Please join us Wednesday, November 8 from 9-10:30am in the Tillman Dining Room at A-B Tech for our AIR Annual Membership Meeting. Not only will we have a culture panel discussing employee retention and benefits, we’ll vote on potential changes to the AIR bylaws and new board member elections. The panel includes: Katie Button (Curate and La Bodega), Kevan Frazier (Well Played), Brad Philpott (Chestnut), Charlotte Stack (Chai Pani) and Jamie Wade (Sandhill Kitchen).

It’s very important to have as many members as possible at this meeting, plus it’s a great time to network and visit with fellow members. Please register here.

Members in the Downtown Area: The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is exploring the feasibility of a Business Improvement District (BID) for the Downtown Asheville area. They have a survey open for downtown stakeholders to provide input. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by Nov. 12.

Employee Assistance Network – We have partnered with EAN to provide mental and behavioral health benefits to your employees. In order to roll out this benefit beginning January 1, we need to get our members enrolled by Dec. 15. We also need to have a minimum of 500 employees (from across our members) to begin the program. We’re getting close, so if you’re planning on offering this important benefit to your staff, please reach out to EAN as soon as possible (you can use this form or email them at

Holiday Hours – We’re sharing your holiday hours and specials, please use this form to share, so we can update our website with your info.

Gift Card Exchange – Please join us for our annual Holiday Gift Card Exchange on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 4-6pm at Archetype Brewing + Kitchen at 39 Banks Avenue. Please RSVP here.

Edible Asheville Partnership – AIR is again partnering with Edible Asheville to include our AIR Restaurant Member Directory in its 2024 Visitor Companion. Edible Asheville is offering all AIR Members a BONUS in this Issue. Any AIR Member who signs up to advertise in this issue will receive a FREE 30 word writeup. The Edible Asheville Visitors Companion is distributed in January 2024 and restocked throughout the year. Please contact Christine Priola- Advertising & Marketing Director – to discuss marketing with Edible Asheville Magazine •