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  • 20 Jul 2017 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    In Attendance:

    Board of Directors: Jennifer Ohme (idealDESIGN,inc), Ashley Smith- Secretary (Wholesome Wave GA), Emily Wimbush-Social Media & Marketing (August Designs), Parker Smith-Treasurer (Guitar Shed), Sandra Mersinger-Vice President (Snapdragon Design LLC), Dan Dingate- The Pullman (Membership Chair)

    Not Attending: Dano Kirk- President (Kirkyard), Randy Brazee- Wine Stroll Chair, Mehrnush Saadat-Events & Business Mixer Chair (Blue Ink Title), Paul Rue-General Board Member (Paul Rue Agency)

    Members:  Lee Vann (Lee Vann Photography), Keith Forrester (PoppaCorns), Stuart Brady (Kirkwood Car Wash), Stan Sugarman (Stryant), Jamie Russell (Poor Hendrix), Kimia Amin (Avila Development), Jules Bothwell (Spotted Trotter),

    Community Members: Stephanie Howard, Suzy Schultz, Leslie Bradshear, Fred Hicks, Rashida Winfrey, Kelsey Unger, TJ Copeland


    11:00AM- Meet and Greet:

    Approve/Amend:    June 20, 2017 Meeting Minutes

    Keith Forrester Motioned; APPROVED


    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith

    • PayPal Pending - $1,113.65       Bank Account - $44,231.23    

    • Current P&L 2017

      • Money coming in from pouring stations

      • Storage unit; KNO has been invoiced for 1 year

    • UPDATE: KBOA 2016 Taxes Filed and PAID ($500)

      • Once your gross receipts go above $50k; you must file a different return with a lot more information


    11:15: Organization Update

    • NPU-O and KNO Update

      • KNO; Stan (VP)

        • Spring Fling made over $30k net

        • Kirkwood Urban Forest takeover (add special vote to Wine Stroll fund grant)

        • PRIORITY: Keeping seniors in place and helping with emergency repairs

        • Pullman Yards purchased by Atomic Entertainment; is every building protected in preservation (environmental/historical)? Currently in discussion

          • ($5-8M contamination on site)

      • NPU-O (Sign permit for street sign, parking variances, etc.)


    11:25: Membership- Chair: Dan Wingate- The Pullman

    Welcome package: 2017 membership decal/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet Intro

                Brick & Mortar $100/yr   Home-Based $50/yr   Associate $50/yr

    • Membership:  Total Members: 69 Active. 9 Lapsed. Goal of 75 for 2017.

    • New Members: McCullough Salon Studio

    • New Associate Members: Corrective Chiropractic - Decatur, Poor Hendricks, Greathouse Trial Law,

    • Renewing Members: Valero, Le Petite Marche, Arden’s Garden

      • Any questions or information that come up as new businesses come in, please email kirkwoodbiz@gmail.com to help create the welcome package (resources on build-out, permits, etc.)


    11:30: Wine Stroll Committee (Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta SAVE THE DATE: 11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 22, 2017 | 7:00-10:00PM- New Time! Kirkwoodwinestroll.com

    • Biggest fundraiser for KBOA that raises most money; Language International Kids is offering child care for the night

    • 2 stages (need to rent another stage for acoustic stage) of live music; DJs will play in between sets

    • Tickets are $40 until 9/18.   378 tickets sold to date! USE: CODE AUG17 FOR $5 OFF!

