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Expo Madison 2018 Exhibitors

A-B Tech – The Madison Site is a full-service campus where you can apply to A-B Tech, take the placement test, receive advising for curriculum programs, register and pay tuition for Curriculum/Continuing Education classes, obtain text books, prepare and test for GED, or enroll in a wide variety of Continuing Education classes for personal enrichment or job enhancement. The Director of the Madison campus is Sherri Davis, who can be contacted at (828) 398-7701 or sherrijdavis@abtech.edu.

Montreat College – Montreat College is a private, Christian, liberal arts college founded in 1916 and offering associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs for traditional and adult students. Montreat College’s main campus for four-year traditional students is located in Montreat, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside Asheville. The college’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies also has locations in Asheville, Charlotte, Morganton, and online.

Fabulous Finds and Collectables – A fabulous place where artist’s & collector’s, come together to create , refurbish, re-purpose and find that fabulous something you have been looking for !

Woodson Branch Nature School – To provide an innovative and seamless early childhood education and beyond utilizing a whole-person approach in the Appalachian mountains of Western North Carolina. To be a sustainable, effective, and highly valued professional organization that exhibits, expresses, and administratively supports the vision, goals, and values of our organization.

French Broad Electric – Our mission is to provide the highest quality of service to all of our members at a reasonable price. French Broad EMC is located in Western North Carolina and was formed in 1939. Since then, French Broad EMC has grown into a modern-day cooperative, with 21 substations, monitored via fiber optic cable, serving over 38,000 members in Madison County, Buncombe County, Yancey County and Mitchell County in North Carolina, as well as members in Unicoi County and Cocke County in Tennessee.

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Notorious Coffee – is located in Madison County, NC, close to Asheville and Hot Springs. We are dedicated to the craft of artisan coffee roasting. We recommend different roasts to bring out the best flavors of our different coffees and can also custom blend a coffee that suits your own unique tastes.

We invite you to choose from a variety of popular coffee beans from around the world, we’ll roast them carefully in small batches, and we’ll ship the whole or ground beans (to your order) directly to you usually within 48 hours. That way you can enjoy notoriously good coffee in your own home!

Community Housing Coalition of Madison County – CHC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that serves Madison County by facilitating home repair, rehabilitation, and the creation of new affordable housing through bridging people and resources, one home and one neighbor at a time.

Mercy Urgent Care – Your health—and the health of your loved ones—is the most important aspect of your life. So you want to trust only the best, most qualified professionals with your care. Each of Mercy Urgent Care’s six locations is staffed with board-certified physicians and licensed, highly-trained personnel who provide more than 50,000 service visits each year.

Area Agency on Aging – Area Agency on Aging promotes the highest level of well being of older adults and their families by partnering with organizations to provide a comprehensive system of opportunities, services, and protective services. The AAA is a leader and catalyst in helping older adults in our four county region lead more independent, vibrant lives. As part of a national network of aging agencies established by the Older Americans Act, we work to strengthen home and community care for older adults.

Griffin Insurance – The Griffin Insurance Agency has been in business for over 50 years, serving the residents of Mars Hill and the surrounding communities. With a small, hometown feel, The Griffin Insurance Agency provides dedicated customer service to its clients. Because we are an Independent Insurance Agent, we can offer our clients the best coverage from many major insurance companies. We offer coverages for home, auto, life and business.

Hawthorn at Weaverville – Weaverville is a close-knit mountain community that embraces all that life in the Blue Ridge Mountains has to offer. While Weaverville is close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Asheville, it’s also a quiet retreat from the city that capitalizes on the mountain scenery. In the midst of this tranquility is our brand-new apartment community, Hawthorne at Weaverville.

Hawthorne at Weaverville is the best of both worlds. Not only is it a secluded and quiet community, it’s also close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, making for easy access to Asheville’s metro area. Hawthorne at Weaverville boasts beautiful, modern apartments with luxurious amenities and finishes, so you’ll feel right at home.

French Broad Real Estate – At French Broad Real Estate Company you will find seasoned, experienced and ethical real estate professionals who understand the regional market and have their respective niches whether it be real estate for sale in Marshall, Hot Springs, Mars Hill, Asheville, or the surrounding counties. We employ the most current technologies available for marketing our inventory and will help you find your special paradise in Western North Carolina. Customer service is our hallmark and we work hard to walk you through the process of buying or selling real estate.

