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December 2014 Minutes

Bright Area Business Association

The December 12 meeting was called to order by Bebe Kinnett at Mainsource Bank in Bright. Minutes were approved from the November meeting which included the 2015 Leadership Team which consists of Greg Gronwall, President; Jim Mansfield, Vice President; Secretaries, Lori Enright and Debby Stutz; Treasurer, Dan Cross; Bebe Kinnett, Past President; Chairpersons: Celeste Calvitto Education; Jim Mansfield, Social Media; Matt Davis and Diane Bender, Membership; Greg Gronwell, Golf; Diane Bender, Festival Committee.

All dues should be given to Diane Bender to process and deposit. Bebe graciously thanked everyone for all their support during her term as President. She is confident that Greg will have new ideas that will keep the organization alive and fresh. Bebe will still do web site maintenance for BABA.

Several levels of sponsorship are available for the BABA Golf Outing in May. Gold and Silver level sponsorships are still available.

Reminder from Jim Mansfield to SHARE the BABA Facebook page. Also to set your notifications to see when and what is posted on the page.

Future locations for meetings are undecided at this time because the group has maxed out the Mainsource Community Room. Maybe the Hidden Valley Golf Club or the Bright Lions Club.

Speaker Amy Phillips, Program Director of YES HOME, gave an in depth explanation of what they do at the facility. Very informative and educational. The YES HOME have a golf outing planned for June 1. This is to raise funds for the facility and for the kids.

In Attendance:

Dale Lutz-Cornerstone Realty had a great year.

Diane Bender-Logan Supermart has Christmas gift baskets for sale, and fudge

Terry Hahn- Boeher & Taylor

Jim Mansfield-Mansfield Insurance opened 2nd office in Hebron, Kentucky. Very excited.

Pat Sullivan-Hidden Valley Golf Course is owned by the POA at Hidden Valley. Membership driven now.

Greg Gronwell-ACN Service provider for business & residential. Partnered with Will Play for Food Foundation and served the 1 millionth meal in November.

Wayne Leslie-Slow summer but business is better now.

Jim Kinnett-Kinnett Consulting is working with Franklin County, Indiana looking to develop commerce in the county.

Matt Graessle-Dearborn County Hospital is very busy at the Bright office.

Jason Eckhoff-Deputy Chief for Bright Volunteer Fire Department reports that squad run totals are up. Will begin Fire Explorers for 14 yr. olds and older, training includes Miller, York and St Leon.

Peggy Waltz-Beacon now in 20,000 homes

Celest Calvitto- Beacon celebrating 5 years as the NEW Beacon.

Allisha Siebert-Work One. Helping people look for jobs.

Joni Helton- Mary Kay Cosmetics has gift basket for $10-$12 also Children’s Choir (Jingle Bell Run)

Linda Mitchell-Trinity Cleaners has been very fortunate to partner with BABA

Mike Whit Arlinghaus HVAC was named #1 TRANE dealer of 2014. Call 859-391-6975 for any emergency needs.

Matt Davis- United Community Bank needs a renter for office space in the mall on Stateline

Larry Sheidler-The Business Network meets various times around the city. Excellent networking event

Bebe Kinnett-Absolute Website Designs had an excellent year. Inspire! Women’s Stories of Accomplishment, Encouragement and Influence” was published and is available on Amazon.


Submitted by Debora Stutz