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Panel discussion reveals emerging leadership dynamics

Panel discussion reveals emerging leadership dynamics

Panelists for the Leadership Asheville Buzz Breakfast series finale, held Aug. 14 at the Crowne Plaza Resort’s Expo Center, included, from left, Stephanie Brown of Explore Asheville; Debra Campbell of the city of Asheville; Avril Pinder of Buncombe County; and Lakesha McDay of Dogwood Health Trust. Nancy Cable, far right, is the chancellor of UNC Asheville and moderated the discussion.

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Community celebrates the benefits of tourism economy  at annual meeting of Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority

Community celebrates the benefits of tourism economy at annual meeting of Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority

More than 300 people working in tourism-related businesses that benefit from visitors, including independent retailers, artists and musicians, lodging, hospitality and food and beverage professionals, and representatives from cultural and outdoor attractions and nonprofits, along with elected and appointed officials, gathered today at the Omni Grove Park Inn to celebrate the benefits of tourism to the community and learn what’s ahead for 2020. 

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Tourism Industry Supports Local Nonprofits

Tourism Industry Supports Local Nonprofits

“We are continually amazed by the philanthropic nature of our culinary and hospitality community here and how generous they are to the local community,” says Mary Nesbitt, chief development officer of Asheville-based hunger relief nonprofit MANNA FoodBank. “The contributions they make are immeasurable.”

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Panel discussion reveals emerging leadership dynamics

Panel discussion reveals emerging leadership dynamics

Panelists for the Leadership Asheville Buzz Breakfast series finale, held Aug. 14 at the Crowne Plaza Resort’s Expo Center, included, from left, Stephanie Brown of Explore Asheville; Debra Campbell of the city of Asheville; Avril Pinder of Buncombe County; and Lakesha McDay of Dogwood Health Trust. Nancy Cable, far right, is the chancellor of UNC Asheville and moderated the discussion.

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Community celebrates the benefits of tourism economy  at annual meeting of Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority

Community celebrates the benefits of tourism economy at annual meeting of Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority

More than 300 people working in tourism-related businesses that benefit from visitors, including independent retailers, artists and musicians, lodging, hospitality and food and beverage professionals, and representatives from cultural and outdoor attractions and nonprofits, along with elected and appointed officials, gathered today at the Omni Grove Park Inn to celebrate the benefits of tourism to the community and learn what’s ahead for 2020. 

read more
Tourism Industry Supports Local Nonprofits

Tourism Industry Supports Local Nonprofits

“We are continually amazed by the philanthropic nature of our culinary and hospitality community here and how generous they are to the local community,” says Mary Nesbitt, chief development officer of Asheville-based hunger relief nonprofit MANNA FoodBank. “The contributions they make are immeasurable.”

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