July 25, 2019

Meeting Minutes from July 25, 2019

Attending: Susan Greeson, Ann Schneider, Mickey Tingen, Bruce Frankel, Maureena Shepherd, Phillip Hanks, Madeline Busch

The meeting was opened by Susan Greesen and called to order.

-Financial updates are coming, everyone would like to see treasurer statements at eery meeting. Have Actual vs. Expense Report.

-Discussed having no town hall discussions involving politics.

-Great Opportunities to educate by having special speaker

  • Business Practices

  • Time Management

  • Organizational

  • HR

  • Taxes

-Discussed having meeting with Angel Fuller so we can all work together to get together a committee for the Great Pumpkin Event. Maureena Shepherd & Associates will handle the parade and costume contest.

Adjourn

Meeting Adjourned.

Minutes submitted by Maureena Shepherd


January 24, 2019 - January MOR Board Minutes

Merchants of Oak Ridge

Meeting Minutes from January 24, 2019

Attending: Susan Greeson, Ann Schneider, Mickey Tingen, Bruce Frankel, Maureena Shepherd Phillip Hanks

The meeting was opened by Susan Greesen and called to order.

Susan is going to work on getting the text REMIND notification established for MOR, send messages to remind about BOD meetings and regular MOR meetings.

Email Agendas 10 days in advance for BOD and MOR meetings

Bruce Frankel is going to work on changing up speakers for the education moments and also have 3 members speak on a specific topic for 5 min each. Also discussed getting different experts in to discuss specific topics at meetings to keep meeting interesting.

  • Mickey Tingen, Ann Schnieder, Maureena Shepherd are doing the Feb meeting. Discussion Topic: Why did you decide to start your business.

Committees - Great Pumpkin, Scholarship, Ridgefest, Run the Ridge all need volunteers for each committe. Ann Schnieder, Phillip Hanks, and Maureena Shepherd agreed to be on the Scholarship Committee.

Discussions on further getting the word out about the Merchants - Maureena Shepherd to get information for the Oak Ridge Elementary Sponsorships.

Meeting Adjourned.

Minutes submitted by Maureena Shepherd

Meeting of MOR Board - Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Meeting of MOR Board – Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

Present:

Mickey Tingen

Trisha Pegg

Dave Kiddy

Phil Hanks

Ann Schneider

Brandy Owen

Susan Greeson

8:38am - Meeting called to order, Phillip Hanks.

Currently no change in the finances, still waiting for all of the membership dues to come in.  

Dave Kiddy update on scholarship – NWHS, finalist has been chosen Jillian Petrosky, it will be awarded at the senior awards ceremony 5/25/2018. ORMA - currently the scholarship is still under review, it will be awarded at the fall ceremony.

Business On Tap – Skipped for June.

Ridgefest update – Layout is about the same – pushing the rides back twords the woods. Food trucks will be arranged at an angle for better walk through – we have 9 trucks, we have also asked for an extra 5% not to exceed $250, to be donated back to the scholarship fund if they do well. 

Glow Run – We will be ordering extra shirts to have for giveaways. We also have industrial glow sticks to mark the trails with – we need some extra volunteers to help put stuff out. 

20th Anniversary Town update – Ann Schneider, Kick off at Ridgefest and will be coordinating with most of the town’s upcoming events.  

Meeting called to close at 9:17am. 

Submitted Respectfully,

Brandy Owen 

The Arche Group

 

 

 

 

Meeting of MOR Board - Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Meeting of MOR Board – Thursday, January 25th at 8:31 a.m.

Present:

Angel Fuller

Mickey Tingen

Kimberly Stoll

Dave Kiddy

Phil Hanks

Patti Stokes

Ann Schneider

Brandy Owen

Susan Greeson

 

8:31am - Meeting called to order, Phillip Hanks.

Patti Stokes stated that there is really no change in the finances, still waiting for all of the membership dues to come in.  

