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Platinum Group Partners

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Platinum Group partners with leading solution and service providers to achieve our shared goal of helping clients create success. We collectively work to address complex challenges businesses face in managing their organization. From financial support, HR guidance to legal advice, we invite you to meet our community of support!
 
HR PARTNERS
                             
 
Craft HR Solutions
Craft HR Solutions

We develop organizations and leaders. Growing a business is challenging, and the people you hire will be the cornerstone of your success.  But managing people is tough, and building an environment that drives long-term value doesn’t happen overnight.  Craft HR Solutions is here to help develop your employees and organization, no matter where your company is in its life cycle.  Whether it is employee coaching, talent assessment, organizational leadership, professional search, or HR outsourcing; we are here to help you navigate the challenges your business will face.
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Cultural Intelligence Works
Cultural Intelligence Works

Carrie Wagner and Elaine Robinson Beattie created a strategic partnership to address diversity, inclusion, and racial equity in the workplace through Cultural Intelligence. Cultural Intelligence Works is a company that equips leaders to excel in today’s multicultural workforce. Carrie Wagner is a global consultant and training specialist. Elaine Beattie is a motivational speaker, leadership coach, and trainer. Combined they have over 50 years of experience serving in a variety of multicultural settings customizing training solutions. They work specifically with companies who value diversity and will continue working with global organizations to increase productivity and reduce employee turnover. Wagner and Beattie believe people are at their best when they feel valued and respected, and that diverse teams produce greater results. The partnership has offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Asheville, North Carolina.
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McGuire, Wood & Bissette
McGuire, Wood & Bissette

The Employment and Labor Law Team at McGuire, Wood & Bissette provides tailored, practical guidance for all of your employment-related needs, whether you are a manufacturing employer with more than 200 employees or a non-profit starting out with just five. Employers rely on us to handle all aspects of employee-relations issues. Our Employment and Labor Law Team can draft policies, procedures and contracts; provide compliance training, advice and audits; and represent you in front of governmental agencies and state and federal courts. Employment law is not one-size fits all. Instead, to provide comprehensive employment advice, we need to understand your business to help you manage one of its most important assets — your workforce.

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OMH Solutions
OMH Solutions

OMH Solutions enhances employee well-being, engagement and productivity through customized interventions in workplace environmental health, emotional health, physical health, social health, personal health, and organizational health.
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Flexible Solutions

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Flexible Solutions

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BUSINESS PARTNERS
                             
PNC Bank
PNC Bank

For more than 160 years, we have been committed to providing our clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. We are proud of our long standing history of supporting not only our customers but also our communities, employees and shareholders.
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McGuire, Wood & Bissette
McGuire, Wood & Bissette

The Employment and Labor Law Team at McGuire, Wood & Bissette provides tailored, practical guidance for all of your employment-related needs, whether you are a manufacturing employer with more than 200 employees or a non-profit starting out with just five. Employers rely on us to handle all aspects of employee-relations issues. Our Employment and Labor Law Team can draft policies, procedures and contracts; provide compliance training, advice and audits; and represent you in front of governmental agencies and state and federal courts. Employment law is not one-size fits all. Instead, to provide comprehensive employment advice, we need to understand your business to help you manage one of its most important assets — your workforce.

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Carolina Small Business
Carolina Small Business

We provide small business loans and financial training to start-ups and existing businesses along with lending services to community-based organizations. Carolina Small Business was founded in 1990 to create economic opportunity in communities across North Carolina. As a nonprofit and certified CDFI, we are passionate about supporting small businesses in underserved areas.
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Asheville Independent Restaurants
Asheville Independent Restaurants

Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR) is an association of over 120 local, independent restaurants dedicated to keeping Asheville’s food scene eclectic, authentic, interesting, fresh and flavorful. In our vibrant mountain city you will find the flavors of Spain and the Caribbean, India and France around the corner from Southern Appalachian Mountain favorites.
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Small Business and Technology Development Center
Small Business and Technology Development Center

The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) has helped North Carolina businesses grow and create new jobs since 1984. We provide management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. Most of our services are free of charge, and all are confidential. By providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to build and grow successful businesses, the SBTDC positively impacts NC's economy.
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 Hatch AVL
Hatch AVL

A non-profit foundation uniquely supporting high-growth startups. Hatch serves as a coordinator and catalyst for connecting the critical elements of the Asheville startup ecosystem to our members. Asheville needs innovation, new businesses, and new jobs. Entrepreneurs and startups are a proven path to deliver innovation. To succeed, entrepreneurs need each other, they need a network of support resources, and they need know-how. Hatch has created an agile test bed, or learning lab, where the best and strongest capabilities of the Asheville entrepreneurial ecosystem are focused on a group of high-growth potential, Asheville-headquartered, small businesses and startups.
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 Accelerating Appalachia
Accelerating Appalachia

Accelerating Appalachia is nature-based business accelerator, connecting innovative businesses, investors and mentors aligned with people, place and prosperity. We help entrepreneurs connect with a robust network of top investment funds as well as a growing group of individuals interested in investing through a nature-based lending group. We’re partnering with organizations from around the world to identify and attract incredible entrepreneurs from Appalachia and elsewhere who are solving big problems with their business models, profiting through improving the health of people and planet.
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Mountain Area Restaurant Vendors
Mountain Area Restaurant Vendors

The Mountain Area Restaurant Vendors (MARV) was created in 2010 and provides a source for professional restaurant and hospitality vendors in Western North Carolina. The network was developed out of the need for consistent, trustworthy, experienced personnel who provide quality products and professional services to the hospitality industry. MARV believes that our network works well because each of us holds each other to a higher standard due to our close referral relationships. MARV has continued to expand and currently represents over twenty companies – each contributing to the on-going success of our association.
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Distillers Association of NC
Distillers Association of NC

The Distillers Association of North Carolina is a mutual benefit corporation, organized and operated exclusively to promote the common business and regulatory interests of and to improve the business conditions for the North Carolina craft distilling industry.
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