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
2016 ANNUAL REPORT
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
2017 Meeting & Events Calendar
BOD Meetings @ Kirkyard Noon-1:30PM GENERAL MEETINGS @ Kirkwood Library @ 11AM
BOD: Jan. 4
2016 Annual Report
Lanta Gras Saturday 28
BOD: Feb 1
General: Feb 21
BOD: March 1
General: March 21
KWS Projects Implemented
BOD: April 5
General: April 18
Kirkwood Wine Stroll Spring Fling Special Promos
BOD: May 3
General: May 16
Spring Fling- Kirkwood Wine Stroll Booth
BOD: June 7
General: June 20
BOD: July 5
General: July 18
KWS Projects Implemented from 2016 vote
BOD: Aug 2
General: Aug 15
National Night Out: Tuesday August 1
BOD: Sept 6
General: Sept 19
Kirkwood Wine Stroll: Friday Sept 22, 2017
BOD: Oct 4
General: Oct 17
KWS Thank you Party
BOD: Nov 1
General: Nov 21
Small Business Saturday
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/
2017 KBOA Board of Directors Slate of Nominees: Election November 15, 2016
In person vote at 11/16 meeting and online vote via website on 11/15. This is a slate vote which means that you are voting for all the nominees and not an individual. Associate members do not have voting rights.
Randy Brazee of Homes for Atlanta and Meredith Hill of Addison Hill Photo
VOTE HERE 2017 KBOA Board Elections
BOD: Kevin Cregan: ASSC/ President, Parker Smith: Guitar Shed/Treasurer, Randy Brazee: Keller Williams/Co-Chair Wine Stroll, Emily Wimbush: Augusta Designs/Social Media. Not in Attendance: Dano Kirk: Kirkyard/Secretary, Stuart Brady: Kirkwood Car Wash, Dan Wingate: Pullman, Sandra Mersinger: Snapdragon/Marketing Chair.
MEMBERS: Scratch DJ Academy, My Coffee Shop, Language International Kids, Indigo Wellness, Blue Ink Title, Spotted Trotter, Sun in My Belly, Sumo Consulting, Paul Rue Agency
COMMUNITY MEMBERS: Drew Charter PTA, Honee Comb Salon
11:00-11:10: Meet & Greet
11:10: Approve/Amend NO MEETING MINUTES
11:10-11:20: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed
Current Bank Balance: $24,025.24
Current P + L - (Month to Date)
KWS budget: $20,000-$25,000. Will be track
NPU-O & KNO Update
KBOA Business Mixer: Dish Dive, FitWit and Sun in My Belly: October in the works
KBOA Membership Update: Total Members: 42 Active + 19 renewals due + 2 pending = 63
Language International Kids
Bo Bridgeport -Janie Gray
KBOA Memberships are up for RENEWAL SEPTEMBER 1ST!
Log in to kirkwoodbiz.com to respond to meetings, update directory listings and see more information for members only like contact info and resources.
KBOA Board Nominations in October. Elections in November. If interested in volunteering on the board of directors, email firstname.lastname@example.org
11:30-11:35: Marketing and Branding Committee (Chair Sandra Mersinger -Snapdragon Design, LLC)
Membership decal/sticker to be ready December for 2017
LIKE KIRKWOODBIZ ON FACEBOOK and Instagram! Members send social media information to Emily Wimbush: email@example.com
11:35-11:50: Wine Stroll Committee (Co-Chairs Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta & Meredith Hill- Addison Hill Photography)
2016 Wine Stroll: Friday September 23-10th Year Anniversary: firstname.lastname@example.org
KirkwoodWineStroll.com $50 week of event. We have 776 tickets sold as of 9/16. Goal is 1500 tickets sold.
897 tickets sold to date as of 9/20
Wine Pouring Stations: 36 confirmed! + 2 info booths=38 stops.
Food Tasting Stations (9): $2 per ticket for food bites from The Pullman, Dish Dive, KirkyardUrban Pie, Elmyriachi, Sun in my Belly, Spotted Trotter, Anna's BBQ, Taproom
No food at pouring stations this year.
