• 14 Nov 2016 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    2017 Meeting & Events Calendar


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

    MEETINGS

    EVENTS/Promotions

    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)

    http://www.decaturga.com/index.aspx?page=413

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


  • 06 Nov 2016 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    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. 

    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

    VOTE HERE 2017 KBOA Board Elections


  • 18 Oct 2016 9:59 AM | Anonymous

    In Attendance:

    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


    MEETING AGENDA

    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


    11:20: Updates

    • 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

    • New Members:

      • Language International Kids

      • Bo Bridgeport -Janie Gray

      • Smug Fitness

        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 kirkwoodbiz@gmail.com


    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: augustadesigns@me.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: kirkwoodwinestroll@gmail.com

      • 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, Kirkyard
      Urban 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 : maggiels@bellsouth.net


    • 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 (jjackson@eastlakefoundation.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


    October 2016

    BOD:  Wed. October 5 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  October 18 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    November 2016

    BOD:   Wed. November 2 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  November 15 @  11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    December 2016

    Holiday Mixer:    Wed. December 7 @ Noon (1st Wed)


  • 15 Oct 2016 11:56 AM | Anonymous
    KBOA is looking for members to volunteer their time and expertise for the 2017 board of directors. If you are interested in serving, please email kirkwoodbiz@gmail.com your name, business name and a short bio about yourself and what you'd like to add to the organization.


    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


    MISSION:  

    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


    Secretary

    • 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


    President: Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House

    Vice-President: Sandra Mersinger of Snapdragon Designs

    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

    General Board Members:

    Dan Wingate of The Pullman


    THANK YOU:

    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


  • 21 Jul 2016 10:25 AM | Anonymous

    MEETING MINUTES

    Attendance: Indigo Wellness, Homes for Atlanta, Augusta Designs, The Joint, 691 Consulting, Spotted Trotter, Guitar Shed, Stryant Construction and Paul Rue Agency


    11:00-11:10: Meet & Greet


    11:10: Approve/Amend June 21, 2016 Meeting Minutes- Approved


    11:10-11:20: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed


    11:20: Updates

    • NPU-O & KNO Update

      • 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!

    • Log in to kirkwoodbiz.com to respond to meetings, update directory listings and see more information for members only like contact info and resources.


    11:30-11:35: Marketing and Branding Committee (Chair Sandra Mersinger -Snapdragon Design, LLC)

    • Billboard Design & Installation

      • KNO Approved donating $464.81 towards this project

    • Membership decal/sticker

      • Window cling and website badge

    • LIKE KIRKWOODBIZ ON FACEBOOK and Instagram! Members send social media information to Emily Wimbush: augustadesigns@me.com


    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: kirkwoodwinestroll@gmail.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 lessons@guitarshedatl.com 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

    • Wine Pouring Station Pick Up & Tasting: Tuesday September 20th 7-9pm @ the Kirkyard


    11:55-NOON: Member Announcements/ Collaborative Events with KBOA

    • Member Announcements

      • 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


    NOON: Adjourn


    Board Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the Month @ Noon- Kirkyard Pub

    General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 11AM -Kirkwood Library




    August 2016

    BOD:   Wed. August 3 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  August 16 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    September 2016

    BOD:   Wed. Sept 7@ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  Sept 20 @  11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    October 2016

    BOD:  Wed. October 5 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  October 18 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    November 2016

    BOD:   Wed. November 2 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  November 15 @  11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    December 2016

    BOD:   Wed. December 7 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    Holiday Mixer:  Tuesday December 20 @ 6:00pm- Location TBD

  • 27 Jun 2016 12:41 PM | Anonymous

    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

    WineStroll-sponsorship2016.pdf

    Contact Co-chairs Randy Brazee and Meredith Hill at kirkwoodwinestroll@gmail.com to secure your sponsorship today. Deadline for sponsorships are August 15th!



