Garner Chamber's CONNECT & Plug in the Future Conference

By Jason Matthews

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

August 8, 2013 at 12:00 PM until 6:30 PM

Location: Grand Marquise Ballroom in Garner

Phone: (919) 674-6020 ext. 162



Event Description

Garner Chamber Holds “CONNECT & Plug in the Future” Conference
Fourth Annual Event to Highlight Garner’s All-America City Status; will also Include Presentations from N.C. Sec. of Commerce and Sec. of Transportation

Garner, N.C., July 16, 2013 – Last month, Garner was honored by The National Civic League when it received the All-America City Award. What does it mean to be designated an All-America city? How can it benefit Garner? The Garner Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual CONNECT & Plug in the Future Conference will bring a judge from the Denver panel, who will bring insight and share Garner's winning edge in the AAC competition.

Continuing to attract businesses and amenities that will provide a good quality of life requires the Garner community to come together and discuss methods to ensure the town’s success. This year, the Garner Chamber’s fourth annual “CONNECT & Plug in the Future” half-day conference addressing Garner’s economic prospects will be held Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Grand Marquise Ballroom at 225 New Fidelity Court from noon until 6:30 p.m., with reception and dinner to follow.

The featured speaker for this event will be Sharon Allred Decker, N.C. Secretary of Commerce, who will give a presentation on "The Case for Change." In addition, Secretary of Transportation Tony Tata will explain how NCDOT's new Strategic Mobility Formula will create more jobs and fund more projects that will better connect people to jobs, healthcare, education and recreation centers, while increasing economic competitiveness.

The conference will include a variety of networking opportunities throughout the day. The cost for attending is $59 and includes lunch and dinner.

For more information or to register for the “CONNECT & Plug in the Future” conference, contact the Garner Chamber of Commerce at (919) 772-6440 or visit

About the Garner Chamber of Commerce
The Garner Chamber of Commerce is an active organization made up of nearly 600 businesses and community groups. For more than 40 years, the Garner Chamber has worked to advance Garner’s economic vitality and enhance the area’s quality of life. For more information, visit, call (919) 772-6440 or email
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