Asheville business

Asheville entrepreneur update: One creating business around 3-D displays, another building Bellyaks

Asheville Citizen-Times reporters Dale Neal and Karen Chavez First, from Neal: He’s not wearing rose-colored glasses, but Steven Schain knows he has the technology to catch your eye. Walk by one of Schain’s 3-D television displays and just try not to look at block letters or logos revolving in space, or fish swimming in midair, or the receding ridges of[Read More…]

by June 25, 2012 0 comments Asheville business
Ace Hardware opens new store on Hendersonville Road in south Asheville

Ace Hardware opens new store on Hendersonville Road in south Asheville

Press release here: A new Ace Hardware store has opened in south Asheville store. It’s located at 1888 Hendersonville Road and brings the company’s unique blend of nationally recognized customer service and quality home improvement knowledge and products to Asheville residents. Ace Hardware South Asheville is the third store opened by local father and son owners Bill and Erik Young.[Read More…]

by June 25, 2012 0 comments Asheville business
Asheville designer creates Boneyard Clothing line of screen-printed retro tees

Asheville designer creates Boneyard Clothing line of screen-printed retro tees

  Several local designers (including Galen Holland of Freaks & Geeks)  have joined to create a retro T-shirt collection available locally at Gallery MIA and Image 420. Whoops, make that: Boneyard Original, a new screen-printed t-shirt line, is owned and operated by an individual designer. T-shirts are available downtown at Hip Replacements on Lexington Avenue. Boneyard Original Spring ’12 from[Read More…]

by June 18, 2012 3 comments Asheville business
“Mini-documentary” of Asheville eco-friendly jewelry company, Figs & Ginger

“Mini-documentary” of Asheville eco-friendly jewelry company, Figs & Ginger

Cute overdose: Mini-documentary of local jewelry & party goods company Figs & Ginger from DuckDuck Collective. || Client: Levi Strauss || Project: Go Forth We went on a road trip for 30 days to 30 cities filming one story each day of people around America. On the evening of July 4th, we had no story for July 5th. And we[Read More…]

by June 17, 2012 0 comments Asheville business
Wyvern’s Tale gaming store grand opening Saturday in North Asheville

Wyvern’s Tale gaming store grand opening Saturday in North Asheville

347 Merrimon Ave. near UNCA. From the Facebook event page for their grand opening: Come on out to our grand opening! Starting at 11am come get free stuff, then stay for the games. Come in your most awesome get-up because at 4:30 we’ll be having a costume contest (Judged by audience approval)! Winner takes home a $30 dollar gift certificate redeemable[Read More…]

Build a digital business in one weekend: More about Startup Weekend Asheville, Aug. 24-26

Build a digital business in one weekend: More about Startup Weekend Asheville, Aug. 24-26

From the website: Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial[Read More…]

New brewery moving in next to Orange Peel is…WICKED WEED BREWING

New brewery moving in next to Orange Peel is…WICKED WEED BREWING

From the AC-T: The developers of a new downtown microbrewery and restaurant announced Thursday that their 15-barrel operation and eatery should be open at 91 Biltmore Ave., next to The Orange Peel music venue, by the end of the year. Wicked Weed Brewing is a project of brothers Walt and Luke Dickinson and Ryan Guthy, as well as Guthy’s parents.[Read More…]

Kiva Zip: Peer-to-peer loan program beta-testing in Asheville at 0% interest during pilot

Kiva Zip: Peer-to-peer loan program beta-testing in Asheville at 0% interest during pilot

Kiva.org brings a new peer-to-peer loan offering, Kiva Zip (beta) to Asheville in a pilot program that’s the first expansion beyond Kiva’s home base of San Francisco. Kiva Zip Asheville offers peer-to-peer loans of up to $5000 (at 0% interest during the pilot phase), with volunteer community “trustees” who vouch for borrowers. Borrowers who have challenges in qualifying for traditional[Read More…]