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January 17, 2017 Meeting Minutes

25 Jan 2017 9:52 AM | Anonymous


In Attendance


Board of Directors:  Dano Kirk-President (Kirkyard), Sandra Mersinger-Vice President (Snapdragon Design LLC), Portia Andrews-Secretary (Scratch DJ Academy), Parker Smith-Treasurer (Guitar Shed), Emily Wimbush-Social Media & Marketing (August Designs), Paul Rue-General Board Member (Paul Rue Agency), Jennifer Ohme (idealDESIGN,inc)          Not Attending:  Randy-Wine Stroll Co-Chair, Meredith Hill-Wine Stroll Co-Chair (Addison Hill Photo), Mehrnush Saadat-Events & Business Mixer Chair (Blue Ink Title), Dan Wingate-Membership Chair (The Pullman)

Members:  Paris (Indigo Wellness), Micaela Roberts (Urban Purpose Design), Jay Carlson (Clue Town), Tania Julian & Candace Mc Collough (Atlanta Clay Works), Rick Barnard (Chili Pepper Woodworks), Phnewfula Frederiksen (Happy Mango), Leisa Curtis (Urban Pie)

Community Members: Mary Beth Forehand (Spotted Trotter), Sally Alcock (Realtor), Keely Herrick (KHerrick LLC), Andy Greene (Lanta Gras), Cheleste & Brandon (Leasing agents from Element @ Kirkwood)



11:00: Happy 2017- Meet & Greet


11:10: Approve/Amend: November 15, 2016 Meeting Minutes- Approved!


11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith

  • Current Bank Balance: $$33,188.90    December 2016 P&L    January 2017 P&L

  • TO DO: 2017 Budget to be completed by Feb 1, 2017

    • KNO outstanding contribution to 2016 billboards: $461.47- IN Progress

    • Submitted project funding request to KNO. Will be reviewed on 1/23/17


11:15: Organization Update

  • 2017 Meeting and Promotions Calendar

  • Bike Rack Corral Planters:  Removable signage 4 (2 KBOA and 2 Sponsor) -LEAD: Dan @ Pullman

    • SPONSORS: Winter:   The Pullman, Spring: SMUG Fitness, Summer:  Homes for Atlanta,  

Fall:  Paul Rue Allstate Agency                     


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

  • Membership:  Total Members: 51 Active. 11 Lapsed (2017 goal is 75 members)

  • New Members Dec -Jan: Urban Purpose Design, Atlanta Clay Works, Stanley Law Office

  • In-Progress Projects:

    • KBOA one-sheet welcome for new businesses (Event calendar;

    • Welcome package for new members: 2017 membership decal/ I love KWD stickers

11:25: Quarterly Business Mixers: Chair: Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title

  • Holiday Party Thanks

  • In-Progress: Business mixers for 2017

    • February/March:  College Avenue- DishDive, FitWit and Sun in My Belly

11:30: Lanta Gras Update: President Dano Kirk Kirkyard Public House (Rain or Shine event)

  • Saturday January 28, 2017       Parade line up: 10AM @ Bessie Branham Park       

  • Parade Starts: Noon    Ends downtown Kirkwood          Party until 4PM

  • Downtown Kirkwood street closed @  Noon  from Hosea & Howard (both sides) to Oakview to right before Urban Pie.    STREET CLOSURE INFORMATION      Parade & Party Info

  • LANTA GRAS STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS: Email lantagras@gmail.com by Jan 25, 2017.

    (Volunteers needed for clean up efforts between 4:30 and 5:30 and to pass out beer)

11:35: Marketing and Social Media Committee: Chair Emily Wimbush Augusta Designs

  • I Love KWD Stickers: We need to distribute to businesses and new members

  • IN-Progress: KBOA 2017 member decals

  • Social Media: LIKE KirkwoodBiz ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, Twitter  #kirkwoodatl #kirkwoodbiz add @kirkwoodbiz to all posts.


11:40: Wine Stroll Committee (Co-Chairs Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta and Meredith Hill- Addison Hill Photo) SAVE THE DATE: 11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 22, 2017 from 6:30-10:30PM

  • In-Progress

    • Sponsorship Package & Website Updates

    • Wine Stroll Committee forming. Email kirkwoodwinestroll@gmail.com if you want to volunteer by February 1, 2017


11:45: 2017 Community Projects

  • 26 Members Voted YES. All projects are approved!

  • Submitted request for $3500 to KNO. See details here


Education & Non-Profit Donations  LEAD: Parker

$500- KirkCats Organization          $250- Toomer PTA   $250- Drew PTA


Extend Street Pole Banners & Redesign: TEAM LEADS: Sandra/Paul

KBOA: $1000                    

TO DO:  Count existing banners, define street poles for extension, estimate redesign cost for each season, estimate printing costs, estimate installations costs per season.


Wayfinding Signs   Walk YOUR City https://walkyourcity.org/toolkit/intro  kirkwoodbiz  kirkwood30317

LEAD:     Dan/Dano                         TEAM:

KBOA: $500   12”x12”, $20 each (20 signs) + shipping and zip ties

WHERE TO INSTALL, WHAT TO SAY? (Would like to have this complete by Spring Fling)


Marketing Kirkwood Business Directory: Digital & Printed Version:

LEAD:        Emily                           

KBOA: $1100             KNO: For use in all new neighbor packages

  • Distribution to: KBOA businesses, KNO new residents,  Air B&B, Tourist, Hotels, Real Estate Agents

Community Improvements Bessie Branham: Ridgedale/Kirkwood Rd NE- Restore entrance and monuments (Long term project; had a volunteer regarding the monuments that was referred to Randy)

LEAD:     Randy                                 

KBOA: $1500             


11:55: New Business/Member Announcements

  • Happy Mango-Back to School block party (August)

  • Drew Expo-February 4th @ 11 am

  • Element leasing agents (at Memorial)


21 in attendance


Noon:  Adjourn


Submitted by Portia Andrews, Secretary on 1/18/17


FYI:

February Meeting: Tuesday 21st @ 11am

March Meeting: Tuesday 21st @ 11am




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