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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

Find information to register for certification as a Minority, Woman, and/or Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) with the City of Asheville.

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Business Inclusion

The Business Inclusion Office for the City of Asheville actively seeks to identify minority and women-owned businesses for an opportunity to participate as providers of goods and services to the city.

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Find cold weather emergency shelter

When extreme cold weather is expected, the Asheville Homeless Coalition issues a Code Purple Alert. Participating homeless shelters voluntarily add space beyond their normal capacity to keep as many people as possible out of the cold. To find out when Code Purple is in effect, visit the Homeless Coalition’s Code [...]

Events and Training Opportunities News

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Asheville City Council votes to allocate $2 million toward Homeward Bound’s purchase of Days Inn for permanent supportive housing 

  In a continuing effort to partner with local agencies to mitigate the impacts of homelessness in our community the City of Asheville will help fund Homeward Bound’s acquisition of the Days Inn on Tunnel Road for permanent supportive housing for our homeless population.   At their July 27 meeting, Asheville City Council approved a [...]

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Asheville City Council clears way for donation of 2 City-owned lots for affordable housing

  Two single-family lots will be donated to the Asheville Buncombe Community Land Trust so that the organization can build deeply affordable housing on them. The single family homes to be built on each lot will be permanently affordable to families at 60% and below the Area Median Income, at a target sales [...]

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An update on how the City of Asheville is addressing homelessness

    Homelessness in Asheville has long been a serious and complex issue. The COVID-19 pandemic has both highlighted and heightened this reality. While the homeless service system we’ve had in Asheville has ended homelessness for a small number of people annually, it’s never had the resources to operate at a scale that will make homelessness truly [...]