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Bright Area Business Association

May 12, 2017

Bright Lions Club Building


Meeting was called to order by President Bebe Kinnett.  Lori Enright led the Pledge to the American Flag.


A change in the Membership Chair position was discussed.  Kelly Will is now the Membership Chair and Alisha Seibert will take an administrative role by collecting dues and information.  A motion was made to add Kelly Will (Membership) and Dan Cross (Golf Co-Chair) as official Board Members.  Bebe made the motion, Dan Hawkins 2nd.  Motion passed.


Lori Enright asked members to send any social media information to her.  BABA wants to announce business specials, notices and any successes to the BABA Face Book and website.


Wayne Leslie gave a treasurer’s report stating a current balance of $17,049.15.  This includes dues sent since the previous meeting.


Alisha Siebert reported that currently there are 60 paid members for 2017.  This is compared to 78 paid members in 2016.


Jim Kinnett reports that as of this date, there are 75 paid golfers and 23 Hole Sponsors.  The committee is still hoping for more door prizes before the outing.  Diane Bender will organize and prepare the door prizes, so all incoming donations should be sent to Diane. The Platinum Sponsor of the golf outing is CalComm Indiana, Celeste’s new company.  Joni Helton and Joyce Cross will be asking for volunteers to help the day of the event. Diane Bender will be stuffing “goodie” bags for golfers.  Please have your “stuffers” to her as soon as possible.  Pat Sullivan gave kudos to Jim Kinnett and Dan Cross for organizing the golf outing, especially being their first event as coordinators.


Diane Bender announced that BABA will be giving magnetic koozies away at the BABA booth.  We need baskets for the booth.  Please take the opportunity to show case your business by donating a basket.  Ask Diane for ideas.  Diane proposed to purchase pens to giveaway, the cost being $200.  Jim Kinnett 2nd. Motion passed.


Debby Stutz announced that plans are being firmed up for the BABA-Q on October 14.  At the next BABA meeting, sponsorship packages and vendor packages will be available for distribution.  Many volunteers will be needed to make this a success.  Opportunities to volunteer will be later.  Please have in mind any non-profit organizations you would like to see participate.


Dan Hawkins reported that the attorney’s approval is still needed before changes/additions to the bylaws can be voted on.  No questions were asked.


Old Business:

Please let Bebe know if you would like to display the Lauren Hill Award at your place of business, trade show or event.

A reminder that Bright Lions Golf Outing is June 17 at the Links in Milan, Indiana.


New Business:

The next meeting on June 15 will be an evening event at the Bright Firehouse at 6pm.  Fire Chief Jason Eckhoff gave a synopsis of the aerial ladder truck that is new to the FD.  It came from Texas, is a 2001 model and will allow the FD to use less people and basically does the work of 3 current vehicles.  They will share with West Harrison, Greendale, and Whitewater Township.  There will be a short business meeting on the 15th.


Les Finn made the motion to adjourn, Diane Bender 2nd.  Motion passed.




Joe Alig, United Community Bank

Celeste Calvitto, Calcomm Indiana

Dan Hawkins/ Hawkins Editing

Carol Pickron/ Freddies Burgers & Frozen Custard

Cari Vuko/ Work One

Terri Waltz/Waltz Woodworking

Kelly Will/Union Savings Bank

Jason Echoff/Bright Fire & EMS

Alisha Siebert/Work One

Diane Bender/ Logan Supermart

Pat Sullivan/Hidden Valley Golf Club

Dan Cross/Dan Cross CPA

Nick Bader/Mainsource Bank

Les Finn/Quest Capital

Jim Kinnett/Kinnett Consulting

Wayne Leslie/ High Noon Guns & Archery

Lori Enright/ Eagle Country Radio 99.3

Debby Stutz/ At The Barn Winery

Bebe Kinnett/Absolute Web Solutions


Submitted by Debby Stutz, Secretary