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Asheville Chamber celebrates 125 years

Sep 21, 2023 10:14AM ● By WNC Business
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a unique Garden Party to celebrate their 125th Anniversary on September 28 from 7:30 - 9:30 PM outside the Chamber's offices at 36 Montford Avenue in Asheville.

This anniversary event, presented by First Horizon, Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts, SanStone Health & Rehabilitation, and the North Carolina Arboretum, marks a milestone in the Chamber's history. The Chamber is commemorating 125 years of accomplishments, fostering business partnerships, and supporting impactful nonprofit work in our community.  All event profits will fund twelve $10,000 grants for nonprofits that align with our mission of "Building Community Through Business."

This event will be unlike any Chamber event you’ve attended! 

Guests will step into a space transformed with the help of numerous local partners: lights from the NC Arboretum, tents from Diamond Brand Gear, music from iHeart Media and Sound Xtreme, decor from B.B. Barns and Shay & Company and many others.

Throughout the evening, you can move through the space, connecting with others and enjoying food and beverages from local caterers and beverage providers. 

Food provided by: Celine & Company Catering, Chestnut, Cielo Catering, Corner Kitchen, Dilbar, Everyday Gourmet, and Twisted Laurel

Desserts provided by: Old Europe Pastries

Beverages provided by: BIltmore, Ginger's Revenge, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Herbal Creations & Libations, and Highland Brewing Company.

The evening will include a short program announcing the 125th Anniversary Grant recipients and commemorating 125 years of strengthening community through business. For a list of the nonprofit grant nominees, click here.

Tickets are $125 each, and are also available for purchase for donation to nonprofit nominees. Half the ticket price is tax-deductible. To purchase a ticket for yourself, your business, or for donation, visit

Source: Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce