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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{7b8c989abf756bf7ce1f89de0a7bd15766f0afcab20f44905b10f83f92dee193} of each food order back to BABA for the BABA-Q.

Motion was made to adjourn the meeting by Jim Kinnett, 2nd Wayne Leslie.  Motion passed.


Claudia Richardt/Sapphire Consulting

Terri Randall/One Dearborn

Whitney Kisner/Casey’s Outdoor Solutions

Lisa Cox/JDC Construction

Nicole Wuestefeld/Anders-Wuestefeld Funeral Home

Doris Gibbons/Gibbons Insurance Agency

Carol Kalwa/Freddy’s

Jim Kinnett/ Kinnett Consulting Group

Melissa Leurck/Hoeting Realtors

Diane Bender/ Logan Supermart

Chris Faller/ Lawn Doctor

Cindy Nixon/Health Coach

Brett Bischoff/ UCB

Jennifer Getzendanner/ Mia Bella Candles

Lydia Maurtis/Wesbanco

Les Finn/Quest Capital

Joe Alig/UCB

Bebe Kinnett/Absolute Web Designs

Wayne Leslie/High Noon Guns & Archery

Debby Stutz/At The Barn Winery