Non-profit organizations regularly use our meeting room for fund raisers, and we’ve partnered with dozens of non-profit and community organizations to make their events a success.


Mike Byer Auto and Truck Repair

Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.


Mind Your Business, Inc.

Falsified resumes? Fabricated work histories? Poor credit history? And that’s just the beginning! We’re living in an era of incredibly aggressive competition for jobs. Everyone wants one. Many are willing to do whatever it takes. Whether you’re fulfilling a need for government-backed public sector jobs or private sector needs, your business has never faced stiffer competition. How do you get ahead? By finding honest and qualified people – not just any people. Get pre-screened candidates from Mind Your Business.


Mojo Kitchen & Lounge, LLC

We have created a menu using many local, regional & seasonal ingredients providing quality food in a casual setting. We use primarily locally sourced meats from Apple Brandy, Ashley, & Heritage Farms. We also use many products made right here in Asheville such as Smiling Hara Tempeh, Lusty Monk Mustard, Annie’s Organic Bread, Crooked Condiments, Geraldine’s Bakery, Gypsy Queen Falafel…We love to support our local economy! We love what we do and hope it is apparent in the food we serve.In our come-as-you-are atmosphere, we hope you will relax & enjoy!


Money With A Mission

Money With A Mission helps you connect your values to your financial life. Offering socially responsible and impact investment advising, as well as financial planning services, we want to work with you to develop a financial life that works for you, the environment and our community. Reach out to learn more!


Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty

Mosaic Realty is a conscientious real estate company that reflects our community. Our goal is to understand our clients and their needs in order to provide them with the right information to make informed decisions. We also have an innovative approach to helping our clients with programs such as our Energy Retrofit Program and our Agency Promise… all part of our commitment to be the change that we seek in the world.


Mother Earth Produce

A local & organic grocery delivery service serving western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. Order your weekly groceries conveniently online. Let us do the shopping for you by selecting local & organic produce and edibles of the highest quality. No commitments or contracts, order as needed or set up recurring orders if you’d like. It’s like the farmer’s market delivered to your door!

Start with the bin that works best for you. Our small bin contains 7-9 portions of fruits and vegetables, medium bins contain 11-13 fruits and veggies and large contain 14-16 portions.


Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN)

MAIN continues its tradition of experimentation and technological development. We’re partnering with the French Broad Food Coop and Riverlink in working on the development of Television White Spaces deployment for not-for-profits in hard-to-reach spaces. We’re working with a number of not-for-profits to see that no school-age child in Buncombe County goes without broadband access. And we’re writing grants to try to provide new audiences in outlying areas with broadband access.


Mountain Area Residential Facilities

Mountain Area Residential Facilities, Inc. is a non-profit organization operating two group homes in Asheville for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Mountain BizWorks

Mountain BizWorks is in the business of helping small businesses succeed in Western North Carolina. Through financial services, training, consulting and advocacy, Mountain BizWorks helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses and create jobs. Simultaneously, Mountain BizWorks partners with all who advocate for communities where small businesses flourish.


Mountain Glass Arts, Inc.

Mountain Glass Arts is the premier distributor of glass blowing kits, borosilicate glass, lampworking supplies, glassblowing equipment, glass blowing torches and all of your boro glass supplies. Our emphasis is on the customer. The primary goal of our company is to supply you with friendly, knowledgeable, expedient and accurate service. Please call us anytime for any reason, we look forward to hearing from you. If you have tried other suppliers and weren’t satisfied, give us a try, we strive to be the best.


Mountain Xpress

Mountain Xpress is the free weekly independent newspaper serving Asheville and surrounding communities.


MountainTrue – Asheville

The mountain communities of western North Carolina face environmental threats that can only be met through concerted efforts of our citizens. Mountain True (formerly WNC Alliance) has established itself as a leader in addressing the critical issues affecting the future of our region. Mission: Mountain True empowers citizens to be advocates for livable communities and the natural environment of Western North Carolina. We have three locations: Asheville, Hendersonville and Boone, NC.


MountainTrue High Country Regional Office

MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities in Western North Carolina


MountainTrue Southern Regional Office

MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities in Western North Carolina.


MountainTrue Western Regional Office

MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities in Western North Carolina.


Mr. Appliance of Asheville

We service from Weaversville south to Flat Rock and Waynesville east to Black Mountain. We are here to provide you with skilled, affordable services that occur on your schedule. We are here when you need us! Every one of our technicians is courteous and will show up in uniform. We also will provide you with an upfront pricing before any work begins so there are no surprises on your final bill. If you would like to learn more about the services we offer, give us a call!


Mynewsletterbuilder.com JBA Networks

MNB provides a powerful newsletter editor,unlimited storage, multimedia streaming,tracking reports, near 100% deliverability,automated subscriber management,social marketing integration & more!


Nanny Nanny Poo Poo

A five-star Family Child Care Home.


NC Glass Center

NC Glass Center is a non-profit public access glass center providing education, demonstrations and a glass gallery. Join us for a 30 minute class where you can make a piece of your own to make home or refine your skills with one of our in depth classes.


Nest Organics

3,500 square foot organic lifestyle store selling organic mattresses & bedding, organic clothes & toys for babies & children, plus sustainable home products, many of which are made in Asheville.


New Earth Shelters

New Earth Shelters provides timber frame homes and outdoor shelters such as garages, gazebos and backyard cottages. We are based in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Our timber frame shelters are installed in 1 – 3 days on site. All post and beams are pre-cut and installation ready. This drastically reduces the amount of job site waste. We sell frames alone or built out according to Green Built standards. We are happy to work with owner-builders and can save you time and money by helping you avoid common pitfalls of home construction. We also provide complete construction packages ranging in size from 750 sq. ft. – 2300 sq. ft. We specialize in space saving, well-designed small footprint homes. See website for catalog of pre-designed homes and cottages.


Nicholson and Sun LLC

We are a “green company” that has chosen to build homes, because that is where we think our talents can have the greatest impact in helping curb climate change. While we know that there are many environmental offenders involved in home construction and subsequent home usage, we prioritize, addressing those connected to greenhouse gases, solar power, and energy efficiency. Armed with this approach we build our homes from the foundation up utilizing innovative techniques and design, carbon conscious materials, and state of the art, energy saving technologies, to create the best houses on the planet and for the planet!