  • 20 Jun 2016 4:41 PM | Anonymous

    MEETING AGENDA

    11:00-11:10: Meet & Greet

    11:10: Approve/Amend April 19, 2016 Meeting Minutes- Approved!

    11:10-11:20: Updates

    • FYI: Bad Travelers checks have been found at El Miryachi.

    • NPU-O & KNO Update

      • 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

    • Organization Update:

      • 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

      • Log in to kirkwoodbiz.com to respond to meetings, update directory listings and see more information for members only like contact info and resources.

    • Directory Update

    • 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   andaiye.reeves@fultoncountyga.gov

    • 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

    • LIKE KIRKWOODBIZ ON FACEBOOK and Instagram! Members send social media information to Emily Wimbush: augustadesigns@me.com


    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

    • Lanta Gras: January 28, 2017 Noon-5pm

    Collaboration with KBOA

    NOON: Adjourn


    Board Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the Month @ Noon- Kirkyard Pub

    General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 11AM -Kirkwood Library



    June 2016

    BOD:   Wed. June 1 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  June 21 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    July 2016

    BOD:  Wed. July 6, 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  July 19 @  11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    August 2016

    BOD:   Wed. August 3 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  August 16 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    September 2016

    BOD:   Wed. Sept 7@ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  Sept 20 @  11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    October 2016

    BOD:  Wed. October 5 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  October 18 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    November 2016

    BOD:   Wed. November 2 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  November 15 @  11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    December 2016

    BOD:   Wed. December 7 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    Holiday Mixer:  Tuesday December 20 @ 6:00pm- Location TBD


  • 31 May 2016 9:28 AM | Anonymous

    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!


  • 27 Apr 2016 8:18 AM | Anonymous

    In Attendance


    Board of Directors:  Kevin Cregan ASSC (President), Sandra Mersinger Snapdragon Design LLC (Branding and Marketing Committee Chair) Jennifer Ohme (idealDESIGN,inc) Not Attending:  Kyla Cox Savor Wine Boutique (Vice President)  Randy Brazee Homes for Atlanta, Keller Williams Realty Meredith Hill- Addison Hill Photography (Wine Stroll Co-Chairs), Stuart Brady Kirkwood Car Wash, Dano Kirk  Kirkyard Pub (Secretary) Dan Wingate The Pullman.

    Members:  Emily Wimbush Augusta Designs,Phnewfula Frederiksen Happy Mango, Parker Smith Guitar Shed, Addison Hill Addison Hill Photography

    Community Members: Odell  Horne NPU O



    MEETING AGENDA

    11:00-11:10: Meet & Greet


    11:10: Approve/Amend March 15, 2016 Meeting Minutes- Approved


    11:10-11:30: Updates

    • NPU-O & KNO Update

      • Spring banners and Spring Fling banners being installed by KNO.

      • Sell Kirkwood swag (banners, stickers, mugs) at your business. Purchase from KNO for 15% over cost. Interested? Need prices from KNO

      • NPU-O: Marta will be operating on the weekend. Bus stop by Library is closed.

      • Morris’ Lounge needs liquor license and business license

      • KNO: Wayfinding signs: Section 2.3 Blue Directional signs for public service for free. Cost of wayfinding signage $12,300 a sign. In front of Marche. Contact original sign installer. Sign permit from City of Atlanta. County has a budget for wayfinding signs for Govt complex at corner of Hosea and Warren.  Maybe funds from Spring Fling and Wine Stroll.

      • KBOA: Add a directional from Arizona to Rodgers

      • KNO: Clean up garbage cans in Kirkwood, beautify downtown Kirkwood. Cigarette butts, remove weeds, replace garbage can liners.  

    • Organization Update:

      • Unfilled positions: Treasurer and Membership Chair

      • New KBOA Bylaws being reviewed.

