The meeting was called to order on July 12, 02013 at The Beacon office.  There were 18 in attendance.  Treasurer Dan Cross reported $7438.00 on balance in the BABA account.  Most of the money will be dispersed quickly as donations to our charities.  Kate Karaus reported that membership renewals were slow coming in.  Suggestions were to send a bill each year, email reminders or personally contact those businesses that forgot to pay dues.  Diane Bender followed up with details about the basket booth for the Bright Festival.  She still had some open spaces on the schedule and BABA shirts were handed out for the workers to wear at the Festival.  The basket booth will be set up at the entrance to the beer garden.  Those in attendance gave a brief introduction of themselves and their business. Guests in attendance were John and Becky Phillips from B&J’s Bar and Grill, and Chip Munich from The Register.

Members In attendance were:

Greg Gronwell-CAN Communication

Martin Raferty- crossroads Cleaning

Dan Cross- Dan Cross CPA

Wayne Leslie- High Noon Guns & Archery

Diane Bender- Logan Super Mart

Dale- Lutz-Cornerstone Realty

Jim Mansfield-Mansfield Insurance Agency

Debby Stutz- Merchants Bank & Trust

Marilynn Fischer- Swissjust

Celeste Calvitto- The Beacon

Peggy Waltz- The Beacon

Larry Shidler- The Business Network (TBN)

Kate Karaus- T-Systems Electric

Chuck Karaus- T-Systems Electric

Les Finn-Waddell & Reed, INC

Bebe Kinnett-Absolute Web Designs

Submitted by Debby Stutz