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  • 14 Nov 2017 9:34 AM | Anonymous

    AGENDA: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2017 | KIRKWOOD LIBRARY

    11:00AM- Meet and Greet:

    Approve/Amend:    October 17, 2017 Meeting Minutes


    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith


    11:10: Organization Update

    • NPU-O and KNO Update

    • Memorial Drive Resurfacing Update

    FYI: Mayoral Race Run Off: Tuesday December 5, 2017 (Keisha Lance Bottoms & Mary Norwood)

    FYI: City Councilmember District 5: Natalyn Archibong


    11:20: Membership

    Welcome package: 2017 membership decal/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet Intro (Will be updated for 2018)

    • Membership:  Total Members: 65 Active.


    11:25: Upcoming KBOA Events

    • November 25: Kirkwood Shop Small Hunt and Tree Lighting Noon-7:00pm

      • Share FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/303569913476601

      • Use #shopsmall #kirkwoodbiz and #kirkwoodatl in social media posts!

      • Participating Locations: Happy Mango, Poppa Corn's Gourmet Popcorn, Indigo Wellness, Kirkwood Feed & Seed Pet Supply, Language International Kids, Kirkyard Public House, Conscious Health Meditation + Wellness, Atlanta Clay Works, Augusta Designs, Scout & Arrow, Arden's Garden, The Pullman, Urban Pie and Elmyriachi

        • Friday November 17: All participating businesses will get Shop Small bags, handouts and other Shop Small materials.

      • How it works:  Teams pick up Kirkwood Shop Small Hunt card at participating businesses. Turn in to Arden’s Garden by 5pm. Must be present to win. 1st, 2nd and Third prizes.

      • Thank you for the donated prizes from Happy Mango, Poppa Corn's Gourmet Popcorn, Indigo Wellness, Kirkwood Feed & Seed Pet Supply, Kirkyard Public House, Atlanta Clay Works, Augusta Designs, Scout & Arrow, Arden's Garden, Urban Pie and Elmyriachi


    • December 5: KBOA Holiday Mixer: Tuesday 6-9PM @ KUCC- 100 Rogers Street

      • Share Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/286162008570263/

      • NEED SILENT AUCTION ITEMS(All funds raised will benefit the KUCC Christmas in Kirkwood)

        • We have 12 items valued at $500.  How about a few more to reach at least $1000.

      • NEED FOOD DONATIONS: Supply food for 25 people. Drop off day of event at 6pm.

      • NEED ARTIST MARKET (FREE to sell, must donate an item to the silent auction value of $50 or more) Augusta Designs and Atlanta Clay Works are the only two currently!

      • Zone 6 Toys for Tots: Toy Drive- Bring an unwrapped toy.

      • Wine Stroll Nonprofit Award presentation of $1000 to 5 different non profits.

      • Live Music by Elegant Bachelors

      • Beer/Wine by KBOA

    11:45: KBOA Board Elections  TERM: January 2018-January 2019

    First Events: November 25 (Small Biz Saturday) & December 5, 2017 (Holiday Mixer)              

    First General Meeting: January 16, 2017  11am-Noon


    VOTE FOR YOUR 2018 KBOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS             ONLINE HERE  or In person on 11/14

    • Current KBOA members vote YES or NO for the entire slate of volunteer board of directors.

    • Associate and honorary members do not have voting rights.


    RETURNING:

    NEW NOMINEES:


    THANK YOU: Ashley Smith of Wholesome Wave Georgia), Paul Rue of Allstate Paul Rue Agency



    11:50: New Business


    Noon: Adjorn


    Add #kirkwoodbiz to all of your posts so we can share! #kirkwoodatl #kirkwoodbiz @ KirkwoodBIZ on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook  Like Kirkwood Wine Stroll Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KirkwoodWineStroll/

  • 08 Nov 2017 10:55 AM | Anonymous

    Kirkwood Business Owners' Association has four open seats for the 2018-2019 term of volunteer board of directors.

    Elections will be held a the general meeting on November 14th as well as online 24 hours prior to the meeting. KBOA needs 26 members to vote. Associate members can not vote.

