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Business Relations Committee / Bethel Business Alliance


Chair contact

Lin Woodrich


To engage with the businesses in Bethel to help them grow and succeed. To this end, the Bethel Business Alliance (BBA) was formed. As soon as the Bethel Area Plan is put into motion, this alliance will meet either via ZOOM or in person to gather information from one another and help to build A Better Bethel.


As businesses enter the Bethel area, we welcome them and invite them to join our Bethel Business Alliance and take action to further its core goals, which include:

  • Identifying      areas in the neighborhood that might be a possibility for a new business      location.

  • Identifying      strengths and weaknesses of our area for business development.

  • Helping BBA      businesses with a free Shop Local coupon in a sheet distributed at the Petersen      Barn Boo Barn event each October

  • Other goals      that may be identified by the committee.


Any member of the Active Bethel Community (as defined by our charter) may become a member of the committee either by attending a meeting or by notifying the committee chair of their interest and providing contact information. Members shall retain that status unless a year elapses without their attendance at any meeting, or they explicitly resign their membership. All members of the committee shall be notified of meetings, and included in committee-related email correspondence, unless they specifically opt out.


The committee shall have a Chair appointed by the ABC Board who is responsible for scheduling meetings, communicating with members, and reporting to the Board. The Chair may appoint other officers (e.g. vice-chair or secretary) at their discretion.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings will be held online as soon as the Bethel Area Plan is in motion. In person meetings as soon as it is convenient for business owners. Reports will be submitted to the ABC Board.


The Chair will be responsible for submitting a report to the ABC Board at each monthly meeting. In order of preference, the report should be submitted in person by the Chair, in person by an alternate delegate from the committee, or in writing.


The committee shall be strictly nonpartisan, and as an entity of ABC may take no action that might jeopardize ABC’s 501(c)(4) nonprofit status. Individual members will not be restricted regarding political activity (partisan or otherwise) outside of their work with the committee, taken independently and on their own behalf. However, all work done by any individual or group under the purview of the committee must meet nonpartisan standards.

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