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  • 16 Sep 2020 3:39 PM | Anonymous



    Thank you to everyone who attending our September General Meeting. If you missed it or would like to reference this meeting, please see the links below to view the Zoom video, read the comments, or listen to the audio:

    Meeting Video Recording

    Meeting Chat

    Meeting Audio

    You can read the full meeting minutes here:

    Meeting Minutes Document

    Thank you and we hope to see you at our next General Meeting which occur every third Tuesday at 11am!


  • 14 Sep 2020 11:48 AM | Anonymous

    Join us Tuesday September 15th at 11am for our monthly General Meeting where everyone is welcome!

    Register in Advance for this Meeting

    Read the Agenda



  • 25 Aug 2020 3:04 PM | Anonymous

    PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS WITH LIABILITY STATEMENTS + SIGNS 

    Effective 8.7.20, under Georgia's new COVID liability shield law, businesses are required to post a very specific sign in order to gain the law's protection from COVID-related lawsuits.

    RECEIPT MESSAGE AND SIGNS HAVE TO BE A SPECIFIC SIZE AND FOLLOW STRICT GUIDELINES TO BE VALID!  

    • RECEIPT: Includes a statement in at least ten-point Arial font placed apart from any other text, stating the following warning:
    Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity of the premises.
    • SIGNAGE: An individual or entity of the premises has posted at a point of entry, if present, to the premises, a sign in at least one-inch Arial font placed apart from any other text, a written warning stating the following:

     'Warning 127 Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.'

    Here's an article about the law: https://www.natlawreview.com/article/georgia-passes-covid-19-liability-protections  

    SIGNS AVAILABLE: 

    Randall Bloomquist | Owner

    FASTSIGNS of Decatur

    131 E. Trinity Place

    Decatur, GA 30030

    O: 470-440-2317

    M: 770-283-4546

    SEE THE SIGN AND MASK REQUIRED STICKERS NOW AVAILABLE

  • 25 Aug 2020 3:03 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who showed up on the screen for the meeting! Let's connect in any safe way we can right now! 

    Meeting Video Recording

    Meeting Chat

    Audio Only


  • 14 Aug 2020 4:56 PM | Anonymous

    We're calling today MONEY MONDAY!  Read on for multiple opportunities for funding your small business! Register now and add them to your calendar, then you'll be ready when it gets closer!

    KBOA is adapting and learning right along with you! We strive to share resources in a timely manner and want to know how you are doing!

    Email us at kirkwoodbiz@gmail.com anytime!

    8.10.20 | COVID SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS NOW OPEN

    Applications are now being accepted for the Resurgence Grant Fund, a new program to help Atlanta’s small businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and two other grant programs for individuals working in the creative and cosmetology industries.

    The Resurgence fund offers qualified city of Atlanta businesses the opportunity to apply for up to $40,000 to help them cover pandemic-related costs such as complying with requirements necessary for businesses to operate safely, plus a credit of up to $10,000 of no-cost technical assistance services. 

    In addition to the Resurgence Grant Fund, Invest Atlanta is planning to reopen the Strength in BeautyFund, which provides grants of up to $1,000 to cosmetology professionals like hairstylists and nail technicians.

    The Resurgence Grant Fund is made possible by a $22 million allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

    Applications close for all three programs on Aug. 31, 2020. Please visit  www.investatlanta.com, email resurgence@investatlanta.com or call 404-880-7255 for more information on program eligibility and requirements, educational events, and the online application process.

    DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS MONDAY AUGUST 31, 2020!



    QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE FOR BOTH FUNDS
    RESURGENCE GRANT FUND INFO & APPLICATION
    STRENGTH IN BEAUTY RELIEF FUND INFO & APPLICATION


    8.18.20 GENERAL MEETING @ 11AM | REGISTER IN ADVANCE!

    ZOOM MEETING REGISTRATION 


    8.19.20 WEBINAR |Creating Content That Converts

    Join General Assembly for this FREE WEBINAR!

    It’s easy to think that a great product or service will sell itself, but it’s rarely the case. Hear from marketing experts on how they create and market content that converts to sales. You’ll learn how to utilize different types of content to tell a story, increase engagement around your content, and then repurpose your content for different channels to maximize visibility.

    Takeaways

    • Understand what content marketing is.
    • Create a content marketing strategy.
    • Learn how to repurpose content for different channels.
    • Know the best tips to increase engagement.

    8.26.20 WEBINAR | Small Business Access to Capital Webinar


    REGISTRATION TO UGA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    NEW KBOA MEMBER VIRTUAL EVENT COMING SOON! RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW TO BE INCLUDED!

    NEW KBOA MEMBER VIRTUAL EVENT COMING SOON! RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW TO BE INCLUDED!

    ARE YOU LAPSED? CHECK HERE
    STEP BY STEP TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP



  • 29 Jul 2020 9:02 AM | Anonymous

    Can you believe it's almost the end of July and our 5th month of COVID life? 

