Resources

The Matthews Chamber of Commerce is committed to being a go-to resource for our business community during the Covid-19 Response and beyond. We’ll present information you can trust on this website, and we’ll present regional experts in virtual meetings – all designed to help you build business success. Check back to this page often for updated information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In for updates. And email us if you have suggestions or need additional information on any business-related topic.

February 25, 2021

Governor Cooper Lifts Restrictions

UPDATED May 14th, 2021– Governor Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina has removed its indoor mask mandate for most settings and lifted all mass gathering and social distancing restrictions.  As of 1:30 p.m. today, this ease of restrictions is effective immediately and follows CDC guidelines. Masks will still be required in child care, schools, public transportation, health care settings and certain congregate settings like correctional facilities and homeless shelters.  Governor Cooper says, “To keep moving forward- and to make sure that we keep saving lives- more people need to get vaccinated.”  North Carolina continues to focus on distributing vaccines […]
December 29, 2020

Legislative Update

On Tuesday, December 22, Congress approved $900 billion in federal COVID-19 assistance. The biggest take aways from this new legislation can be found below. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) The new stimulus bill reopens the PPP program for any business that did not apply before and expands which types of businesses can apply for forgivable PPP loans, including 501(c)(6) non-profits, local news media organizations or housing cooperatives. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is scheduled to reopen upon enactment of the new COVID-19 federal relief bill, with an additional $284 billion in allocated funding. Applications will remain open until funding is depleted or […]
December 9, 2020

Governor Cooper Extends modified “Stay at Home” Order

UPDATED January 27th, 2021 –  Governor Roy Cooper announced in a press conference that he is extending the current modified “Stay at Home” order until February 28th. Cooper said, “We are encouraged to see that our COVID numbers have stabilized in recent days, which is good, but the reality is that they are still high and that too many people are still falling seriously ill and dying.”  The Order also extends the current capacity limitations, indoor and outdoor gathering limits, and other public health restrictions put in place under previous executive orders. For FAQ regarding the latest Executive Order, Click […]
November 4, 2020

Matthews CARES Act Funding Relief Program Round II

The Town of Matthews has announced Round II of Matthews CARES Act Funding Relief. This grant program was created to encourage and support the Matthews community as it responds to the unique set of challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has created. The first round of funding included small business and non-profit organizations, while Round II is for businesses only.  The program will provide one-time reimbursable grants of up to $10,000 to help offset the impacts of this pandemic. The source of funding for this grant program is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Federal stimulus package.  Businesses […]
October 9, 2020

Matthews Announces Grant Program for Small Businesses & Non-Profits

Matthews, NC – The Town of Matthews today announced a new grant program to help small businesses and non-profit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Matthews CARES Act Funding Relief Program will provide one-time reimbursable grants of up to $10,000 to help offset the impacts of the pandemic. The source of funding for this grant program is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Federal stimulus package. Organizations that meet the eligibility criteria may apply for up to $10,000 in reimbursement funds via the grant application. All funds must be spent and receipts submitted by December 18, […]
September 14, 2020

Apply Today for MeckCounty CARES Small Business Relief Grant

Thanks to CARES Act funding awarded to Mecklenburg County, applications are now being accepted for the MeckCounty CARES Small Business Relief Grant.  The grant can provide up to $25,000 for small businesses located in the six towns or unincorporated areas of the County whose businesses have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.   In order to apply – Small Businesses must:  Have 50 employees or less  Be in one of the six towns or unincorporated areas of Mecklenburg County    Registered with the NC Secretary of State prior to Jan. 1, 2020  Demonstrate that business was adversely impacted by COVID-19   The funds may be used for […]
August 14, 2020

NC Offers New Job Retention Grants – Sep 1 Deadline

Your business or nonprofit organization may be eligible for a grant from the NC Department of Commerce’s new Job Retention program, if you’ve experienced interruption due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Your organization may qualify to receive these grant funds if: You employ in North Carolina at least 90% of the number of full-time employees during the COVID-19 period (March 1, 2020 – May 31, 2020) as you employed in North Carolina for the pay period ending on or about February 28, 2020; You can demonstrate that you’ve experienced an economic loss because of the COVID-19 pandemic as follows: For […]
July 22, 2020

UPDATE: Governor Extends Ban on Alcohol Sales After 11 PM

UPDATED AUGUST 31, 2020 – Today Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 162, extending the July 23 ban on alcohol sales after 11 pm until Friday, October 2, 2020. “North Carolina has made good progress stabilizing our COVID-19 numbers, and this order will help us continue it,” said Governor Cooper. “Now is the time to continue staying cautious and vigilant as we work to beat this pandemic.” The order’s restrictions apply to the unincorporated parts of Mecklenburg County, the city of Charlotte, and the towns of Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, and Davidson. Violators of the county order could be charged […]
June 11, 2020

Town of Matthews Allows Temporary Outdoor Seating

The Town of Matthews has established guidelines to allow food and beverage establishments to add temporary outdoor seating areas. Restaurants and bars can take advantage of these temporary measures that allow increased outdoor seating while assuring safe social distancing. If you are interested in temporarily expanding your business’ outdoor seating, submit an application to the Town of Matthews Planning and Development Department for approval. Find the guidelines and application here. The resolution passed by the Matthews Town Board of Commissioners on June 8, 2020 allows for additional outdoor seating in one of the following circumstances. Businesses applying for temporary outdoor […]
March 11, 2022

We’re Hiring!

