• 17 Apr 2017 8:18 AM | Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 Meeting Minutes

    Thank you to everyone who attended. You do not have to be a KBOA member to attend. Our meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 11am to Noon at the Kirkwood Library.

    Click here to read

  • 06 Mar 2017 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    Download the Kirkwood Business Owners' Association's membership information sheet. We need you to help us share the information with existing, new and incoming businesses in the Kirkwood area.



  • 06 Mar 2017 11:18 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who attended and the Kirkwood Library for hosting our general meeting. We encourage you to attend, get involved and contribute to the growth and sustainability of the Kirkwood business community. 

    KBOA business mixer on Thursday March 16th from 5-7:30PM is a great way to find out more while enjoying appetizers and snacks. 

    Next general meeting is Tuesday March 21st @ 11am.


  • 06 Mar 2017 10:17 AM | Anonymous

    We're proud to donate $1000 from the 2016 Kirkwood Wine Stroll to non-profit organizations benefiting education and free range cats and kittens in the neighborhood.

    This year there will be a formal submission process for non-profit organizations to receive donations from the KBOA fundraiser.  Stay Tuned!

    The 2016 Recipients:

    $250 to Toomer Elementary PTA: Pictured from left to right: Dano Kirk- KBOA President, Jay Carlson- Toomer PTA Treasurer, Parker Smith- KBOA President, and Sandra Mersinger- KBOA Vice President

    $500 to KirkCats: Pictured from left to right: Paul Rue- KBOA board member, Sonya Shah-KirkCats and Randy Brazee- Chair of Kirkwood Wine Stroll

    $250 to Drew Elementary PTA:  Pictured from left to right: Paul Rue- KBOA board member, Maggie Stewart-Drew PTA and Randy Brazee- Chair of Kirkwood Wine Stroll

  • 14 Feb 2017 2:54 PM | Anonymous

    Want to get more involved in KBOA?

    Here is your chance to contribute to the Kirkwood Business Owners' Association! Help move forward KBOA's mission of improving and connecting the business community of Kirkwood. 

    NEW SECRETARY NEEDED:  Volunteer up to 10 hours per month + Business Mixers & Events . Must be a KBOA member to hold this position.

    • 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.

    Required Monthly Meetings: 5 hours

    • Attendance of BOD meetings on the 1st Wednesday of the Month from Noon-1:30pm at the Kirkyard Public House.

    • Attendance of the General Membership meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 11:00am- Noon at the Kirkwood Library.

    • Board of Directors may not miss more than 3 meetings total per term.
    • Attendance at quarterly business mixers. Not required.

    • Shared Between All Board Members: Attendance of neighborhood association monthly meeting and NPU-O. Dates and times vary, estimated 2 hours.  Sign up for dates in advance.

    Working Sessions & Follow up: +/- 5 hours

    • No more than 5 hours per month during normal KBOA functions regarding preparation of meeting minutes, follow up items and emails between Board of Directors and the community.

    2017 Meeting Dates & Events

    ARTICLE WRITER NEEDED:  Volunteer up to 5 hours a month

    Work with the KBOA marketing chair to produce monthly business articles for the Kirkwood Neighbor. Do not need to be a KBOA member.

    • Write a 250-500 word article each month for publication in the Kirkwood Neighbor newsletter.
    • Articles will include but not limited to interviewing a business member, KBOA business, Kirkwood Wine Stroll plus other fun ideas that you have to add.
    • Articles are due by the 10th of the month prior to publication.  
    • All articles will have your byline!
    • If you are interested, please send us some writing samples. Click the link below to email us.


  • 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


    February Meeting: Tuesday 21st @ 11am

    March Meeting: Tuesday 21st @ 11am

  • 09 Jan 2017 12:15 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to the 26 KBOA members who voted YES for the 2017 community projects!

    Extend Street Pole Banners & Redesign: LEAD: Sandra       TEAM: 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.

    COMPLETE BY: Kirkwood Wine Stroll on September 22, 2017

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

    LEAD:       DANO/DAN                   TEAM:

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

    COMPLETE BY: (Locations by next board meeting) Installation by Spring Fling May 20, 2017

    Education & Non-Profit Donations LEAD:   PARKER        TEAM:

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

    COMPLETE BY: end of February

    Marketing Kirkwood Business Directory: Digital & Printed Version:

    LEAD:         Emily                                 TEAM:  Sandra

    KBOA: $1100          

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

    COMPLETE BY: End of Feb. Printed by Spring Fling May 20, 2017

    Community Improvements Bessie Branham: Ridgedale/Kirkwood Rd NE- Restore entrance and monuments

    LEAD:     Randy           TEAM:

    KBOA: $1500            

  • 19 Dec 2016 1:38 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who attended and donated to our annual Holiday Party on December 6th. We had over 40 KBOA members, business owners and neighbors enjoy some end of the year cheer at Indigo Yoga, Scratch DJ Academy and Wholesome Wave.

    What a wonderful way to celebrate 2016 together and look forward to what we can accomplish together in 2017. Read the 2016 Annual Review.

    The open house holiday party had delicious food from Elmiyrachi, Sun in My Belly, Le Petite Marche, Anna's BBQ, The Pullman, Kirkyard Pub, Homes for Atlanta and Urban Pie. Beer and wine was provided by Kirkwood Business Owners' Association.

    It was a great way to explore three different businesses within the same building.  Thanks Scratch DJ Academy for the great tunes.

    KBOA members voted on the allocation of $5000 from this year's Kirkwood Wine Stroll to community projects. 19 votes have been cast, if you have not voted, please do so here by January 2, 2017.

