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The March 13, 2015 meeting of Bright Area Business Association was called to order by President Greg Gronwall. The meeting was at the Bright Lions Building in Bright. Introductions were made around the room and minutes from February’s meeting were approved by Diane Bender with a second from Jim Kinnett. Welcome to visitors Joe Schreibeis from Schreibeis Plastering and Dr. Janie Wilson from On A Roll Housecalls.
A full treasurer’s report was given by Dan Cross. The $2051.00 balance includes UCB and Mansfield Insurance as sponsors for the golf outing.
The Golf Committee reports that sponsorships are good this year. We are still waiting to hear from JTM about donations. They will confirm with Greg within the next couple weeks. Donations for gift baskets and goodie bags are still needed. Our goal is to have 128 golfers, which is the max for Hidden Valley Golf Club. Greg Seamon, scout for the Cincinnati Bengals will be the guest speaker. Greg grew up and lives in Bright. The golf flyers are out for distribution. Greg mentioned that golf flyers also can be printed from the BABA website.
The Festival Committee reported that the Bright Festival is July 24 & 25 and BABA will have a basket raffle booth again this year. Diane Bender will have more information as we get closer to that date. All gift basket donation should be given to Diane.
Diane Bender spoke for the Membership Committee. She reminded everyone that May is “renewal” month. You can pay dues by check or credit card (new this month by ACN). Please mail checks to Diane Bender. Bebe Kinnett has been working on a membership pamphlet that will highlight the advantages of being a member Of BABA. She will update us at the next meeting.
Social Media guru Jim Mansfield was not able to attend, but wanted to report that the website is currently being updated. Greg reminded everyone that you can sign-on to the website and change details or coupons/offers for your business. Just contact Bebe for the sign-on information.
Celeste reported for the Education Committee that the April meeting will be dedicated to finalizing the Golf Outing events, so no guest speaker in April. The May meeting will be after hours at Trinity Cleaners in Lawrenceburg on May 6. In June the guest Speaker will be our State Representative Judd McMillan. Everyone should watch for an email blast when Dale Lutz’s calves are being born. Everyone is invited on a field trip to experience the Indiana farming tradition.
Joni Helton had several personal announcements including the Drama Department at ECHS will present “In the Woods” on March 13, 14 and 15.
Lori Enright wants to remind everyone that Eagle 99.3 is taking items for their Spring Auction. Contact Lori for more information.
Our guest speaker was Todd Listerman, Dearborn County Engineer. Mr. Listerman was very informative about the road construction through downtown Bright. The expected completion is sometime in October 2016. His focus was on funding; or lack of funding for the highway department.
Celeste Calvitto, The Beacon
Peggy Waltz, The Beacon
Art Little, County Commissioner
Diane Bender, Logan Supermart
Debby Stutz, Mainsource Bank
Tom Hooper, Hooper Termite and Pest Control
Matt Graessle, Dearborn County Hospital, Physical Therapy
John Davis, Beebs & Bub’s
AJ Waltz, Waltz Photography
Todd Listerman, Dearborn County Engineer
Jim Kinnett, The Kinnett Consulting Group
Joe Schreibeis, Schreibeis Plastering
Greg Gronwall, ACN
Dr. Janie Wilson, On A Roll Housecalls
Terry Hahn, Booher & Taylor
Larry Schideler, The Business Network
Les Finn, Quest Capital Strategies
Michael Ames, Work One
Cari Vulco, Work One
Alisha Siebert, Work One
Wayne Leslie, High Noon Guns & Archery
Matt Davis, United Community Bank
Joni Helton, Mary Kay Cosmetics
Jason Eckhoff, Bright Fire & EMS
Pat Sullivan, Hidden Valley Golf Course
Dan Cross, Dan Cross CPA