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I won the contract, now what? - Willing, Able and Ready Training Series Part 3

April 15 @ 1:00 PM
This training will address performance and deliverables. Once you have the contract, there are important points to keep in mind to provide great customer service and deliver on your contract. We will also look at ethical issues that may impact your relationship and discuss ways to approach them. Register in advance here.
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As a business owner, am I ready to do business with my local government agency? - Willing, Ready, and Able Training Series Part 2

April 14 @ 1:00 PM
This training will help the business owner to understand if they are ready for the opportunity and what homework they could do to get ready. This training will provide an in-depth look at the type of certifications available, what each certification means, and why they are important. Learn the skills needed to communicate in a professional manner. Register in advance here.
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Is doing business with the government right for my business? – Willing, Able & Ready Training Series Part 1

April 13 @ 1:00 PM
Often, business owners want to know if their business can contract with the government, especially with their local government. This training will inform business owners what products and services the City of Asheville may procure. The training will also address certifications utilized in government contracting and provide an overview of homework that the business owner could do before engaging their local government agency. Register in advance here.
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MWSBE Certification

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Find cold weather emergency shelter

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Events and Training Opportunities News

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City of Asheville hosts business training

This April, the City of Asheville Business Inclusion Office will conduct three free training sessions to help local businesses learn how to work on local government contracts. These training sessions will be facilitated by the A-B Tech Small Business Center and take place from April 13-15.    Training 1: Is Doing Business with Government Right for My [...]

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Asheville Community and Economic Development to host neighborhood meetings in the spring

  In March, City of Asheville staff will once again engage neighborhoods in the development of three small neighborhood lots on West Chestnut Street, Lufty Avenue, and Kentucky Drive for affordable housing.     Several weeks ago, finalists were named for the Neighborhood Lots for Affordable Housing Request for Proposals (RFP) process to develop the lots. The finalists are [...]

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Dogwood Health Trust donation designated to help Asheville’s homeless community  

  The City of Asheville will use funding support from Dogwood Health Trust to support people experiencing homelessness. At their Feb. 23 meeting, City Council voted to add the $50,000 donation for Code Purple shelter funding. Code Purple is a longstanding practice where homeless shelter providers exceed regular capacity and waive regular rules on nights when the [...]