Wine Pouring Station Pick Up & Tasting: Tuesday September 20th 7-9pm @ the Kirkyard
11:50-NOON: New Business
The Drew Charter School Fall Festival is October 1: Become a vendor: https://form.jotform.com/62524678038159
$20 booth space
Event from: 11-3pm
Will get digital materials to distribute to KBOA members and social media.
Non-profit to support resources and programs
Partnerships, volunteers needed.
Family and Community dinner night- Eagle Giving Tree kick off - $5 per person or sponsor a family. Donate for raffle. March 2017 Silent Auction- donations, service at the event. Dine Out night- 10% back to Drew Charter PTA
Maggie Stewart : email@example.com
2017 Start: ME cohort: Looking to start or grow your business in East Lake and neighboring Kirkwood? Start:ME is a free, intensive 14 week business accelerator for micro-entrepreneurs (businesses with 1-4 employees) running from January through May of 2017 that provides the business training, mentorship support and loan fund capital needed to develop small businesses. The program is delivered by Emory University’s Goizueta Business and the The East Lake Foundation in partnership with PNC Bank, Drew Charter School, East Lake Neighborhood Community Association (ELNCA) and Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization (KNO). In addition to entrepreneurs, Start:ME is recruiting business leaders to serve as volunteer mentors for participating businesses. Applications for the 2017 program open on October 1 and close on November 15th. For more information on the program including upcoming information sessions, please visit www.startmeaccelerator.org or contact the East Lake Program Coordinator Joi Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-974-4507).
Micro-business oriented to give tools to start business
Micro-loans offered- $1000 and $2500 loans
Kirkwood Neighbors- Kirkwood Homies - Cameron Childress
Businesses who work from home 180 members on Facebook
Collaborate with KBOA
NOON: Adjourn- 11:49
Board Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the Month @ Noon- Kirkyard Pub
General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 11AM -Kirkwood Library
BOD: Wed. October 5 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: October 18 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
BOD: Wed. November 2 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: November 15 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
Holiday Mixer: Wed. December 7 @ Noon (1st Wed)
2016-2017 Board of Directors: Available Positions and Job Descriptions
Nominations: October 18, 2016 Election: November 15, 2016
First Event: December 6, 2016 First BOD Meeting: January 4, 2016 Noon-1:30PM
First General Meeting: January 17, 2016
The Kirkwood Business Owners' Association also known as KBOA was established in 2007
to promote growth, stability and profitability of the Kirkwood Business District. Kirkwood is bound on the north by DeKalb Avenue, on the south by Memorial Drive and Interstate 20, on the west by Montgomery Street, and on the east by 1st Avenue.
TERM: January 2017-January 2018
CALL FOR NOMINEES:
Board of Directors: Executive Officers
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.
Open Chair Positions
Events and Business Mixer Chair: Organize location and engagement from KBOA members for quarterly KBOA business mixers. Outreach to KBOA members regarding community events and possible participation.
Membership Chair: Outreach to possible members, new and existing members regarding KBOA membership.
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: RETURNING FOR ANOTHER TERM
General Board Members:
Dan Wingate of The Pullman
Kevin Cregan of Atlanta Sport and Social Club for serving as president from 2014-2016.
WHO CAN RUN? To be eligible to run, your business must be a member of KBOA and representing the business member. The owner of the company does not have to the one to be on the board of directors as long as it is approved by the owner.
Members or associate members in good standing.
Members are businesses and property owners that operate within the bounds of Kirkwood.
Associate members operate outside of the bounds of Kirkwood.
Check your membership here. If you are not listed in the directory, your membership has lapsed.
Executive Officers and Committee Chairs make up the Board of Directors.
The executive officers are the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. The executive officers govern KBOA.
Committee Chairs vote on major issues and manage each area of expertise. Reports to the Executive Officers and works closely with Director on action items and plans.
Board of Directors Time Commitments: 10 hours per month + Business Mixers & Events
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.
Attendance at quarterly business mixers.
Board of Directors may not miss more than 3 meetings total per term.
