MERCHANTS OF OAK RIDGE
BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES
July 13, 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, Suzanne Benton, Trisha Montgomery, Seyed Shahmehdi
Visitors: Seth Wright, Kelly Dentworth
8:15am - Meeting was called to order by President Phillip Hanks.
News: President Phillip Hanks recognized the names of new and returning MOR members, JP Looneys (Kevin McAllister), Great Clips, Oak Ridge Craft and Vine (Toby Laesure), Champion Windows and Doors (Toni Rich) and Maureen Shepherd of Allen Tate.
Introduction of new secretary (Brandy Owen).
Membership minutes will now be available on the website, no password needed to access them also they will be located at the bottom of the website.
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.
President Phillip Hanks presented a check for $1000.00, from the MOR via Run the Ridge Glow Run to Next Step Ministries and was accepted by Madeline Busch on their behalf.
Madeline Busch thanked the MOR and spoke about Next Step Ministries, their works with domestic violence survivors and donations to their store. They also shared their upcoming event Christmas, Canvas and Corks on Tuesday July 18th located at their Kernersville thrift store.
Susan Greeson introduced Kelly Dentworth from Oak Ridge Military Academy and spoke about their upcoming golf tournament at Pine Knolls the weekend of Oct 20th to coincide with their homecoming festivities. Sponsorship opportunities are available for t-boxes at $100 per box. Please contact Kelly at ORMA for more information.
Carolina Priority Care will be having their official open house on August 19th.
King’s Crossing Animal Hospital welcomed Dr. Katherine Wallace to their practice.
Angel Fuller discussed the Great Pumpkin Event – last weekend of October. Sponsorship opportunities available, prize donations needed – committee sign-up coming soon.
Business on TAP for July was hosted by Ramilya Siegel with Allen Tate. It was very informative with a great turn out. The upcoming TAP will be held on August 8th hosted by Duane Dahlheimer - Dahlheimer Insurance.
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 9:05am.
Brandy Owen, The Arche Group