Justin Belleme of JB Media Group talks SEO, Social Media, and life tips on Finding Asheville, listen to a teaser
Jan17

Justin Belleme of JB Media Group talks SEO, Social Media, and life tips on Finding Asheville, listen to a teaser

The 19th episode of Finding Asheville will be with Justin Belleme, owner of JB Media Group.   Listen to a teaser below:   Nathan sits down with Justin Belleme owner of JB Media Group. They chat about growing up in Saluda, NC, Justin’s various entrepreneurial pursuits growing up including a lucrative mistletoe business, how a lonely summer at UNCA inspired ashevillenow.com, the creation of JB Media Group, the benefits of meditation and what he has learned from teaching students via Mountain Biz Works and the JB Media Institute.   Full episode will be available for download via iTunes January 20th here.   Remember the easiest way to listen to Finding Asheville each week is by clicking the subscribe button via...

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Jodi Rhoden of Short Street Cakes talks activism and life tips on Finding Asheville
Jan13

Jodi Rhoden of Short Street Cakes talks activism and life tips on Finding Asheville

Taking down school bullies to Cake Lady?   Nathan sits down with Asheville’s cake lady Jodi Rhoden owner of Short Street Cakes for the 18th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Atlanta, Jodi’s activism, the path to opening up Short Street Cakes, writing her cookbook Cake Ladies, her future writing career, what it means to be food insecure in WNC, and what it takes to be a successful business owner in Asheville, NC.   Listen to the full episode below or via iTunes here: Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Cake Lady Jodi Rhoden of Short Street Cakes on Finding Asheville Monday, listen to a teaser
Jan10

Cake Lady Jodi Rhoden of Short Street Cakes on Finding Asheville Monday, listen to a teaser

The 18th episode of Finding Asheville will be with Jodi Rhoden owner of Short Street Cakes.   Listen to a teaser below:   Nathan sits down with Asheville’s cake lady Jodi Rhoden owner of Short Street Cakes. They chat about growing up in Atlanta, Jodi’s activism, the path to opening up Short Street Cakes, writing her cookbook Cake Ladies, her future writing career, what it means to be food insecure in WNC, and what it takes to be a successful business owner in Asheville, NC.   Full episode will be available for download via iTunes January 13th here.   Remember the easiest way to listen to Finding Asheville each week is by clicking the subscribe button via...

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Comic Julie Scoggins at Millroom tonight
Jan10

Comic Julie Scoggins at Millroom tonight

From the Press Release: On Friday, January 10th, Funny Business at the Millroom Presents national headliner Julie Scoggins in downtown Asheville at The Millroom for two high-quality comedy shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.   Julie’s regularly heard on XM/Sirius Blue Collar Radio, as well as many syndicated stations including the John Boy & Billy Show, and the Bob & Sheri Show, (Charlotte, NC), & the Bob & Tom Show (Indianapolis, IN).  A Southern girl with universal appeal, Julie’s shows sell out from Florida to Oregon. Folks actually WANT to sit in the front row & have been known to return a second night, just so they can bring friends that haven’t yet seen her. “Phyllis Diller started comedy at 37 years old & so did I. She went on to have a fabulous career that lasted over 40 years. I hope to be just as fortunate. It’s so awesome to be doing exactly what I feel like I’m meant to do!”   Special guest for the evening is comedian Cliff Cash. Cliff comes from the religious and conservative south and adds a new twist to stand-up and you won’t soon forget it. Finding absurdities in everyday culture, media, politics and dogma; Cash draws comparisons that others miss. Whether it’s through one of his characters or voices, an angry rant or a satirical rap song, Cliff will make you question what you accept as normal. A rising star on the comedy circuit, Cash is quickly climbing the ranks. He is featuring all over with multiple sets and hours of material, being accepted to the Cape Fear Comedy Festival three years in a row and winning Port City’s Top Comic 2013. Hosting the evening will be Asheville Comedian Kelly Rowe.   Buying tickets in advanced is highly-recommended and can be done so by visitinghttp://ashevillemillroom.com/asheville-comedy or at http://avlcomedy.bpt.me/ or by calling 800-838-3006. Free parking is available across the street from The Millroom at 66 Asheland Avenue after 6pm. Food and beer will be available.   Here is a clip of Scoggins...

