July 2018 Meeting Minutes

Bright Area Business Association Bright Lions Club Building July 13, 2018 The meeting was opened by President Bebe Kinnett.  Wayne Leslie led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Joe Alig announced that there are some open positions on the Board for 2019 including Secretary, Festival Chair and Membership. If anyone is interested, please see Bebe or Joe for a nomination.  Election will be held in December. Introductions around the room before the guest speaker. Our guest speaker was Terri Randall from Dearborn County Economic Development.  Her department helps companies connect with needs and resources they need to be successful.  Interesting discussion pursued about why the majority of Dearborn County resident leave the county for work each day.  Why we are not getting new residents, etc.  Jim Kinnett also spoke about the workforce analysis group he is on.  July 30 will be a town meeting in Harrison to discuss why people are not employed in the same area where they live.  For more  info go to 1dearborn.org. Treasurer Wayne Leslie reported $3570 was added to the account which he noted is more than 2017.  The funds were proceeds from the Golf Outing.  YTD balance is $18,877.00. Festival Chair, Diane Bender reported that she needs volunteers to work the basket booth.  She also needs more basket raffle items. Beer, Bands & BABA-Q Chair, Debby Stutz presented the Hog Wild Sponsorship package for BABA members only.  5K Chair, Cindy Nixon announced the web site will be live soon and open for registrations.  Freddy’s Night is July 19.  Freddy’s will donate 20% of each food order back to BABA for the BABA-Q....

May 11th Meeting Minutes

BABA Meeting Minutes May 11th 2018 The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Attendance taken. Introduction of those present. A Gary Angle and Jeff Stone of the Bright Christian Church’s new Sports Complex was the speaker. Their open house will be in July. Activities at the new center include sports camps, dodge ball, fitness classes, Zoomba, yoga, Pickle Ball, tennis and football.  The facility will have locker rooms, walking area and a  play area. Presiden’s report  – President Bebe Kinnett announced the nominamtion of Joe Alig as BABA VP.  Vote was unanimous. Golf Outing Report – Jim Kinnett announced that we need give-aways and door prizes for the Outing on May 21. Bright Festival – Diane Bender announced that we need baskets and volunteers. Setup is Thurs and shifts run from 3-11 on Friday and 1-11 on Sat. BABA-Q – Debby Stutz announced there will be a call night on May 24 to get members aware of the need for volunteers. 5K – Cindy Nixon announced that the name will be the 5K Pumpkin and she has several sponsors. Meeting adjourned at 9:10 Attendance: Jason Eckhoff, Diane Bender, Nicole Wuesterfeld, Jennifer Getzendanner, Les Fin, Jody Blasdel, Joe Alig, Gary Angel, Jeff Stone, Doris Gibbons, Cindy Nixon, Dan Hawkins, Jim Kinnett, Bebe Kinnett....

April 10th Meeting Minutes

Bright Area Business Association Bright Lions Club April 10, 2018/8AM   President Bebe Kinnett asked Wayne Leslie to lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Guest speaker, Michael ?? offered valuable information about succession planning and what steps to take for an easy exit strategy when a business owner retires.   No minutes from March to be approved.   BABA will host an ESBE Jewelry party on April 30 at 5:30.  Logan Supermart and At The Barn Winery co-hosted.  BABA gets the hostess perks and special deals.   Cindy Nixon explained about hiring a 5K professional to organize and execute the 5K.  The cost is $1200.  Jim Kinnett made a motion to approve the $1200, 2nd by Dan Hawkins.  Motion passed.   Cindy Nixon set up a BABA display at UCB on Stateline Rd.  She personally created the display and it portrayed BABA very nicely.  The display will be up for a month. Future displays will be at Mainsource Bank and Cincinnatus.   Jim Kinnett reported the we still need golfers, hole sponsors and volunteers for the golf outing on May 21.  Our goal is 100 golfers.  Diane Bender will organize and stuff giveaway bags.  Everyone was encouraged to offer something to put in the bags.   Bebe Kinnett and Debby Stutz will meet with Melissa Murphy from Eagle Radio 99.3 about possible sponsorship of the BABA-Q and 5K.   Diane Bender requested $750 to $1000 for 1000 logo pens and 1000 logo coozies as giveaways at the golf outing, Bright festival and BABA-Q/5K.  Jim Kinnett made the motion to approve, 2nd by Cindy Nixon.  Motion passed.  ...

March 8 Evening Meeting

March 8 Lutz’s Auction Center Dale Lutz hosted a mock auction to educate everyone on the do’s and don’ts of auction bidding.  Everyone brought an item of value to be auctioned off.  $2300 in proceeds were donated to Safe Passage. Everyone enjoyed sandwiches from Logan Supermart and wine from At The Barn Winery.  Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce members were invited to attend....

Feb. 2018 Meeting Minutes

Bright Area Business Association February 9, 2018, 8am Bright Lions Club Building   The meeting was opened by President Bebe Kinnett.  Wayne Leslie led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Introductions went around the room.  Those in attendance are listed below.   Lori Enright introduced guest speaker Jane Yorn, the director of Safe Passage.  Jane spoke about how the organization began and how it’s grown into a service in six counties.  They serve about 1000 people annually, with Dearborn County accounting for one third. Jane spoke to business owners about how to recognize and deal with any person with a domestic violence problem in the workplace.  They offer free services and have bee around for 21 years.   Dale Lutz will host the next meeting on March 8 at the Auction Center at 6:30pm.  Dale with teach us how to register, bid and pay for items bought at the mini auction.  Everyone should bring something to be auctioned off and all proceeds will benefit Safe Passage.   Doris Gibbons approved the minutes.  2nd by Lori Enright.   Wayne Leslie reported the balance in BABA account to be $6451.61   Membership list is updated with 41 paid members.   Debby Stutz is posting weekly on the BABA Facebook page.  She passed around a signup sheet for those businesses who want to be featured on weekly posts.   Jim Kinnett reported that the levels of Sponsorship have been established for joint sponsorships for the golf outing and the BABAQ.  The golf outing is May 21 at Hidden Valley Golf Club.  More sponsors are needed as well as golfers.   An informational meeting for...