    Also, we collected about 15 toys for the APD Zone 6 Toys for Tots toy drive. Thank you to everyone for contributing a bit of joy this season.

    We look forward to seeing everyone at our first 2017 meeting on Tuesday January 17th.  Check out all of your meeting and promotion dates here.

    Join KBOA in 2017

  • 19 Dec 2016 11:35 AM | Anonymous


    Completed Projects:

    • New Kirkwood Business Owners' Association logo.

    • Clean up in Downtown Kirkwood: New Pea Gravel distributed to flower beds

    • New Billboards designed and installed at Dekalb/Arizona and Moreland/Boulevard Place

    • $500 donation to COAN Splash


    • 11 NEW Members for 46 Active members as of 12/6/16. 35 members in 2015

    • Added associate membership and honorary member levels

    • Activated an online membership software and website where members can manage their directory listing and make payments.

    10th Anniversary Wine Stroll:

    • A successful event that will fund the 2017 operating budget, $12,000 for 2017 Wine Stroll expenses and $5000 towards community projects!

    • New Website: kirkwoodwinestroll.com

    • New Sponsorship Package

    Before the Event Tickets Sold: 1335

    Day of Event Tickets Sold: 31                   Total tickets sold: 1366

    Comp tickets redeemed: 136                    Estimated attendance: 1300 (1175 tickets were redeemed of sold)

    Food Bite Tickets Redeemed: 2265          Sponsor Income: $7,600

    Wine Pouring Station Marketing Fees Collected: $5,400           

    Ticket Income: $44,647                            Expenses: $27,000

    Net Income: $30,000

    2017 Board of Directors:

    President: Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House

    Vice-President: Sandra Mersinger of Snapdragon Designs

    Secretary: Portia Andrews of Scratch DJ Academy

    Treasurer: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed

    Wine Stroll Co-Chairs:

    Randy Brazee of Homes for Atlanta and Meredith Hill of Addison Hill Photo

    Social Media and Marketing: Emily Wimbush of August Designs

    Events and Business Mixer Chair: Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title

    Membership Chair: Dan Wingate of The Pullman

    General Board Members: Paul Rue of Paul Rue Agency

  • 14 Nov 2016 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    2017 Meeting & Events Calendar

    BOD Meetings @ Kirkyard Noon-1:30PM     GENERAL MEETINGS @ Kirkwood Library @ 11AM



    January Meetings

    BOD: Jan. 4

    General: Jan.17

    January Events/Promotions

    2016 Annual Report

    Lanta Gras Saturday 28

    February Meetings

    BOD: Feb 1

    General: Feb 21

    February Events/Promotions

    Business Mixer

    March Meetings

    BOD: March 1

    General: March 21

    March Events/Promotions

    KWS Projects Implemented

    April Meetings

    BOD: April 5

    General: April 18

    April Events/Promotions

    Kirkwood Wine Stroll Spring Fling Special Promos

    May Meetings

    BOD: May 3

    General: May 16

    May Events/Promotions

    Spring Fling- Kirkwood Wine Stroll Booth

    June Meetings

    BOD: June 7

    General: June 20

    June Events/Promotions

    Business Mixer

    July Meetings

    BOD: July 5

    General: July 18

    July Events/Promotions

    KWS Projects Implemented from 2016 vote

    August Meetings

    BOD: Aug 2

    General: Aug 15

    August Events/Promotions

    National Night Out: Tuesday August 1

    September Meetings

    BOD: Sept 6

    General: Sept 19

    September Events/Promotions

    Kirkwood Wine Stroll: Friday Sept 22, 2017

    October Meetings

    BOD: Oct 4

    General: Oct 17

    October Events/Promotions

    KWS Thank you Party

    November Meetings

    BOD: Nov 1

    General: Nov 21

    November Events/Promotions

    Small Business Saturday

    December Meetings

    BOD: None

    General: None

    December Events/Promotions

    Holiday Mixer: Dec 5

    Kirkwood Neighborhood Association (KNO): 10th day of every month: 6:30pm to 8:00pm: Turner Monumental AME Church 66 Howard Street NE Atlanta GA 30317 http://www.historic-kirkwood.org/

    East Lake Neighborhood Association:  2nd Monday of every month (except June and December) at Drew Charter School, located at 301 East Lake Blvd SE, Atlanta, GA 30317; (right next to the East Lake YMCA) Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.  http://eastlake.org/

    Organized Neighbors of Edgewood (ONE): 3rd Monday of each month 6:30-8:00pm: Antioch East Baptist Church 1223 Hardee St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 http://edgewoodatl.com/

    Decatur Business Association (DBA): 4th Monday of the Month: 5:15-5pm Dekalb Medical Center 2701 North Decatur Rd  http://decaturba.com

    NPU-O:  4th Tuesday of every month @ 6:30pm: Branham Recreation Center 2051 Delano Drive NE Atlanta GA 30317   (Kirkwood, East Lake, Edgewood and East Lake Meadows) http://www.atlantaga.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=19106

    Oakhurst Neighborhood Association (ONA): Every 3 Months on the 2nd Monday: 7-8pm The Solarium http://www.oakhurstga.org/

    Decatur Neighborhood Alliance: Twice a year in April in October 6:30pm- Ebster Recreation Center

    Beacon Municipal Center 420 W. Trinity Place (at Electric Avenue)


    East Atlanta Community Association (EACA): 2nd Tuesday of the Month: 7pm: Branan Towers, 1200 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 http://eaca.net/

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

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