Business notesWritten by Admin
The Small Business Center of Haywood Community College will offer a free program titled “Generating Sales during the Holiday Season and Beyond” from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, in the first floor of the Student Center.
Merchants can get themselves and their sales force geared up for the holidays. This program will examine the reality of retail and wholesale business, help you define your customers, and discover how to keep them coming back. Participants will identify what it means to be a salesperson and learn why selling is everything. John Gernandt of Textures in Waynesville will be the presenter. To preregister call 828.627.4512.
A monthly Business Networking Meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 6 at Panacea Coffee on Commerce Street in Waynesville.
This group, organized by Wayne Porter, is for entrepreneurs, business people and others to get together and help each other grow their business. There are no cumbersome membership requirements, rules or fees.
The meeting includes brainstorming and other activities to help build business. Come with an attitude of giving and you will get.
For information call 828.246.2131.
The Best Western River Escape Inn and Suites in Dillsboro was recently named Best Western Customer Care Champion at Best Western International’s annual North American Convention held in Vancouver, British Columbia. The award is given to the properties that demonstrate and best exemplify exceptional levels of service and care. The hotels must also meet design standards and other requirements.
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel has entered into an agreement with Steiner Leisure Limited, a global spa provider, to open a new Mandara luxury spa facility at its Cherokee casino. Scheduled to open in 2012, the 18,000-square-foot Mandara Spa will be the culmination of Harrah’s Cherokee’s $633 million master expansion and diversification plan.
The Mandara Spa will integrate elements of Native American culture into time-honored Balinese-inspired treatments to bring guests the best in therapeutic luxury.
The Fun Factory in Franklin recently named Gregory Hunt as its new general manager and Regina Rogers as new group sales director.
“I want the Fun Factory to be the first thought anyone has when they are deciding where to spend some quality family time, to have a birthday party, or to host a group event,” says Hunt.
The Microtel Inn and Suites in Franklin recently named Candy Arvey its new general manager. Arvey has worked in the hospitality industry for 12 years, both in Highlands and Franklin. For the past two years she has served as director of sales at Fun Factory Franklin. Arvey serves as chairman of the Tourism Development Authority of Macon County and is an active member of Kiwanis and Rotary.
HomeTrust Bank was the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce’s November Business of the Month Award winner. Presented by the Economic and Business Development Committee, the award recognizes businesses who contribute to the community through charity, good customer service, job creation, and making Haywood County a better place to live.
HomeTrust Bank is a mutually owned bank with an 84-year history of serving families and businesses in Western North Carolina.