Jan 2018 Meeting Minutes

Bright Area Business Association January 12, 2018 President Bebe Kinnett opened the meeting by asking Wayne Leslie to lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Introductions of those in attendance were conducted round robin. Ginny Faller from ISBDC was one of the guest speakers.  Ginny assists and counsel’s business owners in 6 counties to have successful companies.  She talked specifically about the ISBDC Boot Camp for small startup businesses.  The Boot Camp begins in March and scholarships are available. Dan Cross spoke about the recently passed tax reform and how it will impact us as small business owners.  Who’s afraid of the IRS?  Dan spoke about why most people are afraid and why they should not be afraid.  He highlighted points of the tax reform beginning in February 2018. Wayne Leslie reported the BABA balance is $5055.78.  Bebe reminded those in attendance to pay 2018 dues if they have not done so.  Wayne read a thank you note from The North Dearborn Pantry, signed by Bill Ward regarding the BABA recent donation. Bebe announced that the Dearborn County Chamber has offered BABA members a reciprocal membership.  So, BABA members can participate in meetings and events offered by the chamber. Jim Kinnett reported on the levels of sponsorship for the Golf Outing and the BABA-Q. Safe Passage is to be guest speaker at the February meeting. Cindy Nixon approached the group about organizing a 5K Run/Walk.  This event may possibly precede the BABA-Q and the finish line would be at the Festival grounds. Diane Bender is looking for suggestions for a different way to raise money at the Bright...

Dec. 2017 Annual Christmas Breakfast Minutes

Bright Area Business Association December 8, 2017 President Bebe Kinnett opened the meeting at the Bright Lions Club, 8AM.  Wayne Leslie led the group with the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Slate of Officers for 2018 was reviewed.  Bebe Kinnett-President, Vice President-No nominee, Wayne Leslie-Treasurer, Debby Stutz-Secretary, Kelly Will-Co Chair Membership, Cindy Nixon-Marketing, Social Media-No Nominee, Programs-No Nominee, Jim Kinnett-Golf Chair, Diane Bender-Festival Chair, Debby Stutz-BABA-Q, Motion to accept the entire slate by Diane Bender, 2nd by Doris Gibbons. Motion carried. Treasurer report: Wayne Leslie reported a balance of $10,400.95.  Wayne also presented the Budget for 2018.  A copy will be given to Debby Stutz for the minutes after it is approved. Awards presented: Diane Bender, Business Member of the Year and Celeste Calvitto, Community Service Award (Accepted by Fire Chief Jason Eckhoff).  BABA presented donations to the Bright Lions Club for $500, the North Dearborn Pantry for $1500 and Bright Fire & EMS for $9005. There was discussion to have a BABA presence at the Mardi Gras benefit event in February.  The event is well attended and is a great networking event. Marketing-Jim Kinnett reported that the advertising insert in The Beacon would be quarterly and full color.  Ads can be front and back.  Prices are still being discussed to make the insert profitable as well as affordable for members.  Jim also reported that his goal for the non-profit status of 501C6 is to be complete before end of year. Bylaws-Dan Hawkins reported that the Bylaws will have a Conflict of Interest included.  Bebe Thanks Dan for his diligence in creating and keeping the Bylaws current. Membership-Kelly Will is...

Dec. 2017 Christmas Breakfast

The Bright Area Business Association hosted the Annual Christmas Breakfast.  Awards presented: Diane Bender, Business Member of the Year and Celeste CalVitto, Community Service Award (Accepted by Fire Chief Jason Eckhoff).  BABA presented donations to the Bright Lions Club for $500, the North Dearborn Pantry for $1500 and Bright Fire & EMS for $9005.  ...

Nov. 2017 BABA Meeting Minutes

Bright Area Business Association Meeting Minutes November 2, 2017 Bebe Kinnett called the regular meeting of the Bright Area Business Association to order at 8 AM on November 2, 2017 at the Bright Lions Club in Bright, Indiana. Jim Kinnett led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance Guest were: Dan Johnson, Bright Providence Presbyterian Church and Jane Crady, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Approval of Minutes from Last Meeting – there was not a quorum present, so the minutes from the October meeting were not reviewed or approved. Guest speaker, Jane Crady, spoke about disasters and being prepared for emergencies.  She noted that November is the second highest month for tornadoes in Indiana and encouraged everyone to be prepared.  Do you have a disaster plan in place at your business and at home? Does your business have a continuity plan in place? Where will you operate? What about your employees?  Does your family have a disaster plan? At home and work, do you have “sewer back-up” coverage? Does Dearborn County have a Civil Emergency Response Team (CERT)? to go through emergency Preparedness – Response – Recovery and Management?  Jason Sullivan is the Director of Emergency Management for Dearborn County. Jane stated that Dearborn County does NOT have an established COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster).  Jane is available to come to Dearborn County to conduct COAD training if there is interest in creating a group. Jane provided very good information and Bebe thanked her for speaking to the group. The Beer Bands and BABA-Q event held in October was a big success. ...