First Thursday returning Jan. 7
MATTHEWS – The next event in the Red Brick Partnership’s monthly First Thursday will take place Thursday, Jan. 7, starting at 5 p.m. in downtown Matthews.
The event will feature music, art and various food and drinks from downtown Matthews businesses.
Attendees are invited to “re-gift” Christmas items and help others in need by donating to the Matthews HELP Center. People also can help the nonprofit restock its food pantry by contributing canned foods and other nonperishables.
Drop-off sites will be located at businesses throughout downtown. Participants also can enter to win a custom training and health consultation prize package.
The Red Brick Partnership is a downtown organization designed to promote downtown Matthews businesses and drive economic development. Learn more about the event at the First Thursday Facebook page, or follow @MadeInMatthews on Twitter.
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Windstream could bring new service to Matthews in 2016
MATTHEWS – Leading advanced network communications company Windstream recently launched an “ultra-fast” 1-gigabit-per-second (Gbps) Internet service trial in Lexington, Kentucky.
Matthews residents and businesses are to be among the first individuals nationwide to experience the new services being offered in the trial, according to a news release. In addition to Lexington, Windstream plans to launch 1-Gbps service for residential and small business locations in Matthews and Concord, North Carolina; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Sugar Land, Texas. Service will take effect during the first half of 2016, the release said.
“We’re proud of what we have accomplished in 2015,” Tony Thomas, president and chief executive officer at Windstream, said in the release. “It has been a year of tremendous progress, and we’re delivering on our commitment to upgrade our network to provide faster Internet speeds.”
The 1-Gbps service trial is part of a broader plan Windstream has to continue improving Internet speeds and reliability across the board. Find more information on the company and its programs at www.windstream.com.
Green Jeans Consignment announces spring 2016 dates
Green Jeans Consignment recently wrapped up its fall sale across the greater Charlotte area, but the program – which offers shoppers brand-name items at lower prices while supporting local charities – already has its eye on 2016.
The sale will return to Matthews March 16 to 20. Sales also will take place in Lake Norman from April 13 to 17 and Charlotte from May 11 to 15.
Find more information at www.greenjeanssale.com or follow the movement on social media with the hashtags #twogreensisters and #greenjeanssale.
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