Garner: Community

Business Briefs: April 5

Karate Students clean up

Karate International of Garner has adopted a two-mile stretch of Timber Drive. On Saturday, March 21, approximately 50 students and parents participated in their first community cleanup on the adopted highway and Timber Drive Elementary School.

Karate International of Garner is currently working with the Pretty in Pink Foundation for breast cancer treatment, The Fisher House, The Community of Hope food bank, The Garner YMCA and other local organizations.

Small business seminars

The Small Business Center at JCC provides free seminars and counseling to support the development of new small businesses and the growth of existing small businesses. To register for any of these seminars, contact Pat Killette at 919-209-2015 or or register through the SBC website at

▪  6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, How to start a nonprofit

▪  8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9, N.C. Department of Labor and your small business: What you need to know

▪  6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, Effectively marketing your small business to the federal government and contractors

▪  6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 16, So you think you want to start a small business?

▪  7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21 The cost of pricing your products and services

▪  Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 Level 1: Social media

▪  6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, What are nonprofit articles and bylaws?