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CONNECT Conference 2019

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Name: CONNECT Conference 2019
Date: August 15, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
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.

Bonus Bus Tour:  Meet at 10:00 am at the Grand Marquise Ballroom.

 $10 discount to all who register by August 2.

Register by August 9.  Please make all necessary edits and cancellations to registration prior to August 9.  We are unable to provide refunds after August 9.


Retail Realities: How to Make Sense of Big-Dollar Decisions
What are the underlying patterns in how people spend their money? And how do big retailers determine where to establish new locations? Take a deep dive into the world of retail and learn what shapes our local economy and built environment.
Welcome to OZ: There’s No Place Like Our Hometown
We might not have a Yellow Brick Road, but with a couple of newly designated “opportunity zones” and some of the regional transit options in the works, you won’t need magic slippers to discover a path to riches in Garner. We’ll give you a look behind the curtain so you can see what’s coming our way.
And Now a Word from Our News and Culture Desk
A couple of years ago, we lamented Garner’s “news desert.” But is there now hope on the horizon? Or is it just a mirage? We’ll deliver the scoop. Then we’ll close out our sessions by learning how the arts have emerged as a vibrant economic driver in our community.

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Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

  • Town of Garner

Venue Sponsor

  • The Grand Marquise Ballroom, LLC

Community Partner

Audio Visual Sponsor

  • Capital Production Group, LLC

Lunch Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Break Sponsor

Block/Session Sponsor

Conference Sponsor

Photography Sponsor

Lunch Featuring- Logan's Roadhouse

NextGen Sponsor

Bus Tour Sponsor

Grand Marquise Ballroom
225 New Fidelity Court
Garner, NC  27529
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Prior registration required.
Bonus Bus Tour:  10:00 am registration and coffee
CONNECT sessions:  Noon - 6:00 p.m.
(includes lunch and reception)
Contact Information:
April Wood (919) 772-6440
Early Bird registration through August 2:
$89 includes bus tour, lunch, sessions, and reception
$79  lunch, sessions, and reception

After August 2:
$99 includes bus tour, lunch, sessions, and reception
$89  lunch, sessions, and reception
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