MERCHANTS OF OAK RIDGE
BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES
September 14th 2017
Present: Phillip Hanks, Ramilya Siegel, Ann Schneider, Brandy Owen, Angel Fuller, Annette Joyce, Susan Greeson, Madeline Busch, Jared Morris, Randy Wilson, Chelsea Bradford, John Haynes, Bill Barbour, George McClellan, Pat Fehlig, Dave Kiddy, John Carr, Becky Keaton, Katherine Wallace, Phil Ray,
Visitors: Jill Burst
8:20am - Meeting was called to order by President Phillip Hanks.
Yoga with Jill Burst
Phillip Hanks made the motion to approve minutes – seconded by George McClellan. Past presidents and current board members recognized.
Financial Report: Current finances are good and on track.
Educational Moment with Bruce Frankel: Exploring cost effective marketing.
Alan Abrams – Time to set your budget for next year. Growth Club next week.
Oak Ridge Military Academy has their upcoming golf tournament at Pine Knolls the weekend of Oct 20th to coincide with their homecoming festivities. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for t-boxes at $100 per box. Please contact Kelly at ORMA for more information.
Vision Source's grand opening Sept 28th.
Bella Luna’s grand opening Oct 10th.
Carolina Priority Care will be having their official open house on October 21st.
Angel Fuller discussed the Great Pumpkin Event – last weekend of October. Sponsorship opportunities available, prize donations needed – committee sign-up coming soon. New banners ordered. New costume contest categories for children and pets. Craft & Vine, Dr. Carr and Best 4K9 offered up donations for costume contest prizes. Volunteers to set up still needed. Mood Swingz will be playing at the event.
Explore Historic Oak Ridge Event insert in the NWO.
Patty Stokes donated the Giveaways this week from the NWO. Explore Historic Oak Ridge Tickets – giveaways.
Business on TAP for August was hosted by Susan Greeson. The upcoming TAP will be hosted by Patty Stokes – Northwest Observer.
Phillip Hanks reminded everyone about the links on the bottom of the MOR website, including the suggestion box, access to membership minutes and testimonials.
Meeting called to close 9:07am.
Brandy Owen, The Arche Group