The Norman Transcript

Breaking News


October 20, 2013

Red Robin CEO speaks at inaugural luncheon

NORMAN — The Assistance League of Norman was the place to be Thursday afternoon as several women in the community gathered for the inaugural Women’s Leadership Luncheon.

The luncheon, hosted by the Norman Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Group, featured Pattye Moore, chairman of the board of Red Robin Burgers, as its guest speaker.

“As I think back on my career, I’ve been so blessed and so fortunate. I’ve had some great mentors and some great advisors. I’ve worked for some incredible bosses, I’ve worked for some not so incredible bosses,” Moore, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, said.

Moore’s resume includes a stint as a business strategy consultant, a speaker and the author of “Confessions from the Corner Office,” a book on leadership instincts. She also serves on the board of directors for QuikTrip Corporation and Giant Impact.

Through her lifetime, Moore said that she has reflected back on the two lessons she learned from her mother.

“There were two things that she used to hammer home to me. One was no matter what job you are being asked to do, give it 110 percent. If I’m asking you to dust the furniture or if you are sweeping the floors, if you are in a job you absolutely hate and you think you are ill suited for, it doesn’t matter. Her advice was focus on doing the best you can and don’t worry about what the next job is, just do the best job you can and the rest will take care of itself,” Moore said.

The second piece of advice Moore learned from her mother was to be happy, no matter what your circumstances.

“We didn’t have a lot of money growing up and she used to say happiness comes from within. It doesn’t come from what house you live in, what clothes you wear, what car you drive. Those were incredible wise words we often forget,” Moore said.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Selling Norman is love at first sight

    Meeting planners who make a site visit to Norman tend to fall in love, convention and hospitality experts said this week. The staff of the Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau are commissioned with the job of promoting tourism and selling ...

    April 20, 2014

  • Green House is a homegrown business

    Nancy Muenzler was a banker in her previous life. That was before the Green House, 1708 SW 24th Street, became her passion....

    April 20, 2014

  • Conan’s martial arts moves downtown

    Conan’s Kickboxing, Karate, Boxing, Jujitsu, MMA Academy is celebrating the grand opening of a new facility right in the heart of downtown Norman at 310 E. Main St. Founded in 1996 by four-time World Kickboxing Champion Scott “Conan” ...

    April 20, 2014

  • Chamber welcomes new members

    The Norman Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all our sales volunteers and welcome our new Chamber members from our recent spring membership drive.  Suzanne McAuley was this year’s membership drive chair....

    April 20, 2014

  • It’s easier than ever to be your own movie producer

    Things have certainly come a long way since 1988, when the first stand-alone audio CD recorders outside of CD manufacturing plants started showing up. At that time, do-it-yourself CDs were the province of the rich and famous, as the ...

    April 20, 2014

  • Chamber Banquet During annual banquet, Chamber of Commerce promotes moving Norman forward

    Amidst the backdrop of music, dancing, dinner and fellowship, business leader Mike Fowler announced that the time for a quality-of-life initiative in Norman has come. As incoming Norman Chamber of Commerce board chairman, Fowler and ...

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Women leaders announced

    The Norman Chamber announced the nominees for the 2014 Women’s Leadership Award, which honors female leaders who actively inspire other women to achieve their full potential.  Past recipients of this honor, formerly known as the ATHENA ...

    April 17, 2014

  • Norman use tax takes a hit while Moore sales tax flounders

    Norman use tax took a hit this month while Moore’s sales tax floundered for the first time since sales picked up in the post-tornado recovery period. For the city of Norman, however, sales tax collections are a bright spot on the revenue ...

    April 13, 2014

  • Nextep moves back to Dillard Building, but this time with much larger presence

    In 1997, entrepreneur Brian Fayak was just getting Nextep Inc., a professional employer service, started. Fayak had been working out of his sister’s house in west Norman and was delighted when the opportunity came to rent an executive ...

    April 13, 2014

  • Spotlight

    Chiropractic award Megan Borne, a chiropractic assistant at Sparks Clinic of Chiropractic in Norman, was recently awarded the title of C.A. counselor with the Pinnacle Chiropractic Management Group. She will assist other chiropractic ...

    April 13, 2014