    • Wine Pouring Stations: 40 STATIONS COMPLETE!  7 Food Stations

      • Current Stations: Augusta Designs, WHOLESOME WAVE GEORGIA, Kirkyard Public House, Urban Pie, The Pullman, Homes For Atlanta - Keller Williams Realty, Guitar Shed, Blue Ink Title
        Standard Code, Clue Town Books, Evans & White, Smugs Fitness, Indigo Wellness, Sun in my Belly, Anna's BBQ, Poppa Corn's, Lakeview Capital Partners, The Paul Rue Agency - Allstate Insurance, The Music Class, Inc.,Scout & Arrow,The Spotted Trotter,Atlanta Clay Works
        Taproom Coffee & Beer,Jill Wener, MD | Physician, Vedic Meditation Teacher, Conscious Health Ally,Cummin Landscape Supply,Kirkwood Feed & Seed Pet Supply,Origins Real Estate
        FitWit,Kirkwood Car Wash,The Business House, Inc.,Chili Pepper Woodworks, LLC,McCullough Salon Studio,Atlanta Intown Real Estate Services,Language International Kids,Le Petit Marche,Valero Food Mart,Poor Hedricks, Arden’s Garden,elmyriachi,Corrective Chiropractic - Decatur {Add Stryant Construction}

      • Wine Stroll Sponsorships: $9,0000 + WINE CONFIRMED:

        • Wine:  United Distributors  

        • Gold Medal: Avila Development for The Kirkwood Apartments   

        • Silver Medal: Stryant Construction, Cornerstone Bank  

        • Big Sipper: Private Bank of Decatur

        • Sipper: KUCC (Water)

    • Food Stations: Tickets sold separately ($1 goes to KBOA $1 goes to restaurant)

      • Each station decides how much each food item costs

      • Should prepare food for at least 300 (can be prepared on site or beforehand)

    • Wine Stroll Committee Meetings:  Thursday, July 20 @ 6PM- Randy’s House {106 Kirkwood Road; old Kirkwood Library)

      • Still need volunteers and/or volunteer coordinator (email kirkwoodbiz or go to wine stroll website to sign up to volunteer at event)

        • Before, During and After

      • Schedule a food station meeting and wine-pouring meeting

    • Non Profit Submissions Closed:  Announcement of Award: August 15, 2017 (at next meeting)

      • Give back a portion of Wine Stroll profits to local non-profits

      • New process for accepting and vetting applications this year


    11:45: New Business:

    • Aug 12 & 13: Kirkwood UCC Homecoming Weekend.  

      • 10-2 on Sat.(Open House) 5pm on Sun (Worship/Reception)

    • Aug 12: Meet and Greet with Liliana Bakhitari. District 5 Candidate. Noon-2pm

    • Aug 19: Beer & Gnomes Fundraiser for Atlanta Clay Works. 5PM-8PM. Eventide Brewery

    • Sept 9:  Keep Atlanta Beautiful Recycling Coming to Kirkwood. 10am-3pm.

      • Coan Middle School at 1550 Hosea Williams Drive        See flyer here

    • Pullman Fundraiser for Atlanta Community Food Bank coming up in October

    • Kirkwood Apartments; 1,2,3 bedroom apartments (opening by end of year??)

    • Rashida Winfrey candidate for School Board (District 5); looking for feedback and insight from residents and businesses


    Noon: AdjornAdd #kirkwoodbiz to all of your posts so we can share! #kirkwoodatl #kirkwoodbiz @ KirkwoodBIZ on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook



  • 26 Jun 2017 1:45 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who attended June's general meeting!

    In Attendance:
    Board of Directors:  Dano Kirk- President (Kirkyard), Parker Smith-Treasurer (Guitar Shed), Randy Brazee- Wine Stroll Chair, Ashley Smith- Secretary (Wholesome Wave GA), Dan Wingate- Membership Chair (The Pullman)

    Not Attending: Sandra Mersinger-Vice President (Snapdragon Design LLC), Emily Wimbush-Social Media & Marketing (August Designs), Jennifer Ohme (idealDESIGN,inc), Mehrnush Saadat-Events & Business Mixer Chair (Blue Ink Title), Paul Rue-General Board Member (Paul Rue Agency),

    Members:  Keith Forrester (Poppa Corns), (Atlanta Clay Works), Beth Martin (Cornerstone Bank), (Avila), Beth Bosworth, (Spotted Trotter), Stuart (Kirkwood Car Wash), McKayla (Urban Purpose Design), Tanya (Realtor), Cameron Childress (SUMO Consulting), Katie Savage (Scout + Arrow)

    Community Members: Jill Weiner,


    11:00AM- Meet and Greet: Introductions

     

    11:05: Approve/Amend: May 16, 2017 Meeting Minutes Randy Motion to Approve; APPROVED

     

    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith

    • Bank Balance: $40,516.76        PayPal Pending: $727.75             Current June P&L 2017

    • UPDATE: KBOA 2016 Taxes

      • In progress; Ryan is ON IT!