Nightbell Restaurant & Lounge

Vintage-chic destination with innovative New American small plates, entrees & craft cocktails.


Nourishing Life Center of Health

Nourishing Life is an integrative health center for women and their partners/children. We are a center of transformation and focus on empowering our patients to find increased health and vitality.

Dr. Robin Saraswati Markus, the founder of Nourishing Life, is a doctor of Chinese medicine, acupuncturist and yoga teacher. She has nearly 2 decades of experience in holistic gynecology and would be honored to be a part of your healing journey.

We provide the following services:

Wellness Consultations
Acupuncture treatments
One-on-one prescriptive yoga sessions
Weekly yoga, Qigong, and meditation classes
Regular workshops and series with a focus on self-care, yoga, healthy aging and overall health and wellness restoration


OneWhoServes, Inc.

We strive to understand you, from the way you use your business or home computer to your preferences and goals.Our technicians seek to learn the specifics of your computer system and how you work with it daily, in order to make a precise assessment of your requirements. They speak your language, helping you understand the information technology choices available, and they implement the solutions that you choose.We at OneWhoServes, Inc. understand that in a business your bottom line is greatly affected by the efficiency of your computer system. We believe that the technological aspects of your business and home need to run as seamlessly as possible.


OnTrack Financial Education and Counseling

Western North Carolina’s trusted non-profit source for financial education and counseling for over 30 years.


Oowee Products

The leather pint sleeve is commonly known as a k@@zie (we aren’t suppose to use the actual word because some giant corporation “owns” the word). Oowee’s leather pint sleeve was born from the love of hand crafted beer and Oowee’s creative ability to transform leather into a something we can use daily.

Koozie team

Oowee was founded in 2009 on the simple concept of bringing class, style, and function to the age old tradition of having a cool refreshing pint to round out your day.


Open Hearts Art Center

Day Support Program for Adults with Disabilites


OpenDoors of Asheville


Organic Mechanic

The Organic Mechanic is working to develop a new, more conscientious mindset in the automotive repair industry in Asheville. Not only are we striving to comply with all suggested EPA standards, but we are actively pursuing new and innovative shop procedures that challenge the status quo. We seek out new products that exceed the “standard” and look to the future of car repair. Reducing our impact on the environment is a top priority. It’s clear that we can’t keep following our current road. Maybe one day all mechanics will be just a little bit more organic. Specializing in: Air Conditioning, Alternators, Belts & Hoses, Brakes, Engine, Repair, Muffler, Exhausts, Inspections, Oil Changes, Radiators, Shocks & Suspension, Starters, Tires, Tune-Ups, Scheduled Maintenance, and more!


Organic Planet

Organic Planet provides our clients with the freedom and peace of mind that comes from a home that is cleaned in a dependable, professional, and ecologically conscious manner.

We increase the quality of life of our clients and the community by improving indoor air quality and eliminating toxic substances, while providing the security of a living wage and a flexible schedule.


Ortho Dog

Restore the Joy of Pain-Free Activity for your dog!

Ortho Dog Products are made in the United States and Sewn Locally

All dogs both young and old can benefit from using Ortho Dog mobility aids to help restore pain-free activity. The braces offer stability and support which helps decrease pain and inflammation when the dog is active. It is especially useful for disabled, handicapped senior, arthritic, and injured or recovering pets. It is also useful for younger dogs prone to developing hip dysplasia or joint problems. These new innovative products are made of high quality spacer mesh material and webbing, and so can be used by pets in any environment.

98% of the materials used in all of our Ortho Dog braces is manufactured in the United States and our braces are all sewn locally.

Our Ortho Dog braces were developed out of our love of dogs and our desire to help dogs walk, run, play and hike without limping or pain. We love dogs!


Osada Construction

General Contractor: Construction: New homes, remodels, additions. Commercial upfits


Oskar Blues Brewery

Our funky little Colorado grown brew-pub that started ten years ago by stuffing our huge, voluminously hopped mutha of a pale ale in a can (Dale’s Pale Ale) not only began the craft-beer-in-a-can craze, but has grown to add a brewery to the hills of Pisgah National Forest in Brevard, NC. Cans keep beer fresher, longer by eliminating the damaging effects of light and ingressed oxygen while being infinitely recyclable and portable…taking them where your next soul saving adventure takes you.


Our Voice

Our VOICE, Inc., formerly the Rape Crisis Center, is a non-profit crisis intervention agency which serves victims of sexual violence, age 13 through adult, in Buncombe County. The agency was founded in 1974 as an all-volunteer grassroots organization.


PAA’s Landscaping

Paa’s Inc. provides landscape services to residential and commercial customers. We especially enjoy building and maintaining small landscape gardens. We have always been an EOE and have been in business in Transylvania County since 1985


Parsec Financial – Charlotte

For over 30 years, Parsec Financial has provided financial planning and investment management services to Western North Carolina and beyond. With over $1.6 billion under management as of Sept. 30, 2015, Parsec provides asset and investment management, retirement planning and estate and trust advisory services.

The mission of Parsec Financial is to help you set financial goals, make sound investments in accordance with those goals, and manage your investments over the long term, always keeping your objectives in sight.


Parsec Financial – Southern Pines

For over 30 years, Parsec Financial has provided financial planning and investment management services to Western North Carolina and beyond. With over $1.6 billion under management as of Sept. 30, 2015, Parsec provides asset and investment management, retirement planning and estate and trust advisory services.

The mission of Parsec Financial is to help you set financial goals, make sound investments in accordance with those goals, and manage your investments over the long term, always keeping your objectives in sight.


Parsec Financial Management, Inc.

For over 30 years, Parsec Financial has provided financial planning and investment management services to Western North Carolina and beyond. With over $1.6 billion under management as of Sept. 30, 2015, Parsec provides asset and investment management, retirement planning and estate and trust advisory services.

The mission of Parsec Financial is to help you set financial goals, make sound investments in accordance with those goals, and manage your investments over the long term, always keeping your objectives in sight.


Patrick McCarthy Construction

Patrick McCarthy Construction is a commercial and residential general contractor that does residential, commercial, and site work. We specialize in high quality custom work such as historic restorations and additions. Please see our website for some examples of our work.


Patton Avenue Pet Company – Downtown Asheville

Patton Avenue Pet Company grew out of owner Jenna Yarosh’s vision of a pet supply store that would do more than provide goods for the companion animal, but would actually enhance the relationship between pets and their people.

