Sponsors 2014

We would like to thank our 2014 sponsors for all that they have contributed to make this event possible!

AvL delivers superior mobile satellite communication antenna systems and positioners. AvL’s visionary approach to mobile satellite antennas and positioners has established the company as a global leader in innovation and reliability. The product line features a full range of lightweight, rapidly deployable, self-contained antenna and positioner systems. AvL antenna systems enable efficient and cost-effective voice, video, and data connectivity to be established quickly without the need for specialized training. Website


In 2006, Georgia native Jodi Rhoden began baking cakes for friends from her home in Asheville, North Carolina using traditional Southern cake recipes and local ingredients, and Short Street Cakes was born. Three years later, her business grew to occupy the sweet little Cake Shop at 225 Haywood Road. The Cake Shop serves many flavors of cupcakes and cakes by the slice every day, is located at 225 Haywood Road in West Asheville, and is open from 8am to 6pm Monday through Saturday, and from 10am-2pm on Sundays. Website


UpStyled Setting provides access to fine, vintage china, tableware, and table top decor. Our goal is to create a welcoming and memorable atmosphere for you and your guests and set the table for an unforgettable day. Whether hors d’oeuvres or a full sit down dinner, we offer detail oriented, professional attention to both the do-it yourself and the full service client.



Kevin and Lucia’s paths crossed while working as local social workers in Asheville North Carolina. We have always enjoyed good food made with quality ingredients and wanted to share this passion with our children. Recently, continuing our adventure has manifest in opening a new Asheville based production facility, or  “Ice Cream Factory” as some locals lovingly announce it…. With this major upgrade, the pure, fresh and sophisticated taste of Ultimate Ice Cream arriving at your grocer’s freezer section is fast approaching the realm of possible! Website


Mellow Mushroom is proud to serve Asheville with delicious pizza, hoagies, calzones and salads. Providing quality food since 1974, we use fresh ingredients on all our menu items. Mellow Mushroom is more than just a pizza restaurant; it is where Asheville pizza lovers and beer lovers gather. Our menu and locations are as eclectic as our fans. Join the beer club, shop our Mellow shirts and see the unique artwork in each of our locations. The search for the best pizza in Asheville is over. Website



BlueSpiralBlue Spiral 1 maintains an extensive exhibition schedule, presenting over 15 shows annually — often featuring 4-5 simultaneously within various venues inside the gallery. Blue Spiral 1’s also features a wide array of works by nearly 100 regularly represented artists. The gallery proudly represents the estate of Will Henry Stevens (1881-1949), an early 20th century modernist inspired by spirituality in nature. His highly regarded oils and pastels are included in over 40 museum collections throughout the United States. An area in Blue Spiral’s upper level is dedicated to an ongoing and changing display of available works from the estate. Website.



Earth Fare’s vision is to be the most trusted organic and natural food market in the country – a place where healthy decisions are easy, people have confidence in the food they buy and everyone feels welcome. Website





With diverse backgrounds and experiences, 828 looks at our clients from all angles. We pride ourselves in our ability to combine creativity with client objectives. Our goal is to deliver creative solutions that differentiate each and every project and in turn exceed our client’s expectations. Website


Maker of award-winning fine lagers and specialty ales brewed since 1999 in the tradition of old European breweries with an American perspective. French Broad Brewing Co. offers brewery tours, a Tasting Room with music on Fridays, and retail sales so you can enjoy a French Broad at home.  Website



Farmer Jane Goat Milk Soap was established in 2008 by two Farmer Janes – Sydney Green and Molly Hamilton.  They came from different directions and met in the middle. Today they milk their three matriarchs — Simone, Bonnie and Lucky — by hand, enjoy the antics of the varying number of kids born each year, and make thousands of bars of healthy, naturally fragrant soap that are sold online.  The soap is made by hand, with a commitment to using plant-based oils and other natural ingredients, as well as earth-friendly packaging. Website




I have been a professional photographer since jumping into the business while living in Seattle, Washington in the early 1990s. I cut my teeth in the industry working as an assistant for Seattle photographers Michael Skott, Dale Degabriele, Greg Sweney, Kevin Morris and Dave Emery to name a few. I have now lived in beautiful Asheville, NC for the past 16 years and embrace photography assignments and projects of all types. I specialize in wedding and portrait photography but also pursue a variety of commercial and personal projects. Check out my website to see a comprehensive portfolio of my work. Website



Wedge Brewing Co is located in the lower level of the Wedge Studios in the River Arts District in Asheville, North Carolina. The three story classic warehouse was built adjacent to the railroad tracks and functioned as a produce and livestock distribution center in the early part of the 19th century. Our intention at the Wedge Brewery is to produce good beer in the classic styles. We use the best sourced ingredients to make beer we can be proud of. Our brewery size and production (about 1300 barrels) allow us to be a throwback to the neighborhood brewery. Website




WNC magazine is a celebration of everything you love about Western North Carolina – outdoor adventures, colorful arts and entertainment, rich histories, gorgeous homes, dining, and little-known stories about the people of our unique region.  Website






Visit our historic winery on Biltmore’s 8,000-acre estate nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. As America’s most-visited winery, we have a lot to offer. Discover our agricultural story with a tour of our historic cellars. Let our hosts guide you through a tasting of our robust reds, refreshing rosés, crisp whites, and elegant sparklings. Or simply relax with some tapas and vino at our Wine Bar. Website




Mutual Distributing Company is a wholesale beverage distributor servicing the state of North Carolina. With over 500 employees and seven locations throughout the state, Mutual is committed to providing quality products and exceptional customer service. Website



MG Road is Chai Pani’s very own mindblasting Bar & Lounge, located just around the corner at 19 Wall Street in downtown Asheville.  Head barkeep Jesse Ratliff keeps the focus on the art of the craft cocktail, and the team balances technique & tradition with a level of creativity & innovation that’s been written up from Food & Wine Magazine (twice!) to The Times of India. Website




The aromas of home cooked Italian food along with the rhythmic sounds of Martinis being shaken to chilling perfection sets the tone for a night of fun and laughter. The menu runs the gamut with classics like Chicken Parmesan, Sausage and Peppers, Veal Marsala and Linguini and Clams. Family style dining is also available. It is hard to put into words the feeling of being in one of those great, neighborhood Italian restaurants we have all grown up with. Imagine eating some of the best home-cooked Italian food and feeling like part of the family. The combination of the homemade cuisine and warm, friendly atmosphere means you could only be at Vinnie’s. Webiste


GREEN is the Color of our Values! We strive to make choices that are good for you, good for the community and good for the planet. We buy local, organic ingredients, heat our water with solar power, compost and recycle our waste. Striving to be Asheville’s greenest restaurant, the owners installed 12 thermal solar panels on the roof and 6 eighty gallon storage tanks in the basement, capable of generating 480 gallons of solar heated hot water per day. Website


The day we opened the Corner Kitchen the house was one hundred and eight years old. George Washington Vanderbilt came to Asheville in the late 1880’s and bought the 72 acres that ultimately became Biltmore Village.  We love the beauty and warmth of these lovely homes so carefully designed and built over a century ago. We hope to share some of that with you and enhance your enjoyment of the village. Website



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