"A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal."- Steve Maraboli

We are proud to be announcing that we are going to be collecting supply donations for those who were affected by the flooding in Canton a couple weeks ago. The flood waters may be gone, but the damage to life and property remains.

Many of our community members lost everything; their homes, their livelihoods, and some even lost their lives. The profound effects of the flooding will take a lot of time for many people to heal from, and that's why we want to help by being a donation site for "Hearts with Hands," a local disaster relief agency located in Asheville, NC.

Our goal is to help those affected by collecting some much needed supplies to aid Canton and the surrounding communities and their residents, and to rebuild hope in our community. While we can't replace momentos, family heirlooms or photos, we can help people get back on their feet with some basic supplies.

We thank you in advance for your kind donations and support, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

DONATION DROP OFF DATES AND TIMES:

8/30/21 to 9/30/21 10AM-4PM, Monday thru Friday, closed on Labor Day.

Please bring donations to Summit Marketing Group at 513 N. Justice St. Hendersonville, NC 28739

ALL items donated must be new and unopened to ensure the safety and cleanliness for those items for use. Used or open goods will not be accepted, including used clothing.

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E-mail is the primary way businesses connect and communicate with other businesses, customers, potential customers and job applicants in modern times. Our world has turned almost completely digital in the past decade, with new technological improvements and products coming out almost every day.

Knowing how to write a proper letter is a skill that will remain vital, however, with the rise of email communications, things have changed a bit. What used to take several pages to explain is now expected to be done in a matter of a few short minutes, and sometimes even less than that.

The same goes for email- in a world of junk mail, overwhelming amounts of promotions, and stiff competition from others in your field, you better know your stuff and make an impression-quick!

We’re thrilled to share that Chris received the Duke Energy Citizenship Award at the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce 2021 awards program!

Chris was recognized by the Chamber for the extensive work he’s done to benefit our community, including serving as president of the board of directors of Camplify, Blue Ridge Community Health Services, Pardee Hospital Foundation, Hendersonville Rotary Club, and the Hendersonville Country Club, and as chair of Scout Troop 601 and the Hendersonville Rotary Club Charitable Corp. He also Chaired the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, its membership committee, its building search committee, and construction capital campaign. 

Chris has also worked hard to lead and support the ongoing efforts to build the Ecusta Trail.

“Chris Burns has been the driving force behind the creation of the Ecusta Trail,” former state Rep. Chuck McGrady said. “For over a decade, he’s stayed on task bringing his unique set of skills to this transformative project. He is a problem-solver. At various points during the past decade, it would have been easy to give up because of some large impediments to acquiring the rail line, but he never gave up.”

Congrats, Chris! We’re proud to work with you, and to see you receive this much-deserved honor!

For more about the award ceremony, check out this article in the Hendersonville Lightning.

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