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.

March 20, 2020

U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Loans

UPDATED April 21, 2020 — While President Trump signed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (the CARES Act) on March 27, the Small Business Administration is unable to accept new applications at this time for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)-COVID-19 related assistance program (including EIDL Advances) based on available appropriations funding. Applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Business owners may be wise to complete applications and prepare the necessary documentation, in the event Congress appropriates more funding for these programs. Here are some resources to help you […]
October 1, 2020

ArtWalk Artist: Robyn Moore Arts

Hello and thank you for visiting Robyn Moore Arts, a Charlotte based business. My artistry evolved from a love of color. As a self-taught artist, my curiosity and fearless approach unearthed a passion that colors my life with pure joy and freedom. My style is ever-changing and evolving. I draw inspiration from my emotions, my family, travels and nature. I love creating art with an array of vivid colors that enables thought to mind, soul, and heart. Acrylics, permanent inks, alcohol inks, and resins are used in various combinations to build multiple layers and enable bold and rich colors.
September 30, 2020

ArtWalk Artist: CLT Handmade

One-stop shop for all things nursery & kid room decor. Baby quilts, personalized swaddles, mobiles, weavings, baby gyms, stuffed animals & more made right here in Charlotte, NC. Visit my shop to find perfect baby gift for that special new momma in your life or send me a message for a custom order and let me help you make your dream nursery vision a reality! Every quilt, weaving or decor product is made with a great deal of attention and high-quality materials to create the perfect item or gift that will last a lifetime.
September 30, 2020

ArtWalk Artist: Golden Days Designs

At Golden Days Designs you’ll find beautiful personalized gifts and gifts for the home with a timeless style and a nod to nature. Designer Nancy McCoy of Matthews has been creating and making since 2013. Come check out our custom drink coasters, key holders for the wall, handmade wall clocks, refrigerator magnets, personalized Christmas ornaments, home office gifts and more. All of our personalized and decorative printing is done in-house, which means fast and free shipping to you!
September 24, 2020

ArtWalk Artist: Jewelry By Dezigns

Linda Walton has been designing and making jewelry for over 15 years and gets her inspiration from her travels around the world. She hand picks her beads and then starts the designing process.
September 21, 2020

ArtWalk Artist: Lellow Lolly

Charlotte-based artist, Kim Hanzo, is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer with a BFA in Illustration and MFA in Painting from the Rochester Institute of Technology Inspired to use her talents to their fullest potential, Kim resigned her position as a Creative Director in 2016 and formed Lellow Lolly. Her multi-media work, featuring positive messages with light-hearted imagery is available online and in several Hallmark stores. In addition to her personal line of work, Kim provides freelance services and recently joined Fox Pointe Publishing as a children’s book illustrator.
September 18, 2020

ArtWalk Artist: Wolfie and the Sneak

Wolfie and the Sneak is creative powerhouse duo Charles Lybrand and Renee Garner. The couple lives on a one acre homestead in the heart of Matthews. Their work is reflective of embracing the natural world in colorful, modern ways.  
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 […]
September 10, 2020

Virtual ArtWalk & MusicFest

Did you hear? Our Annual ArtWalk & MusicFest has gone VIRTUAL for 2020!   While COVID-19 has certainly changed the ability to hold large in-person events, it hasn’t changed our motivation to ensure our Annual ArtWalk is a success. This 2-Week Long Virtual Event begins on October 3rd and runs through October 17th. Much like our typical ArtFest, our online event will include Fine Art as well as an online Arts & Crafts Market, live-streamed music and dance performances, a Senior High School Art Exhibit and online art projects for children to enjoy!   We are currently accepting registrations for […]