Thank you to our 2011 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
AVL Marketing – Asheville, NC
We Simplify Modern Marketing and put Your Business in Control You
call it "Internet Marketing", "Social Media" or a bunch of other trendy phrases.
Let's just call it what it is: Modern Marketing - the most cost effective way to
build your brand and attract loyal customers. We can make it work for your business.
Free Internet Marketing Plan Part of the fun, and dare we say awesomeness,
of meeting with us is that afterward we will put together a preliminary online marketing
plan for your business, for free. Your plan will be chockablock with expert advice
based on our years of online media and marketing experience.
Reporting & Marketing Analytics Transparency! Everyone says it,
but we live for it. We use the best tools available, including some of our own,
to guarantee: 1) We are delivering the goods every single month, doing everything
we say. 2) You are getting the results you expect.
One Stop for Online Marketing Donâ€™t have the time to manage web
designers, SEO pros, writers, videographers, photographers, brand managers, pay-per-click
advertising specialists, social media experts, and other gurus required to make
an Internet marketing program successful? We can help! Put our experience and expertise
to work for your business.
Three Cup Gold Sponsors
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!
The Hands of Sean Perry Company – Asheville, NC
The Hands of Sean Perry Co has been helping residents in Asheville with remodels,
renovations, and building additions in historic areas like Montford, Kenilworth,
and Grove Park in North Asheville, since 1995. Our clients in Asheville and the
surrounding area choose us because of our craftsmanship and attention to detail,
custom renovations, design-build capabilities, and openness to eco-friendly and
sustainable building techniques.
In addition to residential building services, our hand-crafted work includes commercial
remodels, renovations, and additions. Our deep appreciation for, and knowledge of
Asheville's historic architecture and old-world craftsmanship is reflected in each
project that we undertake. Our work has been recognized nationally, with two prestigious
awards. We are a REMODELING magazine Big50 and Guildmaster 2010 Award with Distinction
recipient. Realize your ideal home. Call 258-7272 or visit
Evolve With Your Body – Asheville, NC
Evolve With Your Body is a mobile-based massage company located in Asheville, North
Carolina. I offer a variety of massage therapies that can be performed in the safety
and comfort of your own house or at your place of business. I would love the opportunity
to work with you, and I welcome the chance to discuss any questions or concerns
you may have. Please call or e-mail me and I will respond within 24 hours.
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.
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 itâ€™s a pretty reasonable goal.
Because letâ€™s be honest, some food has become really unhealthy in the last few decades.
Whether itâ€™s junk food, fast food, processed food or all three combined, finding
the healthy choice amongst so much clutter can be challenging. And, thatâ€™s why theyâ€™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
donâ€™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, theyâ€™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.
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!"
Two Cup Silver 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
Bath Junkie – Asheville, NC
We want everything in your life to smell good, be good for you and be safe for the
environment - from your pantry to your pooch, from your head to your toes. Washes,
sprays, cleaners, lotions, potionsâ€” you name it, Bath Junkie's got it covered. All
of our products are safe for even the most sensitive skin. Most are paraben and
SLS-free and, of course, are cruelty free. Remember, at Bath Junkie you can always
get what you want! So design your products. Go ahead and create a scent and choose
a tint. It is bath stuff (and home stuff!) designed by you!
Table – Asheville, NC
Market-driven Seasonal New American: "seasonal new American:" food
based on locality, farms, season, and every culture represented in America. Matt
and Jacob take this to heart pushing in all culinary directions while staying fully
committed to our farmers. The only chefs to be nominated by the James Beard Foundation
for best chef of the Southeast in WNC!! The daily written menu covers the bases
of fine dining style cuisine. Sit down at the mahogany and maple bar or one of the
hand-made maple tabletops and watch Jacob and Matt's sagacious yet simple food fill
the dining room.
Hotel Indigo – Asheville, NC
0.4 miles from start. Hotel Indigo is a 100 room boutique hotel located in the heart
of downtown Asheville, one block from Grove Arcade. The hotel includes a bar and
restaurant, work-out facilities, meeting rooms, off-street parking and breathtaking
views. Part of the IHG family - Hotel Indigo delivers a refreshing experience; from
our cool interior vibe, hardwood floors, plush bedding and spa-inspired showers.
Hotel Indigo is within walking distance to all the wonderful galleries,restaurants
and historical points of interest in the vibrant downtown area. Hotel Indigo...a
unique experience...found in every room. Asheville Chamber of Commerce is within
walking distance. Call (828) 239-0239 to make a reservation!
Black Bear Consultants – Asheville, NC
Providing a consultative approach to your human resource recruitment needs.
- Born out of the recent move toward "internet" recruiting, we largely surface candidates
through our established network and/or target recruiting. We are committed to identifying
and delivering the best-qualified human resource professionals to fill your particular
requirements in a timely manner. This is the level of commitment on which our company
- Partnership - to become a fluid extension of our client. We strive
to understand our clientsâ€™ culture, direction, business strategy and motivation.
- Customer Service - providing candidates and clients with the highest
level of service. We go beyond the traditional recruiter/candidate relationship
and recruiter/client relationship.
- Integrity - honesty and fairness are two things you can expect
- Passion - put simply, we love what we do.
Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Inc – Asheville, NC
The Volvo CE Asheville Plant is one of Volvo Construction Equipmentâ€™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
Charles J. DePaolo, M.D. Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstructive Surgery
– Asheville, NC
Our office specializes in Sports Medicine, Joint Reconstruction, and Shoulder, Hip
and Knee Arthroscopy and Replacement.
