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Thursday, February 07, 2019
The Town Council is now accepting applications for requests to be considered for the Council seat that is vacant due to the recent passing of Council Member Jackie Johns. The term for this vacant seat expires Dec. 2, 2019. Here is a link to the application.Here are a couple of important tips:  * Please read the text at the top of the application to learn what materials are needed for a complete ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Thursday, February 07, 2019
The second Wake County Restaurant and Hotel Job Fair is scheduled for Tues., March 5, 2019, at the Raleigh Convention Center from 10AM-3PM. The event is a partnership between Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh) and Capital Area Workforce Development, North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association and the Raleigh Convention Center. The job fair will feature over 100 ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Thursday, February 07, 2019
The Town Council on Monday, Feb. 4 voted unanimously 3-0 to purchase two tracts of land totaling approximately 72.5 acres at 607 and 0 E. Garner Road for use as a future park. The Town will pay approximately $2.4 million for the properties and related fees and closing costs. The Town intends to finance the purchase with a combination of fund balance and parks and recreation in-lieu fees from ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Thursday, February 07, 2019
Know the Essentials of Business Accounting and Budgeting Monday, February 18, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Wake Education Center  519 Industrial Drive Room 111  Zebulon, NC 27597 If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of bookkeeping, this seminar is designed for you. You will have the opportunity to learn valuable accounting lessons from Jess McLamb, the president ...read more
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Corporate culture has grown as an area of focus in recent years and is arguably more important for leaders to consider than ever before. As awareness of the concept has grown, employees have become acutely cognizant of corporate culture--and if your business is lacking in the culture department, you may be in for a rude awakening. In 2018, 1,000 US workers were polled, where 13.5% revealed that ...read more
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Vote Online to Weigh In on Local Health PrioritiesPost Date:02/05/2019 3:00 PMThe Community Health Needs Assessment is under way in Wake County, and as part of that effort, local leaders are asking residents to say what they think the county’s health priorities should be for the next three years.  Residents can vote online by visiting wakegov.com/wellbeing through Friday, Feb. 15. The CHNA is ...read more
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Thursday, January 31, 2019
COME JOIN CURRY in a HURRY on FEB. 5 at 8:30pm atMorgan Street Food Hall411 W. Morgan St, Raleigh for aVIEWING PARTY COOKING Channel Show“FOOD TRUCK NATION” Featuring Chef ALAKSHA’s specials: LAMB NAANWICH & KATI ROLLS  
Categories: Member News, Around Town
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Join the best team in the Triangle!    Our growth creates a career opportunity for YOU – if you want to:Work close to home in the Garner area   Be part of a “Best Place to Work” – as recognized by Triangle Business Journal and Insurance Journal for 2017 and 2018Have an opportunity to learn, grow, and have some fun   Job requirements:Self-motivated with an “old-fashioned” work ethicProven ability ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Thursday, January 31, 2019
What do you think of when you hear the term "workforce development"? Maybe you think back to your first internship or hearing a day in the life from an employee in a job you are considering. Maybe job shadowing, mentoring, or something similar. This weekend at our Broadway Voices event the Garner Magnet High School Die Meister Singers were able to experience a unique type of professional ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Chamber News
Monday, January 28, 2019
Don't miss the second annual Garner Local Heroes Breakfast! Six local first responders will be presented awards for outstanding service, and all money raised will go to two charities: Garner PAAL and The Two Hundred Club of Wake County. Sponsorships are available, and tickets are on sale now! Contact us at GarnerFRA@gmail.com or by calling 919-584-GFRA (4372). Or you can purchase tickets and ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Friday, January 25, 2019
One of the best parts about living in the future is that we’ve got some of the coolest technology available to help with almost any household task. Forget if you needed milk at the market? Your smart fridge can tell you. Need to make sure that the house is nice and cool when you pull in the driveway? Just ask Alexa to kick on the air conditioner via your telephone app. Tired of chasing your pets ...read more
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
How the U.S. Labor Market Will Change in 2019The U.S. labor market could look markedly different in 2019. Here's what you need to know. By Emily Canal At Inc.com  If the tight labor market created challenges for your company in 2018, brace yourself for another tough year. Unemployment remained low throughout 2018, standing at 3.7 percent in December, forcing employers to come up with creative ...read more
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
2019 Economic Forecast: What to Expect in the Coming Year Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Blog 1/17/19Every January, we are proud to kick off the year with a look at our region’s economic forecast and how it could impact your business. This year, we were pleased to bring you the insights of two economic experts. We heard from Tom Barkin, the president and chief executive officer of the ...read more
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Transportation Projects on the Horizon in 2019 and Beyond Below is an image from the Town of Garner Website showing the future transportation plans in both Garner and surrounding interstates, highways, and roads. To see in detail the plans for these projects, follow the link below to the Town of Garner Website. For more information: https://www.garnernc.gov/Home/Components/News/News/772/17
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
There’s little more frightening than losing your electricity in the middle of a big winter storm or even a spring tornado. Whatever natural disaster is common in your area, you have probably experienced at least one major disaster in your life. Because of that, you may tend to linger around the generators at your favorite home improvement store when bad weather season starts. Is this the year ...read more
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Friday, January 18, 2019
  It will be hard for Scotty McCreery to top 2018. Watch out, 2019.From News and Observer Article By: Isaac Weeks"Scotty McCreery’s 2018 was pretty spectacular, both personally and professionally. He married his longtime girlfriend, Gabi Dugal, in June. Wedding footage was used in the video for his hit song, “This is It,” which has helped the video rack up 28 million views as of this week. And ...read more
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Monday, January 07, 2019
 Town of Garner NEWS RELEASETown Mourns Loss of Council Member Jackie Johns     Town leaders, staff and the Garner community are mourning the loss of Council Member Jackie Johns, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, following a brief illness.     Johns served as a Town alderman and, later, council member for a total of nearly 36 years over his three separate tenures in elected office. He was ...read more
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