MERCHANTS OF OAK RIDGE
BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 8, 2017
Present: Phillip Hanks, Bruce Frankel, Ramilya Siegel, Kim Stoll, Ann Schneider, Mickey Tingen, Brandy Owen, Angel Fuller, Chelsea Bradford, DeDe Cunningham, Annette Joyce, Alan Abrams, Stacey Hale, Susan Greeson
Visitor: Caleb Hunt
8:20 am - Meeting was called to order by President Phillip Hanks.
Dave Kiddy of MOR Scholarship Committee presented Cole Pickford of NWHS with a scholarship check of $2,000. He is planning on attending Notre Dame. There were 14-15 candidates applying for this scholarship. Cole has been very active in the community helping handicap children. He played Baseball and Soccer for NW. MOR also gave $100 each to the 2 runner ups.
Mickey gave the names of new MOR members including Great Clips, Champion Windows, Import Specialty, Passanante’s, and JP Looneys
Bruce Frankel – Education minute - gave a very informative talk on “Surveys” with suggestions of: keep the surveys short, give enough options, must be timely and relevant. 4 reasons to do a survey:
Learn about what motivates respondents and what’s important to them; Give respondents an opportunity to discuss important key topics; it’s an unbiased approach to decision-making and finally it provides a snapshot of the attitudes and behaviors.
Andy Michels – Run the Ridge GLOW – thanked Dede and her husband for their time and efforts; mentioned the night had a large family attendance; it surpassed his expectations and plans to make next year even better. Next Step Ministries will be the non-profit receiving a donation from this night.
Business on TAP was hosted by Brandy Owen owner of The Arche Group – a great presentation. The upcoming TAP will be on July 11th hosted by Ramilya Siegel with Alan Tate.
Susan Greeson will have an open house on June 15th from 9am-12noon.
Patti Stokes thanked Pat Fehlig and Dave who stayed for hours in the MOR tent during Ridgefest. Angel Fuller gave a testimonial to Susan Greeson for “wills and pets”.