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 agendas, follow up items and emails between Board of Directors and the community.
2017 Meeting Dates & Events
Attendance: Indigo Wellness, Homes for Atlanta, Augusta Designs, The Joint, 691 Consulting, Spotted Trotter, Guitar Shed, Stryant Construction and Paul Rue Agency
11:10: Approve/Amend June 21, 2016 Meeting Minutes- Approved
Current Bank Balance: $6,933.94
Year to Date Financials
2015 Taxes have been filed!
Dekalb County Environmental Health Dept: $75
Wine Stroll update approved. Kirkwood Apartment Complex broke ground. Sugar creek apartments 280 units and 15 townhomes Dearborn on Memorial Drive. Wayfinding Signs are approved by DeKalb county (health, senior center and mental health center). City of Atlanta and KNO wayfinding signs- must get other neighborhoods to join- have to connect- Reynoldstown, Edgewood, East Atlanta must connect with Grant Park. Coan Splash will final vote from KNO next month.
KBOA Organization Update: Thank you to Kyla Cox for serving as Vice President.
Board elections in November.
KBOA Business Mixer: Working on College Avenue for late August early September
KBOA Membership Update: Total Members: 56
New July Members:
The Joint: Patrick Greco: Associate Member
691 Consulting: Dan Campbell: Home Based
Chili Pepper Woodworks: Rick Barnard: Home Based
KBOA Memberships are up for RENEWAL SEPTEMBER 1ST!
Billboard Design & Installation
KNO Approved donating $464.81 towards this project
Window cling and website badge
11:35-11:55: Wine Stroll Committee (Co-Chairs Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta & Meredith Hill- Addison Hill Photography)
2016 Wine Stroll: Friday September 23-10th Year Anniversary: email@example.com 6:30-10:30pm
City of Atlanta Special Events Permit is submitted and accepted. KNO approved.
NPU-O Appearance: Tuesday July 26 @ 6:30PM
Pouring Station Sign Up until August 9th: $150 for current KBOA members: https://kboa.wildapricot.org/event-2259691
Confirmed Pouring Stations to Date: The Music Class, Stryant, FitWit, Kirkwood Feed & Seed, Aggregate Law, Cluetown Books, Guitar Shed, Augusta Designs, Indigo Wellness and the Pullman
Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsorship package available : $1500-$250
Confirmed Sponsors to Date: Thrive Homes (Gold $3000) Euramex Management Group LLC (Bronze $750), KUCC (Sipper $250)
Pending: Stryant Construction (Silver $1500)
Volunteer Coordinator Needed
Entertainment: Parker Smith of the Guitar Shed is the coordinator. Budget of $2000 + donated talent. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of a performer who wants to entertain at the Wine Stroll.
KirkwoodWineStroll.com now live!
Next Meeting: Thursday July 28th: 6pm @ 106 Kirkwood Rd NE
11:55-NOON: Member Announcements/ Collaborative Events with KBOA
Indigo Kirkwood Yoga & Community Center: Opening Sept 1
Blue Inc Title to open in Kirkwood Station (old Savor space) on August 1st
The Joint @ Glenwood Place to open August 1st
Guitar Shed: August 13 8-11pm
Mango: Back to school block party: August 6: 5pm-10pm
Kirkwood Feed & Seed: Barks and Brew
Lanta Gras: January 28, 2017 Noon-5pm
Home for the Holidays/Coan Splash Event
BOD: Wed. August 3 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: August 16 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
BOD: Wed. Sept 7@ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: Sept 20 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
BOD: Wed. December 7 @ Noon (1st Wed)
Holiday Mixer: Tuesday December 20 @ 6:00pm- Location TBD
WHEN: September 23, 6:30 to 10:30 pm
WHERE: Downtown Kirkwood, Hosea L. Williams Dr. SE & Howard St. SE, 30317
The Kirkwood Wine Stroll was established in 2006 as a unique way for neighbors to experience downtown Kirkwood. From a few local businesses pouring wine and 500 “strollers”, the event has grown into a block party within downtown Kirkwood. The Wine Stroll is now a beloved in-town Atlanta event with 35 pouring stations serving 1,500 people. But that’s not all! The KWS also includes food served by local businesses and live music and entertainment on two stages.
