TeamWork WNC Interview - STEAM Studio

Riveting TeamWork WNC interview this morning with Dr. Rebecca Bruce and Brent Skidmore of UNC Asheville's STEAM Studio. Their innovative new program fosters cross-disciplinary teaching, learning, and collaboration with industry and community partners on the design and development of leading-edge technology. Fusing practical engineering principles with artistic vision helps equip students with essential career skills (e.g., critical thinking, cooperative engagement, goal attainment), and inspires important advancements in humanity's experience of life.

To learn more about STEAM Studio, please visit their website: steamstudio.unca.edu

Dr. Rebecca Bruce & Brent Skidmore (STEAM Studio)

Dr. Rebecca Bruce & Brent Skidmore (STEAM Studio)

TeamWork WNC Interview - Shear Shack

Fabulous TeamWork WNC interview this morning with Christina Sullins-Robinson of Shear Shack in Asheville. As the salon's newest owner, she brings an energetic sense of focus and enthusiasm to its warmly subtle atmosphere. Known for excellent service quality and stylistic innovation since 1977, Shear Shack remains an archetype of entrepreneurial know-how.

To learn more, or to explore job opportunities, please visit their website: shearshackavl.com

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Christina Sullins-Robinson (Shear Shack)

Christina Sullins-Robinson (Shear Shack)

TeamWork WNC Interview - WCI

Illuminating TeamWork WNC interview this morning with Fredrick Reese, President & CEO of Western Carolina Industries (WCI). We talked about the inventive way that his organization is helping employers in our region embrace a "Weight & Wellness" solution for workers to improve their physical health, frame of mind, and overall productivity. The system is designed to measure individual body composition and metabolic rate to determine optimal caloric intake, and to provide ongoing behavioral coaching focused on key fitness determinants (e.g., stress management, sleep, nutrition, exercise).

To learn more about WCI's "Weight & Wellness" program and how it can help your company attract culture-conscious talent while reducing healthcare costs, please visit them online: www.wciinc.org/weight-wellness/

Fredrick Reese (WCI)

Fredrick Reese (WCI)

TeamWork WNC Interview - UNC Asheville Department of Management and Accountancy

Brilliant TeamWork WNC interview this morning with Dr. Micheal Stratton, Chair of the Department of Management and Accountancy at UNC Asheville, Associate Editor of the Journal of Management Education, and Board Member of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society for Management Educators. Dr. Stratton holds tremendous appreciation for the innovative discoveries that can be made through critical thinking, reflective learning, and interdisciplinary collaboration. This approach helps students cultivate the intellectual tools needed to solve problems in economic, political, and social arenas from an analytically observant and creatively ambitious perspective.

To learn more about UNC Asheville's Department of Management and Accountancy, please visit their website: mgmtacct.unca.edu

Dr. Micheal Stratton (UNC Asheville)

Dr. Micheal Stratton (UNC Asheville)

TeamWork WNC Interview - Safelight Employment Referral Partner (Kanuga Conferences)

Sensational TeamWork WNC interview this morning with Kevin Manion (Resident Apprentice Program Coordinator) and Laura Moushey (Human Resources Director) of Kanuga Conferences. We discussed their organization's vibrant history, magnificent accommodations, cultural and environmental education opportunities, and vocational development resources. Equally important, we covered their leading-edge renovation project and ongoing support for community partnerships. As enthusiastic advocates of Safelight's intern program, Kanuga Conferences offers countless reasons to appreciate the quality of their hospitality and significance of their mission. To learn more, or to explore job openings, please visit them online: www.kanuga.org

To learn more about Safelight's intern program, and how your company can become an Employment Referral Partner, please contact Wendy McEntire at (828) 693-3840.

TeamWork WNC Interview - SELEE

Captivating TeamWork WNC interview this morning with Deanna Horwitz (Product Coordinator) and Mark Morse (President) of SELEE Corporation in Hendersonville. With an extensive history of operational integrity, technological innovation and global market leadership, SELEE stands out as a vital part of our region's advanced manufacturing landscape, as well as an industrious contributor to economic growth. To learn more, or to explore career opportunities, please visit them online: www.selee.com

Mark Morse & Deanna Horwitz (SELEE)

Mark Morse & Deanna Horwitz (SELEE)

Dandelion Eatery - Special Guest

Today I had the great fortune of sharing lunch with Laresa Griffin and Michael Elis at Dandelion in downtown Hendersonville. Michael is the founder of Comedy at the Rock, and his team will be hosting their Grand Opening showcase at the historic Flat Rock Playhouse on April 28th with celebrity headliner, Emo Philips. Equally important, Michael is an ardent fan of Safelight's intern program and the warmth it brings to the Dandelion experience.

To learn more about Comedy at the Rock, or to explore sponsorship opportunities, please visit their Facebook page: facebook.com/comedyattherockhendo

To learn more about Safelight's intern program, please contact Wendy McEntire at (828) 693-3840 or visit Dandelion online: safelightfamily.org/dandelion

Laresa Griffin & Michael Elis

Laresa Griffin & Michael Elis

TeamWork WNC Interview - Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority

Intriguing TeamWork WNC interview this morning with Tina Kinsey ~ Director of Marketing, Public Relations, and Air Service Development for the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority. With an enduring foundation of top-quality aviation management, strategic technical innovation, and masterful expansion planning, their contribution to the local economy is awe inspiring. To learn about career opportunities, please visit the Asheville Regional Airport website: flyavl.com

Tina Kinsey (GARAA)

Tina Kinsey (GARAA)

TeamWork WNC Interview - LRU Asheville Center for Graduate Studies

Enlightening TeamWork WNC interview this morning with Dr. Michael Dempsey, Dean and Director of Lenoir-Rhyne University's Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville. We discussed the unique history and purpose-driven culture that guides their commitment to educational excellence and adaptive career preparation. With an academic framework formed on liberal arts and sciences, their brand of practical analysis, self discovery, and community leadership serves as a launching ground for lasting prosperity. To learn more, or to schedule an individual campus tour, please visit the Lenoir-Rhyne University website: www.lr.edu

Dr. Michael Dempsey (LRU)

Dr. Michael Dempsey (LRU)

TeamWork WNC Interview - AMOS

Motivating TeamWork WNC interview this morning with Anna Priest, Executive Director of the Asheville Museum of Science. Her organization inspires STEM knowledge through innovative onsite exhibits and interactive partnerships with educational institutions. From daylong field trips to college-level internships, there are many ways to support the Asheville Museum of Science in their mission to enhance our understanding of the world around us. And it is important because a continuously improving quality of life for Western North Carolina's future generations can only be achieved through environmental awareness and advanced career readiness.

To learn more about the Asheville Museum of Science: www.ashevillescience.org

Anna Priest (AMOS)

Anna Priest (AMOS)