Bright Area Business Association Minutes
February 8, 2013

Meeting was called to order at The Beacon office. There 21 in attendance.

Dan Cross reported $1036 in treasury which is no change from last month. We welcomed a new member Christy Evers from Ed Jones. Several members extended BABA invitations to George’s Pharmacy and Prime Time Pizza.

We have 93 emails on our mailing list. Greg Gromwell and Pat Sullivan updated everyone on the Golf Outing on May 20 at Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course. It was decided that the event would benefit local charities. The biggest key to a successful outing is talking about it in the community and signing up golfers. Dale Lutz from Cornerstone Realty will sponsor a foursome for the event. The golf committee will continue to meet and plan the event. Greg and Pat distributed golf flyers that will be distributed to the community.

Diane Bender from Logan Supermart will head up the Festival committee this year. BABA will sponsor a basket booth that will be located closer to the beer garden in an effort to attract more participants. BABA will also have koosies available for people going in and out of the beer garden.

Molly Reynolds from Dearborn County Recycling Center offered a very informative presentation on recycling and the many ways we can utilize the recycling center in Aurora.

Those in attendance gave a very brief introduction and spot on specials they are offering this month.

Laura Rolf- Big Brothers Big Sisters. 2013 Bowl for Kids Sake will be March 10 at Durbin Bowl.

Joni Helton-Mary Kay. Please call anytime for products or to schedule and consultation

Dan Cross-Dan Cross CPA. Reminder that it is tax time, He offers many services including payroll

Dale Lutz-Cornerstone Realty and Lutz Auction Center. They are very busy with estate auctions and home sales.

Wayne Leslie-High Noon Guns and Archery. They repair guns and bows and are very excited about Hydro-Dip which will be available in the next month.

Brad Putnam-BPS INC. Technology consultants and computer IT services

Peggy Waltz-The Beacon. Very excited about the new health inset in the Beacon.

Tricia Moore-Merchants Bank-Business loans and now pre-approval for cars loans special 2.99%

Martha Kersey-Juice Plus. Call anytime for consultation and products

Christy Evers-Edward Jones. Many types of investment products.

Ken Fey-Ken Fey Services. Offers home remodels and repairs. No job too small.

Pat Sullivan- Hidden Valley Golf Club. Reminder that membership is open to the public and now is the time to join. Special rate for BABA members.

Mike Raferty-Comcast. Specialize in small business needs. Call anytime for consultation.

Molly Reynolds-Dearborn County Recycling. Very informational presentation about the recycling center in Aurora

Bebe Kinnett- Absolute Web Designs. Just launched the Cornerstone Realty website among others.

Diane Bender-Logan Super Mart. Fudge is the new specialty at Logan Super Mart. A variety of usual and unusual flavors.

Debby Stutz-Merchants Bank. Business checking accounts, Merchants Services and remote capture. Technology to make life easier for small business.

Jody Blasdel- Tri Township Water. They are selling water cheap. Get your while it lasts.

Kate Karaus-T Systems Electric LLC. Family-owned full service electrical company serving the entire tri state area.

Greg Gromwell-ACN. Call Greg for cell phones, home security, etc. 20 years in business.

Celeste Calvitto- Healthy time Magazine will be a regular quarterly feature in The Beacon. Feedback from the community has been very encouraging.

Submitted by: Debby Stutz