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June 20, 2017 Meeting Minutes

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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