Big Frog – Full service retail boutique for all your branding and design needs. No design fees, quick turnaround. Specializing in Digital printing- full color details with NO minimum orders. Screen printing and embroidery also available.

AdPro – Printing, Embroidery, Promotional Products, Signs & Banners, Awards & Recognition, Large Format Digital Printing.

Exit Realty – Residential and Commercial Real Estate – Madison, Buncombe, Yancey, Haywood counties. What I want to do for you: As a native of WNC I have a deep appreciation for its land and people and I want to show you the North Carolina I love — the small towns and their individual characters, Asheville and its vibrant and open community, and the amazing natural diversity these ancient mountains harbor. I have seen how the region has changed and I have a pulse on its trends so I have an insider’s view I will share with you. I grew up working in my parents’ hardware store in Mars Hill, NC, where I was instilled with a deep sense of the value of customer care, service, and hard work. My values carry over to you as your real estate agent — I will provide you with the best representation possible. I will carry out my duties to you with loyalty, honesty, integrity, and clear and timely communication.

Incredible Towns – Marketing Agency serving area business with online web marketing, local directory listing, SEO, Social Media, Photography, Video, Web Design, Advertising, and Whatever You Need for Your Business.

Hank Eder PR/Marketing – Serving local business in the areas of publicity, press releases, content writing for web and print, newsletters, blogs, website design, eCommerce, social marketing and more.

Madison County Cooperative Extension – Empowering People, Providing Solutions. Since 1914, NC Cooperative Extension has enriched the land, lives, and economy of NC. We bring the best research and resources from NC State University and NC A&T State University to county citizens. We supply informal community-based learning and technical assistance to people, businesses and governments. Our research-based solutions can improve the way people live, work, and play.

Prama Wellness Center – Health & Wellness Retreat and Conference Center. Prama Institute & Wellness Center would like to welcome you to a place of rejuvenation, peace and opportunity for physical and mental wellness.  Just 20 min outside of Asheville, North Carolina, our holistic retreat and wellness center extends a sense of renewal and revitalization you will appreciate. When you visit Prama, you will find a variety of health and wellness retreats and programs that will help you center your mind, body and spirit. We offer many different styles and lengths of wellness and meditation retreats so that you can find the right retreat for your health, time and budget.

Ridgecomms – We bring high quality Internet service to Madison and North Buncombe Counties, taking advantage of our beloved mountains –connecting via ridgetop relay sites. Even if you thought you couldn’t have Internet service at your location, RidgeComms may be able to deliver it via your computer or WiFi at your home or business.

Sart –  Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre is a professional theatre company in residence at the historic Owen Theatre on the campus of Mars Hill University. Since its founding in 1975 by visionary director and theatre educator Jim Thomas, SART has produced scores of plays, musicals, and original works, many portraying the rich culture and heritage of Southern Appalachia.

Shanti Elixers – Shanti Elixirs, LLC is dedicated to helping people find peace, balance, and acceptance while honoring environmental stewardship. Shanti-Jun draws upon the ancient art of Jun brewing, is super-charged with good vibes, uses locally sourced ingredients.

Smart Start – We coordinate the following services for children age 0-5 in Madison County: child care referrals and fee assistance, training for early education teachers, parent education, community outreach, and early learning and literacy programs.

Azule – Providing an environment where Artists and Community meet, work and learn together through the arts in their many forms. Situated on a rustic knoll just beyond the Pisgah Forest along the Appalachian Trail sits an oddly majestic home, with a story of love and triumph within its walls and timbers. AZULE strives to offer its many features for the development of art projects. Visitors, artists, residents, all come to AZULE for retreat, research, exposure, criticism, challenge, improvement.

Five Step Carpet – Oriental, Carpet, Upholstery and hard surface Cleaner. If you’re looking for green carpet cleaning in Asheville,NC, Five Step Carpet Care NC is the right choice. At Five Step Carpet Care NC, owned by Scott Finney, we believe the client and the environment should come first. That is why our system uses less water and a cleaning solution that is safe for the environment and 100% biodegradable. We care about the health of our clients and the world we live in, so by using environmentally friendly products we are doing our part to keep our world healthy for generations to come.

