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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Chamber salutes fast-growing companies

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From well-known, established brands like Boyd Chevrolet to creative startups that are making a profit by finding a niche, the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce honored 13 businesses with its annual Blue Ridge Business Growth Awards on Monday at Southern Appalachian Brewery.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Record crowd celebrates business

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The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce honored a longtime Hendersonville business and community leader with its G. Ray Cantrell Service Award on Friday night while also recognizing top leaders in education, small business, environmental sustainability, the camping industry and other areas during its annual banquet.   Read Story »

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Ray Cantrell, who led Chamber and industrial growth, dies at age 84

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Glenn Ray Cantrell, who was instrumental in the growth of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce over many years and helped recruit numerous industrial plants to the county, died Saturday at the Life Care Center after a period of declining health. He was 84.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Chamber bestows top awards

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A South Florida transplant who served as a civic leader while helping lead one of Hendersonville's most productive and respected construction companies for more than three decades was honored Friday night with the G. Ray Cantrell Award, the highest award presented at the annual Henderson County Chamber of Commerce.   Read Story »

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Chamber announces chair, new board members

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The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce announced its new officers for 2014 and named four new board members.   Read Story »

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SLIDESHOW: Chamber salutes growing businesses

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The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce recognized fast-growing startups and existing companies with its Blue Ridge Business Growth Awards Monday evening, the kickoff to Small Business Week.   Read Story »

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Who is ... ? Trivia challenge is Thursday

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The seventh annual Chamber of Commerce Trivia Challenge will be held Thursday at the Conference Hall of BRCC.   Read Story »

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Employer program covers health care, guns

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Due to overwhelming response, the Van Winkle Law Firm will hold a second 2013 Employer Survival Guide workshop.   Read Story »

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Chamber salutes business achievement, service

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Thomas D. "Bud" Hunter Jr., who moved to Hendersonville with his family at age 3 and went on to serve his community through dozens of projects while carrying on a successful car sales company, was honored Friday night with the G. Ray Cantrell Award during the 90th annual awards dinner of the Chamber of Commerce.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Collaboration emerges as 2013 key

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Chuck Edwards, the new Henderson County Chamber of Commerce chairman, was talking in an interview with the Lightning about the chamber's 2013 goals.   Read Story »

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Chamber sets goals for 2013

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The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce has set five initiatives for 2013.   Read Story »

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Small business background preps Edwards for Chamber role

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Before he became a restaurant owner himself, Chuck Edwards drove 7,000 miles a month visiting McDonald's franchises in seven states.   Read Story »

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Edwards set to get Chamber gavel

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McDonald's restaurant franchise owner Chuck Edwards will become chair of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce during the organization's 90th Annual Dinner and Awards Program on Jan. 25 at Kenmure Country Club.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Business

Runners flee from zombies in the woods

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FLAT ROCK — More than 100 runners fled from 35 zombies on a 2.4-mile trail through the woods Sunday afternoon in the first annual Zombie Escape to benefit the Chamber of Commerce and the Henderson County Soccer Association.   Read Story »

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Chamber offers free business workshop

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The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Small Business Administration and SCORE-WNC to present "Business Planning and Entrepreneurial Development Resources from the SBA" on Thursday, Oct. 25.   Read Story »

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Chamber recruits 158 new members, smashing goal

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The economy is bad. Businesses, restaurants and stores are trying to find ways to cut back. The future is uncertain.   Read Story »

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Chamber to hold membership blitz next week

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Henderson County Chamber of Commerce volunteers will fan out across the community next week in a membership drive.   Read Story »

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Chamber salutes nine growing businesses

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The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce kicked off its Celebrate Small Business week with awards recognizing companies that had achieved extraordinary growth even in the challenging economic climate.   Read Story »

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Athena Award nominees announced

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The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce announced 11 nominees for the fifth annual Athena Award presented in memory of Vanessa Y. Mintz, a longtime community volunteer, real estate saleswoman and business leader.   Read Story »

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