    See all 2018 Meeting dates and events here

    Open Director Position: Secretary
    • Keeps meeting minutes for both the BOD and general body meetings. Coordination with Director for distribution to the general body.
    • Secretary signs the by-laws and manages any amendments.
    • Holds fiduciary responsibilities.

    Co-Secretary Nominees

    Events and Business Mixer Chair: Organize location and engagement from KBOA members for quarterly KBOA business mixers. Outreach to KBOA members regarding community events and possible participation.

    Membership Chair: Outreach to possible members, new and existing members regarding KBOA membership.

    General Board Member (1): Support existing projects and programs. Focus on community outreach.

    RETURNING:

    • President: Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House
    • Vice-President: Sandra Mersinger of Snapdragon Designs
    • Treasurer: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed
    • Wine Stroll Chair: Randy Brazee of Homes for Atlanta
    • Social Media and Marketing: Emily Wimbush of Augusta Designs
    • General Board Members: Dan Wingate of The Pullman and Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title
    Thank you: Ashley Smith of Wholesome Wave Georgia and Paul Rue of Allstate Paul Rue Agency
  • 26 Oct 2017 3:03 PM | Anonymous

    In Attendance:

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

            Not Attending: Mehrnush Saadat-Events & Business Mixer Chair (Blue Ink Title), Paul Rue-General Board

            Member (Paul Rue Agency), Randy Brazee- Wine Stroll Chair, Parker Smith-Treasurer (Guitar Shed)

    Members:  Keith Forrester and Latoya Cospy (PoppaCorns), Stan Sugarman (Stryant), Kimia Amin (Avila Development), Amy Langer (eXp Realty), Candace McCollough (ATL Clayworks), Paris Campeau (Indigo Wellness), Stephanie Howard (Stephanie Howard Photography), Lawrence Starkey (Community Electric), Donyal (Cummin Landscape Supply), Leslie Bradshear (Delightful Sights)
    Community Members: Joi Jackson


    READ MINUTES HERE


  • 17 Oct 2017 3:01 PM | Anonymous

    Kirkwood Business Owners' Association has four open seats for the 2018-2019 term of volunteer board of directors.

    Elections will be held a the general meeting on November 14th as well as online 24 hours prior to the meeting. KBOA needs 26 members to vote. Associate members can not vote.

    See all 2018 Meeting dates and events here

    Open Director Position: Secretary
    • Keeps meeting minutes for both the BOD and general body meetings. Coordination with Director for distribution to the general body.
    • Secretary signs the by-laws and manages any amendments.
    • Holds fiduciary responsibilities.

    Events and Business Mixer Chair: Organize location and engagement from KBOA members for quarterly KBOA business mixers. Outreach to KBOA members regarding community events and possible participation.

    Membership Chair: Outreach to possible members, new and existing members regarding KBOA membership.

    General Board Member (1): Support existing projects and programs. Focus on community outreach.

    RETURNING:

    • President: Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House
    • Vice-President: Sandra Mersinger of Snapdragon Designs
    • Treasurer: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed
    • Wine Stroll Chair: Randy Brazee of Homes for Atlanta
    • Social Media and Marketing: Emily Wimbush of Augusta Designs
    • General Board Members: Dan Wingate of The Pullman and Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title

    Thank you: Ashley Smith of Wholesome Wave Georgia and Paul Rue of Allstate Paul Rue Agency
     

  • 17 Oct 2017 11:15 AM | Anonymous

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

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

    Members:  Keith Forrester (PoppaCorns), Stan Sugarman (Stryant), Jetha Wagner (Avila Development), Jules Bothwell (Spotted Trotter), Shirah Frazier (Language International Kids), Beth Bosworth (Lakeview Capital), Amy Langer (eXp Realty), Lee Vann (Lee Vann Photography), Candace McCollough (ATL Clayworks), Paris Campeau (Indigo Wellness)

