Monday, April 15, 2013
Dr. Christine Ries will ask "Are Americans Taking the Economy for Granted?"
The Tucker Business Association has announced the guest speaker for its April breakfast meeting, scheduled for this Thursday, April 18 at 7.30 a.m., at Matthews Cafeteria on Main Street in Tucker. Christine Ries, chair of economics at Georgia Tech, will pose the question "Are Americans Taking the Economy for Granted?" U.S. average per capita income has nearly doubled since 1967, yet in today’s world, roughly 40% of the world’s population lives on less than $2 per day. The national debt has increased over 450% in that time, from $344 billion to over $16 trillion. The Congressional Business Office estimates that by 2050, the U.S. will be spending 85% of its budget on interest payments for this massive debt. How long can the U.S. economy …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Matthews Cafeteria hosts the year's first meeting.
DeKalb Police Major Brian Harris, Commander of the Tucker Precinct, is one of two speakers at the Tucker Business Association's first meeting of the year, this Thursday, Jan. 17 at Matthews Cafeteria on Main Street. Major Harris will discuss community safety. Also speaking is financial planner Mark DiGiovanni, president of Marathon Financial Strategies. The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and local business owners are invited to attend. The event is free for members and $5 for guests. Related articles on Tucker Patch
Monday, January 14, 2013
CBS' weekly program airs on Saturdays at noon.
The CBS show Atlanta Eats will be filming segments this Wednesday at Matthews Cafeteria on Main Street in Tucker. The crew will be at Matthews at 11:30 a.m. before moving on to Sprig in Oak Grove at 5 p.m. Sprig's owner Jennifer Tiberia told Patch that her restaurant participates in the annual Taste of Tucker and other local events. Hosted by Steak Shapiro, Atlanta Eats is a weekly half-hour TV program "that cooks up a hearty combination of engaging, entertaining, and informative local restaurant and food content," according to their website.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Long-standing local florist takes top prize in a storefront decorating contest.
Winners have been announced in the Downtown Tucker Business Holiday Decorating Contest. First place goes to the Tucker Flower Shop which, according to proud owner Julia McDonald, is the oldest business in town. When asked how she felt about winning the $500 prize, she had a one-word answer: "Ecstatic!" Runner-up is the Custom Frame Shop, owned by Kelly Holloway. "We literally threw this together at the last minute," she said. "It's kinda funny." Her design includes a detailed scene from the Nutcracker complete with dancing ballerinas. Next up is Larry Shupbach's Village Shoe Service, and Matthews Cafeteria receives an honorable mention. The contest was sponsored by the Tucker Business Association, Main Street Tucker Alliance and the Tucker…
Friday, November 30, 2012
The president of the Tucker Business Association writes about what's going on in December for members.
Now that we are officially in the holiday season, I wanted to remind everyone of the exciting stuff we have coming up over the next month or so. Saturday, 1 Dec. 5.30 p.m. Tucker Business Association, along with the Main Street Tucker Alliance and the Tucker Historical Society, will be judging the Downtown Tucker Business Holiday Decorating Contest. Businesses within the downtown area, as defined by Brockett Road, LaVista Road, Lawrenceville Highway and Tucker Industrial Road, are encouraged to celebrate the holidays with festive and imaginative decorations for their windows and buildings. Volunteers are needed to review Tucker-area storefronts for holiday festooning. Judges will meet at Matthews at 5:30 p.m. to begin the judging for first…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
TBA's monthly meeting is on Thursday morning, May 17.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Join the Tucker Business Association Thursday, 17 May for our monthly breakfast meeting. Meet us at Matthews Cafeteria on Main Street at 7.15 a.m. for good food and good company. Breakfast is free for TBA members and guests, $5 for non-members.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Atlanta Business Network & Referral Team holds its first meeting next Wednesday.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
We are about to kick off our inaugural meeting of the Atlanta Business Network and Referral Team. We are a professional networking organization dedicated to supporting each other's business by building relationships and passing quality referrals. We are a closed group meaning there can only be one business represented per category. Dues are only $35/qtr! Significantly less than BNI or Power Core. Finally a professionally run, closed networking group we can ALL afford!!! Come visit our group and lock out the competition! We meet every Wednesday 9:30 a.m. at the iconic Matthews Cafeteria in downtown Tucker. Please RSVP here Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Matthews Cafeteria 2299 Main Street, Tucker, GA (map) THANK YOU!! Brien …
Friday, March 30, 2012
A not altogether surprising result for this local institution in our weekly survey.
The week's Patch Readers' Choice for Best Sweet Tea has a clear winner: Matthews Cafeteria, the venerable mainstay on Main Street snapped up 43 percent of the votes, followed by Old Hickory House with 15 percent. Matthews has been doing pretty much the same thing at the same location since 1955. Tucker Patch reporter Nancy Ross wrote an article about the place last year in which she described it well: "Many people eat at Matthews twice a day and a few sturdy souls go there for all three daily meals. On an average day, there are between 1800 and 1900 hundred people served," she wrote, adding that "people return in droves. Visiting Matthews is like a trip back into the values of the fifties." The runner-up, Old Hickory House, goes back even …