Sunday, August 7, 2011

Culligan Community Events in Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina

Culligan, The WaterProfessionals, knows the importance of playing a positive role in the community and has been doing so for over 50 years.  We feel a strong commitment to give back to the communities that have supported our business helping us achieve the level of success we enjoy today. As a show of our appreciation, we proudly sponsor and give support to numerous organizations through donations of bottled water, financial assistance and volunteer support.

Some of the organizations and activities we have been involved with in 2011 include:
Chasing Snakes 10K Race & 4K Fitness Walk – Johnson City, TN, March 12th
March of Dimes Walk March for Babies – Gray, TN, April 10th
Girls on the Run 5K – Milligan College, May 15th
American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Johnson City, TN, June 10th & 11th  
Sponsor of Fun Fest Block Parties – Kingsport, TN July 8th, 9th & 10th
Fun Fest Crazy 8’s 8K – Kingsport, TN, July 16th
Check out our NEW Cool Zone Misting Tent at the Crazy 8’s
Fun Fest White Lightning Ride – Kingsport, TN, July 23rd
Ride for Kids – Asheville, NC, Aug. 23rd
Autism Society 5K – Asheville, NC, Oct. (date to be announced)
Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Kingsport, TN, Oct. 23rd
The Haunted Half Marathon – Kingsport, TN, Oct. 29th
Check out our products at our booths at:
Appalachian Fair – Gray, TN, August 22-27
North Carolina Mountain State Fair – Fletcher, NC, September 9-18

We are also proud of our contributions to local schools like Science Hill High School, Sullivan Gardens Elem. School, Lincoln Elem., Fairmont Elem., Holston Middle School, Indian Trail Middle School, Washington Elem., Kingsley Elem. and many others.  We have also provided support to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters or Kingsport, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Girls Inc., United Way, The Kidney Foundation and many local churches over the years.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Med Express Nitrile Gloves of WNC gets a new website.

Congratulations to Med Express Nitrile Gloves of Western North Carolina on their new website! This local company, based in the Arden Fletcher area of NC about 15 minutes away from downtown Asheville, has been supplying latex, vinyl and nitrile gloves to the dental, medical, restaurant, and automotive industry for many years. As technology advances, Med Express promises to stay ahead of the game.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Asheville takes the Beer City USA Title HOME! Cheers and Bottoms Up

Listen to several Asheville brewery owners speak about the Beer City USA Win for 2011. Also, hear from local several supporters in the community. Congrats Asheville!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Stay at Asheville's Grove Park Inn, Grand Bohemian, Hotel Indigo, Biltmore Inn, Renaissance or the future Aloft - so many great choices

Looking to stay at a nice Hotel or Inn in the Asheville NC area? There are many great options to choose from, each offering their own features.

Current room rates according to their websites on April 21, 2011

1. Grand Bohemian - Weekend Rate $279 per night, Weekday Rate $179 per night
(Located in Biltmore Village in front of the Biltmore Estate. Red Stag Grill and Bar on lobby level. Spa services. Lots of walkable shopping and eating in the Village. 8 minute drive to downtown Asheville)

2. Grove Park Inn - Weekend Rate & Weekday Rate $280-$349 per night
(Located in North AVL. Several Restaurants & Bars. Spa services. Golf. 8 minute drive to downtown Asheville)

3. Biltmore Inn - Weekend Rate $334 per night, Weekday Rate $267 per night
(Located in Biltmore Village on the Biltmore Estate. Several Restaurants & Bars. Spa Services. 8 minute drive to downtown Asheville)

4. Hotel Indigo - Weekend Rate $279 per night, Weekday Rate $149-$159 per night
(Located in downtown Asheville. 151 Boutique Bar & Kitchen on lobby level. Luxury condo rentals also available. 0 minute drive to downtown AVL)

5. Renaissance - Weekend Rate $169 per night, Weekday Rate $159 per night
(Located in downtown Asheville. Restaurant and Bar area on lobby level. 0 minute drive to downtown AVL)

6. Aloft - Under Construction - rates coming soon

Here is a video of the Hotel Indigo that G Social Media took during his recent stay. This is a boutique hotel and it inspires the walk-ability factor in downtown Asheville. If you are looking to stay in the downtown area of AVL, this is the number one choice for affordable luxury. Walk to the breweries, wine stores, art studios, local boutiques, restaurants, dessert shops, theatre, spas and more.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Social Media can benefit Backpack Programs in WNC

Sending out blog and asking people to pass it on to others. Here is a message from Cathy, the owner of Seize The Photo:

My name is Cathy Yount and I am the owner of Seize the Photo ( in Newton, NC. A few months ago, I joined forces with TPS Photography ( in Morganton, NC and our studios now work together frequently. Myself and Chris Garner (owner of TPS) got together and decided to spearhead a campaign to benefit the Backpack Programs in each of our respective counties. We have invited several people to become fans of each of our Facebook pages; for each new fan (starting at 1400), we pledged to donate $0.50 EACH to the Backpack Program. So far, STP has 304 new fans and TPS has 293 new fans, for a combined total of $298.50 raised! Seize the Photo also pledged an additional $50 for reaching an individual goal on Tuesday evening, bringing the overall total to $348.50. Our contest ends on Sunday evening, but we still need help raising money for the Backpack Program. I’m calling on you to help us out by visiting our Facebook page ( and clicking the “like” button, as well as sharing this email with all of your friends and asking them to do the same. I encourage you to act quickly so that Catawba County can win the competition and raise the most money for an awesome cause. Thank you so much for your help, and please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions. Have a wonderful day!

Cathy Yount
Seize the Photo
(704) 651-6890

See the full article by Lee Yount

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Is #SCVNGR going to take over Asheville location based social networking; or not?

Many ideas going around about Foursquare, Gowalla, and now SCVNGR pronounced Scavenger. A few great endorsements around Asheville have surfaced and people are ready to play. But what about SCVNGR themselves? Getting into a start up community or getting into a funded community could be the question. Is Asheville good enough for SCVNGR to pay attention to? We think it is.