Thank you to our 2010 Sponsors!!!
The following sponsors may or may not be sponsoring us again this year, but that doesn't change the fact that
they DID sponsor us and we would be very appreciative if you supported them too (an let them know why :)!!! ).
Four Cup Platinum Sponsors
PowerSox - GoldToeMoretz, LLC – Newton, NC
World Excellence. For 58 years Moretz has created the highest performance/value
sockwear programs in the world. We believe true excellence consists of six ongoing
elements. 1) Innovation; 2) Product Development; 3) Marketing; 4) Sales and Service;
5) The Value Chain; 6) The Voice of the Consumer; We listen! We act! We innovate!
The process starts again! We succeed by constantly helping you to succeed.
Tim 'T-Bone' Arem, M.Ed. - America's Health & Fitness Ambassador – Newton,
"Running excites, inspires and enriches children as it teaches them important
life lessons like discipline, coordination, teamwork and self-esteem. The best part
of being T-Bone is seeing the children's smiles as they cross the finish line. I
feel very fortunate to be playing a role in many families lives through fitness.
That is the kind of contribution that makes my job so fulfilling!"
Three Cup Gold Sponsors
Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Inc – Asheville, NC
The Volvo CE Asheville Plant is one of Volvo Construction Equipment’s 15 global
plants engaged in the production and assembly of construction equipment. The Asheville
Plant is a fabrication and assembly facility, that currently produces five models
of articulated wheel loaders (WLO) and five models of crawler excavators (EXC).
All WLO machines are produced in line build: all EXC models are assembled on a continuous
flow conveyor. The Asheville Plant also fabricates and assembles Cabs for the North
Asheville Pediartic Associates – Asheville, NC
We are a group of Pediatricians and a Physician Assistant, practicing in Buncombe
County. At Asheville Pediatrics, we have a strong commitment to serving your child's
needs. All of our doctors are Board Certified and specialize in diseases of children
from birth through age 21 years. Our office is open Monday through Friday evening
so that we can be available to care for your child.
CityMac Apple Specialist – Asheville, NC
CityMac Apple Specialist and Apple Authorized Service Center has operated a single
store in Northern Michigan for more than 25 years. The family owned and operated
business is now expanding in the Southeastern United States. The expansion will
begin with the opening of a second store located in Asheville, North Carolina in
the fall of 2009. CityMac stores offer consumers and business customers the "Apple
retail experience" which is similar to that of Apple corporate store locations.
The stores provide complimentary daily training, users group meetings, one-on-one
training, a coffee shop, and free Wi-fi access. All of CityMac's locations maintain
a complete Apple Authorized service department offering on-site and in-store repairs
and support for all warranty and out-of-warranty Apple products.
Earth Fare in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
Earth Fare wants to change the way you think about food: While
that might sound a bit dramatic, Earth Fare thinks it’s a pretty reasonable goal.
Because let’s be honest, some food has become really unhealthy in the last few decades.
Whether it’s junk food, fast food, processed food or all three combined, finding
the healthy choice amongst so much clutter can be challenging. And, that’s why they’re
here. As one of the largest natural food retailers in the nation, Earth Fare makes
healthy eating convenient, affordable, fun and - of course - delicious! With 16
stores in four states, Earth Fare offer everything from ready-to-go meal options,
local and organic farm fresh fruits and vegetables, and full service meat, poultry
and seafood departments.
Our Food Philosophy sets us apart: However, what really sets Earth
Fare apart from other stores is not only what Earth Fare offers, but also what they
don’t offer. Like any products with high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, artificial
colors, synthetic growth hormones (in the meat and milk) and unnatural sweeteners!
Yep, they’re all banned from any products sold in our stores!
YWCA of Asheville
Eliminating racism, empowering women -- it's what they are about and what they
intend to do. Their formal mission statement: The YWCA USA is a women's
membership movement nourished by its roots in the Christian faith and sustained
by the richness of many beliefs and values. Strengthened by diversity, the YWCA
draws together members who strive to create opportunities for women's growth, leadership,
and power in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom, and dignity
for all people. The YWCA will thrust its collective power toward the elimination
of racism wherever it exists and by any means necessary.
