2019 KBOA Year in Review

11 Dec 2019 7:49 AM | Anonymous


2019 YEAR IN REVIEW + 2020 LOOK AHEAD

Thank you to all the members, volunteers and sponsors who make KBOA a fun, successful business association! 


Thank you to KUCC for hosting our meetings from January- August.  We’ve returned to the newly renovated Kirkwood Library for our general  meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 11am.


MEMBERSHIP:

  • We reached 96 members strong in 2019.  70 in 2018. Wow, that's 26 new members. Only 2% of members do not renew.  We had only 47 members this time in 2017...we’ve doubled our members in 2 years!

NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

  • 12 dedicated business owners volunteer their time and expertise to KBOA. They keep an eye out for what's important to business owners in Kirkwood and implement on projects that will make a positive impact on the Kirkwood community.  MEET THE NEW 2020 BOARD

    • New positions for 2020 include Film Liaison and NPU-O Rep. 

    • 5 new board members for 2020 with 7 returning! 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Installed a new Welcome to Kirkwood sign, solar lighting and landscaping downtown. Thanks to KNO for working with us after a car crashed into our old sign.  How do you like the new sign? 

  • Beautified the downtown planters each season with sponsorship from 8 KBOA members. 

  • Donated $1500 to Bessie Branham Park to restore the granite entrance.

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Launched a monthly business networking coffee on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 9:30-10:30am at My Coffee Shop. All new, existing and potential KBOA members are invited to join our board to talk about successes, challenges and share resources! Coffee is on us!

  • Supported over 30 KBOA members by purchasing board lunches, snacks for general meetings, 2019 Holiday Party catered buffet, printing and services in 2019.

2019 KIRKWOOD WINE STROLL:VIEW THE 2019 PHOTOS AND VIDEO

  • Launched the new KirkwoodWineStroll.com. 

  • Sold 1600 tickets with 100 at the door sold in half an hour. We estimate about 3000 people attended to enjoy the food and music.

  • 45 wine pouring stations

  • 9 food bite stations

  • 65 volunteers

  • 3 stages and 2 DJs...lots of dancing

  • 16 cash and in-kind sponsors totaling $11,750.00.  6 new sponsors! 

  • $37,000 in profit

  • $5,000 donated to community non profits.Check out the awardees

2020 LOOK AHEAD

First 2020 Business Networking Coffee: Tuesday January 7, 2020

First 2020 General Meeting: January 21 @ 11am

Kirkwood Wine Stroll Sponsorships Open: January 27, 2020

KWS Non Profit Award Applications Open: Monday February 3, 2020

KWS Wine Pouring Station Sign Up Open: Wed. March 11, 2020

Kirkwood Wine Stroll: Friday September 18, 2020


SEE ALL 2020 KBOA MEETINGS & EVENTS


Kirkwood Business Owners Association (KBOA) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Atlanta, Georgia 30317

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