After tapping into the vast small business resources that Asheville has to offer, she embarked on a long road of transforming an old home into a retail and learning center for the pet community to enjoy for years to come.


Patton Avenue Pet Company – South Asheville

Patton Avenue Pet Company grew out of owner Jenna Yarosh’s vision of a pet supply store that would do more than provide goods for the companion animal, but would actually enhance the relationship between pets and their people.

After tapping into the vast small business resources that Asheville has to offer, she embarked on a long road of transforming an old home into a retail and learning center for the pet community to enjoy for years to come.


Patton Avenue Pet Company – West Asheville

Patton Avenue Pet Company grew out of owner Jenna Yarosh’s vision of a pet supply store that would do more than provide goods for the companion animal, but would actually enhance the relationship between pets and their people.

After tapping into the vast small business resources that Asheville has to offer, she embarked on a long road of transforming an old home into a retail and learning center for the pet community to enjoy for years to come.


Patton Hospitality Management

Sells, manages and operates condominiums, resorts and hotels in 11 US states and the Caribbean.


Personal Touch Movers



Peter Rocks is a professional stone mason and stonescaping service featuring the sole work of Peter Pfister. Based in Asheville North Carolina, Peter Rocks offers more than 15 years experience working with stones. Decorative stone landscapes are designed and built to enhance your outdoor living experience. Working in harmony with your garden, yard, patio, or driveway.


Peterson Insurance Group

Peterson Insurance Group, Inc. is a full service agency offering Home, Auto, Life, Health and Business coverage. Stom Peterson, Agency Principal, has served in the Insurance Industry for over 21 years. Our agency is committed to premier customer service. Please call or stop by for a no-obligation quote today. It would be our honor to assist you with your Insurance needs.


Pisgah Brewing Company

Pisgah Brewing Company is located in Black Mountain, NC about 10 miles east of Asheville. We specialize in brewing hand crafted certified organic beer. Please browse around our website to learn about our beer, where to find it and what it means to be certified organic. Pisgah Brewing’s Tap Roomis now open 7 days a weekSun. 2-9Mon. Tues. Wed., 4-9Thurs. Fri. Sat. 2-12Tours Saturday @ 2 and 3pm


Pisgah Legal Services

To pursue justice by providing legal assistance and advocacy to help low-income people in Western North Carolina meet their basic needs and improve their lives. WHAT WE DO Pisgah Legal Services is an innovative, responsive nonprofit law firm founded in 1978 that: provides free civil legal aid to very low-income people; helps more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable people in our communities annually to meet urgent needs;partners with dozens of other agencies to make sustainable change for people in crisis;coordinates the pro bono services of more than 300 area attorneys;improves systems and policies that impact the lives of thousands of low-income people.


Plasticard Locktech International – PLI

PLI has been perfecting the art of keycard manufacturing and specialty printing for more than 27 years. We use state-of-the-art equipment and processes to create the finest products in the industry, with each item backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. While we are the world leader in keycard manufacturing, we offer an array of other products that boost marketing efforts and streamline operations. PLI has become one of the predominant manufacturers of Gift, Loyalty and Membership cards working closely with the world’s largest processing companies and major retailers.


Platinum Group

Platinum Group is a full-service insurance (Group & Individual), payroll, and accounting firm dedicated to empowering businesses and families to focus on what they do best and delegate the rest.


Pour Taproom

Pour & Pay By The Ounce. A Beer & Wine festival every day of the week! No prepaying, just open a tab and you’re free to taste the most unique selection of 56 craft beers, ciders, & wines in Asheville. Serving a full food menu from our neighbors at Asheville Sandwich Company. We also have an award winning game room downstairs, outside deck and patio, and we are dog friendly!


Precision International


Purl’s Yarn Emporium

Every knitter knows that you can’t make very much after only a couple of stitches: you need a whole needle full. Purl’s is a needle full of stitches, a place for people to get knit together—to gather and swap yarns, patterns, and projects, to get and give advice and ideas. Purl’s is proud to offer yarns that are beautiful, soft, and interesting, from around the world or just around the mountain—yarns with stories. If you’ve been knit together, dropped, frogged, or reworked (like all the rest of us)—come join us at Purl’s Yarn Emporium, and you’ll leave in stitches.


Purplecat Networks, Inc.

Dedicated to taking the worry out of your Internet presence needs, purplecat.net can handle everything from Internic registration to setting up individual mailboxes, or simply hand over the keys to your new site and let you take it from there. It’s up to you, we’re here to make you happy.


Q Evon Design

As a metal artist, my canvas begins with sheets of silver and gold. Precious metal wire is added, and nature provides beautiful gemstones. The wonder of skilled creation is that the work is perceived as effortless perfection. Choosing a distinctive design can make a woman feel many ways – from quiet beauty to bold empowerment. I am forever inspired by these magical transformations and am grateful for people who accompany me on this journey.


Rainbow Community School

Rainbow Community School is a private school serving about 200 students in preschool through eighth grade. For more than 35 years, we have been a national leader in holistic and mindful education. We are proud to offer a private, independent and alternative educational program that draws from the best in current educational thinking and holistic models of child development. We are recognized nationally as a leader in contemplative and mindfulness education.


Rankin Vault Cocktail Lounge

In downtown Asheville, the new Rankin Vault, just off College Street, specializes in cocktails and feels a bit like a ‘20s-era speakeasy with its red velvet couches, curtains, dim lighting and private parlor room. If you’d like to step back in time, even to the years before Prohibition, try their Mint Julep, Manhattan or Old Fashioned. Bartender Lucy Barna says all three sell surprisingly well, even though the average age of the clientele is 30-ish. The best part—if you’ve slashed your personal entertainment budget, several of their cocktails are very budget friendly, as is mainstream beer.


Rare Earth Builders

At Rare Earth, we do only green new construction and green remodeling and additions. We also offer consulting services, whether it involves siting the home, a review of the design or acting as the consulting general contractor for a DIY project.

We believe a home should inspire with beauty, be functional, durable and promote healthy, comfortable living. What it should not be is parasitic on the environment.

