Bright Area Business Association
Meeting Minutes
July 13,  2012

I. Call to Order
Jim Kinnett called to order the regular meeting of the Bright Area Business Association at 8 AM on July 13, 2012 at The Beacon in Bright, Indiana.

II. Roll Call

The following people were in attendance: Greg Gronwall, ACN; Celeste Calvitto, The Beacon; Peggy Waltz, The Beacon;  Mike Raftery, Comcast Business Class; Ken Fey, Fey’s Services; Jim Kinnett, The Kinnett Consulting Group; Dan Cross, Dan Cross CPA; Jim Mansfield, Mansfield Insurance; Dale Lutz, Lutz Auction Service & Cornerstone Realty; Pat Sullivan, Hidden Valley Golf Club; Diane Bender, Logan Supermart;  and Mike Armbruster, Bright Four Seasons Landscaping.

Guest were: Bill Ward, North Dearborn Pantry; Joni Hetton, Mary Kay Consultant; and Chris Irwin, South Pointe Condominiums.

III. Approval of Minutes from Last Meeting
None (In error, minutes from the previous meeting were not reviewed or approved.
IV. Leadership Team Reports
a.) President –None

b.) Vice-President – None

c.) Membership –Diane Bender reported two new members joined BABA this month: Paul Sillis Construction, LLC and River City Door.

d.) Treasurer’s Report – None

e.) Open issues–The Bright Community Festival.  Diane Bender reported festival would be serving can beer this year instead of draft.  Instead of stadium cups as previously  discussed, Diane ordered 1,000 can huggies to distribute at the festival.  Diane also ordered BABA logoed pens to distribute to visitors at the BABA booth.  Diane reminded everyone that more workers were needed for the booth and there is still a need for prizes for the basket raffle.  Diane also reminded everyone that there would be a table at the BABA festival booth for handouts, flyers, business cards, etc. All prizes and handouts should be taken to Diane Bender at Logan Supermart.

V. New Business

Greg Gronwall shared an e-mail with the group that he received from the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) concerning the recent BABA golf outing held at Hidden Valley Golf Club.  The letter advised BABA that IGC did not have a record of a permit issued for the split-the-pot raffle and door prizes that were awarded.  After much discussion, it was decided Greg would contacted BABA’s Vice President, Davie Lynch and ask him to respond to the e-mail and indicate BABA would review all IGC guidelines prior to any future events.

VI. Guest Introductions

Celeste Calvitto then introduced the guest speaker, Bill Ward, President  of the North Dearborn Pantry.  Bill gave a presentation on the Pantry including:

  • statistics on patrons served,
  • types of services available (food, clothing and resource center), and
  • the Pantry’s resources for supplies, food, etc. (Kroger, Wal-Mart, Panera Bread, Trauth Dairy, Schwann’s Foods, the Free Store Food Bank in Cincinnati, and many local food drives and business).

Bill encouraged everyone to visit the Pantry and get involved in the community.

Dale Lutz suggested that BABA hold a future meeting at the Pantry so everyone can take a tour of the facility.  Bill Ward thought this was an excellent idea and is ready to schedule a date.

Dan Cross then presented a check for $500 raised at the recent BABA golf outing to Bill Ward to assist with the Pantry’s services.

Mike Armbruster then introduced Mr. Chris Irwin with the South Pointe Condominium Association.  Chris said he is very interested in the local community and thankful for local businesses.

VII. Announcements

Next meeting will be on August 10, 2012 at 8 AM at The Beacon in Bright, Indiana.

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 AM.
Minutes respectfully submitted by: Diane Bender