The City of Asheville’s Business Inclusion Office is excited to announce a new training program for local small businesses, AVL Pathways to Grow. The training program is geared towards helping women and small business owners of color to grow and scale up their businesses. AVL Pathways to Grow is a collaboration between the City’s Business Inclusion [...]
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 [...]
The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that we are the recipient of the Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP) Organizational Leadership Award. This award, presented to an organization, recognizes outstanding applications of a systems approach to performance measurement that resulted in a culture change, sustained improvements and demonstrated positive effects on government performance and accountability.
The results of Asheville’s recent Disparity Study on the City’s contracting for fiscal years 2012 through 2017 are in. Presentations on these results will be provided to Council’s Planning & Economic Development Committee and to full City Council at their Nov. 27 meeting.
Rosanna Mulcahy enjoys working with the business community. She has just stepped into a new role as Minority Business Program Manager with the City of Asheville. “The new job will allow me to make a difference, which is what I enjoy most about working with the business community,” Mulcahy said. Her main focus will be ensuring that [...]
With a new year comes new programs, facility improvements and projects to improve our community. Here’s a look ahead at Asheville City government initiatives in 2018. We couldn’t get the list down to 10 items so here are a dozen to look for in the coming year. New, more diverse City Council Asheville City Council 2018: Standing, left to right, are Keith Young, [...]
You might say Asheville is in a construction boom. One look at our skyline alone shows towering cranes with workers bustling below, building, bringing the city to new heights. In response to this climate of large-level projects, the WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition — of which the City of Asheville is a member — will host Economic [...]
To know where you need to improve you need to understand where you’ve been and how you are doing now. That’s the reason organizations take measurements. And that’s the point of the City of Asheville’s Disparity Study, which began in June. The study will look at the City’s Minority and Women Business Enterprise Program (MWBE), [...]
Brenda Mills says her parents instilled in her a sense of community spirit and support. Whether it came to visiting the sick to feeding the poor, especially during holidays, she worked by their side in Waxhaw, N.C., as a girl, sometimes even taking down letters for elderly people. A City of Asheville employee since 2005, Mills [...]
Want to find out how to do business with the City of Asheville and other local governments? Come network at Government-Business CONNECT from 1 to 4 p.m. April 19 at the U.S. Cellular Center. Formerly called the Reverse Vendor Fair, this will be the fifth year the City of Asheville has invited regional vendors to learn [...]
The City of Asheville recently hosted a Minority Business Program outreach meeting with project pre-planners Beverly Grant and Barnhill to include regional minority-owned businesses specifically relating to bidding opportunities for the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP). Inclusion and providing opportunities for economic participation in the City’s programs are the heart of the City of [...]