We build our homes to work with Nature. They harvest sunlight for winter heat and daylighting, for domestic hot water and in some cases for electricity. Or in the right locale, wind and/or water is put to work generating the power to run the house. The home\’s landscaping can bring the farmer\’s market to the front doorstep,whether it\’s a small kitchen garden of herbs, tomatoes and salads or a full-blown organic garden. Berry bushes, fruit trees and other edible plants add more treats for the home dwellers and neighboring
animals and add to the beauty of the home\’s surroundings.


Red Moon Herbs

A herbal extracts company using fresh, local herbs that are wildcrafted or consciously cultivated in the peak of their season.


Redhead LLC

Redhead Cleaning is WNC’s go-to Eco/Green Cleaning company. We offer exceptional customer service and incredible boutique style cleans.

We are fully Licensed/Insured/Bonded.


Rehabilitation Support Services

Rehabilitation Support Services, LLC founded in 2005, develops and distributes alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse-related technology solutions for use by the addiction treatment and criminal justice communities.


Relax & Rejuvenate of Asheville

Massage therapy has been used for centuries as a therapeutic means to achieve full relaxation and promote natural healing and overall wellness.
Our clients find it to be a very important part of their lives not just because of the “feel-good” factor.

We offer professional services in a very comfortable, friendly, free of chemical smells environment and reasonable rates without spa overhead costs.
Come to see us and experience the magic and the power of touch!
They specialize in: Aromatherapy Massage Prenatal Massage
Couples Massage Postpartum Massage
Chair Massage Reflexology
Cranio-Sacral Massage Reiki
Deep Tissue/Sports Massage Shiatsu Massage
Geriatric Massage Swedish
Hot Stone Massage
Neuromuscular Massage


Resort Travel Xchange

Resort Travel & Xchange (RTX) is a timeshare and vacation ownership exchange company based in Asheville, N.C. RTX works with a number of resorts to provide the best exchange options possible to approximately 60,000 members. In addition to exchange services, RTX offers a number of travel benefits and discounts to members. Additionally, RTX provides low-cost benefits to partners including opportunities for rental income through assistance with resort inventory. RTX employees give back to the community through quarterly fundraisers for local charity events and nonprofit organizations such as Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, WNC Rescue Mission’s Coats for the Cold, MANNA Food Bank and more.

855-572-8866, ext. 4667

Rhetorical Factory

Rhetorical Factory is on mission:
to recycle clothing, inspire questioning, and to be 100% good.


Riverbend Malt House

Riverbend Malt House pledges to provide the area’s craft brewers locally farmed, artisan malts that bring depth and character to your brewing, while greatly lessening our impact on the earth.


Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack South

This is the second location of of Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack, where we serve the same deliriously good old-fashioned fried chicken and Southern Soul Food. Our specialty is Tennessee Style Hot Chicken, a spicy cayenne based recipe. Our unique chicken is brined and cooked in small batches, to maintain freshness and flavor, then prepared to order with the spice level as you like it – from plain to xx hot. We source quality and local ingredients for the classic American recipes that we make from scratch. Our natural birds are raised without antibiotics or other additives and have superior quality and flavor. Rocky’s has been favored by local food critics and our hot chicken experience has been described as addictive, psychedelic, and face melting!


Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack West

At Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack, we celebrate delicious, old-fashioned fried chicken and authentic southern soul food. Our specialty is Tennessee Style Hot Chicken, a spicy cayenne based recipe. Our unique chicken is brined and cooked in small batches, to maintain freshness and flavor, then prepared to order with the spice level as you like it – from plain to xx hot. We source quality and local ingredients for the classic American recipes that we make from scratch. Our natural birds are raised without antibiotics or other additives and have superior quality and flavor. Rocky’s has been favored by local food critics and our hot chicken experience has been described as addictive, psychedelic, and face melting!


Roots and Wings School of Arts

It is our mission to nurture and encourage the natural creativity within students of all ages through innovative design, dynamic art education and community collaboration.


Roots Organic Gourmet

Roots Organic Gourmet is a manufacturer and purveyor of fine hummus, proudly operating out of Asheville, North Carolina since 2006. Our ten flavors of hummus are available throughout the Southeastern United States via Whole Foods, Earth Fare, Ingles, and dozens of indie grocery stores. Roots products are as high quality as they come, and we tout our status as “the Microbrew of Hummus” up and down the courts.


RootWise Landscape Solutions, LLC

RootWise Landscape Solutions, LLC specializes in offering Asheville and surrounding areas a wide variety of maintenance, design & installation services for your commercial or residential environment. We’re experienced, punctual and attentive as we strive to not simply enhance, but also preserve your outdoor space through conscientious and sustainable practices. This is our chief goal, next to building and maintaining a positive, professional relationship with our clients.

Whether you want to spruce up the front of your business or make a mountainside yard more user-friendly, we’re here to listen and implement our expertise. Give us a call, we happily provide free consultations.


Rosman United Methodist Church

Rosman United Methodist Church

(828) 884-4125

S&ME, Inc.

Soils, Materials, Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering


Saffron Fine Foods

Saffron is widely known as the world’s most expensive spice, but what led us to naming our company Saffron Fine Foods is the care that goes into harvesting the spice. Saffron is the stamen of the crocus flower, harvested by hand with only 3 to 5 stamens per flower. The stamens are then dried and packaged, and sent to the spice shelves of restaurants and kitchens all over the world.

Saffron Fine Foods founder Miki Kilpatrick brings years of experience in events and hospitality – plus a special love for weddings – to everything we do. Saffron came to be when she decided that instead of finding the “right person” to work for, it was time to work for herself! Miki is joined by event pro Terri Terrell, who was Saffron’s executive chef and now serves as Catering Director.

We believe that every gathering of people where food is shared should be considered a celebration. The act of breaking bread historically signifies the setting aside of individual differences and embracing the common need to satisfy hunger. It is our goal to provide food for such occasions – meals that not only nourish the body, but also entertain the senses and warm your soul!

With this in mind, we craft thoughtful, delicious and deeply local menus to turn any occasion into a special feast. And thanks to our expert logistical, staffing and culinary planning support, you can kick back and enjoy the festivities!

Need a few more reasons to choose Saffron Fine Foods? Another thing that makes us unique is our “greening” expertise. Saffron offers on-site waste disposal, including composting and recycling, for every event we cater. With proper planning any event can minimize its footprint. We also use local products, support other local small businesses and contribute to local non-profit organizations like ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project). We believe being a part of our community is part of being a responsible business, plus it’s just more fun!