    • Last week we took off to rest and now we have a packed list of important info sessions for small businesses! 

    Stay healthy, be kind and keep connecting! We're here for you!

    Save the Date for the next KBOA General Zoom Meeting | Tuesday August 18th @ 11AM.

    Register In Advance Here

    7.29.20 @ 11am | Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Hosts Small Business Recovery Tele-town Hall

    SIGN UP FOR FREE CALL HERE

    Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is pleased to announce his office’s fourth financial recovery tele-town hall titled, Rebuilding & Recovering Financially: A Path to Financial Recovery. The tele-town hall, hosted through the She Leads financial literacy program, will provide insight and advice for Georgia small business owners and entrepreneurs who are struggling during the current economic turmoil. The event will take place on July 29, 2020, at 11:00 AM.

    >>>>READ MORE

    7.29.20 @ Noon | NFIB Webinar
    SCORE, updates on the EIDL and PPP, Paid Leave Reimbursement, and Q&A

    REGISTER NOW


    Join special guest, SCORE’s Executive Director Bridget Weston, along with Beth and Holly to learn about FREE business resources available through SCORE, and also reimbursement for paid sick and family leave, loans, and what’s next for small business financial assistance.

    The webinar will cover:

    • SCORE www.score.org
    • EIDL and PPP updates
    • Paid sick and family leave dollar-for-dollar reimbursement instructions
    As always, we’ll save time to answer your individual questions. We welcome your questions in advance, just email info@nfib.org.

    Can't make this Webinar? Don't worry! Register Now and we'll email you an on-demand version!

    7.30.20 @ 6:30PM | New City of Atlanta COVID-19 Small Business Grants, including the Resurgence, creATL, and Strength in Beauty grant funds.

    RSVP TO JOIN THURSDAY JULY 30TH @ 6:30PM WITH DISTRICT 5 COUNCIL MEMBER NATALYN ARCHIBONG


    The Resurgence Grant Fund, made possible by a $22 million allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), offers up to $40,000 to help cover pandemic-related costs, such as complying with requirements necessary for businesses to operate safely, plus access to up to $10,000 of no-cost technical assistance services.
     
    Two other existing funds, the creATL Relief Fund and Strength in Beauty Fund, have also both been recapitalized with a portion of the CARES Act allocation. Both funds will continue to support the creative and cosmetology sectors by offering $1,000 grants to alleviate hardships due to the loss of business as a result of the pandemic.

    Applications for the Resurgence, creATL, and Strength in Beauty Grant Funds open Monday, August 10.

    BRICK AND MORTAR SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

    APPLY NOW


    Announcing the launch of the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program. Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded to support brick-and-mortar small businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country. 

    • Applications are now open.
    • They will continue to be accepted until 11:59pm PT Sunday, August 23 or until 500 applications have been submitted, whichever is sooner. 
    • Subsequent grant rounds to accept additional applications later this summer.

    SHOP SMALL ENROLLMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO 8/23/20

    Extended the offer enrollment period to 8/23/20 – so even more eligible Amex® Card Members have the chance to get rewarded when they Shop Small.

    American Express Card Members can get $5 back in the form of a statement credit after they spend $10 or more at eligible small businesses – in stores and online – up to 10x* after they enroll on ShopSmall.com by 8/23/20.

    ADD YOUR VOICE TO SAVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES!

    WATCH VIDEO

    SIGN UP HERE

    Earlier this week, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan bill to save live entertainment venues.  This bill, called the Save Our Stages Act, needs your support in order to pass.  

    If you haven't already done so, please contact your elected representatives through SaveOurStages.com & ask them to support this bill.  
  • 25 Jun 2020 9:59 AM | Anonymous

    We're officially into a new season of COVID-19 living, most businesses are reopened in some capacity with more adjustments daily, the need to apply for relief is still real for many. We know that this time has been challenging at best. KBOA is here for you- call or email anytime. 

    INSIDE THIS NEWSLETTER:

    No general meetings in July- We're taking a screen break! See you on August 18th @ 11am on Zoom.

    Kirkwood Wine Stroll Survey- What is the best pivot for our fundraising event this year?

    FILL OUT THE SURVEY BY SUNDAY JUNE 28TH:

    https://forms.gle/qG2Mmjbd2PisKtwy8

    PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS UPDATE | APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON JUNE 30TH! 

    NFIB Webinar Recording from 6.25

    • PPP EZ Application – Step-by-Step Instructions for Maximizing PPP Loan Forgiveness

    New PPP Law Updates

    • Lengthens the loan forgiveness period from eight weeks to 24 weeks.
    • Lowers the amount of PPP funds that must be spent on payroll from 75% to 60% and allows 40% for other qualifying expenses.
    • Delays employer payroll tax payments through the end of 2020.
    • Exempts borrowers from the FTE loan forgiveness reduction if borrowers are unable to return to the same level of business activity as before Feb. 15th due to Covid-19.

