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William Nesbit Named to Handmade in America Board

ASHEVILLE, NC – William W. Nesbit III, Senior Vice President, Branch Administrator and Commercial Lending Officer, has been named to the board of directors of Handmade in America, the nationally recognized organization for promoting craft and culture for community and economic development.

Nesbit joined Bank of Asheville when it was founded in 1997. A native of Salisbury, he is a graduate of UNC-Charlotte and last year graduated from the North Carolina Bankers Association School of Banking.

Active in civic and professional affairs, Nesbit is a former board chair of Mountain BizWorks and continues to serve on the loan committee for Mountain BizCapital. He lives in West Asheville with his wife and two children.

Bank of Asheville has been recognized as the top community bank in Western North Carolina and one of the strongest banks in the United States. It has five offices in Buncombe County – downtown Asheville, Candler, Leicester, Reynolds and South Asheville.

Founded in 1993, Handmade in America is a nonprofit organization promoting craft and culture for community and economic development in Western North Carolina. It has served as a model for similar programs nationally and internationally.

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