Series of online Asheville town hall meetings will focus on coronavirus recovery, reopening


A series of upcoming online Asheville town hall meetings will focus on coronavirus recovery and reopening strategies.

Asheville business owners and leaders are invited to join a series of industry-specific town halls hosted by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce to share ideas or strategies that could benefit your industry in the next phases of reopening and recovery, according to a press release.

This is an opportunity to discuss new standards of doing business and to share your thoughts with county officials on operational changes, challenges and needed resources for employee and workplace safety in your industry. These Town Halls will also help business owners to start thinking about what they might need to reopen quickly.

Buncombe County public health experts will clarify what reopening will mean from a public health perspective, including the decision-making process that will go into it and expectations around timing.

While public health and safety take precedence, these Town Hall’s will inform the guidance county officials might issue for essential and non-essential businesses in the coming weeks.

Discussions will be facilitated by Asheville Chamber staff with Buncombe County public health experts. Participants will be able to share their comments via Zoom chat.

These meetings are open to business owners, managers and senior leaders. Registration is required. If you’re unable to attend but still want to offer input, email

The Town Hall sessions are as follows:

Arts/Entertainment/Recreation Town Hall
Tuesday, April 28th • 9:00 a.m. • Register

Retail Town Hall
Tuesday, April 28th • 11:00 a.m. • Register

Lodging Town Hall
Tuesday, April 28th • 1:00 p.m. • Register

Restaurants Town Hall
Tuesday, April 28th • 2:30 p.m. • Register

Child care/Adult Day Care Town Hall
Monday, April 27th • 8:30 a.m. • Register

Healthcare Town Hall
Monday, April 27th • 11:30 a.m. • Register

Manufacturing Town Hall
Tuesday, April 28th, 4:00 p.m. • Register

Personal Services Town Hall: Thursday, April 30 – 11 a.m.; Zoom registration link

Professional Services Town Hall: Friday, May 1 – 1:30 p.m.; Zoom registration link