     

    11:15: Organization Update

    • NPU-O and KNO Update

    • Bike Corral Planters- Signage coming soon!

     

    11:20: Membership- Chair: Dan Wingate- The Pullman

    Welcome package: 2017 membership decal/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet Intro

    • Three Levels of Membership: Brick & Mortar, Home-Based, Associate

    • Membership:  Total Members: 61 Active. 11 Lapsed- See list here

      • Record number of members

    • New Associate Members: Lakeview Capital Partners, Evans & White and Cornerstone Bank

      • Greater Good, Mixd Up, Poor Hendrix have been contacted to be associate members and food stations (still waiting to hear back from Greater Good)

    • Renewing Members: Taproom

    • UPDATE: NEW Business Orientation: Smuggs Fitness (Sam), Sumo Consulting (Cameron) and Pullman (Dan)

      • Peer mentoring program for new businesses with questions about licenses, trash pick-up, contracts, taxes, etc.

      • Monthly/Annually; program logistics are still in the works

      • Could potentially partner up with the Startme program in East Lake

     

    11:30: Monthly Meeting & Business Mixers: Chair: Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title

    • Next Mixer: 07-17-17,  5:00 - 7:00 pm at Atlanta Clay Works

      • Alcohol and snacks provided; social gathering to talk and network

      •  

     

    11:35: Wine Stroll Committee (Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta SAVE THE DATE: 11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 22, 2017 from 7:00-10:00PM- New Time!

    • Tickets are $40 until 9/18.   363 tickets sold to date !

    • Wine Pouring Station Sign Up: DEADLINE: June 30,2017    Only 21 left   

      • Must be a member. Log in at kirkwoodbiz.com to sign up. http://kirkwoodbiz.com/event-2472608

      • All stations receive 2 tickets and access to a discount code for customers

      • This year we’ll be much stricter on pouring; must use 1 oz. pourer for safety and so nobody runs out (FYI we use Kirkyard’s liquor license to run the event)

      • Current Stations: Augusta Designs, WHOLESOME WAVE GEORGIA, Kirkyard Public House
        Urban Pie, The Pullman, Homes For Atlanta - Keller Williams Realty, Guitar Shed, Blue Ink Title
        Standard Code, Clue Town Books, Evans & White, Smugs Fitness, Indigo Wellness, Sun in my Belly, Anna's BBQ, Poppa Corn's, Lakeview Capital Partners, The Paul Rue Agency - Allstate Insurance, The Music Class, Inc.

      • Food Stations: Only 10 spots! Will open up to members next week

    • Wine Stroll Sponsorships: See package here. Please share!

      • Wine:  United Distributors  Gold Metal: Avila Development for The Kirkwood Apartments   Silver Metal: Stryant Construction  Big Sipper: Private Bank of Decatur Sipper: KUCC (Water)

    • Wine Stroll Committee Meetings:  Thursday June 29 @ 6PM- Randy’s House

      • Please attend if you’d like to become more involved (or even just to listen to what’s going on)

    • Non Profit Organization Donation Submission Submission Deadline: July 18, 2017               Announcement of Award: August 15, 2017     Wine Stroll: September 22, 2017

    • Encourage all wine pouring stations to offer a special/promo (raffles, discounts with passport, etc.)

     

    11:45: New Business:

    • FYI: Keep Atlanta Beautiful Recycling Coming to Kirkwood Sept 9th. 10am-3pm.

