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Thursday, August 17, 2017
The TeddyRox Foundation is looking for sponsors for the Inaugural Turkey Day 5K supporting North Carolina animal shelters and rescues to be held Thanksgiving morning starting and finishing in beautiful White Deer Park. The Turkey Day 5K is a fun, festive Thanksgiving Day event the whole family can enjoy together…a Garner tradition in the making! And all for a great cause. Race options ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, August 17, 2017
The Garner Chamber of Com merce has partnered with Town Square Publications to produce our 2018 Community Street Map. This publication will help you market your business directly to area business owners, neighborhood residents and visitors. The 2018 Community Street Map is a remarkable advertising tool, highly visible and is a publication that businesses and residents keep on hand for easy ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Thursday, August 17, 2017
By Johnny Whitfield February 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 ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Thursday, August 17, 2017
The Garner Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the following have been elected to serve a three-year term on the Chamber Board of Directors, beginning October 1, 2017. Mo Ahumada AAMCO Total Car Care Buddy Gupton Jones Insurance Carol Sims Fonville Morisey Realty Tommy Sims All Star Waste Services Ronnie Thompson TT&E Iron & Metal Appointed to a two-year term: Lisa ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Chamber would like to welcome its newest member; Famous Toastery. Famous Toastery started in Huntersville, N.C. in a small house-turned-restaurant where best friends opened their first breakfast spot. They never compromise on fresh ingredients or amazing service. Dining customers can always expect impeccable service because at Famous Toastery 'every server is your server." Famous ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
One of the most potentially hazardous situations in residential areas, industrial plants and construction sites is accidental contact with underground electric power lines, natural gas lines, communication lines and other utility services. To ensure you're working safely, contact the designated Call Before You Dig for your state by calling 811 . There’s no charge for the service, and ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Jessica Wells illumination Staff Writer August 1, 2017 When the Great American Eclipse glides over the country on Aug. 21, the moon will block more than 90 percent of the Carolinas' sunshine. That much darkness presents a first-of-its-kind puzzle for the Duke Energy employees managing solar energy. Solar energy production will dramatically decrease as demand for lighting increases in North ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Friday, August 11, 2017
A new active adult community is coming to Garner, North Carolina called The Tapestry . This new development will allow retirees to downsize their home without having to downgrade their living space or lifestyle. The Tapestry will feature just 99 attached villas within a countryside setting designed and built by local custom homebuilder Fleming Homes and provide the ultimate in maintenance-free ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Friday, August 11, 2017
It seemed probable that some small piece of the remains of a B-17 bomber that crashed near Ralph Kelly’s chicken houses on May 9, 1944 would be found during massive excavations for a new housing development. The Flying Fortress crashed around 5:30 p.m., and plowed through pine trees as big around as a man’s waist. The plane – 103 feet wide, 74 feet long and 12 feet high – ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Ask the Docs: Solar Eclipse Edition Johnson Optometric Associates . Learn when, where, and how to safely watch the Eclipse on August 21. Here is a special edition of "Ask the Docs" with information about the upcoming Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Be sure you know all the details to be able to enjoy this event safely! Safely Watch the Eclipse: ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
A three-year public-private partnership—the first of its kind in Wake County—has brewed up great results for historic downtown Garner. With help from a $75,000 grant from the Main Street Solutions Fund—and a partnership involving the Garner Revitalization Association (GRA), Town of Garner and North Carolina Main Street & Rural Planning Center—local entrepreneurs ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Disney's Aladdin, Jr. Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman Tim Rice Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Jim Luigs Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle Based on the 1992 Disney film, Aladdin Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin JR. is sure to send audiences soaring on a ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
In March 2013, Garner voters approved four bond referendums authorizing the Town to issue up to $35.716 million in general obligation bonds. Support for the bond program was overwhelming. Seventy-three percent (1,685 votes) voted for the Street and Sidewalk Improvement Bonds , 70 percent (1,682 votes) voted for Parks and Recreational Bonds, 66 percent (1,671 votes) voted for Redevelopment ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The Town’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department has two new members on its nationally accredited team. Events Coordinator Brittany Washington came on board July 3. She had most recently ser ved as recreation program supervisor for the Town of Winterville . Washington earned a master’s degree in recreation and park administration and a bachelor’s degree in ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Monday, August 07, 2017
Jones Insurance Agency was named by Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) as one of 50 businesses as the Best Places to Work in the Triangle for 2017. The winners were chosen based on an anonymous online employee survey and employees were able to give feedback on the management team, culture and benefits. Jones Insurance Agency will be recognized on September 22, 2017 at an awards luncheon where ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Friday, August 04, 2017
Kuhn's Photo Business & Executive Headshots, Corporate & Commercial Events, Interior & Exterior Properties. At Kuhn's Photo we care about your business success.
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Wake Tech will be hosting a Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, September 23. We are looking for hobbyists and start up entrepreneurs to set up tables at this event to share their creations. We are hoping to use this opportunity to engage with our community and allow an outlet for makers to reach a wider audience. We would also like to include information on the areas surrounding Wake Tech for any ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
The Widowed Persons Group is looking for a few good men and women. The group gathers every Saturday for a meal. No charge to join. For more information, call Jim at (919) 772-0995.
