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May 2011 Newsletter - Part 1


VERVILICIOUSLY BIG IDEA – Mountain Moss – A Winner

[caption id="attachment_2185" align="alignleft" width="223" caption="Mountain Moss receives 2nd place in regional business plan competition"]AdvantageWest-VERVE Magazine Contest Winner[/caption]

As we strategically plan our business growth, we are proud to announce that Mountain Moss Enterprises received special recognition in a regional business plan competition sponsored by AdvantageWest and VERVE magazine. In a field of 40 aspiring entrepreneurs, we were chosen as the runner-up. The official announcement was made on May 5th at the Carolina Connect Conference in Asheville, NC. As the 2nd place winner, we will benefit from the business consultation services of Mountain BizWorks and other regional sponsors. VERVE magazine will run a feature article in the June issue.

Our “Verviliciously BIG Idea” centers around expanding nursery operations so that we can introduce pre-vegetated moss mats for green roofs and moss lawns. We appreciate this vote of confidence in our business potential. This kind of “pat on the back” helps sustain my spirit and determination to grow a viable business. Thanks to friends and family for their continued belief in my dream. Special thanks to Bill Layton, my ever-dedicated business advisor and coordinator of the Senior Resource Network with the Transylvania County Office of Economic Development and Planning.


In April, Carolina Gardener Magazine ran a fantastic article on mosses! Mountain Moss Enterprises and Moss and Stone Gardens in Raleigh were both featured. Entitled, “The World of Moss,” Jack Horan brilliantly captured the essence of moss gardening with his artful writing skills.

In June, look for more moss articles in VERVE Magazine (mentioned earlier) and WNC Magazine.

And... if all goes according to plan, one of our upcoming educational projects (Rainbow Mountain Children's School) will be the topic of a “Never Stop Learning” segment by Tammy Watford on ABC affiliate WLOS-TV. Look for it to air sometime after May 24th. They will archive the segment if you want to view it later.

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