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Friday, February 9, 2024
ARS Café & Meeting House  9:00 AM
*Member Spotlight Uhlsee Branding & Design

March Lunch Meeting
Date/Time:  March 8, 2024 at 12 PM
Location: Eight Top Grill, 7211 Hyland Rd, Guilford IN

Nicole Wuestefeld called the meeting to order.

Sign in sheet was circulated. Members present:

Bebe Kinnett-Absolute Web Marketing
Nicole Wuestefeld-Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home
Jody Blasdel-Blasdel, Inc.
Deb Posey-Casey’s Outdoor Solutions & Florist
Lonny Barnett/Tim Braun-Edward Jones
Nick Bader-First Financial Bank
Deb Posey-Casey’s Outdoor Solutions & Florist
Amy Fryman/Katie Sparks-Friendship State Bank
Rachel Lutz-Lutz Auction Services
Mark Munchel-Optimum Chiropractic LLC
Chad Barrett-Quad Que BBQ / C-Cubed Catering and Events
Sara Uhlenbrock-Heath-Uhlsee Branding & Design
Larry Shideler-Union Center Blvd Merchant Association (UCBMA)
Jeannette Huelseman-WorkOne Southeast
Guests: Joni Helton-MaryKay Cosmetics & Carlena Lockhart-Mingles Soft Serve

Old Business

2024 Board of Trustees

President             Nicole Wuestefeld
Vice President     Nick Bader
Secretary             Jeannette Huelseman
Treasurer             Kim Joerger
Membership         Mark Munchel
Golf Chair             Lonny Barnett
Member at Large  Bebe Kinnett
Member at Large  Sara Uhlenbrock-Heath

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors

  • Friendship State Bank – Gold Sponsorship
  • First Financial Bank – Silver Sponsorship
  • Cincinnatus – Bronze Sponsorship

Nicole: Thank you to Friendship State Bank and Friendship Insurance for being our 2024 Gold Sponsor

Membership Report – Dr. Mark Munchel

BABA website is being updated and all paid membership listings should be posted by Sunday, 2/11/2024.

Recently Joined

Treasurer’s Report

Nick Bader, Vice President/Treasurer:
Beginning Balance:    $ 11,309.59
Monthly Revenues:    $   4,226.50
Operating Expenses: $      235.00
Ending Balance:         $ 15,301.09

Golf Outing – Lonny Barnett

  • Monday, May 20th is the date scheduled for the golf outing.
  • Email blitz for the outing and sponsorships will go out at the end of February or early March.
  • The contract with Hidden Valley Golf Club is in revision.
  • Decision needs to be made as to whether to provide breakfast or lunch. 2023 lunch was provided with donuts and coffee in the morning. This decision may be made one week prior to the event.

Member info sharing 

Chad Barrett of Quad Que BBQ wants to coordinate with the community for an outdoor event such as Party-in-the-Park with live music and food trucks to set up in their lot.
Things to consider:

  • Contributing percent of proceeds as fund raiser for BABA
  • Hold 2nd Friday each month
  • Run through October
  • Perhaps coordinate a Bright October Fest as a finale
  • They have tables, lighting, caterers license and liquor license–full bar
  • Their insurance covers the events

Needs help with:

  • Sponsorship for music-$150-$350
  • Recommendations for small bands
    • Battle of the bands was mentioned to eliminate or reduce cost of band
      –Bebe asked:

      • Price range for bands: $150-350 looking for small bands
    • Covered: Tables, lighting, caterers license, liquor license and insurance covers events, and parking is good
      –discussion ensued on viability of parking; using parking of closed businesses etc.
    • Full bar
  • Bebe Kinnett proposed ear marking $500 to assist with the Board’s oversite on the spending; Mark Munchell seconded with the Board voting unanimously to approve the proposal.

Other ideas

  • Chad is trying to get the Farmer’s Market to set up at their location
  • Nicole suggested coordinating community efforts with North Dearborn Community Park-Brenda Wheat, President
  • Coordinate Taste of Bright with food trucks, ask restaurants to offer a special or special appetizer that day
  • Can include bounce house for family friendly events
  • Dog parade
  • Casey’s–considering hosting Touch A Truck Day; Nicole mentioned that the Middle School is planning a Touch A Truck Day

Harrison Chamber – don’t forget to sign up!
Bebe was talking to the Harrison Chamber staff because she does their web site.  They have invited BABA members to their After Hours in Feb.
Harrison After Hours at Sweet Escape Room & Sweet Axe Throwing (greaterharrisoncc.com)https://www.greaterharrisoncc.com/calendar/#!event/2024/2/22/harrison-after-hours-at-sweet-escape-room-sweet-axe-throwing

Member Spotlight: Uhlsee Branding and Design

With over 12 years experience, Sara Uhlenbrock-Heath started working with small business and individuals to help them with branding and consistency across venues with their branding and presentational needs.

  • Sara asks deep and surface questions to help give your brand a personal touch;
  • Working side-by-side to draft the perfect Mission and Vision statements  or help to hone your Mission and Vision statements to reflect who you are;
  • Offers development of Website and marketing materials;
  • Helps you to build a cohesiveness with all materials from business card to event materials to onboarding employees and/or customers;
  • Professional Spotlight
    One page visual presentation on who your are–Job-seekers, consultants, business owners, speakers, coaches, trainers – grab your audience’s attention with a customized page showcasing you and the talent you bring to the table.
  • Brand Audit
    Combs through all the elements of your brand to uncover what’s working for and/or against you – and how to fix it.

A testament to Sara’s heart for her work: “If I could do this for free I would.” Sara pays it forward by volunteering her services to the Pregnancy Care Center.

Kudos for your service!

2024 Meeting Reminders

March 8 12 PM Lunch at Eight Top Grill
April 12  –  Time TBD Member Spotlight ?Lonny talking to KC Meats?
May 10  –  9 AM BLC – Final meeting before golf outing
May 20 Golf Outing Hidden Valley Golf Club
June 14  –  12 PM Lunch Location TBD
July 12  –  9 AM BLC – Final meeting before parade
July 27 Bright Parade
August 9
  –  12 PM Lunch Location TBD
Sept 13  –  Evening event Time TBD Member Spotlight/At The Barn Winery
Oct. 11  –  12 PM Lunch TBD
Nov. 8  –  Time/Location TBD Member Spotlight/Friendship State Bank & Ins
Dec. 13  –  9 AM Christmas breakfast