April FABA News

FABA Blog April 2016

by Jim Stramler, extraordinarywriter.com

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FABA meetings:

FABA meetings are a great chance for you to do some relationship building, networking, and marketing.  We’re all working together to make Fletcher and the area grow and prosper.


The FABA Coffee Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 8-9 AM at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 235 Saint John Road, Fletcher.  At each meeting, a representative from one business has the opportunity to present a brief summary of what the company does.

At the April 5th meeting, Jim Smeaton of Always Best Care will present a summary of his senior care service business.

On April 19th, Michelle Tracz, CPA, will present a summary of the many things she does for businesses, including accounting and process consultation.



Focus After 5 is a terrific networking opportunity after work.  It typically meets the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 – 7 PM.  The Focus After 5 location varies, and is typically established months in advance.  If you would like to sponsor this activity, see Teona or Glen.  Their contact information is on the Contact Us page of the FABA website.

This month it will be on April 14th at the Fletcher Town Hall, 300 Old Cane Creek Rd. (Be sure you have your personal taxes filed so you can come and enjoy yourself without that stress.)



New Members:

We provide a hearty welcome to three more of our new members this month.


Jesse Boeckermann is an Admissions Representative at the Asheville campus of Montreat College School of Adult and Graduate Studies on Turtle Creek Drive.  Jesse helps people accomplish their educational goals.  Montreat College, an independent, liberal arts institution is celebrating its 100th year of existence this year and tailors its programs to fit into the lives of busy adults who have families and jobs.  Jesse believes we’re all life-long learners, and Montreat offers unique programs to meet that need.  The school offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degrees.








Patrick and Vessela Harper are both licensed Real Estate Agents in North Carolina.  They’re based out of the Hendersonville Coldwell Banker King office, located at 130 S. Main Street, and provide both residential and land real estate services in Western North Carolina.  Together, they make up what they call the VP Realty Team and really enjoy working together as husband and wife.  They place a great value on establishing relationships with clients.  They believe that their knowledge of the local market trends, timely communication, honest feedback, and great negotiating skills greatly benefit their clients.





Michael Trufant operates his locally-owned video production company Crunch Media, based in Biltmore Forest.  He has been in business for 15 years and has more than 30 years experience as a Marketer-Videographer.  They excel by telling your story to customers with clean, simple videos.  They operate very efficiently and can provide their service at a very cost-effective price.  You can reach Michael at michael@crunch-media.com or 828-384-2330.  Ask him how he came up with the name Crunch.





Other activities:

On Saturday, April 16th, at 9:30 AM, the RECR8 5k run is scheduled at Fletcher Community Park.  The run is coordinated by the NC Recreation & Park Association with hosts in communities across NC.  You can register at .  The price is $45.  If you register before April 4th, you get a race t-shirt and (while supplies last) a free pair of Thorlos! Socks.




With the weather starting to turn warmer, come out and take some time to enjoy the Fletcher Community Park.  It’s located off Howard Gap Rd., near Hendersonville Rd.

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