      • Coan Middle School at 1550 Hosea Williams Drive        See flyer here

    • In the works: electric car-charging stations could potentially be installed

     

    Noon: Adjorn

    Add #kirkwoodbiz to all of your posts so we can share! #kirkwoodatl #kirkwoobiz @ KirkwoodBIZ on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

  • 17 Jun 2017 4:25 PM | Anonymous

    Kirkwood Library: 11AM-NOON

    11:00AM- Meet and Greet:

     

    11:05: Approve/Amend: May 16, 2017 Meeting Minutes

     

    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith

    • Bank Balance: $40,516.76        PayPal Pending: $727.75             Current June P&L 2017

    • UPDATE: KBOA 2016 Taxes

     

    11:15: Organization Update

    • NPU-O and KNO Update

    • Bike Corral Planters- Signage coming soon!

     

    11:20: Membership- Chair: Dan Wingate- The Pullman

    Welcome package: 2017 membership decal/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet Intro

    • Membership:  Total Members: 61 Active. 11 Lapsed- See list here

    • New Associate Members: Lakeview Capital Partners, Evans & White and Cornerstone Bank

    • Renewing Members: Taproom

    • UPDATE: NEW Business Orientation: Smuggs Fitness (Sam), Sumo Consulting (Cameron) and Pullman (Dan)

     

    11:30: Monthly Meeting & Business Mixers: Chair: Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title

    • Next Mixer: 07-17-17,  5:00 - 7:00 pm at Atlanta Clay Works

     

    11:35: Wine Stroll Committee (Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta SAVE THE DATE: 11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 22, 2017 from 7:00-10:00PM- New Time!

    • Tickets are $40 until 9/18.   363 tickets sold to date !

    • Wine Pouring Station Sign Up: DEADLINE: June 30,2017    Only 21 left   

      • Must be a member. Log in at kirkwoodbiz.com to sign up. http://kirkwoodbiz.com/event-2472608

      • Current Stations: Augusta Designs, WHOLESOME WAVE GEORGIA, Kirkyard Public House
        Urban Pie, The Pullman, Homes For Atlanta - Keller Williams Realty, Guitar Shed, Blue Ink Title
        Standard Code, Clue Town Books, Evans & White, Smugs Fitness, Indigo Wellness, Sun in my Belly, Anna's BBQ, Poppa Corn's, Lakeview Capital Partners, The Paul Rue Agency - Allstate Insurance, The Music Class, Inc.

    • Wine Stroll Sponsorships: See package here. Please share!

      • Wine:  United Distributors  Gold Metal: Avila Development for The Kirkwood Apartments   Silver Metal: Stryant Construction  Big Sipper: Private Bank of Decatur Sipper: KUCC (Water)

    • Wine Stroll Committee Meetings:  Thursday June 29 @ 6PM- Randy’s House

    • Non Profit Organization Donation Submission Submission Deadline: July 18, 2017               Announcement of Award: August 15, 2017     Wine Stroll: September 22, 2017

     

    11:45: New Business:

    • FYI: Keep Atlanta Beautiful Recycling Coming to Kirkwood Sept 9th. 10am-3pm.

      • Coan Middle School at 1550 Hosea Williams Drive        See flyer here

     

    Noon: Adjorn

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  • 02 Jun 2017 4:53 PM | Anonymous
    CALLING ALL NON-PROFITS IN KIRKWOOD, EDGEWOOD, AND EAST LAKE!

    Our annual fundraising event, Kirkwood Wine Stroll, is Friday September 22, 2017 from 7-10PM in downtown Kirkwood. The goal of the event is to raise positive awareness and build a stronger business network within Kirkwood and surrounding communities. From event profits, KBOA funds the annual budget,  donates to local non profit organizations and implements beautification and marketing projects within the business districts of Kirkwood.  


    The Kirkwood Business Owners' Association is seeking submissions from non-profit organizations and civic organizations that need funding for specific projects in 2018.

    Terms: Must be a 501 (c) 3  designation with the IRS and reside within the NPU-O planning unit of the City of Atlanta.  All awarded organizations are required to have a presence at the 11th Annual Wine Stroll, assist with volunteer recruitment and marketing of the event.   All donations are subject to the success of the 11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll on Friday September 22nd! 

