Join us for our March 10th meeting at the Emerald Youth gym at 1718 N. Central St. Our breakfast sponsor this month is Broadway Carpets.
Our speaker will be Stacey Payne. Payne retired from a career in law enforcement in 2019. She and her husband, who also retired from a career in law enforcement, made the move to Tennessee to join their youngest son. Payne’s son is currently a sergeant at a local agency and represents the 4th generation of law enforcement officers in their family. She also has two nephews who are sergeants in the area. Payne’s retirement was short-lived and she found she couldn’t sit at home any longer and joined the Knoxville Police Department. Her first position was in their Planning & Grants unit, and then she helped form East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers.
East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers is comprised of active and dedicated community representatives. They provide a method for law enforcement to receive information on crimes and for community members to share information on criminal activity, and the location of fugitives in an anonymous manner and receive cash rewards for tips leading to an arrest. These efforts increase tips, which in turn increase arrests in our community thereby making our communities a safer place to live, work and visit.
We hope to see you at this informative meeting. Please register to attend as space is limited and we need an accurate headcount for breakfast. Don’t forget to thank Broadway Carpets!
Dr. Jon Rysewyk returns to visit the North Knoxville Business and Professional Association meeting on September 9th. While Rysewyk was principal at Fulton he was also a member of the NKBPA and we are looking forward to spending some time with him in September.
Rysewyk began his education career as a teaching intern at Bearden High School, and went on to serve as a science teacher, department head and assistant principal. In 2008, he was hired as Executive Principal at Fulton High School, at the same time that the school was being reconstituted by the State of Tennessee.
During his time as principal at Fulton, Dr. Rysewyk led the implementation of small learning communities, which were designed to foster a sense of belonging among students and improve academic performance. Graduation rates rose significantly during his tenure, and the school saw students from every testing group make “adequate yearly progress” according to state standards.
Dr. Rysewyk went on to serve as the district’s Supervisor of Secondary Education and Executive Director of Innovation and School Improvement, before being hired as the founding director of Emerald Academy. In 2017, he returned to Knox County Schools, where he served as assistant superintendent and chief academic officer.
In 2007, Dr. Rysewyk received the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. In 2010, he participated in the Leadership Knoxville program; was recognized by the Greater Knoxville Business Journal as part of its “40 Under 40” Class; and received the University of Tennessee’s William J. and Lucille H. Field Award for Excellence in Tennessee Secondary School Leadership.
Larry Cox and Homstead Inc. will be our breakfast sponsor this month. If you would like to sponsor a breakfast email Ethan Kirk email@example.com.
We will be taking donations for VMC’s new Caswell Manor. See below.
Don’t forget it is almost time to elect the 2023-2024 Board members. We are taking nominations now. You must be a member and be able to commit to helping out for the next 2 years. We need good people who care about our local businesses and the community. If you are interested send an email to nkbpa.info at gmail.com
These are the current Board Positions and their roles in the group:
Board of Directors Officer Positions:
President – Preside over both Board of Director and Membership meetings occurring monthly. A spokesperson for the NKBPA.
Vice President – Steps into the role of President when necessary and gives support to all activities of the Board of Directors.
Secretary – Records and maintains files of meeting minutes for monthly board meetings. Maintain a list of the current Board of Directors and send out reminders of scheduled meetings, sharing the agenda and financial report.
Treasurer – Charge, and custody of NKBPA funds.
Additional Positions and Roles:
Immediate Past President
Communications – Sends out newsletter and meeting invitations to the membership each month, updates website information, and creates an Eventbrite for registration and social media. Coordinate updates and information with the membership chair.
Membership – Keep a current list of NKBPA members and coordinate production of the Directory.
Fulton Liaison – Create monthly content for Fulton Radio and set up Business Spotlight recordings.
Programs – Coordinate monthly speakers and meeting locations.
Breakfast Sponsors – Recruit and compile a list of potential breakfast sponsors. Help with the delivery and set up of food and beverages. Collaborate with the Programs Chair.
Greeting Committee – Recruit a couple smiling faces to welcome folks each month. Arrive early to set up directional signs.
Fundraising and Events – Lead the efforts for proposed events and recruit the help of membership.
Calling our Non-profit members. We’re switching it up for the month of July. We want to spotlight our nonprofit members. We will have a series of short nonprofit member spotlights showcasing our community of those who pour their hearts into our city for the good of others. The first 15 nonprofits will get 3 minutes each to tell us why they do the work they do. So my nonprofit friends, submit your organization TODAY. Email NKBPA.firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating. YOU MUST BE AN NKBPA MEMBER.
Come learn about what they are doing and see if there is a place our members would like to get involved.
The meeting location is to be determined, but we will notify everyone as soon as we have that location.
Non-profits please arrive at 7:45am on JULY 8. The meeting will adjourn at 9am. SO NO GOING OVER YOUR 3-MINUTE TIME SLOT.
We are also looking for a breakfast sponsor this month. If you want to sponsor email Ethan Kirk email@example.com.
Join us at our monthly membership meeting to learn more about the work of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. Our Speaker will be president and CEO of the club, Bart McFadden. McFadden has a long history of service to youth through Boys & Girls Clubs and other organizations and is a club alumnus, having attended Boys & Girls Clubs in Johnson City, Tennessee, as a child. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in sports management from East Tennessee State University.
When: April 8th
Time: Networking and breakfast 7:45 am, meeting begins at 8, adjourns at 9 am