The Matthews Chamber of Commerce is hiring for a part-time Member Engagement Coordinator. Send your resume and cover letter to Jtullar@matthewschamber.org by March 18th to apply or ask for more information! MemberEngagementCoordinatorJobDescription2022 (2)
March 2, 2021

NEW MEMBER: Balanced Physical Therapy & Dance Wellness

Dr. Bridget Kelly Sinha is a physical therapist based in Charlotte, NC who officially opened Balanced Physical Therapy & Dance Wellness just a few months ago!  Attending Elon University, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Science, working as Director of Dance Medicine and Conditioning in a physical therapy center. Bridget went on to to attend the University of Kentucky where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. She has experience in working with dancers, runners, treating chronic low back and neck pain, and currently works as a personal trainer and Pilates instructor! She is also a proud […]
February 25, 2021

Governor Cooper Lifts Restrictions

UPDATED May 14th, 2021– Governor Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina has removed its indoor mask mandate for most settings and lifted all mass gathering and social distancing restrictions.  As of 1:30 p.m. today, this ease of restrictions is effective immediately and follows CDC guidelines. Masks will still be required in child care, schools, public transportation, health care settings and certain congregate settings like correctional facilities and homeless shelters.  Governor Cooper says, “To keep moving forward- and to make sure that we keep saving lives- more people need to get vaccinated.”  North Carolina continues to focus on distributing vaccines […]
January 25, 2021

More About Our Nominees

Have you ever wondered why an Annual Gala Award Nominees was nominated for their award? We decided to share some of the nomination quotes this year! See below for what some of your peers had to say about some of the nominees.  Nominees (In No Particular Order) Home Again Foundation– ” HAF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing sustainable, affordable housing with supportive services for the homeless and those who are at risk of becoming homeless. They believe in a wrap around experience for each resident. This year alone they will have completed 9 cottages (one individual cottage and […]
December 30, 2020

Our Year in Review

Our Year in Review We started out in January of 2020 with our Interim Executive Director, Lisa Gray from Levridge Resources. Soon after her arrival, COVID-19 was a household name. She helped spearhead our partnership with CPCC’s Small Business Center to bring over 15 Biz Briefings, free courses that focused on how to help businesses deal with topics relating to issues caused by the pandemic. She helped keep the Matthews Chamber of Commerce as a top resource for businesses not only here in Matthews, but around the country. We are so thankful to have had Lisa on our team. While […]
December 29, 2020

Legislative Update

On Tuesday, December 22, Congress approved $900 billion in federal COVID-19 assistance. The biggest take aways from this new legislation can be found below. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) The new stimulus bill reopens the PPP program for any business that did not apply before and expands which types of businesses can apply for forgivable PPP loans, including 501(c)(6) non-profits, local news media organizations or housing cooperatives. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is scheduled to reopen upon enactment of the new COVID-19 federal relief bill, with an additional $284 billion in allocated funding. Applications will remain open until funding is depleted or […]
December 18, 2020

NEW MEMBER: Harbor View Creative Learning Center LLC

Harbor View Creative Learning Center, LLC is located at 10836 Monroe Road.  Recently relocating from Colorado Springs, this family owned childcare with over 15 years of childcare experience is excited to open their Matthews location!  They offer a diverse and blended curriculum and work closely with their families to create a positive environment and one of a kind childcare experience. If your’re looking for a place for childcare, they offer that and more! With preschool, drop-in care and infant care!  Welcome to the Matthews Chamber of Commerce Family! We are so happy to have you in our community!  
December 9, 2020

Governor Cooper Extends modified “Stay at Home” Order

UPDATED January 27th, 2021 –  Governor Roy Cooper announced in a press conference that he is extending the current modified “Stay at Home” order until February 28th. Cooper said, “We are encouraged to see that our COVID numbers have stabilized in recent days, which is good, but the reality is that they are still high and that too many people are still falling seriously ill and dying.”  The Order also extends the current capacity limitations, indoor and outdoor gathering limits, and other public health restrictions put in place under previous executive orders. For FAQ regarding the latest Executive Order, Click […]
November 19, 2020

NEW MEMBER: ISI Elite- Matthews

ISI Elite, located at 5600 Potter Road, is currently under construction. But don’t worry, that doesn’t stop these fitness fanatics from getting their workouts in. You can see the hard work and dedication for sharing their passion for fitness right outside in the parking lot! If you’re wondering what this new business is all about, “ISI is a 50 minute functional training workout for all fitness levels that can burn up to 1000 calories. Each session is led by a certified fitness coach and specifically designed to burn fat, build muscle, and increase strength. We take pride in building a […]