Mountain Xpress: Independent Asheville News, Arts, Events & Information
Mountain Xpress mission: To build community and strengthen democracy
by serving an active, thoughtful readership at the local level – where the
impact of citizen action is greatest. 1.) We report independently, fairly and in-depth
on local news and issues affecting Asheville and the surrounding region; 2.) We
chronicle the area’s vibrant arts-and-culture scene; 3.) We treat our readers as
participants in an ongoing civic dialogue; 4.) We honor diversity; 5.) We encourage
excellent and innovative work in an equitable, respectful and collegial environment;
6.) We offer exceptional and affordable media opportunities for local businesses,
professionals and nonprofit groups to promote their goods and services. Local matters!
Two Cup Silver Sponsors
Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe – Asheville, NC
MISSION STATEMENT: A gathering of books on diverse subjects that seem important
to the educational benefit of the reader. A gathering of people who are drawn to
peaceful coexistence and the realization that knowledge is more valuable than money.
A place for readers who concern themselves with humanity and her development. A
place where good reads, good company, good music and the best coffee complete the
picture. A place where the books are the stars. A place where the reader and the
book meet and a journey begins.
Jus' Running – Asheville, NC
We are here to assist you in achieving your running and walking goals by providing
a professional fitting process that matches biomechanical needs with appropriate
support and cushioning. Whether your goal is a new PR or conquering a new exercise
program, we invite you to come by for your free biomechanical analysis and let us
help you get started on the right foot!
JCC Falafel 5K (April 18, 2010) – Asheville, NC
This fun, family-oriented race will begin and end at Congregation Beth Israel at
229 Murdock Avenue. The course travels through the picturesque neighborhoods of
Norwood Park and North Asheville. All proceeds from the Falafel 5k will be benefit
the scholarship funds of the Asheville Jewish Community Center programs. The Asheville
Jewish Community Center strengthens Jewish identity, celebrates Jewish culture,
and builds community.
Phenix Reserach products – Candler, NC
Their mission is to deliver their customers quality laboratory products from around
the world at competitive prices, coupled with superior customer service and technical
support. Over nearly 20 years, PHENIX has developed an efficient national infrastructure
that allows us to effectively serve the needs of the evolving life science research
market. The company fosters a team-based corporate culture designed to efficiently
serve their customers and to promote and develop the skills, knowledge and creativity
of each employee. The company is headquartered in Western North Carolina.
The Dripolator Coffee Bar – Asheville, NC
At the Dripolator we believe that coffee is a craft. From the farm to the cup, coffee
changes many hands and goes through many processes. Above all, we value the relationships
throughout this process. As a result, we ensure the highest, most sustainably managed
product, and the most unique in-house experience. We know you will taste the difference
in what we serve and feel the difference in the how we serve it. Our commitment
to social justice, sustainable community development and superior quality will make
you a regular. We look forward to serving again and again. Thanks for supporting
us in our mission.
RoadID – Erlanger, KY
Road ID, is a Kentucky based company that was created on the concept that active
people should wear ID as part of their gear when participating in outdoor activities.
The principle owners are Edward Wimmer and Mike Wimmer - a father and son team.
"Road ID is our business - getting people to wear ID is our crusade." Everyday,
people leave their homes without any form of identification. The only way to have
identification with you all the time is to wear it. Wearing ID will ensure safety
and peace of mind - for you and your loved ones. To learn more about us, our journey,
mission, and dream, please visit the our story page.