Blunt Pretzels – Asheville’s premier artisanal baker of Bavarian-style soft pretzels. After 7 years as a market, wholesale and event bakery we are excited about our new bakery and retail location in Downtown Marshall.

Highgate Farm (828) 450-070 – Highgate Farm is a Certified Naturally Grown market garden and off-grid homestead located in the scenic Walnut Mountains of Madison County NC, just outside of Marshall. Our business model is inspired by the traditional French Market Garden, with great attention to detail, supplying a broad selection of high quality and specialty vegetables, fruits, herbs, mushrooms and eggs to area tailgate markets, and CSA members. As a small scale CNG farm, our practices are closely aligned with Organic standards, and our products are only sold locally. We employ a walk-behind tractor, hand tools, drip irrigation, a passive solar propagation house, spun row cover, NOP compliant inputs and integrated pest management (IPM). Labor is provided by 2 full-time farmers, seasonal farm apprentices, interns, WWOOFers and work-traders. Find our beatiful produce at tailgate markets in Weaverville, West Asheville and Black Mountain, with CSA pick-up at those locations and on the farm in Marshall.

Locally Good Farm – Locally Good Farm is comprised of Stephanie, Patrick, Finnegan & Margot Poetter (pronounced like Potter).  We started the farm in the Spring of 2015, after moving to Western North Carolina 6 months before.  The farm is located in the Burnsville area, which is full of farmers, artists, artisans, and many other creative types that care about what is really important in life. It is a place where people appreciate the natural beauty surrounding them, and good, quality, clean food.

Dennis Turner Landscaping and Site Planning – Founded in 1973, D. Turner Landscape Architecture + Site Planning is a landscape architectural practice based in Malibu, CA and Asheville, NC. With forty years experience, we have completed projects in Asia, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, and throughout the United States. These projects feature the master planning of high-use gardens and recreational areas, estate and commercial development and land usage, urban planning and design, and residential developments of varying size and requirements.

Buchi Kombucha – When we, “The Buchi Mama’s” met through our kid’s homeschool co-op 7 years ago, we couldn’t yet imagine how our friendship, fermentation and the business which resulted would transform our lives. It started as a simple idea: brew and share kombucha with our community. We were born at the farmer’s market and grew up at a shared community kitchen in the mountains outside Asheville, NC. At the time, only 1 national brand of kombucha was on the shelf and people were thirsting for something that tasted more like home.

Baileys Signs By Design – Businesses all over depend on us for total advertising solutions. We use state-of-the-art, computer-aided sign making systems and techniques to create high-impact, cost effective signs that produce results that our clients can get excited about. The best part is that we do it all for you. Many of our clients just give us the text they want and at times even just the concept they are trying to convey and we do the entire thing from concept to completion, and all they do is pick up the final product and walk away with extra time to focus on their business and its demands.

Horse Sense of the Carolinas – Heart of Horse Sense was founded to support quality, professional equine services for Veterans, their families and At-Risk Youth. Our vision is that every veteran and at-risk youth get access to the therapeutic opportunities horses offer. There are many wonderful ways that horses support growth and healing, and it’s important that those services be offered in an ethical & safe manner, by well-trained and qualified professionals (both horses and humans). Too often programs with good intentions don’t have the ability or the experience to offer the services our veterans and youth deserve.

Heart of Horse Sense fills the need to screen equine service providers in Western North Carolina and the surrounding area to meet the specific and unique needs of Veterans and At-Risk Youth. Approved programs must show their staff have training and/or experience in:  Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning, Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Mental Health First Aid, Natural Horsemanship/Therapeutic Horsemanship, CPR/First Aid, Veterans – Specific Training.

1800 Water Damage – Property loss of any size can feel catastrophic when it happens to you. At 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of WNC, our team of certified professionals understands this and provides expert water damage restoration and cleanup for jobs big or small in scope. We utilize specialized equipment and our extensive knowledge of mitigation procedures to offer fast, effective solutions for your home or commercial property.

Eat Pique – We are a small batch food production company focusing on spreads and pickled condiments. (Spread Head cheese spreads include: Everything Bagel, Spicy, Smokey Nuts and Beer Cheese. Honey Pickled Mustard Seeds: Bopp’n Beet, Habanero Heat & Session Wheat).

