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...

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. ...

Oct. 2017 Meeting Minutes

October 13, 2017 President Bebe Kinnett opened the meeting held at the Bright Lions Club, 8AM.  Wayne Leslie led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Round Robin introductions were conducted.  Rocky Schroeder from Dearborn County Hospital Auxiliary spoke to the group about the need for volunteers, or Pink Ladies as they are called.  The need is great in the winter as most of the volunteers are “Snow Birds” and can’t volunteer during that time.  The Auxiliary requested to be a vendor at the next BABA-Q. November’s program will be about Disaster Recovery: tornado, etc. December will be the Annual Christmas Breakfast. Catered by Logan Supermart. BABA has a new address with a mailbox.  This way all correspondence will go to this address rather than whoever is President, Committee Chair etc.  The new address is 23995 Stateline Rd. Suite E.  Thank you to Wayne Leslie for making the arrangements with Dave Phillips of D&G Gun Shop.  Dave will receive a complimentary membership for his generosity. BABA-Q, Debby said several last-minute changes for parking.  Due to the weather, we cannot park cars in the field behind the firehouse.  Debby has arranged for All Saints Parish to lend their 14 passenger bus for the festival.  We will bus people from St Teresa’s to the Festival Grounds.  Debby will also be the bus driver, for lack of a better option.  Volunteers are needed to direct people to the parking lot at St. Teresa’s.  A team is needed to sell pop and water at the Festival. Brett Bischoff volunteered to take care of that need. Several more people stepped up to the plate. Treasurer, Wayne Leslie...

BABA Aug. Meeting Minutes

BABA Meeting Minutes August 11, 2017 Bright Lions Building   President Bebe Kinnett called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance, led by Lori Enright was recited by the membership.  Our guest speaker was Lynn Deddens, Dearborn County Prosecuting Attorney.  Lynn spoke about the different aspects of what her office does on a day to day basis.  The diverse functions performed by the Prosecutors Office includes everything from DNA tasting and Child support to all types of criminal activity and elder abuse.  She shared several situations she has been involved with which was very interesting to hear.   President’s Report-Bebe noted that September is when we begin to look for the new Leadership Team for 2018.  Interested members should let her know how they would like to serve the organization, and current team members let her know if they want to serve another year.  It was decided that BABA would give Bright Fire & EMS donation for 2017 in two parts, reserving some funds for the BABA-Q in October.  Total to the Fire & EMS would be (estimate) $8700 depending on the success of the BABA-Q.  Earmarked for the N Dearborn Pantry was $1000.   Festival Report-  It was reported that the Basket Booth profited $3700.  A bit less than 2016, but still a success for this year.  Thanks to everyone who supported and participated.   Treasurer’s Report- Wayne Leslie reported a balance of $18,000 which includes $960 in sponsorships for the BABA-Q   BABA-Q Report- Debby Stutz reported that volunteers are needed to help the day of the event.  We also need more vendors and sponsors.  If...