Second Gear – West Asheville

Second Gear is Asheville’s answer for affordable outdoor gear and clothing. With a location in the historic Mardis Building on Haywood Road in West Asheville, Second Gear has specialized in selling used gear since 2004. We also regularly receive dealer samples from outdoor gear reps, featuring brands such as Royal Robbins, ExOfficio, Outdoor Research, Marmot, Woolrich, Keen, Vasque and Teva


Self-Help Credit Union (Asheville – So. French Broad Ave.)

The Mission of Self-Help is creating and protecting ownership and economic opportunity for all, especially people of color, women, rural residents and low-wealth families and communities. Self-Help Credit Union is a North Carolina chartered, federally insured, member-owned institution that provides Checking and Savings accounts for individuals and businesses. It provides the services typically found at a bank, but with a mission of helping the community.


Self-Help Credit Union (Transylvania County – Forest Gate Drive)

The Mission of Self-Help is creating and protecting ownership and economic opportunity for all, especially people of color, women, rural residents and low-wealth families and communities. Self-Help Credit Union is a North Carolina chartered, federally insured, member-owned institution that provides Checking and Savings accounts for individuals and businesses. It provides the services typically found at a bank, but with a mission of helping the community.


Selica United Methodist Church

(828) 883-9583

Sensibilities Day Spa

We provide spa services including massage, organic facials, waxing and manicures and pedicures. We also have retail bath and body products, organic skin care products, candles, jewelry and many other items in our boutique.


Sharing House

Faith-based nonprofit providing basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter to low-income people living in Transylvania County who are in a crisis situation.


Shoji Retreats – Spa and Lodge

Shoji is a full service Spa. Minutes from town, and miles from your troubles, our focus is the ancient idea of deep relaxation.We offer these accommodations: The Loft an intimate space with cathedral ceilings, a stone fireplace & a reading/sitting area featuring a 50 mile panoramic view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Sleeps 2. The Owner’s Lodge has hardwood floors, a massive stone fireplace open to the master bedroom & living room, a walk-in shower & fully equipped gourmet kitchen. It overlooks the Pisgah National Forest & offers an amazing view of Asheville’s nighttime skyline. Sleeps 6. The Studio a beautiful, cozy space with living & dining areas, kitchenette, loft & a view across the treetops of Pisgah National Forest. Sleeps 4.


Signarama of Asheville

An independently and locally owned company that collaborates with it’s clients to create signs, banners, etc,


Silver Leaf Natural Medicine

We are an Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, & Ayurveda clinic.


Simpleshot, Inc.

The purpose of SimpleShot Shooting Sports is to provide slingshot enthusiasts around the world with products that reflect the highest possible design and craftsmanship standards. We understand that our continued growth and profitability depends on providing the quality products and customer service that you (our loyal family of slingshot enthusiasts) deserve, and we are thankful for your support.

We strive to create a workplace that focuses on the well-being of each of our team members. We consider SimpleShot Shooting Sports to be a foundation for each of us to pursue our personal career goals, to enjoy pride in workmanship and craftsmanship, to develop friendships and a further understanding of ourselves, and to create comfortable lifestyles for our families. Creativity, thoughtfulness, good performance, and team loyalty are all encouraged, recognized, and rewarded. We strive to maintain integrity in all business dealings, thereby setting the standard for our industry and living up to the example of those who have passed down the time-honored tradition of catapultry to us. We seek to create an online and offline community based on honesty, fairness, and understanding. Sound management, good product value, civic and environmental responsibility, equal opportunity, employee support, and customer satisfaction are the keystones to our continued success.


Sims & Steele Consulting

Since 1994 Sims & Steele Consulting has helped non-profit organizations by offering counsel in the areas of strategic planningand organizational development. We also offer expertise in capital campaigns and general fundraising, including grant writing.t Sims & Steele Consulting we are committed to providing advice and guidance in fundraising, strategic planning and organizational development while serving non-profits through a client-centered process that maximizes the involvement of both the staff and volunteer leadership.


Sineath Construction Co., Inc.

We are a family owned custom builder. We specialize in custom home, remodel and deck construction as well as light commercial construction and commercial up fits.


Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care – Brevard

Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care offers compassionate health care at a fraction of the time and cost of an ER visit. Since 1985, our centers have provided fast, affordable treatment of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Our centers are conveniently located within a few minutes of most residents of Asheville, Weaverville, Brevard, and surrounding areas, with our Asheville locations open 7 days a week, 362 days a year. Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care is proud to be a 2015 North Carolina “Best Place to Work” and the Urgent Care Association of America’s 2016 national “Humanitarian” award winner.


Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care – East Asheville

Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care offers compassionate health care at a fraction of the time and cost of an ER visit. Since 1985, our centers have provided fast, affordable treatment of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Our centers are conveniently located within a few minutes of most residents of Asheville, Weaverville, Brevard, and surrounding areas, with our Asheville locations open 7 days a week, 362 days a year. Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care is proud to be a 2015 North Carolina “Best Place to Work” and the Urgent Care Association of America’s 2016 national “Humanitarian” award winner.


Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care – South Asheville

Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care offers compassionate health care at a fraction of the time and cost of an ER visit. Since 1985, our centers have provided fast, affordable treatment of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Our centers are conveniently located within a few minutes of most residents of Asheville, Weaverville, Brevard, and surrounding areas, with our Asheville locations open 7 days a week, 362 days a year. Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care is proud to be a 2015 North Carolina “Best Place to Work” and the Urgent Care Association of America’s 2016 national “Humanitarian” award winner.


Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care – Weaverville

Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care offers compassionate health care at a fraction of the time and cost of an ER visit. Since 1985, our centers have provided fast, affordable treatment of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Our centers are conveniently located within a few minutes of most residents of Asheville, Weaverville, Brevard, and surrounding areas, with our Asheville locations open 7 days a week, 362 days a year. Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care is proud to be a 2015 North Carolina “Best Place to Work” and the Urgent Care Association of America’s 2016 national “Humanitarian” award winner.


Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care – West Asheville

Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care offers compassionate health care at a fraction of the time and cost of an ER visit. Since 1985, our centers have provided fast, affordable treatment of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Our centers are conveniently located within a few minutes of most residents of Asheville, Weaverville, Brevard, and surrounding areas, with our Asheville locations open 7 days a week, 362 days a year. Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care is proud to be a 2015 North Carolina “Best Place to Work” and the Urgent Care Association of America’s 2016 national “Humanitarian” award winner.


