September 2009

The Swannanoa Bee
A publication of the

Swannanoa Business Association

P. O. Box 1124 Swannanoa, N.C. 28778 828.337.4718

The Swannanoa Business Association heard your request for exchanging business cards and meeting and greeting other local businesses
sooooooo …

Soon in Swannanoa Swannanoa Business Association

Next Meeting Thursday, Sept. 10, 5:30 Appalachian Nursery & Landscaping !!! -- NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY -BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS Hwy 70, across from Warren

EAT, MEET, & GREET After Hours ! Thursday, Sept. 10, 5:30
Appalachian Creek Nursery

Wilson Rd. & Shell Station

and Landscaping Hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Meet Swannanoa’s business owners! Across from Warren Wilson College Rd. on Hwy 70 2967396

Swannanoa Sweep
How will your business or group help with this large community clean-up effort Oct. 11 ?

THIS NEWSLETTER 1) Welcomes article or event submissions. 2) Welcomes your ad in exchange for helping us fund this newsletter which goes to hundreds of local business-es, residents, and visitors. We keep growing monthly! See contact info above. Historic Preservation
Sponsored by Swannanoa Business Association, preservation experts, landowners & local historians met in late Aug. for catered lunch (by Moments & Anne’s Catering) and walked the downtown area to identify possible qua-lifying historic commercial properties. There is growing interest in this as one way to renew downtown! We also learned ways to preserve and pass down farms and residences and received technical advice on preservation issues. For more info, contact us or Ted Alexander Preservation North Carolina

Swannanoa Business Association
PLEASE patronize our MEMBERS . . .
Appalachian Nursery & Landscaping
Hwy 70 across from Warren Wilson Rd. 296-7396;

Bank of America
2323 Hwy 70; 686-3801

1327 Tunnel Road; 298-3936

Beacon Bank Antiques

Barbara J. Frady, LCSW Black Mountain Chocolate
131 South Ave; 686-5511, david@blackmountainchocolate.c om

Black Mountain Studios
62 Old Lytle Cove Rd.; 686-1011

Carolina Ready Mix & Builder’s Supply 606 Old
Hwy 70; 686-3040; 3373410

704-473-0005 Stacy Merten Asheville-Buncombe Historic Resources Commission 259-5836 Rebecca Johnson State Historic Preservation Office 274-6789 ext. 26

Cool Breeze Ice Cream, 479283-8344

EMBA, Inc.- BusinessCard NotePad, 2988406

Faith Chiropractic
2290 Hwy 70; 686-5200

Greenvine Designs

Economic Development
Swann. Bus. Assoc. attended annual mtg. of Economic Development Coalition for AshevilleBuncombe County in Aug. We learned its activities, future direction; heard from county government, local businesses. We attend these monthly & want to have your input/ feedback.

Heartware Computer Solutions
2300 Hwy 70, # A;

Jay Brown Music

Okie Dokie’s Smokehouse
2375 Hwy 70, 775-4748

P Billodeaux Licensed .
Massage Therapy, 450-2296

Internet access is FREE at Swannanoa Library (686-5516) & Moments Café, across from Tolley’s Insurance


PSA Pharmacy
2294 Hwy 70; 686-3804

Swannanoa Flower Shop
2336 Hwy 70; 686-3808

Swannanoa Carpet City ?
Has anyone ever figured out what that strange writing is on the VA Hospital sign? 2407 Hwy 70; 683-7356

Swannanoa Pride Community Coalition

Tolley’s Allstate Insurance
2277 Hwy 70, 686-9422

Warren Wilson College
Warren Wilson Road; 298-3325
Membership Annual Dues $25: Sole owner, individual, & nonprofit

$50: Business with 2–14 employees $100: 15 + employees. May pay in installments. Please send dues & comments to address above. A new organization, we need your ideas & participation! SwannaYESa !

Biz Buzzzzzzz
Mill Around the Village Festival Oct. 3

Vendors, sponsors apply NOW

Excitement builds as the Third Annual Mill Around the Village Festival Association continues planning Swannanoa’s October 3 full day of fun in historic downtown Beacon Mill Village from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a happy line-up of music, games, karaoke, costumes, and sales of gifts, crafts, pizza, chocolate, home baked items, Bar-B-Que, a tailgate market, and lots of other treats! Held in conjunction with the Swannanoa Fire Department’s 50th Anniversary and the Swannanoa Valley Museum’s Heritage Day, the Mill Around the Village

Festival will extend into downtown streets for continuous entertain-ment by nationally recognized Jazz singer Kat Williams, local star performer Julia Ann & Laurel Ridge Bluegrass Band, Swannanoa’s own Bert Brown, WNCW’s Laura Blackley & the Swayback Sisters, the Owen Middle School Jazz Band, and the Asheville Allemanders square dancers! Owen High cheerleaders, hula hoopers, and others will perform. Watch as the Jolly Balloonsmiths twist and sculpt balloons into anything imaginable! There will be a climbing wall, Kids Karaoke, an agility course, WNC SafeKids, races, guided walking tours of the Beacon downtown historic area, old timey methods of food preparation, craft demonstrations, face painting, and lots of oldfashioned fun! Festival goers may donate food and coats to the Swannanoa Valley

Christian Ministry and The Welcome Table. The Mill Around the Village Festival will proudly adhere to strict recycling policies as we support responsible action for our local environment. See our electronic billboard ad near the VA Hospital! The Third Annual Mill Around the Village Festival Association is proud to announce the following volunteers and sponsors: Appalachian Creek Nursery and Landscaping, Bank of America, BB&T, Beacon Bank Antiques, Beacon Pub and Bistro, Cadcon-E,, Chow Time Pizza, Crafter’s Row, Foot Ex, Harwood Home for Funerals, Noah Ketzenberges/ Glassex, Inc., Okie Dokie’s Smokehouse, Parkway Harley-Davidson, Realty World Commercial Marketplace, Swannanoa Business Association, Swannanoa Flower Shop, Swannanoa Fire Department, Swannanoa Pride Community Coalition, Swannanoa Valley

Museum, T-A-D-S Recycling, The Alexander Family, Tolley’s Allstate Insurance, WNC Safe Kids, Darcy Wilson, Patti Anderson, Michael Anderson, Elaine Ferguson, Jane Hansel, and many others. Contacts are: 828.686.3808, 828.686.0050, okiedokiesbbq@bellsouth. net; Mill Around the Village Festival Association; P.O. Box 1191; Swannanoa, N.C. 28778.

-Janet Burhoe-Jones Swannanoa Business Association P.O. Box 1124 Swannanoa, NC 28778 To unsubscribe from this list, tell us at To take our survey:

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