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Comic Alex Stokes at Metro Wines tonight
Jan10

Comic Alex Stokes at Metro Wines tonight

From Gina co-owner of Metro Wines (Check out my Finding Asheville episode with Gina here): This show promises to be great. Headliner is Alex Stokes of The MidLife Crisis Comedy Tour. Alex will sign his new book “Messing with Tourists” after the show. Same deal as always, $10 for a glass of wine or bottle of beer, popcorn and the show. Plenty of free and easy parking.   Show starts at 7:00 p.m.   About Stokes: Stokes is a Stand Up Comedian, Author, and Public Speaker from Sevierville, TN. Alex currently resides in Seymour, TN, with his wife Jenny and their four children.   Alex’s Stand Up Career began at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Knoxville, TN, after a 14 year stint as a Stock Broker. Within his first year, he had won several Stand Up Comedy contests and was awarded his first feature spot opening for a nationally touring comedian. Also, in that first year Alex teamed up with fellow comedians Sandy Goddard and Jay Pinkerton, forming the “M.L.C. Comics”, touring across the country to L.A.’s famous “The Comedy Store.” Since that first year, Alex has performed all over the country in comedy clubs, festivals, charity and corporate events.    Alex is a true life storyteller when he performs onstage. His stories often times make fun of himself, embarking upon a crazy past that includes a short time playing college basketball, dancing in a rave club, his career as an investment broker, and his family. However, most of these stories usually end with an “unforeseen” twist, leaving the audience to laugh hysterically while shaking their heads.    In July of 2013, Alex released his first book, “Messing With Tourists: Stupid Answers To Stupid Questions.” The book is a collection of conversations Alex had with Tourists in one of America’s most popular vacation destinations, Gatlinburg, TN. If asked a “stupid” or “rude” question, Alex would respond in his own quick witted, sarcastic way. The conversations in this book will leave you laughing while shaking your head at humanity.     Here is a clip of Stokes...

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Asheville woman awarded key to City after exposing Biscuit Head’s diabolical plan to kill customer base
Jan08

Asheville woman awarded key to City after exposing Biscuit Head’s diabolical plan to kill customer base

ASHEVILLE- You would think Chef Jason Roy’s maniacal laughter heard from the kitchen would be enough to let on something was up at Biscuit Head, West Asheville’s biscuit centric eatery.   But it wasn’t until a brave Asheville woman [name redacted for the personal safety of the whistle blower] took to a West Asheville Facebook forum last week to type the following status with her left pinky finger on the shift key the whole time:   ATTENTION HEALTH CONSCIOUS FOLKS: BISCUIT HEAD USES A SOYBEAN OIL MARGARINE-BUTTER BLEND IN THEIR BISCUITS AND THEY ARE TELLING PEOPLE THEY USE BUTTER. PLEASE PASS ON THE WORD. THANK YOU!!!!   The status exposed Chef Jason Roy’s diabolical plan to slowly poison his customer base and blew the lid off of Asheville’s biggest scandal since George Vanderbilt unknowingly consumed a rib eye steak off a standard enamel plate.   Asheville will celebrate the woman, who is being deemed ‘Asheville’s Lady Snowden,’ brave actions by awarding her a key to the City tomorrow.   “We thought it was so brave of her to out an Asheville local business’s dirty laundry on the Internet with no evidence or reference to where she received her information from,” said Esther Manheimer, Asheville mayor.   “Most people would think twice to make sure the statement they were making was correct, but boy she hit enter on that status so confidently and in capital letters to boot. Giving her a key to the city is the least that we could do for her heroic efforts.”   Lady Snowden a health conscious Asheville resident felt the need to expose Biscuit Head after realizing she was being robbed of the nutritional value she usually gets out of a standard biscuit.   “Most people don’t know that biscuits can be a daily staple of a healthy American diet,” said Lady Snowden.   “I’m a runner so I use biscuits as a form of carbohydrate loading. One biscuit slathered with jelly before and after my daily run. But Biscuit Head’s Soybean Oil Margarine-Butter Blend biscuits just really slowed down my morning run. I felt like my blood cells where just choking on soy. ”   But really what motivated Lady Snowden to out Biscuit Head was the restaurant’s propaganda of being ‘the option’ in town for health fanatics.   “Biscuit Head tries to pull the wool over your eyes by offering healthy menu options like the Pulled Pork Biscuit (biscuit with pulled pork, jalapeño pimento, bacon, egg, and maple syrup) and then they turn around and use Soybean Oil in their biscuits,” said Lady Snowden.   “It’s absolutely criminal and people need to...

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