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Friday, March 2, 2018 

5:30 pm

Wake Tech Student Services Building


The Garner Chamber works diligently to sustain and further develop our local economy and to enhance our community's quality of life. To continue making a positive difference in our community, we need your help. The Reverse Raffle/Auction/Taste of the town is the Garner Chamber's  most significant source of non-dues revenue....and it's also an opportunity to showcase your business.


Tickets are $100, and include a chance to win $10,000.  Those purchasing a raffle ticket can purchase a guest ticket for an additional $20.  The ticket includes dinner, all-evening beverages, a chance to win $10,000 and access to bid on more than 100 fantastic auction items.


More than 400 guests attend the event each year.


Now featuring:  MOBILE BIDDING!  No more paper bidding.  Bid with your phone for fast, convenient bidding and quick text-message notification if you are outbid.


Tickets are available from the Chamber Board Members.  Click here for a list of Board Members.


Auction Items:  Click here for auction items. The list changes each day as we add items.


Click here to view pictures of last year's event.



Taste of the Town


15 local restaurants and caterers are featured at this year's Taste of the Town.  Admission to the event includes featured menu items from each of them.  This is worth the price of admission!

The evening also features all-evening beverages from Aviator Brewing and Zin Yoga and Wine Lounge. 


Aversboro Coffee


Backyard Bistro


Buffalo Wild Wings


Carolina Ale House




City Barbeque




Edible Arrangements 


Just Cookin'


Logan's Roadhouse




Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen




Wake Technical Community College Culinary School


Zaxby's Garner
(Fayetteville Road) 


Auction Items


Showcase your business at the Chamber Auction!  Each year's event features 125 - 150 items that are available to guests through live auction, silent auction and raffle.  


Auction items range in value from $50 to $6,000.


Auction list has included fine jewelry, restaurant gift cards, gift baskets, weekend getaways, advertising packages, automotive services, catering, and much more.  

Click here for a list of items currently entered for this year's event.


If you can donate an item for the auction again this year, please call 919-772-6440 or e-mail  April Wood.  awood@garnerchamber.com.

Please provide

  • The name of the item
  • A brief description
  • The retail value of the item



This year's auction features Col. Benjamin Farrell,  Custom Benefit Auctions.  Ben brings us interactive entertainment for our silent and live auctions!


Ben farrel mic at mouth

ben banner



Final Ten Chance


It's the "most wanted" reverse raffle ticket of the evening - Ticket Number 400. It's guaranteed to be in the Final Ten!
For $20 you can purchase a raffle ticket and possibly "win" your way back into the reverse raffle and the chance to win $10,000!!
 A drawing will be held when only 9 numbers remain in the reverse raffle. 
Purchase your tickets on your phone and visit the table inside the ballroom to pick up your tickets. 
This opportunity is only available to those who purchased a $100 Raffle Ticket.



Garner Chamber Board of Directors

Tickets are available from members of the  Garner Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  Send the list of board members and their email address below.  You can also call the Chamber of 919.772.6440.


Mo Ahumada  aamcogarner@gmail.com

Paula Anderson  southerntravelnc@gmail.com


Mark Berube markberube1954@gmail.com

Lisa Daughenbaugh ldaughenbaugh@wcpss.net


Buddy Gupton  buddyg@jones-insurance.com

Carol Sims  csims@fmrealty.com


Tommy Sims  tommy@allstartrash.com


Phil Strach  phil.strach@ogletreedeakins.com


Ronnie Thompson  ronnie@ttande.com


Eddie Allen  sixbunchcorp@gmail.com


Douglas Ball  douglas@ballrentals.com


Matt Davis  matt@garnerncinsurance.com


Robert Doreauk  rd5264@att.com


Barry Driver  bdriver@capitalcjd.com


David Hall dlhall@fouroaksbank.com


Pandora Holloway  pholloway1957@gmail.com


Doris Huebner  mcdoris1954@aol.com


Dena McDonald  denamcdonald@yahoo.com


Melissa Oliver  melissa.oliver@ymcatriangle.org


Suzy Phillips  printing@minutepress.biz


Madgy Saad  magdysaad@yahoo.com


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