News About Our Members

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 […]
October 2, 2020

NEW MEMBER: Silver Psychiatric Services

Silver Psychicatric Services Dr. Randie Schacter, DO , is our newest Matthews Chamber Member! Dr. Schacter has operated her private practice in Matthews since 2010. As a board-certified doctor by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, she helps patients from childhood through adulthood. Dr. Schacter is also a believer in the power of mindfulness and using art as a stress reduction therapy. She is passionate about pottery and has been practicing the technique for over ten years. Keep on the look out for her passion project of offering Mindfulness and […]
August 26, 2020
ecomaids of Waxhaw-Matthews-Monroe

NEW MEMBER: ecomaids of Waxhaw-Matthews-Monroe

It started with mosquitos. After several years of working for a Fortune 100 company in the Charlotte area, Dan Williams (pictured above) started a methodical search for a franchise opportunity. Mosquito Hunters, a franchise offered by Happinest Brands, seemed perfect EXCEPT that mosquito abatement isn’t a year-round activity here. Dan liked what he was learning about Happinest though, and so he shifted his entrepreneurial gaze toward another of its brands: ecomaids. Today, Dan Williams has founded ecomaids of Waxhax-Matthews-Monroe and is one of the Matthews Chamber’s newest members. Welcome, Dan! Ecomaids offers eco-friendly cleaning services. Their products never contain harsh […]
August 21, 2020
Jason Bernd, President, Novant Health Matthews

Novant Health Matthews Welcomes New President

Novant Health has named Jason Bernd as president and chief operating officer of Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, taking on the role of recently retired Roland Bibeau. In this role, Bernd leads hospital operations. Bernd has been with Novant Health since 2006 and has held a variety of positions, most recently serving as president and chief operating officer of Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. Under his leadership, Novant Health opened its new state-of-the-art orthopedic hospital in 2017 and new ambulatory surgery center in 2018. Read the full press release on the Novant website. Bernd has a bachelor’s degree in chemical […]
August 14, 2020
Matthews Chamber Executive Director Jessica Tullar

Meet the Chamber’s New Executive Director

The Matthews Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to introduce Jessica Tullar, the organization’s new Executive Director. Jessica brings 16+ years of non-profit experience to her role with the Chamber, most recently serving as the manager of Discovery Place, Inc.’s Rockingham location. She worked for Discovery Place for nine years, first as a creative play professional and then a program coordinator, before she was promoted to manager. Prior to Discovery Place, Jessia spent seven years as the education coordinator for a New York museum. In addition to dual undergraduate degrees in Communications and Dance from SUNY Brockport, Jessica […]
July 28, 2020
Central Bark's Jennifer Adams and Annabelle

NEW MEMBER: Central Bark

Matthews Chamber’s newest member, Jennifer Adams, is opening her new Central Bark doggy daycare on Monroe Road to solve her own problem. Where could she take her 7 year-old Boxer, Annabelle, for socialization – without over-stimulating her? This balance, between play and rest, is at the heart of Central Bark’s “whole dog care” philosophy. Central Bark addresses the physical, mental, and emotional health of dogs through Small Group Play: Central Bark’s dog-to-handler ratio is 12:1. Throughout the day, dogs enjoy alternating play and rest periods. Every dog receives Rest Enrichment to promote calm rest and positive associations with the crate. […]
July 5, 2020
Alex Sequina, Shine of Charlotte

NEW MEMBER: Shine of Charlotte

Former beer brewer Alex Sequina (pronounce that suh-KEY-nuh) was looking for a new line of work – one that would be more conducive to family life, now that he and his wife had a baby. His step-dad, a serial business-owner, suggested franchising. Alex started researching, and last March, he inked a deal to become North Carolina’s second Shine franchisee. Shine of Charlotte brings the sparkle to window cleaning, gutter cleaning, washing roofs, patios, decks, siding, and driveways. In the holiday season, SHINE brings electric sparkle to its clients by hanging their holiday lighting. SHINE operates throughout the Charlotte area, including […]
July 2, 2020
Adam Sellars with Keller Williams Select

NEW MEMBER: Adam Sellars with Keller Williams SELECT

Shelby native Adam Sellars loves Matthews. He’s a residential realtor with Keller Williams SELECT, and a new member here at Matthews Chamber. When you meet him, he may tell you stories about how much he loves Keller Williams for its focus on family and community involvement. But he’s more likely to go straight to the family stories: The families here in Matthews he’s served and helped protect through the home-buying process; His regular 6-mile bike rides to C.O.S. Kids – the Matthews mainstay that loves and cares for 2-year-old daughter Hudsyn; The Santa suit his grandmother made for his grandfather, […]
July 1, 2020
Transformation Coach Pat Roque

3 Secrets to Crush Coronavirus Career Chaos

Monday, July 6, 2020 5 – 6 PM, ET REGISTER HERE Matthews Chamber of Commerce recently presented Transformation Coach Pat Roque discussing “Your Network is your Networth.” Now Pat is offering Chamber members access to another of her career-boosting live training webinars: 3 Secrets to Crush Coronavirus Career Chaos! Do you know someone who says that they feel stuck in their career? Are you struggling with what your next move should be? Some would encourage you to hunker down and wait for the pandemic to blow over. #TRUTHBOMB: that’s a TERRIBLE IDEA!! Inertia is NOT your career friend. This may […]
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