    Community Members: Kent Strickland


    AGENDA: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 | KIRKWOOD LIBRARY

    READ THE MINUTES HERE
  • 04 Sep 2017 10:36 PM | Anonymous

    In Attendance:
    Board of Directors: Jennifer Ohme (idealDESIGN,inc), Ashley Smith- Secretary (Wholesome Wave GA), Emily Wimbush-Social Media & Marketing (August Designs), Randy Brazee- Wine Stroll Chair, Sandra Mersinger-Vice President (Snapdragon Design LLC)

    Not Attending: Dano Kirk- President (Kirkyard), Mehrnush Saadat-Events & Business Mixer Chair (Blue Ink Title), Paul Rue-General Board Member (Paul Rue Agency),Parker Smith-Treasurer (Guitar Shed), Dan Dingate- The Pullman (Membership Chair)

    Members:  Keith Forrester (PoppaCorns), Stan Sugarman (Stryant), Jamie Russell (Poor Hendrix), Jetha Wagner (Avila Development), Jules Bothwell (Spotted Trotter), Shira (McCullough Salon Studio), Beth Martin (Cornerstone Bank), Leslie Bradshear (Delightful Sites), Tanya Demjanec (Origins), Jill Wener (Conscious Health Meditation & Wellness), Candace McCollough (Atlanta Clayworks), Beth Bosworth (Lakeview Capital), Sam Mugavero (Smugs Fitness)

    Community Members: Michelle Olympiadis, Kent Strickland, Carrie Salone


    AGENDA

    11:00AM- Meet and Greet:

    Approve/Amend: July 18, 2017 Meeting Minutes

    Emily motioned; Minutes APPROVED


    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith

    •     Bank Account - $45,451.72      Current P&L 2017

      • Any questions, please email kirkwoodbiz@gmail

      • Most of the money in the bank is the Wine Stroll (will be spent soon); other than that, expenses stay pretty low


    11:15: Organization Update

    • NPU-O and KNO Update (meetings are on the 10th of every month)

      • Stan Sugarman:

        • 8 Kirkwood Road (empty lot next to Urban Pie). Proposal is for street level retail space and 6 townhomes. Building height was 45 feet (35 max code) and parking didn’t meet parking variances

        • APD is still looking for shooting suspect. Will not release information until they are arrested in an jail. Please continue to support Urban Pie

        • Kirkwood Dog Park Committee; meeting tonight @ Urban Pie 8:30pm. Looking at putting a dog park in Kirkwood


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

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

    • Membership:  Total Members: 67 Active. 9 Lapsed. Goal of 75 for 2017.

      • Back in 2015 there were only 30 members; if anyone ever asks about KBOA please feel free to pass out the “One Sheet” (don’t have to be a member to come to meetings)

    • New Members: Mothers Legacy Foundation

    • New Associate Members: Delightful Sites

    • Renewing Members: Sumo Consulting Inc, Blue Ink Title, Wholesome Wave Georgia


    11:30: Wine Stroll Committee: Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta

    11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll | Friday September 22, 2017 | 7:00-10:00PM- New Time! kirkwoodwinestroll.com

    • Tickets: $40 until 9/16.   $50 week of event         423 tickets sold to date! (ahead of where we were last year)

    • USE THIS LINK FOR $5 OFF YOUR TICKETS

      • All KBOA members can share the August promo code links to clients/email lists

      • Think link is valid through the end of the month (August 31)

      • Pouring stations please use the PINOTNOIR code to track traffic through pouring stations

      • Sponsors will also have their own code, too

    • Wine Pouring Stations: 41 STATIONS COMPLETE!  7 Food Bite 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, Stryant Construction

    • Wine Pouring Station Orientation: Wed. September 6th 2-3pm or 7-8pm@ the Kirkyard

      • Please send at least one person from each pouring station

      • Will be stressing the 1 oz. pour rule this year; how to pick up your wine and more info about load-in and load-out

      • RSVP through the Eventbrite link

      • Food Stations can attend pouring meeting to get more information about food station logistics

    • POSTERS & POSTCARDS to be distributed week of August 21st

    • NEW THIS YEAR: Second Self Beer for sale at the Kirkyard and Pullman Booths. You don’t need to buy a Wine Stroll ticket to purchase beer or food tickets.