    WATCH A STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION

    CATCH UP ON ALL PPP RECORDED WEBINARS AND OTHER COVID BUSINESS RELATED INFO

    NEW | SMALL BUSINESS LOANS AND FUNDS

    EIDL APPLICATION IS OPEN AGAIN | Expires 9/30/20

    https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/ 


    INVEST ATLANTA SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS

    Check out the entire list here


    METRO CHAMBER RESTORE ATL FUND

    Opens 6.22.20 until 7.6.20

    See information


    CREATL RELIEF GRANTS FOR CREATIVES

    Open now

    See information

    WEEKLY UPDATE FROM NCCHR | WHAT DOES DEFUND THE POLICE ACTUALLY MEAN WEBINAR? 6.26.20

    This program will explore the history of policing, how public opinion of the police is changing and what defunding the police actual means and how this would affect our communities.

    Register for the webinar

    Check out the National Center for Civil and Human Rights recent webinar recordings along with some excellent resources:

    Watch: Taking Action to Support Under-Resourced Communities
    Watch: Democracy for All
    Watch: Campaign for Equal Dignity Launch


    Additional actions you can take:
    Support Love Sinks In  
    Join the conversation with Equitable Dinners
    Sign the pledge for Equal Dignity & encourage others to sign


    Stay Informed - Here is what we are reading:
    Anti-Racism Resource Guide
    Stamped from the Beginning | Ibram X. Kendi
    In Tulsa, evictions were a crisis before the pandemic

  • 16 Jun 2020 10:06 AM | Anonymous
  • 12 Jun 2020 6:16 PM | Anonymous

    It is the middle of June, the middle of the year, three months of COVID living and the start of an overdue awakening.

    We hope you and your family are healthy, your business is recovering from any COVID impact and you know that you have support from your community!

    KBOA IS HERE FOR YOU!

    Reach out to us anytime: kirkwoodbiz@gmail.com

    COVID-19 MEMBERSHIP BOOSTER!

    KBOA wants to ensure that all businesses can add their voice to the business community during these vary challenging times. The pandemic has had a huge impact on small businesses. This is a time to come together and let our collective voice be heard with the City of Atlanta and with one another. More members = more power behind our collective voice!

    Being a KBOA member brings many benefits, most of all, connecting to YOUR COMMUNITY!

    We are offering membership based on what you can pay for the rest of 2020!

    New members and renewing members can choose one of the following codes to use when applying if you need assistance with membership dues.

    • 100% Discount: KBOACARES1004U
    • 50% Discount: KBOACARES504U
    • 25% Discount: KBOACARES254U

    Membership is based on the join or renewal date.

    We hope this removes all obstacles from being a part of the Kirkwood Business Owners' Association during these uncertain times. We need each other more than ever. Everyone is Welcome!

    ** If you have renewed in 2020, you can extend your membership into 2021. Thank you!!

    LOG IN TO RENEW OR APPLY TODAY
    BUSINESS THRIVING AND WANT TO HELP OTHERS?

    As part of the Campaign for Equal Dignity, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights welcomes Fair Fight for a conversation about the current issues voters face and how to ensure the right to vote is extended to all people. Moderated by Mo Ivory

    Online event. Free. Register and Sign the Pledge!

    Campaign for Equal Dignity: Democracy for All

    WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jun 16, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsc-yhrD8qHNfhPkwJhjEZtJEUcunEDDZf

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    SPONSOR SOME SUMMER LOVE!

    Sponsorships are just $100!
    • Sponsors will receive:
      • Logo recognition on event banners (2)
      • Shout out from the stage at each of the 5 stops
      • Recognition on Neighbor in Need's Facebook page (846 followers)
    • Sponsorships are 100% tax deductible
    • This event will likely happen again, and we will reuse the banners

    Sponsorship payments can be made at neighborinneed.org.  

    • Click "Give"
    • Pay $100
    • Add a note: "Summer Soulstice Sponsorship"

    Payments and logos are due by Sunday, June 14.


    MORE INFO ON THE EVENT

    PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS UPDATES

    The new PPP law:

    • Lengthens the loan forgiveness period from eight weeks to 24 weeks.
    • Lowers the amount of PPP funds that must be spent on payroll from 75% to 60% and allows 40% for other qualifying expenses.
    • Delays employer payroll tax payments through the end of 2020.
    • Exempts borrowers from the FTE loan forgiveness reduction if borrowers are unable to return to the same level of business activity as before Feb. 15th due to Covid-19.
    Watch a Step By Step Briefing for Small Businesses
    Catch Up on All PPP Webinars + Important COVID Related Updates
    READ OUR FULL STATEMENT

     

    SOCIAL MEDIA CHECK UP!

    • Follow on Facebook & Instagram: KirkwoodBiz and KirkwoodWineStroll

    • Tag KirkwoodBiz on all posts

    • Use hashtags #kirkwoodbiz #kirkwoodatl

    • Add KirkwoodBiz as a co-host to FB events!


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