The Pumpkin 5K

It was a cold morning but about 70 runners and walkers participated in the first Pumpkin 5K in Bright Indiana!  Winners stayed for the award ceremony.  Thanks to our sponsors and to all that...

July 2018 Meeting Minutes

Bright Area Business Association Bright Lions Club Building July 13, 2018 The meeting was opened by President Bebe Kinnett.  Wayne Leslie led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Joe Alig announced that there are some open positions on the Board for 2019 including Secretary, Festival Chair and Membership. If anyone is interested, please see Bebe or Joe for a nomination.  Election will be held in December. Introductions around the room before the guest speaker. Our guest speaker was Terri Randall from Dearborn County Economic Development.  Her department helps companies connect with needs and resources they need to be successful.  Interesting discussion pursued about why the majority of Dearborn County resident leave the county for work each day.  Why we are not getting new residents, etc.  Jim Kinnett also spoke about the workforce analysis group he is on.  July 30 will be a town meeting in Harrison to discuss why people are not employed in the same area where they live.  For more  info go to 1dearborn.org. Treasurer Wayne Leslie reported $3570 was added to the account which he noted is more than 2017.  The funds were proceeds from the Golf Outing.  YTD balance is $18,877.00. Festival Chair, Diane Bender reported that she needs volunteers to work the basket booth.  She also needs more basket raffle items. Beer, Bands & BABA-Q Chair, Debby Stutz presented the Hog Wild Sponsorship package for BABA members only.  5K Chair, Cindy Nixon announced the web site will be live soon and open for registrations.  Freddy’s Night is July 19.  Freddy’s will donate 20% of each food order back to BABA for the BABA-Q....

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...

Bright Area Business Association May Meeting

Bright Area Business Association May 12, 2017 Bright Lions Club Building   Meeting was called to order by President Bebe Kinnett.  Lori Enright led the Pledge to the American Flag.   A change in the Membership Chair position was discussed.  Kelly Will is now the Membership Chair and Alisha Seibert will take an administrative role by collecting dues and information.  A motion was made to add Kelly Will (Membership) and Dan Cross (Golf Co-Chair) as official Board Members.  Bebe made the motion, Dan Hawkins 2nd.  Motion passed.   Lori Enright asked members to send any social media information to her.  BABA wants to announce business specials, notices and any successes to the BABA Face Book and website.   Wayne Leslie gave a treasurer’s report stating a current balance of $17,049.15.  This includes dues sent since the previous meeting.   Alisha Siebert reported that currently there are 60 paid members for 2017.  This is compared to 78 paid members in 2016.   Jim Kinnett reports that as of this date, there are 75 paid golfers and 23 Hole Sponsors.  The committee is still hoping for more door prizes before the outing.  Diane Bender will organize and prepare the door prizes, so all incoming donations should be sent to Diane. The Platinum Sponsor of the golf outing is CalComm Indiana, Celeste’s new company.  Joni Helton and Joyce Cross will be asking for volunteers to help the day of the event. Diane Bender will be stuffing “goodie” bags for golfers.  Please have your “stuffers” to her as soon as possible.  Pat Sullivan gave kudos to Jim Kinnett and Dan Cross for organizing the...

BABA Conflict of Interest Policy

The Conflict of Interest Policy is a new policy recommended by the Bylaws Committee.  Membership will need to vote to approve the policy.  Board members will sign the Acknowledgement form each year.   Conflict of Interest Policy Bright Area Business Association, Inc.   Article I—Purpose   The purpose of the conflict of interest policy is to protect Bright Area Business Association’s (BABA’s) interest when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of an officer or director of the Association or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction. This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state and federal laws governing conflict of interest applicable to nonprofit and charitable organizations.   Article II—Definitions   1.0 Interested Person Any officer, director, or member of a committee with governing board delegated powers, who has a direct or indirect financial interest, as defined below, is an interested person.   2.0 Financial Interest A person has a financial interest if the person has, directly or indirectly, through business, investment, or family: An ownership or investment interest in any entity with which the Association has a transaction or arrangement, A compensation arrangement with BABA or with any entity or individual with which the BABA has a transaction or arrangement, or A potential ownership or investment interest in, or compensation arrangement with, any entity or individual with which BABA is negotiating a transaction or arrangement.   Compensation includes direct and indirect remuneration as well as gifts or favors that are not insubstantial.   A financial interest is not necessarily a conflict of interest. Under Article...