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Thursday, December 14, 2017
On Saturday, December 16, the Garner Veterans Memorial will host a Wreath Laying and Golden Tree Ceremony to remember its military veterans. The ceremony begins at 10:00 am and is expected to last about thirty minutes.Garner Native Tim Stevens said, "Garner is the only community that I know of that has a Gold Star Christmas tree. Come place a gold star on the tree for your loved one who gave his ...read more
Categories: Member News, Around Town
Thursday, December 14, 2017
December 11, 2017   Dear Friend,   Please join me on January 11, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. for my annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. As they have for the past 13 years, the First Baptist Church has graciously agreed to host the event.  The breakfast will be held in their Christian Life Center located at 601 St. Mary’s Street in Garner.  The full breakfast buffet starts serving at 7:00 a.m. with the ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Thursday, December 14, 2017
by WRAL TechWire - December 7, 2017DURHAM – Business executives’ collective optimism about the state of the U.S. economy soared 10 percentage points to 74 percent from the previous quarter, a new survey finds. And results were gathered before the U.S. Senate passed tax reform legislation that could mean substantial cuts for many firms as well as individuals.  Also, 70 percent of those ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Thursday, December 14, 2017
by Leigh Buchanan Editor-at-large, Inc. magazine Among the best business books of 2017 are some excellent new titles by journalists; a candid, lived-it story of sex discrimination in Silicon Valley; and a big chewy book about scaling that is mind-blowing if not necessarily practical. Many new releases--including several mentioned here--make compelling reading for non-business audiences as ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Be the first to know what top economists anticipate for our area in 2018 at the Economic Forecast! Hear from:Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist at Wells FargoMark Yusko, founder, chief investment officer, and managing director of Morgan Creek Capital ManagementDavid Crabtree (host), anchor, WRAL-TV Channel 5 They’ll explore economic conditions, trends, and predictions locally, ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
S&A Communications Owner/Principal Chuck Norman, APR, was surprised with the Michael L. Herman Award for Excellence in Mentoring at the recent annual meeting of the North Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The meeting and networking breakfast was held December 5 at the North Carolina State University Club in Raleigh.   NCPRSA Awards Chair Travis Bullard read a list of ...read more
Categories: Member News, Around Town
Friday, December 08, 2017
The founders, presidents and the family members of the 13 winners of Triangle Business Journal's 2017 Family Business Awards celebrate  Thursday evening at Preston Country Club. While the mood was jovial, what was not lost is the tremendous resilience shown by family members to keep the business going — during the good times and the bad.Among the winners was Garner Appliance & Mattress.GARNER ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, December 07, 2017
It's holiday season! And by "season" I mean months of costumes and celebrations and eating ... lots and lots of eating. Many of the big holidays are already behind us, like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. However, Christmas, Chanukah, and New Year's Eve are still ahead of us. Most of probably won't be celebrating all of the upcoming holidays, but collectively, your ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Remains Part Owner of 35-Year-Old Communications CompanyRon Smith, founder of the communications company S&A Cherokee in Cary, has announced his retirement effective January 1, 2018. He will remain as a part owner of the company, having slowly ceded the day-to-day operational duties over the past year to Chuck Norman, APR, and Bill Zadeits, two other owners/principals.   Smith will remain a ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
The Chamber would like to welcome its newest member; Red Door Homes.  With three distinct Home Collections, more than 30 home plan choices and a variety of exterior finishes they have the options to fit every style and budget.  See for yourself just how custom you can get with your Red Door Home at their Design Center in Garner at 142 Shenstone Blvd. You can tour the 2,500 square foot design ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Monday, December 04, 2017
It’s a New Year’s Pea Party!It's a southern tradition.  Black-eyed peas and collards on New Year's Day is a symbol of prosperity, good luck and good fortune for the coming year. Now you can do that with no mess in your kitchen and no bother at all—and benefit a great cause at the same time.  Angie's is teaming up with Garner Educational Foundation for a New Year’s Day “Pea Party” from 3:30 to ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, December 01, 2017
The Town of Garner’s Economic Development Department and communications team won a second-place statewide award from the N.C. Association of Government Information Officers today at its annual conference in Chapel Hill. Thanks to the local businesses who helped out with this award-winning video project. Watch and enjoy!Click the link to watch ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Thursday, November 30, 2017
S&A Communications, a full-service communications agency based in Cary, has won four MarCom Awards – one Platinum and three Gold – from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.   S&A Communications’ award-winning entries include the following:  Platinum Award – Communications/Public Relations, Research/Study Precision Tune Consumer Research Findings 2016  Gold – Website, ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, November 30, 2017
By Tim Stevens November 30, 2017   An old tradition has been renewed in this Wake County town: Christmas artwork on windows. It’s the kind of tradition often seen in small towns, where the water tower might be bedecked in holiday lights. Garner is long past those small-town roots, but traditions die hard. Now, every glass pane along Main Street in Garner is painted with a holiday ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Thursday, November 30, 2017