One Cup Bronze Sponsors
Early Girl Eatery – Asheville, NC
"No place captures the flavor of Asheville and the rural mountains of western
North Carolina like the Early Girl Eatery on Wall Street in downtown. ...a restaurant
where people feel that they're paying for the food on their plate and not everything
else." - Diana Schmitt, Our State
Limones * Mexican and California Cuisine – Asheville, NC
Long before working and training under some of San Francisco’s most talented chefs,
Hugo Ramirez was raised on the intense and varied flavors native to his hometown
of Mexico City. In fact, he still calls on his mother for the secrets of traditional
Mexican dishes, which he reinvents in innovative and surprising ways. At Limones,
Hugo’s love of Mexican food is combined with his training in french-influenced California
Clingman Cafe – Asheville, NC
An independently owned restaurant, coffeehouse and caterer, Clingman Café offers
a wide range of food and drink choices prepared without compromise. They proudly
serve premium quality deli meats and cheeses, Certified Organic and Fair Trade coffee
and espresso, and local organic produce and baked goods. Though known primarily
for their gourmet breakfast items and specialty sandwiches and salads, the café
also serves as a gathering place for the area’s myriad artists, artisans and craftspeople.
Stop by and take advantage of their sidewalk dining during the longer, warmer summer
evenings and now enjoy a local, bottled beer or a glass of wine to compliment their
Moonrise Pottery - Bryan Hill – Asheville, NC
"How a vessel looks, how it feels, if it invites touch at all, if it is functional
or if it is even supposed to be; these are all questions that affect how my pieces
express themselves and how my audiences in turn respond to my work. My sensibilities
have lead me toward designs which hearken a more primitive lifestyle rich in an
awareness of the natural world and its sumptuous form while grounded in a recognition
of our own mortality and life's basic rhythms, contained within the lines and movements
of a simple vessel."
Adrienne Snyder Photography – Spruce Pine, NC
"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught
on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten
Weaverville Family Medicine – Weaverville, NC
Our mission is to provide optimal physical and mental health, through the newest
resources, technology, and education, to our patients and our community. We sincerely
appreciate the opportunity to serve you and your family.
The Keith Zick Family – Marysville, MI and Weaverville, NC
Grandfather to five Isaac Dickson students, Keith is very impressed with what the
school offers. Keith's grandchildren live in Weaverville where his daughter, Dionne,
runs Mountain to Sea Newfoundlands, an exclusive kennel focusing on the whole dog.
Since beginning Mountain To Sea Newfoundlands, Dionne has been striving to focus
on improving the breed through superior breeding stock and conducting business with
the utmost professionalism for buyers of pets and show dogs alike.
Charlotte Street Computers – Asheville, NC
Charlotte Street Computers has been providing Mac and PC repair services to Asheville
and surrounding areas since 2000. Voted "Best Computer Repair" by the
readers of Mountain Xpress for 5 years running, we have also been the recipient
of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce "Sky High Growth Award" for 2 years
in a row. Our staff of 17 includes 5 Apple Authorized Technicians, and we look forward
to the opportunity to assist you with your computer repair needs.
Sugar Mommas Cookies – Asheville, NC
Sugar Momma's Cookies is a unique cookie delivery shop in Asheville, NC. We offer
hot cookies made from scratch as well as coffee & lattes, bubble tea and ice cream
that can be delivered right to your doorstep! We also do gift boxes, cookie baskets
& more. Planning a party? Want to make a splash at the next board meeting? Want
to surprise your kid for their birthday? Got the munchies & need a study break?
Want a special after dinner dessert? Or just got a hankering for some great hot
cookies? Give Us A Call!
HealingWorks – Asheville, NC
At HealingWorks, we believe that every person has the innate ability to achieve
ongoing growth & optimal wellness. We offer integrative approaches that help you
access your mind/body/spirit wisdom. By developing new insights and skills you can
learn to live with greater joy, ease, and effectiveness. Whether you are seeking
support for emotional or physical issues, or are looking to enhance your relationships
or personal growth, HealingWorks offers a wide range of practical and effective
counseling & behavioral medicine services to help you reach your goals.
On Demand Printing and Design – Asheville, NC
On Demand Printing and Design, a new way of imaging! Direct & digital printing that
represents a "Personal Eye For Excellence!" Detail and technology that
is untouched in the world of On Demand Printing. On Demand Printing and Design fulfills
a versatile digital resource that allows the "Creator" to be the direct
imaging processor. The ultimate source for instant COLOR PROOFING, DESIGN, EDITING,
AND GUARANTEED SERVICES!
