Industry Town Halls to Discuss Reopening Needs & Strategies

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting industry-specific town halls Monday and Tuesday to share ideas or strategies that could benefit your industry in the next phases of reopening and recovery.

This is an opportunity to discuss new standards of doing business and to share your thoughts with County officials on operational changes, challenges and needed resources for employee and workplace safety in your industry. These Town Halls will also help you begin thinking about what you would need in order to reopen quickly. 

Buncombe County public health experts will clarify what reopening would mean from a public health perspective, the decision-making process that will go into it and expectations around timing (at least what we know at the moment).

While public health and safety take precedence, these Town Hall’s will inform the guidance County officials might issue for essential and non-essential businesses in the coming weeks.

Discussions will be facilitated by Asheville Chamber staff with Buncombe County public health experts. Participants will be able to share their comments via Zoom chat.

Town Halls are open to business owners, managers or senior leadership. Registration required.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to offer input, please email  

Child care/Adult Day Care Town Hall

Monday, April 27th • 8:30 a.m. • Register

Healthcare Town Hall

Monday, April 27th • 11:30 a.m. • Register

Arts/Entertainment/Recreation Town Hall

Tuesday, April 28th • 9:00 a.m. • Register

Retail Town Hall

Tuesday, April 28th • 11:00 a.m. • Register

Lodging Town Hall

Tuesday, April 28th • 1:00 p.m. • Register

Restaurants Town Hall

Tuesday, April 28th • 2:30 p.m. • Register

Manufacturing Town Hall

Tuesday, April 28th, 4:00 p.m. • Register

Personal Services Town Hall

Thursday, April 30, 11am • Register

Professional Services Town Hall

Friday, May 1, 1:30pm • Register