NC Rural Center – The NC Rural Center’s mission is to develop, promote, and implement sound economic strategies to improve the quality of life of rural North Carolinians. We serve the state’s 80 rural counties, with a special focus on individuals with low to moderate incomes and communities with limited resources.

Madison Health and Rehab – If you are transitioning from staying at a hospital but need more care than is available at home, Madison Health & Rehabilitation offers the level of skilled nursing care you need. At our rehabilitation center in Mars Hill, NC, we serve 100 residents with both short- and long-term care, and have nurses available around the clock. At Madison Health, we want you to be able to recover the best that you can. Our on-site specialists, including physical, speech and occupational therapists, work together to create an individualized treatment plan that will maximize your recovery process.

Mars Hill Chiropractic – Enjoy our state of the art facility in which you will discover the true wellness lifestyle, relief from pain, and overall good health. We will show you the natural way to better health and we are convinced that after one visit you will see why chiropractic is the safe and effective alternative to back surgery. We begin with a thorough examination and assess your areas of concern, as well as carefully consider your health history. We are trained in x-ray techniques and in order to make an accurate diagnosis, may take x-rays of your back and neck. Only after this initial examination will we offer a recommended course of treatment. Based on the analysis of your initial examination, your treatment could consist of chiropractic adjustments, therapies, therapeutic massage, disc decompression, nutritional counseling and rehabilitation.

Mars Hill Farmers and Artisan Market – Fresh produce straight from the farm to you every week is available at the farmers markets on Saturday in Mars Hill, on Sunday in Marshall and on Tuesday afternoons in Upper Laurel. Not only can you find fresh vegetables and fruits, but there are also eggs, cheeses, jams and sauces as well as home-baked bakery goods. Local artisans offer their crafts, too, at these tailgate markets.

Western Women’s Business Center – Carolina Small Business Development Fund creates economic opportunities across North Carolina. We support communities by helping entrepreneurs build the businesses of their dreams.

AdPro Print and Promotions – Adpro is your locally owned and operated screen printing and promotional product leader. Adpro is owned by Merita Hensley and has been in business since 2001. Offering years of experience in business printing, advertising specialties, promotional products and custom apparel decoration and branding. Adpro is the place to go for “Anything With Your LOGO”, excellent service and quality products!

Downtown Marshall Association – Our Mission is to cultivate sustainable economic growth in the community of Marshall.

Highgate Farm (828) 450-0709 – is a small Certified Naturally Grown market garden and off-grid homestead in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We live on 20 acres of mostly forested cove near Marshall, NC. Our main production fields occupy 4 acres of nearby bottom land where we cultivate most of our annual vegetable crops. Older production fields occupy a sunny ridge of terraced beds, where we are establishing perennial crops such as asparagus, flowers and small fruits. Both sites are surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Our business model is inspired by the traditional French Market Garden, with great attention to detail, supplying high quality and specialty produce, mushrooms, and eggs to area tailgate markets, restaurants and grocers. As a small scale CNG farm, our practices are closely aligned with NOP standards.

Habitat For Humanity Madison County – Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Through our 2020 Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.

Hot Springs Health – Hot Springs Health Program is dedicated to serving the primary health care needs of the people of Madison County and surrounding areas through an organization oriented to and directed by the community.

Hot Springs Learning Center – Founded in 2008, MCCLC began in Hot Springs, NC serving children ages 3 – 12 years old with Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, After School, Home School Support, and Summer Camps. The non-profit became an NC state licensed child care facility, securing and maintaining the state approval as five star rated in all programs. It went from serving 10 students per year in 2008, to serving an average of 50 students per year currently. Students come from all over the county and across the state line from Tennessee. All staff are certified in early childhood and/or elementary education from the state of NC and are engaged in on-going professional development. They have co-created the curriculum structure and behavior management system, managing an extensive community visitor base and field trip program. Together the learning community (families, local businesses, staff, students, and community volunteers) have built a children’s garden, equipment shed, carport, treehouse, stage, and climbing structure for the yard.

I26 West Welcome Center – North Carolina’s nine Welcome Centers promote thousands of tourism-related businesses — attractions, accommodations, events and more — to visitors already in the state actively seeking travel information. Located on Interstate highways just inside the state line, each Welcome Center has a statewide focus, with an emphasis on information for visitors traveling a particular interstate corridor.


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