CONNECT Conference 2017
Join 200 local and regional business leaders, Chamber members, elected officials and economic development professionals for discussion, news and predictions about Garner's economic prospects.
The CONNECT Conference, is a half-day economic development conference presented by the Garner Chamber of Commerce with the Town of Garner.
Thursday, August 10, from Noon to 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Marquise Ballroom.
BONUS BUS TOUR. Watch for details.
$89 - Conference with bus tour (includes lunch and dinner)
$79 - Conference (includes lunch and dinner)
$35 - Reception and dinner only
What will be Garner's source of local news?
Since the 1960s, Garner has plugged in to news about the town through one or more community newspapers. With recent changes, however, reporting on our community has become severely limited. Where will we get the news we need about our community? How will we stay connected? Will Garner exist in what experts call a "news shadow?" Could it even become a "news desert?" Our panelists, who will address these questions and others from various perspectives, will consist of John Drescher, executive editor of the News & Observer; Craig Anderson, project director for the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local News at UNC-Chapel Hill; and 'William Needham Finley IV,' founder and main contributor to itbinsider.com, an edgy and sometimes satirical blog that reports news inside Raleigh's beltline.
The evolution of business
Every day, technology impacts your life. Come learn how technology is changing everything from how we conduct business to how we eat! You will hear from three Garner CEOs on how technology and the constantly changing business landscape are impacting local companies and YOU.
Garner's housing boom
More than 3,000 housing units are approved for construction in Garner. Where are these homes? What will this boom mean for our town?