LaZoom Comedy Tours – Asheville, NC
"A Comedy Show on Wheels!" Definitely not your mamma's typical tour bus
experience, LaZoom is Asheville's only rolling comedy tour bus. One of WNC's most
unique "things to do," LaZoom's side-splitting odyssey to Asheville's
favorite neighborhoods and landmarks spells quirky fun for both first-time visitors
and long-time residents. Each tour features a knowledgeable and witty tour guide,
a heavy dose of corny jokes, and slapstick characters all along the way. So, prepare
to laugh your socks off and "Get on the Bus!"
Gentle Family Chiropractic Center, P.C.– Asheville, NC
Mission Statement: At this office our mission is to improve the
quality of your life. We know that health is so much more than just not feeling
pain. We strive to have our patients reach their fullest innate potential.
Jan Trout, Authorized Agent for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and David
Trout, Trout Insurance Services – Weaverville, NC
Welcome. By listening carefully to your needs, goals and values, we will help develop
an effective insurance program to protect what is most important to you. Our specialties
are Health Insurance for individuals & businesses, Life Insurance, Disability Income
& Critical Illness protection, Long Term Care and Medicare Supplements. Dave can
help you develop plans for saving for Retirement and College Funding. We appreciate
the opportunity to be of service to you. Contact us today!
MyNewsletterBuilder – Asheville, NC
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& Email Newsletter Software - Start Your Completely Free Email Marketing Trial Account.
DUCK Graphics – Hildebran, NC
Founded in 1987, Duck Graphics has become the ultimate custom screen printer in
western North Carolina and beyond. Specializing in racing/motorsports oriented apparel,
Duck Graphics has evolved into the area leader innovative screen printed tee-shirts.
Our customer base spans the entire United States! From churches to schools to large
corporations, we welcome your inquiries and would be most happy to meet your screen
printing needs with the friendly, prompt, and courteous service which has become
synonymous with the name Duck Graphics.
Shape.Net Software – Colts Neck, NJ (and Asheville!)
Member Management Software: Health Clubs, Fitness Studios, Gyms, Yoga/Pilates Studio,
and Training Studios. Contact us today for a short web demo that will make your
Asheville Feng Shui – Asheville, NC
Using the five elements to balance your life Feng Shui combines science with good
design and common sense. Feng Shui does not include superstition or mysticism. It
is not part of any religion. The Five Elements: Water, Earth, Fire, Metal, and Wood.
Balance your home or office through a traditional Feng Shui reading from Asheville
Be Active Van - Mobile Community Outreach – Morrisville, NC
The Be Active Van is a mobile community outreach program that travels across the
state to educate North Carolinians about the importance of daily physical activity.
This multicolored, fun-filled, event on wheels is staffed by a certified personal
trainer and is equipped with jump ropes, hula hoops, interactive games and activities
to inspire kids and adults to be active and stay active. The Be Active Van will
also offer free fitness assessments, including body fat analysis and cardiovascular
testing, as well as information on statewide physical activity programming and resources.
Don't miss the opportunity to learn about Be Active's Advocacy Program and join
the fight to increase physical activity throughout North Carolina. Be Active North
Carolina is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting physical activity and
healthy lifestyles across the state through regional partnerships, community advocacy
and model statewide programming.
Friends of the IDES 10K
Team in Training | The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Western North Carolina
TNT is the world's first, best and largest charity sports training program that
provides you with the coaching and motivation you need to make your athletic dreams
a reality. Over the past 20 years we have helped over 380,000 participants to cross
the finish line and raise close to 1 billion dollars. The program provides training
to run or walk marathons and half marathons or participate in hiking adventures,
triathlons and century (100 mile) bike rides. In exchange for training and a fully
supported event weekend, participants fundraise to help support the Society's mission:
To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality
of life of patients and their families.