        • Annual meeting and new board elections will be November 15th at general meeting

        • No less than 5 board members and no more than 11

    • KBOA Membership Update: 48 members

      • Membership Directory is now live! See here Can add to KNO website

      • New Honorary Member: Kirkwood Branch Library

      • Log in to kirkwoodbiz.com to respond to meetings, update directory listings and see more information for members only like contact info and resources.

    • Kirkwood Library Resources

      • Seeking local job listings (or listings for locations accessible by MARTA) in a brief, easily printable format

      • Will present at our May 17th meeting regarding business resources


    11:30-11:35: KBOA Finances

    • Current Bank Balance $6,323.17 (Paid idealDESIGN,inc $700 for April) Canceling storage unit. $118. Reimburse Emily for new lock on storage unit.

    • Coan Splash donation of $500 on 3/28/16  See blog post

    • 2015 Taxes. Time to file 501 c(6) taxes. Waiting on Quote. Researching last year’s taxes

    • Outstanding 2015 Wine Stroll:  Income: $150  Expenses: $171.84


    11:35-11:45: Marketing and Branding Committee (Chair Sandra Mersinger -Snapdragon Design, LLC)

    • NEW KBOA logo. Thanks to Sandra of Snapdragon Design and everyone who helped!

    • In progress: KirkwoodWineStroll.com Emily to design on Wix. Send images to Addison for credit , billboards- Need sizes from Landtrust and from Stan. Need website. HistoricKirkwood.org or Kirkwoodbiz.com. Shop. Dine. Explore.

    • Brochure: Calling all businesses. Set deadline. Have for the Wine Stroll

    • Planning Quarterly Networking events. May 20th 5:30pm @ Guitar Shed, check with Spotted Trotter.  Sept 14 and Dec 20 (2nd Wed)

    • LIKE KIRKWOODBIZ ON FACEBOOK and Instagram! Members send social media information to Emily Wimbush: augustadesigns@me.com


    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  

    • KBOA @ Spring Fling to promote the 2016 Kirkwood Wine Stroll. Special ticket price of $30 that weekend only May 13-15.  VOLUNTEER HERE

    • In Progress; Pouring Station and Event Sponsorship Package, more benefits like discount codes for your customers/friends, food pairing stations, KBOA Xorbia ticketing account

      • $50 for 3 days before the event

      • Coupon codes for pouring station sponsors

    • Next Meeting: Thursday April 28 @ 6pm- Randy’s House  106 Kirkwood Rd.  

      • Need more committee members to help with sponsorships, logistics, music etc...  See signup sheet.  

      • 4 cases of 24 of Wine glasses at Sherwin Williams. 20 cases at ASSC. One case to Happy Mango.

      • May for permitting for Wine Stroll


    11:55-NOON: Community Events


    NOON: Adjourn: 12:05


    Board Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the Month @ Noon- Kirkyard Pub

    General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 11AM -Kirkwood Library


    May 2016

    BOD:   Wed. May 4 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  May 17 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    June 2016

    BOD:   Wed. June 1 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  June 21 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    July 2016

    BOD:  Wed. July 6, 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  July 19 @  11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    August 2016

    BOD:   Wed. August 3 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  August 16 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    September 2016

    BOD:   Wed. Sept 7@ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  Sept 20 @  11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    October 2016

    BOD:  Wed. October 5 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  October 18 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    November 2016

    BOD:   Wed. November 2 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    General Members:  November 15 @  11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library


    December 2016

    BOD:   Wed. December 7 @ Noon (1st Wed)

    Holiday Mixer:  Tuesday December 20 @ 6:00pm- Location TBD


  • 19 Apr 2016 8:36 AM | Anonymous

    On April 28th, Kirkwood Business Owners' Association presented Coan SPLASH with a $500 donation towards the project.  KBOA voted to allocate funds from the 2014 Wine Stroll proceeds at the end of last year.

    For more information on the progress of the Coan SPLASH project, visit their Facebook page.

    Marisa Atencio of Coan Splash and Randy Brazee of KBOA pictured below.



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