      • Do not need a ticket to drink the beer (cannot bring your own alcohol)

    • FOOD BITES: Kirkyard Public House, Urban Pie, The Pullman, Sun in my Belly, Anna's BBQ, The Spotted Trotter, Poor Hedricks

    • ENTERTAINMENT: https://www.kirkwoodwinestroll.com/music

      • 2 stages this year; Electric stage @ Styrant_ Acoustic stage @ 1986 Hosea

      • Scratch DJ will play in between sets

    • VOLUNTEER: https://www.kirkwoodwinestroll.com/volunteer 8-10PM & 10-11:30PM Shifts Needed!

      • Volunteer Orientation @ Blue Ink Title on Saturday, September 16 @11am

      • Volunteers get T-shirts and can enjoy the event for free (just not wearing your shirt)

    • Wine Stroll Sponsorships: $10,750 (cash) $10,500 (in-kind) TOTAL: $21,250

      • Wine:  United Distributors  Beer:  Second Self Brewing  Gold Medal:Avila Development for The Kirkwood Apartments   Silver Medal:Stryant Construction, Cornerstone Bank, Atomic Entertainment ($2000-PENDING) Bronze Medal: Wahoo Wine and Provisions   Big Sipper:Private Bank of Decatur Sipper: KUCC (Water), Bond Community Credit Union

        • Atomic Entertainment just bought The Pullman Yard

        • We have a Sponsorship Chairman this year to make sure Sponsors are recognized and taken care of

        • Wahoo! Will add things in the passport to let attendees know where they can buy the wine they are sipping

        • Sponsors will get their tickets ahead of time!

    • Wine Stroll Committee Meetings:  Thursday Aug 31 @ 6PM- Randy’s House

    • Any special logo/picture should be sent through the Facebook Message

    • Child Care will be offered 6:30-10:30 (potty trained children only); $30/each on night of event ($5 off if you sign up in advance). Volunteers don’t have to pay

    • Lyft pickup at the Library and Post Office

    • No dogs allowed this year (City of ATL code)


    11:45: Wine Stroll Non-Profit Awardees:

    KBOA will donate $5,000 towards 2018 local nonprofit projects.

    • 10 nonprofit organizations submitted applications.  Amount subject to change based on funds raised.

      • Created a new process this year for vetting non-profits. Board has selected 5 non-profits this year

    • All nonprofits will have a booth at the Kirkwood Wine Stroll on 9/22 to learn about their work!

    • Wholesome Wave Georgia (Georgia Fresh for Less; doubling food stamp dollars at EAV Farmers Market)

    • KNO Roof Replacement (Looking to expand program to help neighbors in need; reach out to Stan directly if you’d like to help)

    • Lanta Gras (started in Kirkwood; goal to provide instruments and music instruction to children- this is the annual parade that happens in February)

    • Georgia Overdose  Prevention (overdose kits and needle exchange)

    • Fred Armon Toomer Elementary Educational Foundation (teacher training)


    11:50: New Business:


    Noon: Adjorn



  • 20 Aug 2017 11:55 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to the 2017 Sponsors of the 11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll!




    Wine:  

    United Distributors  

    • 82 wines from around the world

    • Representing over 30 unique vineyards both large and small


    Beer:  

    Second Self Beer Company

    • Local craft brews for sale during event

    • www.secondselfbeer.com

    • Second Self Beer Company, Georgia's fast growing craft brewery located in Atlanta, GA making exciting beers designed with food in mind.


    Gold Medal:

    Avila Development for The Kirkwood Apartments   

    • http://www.liveatkirkwood.com/

    • Opening Late 2017

    • Offering 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom apartments

    • THE KIRKWOOD 71 HOWARD STREET ATLANTA, GA 30317

    • P: (678) 203-4593


    Silver Medal:

    • Stryant Construction: Electric Music Stage Sponsor

      • www.stryantconstruction.com

      • Our expertise spans from complete residential gut rehabs to commercial build-outs of office and retail space. We have completed over 75 single family rehab projects, 350 apartment unit renovations, and 46,000 square feet of commercial build out in recent years. Stryant Construction offers an exceptional value and commitment to provide the finest quality of construction services.


