News About Town: Want to learn more about services and initiatives available from local agencies to help local businesses thrive? Join the Town of Matthews Economic Development Advisory Committee for Matthews Rising, the 2019 Business Summit in the Matthews Sportsplex meeting room (2425 Sports Parkway) from 11:15 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, October 11. This year the Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development will share the programs they offer in assisting with business development. Then the Town will present ways they’re fortifying the local business climate to make Matthews a welcoming environment for businesses.
News Around Town: The ESPN 2019 Honor Roll honored David W. Butler High School as the North Carolina representative for their Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools National Recognition Program. Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools empower youth to be positive agents of change in their local communities. By working together, faculty, special education, and general education students of Butler High proved they are those positive change agents. Congratulations, Butler.
One Good Thing: The Matthews Police Department is collecting items for the Levine Pediatric Oncology & Hematology Clinic. Lead by Sgt Michelle Archer, the department is collecting items that will keep kids distracted while connected to IVs and limited in mobility. Goods include everything from ePlay Doh to eXBox games and can be purchased and shipped through Amazon or dropped off in-person at the Police Station and will be collected through September 27 at 5 pm.