    Submission Deadline: July 18, 2017             

    Announcement of Award: August 15, 2017  

    Wine Stroll: September 22, 2017

    SUBMIT HERE


  • 02 Jun 2017 1:07 PM | Anonymous

    In Attendance:

    Board of Directors:  Dano Kirk- President (Kirkyard), P, Parker Smith-Treasurer (Guitar Shed), Randy Brazee- Wine Stroll Chair, Emily Wimbush-Social Media & Marketing (August Designs), Ashley Smith- Secretary (Wholesome Wave GA), Jennifer Ohme (idealDESIGN,inc), Sandra Mersinger-Vice President (Snapdragon Design LLC)          

    Not Attending: Mehrnush Saadat-Events & Business Mixer Chair (Blue Ink Title), Paul Rue-General Board Member (Paul Rue Agency), Dan Wingate- Membership Chair (The Pullman),

    Members:  Stan Sugarman (Stryant Construction), Keith Forrester (Poppa Corns), Lee Vann (Lee Vann Photography), Susannah Davis (Kirkwood United Church of Christ), Shirah Frazier (LIKES)

    Community Members: Beth Bosworth Lakeview Capitol


    11:00AM- Meet and Greet- Thank you to My Coffee Shop for providing refreshments at the April meeting!

     

    11:05: Approve/Amend: April 18, 2017 Meeting Minutes

    Motion to Approve; Emily Wimbush- APPROVED

     

    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith

    • Bank Balance: $29,524.20       PayPal Pending: $484.30            Current May P&L 2017

    • KBOA Taxes due June 15

     

    11:15: Organization Update

    • Shared Storage Unit with KNO complete!

    • 10x7 Storage Unit- Sharing with KNO Extra Space Storage

      • No Keys; all Board Members have Key Code access

      • All KBOA items clearly labeled

      • Create sign-in/sign-out sheet

     

    11:20: Membership- Chair: Dan Wingate- The Pullman

    Welcome package: 2017 membership decal/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet Intro

    • Membership:  Total Members: 57 Active :-). 13 Lapsed

      • Lapsed Members should turn up around Wine Stroll

    • New Members:  Cummin Landscape Supply, Scout & Arrow, Lee Vann Photography

      • Any interested members can sign up online

      • Current members able to be wine-pouring station

      • Lee Vann Photography; 260 Howard & College

        • What do we name that area over there for the banners and brochures?

          • Icehouse? Howard Bend?

        • Dano working on the “Walk Your City” signs and app

    • Renewing Members: Kirkwood UCC

      • PENDING: The Element at Kirkwood- Waiting on $100 check

      • Avila? Once they open in November

     

    12:30: Monthly Meeting & Business Mixers: Chair: Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title

    • Next Mixer: MONDAY 07-17-17,  5:00 - 7:00 pm at Atlanta Clay Works

      • Clay making demo, snacks and wine!

     

    11:30: Wine Stroll Committee (Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta SAVE THE DATE: 11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 22, 2017 from 7:00-10:00PM- New Times!

    • Wine Pouring Station Sign Up: Feb 20-June 30,2017   25% SOLD; Only 30 left.   

      • Must be a member

      • Current Stations: Augusta Designs, WHOLESOME WAVE GEORGIA, Kirkyard Public House, Urban Pie, The Pullman, Homes For Atlanta - Keller Williams Realty, Guitar Shed
        Blue Ink Title, Standard Code, Clue Town Books

    • Wine Stroll Sponsorships: See package here. Please share!

      • Gold Metal: Avila Development for The Kirkwood Apartments

        • The Kirkwood Wine Stroll Sponsored by The Kirkwood Apartments

      • Silver Metal: Stryant Construction

        • Main Stage in his parking lot

    • $30 TICKETS ON SALE FROM 05/14 UNTIL 5/22 AT MIDNIGHT!  

