Commerce Connections

November 2023

Matthews Matters Minute

with Jessica

Business After Hours

Please join us for a fun Business after Hours on Thursday November 2, 2023 from 5 PM - 7 PM at Carolina Beer Temple located at 195 N. Trade Street in downtown Matthews.


This event will also serve as packet pick up for those playing in our upcoming Cornhole Tournament.

Register for Business after Hours

Matthews Chamber

Cornhole Tournament

Calling all Cornhole enthusiasts and backyard athletes! Practice all fall and come out and show us what you got!

Saturday November 4, 2023

12 pm - 5 pm

32 Teams

Location Sponsors:

Carolina Beer Temple


Grace O'Malley's

Cellar & Ale

Hang out at the Loser's Lounge at

Portrait Gallery

Register for Cornhole Tournament

Please pre-register so we can provide the caterer with an accurate count for lunch!

November Business Luncheon

Get to Know You November

Growing your business is all about letting people know who you are and what your do! The Matthews Chamber is committed to helping you get to know your fellow chamber members and guests. Join us for a fun networking luncheon so you can get to know other area business leaders.


November 8, 2023

11 AM - 1 PM

Christ Covenant Church

Register for November Luncheon

Murder Mystery Night -- Women in Business

Are you ready for good old fashioned Who done it? Maybe you are a suspect --- maybe the will have to come out to our November Women in Business event to find out!

Wednesday, November 15th

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lux Eyecare

2435 Plantation Center Drive

Across from the Brace YMCA

Register for Women in Business Murder Mystery

Matthews Young Professionals

Another great Matthews Young Professionals event

is in the planning stages!

Be on the lookout for details about a

November lunch event.

Ground Breaking &

Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, November 30, 2023

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ribbon will be cut at 11:30 AM

Sycamore Trail

2026 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd


(Next to Butler High School)

Register for the Ground Breaking/Ribbon Cutting

Chamber Fall Community Events

14th Annual Gingerbread House Contest & Display

14th Annual Gingerbread Contest is open to everyone! Drop-off and set-up of your completed house may be done any day from November 29th to December 1st from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at 210 Matthews Station Street. DEADLINE FOR DROPPING OFF AND SETTING UP GINGERBREAD HOUSE IS 4:00 PM ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 1st. Due to limited space, the first 50 will be guaranteed acceptance into the competition. Please register if you plan to submit an entry this year. Judging will take place on Saturday, December 2nd at 12 pm. 

Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the following categories: 

Amateur Child/Family 

Amateur Adult 


Gingerbread Houses will be on display in the Matthews Chamber office at 210 Matthews Station St. from 10 AM - 4 PM Tuesday - Friday

December 2nd - December 30th

Register to Enter the Gingerbread House Contest

Presented by Atrium Health

Holiday Stroll

Bring the whole family on treasure hunt stroll of downtown Matthews leading up to the annal Winter Wonderlights Festival at Stumptown Park.

Saturday December 2, 2023

2 pm - 4 pm

Learn More about Holiday Stroll

Welcome to our New Members

Click on their Logos to learn more!

Power Wash Masters specializes in residential and commercial power washing, as well as gutter cleaning and gutter guards. When you are ready to return the New to You – call Gary at Power Wash Masters at 704-327-0656 or visit

Excelerator® is a Management Consulting, Human Resources, Compliance, Training, Recruiting and Payroll company that delivers a custom approach, an exceptional experience and results to each client. Our services are sought after by public, private and not-for-profit organizations in all industries. Clients include Five Below, GNC, Hudson Insurance, CNA Insurance, Drew Estate Cigars, Malin+Goetz, Rubies Costume Designer and Manufacturer, Arora Engineers, African American Planning Commission, US Marine Corps Association and more.

Deborah Aitken is a broker/realtor with Coldwell Banker Real Estate, located in Ballantyne. With a lifelong background as a professional pianist, she has enjoyed working with people of all cultures and nationalities. First concentrating her business on residential real estate, Deborah then turned her focus to commercial real estate. Licensed in NC, SC, GA and CA, she and her team help investors find land and buildings throughout the United States. The global scope of Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate plus her own international contacts also contribute to her success in acquiring properties outside the US. 


Deborah is happy to offer a complimentary market analysis of properties, and welcomes calls or emails from anyone who has questions: (704) 431-8594,

Founded in 2002, BrightStar Care is a home care agency that provides medical and non-medical home health care services to clients and supplemental care staff to businesses. BrightStar Care offers custom medical staffing solutions to corporate entities and holds national accounts with government agencies across distinct patient populations providing healthcare staff anywhere care is needed. Owned and operated by Garrett Ford; BrightStar Care of East Charlotte, founded in 2022 is committed to providing a higher standard of care through its clinical nurse-led care model. 

Carolina One New Homes is excited to partner with Prosperity Builders, LLC in announcing Sycamore Trail, a new construction townhome community now underway in Matthews, NC. Sycamore Trail represents a remarkable opportunity for home ownership in one of Metro Charlotte’s fastest growing and most popular bedroom communities.

Located just 2 miles from downtown Matthews and convenient to schools, restaurants and shopping, Sycamore Trail is situated on 9+ acres. These beautiful and efficient 2-bedroom townhomes and 3-bedroom duets offer a combination of comfort, quality and value. With 988 square feet in the townhome and 1,385 square feet in the duet, these thoughtfully designed floor plans are well-appointed with 42“ kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, LED recessed can lighting, stainless steel appliances, vinyl plank flooring and more. Planned amenities include a playground, bark park, hammock stations and 4 acres of walking trails. With pricing from the low $300s, Sycamore Trail is under construction and slated to welcome its first residents in early 2024.

Founded in 2018 with the goal of empowering today’s aspiring homebuyers through the creation of affordable, high-quality homes, SC-based Prosperity Builders is proud to create thriving communities in highly desirable areas. With a mix of workforce housing and traditional townhome communities across the low country, Prosperity Builders decided to broaden their regional influence and expand to NC earlier this year.

For more information or to view floorplans visit or contact Carolina One New Homes sales agent Susan Baumann at (980) 240-1062 or Carolina One New Homes is a division of Carolina One Real Estate, South Carolina low country’s real estate market leader. Carolina One New Homes was founded in 1994 and currently represents over 38 new homes communities across Coastal North and South Carolina, Charlotte and Savannah. 

Are you a Young Professional or do you have someone in your business who is age 21-45 and wants to network with other young professionals?

We are excited that the Matthews Young Professionals program is being revamped for 2023. We look forward to growing this group of Young Professionals in Matthews and the surrounding areas. It's going to be a great year with new opportunities to bring everyone together to make new connections and grow their networks! The annual program fee for Young Professionals is $75 and covers your entry for all Young Professionals events this year and gets you discount pricing for special events!

Learn more about Matthews Young Professionals

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