Friday January 8, 2021 BABA Virtual ZOOM

Meeting Kickoff: Debby

Minutes of last month’s meeting: minutes for last month’s meeting were posted but a Website conflict has disrupted the site and information still needs to be recovered

Treasurer’s Report – Total Bank Balance for December is $13,751.34

Membership – Early Bird Drawing:

Absolute Web Marketing – Casey’s

Kinnett Consulting Group – Logan’s SuperMart

At the Barn Winery – Stout’s Brickhouse Bar-B-Que

Bright Veterinary Clinic – At the Barn Winery

18 Confirmed paid members to date not including honorary members

Golf Outing:         

May 17th is the date

Jim and Lonny will meet to get things kicked off

Jim is meeting with major sponsors

Next month’s Guest Speaker:

Feb – St Elizabeth/Highpoint Health

Mar – ?

Apr – ?

May – ?

June – Randy Lyness?

Introductions:

Nick Bader – First Financial Bank – the next wave of PPP is coming

Jim Kinnett – Kinnett Consulting – business is slow and businesses are still holding back on new projects

Lonny Barnett – Edward Jones Investments

Mark Munchel – Optimum Chiropractic – new staff online

Rick Hughes – Millennium Business Solutions – physical document conversion to digital is a focus this year

Doris Gibbons – Gibbons Insurance Agency – Small Business Focus – Nail Salons, Hair Salons, Bars and restaurants

Bebe Kinnett – Absolute Web Design – Cyclical Business but the new year is starting to get busy

Tamara Taylor – The Beacon – readership is growing and there is new content from the State House

Lisa Cox – JDC Construction – Full-service remodeling and custom home service provider, lumber prices are continuing to rise, building permit requests are up

Jill Ruther – United Way of Greater Cincinnati – Looking for volunteers (makeworkpay.com)

Terry Hahn – Friendship Insurance – Small Business focus this year

Nicole Wuestefeld – Andres-Wuestefeld – transitioning the business after the passing of her Father

Joni Helton – Mary Kay Cosmetics – virtual consultations, in-person if needed, virtual communications have increased the global cosmetic businesses

Debby Stutz – winery is closed now, looking for fun ways to keep people interested in wine, working on their music lineup currently

Guest Speaker:    Bebe Kinnett – Absolute Web Marketing

                                                2021 Online Technology

                                                Trends – eCommerce has skyrocketed during the pandemic – Amazon

                                                “support local businesses” search in Google increased by 20,000%

                                                Google supports small business

                                                People are shopping differently

                                                62% of shoppers started shopping earlier due to concerns of items being out of stock

                                                89% of shoppers searched online before making a purchase

                                                “Cheapest” has been replaced by “Best Affordable”

                                                Everyone needs a Google My Business page

                                                Free LinkedIn training available next week (www.darlingpartners.com/events)

Announcements:

We need to work on our 990F filing to maintain our 501c classification

We need to work on updating our W9 as well

Next month’s meeting: Friday February 12, 2021 will be Virtual as well

Thank You,

Lonny D. Barnett