We are expecting more people than ever at our 10th Anniversary event! Organized by the Kirkwood Business Owners’ Association (KBOA), proceeds from this annual event support local schools and initiatives and fund other KBOA events throughout the year. The Kirkwood Business Owners’ Association, is a 501c(6) nonprofit organization established in 2007 to promote growth, stability and profitability in the Kirkwood Business District.
Proceeds from the Wine Stroll will be used to enhance the business districts and help fund other Kirkwood organizations and events.
For the first time, KBOA is offering local businesses a chance to promote your business to our loyal wine strollers through sponsorship opportunities.
DOWNLOAD THE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE HERE
Contact Co-chairs Randy Brazee and Meredith Hill at email@example.com to secure your sponsorship today. Deadline for sponsorships are August 15th!
11:10: Approve/Amend April 19, 2016 Meeting Minutes- Approved!
FYI: Bad Travelers checks have been found at El Miryachi.
DeKalb County Elections May 24th
MARTA Route #24 updated schedules runs to 12:30am and weekends
Crime is down in NPU-O. East Lake is down 13%. Coffee with a Cop Zone 6
KNO: Successful Spring Fling, Wayfinding Signage proposal from Odell- get a copy to send to members- Upgrade Fire Station, Police, Library upgrade own signs. Update Kirkwood boundaries- KNO formal motion to keep existing boundaries.
Beautification Progress & Status Read notes from Sandra here
KNO projects need lead to make them happen
Purchase cigarette disposals high quality
Final volunteer day to deliver pea gravel (next day in June at 6pm) Need location with Stan
Welcome New Treasurer: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed
KBOA Membership Update: Total Members: 50
NEW Members: Allstate Insurance - The Paul Rue Agency (business)
Membership Directory is now live! See here
New Honorary Member: Kirkwood Branch Library
Honorary membership level (FREE) is added. Kirkwood Library is added.
Will Add: Kirkwood Urban Forest, Police Station, Fire Station and Post Office
11:20-11:30:Kirkwood Library Resources Ms. Reeves firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking local job listings (or listings for locations accessible by MARTA) in a brief, easily printable format
11:30-11:35: KBOA Finances
Current Bank Balance
2015 Taxes. Time to file 501 c(6) taxes. Waiting on Quote. Researching last year’s taxes
Spring Fling Week Wine Stroll Sales: $4290.00 (148 tickets @ $30)
11:35-11:45: Marketing and Branding Committee (Chair Sandra Mersinger -Snapdragon Design, LLC)
Business Mixer: Friday May 20th 5:30-7:30 at Guitar Shed & Spotted Trotter. Free Drinks/Snacks and entertainment.
Kirkwood Billboard VOTE BY FRIDAY MAY 20: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NRS83CV
11:45-11:55: Wine Stroll Committee (Co-Chairs Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta & Meredith Hill- Addison Hill Photography)
2016 Wine Stroll: Friday September 23-10th Year Anniversary
Spring Fling Wine Stroll Booth Update: 148 Tickets sold!
In Progress; Pouring Station and Event Sponsorship Package, more benefits like discount codes for your customers/friends, food pairing stations, KBOA Xorbia ticketing account
Next Meeting: Thursday May 19th @ 6pm- 106 Kirkwood Rd- Randy’s House
11:55-NOON: Community Events
Collaboration with KBOA
BOD: Wed. June 1 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: June 21 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
BOD: Wed. July 6, 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: July 19 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
Last year the Kirkwood Business Owners' Association voted to allocate funds from 2014 Wine Stroll to new Kirkwood billboards. Three new designs by Snapdragons Designs are ready for your feedback.
Vote for the design you love the best and want to see installed at DeKalb and Arizona and Moreland/Hosea.
Go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MT72ZM7 and cast your vote by Wednesday June 8th!
We will print and install by end of July!