February 10, 2016

Chamber president announces resignation

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Steve Devore, president of the local Chamber of Commerce, will resign from his post effective March 28. Devore served as chamber president for five years. “…My tenure with the Chamber of Commerce has been nothing short of pure excitement, enjoyment, growth and adventure,” Devore said in an email to members dated March Continue Reading

Chamber changes its name

The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce is changing its name. In the future, the chamber will be called the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Johnson County. Members of the chamber board of directors announced the change during the organization’s annual dinner last week. “After lengthy discussions about the importance the city of Gardner has played Continue Reading

Johnson County Fair Parade

The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce is facilitating the parade on Saturday, August 13, 2011. If you want to be a participant instead of a spectator, YOU can. Dress up your dog, decorate your bike, ride your horse, drive your car- tractor- truck, use your imagination. Businesses, clubs, or individuals are welcome and encouraged to Continue Reading

Gardner council candidates meet at forum

Editor’s Note: Candidate speeches were videotaped during the event and will be viewable on The Gardner News website soon as as they’re available. Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Candidates for Gardner City Council formally introduced themselves to members of the public during a forum sponsored by the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday morning. All eight Continue Reading

Gardner City Council candidate forum scheduled

The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce will host a forum so voters can get acquainted with the candidates who will appear on the April 5 ballot for Gardner City Council. The forum will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 in the Pioneer Ridge Middle School cafeteria area. Steve Devore, chamber president, said for Continue Reading

Gardner chamber hosts “Hacking in the Heat”

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Clear blue skies and temperatures in the low 80s greeted golfers for the Gardner Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever ‘Hacking in the Heat’ Golf Tournament on Aug. 25. The tournament, which took place all day at the Gardner Golf Course, drew 52 golfers – or 13 teams of four players – to Continue Reading

Letter to Editor: Chamber president offers reason for early fireworks display

Steve Devore President                                                                                                                                      Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce My name is Steve Devore, and I am the President of the Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce was responsible for planning, coordinating and sponsoring the 4th of July community event this past weekend. In consultation with the Gardner Department of Public Safety, and Continue Reading

Community celebrates Fourth of July

Soggy weather didn’t dampen a fireworks display in Gardner on the Fourth of July, although the threat of inclement weather did have the pyrotechnics bursting in air earlier than organizers anticipated.