Garner Economic Development Annual Report 2022 - Page 7

GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT
SWEEPSTAKES BRINGS A BIG WIN FOR LOCAL BUSINESS
LAUNCH GARNER CLASS OF 2022

GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT

Launch Garner was a fantastic experience for me ! I was finally motivated to put the dreams and ideas in my head onto paper in a way that communicated the value of my business . The classes taught me so much about thinking through that vision and plan , and the mentoring and networking gave me the confidence I needed to make it all a reality . I couldn ’ t have asked for a more positive and uplifting way of bringing our homeschool center to fruition .
LAINA YEISLEY
TRIANGLE HOMESCHOOL RESOURCE CENTER
SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

SWEEPSTAKES BRINGS A BIG WIN FOR LOCAL BUSINESS

New this year for Small Business Week , the $ 5,000 GARNER SMALL BUSINESS SWEEPSTAKES invited customers to submit their favorite local business for a chance to win a $ 5,000 cash prize .
Funding for the prize was provided through a Duke Energy Hometown Revitalization Grant to the Downtown Garner Association . Garner Economic Development and the Downtown Garner Association partnered with the Garner Chamber of Commerce to promote the sweepstakes and collect nominations on social media .
The contest generated a lot of excitement for Small Business Week , culminating in a live drawing of the winner to close out the week ’ s activities . Castle Hill Technologies , who was nominated by one of their employees , was the lucky winner of the cash prize .