    • Cornerstone Bank: Acoustic Music Stage Sponsor


    • Atomic Entertainment: Main Food & Beer Ticket Booth


    Bronze Medal:

    • Wahoo Wine and Provisions  

      • http://www.wahoowine.com/

      • 1036 W College Ave, Decatur, GA

      • Buy the wines you love right at the KWS from the Wahoo booth. Just find the Wahoo logo next to the wine in the passport. Buy tonight and pick up tomorrow.


    Big Sipper:


    Sipper:

    • Kirkwood United Church of Christ (KUCC)

      • https://www.kirkwooducc.com

      • Kirkwood United Church of Christ is a liberal, progressive Christian community in Atlanta's Kirkwood neighborhood. We believe God's love belongs to all.

      • 100 Rogers St NE, Atlanta,



    In-Kind:

    • Addison Hill Photo

      • photography

    • Snapdragon Designs

      • graphic design

    • Augusta Designs

      • public relations and social media

  • 14 Aug 2017 1:39 PM | Anonymous

    Tuesday August 15, 2017 KBOA General Meeting

    Kirkwood Library


    AGENDA


    11:00AM- Meet and Greet:

    Approve/Amend:    July 18, 2017 Meeting Minutes


    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith


    11:15: Organization Update

    • NPU-O and KNO Update


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

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

    • Membership:  Total Members: 67 Active. 9 Lapsed. Goal of 75 for 2017.

    • New Members: Mothers Legacy Foundation

    • New Associate Members: Delightful Sites

    • Renewing Members: Sumo Consulting Inc, Blue Ink Title, Wholesome Wave Georgia


    11:30: Wine Stroll Committee: Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta

    11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll | Friday September 22, 2017 | 7:00-10:00PM- New Time! kirkwoodwinestroll.com

    • Wine Pouring Stations: 41 STATIONS COMPLETE!  7 Food Bite 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, Stryant Construction

    • Wine Pouring Station Orientation: Wed. September 6th 2-3pm or 7-8pm @ the Kirkyard

    • POSTERS & POSTCARDS to be distributed week of August 21st

    • NEW THIS YEAR: Second Self Beer for sale at the Kirkyard and Pullman Booths. You don’t need to buy a Wine Stroll ticket to purchase beer or food tickets.

    • FOOD BITES: Kirkyard Public House, Urban Pie, The Pullman, Sun in my Belly, Anna's BBQ, The Spotted Trotter, Poor Hedricks

    • ENTERTAINMENT: https://www.kirkwoodwinestroll.com/music

    • VOLUNTEER: https://www.kirkwoodwinestroll.com/volunteer 8-10PM & 10-11:30PM Shifts Needed!

      • Volunteer Orientation @ Blue Ink Title on Saturday September 16 @11am

    • Wine Stroll Sponsorships: $10,750 (cash) $10,500 (in-kind) TOTAL: $21,250

      • Wine:  United Distributors  Beer:  Second Self Brewing  Gold Medal: Avila Development for The Kirkwood Apartments   Silver Medal: Stryant Construction, Cornerstone Bank, Atomic Entertainment ($2000-PENDING) Bronze Medal: Wahoo Wine and Provisions   Big Sipper: Private Bank of Decatur Sipper: KUCC (Water), Bond Community Credit Union

    • Wine Stroll Committee Meetings:  Thursday Aug 31 @ 6PM- Randy’s House

    11:45: Wine Stroll Non-Profit Awardees:

    KBOA will donate $5000 towards 2018 local nonprofit projects.

    • 10 nonprofit organizations submitted applications.  Amount subject to change based on funds raised.

    • All nonprofits will have a booth at the Kirkwood Wine Stroll on 9/22.

    • Wholesome Wave Georgia

    • KNO Roof Replacement

    • Lanta Gras

    • Georgia Overdose  Prevention

    • Fred Armon Toomer Elementary Educational Foundation


    11:50: New Business:


    Noon: Adjorn


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


    Like Kirkwood Wine Stroll Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KirkwoodWineStroll/

  • 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


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  • 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

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