Sky Clean Windows

Since 2000, Sky Clean has been serving western North Carolina and the southeast. We pride ourselves in offering quality window cleaning and pressure washing at affordable prices. Our staff has over 50 years experience. We would love to serve you! We are not finished until you are 100% satisifed. Please, let us show you the difference a professional window cleaning makes.


Sky Green, LLC

Sky Green is a locally owned and operated landscaping company serving commercial and residential clients in western North Carolina. We specialize in the installation and maintenance of gorgeous lawns and gardens. Sky Green is ready to meet all of your greening and landscaping needs.We’re not done until you’re 100% satisfied!


Smash Events / Smashbox

Smash Events, Inc. is a family-owned and operated event planning company serving the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina and beyond! At Smash Events, Inc., we LOVE what we do and treat each event as an opportunity to create a memorable, cost efficient, and FUN experience for our clients.

Working from a philosophy that puts creativity, organization, affordability and fun at the forefront of the planning process, hiring Smash Events, Inc. means that clients can attend their event as a guest, leaving every minute detail in our very capable and eager hands.


Smiling Hara Tempeh

Smiling Hara was created in 2009 and spawned from a passion to provide Western North Carolina with an organic, GMO-free, UNpasteurized, local source of Tempeh. We are committed to providing the most nutritious and fresh Tempeh possible, giving our customers the healthiest option and at the same time providing a market for local, organic farmers. We have developed a unique line of Tempehs, including not only the traditional soy Tempeh, but also a variety of legumes such as Black Bean, Adzuki Bean, Black-Eyed Peas and more! We produce our Tempeh fresh every week right here in Asheville, NC.Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, or omnivorous, do your body a great favor and incorporate local, unpasteurized Tempeh into your regular diet.


Spirit in Action

“Spirit in Action creates a positive future grounded in the values of equality, peace and justice for all. We develop effective leaders, support organizational sustainability, build cohesive networks, and catalyze transformative social change.
Spirit in Action draws its inspiration from those who have come before us and those who work alongside us—in our own communities and around the globe. Despite the enormous challenges of our time, every day individuals and groups of people are living lives based on mutuality and respect. Every day, people express compassion, cherish family, write music, fall in love, and notice the beauty and brilliance present in themselves and others. Every day, people are organizing for peace and justice, growing food, cleaning parks, marching in demonstrations, challenging toxic waste dumping, fighting back against the War on Women, advocating for better schools and access to health care, redefining leadership, making documentaries, and creating hope through public art.
Spirit in Action works to connect these courageous change-makers and to support, strengthen and amplify their work. Every day, we nurture collective visions that cultivate democracy. Spirit in Action’s programs bring people together to explore and practice activism that strategically builds power while sustaining and nurturing our hearts and souls.”


St. Matthias Episcopal Church

St. Matthias is a multicultural, diverse congregation that values it’s African-American heritage, but welcomes people of all nationalities and backgrounds. The congregation was involved in the formation of Christians for a United Community, made up of a number of different denominations, brings people together to deal with racial disparities in the community.


St. Paul’s UMC Preschool

As a part of God’s universal Church we see our purpose to be a warm, sharing and inclusive fellowship, called and guided by the Holy Spirit to witness and minister to the needs of the community. Our primary tasks are evangelism, Christian growth and nurture of our members and constituents, and service in missions both at home and abroad. Under the leadership of our pastor, we, the laity, recognize our responsibility for identifying, planning and carrying out our programs for ministry which fulfill this purpose and these tasks.


St. Timothy United Methodist Church

The mission of St. Timothy United Methodist Church is to love God and love our neighbor, and make disciples of Jesus Christ. This was the first Methodist congregation and one of the earliest churches in Transylvania County. Formed as Oak Grove Methodist Church in 1847, we moved to the current location in 1963 and became St. Timothy United Methodist Church. We have been worshiping, serving God and our community for over 160 years.


Steam Master Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

For over 26 years we have been in business providing the highest quality services at affordable rates. We employ IICRC Certified Technicians and with this training we offer satisfaction guarantees on any of our many services. Operate 5 fully loaded trucks mounted equipped Vans with openings every day we are also on call for Emergency Water Extraction and can respond within one hour. We are approved by insurance companies and will help to process any claims.


Stickles Service Company

Stickles Service Company works in the HVAC, Heating and Air Conditioning Industry.


Still Point Wellness

Still Point Wellness is a healing arts spa in Asheville, NC dedicated to help people
explore their inner experience and reconnect to the body’s wisdom. Whether you float in our state-of-the-art floatation chamber, are touched by masterful hands in an Esalen® Massage or cranial sacral session, want to explore the connection between your mind and body through a somatic (body) psychology session, you will feel deeply cared for, relaxed, and learn strategies to remain connected to your true SELF and thoroughly appreciate every precious moment.


Straight Edge Painting

At Straight Edge Painting, our experienced team of skilled professionals provides custom interior and exterior painting for homes and businesses. Whether it is one room or the whole house, we provide a professional experience that will enhance the beauty of your surroundings while protecting your investment. Our meticulous attention to detail and work habits combined with high integrity and professionalism make us your first choice for all your painting needs. Our skilled team of employees are well trained and dedicated; we never subcontract. We offer competitive pricing, and are locally owned and operated. For over 15 years, Straight Edge Painting has garnered a reputation for consistent and exceptional customer service as well as the highest level of quality in the field of painting in Western North Carolina.


Sugar Hollow Solar, Inc.

We are a team of 12 solar craftsman who design and install residential and commercial solar electric, solar hot water and radiant heating systems. We’re passionate about providing renewable energy solutions for powering WNC homes and businesses.Co-owners Phelps Clarke and Doug Ager are cousins who grew up at Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview as part of the 4th generation of family members living there. We’re a living wage certified company and our office and shop is located just outside of Asheville in Fairview, NC.


Sundance Power Systems

Serving the WNC Region since 1995, Sundance empowers residential and commercial clients with value and quality to seamlessly integrate solar energy systems into the daily lives.