      • Buy Online or at the Spring Fling Booth on 5/20

      • Sold 77 in two days!

      • Booth at Spring Fling selling tickets and playing games

        • Still need 2 more volunteers; contact Randy kirkwoodwinestroll@gmail.com

        • No processing fees if purchase at booth; Jennifer to make more tickets available at $30

        • Businesses could purchase a couple extra tickets @ $30 and offer as a raffle or giveaway

        • Will also have PROMO CODES available for KBOA members/wine-pouring stations

    • Wine Stroll Committee Meetings:  Thursday June 29 @ 6PM- Randy’s House

      • Last Meeting was 05/15; meetings are open to anyone!

    • Non Profit Organization Donation Submission ; create more of a formal process for submission and review. Non-profits and civic organization (must have 501c3) with specific projects/programs in 2018 in the Kirkwood area. Push out to any organizations that might be interested:

      • Submission Deadline: July 18, 2017

      • Announcement of Award: August 15, 2017

      • Wine Stroll: September 22, 2017

     

    11:45: New Business:

    • Guitar Shed; song-writing clinic this weekend

      • Cosmic Debris is the adult band out of GS; played at Kirkyard

      • Summer Recital is June 11th

    • Electric vehicle charging stations

      • Georgia Power engineers have come out; 1 or 2 spots either at library or Bessie Branham Park

      • Also looking for 2 spots in downtown Kirkwood (Sherwin Williams? Lankfords? The Kirkwood?)

        • KBOA/KNO could help financially?

      • Georgia House District 89 candidate

        • Public Transportation/ Public Schools/ EOP Employment/ Anti-Discrimination/ Criminal Justice Reform/ Board of Green Law

      • KUCC looking to have an open house soon; had first worship service this past weekend

      • Language International Kids will be at Spring Fling; Summer Camp info available (send to Emily)

     

    Noon: Adjorn

     

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  • 24 Apr 2017 8:25 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to Greg Giuffrida of Imagine Memorial for the informative presentation regarding Memorial and the impact on Kirkwood.  Click here for important links and information.


    Great turnout! Thank you everyone who attended.



  • 17 Apr 2017 8:18 AM | Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 Meeting Minutes

    Thank you to everyone who attended. You do not have to be a KBOA member to attend. Our meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 11am to Noon at the Kirkwood Library.

    Click here to read


  • 06 Mar 2017 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    Download the Kirkwood Business Owners' Association's membership information sheet. We need you to help us share the information with existing, new and incoming businesses in the Kirkwood area.

    DOWNLOAD PDF HERE

    DOWNLOAD JPG HERE


  • 06 Mar 2017 11:18 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who attended and the Kirkwood Library for hosting our general meeting. We encourage you to attend, get involved and contribute to the growth and sustainability of the Kirkwood business community. 

    KBOA business mixer on Thursday March 16th from 5-7:30PM is a great way to find out more while enjoying appetizers and snacks. 

    Next general meeting is Tuesday March 21st @ 11am.

    MEETING MINUTES ARE LOCATED HERE

  • 06 Mar 2017 10:17 AM | Anonymous

    We're proud to donate $1000 from the 2016 Kirkwood Wine Stroll to non-profit organizations benefiting education and free range cats and kittens in the neighborhood.

    This year there will be a formal submission process for non-profit organizations to receive donations from the KBOA fundraiser.  Stay Tuned!

    The 2016 Recipients:


    $250 to Toomer Elementary PTA: Pictured from left to right: Dano Kirk- KBOA President, Jay Carlson- Toomer PTA Treasurer, Parker Smith- KBOA President, and Sandra Mersinger- KBOA Vice President


    $500 to KirkCats: Pictured from left to right: Paul Rue- KBOA board member, Sonya Shah-KirkCats and Randy Brazee- Chair of Kirkwood Wine Stroll


    $250 to Drew Elementary PTA:  Pictured from left to right: Paul Rue- KBOA board member, Maggie Stewart-Drew PTA and Randy Brazee- Chair of Kirkwood Wine Stroll


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