By the TMoM Team
You might remember exactly a year ago, to the day, TMoM announced that Rachel Hoeing and Katie Moosbrugger passed the torch to two new co-managers, Suzy Fielders and Sandy Harper. If not, you can read all about it here. Well a year later brings more exciting news and changes at TMoM. After 13 fun, amazing, successful years, Rachel and Katie have sold TMoM to a new owner, Sarah Marchwiany.
Sarah shares her excitement about this new role, she previously was a sales representative for TMoM, and her plans to grow TMoM even more below. Rachel and Katie also reflect on their time with TMoM and say their farewells.
Sarah Marchwiany, Owner
“When I first moved to the Triad, I was looking for a way to connect with other parents and learn about kid-friendly activities going on. I had asked around and the consensus was I needed to follow Triad Moms on Main. I quickly fell in love with TMOM for its informative articles, comprehensive event calendar, and supportive community of parents.
I started advertising my photography business through TMOM and had a lot of success with that. When I saw a post looking for more sales reps, I reached out. I knew I was planning on doing more advertising with TMOM and thought it might be a fun way to connect with more moms.
As a stay at home/work from home mom (Is there a term for this?! haha), I’m always trying to find a balance between work and family. Along with my photography business, I am also a temp Dental Hygienist. I love my jobs, but I also want to be able to have a flexible schedule to be able to spend time with my kids and attend all of their activities. I thought taking over Triad Moms on Main would be a great opportunity to get my work fix while doing kid-friendly activities with my family.
One morning by some miracle I woke up before my kids and the house was quiet. I decided, on a whim, to reach out to Rachel and Katie and see if they would be interested in selling the website to me. I thought possibly since they had the managers running it and they were on a new chapter in their life they would be interested. To my surprise, they responded right away with interest! After several weeks of discussions to iron out all the details, I’m thrilled to announce I’m the new owner and operator of Triad Moms on Main!
The best part is that the entire TMoM team will stay in place. I’m planning to continue providing the same high-quality content that Triad Moms on Main readers have come to expect. However, I also plan to add some new things, such as:
- A new look! Fingers crossed for an updated website soon!
- More local community events and meet-ups.
- A more active social media presence
I’m so grateful for the opportunity to take over Triad Moms on Main. I’m excited to continue serving the Triad parents and to help families make the most of our great community.
Stay tuned for more updates and announcements soon!”
Rachel Hoeing, Co-Founder
“Triad Moms on Main has been such an integral part of my life for 13 years. I felt like I raised my children along with our followers and loved being able to share info about the Triad area with other moms as I discovered it myself. Nothing made me happier than hearing someone say that they found out about an event, business, park, or idea because they read it on our site. I hope that the support that local moms have found through our website will last a lifetime.
It’s bittersweet to say goodbye to a company that we started from scratch, but to everything there is a season, and I definitely know it’s time for fresh ideas and a new generation of moms to step in. I am so proud of what we created and look forward to seeing amazing growth in the future!”
Katie Moosbrugger, Co-Founder
“It’s been an incredible ride these past 13 years and I’m so proud of what the site has become. What started as a simple idea grew into a trusted resource for so many moms (and dads) in our area, and that was our number one goal all along. I cannot count how many new friends and relationships I have gained over the years as a result of this site. Or the number of times I’ve been touched by a reader’s genuine thank you, or a heartwarming – or heroic story – about a local mom.
I am so thankful for having this experience and am especially grateful for the partnership with Rachel as well as the support of our fabulous team. It’s a new day for Triad Moms on Main and I know Sarah will do even greater things as the new owner!”
Help us in thanking Rachel & Katie for creating TMoM and building it to what it is today – an amazing, free resource for parents throughout the Triad! Please help us in also welcoming Sarah to this new role – we can’t wait to see what she has in store for the future!