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North American Roofing Wins Two Prestigious Industry Awards

North American Roofing, headquartered in Asheville, N.C., has been awarded a 2013 Firestone Building Products Inner Circle of Quality Award in addition to winning a prestigious Master Contractor Award, their third in a row in that category.

Announcing the highly regarded honor in a letter to North American Roofing CEO Brian Verble, President of Firestone Building Products Timothy Dunn states, “You demonstrate a commitment to commercial roofing excellence and superior installations and it is clear that quality is at the foundation of your roofing firm’s success.”

North American Roofing Tops Off Sierra Nevada’s East Coast Brewery

While most of us had visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads, North American Roofing was busy finishing the roof installation of Sierra Nevada’s East Coast Brewery under construction in Mills River, NC, 12 miles south of Asheville.

The $1 million+ roof installation contracts with Sierra Nevada were for two facilities – one 147,000 square foot, the other a smaller 10,000 square foot structure.

Barley, hops and a brewery add to farm production –

Henry Ruhlman brewed beer for himself for about six years and now has opened a retail venture at his Creeping Creek Farms in northern Carroll County, using a key ingredient he grows right there. He started with 24 hops plants three years ago and has expanded the crop to more than 1,600 vines
“It is more than enough to get me launched in the business,” he said.

Ruhlman Brewery Joins craft scene; releases 4 ales

Brewed locally, using water from the farm’s well and naturally-grown 100% whole flower hops, Ruhlman Brewery enters the fast-growing craft brewery field with the debut of their four hand-crafted distinct ales, marketed as “Our Ales.”
Located at Creeping Creek Farms in Hampstead, Maryland, Carroll County about 45 minutes north of Baltimore, Ruhlmans Brewery makes its debut with Milk Stout, Tavern Pale Ale, Red Ale and India Pale Ale (IPA) during a special release party, Saturday, August 11, from 8am to 5pm.

Public Relations Association of WNC: After 28 years, PRAWNC takes its final bow







Unfortunately, as often as not, it becomes so difficult to keep an organization going when only the same people show up and step up to the plate. Sherri did a great job the past few years at the helm, and the last year trying to keep it going (as did some others, whom are mentioned in the article).Perhaps after a bit, we’ll be able to bring back the “Best of the Mountains” award though.

Public Relations Association of WNC: After 28 years, PRAWNC takes its final bow.


YouthOutRight – Asheville’s Youth OUTright Expands Programming for LBGTQ teens | Blogwire | Mountain Xpress

Youth Out Right Asheville NC

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This is a group I’ve been doing some marketing and public relations for that has been helping LBGTQ teens for some time.

If you can help with donations or are interested in learning more, check out their site at and this recent press release.

Asheville’s Youth OUTright Expands Programming for LBGTQ teens | Blogwire | Mountain Xpress.

Dinner at VINNIE’s – AAF Asheville, June 23 2010

Wednesday, June 23 2010, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Support Your Local Ad Club!

Join Asheville’s Ad Club for an evening of Italian cuisine – salad, pasta and pizza just like Mamma used to make, and mouth-watering cannoli or chocolate mousse.

Help us continue to expand our community and provide the excellent programming and social networking events you know and love.

When: June 23, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Vinnies’ Italian Restaurant, 641 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC 28801
Price: $22.00 per person
RSVP by: June 17th

Please RSVP by close of business day on Thursday, June 17th.
*NOTE: Your RSVP is required to guarantee a seat at the dinner. Online payment is preferred but you may also bring a check made out to AAF Asheville. RSVPs determine the seating and cost of AAFA’s luncheons and dinners. So please be courteous and RSVP only if you plan to attend. If you RSVP and find that you cannot attend, please cancel by Friday noon or get another member or guest to take your place. Contact Bob Boeberitz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 828-258-0316 to cancel your reservation. If you RSVP and are a “no show” you will still be expected to pay for the dinner.

Location : Vinnie’s Italian Restaurant

Here’s the link to register online:

Fundraising Dinner for AAF Asheville, June 23 2010.

AAF Asheville, “2010 and Beyond”

The “revised” AAF Asheville website is looking good. Check out the upcoming program when AAF Asheville presents, “2010 and Beyond,” with guest speakers Linda Brandt, Bob Perlstein and Susan Phillips. The luncheon is Monday, May 17th at Posana Cafe. Come join us.