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Welcome Mike Curd Introductions BHA Board of Directors 2008 Membership Meeting Minutes Mike Curd Approval of Minutes Treasurer’s Report Don Howard BHA 2008-2009 Agreed Upon Procedures A full audit is performed every three years

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Mike Curd


BHA Board of Directors

bha 2008 2009 agreed upon procedures
BHA 2008-2009 Agreed Upon Procedures

A full audit is performed every three years

  • An agreed upon procedures for the 2008-2009 fiscal year is underway
  • The agreed upon procedures for the 2007-2008 fiscal year was clean
bha fund balance
BHA Fund Balance
  • Fiscal Year July 1st – June 30th
  • As of June 30, 2008
    • BHA Fund Balance $39,085.11
  • As of June 30, 2009
    • BHA Fund Balance $42,006.92
bha financial support
BHA Financial Support
  • Revenue consists of dues, sponsorships, and event registration
  • Membership support is extremely important
  • Special thanks to our founding members
    • Blue Grass Airport
    • Bluegrass Chapter of the Kentucky Restaurant Association
    • Commerce Lexington
    • Keeneland
    • Lexington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
    • Kentucky Eagle Beer
2009 2010 budget
2009-2010 Budget
  • Expenses for 2009-2010 are in line or slightly reduced compared to the 2008-2009 Budget.
  • Plan to hold 7 events or more in 2009-2010
  • BHA is projected to end the Fiscal Year of 2009 - 2010 with $3,500 in revenue above expenses
bha 2008 2009 events
BHA 2008 – 2009 Events

Hosted Membership Events including:

  • BHA served as a sponsor for the Filson Bourbon Academy
  • Fall Keeneland Outing
  • 7th Annual Golf Outing to fund the Mark O’Brien scholarship
  • May’s Annual Tourism Forum
    • Presentations on the 2009 Legislative Session, Greening the Hospitality Industry in the Bluegrass and Social Media/Web 2.0
    • Keynote Address from Bill Samuels, Jr., President, Makers Mark Distillery
  • Membership Event featuring Lindsay Culbreath, Smith Travel Research with a presentation on Operating in the Tourism and Hotel Industry in a Down Economy
  • Membership Event featuring “The Pros and Cons of VLTs at Racetracks”
  • BTMA/BHA Tourism Gala at CastlePost
bha 2008 2009 accomplishments
BHA 2008 – 2009 Accomplishments
  • Acquired Sixteen New Members
  • BHA was the catalyst for the last two meetings with Jamie Link of WEG and Short's Travel with the hotel community
  • Electronic BHA Newsletters
  • Continued PR Relationship and Partnership with Preston-Osborne
  • Continued Membership Approach

with Sales Representative

bha 2008 2009 new members
Residence Inn by Marriott South

Lexington Relocation Services

H & W Management

Preston Osborne

Blue Grass Tours


Crowne Plaza – The Campbell House

Explorium of Lexington

Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

Carlisle – Nicholas County Tourism

Kentucky Distillers Association

Akins Dry Cleaning

Frankfort-Franklin County Tourism Commission



Blue Diamond Plumbing

and Electric

BHA 2008 – 2009 New Members
welcome 2009 2010 new members
A Day to Remember USA

Ale-8-One Bottling Company

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott – Lexington North

USA Today

Welcome 2009-2010 New Members
tentative 2009 2010 meeting schedule
January 2010

Holiday Party

February 2010

Guest Speakers – TBD

March 2010

Guest Speakers - TBD

May 2010

Tourism Forum

June 2010

Golf Tournament

September 2010

Guest Speakers - TBD

October 2010

Keeneland Outing

November 2010

Membership Meeting

Tentative 2009-2010 Meeting Schedule
legislative committee report

Legislative CommitteeReport

Larry Bell

Legislative Chair

bha legislative agenda
BHA Legislative Agenda
  • Pursue Public Capital Project List
  • Local Issues
    • Advocate for Capital Project List
    • BHA Participation with Appropriate Local Boards
    • Monitor Ordinances Effecting Room Tax Collection/Distribution
  • State Issues
    • Advocate for Capital Project List
    • Monitor Legislation/Budget Actions Impacting new Marketing Fund Collection/Distribution
    • Monitor Casino Gaming Legislation
    • Monitor Employment Legislation
    • Support Maintaining State Brand thru 2010 Games
bha capital project list
BHA Capital Project List
  • Improving Wayfinding in Lexington area
  • Funding from State needed by Kentucky Horse Park in order to host 2010 Alltech FEI Games
  • Establishing Downtown Entertainment District
  • Entryway Revitalization
  • Newtown Pike Extension and Improvement
2009 legislative issues
2009 Legislative Issues
  • February 2009
    • BHA Supported the Kentucky Distillers Assn and others to oppose the tax increases imposed on the alcoholic beverage industry
  • March 2009
    • BHA Supported HB 229 making improvements in Historic Preservation tax credits, updating the Kentucky Tourism Development Act and establishing a program to help have more films made in Kentucky
2009 legislative issues22
2009 Legislative Issues
  • May – June 2009
    • BHA Supported the Kentucky Equine Education Program (Keep) proposal for adding VLT’s at Kentucky Race Tracks to keep our thoroughbred industry strong
    • BHA Advocated with Kentucky US Representatives to oppose EFCA legislation under consideration in Congress
  • August 2009
    • BHA Encouraged LFUCG and KY Transportation Dept to find funding to bury power lines

along the Newtown Pike Extension

nominating committee report

Nominating Committee Report

Larry Bell

Nominating Committee Chair

2009 2010 bha executive committee
2009-2010 BHA Executive Committee

President: Mike Curd, Hilton Suites at

Lexington Green

Vice President: Mary Quinn Ramer, LCVB

Secretary: Eli Mertens, TravelHost

Treasurer: Don Howard, H&W Management

Past President: Larry Bell, Hyatt Regency Lexington

2009 2010 bha board of directors
2009-2010 BHA Board of Directors


  • Bill Owen - Lexington Center Corporation
  • Katy Stephenson -Ramada Conference Center
  • Mary Perkins – Woodford Reserve Distillery
  • Rich Johnston – Hilton Lexington/Downtown
  • Ann Hagen Michel – Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate
  • Lori Rawls – World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc.
  • Mark Ravenscraft – Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Ron Van Haaren – Embassy Suites of Lexington
  • Zedtta Wellman – Gratz Park Inn
  • Krista Greathouse - LFUCG
  • Adam Johnson – Danville/Boyle County CVB