Networking Socials

What are networking socials all about?

A key cornerstone to any business or organization is relationships, and behind every great relationship lies the art of networking. Networking involves listening, reflecting, connecting, building, action-oriented follow-through and persistance toward opportunity. For all of these reasons, WNC DEC has been committed to hosting (quarterly) Networking Socials to create an intentional gathering space amongst local Human Resource professionals, and the greater community. It is our ultimate hope that by way of these Networking Socials, that conversations and possibilities are sparked that will further the mission toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce in Asheville and beyond. Together, we can dream up what a multi-cultural community could look like and take a small action, like attending a Networking Social, to make that a reality.

Typically, Networking Socials fall on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm (or longer when it's a party!).

QUARTER I :: Thursday, march 7TH, 2019 @ 6PM


Join WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition and its members for a fun post-work gathering with community champions from around the Asheville community, as we engage in conversations around "Focused Forward". What are the efforts, initiatives, conversations, collaborations, projects, organizations, job opportunities and work necessary ro move our community FORWARD? Bring thoughts, ideas, handouts, etc that showcases what you're up to, and what you're all about! And of course, don't forget your business cards! Enjoy beverages from our hosts at THE BLOCK off biltmore from 5:30-8pm, and stick around after the Networking Social to hear live music by 42nd Street Band and enjoy the "Melanated" exhibit by local artist, Jenny Pickens.

Additionally, members of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to share more about the AVL Greater, Community Survey. Let your voice be heard, and your thoughts known about the future of Asheville!

PLEASE RSVP in advance to help us get a head count! Space limited. We hope to see you there!



QUARTER II :: ThursDAY, june 6th, 2019 @ 6PM

QUARTER III :: Thursday, september 5th, 2019 @ 6PM

QUARTER IV :: Thursday, December 5th, 2019 @ 6PM