 

Dave Kiddy update on scholarship – new guidelines submitted to Northwest HS the scholarship amount will still be $2000. The counseling department will send it out to graduating seniors over the next few weeks. The scholarship committee will also be meeting with ORMA today to go over creating a scholarship program for cadets (available to lower and upper classmen) to apply for an additional $2000 that the MOR would like to make available. The committee will update the board as they know more.

 

Business on tap update – since a scheduling conflict with the Oak Ridge Room has arisen, we are considering moving the mixer venue to other locations as needed, and as long as they fit within the current year’s budget.

 

Ann Schneider is thinking to create a Special Event’s Committee to help celebrate the town’s 20th Anniversary though one or various events. Anyone in the MOR that might be interested in joining the committee please contact Ann Schneider. 

 

Meeting called to close at 9:31am.

 

Submitted Respectfully

 

Brandy Owen

The Arche Group

Meeting of MOR Board - Thursday, August 25th, 2017

Meeting of MOR Board – Thursday, August 25th, 2017 at 8:20 a.m.

Present:

Angel Fuller

Mickey Tingen

Kimberly Stoll

Dave Kiddy

Phil Hanks

Patti Stokes

Ann Schneider

Brandy Owen

Absent: Ramilya Siegel

 

8:20am - Meeting called to order, Phillip Hanks.

Dave Kiddy moved to approve agenda, Angel seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

Motion from Phillip to approve minutes from June and July, Dave seconded and motion passed unanimously.   

Patty Patti distributed and reviewed Finance report; the only real change from the last financial statement was that a check was written for the Cole Pickford scholarship for $2000.00. All of the finances have been completed from Ridgefest and we are just waiting for the next event for any upcoming changes.

Dave Kiddy stated that he received a very nice thank you note from Cole Pickford to the MOR for his scholarship.

Still looking for the MOR ribbon cutting scissors, everyone please keep a look out for them.

Triad Eye Care will be having their Grand Opening from 3 to 8pm on September 28th, 2017.   

Patty discussed doing some direct marketing for the MOR in the Explore Historic Oak Ridge Event publication with the Northwest Observer. A full-page ad was suggested – majority approved.

Great Pumpkin Event update from Angel Fuller;

·      $200.00 sponsorship was still open.

·      New, updated, larger event signs needed:  Angel suggested ordering new ones. Phillip suggested            submitting the costs for approval as soon as she is able.

·      Volunteers still needed for costume registration and judging.

·      Suggestions for table layout will be rearranged to face one another.

·      Larger sound system will be in place.

·      Better parade organization this year (Dave Kiddy volunteered to help with organization).

·      Three costume categories; Children, Adult and Dog

·      Snap Fitness to help with wooden boxes/platforms to present the costume contest awards.

·      Cameron and Mood Swingz are currently working on their performance, we will know more, closer to the event. 

Bruce Frankel was open to suggestions regarding his Educational Moment. Dave and Phillip suggested open it up to others if they wanted to share their own Educational Moments.

Business on TAP – potentially switch it up to different venues. Since some people are unable to host the evening BOT because of scheduling conflicts, a Business Before Hours/Breakfast on Tap was suggested as an alternative. Also suggested was having the ability to have a “Guest Speaker” for BOT, should there be an opening or cancellation. Dave Kiddy suggested co-sponsorship opportunities as well to feature the “Guest Speaker” Business On Tap. It was discussed that the burden of paying for the BOT will be on either the guest speaker or the sponsor. Phillip suggested dropping the BOT during the summer months due to low attendance.

November Business On Tap will feature a guest speaker sponsored by Dave Kiddy called Fosnet Self Defense. 

Christmas Party for MOR will be Tuesday December the 5th in lieu of Business On Tap.

Phillip suggested that the MOR begin featuring a “Business of the Week” to be featured on social media as well as through an email blast. Ideally if a business has an event going on, then they can be featured during that week.

Brandy suggested a form of “Speed Dating for Business” for the members to get to know the other members of the MOR better. They would do this by setting up chairs facing each other and taking two minutes to hit three points about yourself and your business before having to switch seats.

Adjourned at 9:37AM, motion by Phillip Hanks, second by Ann Schneider, approved unanimously.