Main Street of Perry ....
Exists to improve the quality of life in the City
of Perry by strengthening the downtown area as the center of the community using the comprehensive approach of design, economic restructuring, organization, and promotion.
Jennifer Kime, Director
Educate others about good design to enhance the image of each business as well as that of the district
Raise money, manage staff and
volunteers, promote the program, manage finances
The Oklahoma Main Street Center announced the 2014 finalists for 20 competitive awards.
Perry Main Street is a finalist in these categories:
Main Street Hero - Norma Jerome
Outstanding Web Presence - Perry Main Street Website & Virtual Walk
Best Business Practices - Exchange Bank
All finalists will be honored, and the winner announced, at the 25th annual Main Street Awards Banquet, May 6, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
Main Street of Perry with support from the Mayor and City Council of Perry announce the Business Spotlight award! This award is only given four times a year and is based upon criteria set forth by the Main Street of Perry Economic Restructuring committee and Board of Directors including, but not limited to, exceptional customer service, quality of services or products, involvement in the Perry community, acting as a contributing component to our preservation-based approach to revitalize downtown Perry, etc. Businesses in the downtown Main Street district are eligible for this recognition. Perry's downtown business district is where it all began and we would like to give back to our downtown businesses.
The Business Spotlight Winner for the Winter of 2014 is…..
Morris Accounting Services
The Quarterly Business Spotlight for the winter of 2014 awarded January 31, 2014 is Morris Accounting Services located at 601 Delaware, Perry, OK. The company is a full service income and estate tax service. It also offers the services of computerized bookkeeping, payroll and sales tax services. Owner of the business is Roy Morris. Roy opened his practice in June of 1980. Roy and his wife, Ann, were married on July 4, 1969. They have 3 children; Diana Watkins and husband, Wade, of Stillwater, OK; Doug Morris and wife, Julie, of Perry, OK; and Garrett Morris and wife, Paige, of Stillwater, OK. All three children are graduates of Perry High School and Oklahoma State University. Roy and Ann have 5 grandchildren.
Roy and Ann came to Perry in 1973. Roy managed the Sorrell Lumber Company, owned by Harold and Donna Sorrell, until June of 1980. Donna is Roy’s sister. He opened Morris Accounting Services in June of 1980. Before coming to Perry he worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. in Dallas for 17 months. A 1972 graduate of Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas with a degree in Accounting, Roy received his CPA in November of 1974 from the Oklahoma State Board of Public Accountancy (now known as the Oklahoma Accountancy Board).
Roy and Ann purchased their building in 1982 from Frank Ley. The property’s original 2 story frame building was built to be used as a bank by D.R. Beatty but was actually occupied by a series of grocery stores until Bush Bowman purchased the property in 1909. The building we see today was constructed by Mr. Bowman for use as a pool hall on the lower floor with lodging rooms upstairs. Joe’s Smoke House, formally known as Bush and Joe’s, occupied the building until 1940 when Bowman took it over. It was then called Bowman’s Smoke House and continued as a Smoke House with a series of owners until it closed in 1970. In 1978, the building was occupied by The Art Shelf until being purchased by Roy and Ann. The downstairs building was all one room so they renovated it to make it office spaces. In 2001, they renovated the upstairs to make it an apartment for their son, Doug. Roy and Ann currently reside in the apartment.
Employees of Morris Accounting Services include, Roy Morris, CPA; Ann Morris; their son, Doug Morris, CFP®, who has a double major in accounting and finance; Daretta Brown, CPA; Kerry Cline, who has a degree in Accounting; Terrie Platt, receptionist; and during tax season, their son, Garrett, who has a major in Economics.
Roy and Ann have always been active in their children’s lives and attended all of their activities. Now that they have five grandchildren, they also enjoy spending time attending their events. Involved in the community, they are supporters of Main Street, Perry Chamber of Commerce, and are members of First Baptist Church. Roy enjoys playing golf. Their two sons have been active in Main Street as well. Doug Morris was active for several years. He served on the Organization Committee and was the President of Main Street in 2005-2006. He played a very important part in creating the Perry Planner. Garrett was a part of Main Street beginning in 2011 and was the Vice President from July of 2012 until he moved in October, 2012.