scam logoScams come in every conceivable variety. The most common ones even have names -- the sweetheart scam, the bank examiner scam, the lottery scam, the grandparents scam, the IRS scam, the pigeon drop. But they all share a common characteristic: To be successful, scams rely on their targets being so trusting that they don’t realize when someone is trying to take advantage of them.

Get prevention information regarding scams such as credit card fraud identity theft. Learn how various scams are run, how to recognize them and what you should do if you become a victim.

Presented by: Sergeant Duane Cannon of the Henderson County Sheriff's Department. Sgt. Cannon is a 34 year veteran of the Sheriff's Department and has worked with identity theft, scams and frauds for 8 years.

Sheriff Charles S. McDonald states: “The majority of these identity theft schemes and financial scams originate outside of the United States and that fact makes it nearly impossible to recover any stolen monies. These criminals often target the elderly and persons on fixed incomes and if victimized it has a lasting adverse effect on their quality of life."


Tuesday, April 18th from 9 - 11 am

Henderson County Chamber of Commerce

204 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville

Cost: $10 for Chamber members; $25 for non-members

Registration required by calling 828-692-1413 or via email.

The 2017 Chamber Seminar Series is Presented by:


Spend a spring evening with us at a

Regional Networking Event

Tuesday, April 11th from 5:30 - 7 pm

held in partnership with the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce


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(formerly Saluda Mountain Jamboree)

221 Friendship Church Road, Saluda

  • Network and share ideas with your fellow members of the Henderson County and Carolina Foothills Chambers
  • Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments
  • Maybe win a door prize!

RSVP by calling 828-692-1413 or via email.

You're invited to join us for lunch celebrating the importance of small business in our local economy.

Friday, May 5th from Noon - 1:30 pm

Hendersonville Country Club

1860 Hebron Road Hendersonville

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$25 per person or $200 for a reserved table of 8.

Register by calling 828-692-1413 or via email.

Presented by:

PRH 2017   and   First Citizens 2014

BPW 2016

Wednesday, May 10th 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Kenmure Country Club

martha mertzSpeaker: Martha Mayhood Mertz

Mertz is founder of ATHENA International and was President from its beginnings in Lansing, MI in 1982 to May of 1999. Now, a global board leads ATHENA and Mertz serves as a board member and ambassador, traveling the globe to share the message that women bring a distinctive, transforming approach to leadership - an approach that goes beyond gender to speak to all who would lead in the 21st century.

Presentation: The 10th Annual Henderson County ATHENA Award given in memory of Vanessa Y. Mintz. Sponsored by Pardee Hospital, Morris Broadband and Judy Stroud/State Farm Insurance.

Cost: $40 per person or $350 for a reserved table of eight.

RSVPs Required: 828-692-1413 or via email by May 5th.

Luncheon presented by:



Awards reception

Blue Ridge Business Growth, Rising Star & Business Plan Awards Reception

Monday, May 1st from 5:30 - 7 pm

Southern Appalachian Brewery

822 Locust Street, Hendersonville

Join us as we honor businesses who, through quality management, inventiveness, hard work and courage, experienced growth in 2016. Companies will be recognized for employment growth, revenue growth or a combination of the two.

RSVP now! Call 828-692-1413 or email us.

No charge to attend due to the sponsorship support of:

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Blue Ridge Business Growth and Rising Star Awards

The Blue Ridge Business Growth Awards (companies in business over 3 years) and Rising Star Awards (companies in business less than 3 years) will to be presented at a reception on Monday, May 1st (part of Small Business Week) to Chamber member businesses that experienced growth in 2016. Through quality management, inventiveness, old fashioned hard work and courage, they have managed to grow their business. Companies are recognized for employment growth, revenue growth or a combination of the two.

Does your business qualify?

Let us recognize your success!

Nomination deadline is April 7th

Download Blue Ridge Business Growth Award Nomination Form

Download Rising Star Award Nomination Form

Presented by:

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Expo 2017

in partnership with

Asheville Chamber    and   Brevard Chamber

Wednesday, June 7th from 1 - 5 pm

Expo Building at the

WNC Ag Center

1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher

Click to Take Advantage of Special Pricing and Save $25 - Register before April 21st

Presented by:

PRH 2017