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The Bright Area Business Association provides networking for businesses in or near the Southeastern Indiana communities of Bright, Hidden Valley and Logan, and Harrison, Ohio. There are numerous small businesses in the Bright, Indiana area and the organization provides a method for sharing resources and information. Guests are always welcome to attend the meetings.

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Dec. 2017 Annual Christmas Breakfast Minutes

Bright Area Business Association December 8, 2017 President Bebe Kinnett opened the meeting at the Bright Lions Club, 8AM.  Wayne Leslie led the group with the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Slate of Officers for 2018 was reviewed.  Bebe Kinnett-President, Vice President-No nominee, Wayne Leslie-Treasurer, Debby Stutz-Secretary, Kelly Will-Co Chair Membership, Cindy Nixon-Marketing, Social Media-No Nominee, Programs-No Nominee, Jim Kinnett-Golf Chair, Diane Bender-Festival Chair, Debby Stutz-BABA-Q, Motion to accept the entire slate by Diane Bender, 2nd by Doris Gibbons. Motion carried. Treasurer report: Wayne Leslie reported a balance of $10,400.95.  Wayne also presented the Budget for 2018.  A copy will be given to Debby Stutz for the minutes after it is approved. Awards presented: Diane Bender, Business Member of the Year and Celeste Calvitto, Community Service Award (Accepted by Fire Chief Jason Eckhoff).  BABA presented donations to the Bright Lions Club for $500, the North Dearborn Pantry for $1500 and Bright Fire & EMS for $9005. There was discussion to have a BABA presence at the Mardi Gras benefit event in February.  The event is well attended and is a great networking event. Marketing-Jim Kinnett reported that the advertising insert in The Beacon would be quarterly and full color.  Ads can be front and back.  Prices are still being discussed to make the insert profitable as well as affordable for members.  Jim also reported that his goal for the non-profit status of 501C6 is to be complete before end of year. Bylaws-Dan Hawkins reported that the Bylaws will have a Conflict of Interest included.  Bebe Thanks Dan for his diligence in creating and keeping the Bylaws current. Membership-Kelly Will is... read more