BABA Sept. 2017 Meeting Minutes

September 8, 2017 Bright Lions Club 8AM The meeting was opened by President Bebe Kinnett.  Introductions were heard in round -robin fashion.  Dan Hawkins made the motion to approve the August minutes, second by Chris Faller. Bebe spoke of marketing strategies for members businesses.  Bebe reminder everyone that Secure Socket Layer (SSL) /website security(HTTPS) has new regulations for 2018.  She is asking for ideas for speakers in 2018.  Nominations for officers begin in October.  Bebe recommended that everyone join an internet group “Nextdoor.com” which is specific to each neighborhood and is a great networking tool. Kirk Kuhn spoke about the New Directions Grant Overview from the Dearborn County Foundation for $10,000.  The grant is designed to assist Dearborn County Residents who are long-term unemployed or working poor who need transportation, uniforms, etc. If anyone know someone that can benefit from this grant, please call Kirk Kuhn. BABA membership drive began on September 1. Treasurer Wayne Leslie reported a balance of $12,138.56 Debby Stutz reported that the BABA-Q was coming along slowly.  The need for volunteers is urgent. Lisa Cox passed around a sign up sheet for volunteers the day of the event.  Brett Bischoff volunteered to have UCB sponsor the Pop and Water booth. To date only 3 vendors had committed and Sponsorships were sparse.  She asked that everyone share the Facebook page to help with social media. Those in attendance were: Brett Bischoff/UCB Joe Alig/UCB Kirk Kuhn/WorkOne Southeast Jim Kinnett/Kinnett Consulting Group Chris Faller/Lawn Doctor of NW Cincinnati Dan Cross/ Dan Cross CPA Jennifer Getzendanner/Mia Bella Candles Nick Bader/Mainsource Bank Lisa Cox/JDC Construction Diane Bender/Logan Supermart Cindy Nixon/Cindy...

Basket Raffle Booth at 2013 Bright Community Festival

2013 Bright Community Festival Commonly also known as the Bright Festival or Bright Firemen Festival Basket Raffle Booth Manned by the Bright Area Business Association for the Bright Fire & EMS.  All Proceeds go to the Department. This year, there are over 30 gift baskets at the BABA Raffle Booth, including: A 26” Mongoose Bike Romantic Weekend Package    Several Car Care Baskets with $25 Gift Cards A Kindle Sony Headphones and a $25 iTunes Gift Card Assortment of Wine with a Wine Rack Several Golf Baskets (some include FREE rounds of golf) Budweiser Golf Bag Mary Kay Products SwissJust Products and a Gift Certificate Mexican Fiesta Basket with a Gift Card School Supplies Cooler of Pool Toys and Beach Towels Collapsible Wagon of Picnic Supplies Boy and Girl Baskets with Toys, Games and a Pizza Gift Certificate Fun in the Kitchen Basket and $25 Kroger Gift Card Night on the Town with Dinner, a Movie and Dancing A Smoker/Grill Bar-B-Que Products and a $25 Gift Certificate July 26th & 27th Located at Bright Firehouse #1, Salt Fork Road, Bright Indiana Festival Hours of Operation:   Friday 6:00-11:00 PM and Saturday 4:00 – 11:00...

2012 Bright Community Festival -Winners& Pictures!

2012 Bright Community Festival Thank you to everyone who supported the BABA raffle at the 2012 Bright Community Festival.  The raffle would not have been a success without the support of the many businesses who donated prizes and the people who visited the booth and bought tickets.  All proceeds from the raffle were donated to the Bright Fire and EMS. Congratulations to the following winners of prizes from the BABA  raffle: Marilyn Weber Debbie Bush Roger Angelo Suzette Losekamp Cathy Rasmussen Jeff Mossburger Anthony Goteman Cliffie Ryan Tracy Tucker Linda Schmidt Jesse Angelo (2) Gretchen Ernst Kate McAlee Michael Guintini Kim Martino Angela Schneider Cindy Johnston Eric Gregory Marcia Rehage Judy Schneider Karin Page Joyce Frank Kevin Lynch Teresa Reinhard Kathy Johns Tera DiPuccio Phil Moreland January...

Golf Outing Results

Watch our video!  The Golf Fundraiser was a huge success and the Bright Area Business Association will donate $4000 to the Bright Fire and EMT, spend up to $200 to replace some of the US flags that line the parade route, and $500 for the North Dearborn Pantry. Formal presentation to the Firemen will be at the Bright Festival and the Pantry will receive a check at the July meeting. Last year the Fire Dept and EMT received $1600 so this is a huge increase! Thanks go out to all that worked so hard on this event, our Gold Sponsor, Comcast Business Class, Silver Sponsor, Mansfield Insurance Agency, and our numerous Hole Sponsors. Click on the video to view the pictures from the lunch, Golf Fundraiser, Dinner and Awards. Thanks Celeste for publishing this in the Becon: The 3rd Annual Bright Area Golf Fundraiser successfully raised thousands of dollars to benefit the Bright Area Fire & EMT and the Bright community. The total will be announced at the Bright Festival, but represents more than double the amount from last year’s fundraiser. Approximately 40 local businesses participated by volunteering, sponsoring or golfing in the outing. The event was fortunate to have Comcast Business Class as a Gold Sponsor this year. Mike Raftery, Comcast Business Account Executive, said, “It was inspiring to see local businesses participate in an enjoyable event that supports such a worthy cause.” Details and picture can be seen at the Bright Area Business Association website, https://brightareabusinesses.com/golf-outing-results  (Submitted by Bebe...

After Hours Social

Bebe and the BABA Team: Thank you so much for organizing and promoting tonight’s event. What a great time. Everybody enjoyed themselves and listening to the stories being told, you could not help but be laughing. Food was terrific—thank you Diane. Location was convenient and atmosphere perfect—thank you Susan. Let’s keep growing. Sincerely, Greg...