North Carolina has built one of the country's strongest business climates over the past two decades, fueled by low business costs, incentives and a young, educated workforce.Learn more >
Categories: Chamber News
Thursday, November 30, 2017
American consumers are feeling confident as the holiday season approaches. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index hit the highest level since November 2000.Learn more >
Categories: Chamber News
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
I’m excited to let you know about a program we launched today #GivingTuesday in partnership with DonorsChoose.org.   Duke Energy will provide $175,000 in matching grants for North Carolina teachers to foster literacy and bring engaging science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects to life in their classrooms.   Here is how it works: Teachers in your district can submit K-3 literacy ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The Garner Fire-Rescue is determined to provide the best and most efficient services possible. To embrace this concept, we need and value your input.     Please take a few minutes to complete our survey about our services offered and the expectation levels of service. This survey will give us valuable feedback about how we are performing and determine any areas that we may need to improve ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
November 20, 2017 By Camila Molina cmolina@newsobserver.com Best Value Schools ranked Wake Technical Community College the No. 1 online community college in the United States. Wake Tech's variety, quality and affordability distinguished it from the rest in a list of 1,100 community colleges across the country, Best Value School said in its report.  The ranking rated the community colleges ...read more
Categories: Member News, Around Town
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The Garner Chamber is pleased to welcome BellaRose Healthcare Nursing and Rehab as a member. BellaRose Health is dedicated to providing the best care possible to Garner citizens and those in surrounding areas. This facility is locally owned with a skilled nursing staff that understands the difficulty of placing loved ones in a facility. "We understand that the decision to place your loved one in ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Come by and see us !! Friday 9-12 pm for our store wide sale 20% off everything in store?? Also all clearance is 50% off. Lots of new merchandise in for the holidays. 
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
WakeMed Energize! is a nationally recognized program designed for kids ages 6-18 offering a family-centered approach to making healthy lifestyle changes. WakeMed Energize! has successfully improved the health and well-being of hundreds of families in Wake County over the past 10 years. WakeMed recognizes one of the greatest barriers for families accessing the program is transportation. To provide ...read more
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Whether you're just starting your business, running a seasonal shop, or growing a side hustle, these tips will help your bottom line.Learn more >
Categories: Chamber News
Thursday, November 16, 2017
North Carolina has about 333,100 businesses owned by women, employing 279,700 people and generating about $39.4 billion annually, according to a study. Learn more >
Categories: Chamber News
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Successful entrepreneurs do frequent reviews of their metrics, culture, wins, and shortcomings. This guide will make it easy for you.Learn more >
Categories: Chamber News
Monday, October 16, 2017
Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) Names North Carolina Chamber Executive of the Year for 2017   Spartanburg, SC – The Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) recognized the 2017 North Carolina Chamber Executive of the Year at their Annual Management Conference held today at the Spartanburg Marriott in Spartanburg, SC.  Neal Padgett with ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Thursday, August 17, 2017
By Johnny WhitfieldFebruary 2, 2017  Garner is just a couple years removed from its designation as an All-America City and, honestly, Garner still feels like an All-America City. There’s always something going on. People seem happy. There’s new stuff coming to Garner all the time. More new stuff is on the way. When NC 540 is fully constructed, I suspect the town will change at an even more ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Town of Garner Planning Department has created a map to provide an overview of new residential development either approved or under construction.Click here to view it.
Categories: Chamber News
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Garner Chamber Partners with High School and Town for job-readiness programby Aaron Moodyamoody@newsobserver.com    The scene inside the Garner Magnet High School media center on Thursday looked much like a business expo, and it almost was one.  Participating vendors were there for the Trojan Business Alliance job fair, catered specifically to Garner Magnet High School seniors. For about 45 of ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Monday, January 30, 2017
Editorial:  There is great value in community artsGarner-Cleveland Record January 29, 2017   Garner is, indeed, fortunate to have a robust arts community in its midst. From Broadway performers to community theater to public school teachers who are passionate advocates of the arts, Garner has a lot to offer its residents and, frankly, for anyone who’s willing to make the short drive to Garner ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Friday, September 02, 2016
Carolinas Association of Chamber Executives (CACCE) representing the Chambers of Commerce in North Carolina and South Carolina is spotlighting Garner Chamber president Neal Padgett in this month's newsletter.Neal Padgett President         Garner (NC) Chamber of Commerce npadgett@garnerchamber.com      How long have you been in Chamber work? 10 years  How long have you been in your current ...read more
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
By Tim Stevens There is no way that I know of to adequately convey the contributions that Faye Gardner made to our community. Her handiwork is on display every time a visitor pauses to read an inscription at the Garner Veterans Memorial and every time anyone notices Garner’s All-American City signs. Her efforts are apparent at the thriving Garner Chamber of Commerce and when Broadway stars ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Chamber News