We also treat work-related injuries and provide independent medical evaluations
and second opinions.
Our extensive physical therapy department provides pre and post-operative therapy,
work conditioning, Isokinetic testing, functional training programs, Aquatic Therapy,
and more. Call us and see the difference.
One Cup Bronze Sponsors
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.
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.
Pisgah Family Health – Asheville, NC
PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY: My goal is to give patients the best possible
medical care by combining modern evidenced-based practices with common sense and
realistic goals. I believe in patient autonomy, and I encourage my patients to take
an active role in their health. Good health begins with a healthy lifestyle.
SCOPE OF PRACTICE: I provide primary care for people of all ages,
from newborns to seniors. This includes well and sick care, physical exams, urgent
care, and management of chronic illnesses. If hospital services are necessary, I
admit patients to Memorial Mission and Saint Joseph Hospitals. Patients may occasionally
meet medical students from UNC and Duke, as I teach Family Medicine to students
on rotation in my office.
Tods Tasties – Asheville, NC
Tods is great! Come and try us out!
Skyland Physical Therapy – Asheville, NC
Skyland Family Rehabilitation, Physical and Occupational Therapy Asheville, NC,
offers a team of licensed, qualified therapists delivering personalized treatment
to adults and children as they recover from illness, injury or surgery. (We can
also help manage chronic problems.) Our broad range of specialized therapies enable
us to design the best program to help you reach your potential.
Our commitment is to help you or your family member achieve optimal health, wellness,
fitness, and physical function with compassion, caring, and commitment to excellence
in the provision of therapy services.
We accept most insurance including Medicare and Medicaid (for children) and do not
require a doctor's order for Physical Therapy. Please check with your insurance
provider for specific requirements.
Charlotte Street Computers – Asheville, NC
Since 2000, Charlotte Street Computers has been providing Mac and PC repair to the
wonderful people of Asheville and the greater Buncombe County area. Some of the
services we offer our customers include hardware repairs and upgrades, software
installation and updating, tutoring, virus and spyware removal, data backup and
recovery, and remote assistance.
Computer repair excellence and superior customer service are the goals that we strive
for on a daily basis. Voted "Best Computer Repair" by the readers of the Mountain
Xpress for 7 years running, CSC has also been a four time recipient of the Asheville
Area Chamber of Commerce "Sky High Growth Award". Our staff of 25 includes 6 Apple
Authorized Technicians and 7 highly experienced PC Technicians. In addition, we
are also an Apple Specialist, which means you can fulfill all your Mac needs with
us. Just stop by our Asheville location at 252 Charlotte Street, or our Arden location
at 300 Airport Road and get your Mac today! As always, we love you Asheville and
Buncombe County and we look forward to helping you with all your Mac and PC needs!
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.
diana bellgowan architect– Asheville, NC
Limones * Mexican and California Cuisine – Asheville, NC
Long before working and training under some of San Franciscoâ€™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,
Hugoâ€™s love of Mexican food is combined with his training in french-influenced California
Wood Floors by Chris Curry – Asheville, NC
"Having Chris Curry refinish all the floors in my house was a pleasure
in every way. In addition to the beautiful satin finish he applied to the
flawlessly sanded floors, there were several repairs which required real woodworking
skill. Chris repaired each transition and hole as if it had never existed.
Chris also was punctual, polite and treated me and my home with respect. He
provided a written estimate which was equal to the final bill. He left everything
neat and clean. I am looking forward to working with him again soon.
Sincerely, Anne Gietzen
Rental Me This – Asheville, NC
BRING THE FUN!Rental Me This is a rental business located in Asheville
NC with a primary focus on FUN! We are the #1 source for rental Outdoor Recreational
Equipment, Party Supplies, Games and Sports, Audio/Visual Equipment, and Bouncehouses.
If it's fun, we rent it: kayak, camping equipment, moonwalk, sumo suits, ping pong
table, projector, big screen TV, PA equiptment. Our rental inventory can elevate
the fun factor at any event!
Form Fitness & Function - Asheville, NC
"Move stronger, smarter and injury-free" Improve quality of life right away â€“ and
for the rest of your life. We are teachers not just trainers. A cost-effective approach
of blended services, available in mix-and-match packages:
Alexander Technique (AT) ~
Rehab for Life ~
Fitness at 60+ ~
Walking for Exercise ~
Running Coaching. All levels â€“ all ages â€“ all abilities.
From children to
golfers, cyclists, kayakers, rock-climbers, hikers and other outdoor
sports enthusiasts. For
employee trainings to improve performance and productivity. For individuals
coming back from injury. All can rediscover their own lightness, flexibility and
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!
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."
MyNewsletterBuilder – Asheville, NC
The Best Email Marketing & e-Newsletter Solution with Easy-to-Use Email Marketing
& Email Newsletter Software - Start Your Completely Free Email Marketing Trial Account.
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
880 The Revolution . Asheville's Progressive Talk – Asheville, NC
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.
Clif Bar and Company
At Clif Bar & Company, we gauge our success not on one but five bottom lines. We
have come to call them our Five Aspirations â€“ Sustaining Our Business, Our Brands,
Our People, Our Community, and the Planet. In short, this means growing a healthy
company; maintaining the integrity of our brands; taking care of our employees;
supporting the communities where we live and work; and working to reduce our ecological
footprint in everything we do, from the field to the final product. We track our
progress, and our return on investments, in relation to all Five Aspirations.