Asheville Buzz

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Registration begins at 7:30am. Program begins promptly at 8am and concludes by 9am for each Buzz event!

Admission $20
Table sponsorship for the series: $1000, Table sponsorship for a single event: $350
To inquire about a table sponsorship contact 828-255-7100 or

June 17th – AsheFestivals: Secrets to Successful Festivals

Moderator: Jon Fillman, Economic Development Specialist, City of Asheville
Terry Bemis, Director, Mountain Sports Festival
Ehren Cruz, Director of Performing Arts, LEAF
Meghan Rogers, Executive Director, Asheville Downtown Association
David Whitehill, Executive Director, Asheville Symphony

July 15th – Boosting Business: Asheville’s Resources

Moderator: Josh Dorfman, Director of Entrepreneurship,Venture Asheville and Managing Director, Asheville Angels
Justin Belleme, Founder and Director of Strategy, JB Media Group
Matthew Raker, Vice President of Entrepreneurship, AdvantageWest Economic Development Group
Jill Sparks, Executive Director, Small Business Center and Business Incubator at AB Tech

August 18th – Asheville’s Innovation Districts: A Catalyst for Growth

Moderator: Steph Monson Dahl, Riverfront Redevelopment Office Director, City of Asheville
Patrick O’Cain, Chef/Owner, Gan Shan Station
Esther Manheimer, Mayor, City of Asheville
Jay Richardson, Asheville General Manager, New Belgium Brewing
Chris White, Founder, President & CEO, White Labs, Inc.

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