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.  ...

Revised Bylaws

Members of BABA had the opportunity to review the proposed Bylaws and make suggestions for revisions. The committee embraced the recommendations and revised the document as outlined in the December Bylaws Changes below.  The committee will continue to meet and make additional recommendations for Bylaws revisions and establishment of standard operating procedures.  Members are asked to review the proposed Bylaws and vote on the adoption of these Bylaws.  Click to download or scroll down to review the text below. Proposed-Bylaws-DRAFT-12-31-2016-corrected  Typo corrected 1-11-2017 Proposed-Bylaws-DRAFT-12-31-2016   DecemberBylawChanges Unformated version of the Bylaws DRAFT 12-31-2016 Proposed-Bylaws-DRAFT-12-31-2016.docx page 1 of 6 Bylaws Bright Area Business Association, Inc. To further the purposes set forth herein, the members agree to be, and hereby are, organized under the provisions of the Indiana Nonprofit Corporation Act of 1991. ARTICLE I – THE ORGANIZATION 1.0 Name of Association The name of this Association shall be: Bight Area Business Association, Inc., hereafter referred to as the Association 2.0 Purposes The purposes for which the Association is formed are: To promote the commerce, welfare, and development of Bright, Indiana and the surrounding community. To carry on such other business as may be necessary or convenient or desirable to accomplish the above purposes and to do all things and for all purposes for which a nonprofit corporation may be organized in the state of Indiana and not repugnant to the laws thereof. The activities of the Association shall be held and maintained in the spirit of these purposes. 3.0 Powers The Association shall have all the powers necessary to provide activities to conduct its purposes including, but not limited to, the...

Bylaws Draft Presented by the Bylaws Commitee

The Bylaws Committee consisted of the Treasurer, Past President (Leadership Team/Board Members) and 4 Voting Members of BABA.  Individuals on the Committee held various viewpoints which resulted in Bylaws that more accurately represents the Bright Area Business Association.  The Committee is currently seeking feedback and suggestions from BABA Members until Jan. 1, 2016. Download PDF version of the BABA Bylaws Bylaws DRAFT (PDF download version includes full formatting) Bright Area Business Association, Inc. To further the purposes set forth herein, the members agree to be, and hereby are, organized under the provisions of the Indiana Nonprofit Corporation Act of 1991. ARTICLE I – THE ORGANIZATION 1.0 Name of Association The name of this Association shall be: Bight Area Business Association, Inc., hereafter referred to as the Association 2.0 Purposes The purposes for which the Association is formed are: To promote the commerce, welfare, and development of Bright, Indiana and the surrounding community. To carry on such other business as may be necessary or convenient or desirable to accomplish the above purposes and to do all things and for all purposes for which a nonprofit corporation may be organized in the state of Indiana and not repugnant to the laws thereof. The activities of the Association shall be held and maintained in the spirit of these purposes. 3.0 Powers The Association shall have all the powers necessary to provide activities to conduct its purposes including, but not limited to, the power to collect, hold, and disseminate information consistent with its purpose; to conduct seminars and workshops; and the power to collect dues and disperse funds for the membership. ARTICLE II –...

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...

BABA Wins Dearborn Chamber’s Lauren Hill Award

The Bright Area Business Association was the recipient of the Lauren Hill Award presented at the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Nov. 10, 2016.   The Chambers description of the award states, “…the Board of Directors created an award to honor Lauren Hill’s legacy of inspiration, collaboration and community spirit. The award will be given out each year to an individual or entity whose work over the past year has resulted in broad collaboration throughout the community to accomplish some beneficial goal.  By creating the award, the Chamber’s goal was to remember Lauren’s impact on this community and coninue that legacy to hopefully inspire others to continue working together towards common goals that benefit us all.” BABA was nominated for this award because of the commitment to improving our community and programs for networking, business education, community service, socializing and a charitable giving component.  We thank the Dearborn Chamber for presenting BABA with this prestigious award.  Read more at Eagle Radio’s web site; eaglecountryonline.com Dearborn Co Chamber Awards...

By Laws Draft

Updated Dec. 12, 2016: The Bylaws draft below was not approved by the membership.  A Bylaws committe was formed and presented a new version of the Bylaws. Published Nov. 8, 2016: Click here to Download the By-Laws Draft: By-Laws Download At the October BABA meeting it was announced that we, as an organization, need to complete the progress we have made with regards to being incorporated.  What that means, is that we have final documentation that needs to be voted upon my the membership of  BABA.  The documentation is the By-Laws, the guiding principles by which we operate. We will still need to meet with an attorney to get help in regards to which direction we decide on the non-profit side. We will be voting for passage of these By-Laws at this Friday’s monthly BABA meeting. Attached to this email is a set of the By-Laws. It is critical that we adopt these By-Laws so that we can move forward with our election process which starts this month of November with the nomination of officers—President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.  The election of officers for 2017 is scheduled to take place during the December 9th BABA monthly meeting. Please take the time to read them and be prepared to vote on these By-Laws at the upcoming meeting on Friday, November 11th.   Reminder:  Meeting start time is 8:00 AM at the Bright Lion’s Club located at 2160 Lamplight Drive, Bright, IN 47025. Looking forward to seeing all of you at our meeting.   Sincerely, Greg Gronwall...