You are invited to join a public/private delegation in an exploration of the successes held in our own backyard during the Chamber’s IntraCity Visit, “Unsung Asheville,” Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16. View the [PDF] two-day itinerary.
We will explore some of the areas of our eclectic mountain town on the verge of discovery, and those that are driving our area’s success. Along the way, we’ll make introductions among the innovative leaders who are running the show. Discussions will include entrepreneurial endeavors, science and technology industries, affordable housing initiatives, and arts incubation. Current trends and the future of our downtown and river district will be a centerpiece of conversation.
Please confirm your reservation by clicking REGISTER NOW to the right. The cost of the IntraCity Visit is $198.97 for Chamber members and $400 for non-members. Registration is inclusive of transportation during the program, two breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner, two receptions, and materials. Plan for a casual two-day event, comfortable walking shoes, and fun with old and new friends.
Registration is limited to 80 participants. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. ...
Thursday, September 15, 2011 – “River District and West Asheville Assets”
8:30 am Welcome/Breakfast at Carrier Park
Welcome Kit Cramer, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
Overview Mike Willett, BB&T and Kim MacQueen, Gold Hill Associates
Remarks Lew Bleiweis, Asheville Regional Airport
Social Media tips Pam Lewis, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
9:00 am Overview of West Asheville Business Association (WABA)
9:05 am “History of Carrier Park”
9:15 am “Parks and Greenway as a Stimulus for Business Development”
9:35 am Q & A
10:00 am FLS Tour
11:30 am Trolley Tour of River Arts District
1:00 pm Lunch at Pink Dog Creative
1:20 pm What “Vision” Can Create for the Community and Entrepreneurs
2:00 pm The Results of the Creative Summit and What They Mean for Asheville
2:10 pm River Arts District (RAD) Mini‐Tours
2:55 pm Explore RAD galleries/Studios
3:30 pm Panel Discussion, Pink Dog Creative
4:30 pm West Asheville Trolley Tour
4:45 pm Reception with West Asheville Leaders
5:30 pm Dinner at Pizzeria Ritrovo
6:15 pm Trolleys Depart for Carrier Park Parking
Friday, September 16, 2011 – “Downtown Assets”
8:30 am Local Foods Breakfast, YMI Cultural Center Auditorium
9:00 am A Review of Yesterday: What Did You Learn? Take‐a‐ways?
9:30 am “From Bootstrap Beginnings to Master Plans and BIDs”
10:15 am A Walking Tour of Eagle Market Street
11:45 am A Creative Lunch, NC Stage Company
1:00 pm Panel Discussion: “A Case for Agribusiness and Beyond Foodtopia”
2:30 pm Reception at Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar
3:30 pm IntraCity Visit AdjournsRead the full article
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