(828) 645-2080

Suspension Experts

The business started in 2005 with Kevin’s passion for bikes and Shelley’s passion for building and running a great business. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Suspension Experts serves riders, bike shops, and manufacturers with rebuilding and personalized custom tuning of mountain bike suspension systems and retail sales. Our team of experienced riders with the technical know-how to solve problems, restore and maximize performance, provides unparalleled personal service and fast-turnaround so riders can get back out on the trail in top form.


Sylvan Valley Family Dentistry

General Dental Practice with an emphasis on preventative / maintenance care, comprehensive restorative dental care and periodontal / implant surgery. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality care using modern techniques and materials.


Teamsters Local 61


Ten Thousand Villages

More than 60 years ago Edna Ruth Byler, a pioneering businesswoman, began selling handcrafted products from Puerto Rico out of the trunk of her car to help eradicate poverty. Today a global network of social entrepreneurs works to empower artisans in developing countries.


The Children’s Center of Transylvania County

Provides services for children who are at risk of neglect and abuse.


The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1978 to build a permanent pool of charitable capital for the 18 counties of Western North Carolina. We work with individuals, families and corporations to create and manage charitable funds and make grants to nonprofits or public agencies in our region.


The Dripolator Coffeehouse


The Haven of Transylvania County

Our Mission

The mission of The Haven of Transylvania County is to assist homeless families and individuals in crisis in Transylvania County by providing safe, temporary refuge in a clean, comfortable shelter.

Our Vision

The Haven will meet the immediate needs of homeless families and individuals working to resolve their crisis in Transylvania County. We will provide safe, temporary shelter along with counsel and support that coordinates services, shares information, and works with the existing continuum of care. Our goal is to work with all resources available to assist the homeless on their road to independence.


The Hope Chest for Women

We are a nonprofit 501c3 organization that helps emotionally and financially support women with breast or gynecological cancers that live in Western North Carolina.


The Hub

The Hub offers great lines of bicycles, outdoor gear, great service, and the latest in demos and rentals. The helpful and energetic staff is ready for anything. When your adventure is finished, join us for a local brew and tell us about your epic adventure.


The Lobster Trap


The Matt & Molly Team

Get a positive, helpful partner for buying or selling a home:
Trusted resource for answers about the process
Innovative marketing strategies
Expertise about neighborhood features
Ability to target home searches
Strong negotiation skills
Support through the closing and beyond


The Thread Exchange

The Thread Exchange carries different types of thread such as embroidery, nylon, fire retardant and Kevlar™ threads. Although they do have a storefront, they primarily When you make a selection on our website, we take you to a page that helps you be more specific. This varies by product. For example, our Embroidery page lets you choose by brand or color; our nylon, polyester, and Kevlar pages ask you to select a size (thickness).


Thermacraft Solar Solutions, Inc


Tipping Point Brewing

Tipping Point Brewing is dedicated to serving Great beer with Great food! All of the Draft Beer is brewed on site. In addition to Craft Beers Tipping Point also has a full bar with liquors, wines and bottled/canned beers. A full food menu is available with a variety of choices, using local products as much as possible.


Trade and Lore

Trade and Lore is a specialty coffee shop on beautiful Wall St in the heart of downtown Asheville. We work closely with local non profits supporting inclusiveness, equality and awareness through social activism and community organization. We use local roaster Mountain Air Roasting, local bakers, local purveyors, pop-up markets, and purchase 90% of our products locally.


TransLoc Inc

“As the leader in transit
technology, we are building
solutions that have a
measurable impact.
Making transit the first choice
for all isn’t just about getting
people to take transit, it’s about
empowering transit agencies to
better serve their communities.”


Transylvania Association for Disabled Citizens


Transylvania Christian Ministry

Faith-based nonprofit providing basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter to low-income people living in Transylvania County who are in a crisis situation.


Treetop Interactive

Treetop Interactive LLC is a full service web and mobile development firm. We specialize in crafting high quality websites, custom web applications, and mobile apps. Our co-founders have over 25 years combined experience developing web solutions.


Trinity Episcopal Church

At Trinity you will find a community of people called to serve those in need in our city, in our nation, and around the world. You will find ministry with and for children, youth, parents, seniors, individuals and families in all configurations and stages of life.


Ty Hendrix Investment Management

We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether you are investing for retirement, college savings or estate planning, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.


Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville

Whoever you are, Wherever you come from, Whomever you love, You are WELCOME in our faith community.


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley

The Mission of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley is to create an open, active, and welcoming liberal religious community that: nurtures spirituality, inspires growth and learning in the search for truth, and challenges us to live our values conscientiously through service and example.


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Transylvania County

Our mission is to create a community that encourages free spiritual discovery and growth, celebrates personal and religious diversity, and promotes active, responsible involvement in the larger community.


United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

We are committed to creating a strong, caring community where our neighbors are educated, financially stable and healthy. We invest in high-quality programs through our competitive grants process, serve as a backbone organization which builds support for middle school youth and their families, connect people to health and human services through NC 2-1-1; and connect people with service opportunities with our volunteer center, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe.


United Way of Transylvania County

It’s a credo. A mission. A goal. A constant reminder that when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day.


Urban Orchard Cider Co.

Urban Orchard Cider Company is a local, family-owned hard cider production company and tasting room located in West Asheville, North Carolina. One of only a handful of “True Cider Bars” in the nation, our taproom and bar provides house made, delicious, craft hard apple cider, guest bottles of hard cider, local beer, wine, and gluten-free/dairy-free snacks. Guests can always expect to find our three flagship hard apple ciders on tap with a rotating “Series” options, totaling eight or more; all Urban Orchard Ciders are naturally gluten-free. For those who don’t want to drink their cider on an empty stomach, our tasting room offers snack options such as meat & cheese plates, bruschetta, a variety of dips, and baked goods from local purveyors.


USW Local 507

We are USW Local Union 507 representing the Evergreen Packaging Union Employees from the Canton, NC mill and the Waynesville, NC facility.


V & V Land Management and Resource Recovery, LLC

V&V Land Management works in partnership with residential clients to craft and implement long-lasting solutions to all land-related needs; from land clearing, driveways and house seats, landscaping, retaining walls, ponds, water features and more.


Vandemusser Design

Headquartered in Asheville, NC, VandeMusser Design provides technical consulting and certification services for green residential construction to builders, architects, developers, and homeowners in Western North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia. We are here to assist you with all of the steps in the green building process, regardless of whether you are renovating, designing a new home, or certifying the construction of a new home.