Categories: Around Town
Monday, July 31, 2017
We are so excited to welcome Kona Ice of Garner to the Chamber! "Our Kona trucks aren’t just trucks, they’re Kona Entertainment Vehicles. It perfectly describes what we’re all about! Our shaved ice trucks scream fun and excitement from the shiny chrome wheels, the colorful characters and the tropical steel drum music that whisks you away to a tropical paradise. Does it get ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Friday, July 28, 2017
The Garner Police Department is now accepting applications for the fall Citizens’ Police Academy. The classes start Sept. 12 and will run for 10 weeks. It will be a midday class on Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The Citizens’ Police Academy is your opportunity to learn how our Police Department works, meet officers who work in your community and learn more about what it means to be ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Friday, July 28, 2017
The Town is now accepting requests to enroll in the free fall 2017 Midday Garner 101 Citizens Academy, set to start in late August. Classes will be held Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Garner 101 consists of nine weekly classes —plus a graduation ceremony—designed to teach citizens about the Town government and its key service partners. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Town is now accepting requests to enroll in the free fall 2017 Midday Garner 101 Citizens Academy, set to start in late August. Classes will be held Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Garner 101 consists of nine weekly classes —plus a graduation ceremony—designed to teach citizens about the Town government and its key service partners. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Monday, July 24, 2017
The Chamber would like to welcome its newest member Burton Engineering Associates. Burton Engineering Associates symbolizes a precedent of excellence in Civil Engineering, Characterized by its client-centered approach, brings confidence, reliability, and a commitment to caring into the workplace. They strive to create a progressive partnership with its clients by custom tailoring its services to ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Edward Jones branch associates are honored to support the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's in Raleigh/Durham (Triangle) as Elaine Jolley- Edward Jones Team. Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's Association care, support and research programs. The financial service firm is the national presenting ...read more
Categories: Member News, Around Town
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Receives International Award for Most Improved Website S&A Communications , a full-service integrated marketing company, has won an APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the category of most improved website. The winning entry was for the redesigned www.falconengineers.com website. The APEX Awards program is sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc. and recognizes excellence in ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The Garner Police Department, in partnership with Target, other area public safety agencies and local neighborhoods, are joining forces with thousands of communities across the nation to celebrate and participate in National Night Out 2017 on Tuesday, Aug. 1 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Lake Benson Park (921 Buffaloe Road). Come on out for an evening of learning, entertainment and healthy fun. National ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Improved Nature, a start-up company that manufactures soy-based meat substitute products, began production this week at its new 30,000-square-foot facility in Garner. The company expects to hire 30 to 35 employees initially, but employment at the current facility on Vandora Springs Road could grow to about 70, said Improved Nature CEO Rody Hawkins. Initial investment in the facility is ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Severe weather can strike quickly and leave behind a trail of destruction. However, it's possible to stay safe and control damage by following a few simple steps. Before the Storm: Have a portable radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio on hand to monitor official weather forecasts and other important information for your area. Families who have special medical needs or elderly members should closely ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Categories: Member News
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
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The Raleigh Chamber is excited to announce that Michael Haley has been named as the new executive director for Wake County Economic Development and senior vice president of Chamber Economic Development. He previously served as the director of Business Recruitment and Expansion where his work led to the creation of 7,800 jobs and more than $409 million in investments. Haley will work closely with ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Monday, June 05, 2017
The News & Observer is making changes to the Garner-Cleveland Record. On Wednesdays, the papers will contain coverage about food and dining in the Triangle. On Sundays, the papers will focus on the best stories from our region. Because the articles in the Wednesday and Sunday community papers will have been published previously in The N&O, most subscribers will not receive a community ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Garner Chamber Partners with High School and Town for job-readiness program by Aaron Moody amoody@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, May 01, 2017
One of the hardest things for the Garner Chamber of Commerce staff is find a name for its annual extravaganza. The annual fund-raiser is a reverse raffle, an auction, a silent auction and a taste of the town. “The best title might be party, but that hardly encompasses everything that we do,” said Neal Padgett, the Chamber president. About 400 people attended the “party” on ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Friday, March 24, 2017
Southern Cruise and Travel Presents The Creation & Noah's Ark in Kentucky. On this trip we will visit the Creation Museum, Noah's Ark, Cincinnati and much more! There will be trips available May 16-20 and October 16-20. Please call at (919) 779-5289 or (919) 291-1115, or email at paula@southerncruiseandtravel.com to book your trip to Kentucky today!
Categories: Member News
Friday, March 24, 2017
Local business owners, along with Arts and City Council Members Joined Mayor Ronnie Williams and world-renowned sculptor Sue Landerman at a gathering of the community last Friday morning to unveil an original frieze, which is featured prominently at White Oak Crossing in Garner. After the Mayor shared his thanks, he welcomed Garner’s city and community leaders to speak. “Lots of ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, January 30, 2017
Editorial: There is great value in community arts Garner-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 position? 10 ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
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