AIR Partnership Benefits

Partnership Opportunities

AIR was founded on the purpose of fostering a stronger business environment for the Asheville locally owned and operated restaurants. AIR realizes the benefits of strong, ongoing relationships to enhance the efforts of both AIR and our partners. AIR’s goal is to cultivate long-term relationships with brands and businesses that will bring strong mutually rewarding, cross promotion opportunities.

Partners of the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association are businesses who supply and work with AIR Restaurants – collectively or individually. These businesses know that the stronger AIR members become, the stronger the community will become and the more success the suppliers will enjoy. Partnership is a way for our vendors to ‘give back’ to the restaurants who support them.

Programs and Events

AIR has established a number of programs to support our independent restaurant members, including the following:

A Taste of AshevilleAn evening of food & wine tasting with 40 AIR restaurant members in November of each year. This sold-out event is widely promoted throughout the region, culinary event calendars, media releases, advertising, e-blasts, radio and TV broadcast as well as through AIR restaurants utilizing table tents and signage.

AIR Dining GuideThere are 30,000 copies in widespread distribution annually. Your business’s name will be listed under AIR Partners.

AIRAsheville.org Sponsorship and marketing opportunities geared directly toward AIR membership.

Advertising & Networking Opportunities

Name, link, logo, contact & business info on AIRAsheville.org

Opportunity to attend General Membership Meetings (4x year)

Ability to submit features and special offers in the weekly AIRmail E-Newsletter

Invitation to AIR Partner Socials as well as continuing education when appropriate

MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY AND PRICING

AIR Restaurant Membership ($450): To become an AIR Restaurant Member your business must have seating, food/beverage service and be independently owned and operated within Buncombe County.

AIR Partnership ($495): To become an AIR Partner your business must work alongside the local restaurants, providing services or products relevant to the food and dining industry.

AIR Sponsorship: Please contact our office at 828.575.9220 or email info@airasheville.org to discuss sponsorship opportunities.