Vickery Family Medicine

At Vickery Family Medicine we are a primary care medical specialist devoted to comprehensive health care to people of all ages. Our family doctors treat patients of all ages for a wide range of health problems. We strive to keep your waiting time in our office short, and to spend as much time with you as possible. We believe that by building strong relationships with our patients and by fully understanding their lives and health concerns, we can deliver them the best healthcare possible. Our goal is to provide the highest level of medical care for all yor family needs. We are NCQA Certified.


Walker Wilson Consulting

Walker Wilson Consulting serves values-driven organizations. We utilize the best practices of the nonprofit world (mission, passion, and service) and the for-profit world (finance, analysis, and strategy) to benefit our clients.


Wedge Brewing Company

Here at the Wedge Brewing Company we use the best available ingredients to brew the best beer possible and serve it to our community in an honest and comfortable environment. The Wedge Brewing Co. is located in the lower level of the Wedge Studios situated in the River Arts District of Asheville, N.C. The building is a classic brick warehouse adjacent to the railroad tracks. We chose this location because it is in the last frontier of Asheville. We chose this specific space because it is a perfect fit for our brewing system and givesus great outdoor potential.


Welcome Wellness

Welcome Wellness is a team of practitioners and staff who respects the importance of your health and healthcare choices. You will find that we meet you where you are and help guide you to your best version of yourself. Blending experience and intuition with proven therapies, we create something special you won’t find on every corner. We are real people with big hearts and a passion for healing. Join us, and let’s accomplish something you don’t want to wait for any longer.


Wesley Kilby Insurance

We welcome the opportunity to help you protect what is most important to you. Whether you need Auto, Home, Life or Health, we have the quality products available to help you protect your standard of living. Local people serving right here in your community.


West Asheville Playschool

An experiential, inspirational preschool where teachers, parents and children can learn from each other and their community to create a better world around them.


West Asheville Yoga

We are a small neighborhood yoga studio offering a diverse assortment of yoga class styles, lengths and times. Our studio offers sliding scale fees for great classes. We honor all paths of yoga and all rivers that flow back to the Divine Source. The studio is open 15 minutes prior to each class. Please check our Class Schedule to find a yoga class that fits your needs.


Western Carolina Community Action

OUR MISSION: Western Carolina Community Action (WCCA) assists low income and underserved people in Henderson,Transylvania and Polk counties in achieving their full potential through quality services and advocacy that demonstrate compassion, respect, and the belief that all people are worthy.OUR VISION: Western Carolina Community Action (WCCA) will continue its leadership in providing life changing services. We build alliances that develop and support activities and services designed to increase human capacity. We promote an economically just, environmentally sustainable, and inclusive community where every resident can live in diginity with the opportunity to grow and contribute to a brighter future.


Western Carolina Medical Society

The Western Carolina Medical Society is the physicians’ voice advocating for the health of the medical profession, the health of the patient, and the health of the community


Western North Carolina AIDS Project

The Western North Carolina AIDS Project is dedicated to providing HIV related services to the people of Western North Carolina through client support, prevention education and outreach activities, in a collaborative and financially responsible manner. Our public policy program strives to meet this mission by advancing policy initiatives related to HIV prevention and services for people living with HIV.


Western North Carolina Public Radio – WCQS

WCQS is the flagship National Public Radio member station for Asheville, North Carolina and Western North Carolina. The station is currently owned by Western North Carolina Public Radio.


White Duck Taco Shop

MISSION: Our food is good and affordable, always, with no exceptions. The name White Duck Taco Shop originates from a nickname the Chef earned when she frequently got excited and talked too much to the kitchen staff. They called her “La Pata Blanca” which means White Duck. We are a husband and wife, backed up by a great crew who get better every single day. Our space is pretty awesome. Located at 1 Roberts St. in the River Arts district, we have an outdoor patio overlooking the French Broad River and the train tracks. We also have our own parking lot right next to the restaurant. No meters, no tickets, no fees, no garages. Just park and come on up. We carry a small inventory of wine and several draft beers.


White Duck Taco Shop Downtown

MISSION: Our food is good and affordable, always, with no exceptions. The name White Duck Taco Shop originates from a nickname the Chef earned when she frequently got excited and talked too much to the kitchen staff. They called her “La Pata Blanca” which means White Duck. We are a husband and wife team, backed up by a great crew who get better every single day. Our downtown location is at 12 Biltmore Ave. We carry a small inventory of wine and several draft beers.


Wild South

Wild South is a non-profit organization that inspires people to enjoy, value, and protect wild places and wild things on public lands in the South. We are the only regional organization working at the grassroots level to engage people in the protection of the South’s public lands – protecting half a million acres and counting!


WNC Green Building Council

Our mission is to advance sustainability in the built environment through community education, measurable standards, and regional action.


WNC Ray of Hope

WNC Ray of Hope, a community behavioral health company, strives to provide consumers with high quality behavioral health services. It is our belief that we have an ethical responsibility to the consumers and communities we serve.


Wolfe, Inc.

Wolfe Inc., has been in the business of drug detection and workplace protection for nearly 30 years. We provide a comprehensive array of instant drug testing products and accessories, lab services, background screening, program management and training services for organizations of every size and type. In all we do, our number-one objective is to help all of our customers achieve a safe, drug-free workplace and to do so better and more cost-effectively than anyone else.


Yellow Dog Construction, Inc.

Yellow Dog Construction, Inc. offers innovative, high-quality renovation, addition and handyman services to home owners and businesses throughout the Brevard, Pisgah Forest, Hendersonville, Mills River, and Asheville areas. Yellow Dog Construction’s years of experience ensure our work will be well-planned and well-done. While our work speaks for itself, we have references available from many of our satisfied clients.


Youngblood Bicycles

Founder Youngblood Haske has been a NYC bike messenger and longtime bicycle racer. He started working as a bicycle mechanic to support the racing jones in 1986. The crew at Youngblood’s is made up of some die hard bikers…Head Mechanic Chris Regec, a former BMX trail-boss, current hair farmer, and future recumbent rider has spent his life riding the wheels off of every bike he can get his hands on…and then promptly fixing them. John Caldwell’s passion for bikes and dirty limericks is the proverbial glue holding things together. Stop in, you will not be disappointed.


Zealandia Capital, Inc.

We are problem-solvers, financial professionals, and in-house customer service experts.