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The Bright Area Business Association provides networking for businesses in or near the Southeastern Indiana communities of Bright, Hidden Valley and Logan, and Harrison, Ohio. There are numerous small businesses in the Bright, Indiana area and the organization provides a method for sharing resources and information. Guests are always welcome to attend the meetings.

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BABA Minutes Nov. 11, 2016

Minutes from Bright Area Business Association November 11, 2016 8AM Bright Lions building   The meeting was called to order by Greg Gronwall, President.  Aaron Negangard, Prosecuting Attorney for the counties of Dearborn and White was introduced as our guest speaker. Negangard presented us with a model for drug prevention in Dearborn county.  His initiative involves not only to stop drug traffic but recovery and more affirmative support for addicts.  The presentation briefly explained how we came to have the (mainly) heroin problem and his statistics on drug use and recovery were very sobering.   Those in attendance introduced themselves and the business they represent in turn.  We had two first time attendees Jay Knowles of Bischoff Realty and Doris Gibbons owner of Gibbons Insurance Agency.  Both were warmly welcomed. Those in attendance: Celeste Calvitto, Mark Lutz, Debby Stutz, Doris Gibbons, Jim Kinnett, Bebe Kinnett, Les Finn, Art Little, Diane Bender, Chris Faller, Greg Gronwall, Dan Hawkins, Wayne Leslie, Jamie Osborne, Lisa Cox, Lori Enright, Linda Mitchell, Teri Waltz, Joni Helton, Jason Eckhoff, Casey Knigga, Dan Cross, Jay Knowles.   Dan Cross gave a short treasurer’s report.  BABA has had some paid membership resulting in a change in net cash of $8160.   A recap of the previous evening’s Dearborn County Annual Auction was given by Bebe Kinnett. BABA was honored with the Lauren Hill award for Community Service. Those in attendance were Greg Gronwall, Doris Gibbons, Dale and Rachel Lutz, Jim, and Bebe Kinnett, Cari Vuko, Mark Lutz, Diane Bender, Celeste Calvitto, Don and Debby Stutz, Lori Enright, and Casey Knigga.  Doris Gibbons won the BABA gift basket... read more