Thursday, September 29, 2011

What is Mom's Time Out?


So you've heard that there is a "Mom's Time Out" happening on Sunday, October 2nd at Earth Fare. You know that you can shop with local, mom-run businesses at the event. And that it will be fun for the whole family with a fire truck and arts & crafts for the kids and so forth. But what the heck IS a "Mom's Time Out"? 

Good question!  Mom's Time Out is a time for Tallahassee moms, their families, and others in the community to come out and enjoy food, shopping, and fun while supporting mothers in business.  Moms are busy people.  They want to support each other, but their lack of time sometimes forces them to just do what is easiest.  Mom's Time Out events strive to make it easier to connect with local, mom-run businesses.

It all began back in November of 2010, when 4 local mom entrepreneurs got together to discuss the idea of holding a small, collaborative "trunk show" to promote their respective businesses. The four moms were Carrie Fraser of HappyLittleMonkey, Marlo Fulton with Little Speckled Frog LLC, Suzi Mojock owner of Rinse & Repeat - A Kids' Boutique Salon, and Jen Starks of Ecological Babies. Through their discussions it became obvious that while separately they could be successful in business, together they could accomplish so much more!  And if they could benefit from the connections and expertise of each other, there were probably more moms in the same situation.  So they began talking about creating a business association composed of local, mom-run businesses that would serve as a base for networking as well as promotion of their businesses to the community.

As their first venture towards promoting moms-in-business to the community, they hosted an event called "Mom's Time Out".  It was held in the parking lot behind Rinse & Repeat on Sunday, December 5, 2010, and encouraged the community to come out and meet local, moms in business. The event boasted over a dozen businesses and brought in over 100 customers and supporters that day! The organizers knew they were on to something and have gone on to host many more "Mom's Time Out" events and well as grow their membership by leaps and bounds.  Take a look at some of the current members.  Bet you already know quite a few!  And if you didn't, now you do! 

Flyer for the 1st Mom's Time Out!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mom's Time Out on Moms Like Me!

Have you seen our ad for the Fall Market on Moms Like Me - Tallahassee? Pretty cool, huh? If you aren't familiar with Moms Like Me, it is a great a place to meet other mothers online and discuss anything and everything mom-related (and not). Check them out!

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Countdown Has Begun!

It's less than one week until the Mom's Time Out Fall Market at Earth Fare Tallahassee (2425 Apalachee Parkway)! Have you rsvped for the Sunday, October 2nd event yet?



Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mom's Time Out Fall Market - Flyer

Attention: MTO Friends and Fans!

We need your help spreading the word about our Fall Market on Sunday, Oct. 2nd, at Earth Fare. Please print and distribute this flyer at work, church, school, the gym, clubs, restaurants, and anywhere else you can! Thank you!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mom's Time Out Fall Market - Application

Here is it!

The Mom's Time Out Fall Market Application

General information for vendors:
Date: Sunday, October 2nd
Time: Noon - 4pm
Set up/Take Down: 10am/5:30pm
Where: Earth Fare, 2425 Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee, Florida
What: This is a market-type event where local, mom-run businesses will be selling and displaying their products and/or services to the Tallahassee community.

Vendor applications will be considered on several criteria:
1. MTO membership
2. Previous event participation
3. Mom-run business
4. Locally-based business
5. Business type (to ensure a variety of vendors at each event, MTO Organizers reserve the right to limit each type of vendor to a certain percentage of the total number of vendors)
6. Order of submission (date and time stamp as determined by email correspondence)
7. Plays Well With Others

Fees:
- Mom’s Time Out Members and Supporters (10' x 10' Booth Space): $30.00
- Non-members (10' x 10' Booth Space): $45.00
- Place flyers on a community table and be listed on website (no individual booth space): $10.00
- Nonprofit, club, or local event table space: $10.00

If you have any questions, please email us at momstimeouttlh@gmail.com