EAT   ~  BUY  ~   GROW  ~   SHARE  ~  REUSE

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Tuesday, June 27 ~ 11:30 am - 1 pm

The Park at Flat Rock ~ 55 Highland Golf Road

EAT - Josh Simpson with the YMCA will speak on the benefits of local food for our health, environment and local communities. Hear about food policies and how to drive action around local food issues.

BUY - Jessica Sparks-Mussulin with Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Program (ASAP) will examine various food priorities and how to buy, evaluate and afford healthy food.

GROW - Jessica with ASAP will also speak about growing and enjoying your own backyard harvest.

SHARE - Mary Nesbitt with MANNA will introduce local initiatives to address hunger through sharing local food, eliminating food waste, and what you can do to participate.

REUSE - Rachel Kipar, Henderson County's Environmental Programs Coordinator, will speak on industry/individual, composting, food waste and the impacts on the local economy.

Cost to attend is $20/pp. Please indicate your lunch choice when you register: Ham, Turkey, or Veggie. Lunch will be provided by Dandelion Eatery.

Call 828-692-1413 or email to register.

Prepayment is requested.

This Vision Alumni Luncheon is presented by:

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3 Simple Questions to Perfect Your Image Online

Whether it's your website, your social media presence, your online reviews or your other marketing efforts, an impression is being created in your customer's mind. Is that impression the one you want them to have?

How can you focus your message and say more with less effort?

In this interactive workshop, Drew Hannush of Hannush Web will give you the tools to look at your business from a whole new angle, help you unveil your true brand consistently across all of your marketing efforts, make your visitors have an accurate impression of your business before they ever call, visit or use your contact form. And all with less effort!

Join us:

Tuesday, July 11 from 9 - 11 am

Henderson County Chamber of Commerce

204 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville

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

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

The 2017 Chamber Seminar Series is presented by:


Boot Camp

Boot Camp - Successful Email Marketing with Constant Contact
Tuesday, August 2nd | 8:30 am 'til 4:30 pm
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204 Kanuga Road | Hendersonville
Learn everything you need to know about the Constant Contact email marketing tool in one day. Execute it live during the workshop. Learn how to:
  • Create a mobile friendly template
  • Brand-Match Your Email with colors and themes like a Pro
  • Add features only Constant Contact has!
  • Avoid formatting errors that cost you time
  • Add images and how to get the most from them
  • Add links, tables, videos, surveys, and other impactful content
  • How to sell in an email (it's not what you think!)
  • Why subject line is only the beginning, the secrets of pre-header text
  • How to avoid the spam trap  
All while working in your own Constant Contact account alongside a Master Certified Constant Contact trainer.
Cost to attend is $109/per person. Lunch is included. Registration is required.

>>> REGISTER <<<

The 2017 Chamber Seminar Series is Presented by



Get your business team ready to participate in the Chamber Challenge 5K! Pardee Hospital wants to motivate and inspire companies and their employees to improve wellness by joining us for this fun-filled 5 K challenge. Design to promote health, wellness and fitness among area companies and their employees, the Chamber Challenge 5K is a perfect way to have fun while working towards a goal together. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest team, most teams from a business, best team costumes and the coveted "Team Spirit" trophy.

Join the Challenge! Register today. Teams of 4 at $100.




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     The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce presents the Pardee Apple Festival 8K Road Race on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017. This certified course winds through scenic Hendersonville and Laurel Park, starting and ending at the Pardee Medical Office Building, on the hospital’s main campus in Hendersonville.  The race begins promptly at 8 am. The Chick-Fil-A Mini Moo Mile is a one-mile fun run/walk for the young or young at heart and will start a few minutes after the 8K race begins. 

     The entry fee for the 8K race is $30. CLICK TO REGISTER. The first 250 to register will receive a free t-shirt. The Chick-fil-A Mini Moo Mile entry fee is the is $10. Race-day registration for both events starts at 6:30 am at the main entrance to the Pardee Health Sciences Building, 801-813 Sixth Avenue West. All fun run participants receive a finish award and awards for the 8K race will be given to the overall male and female, masters, and top three finishers in the standard age groups. Parking for the events is available in the large parking lot at the Pardee Medical Office Building and also in the Pardee Hospital parking garage.

     8K packet pick-up will be available Friday, September 1st from 11 - 4 at the Chamber, 204 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville.

     “We are using this certified 8K course for the 11th consecutive year and the runners always give a great response to it,” said Tina Kinsey, race director of this year’s event. “This race has become part of the Apple Festival tradition for many and we have runners from all over the South who come each year to participate. The two events make this something that all ages and all levels of running ability can participate in.”

     For more information or to volunteer to help with the event, call 828-692-1413.

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Established in 1996, Vision Henderson County has become one of the most prestigious organizations in Henderson County. The program connects participants with prominent civic, business and government leaders. Each year, a select group of local leaders learn not only what is going on in our business community but how they can make a difference. The program builds community trustee leadership through an in-depth view of cultural, economic, historic, social, educational, environmental and government resources. The result is that hundreds of alumni have made countless contributions to the community and its quality of life.

The 2017-2018 class will begin with orientation on August 10 from 5 - 8 pm. An opening two-day retreat will be held August 25 and 26. You must be able to attend orientation and the two-day retreat to participate in the class. Day-long programs are scheduled once a month on either the second or third Thursday of each month September 2017 through April 2018. Graduation is May 2018.