• 17 Jun 2017 4:25 PM | Anonymous

    Kirkwood Library: 11AM-NOON

    11:00AM- Meet and Greet:

     

    11:05: Approve/Amend: May 16, 2017 Meeting Minutes

     

    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith

    • Bank Balance: $40,516.76        PayPal Pending: $727.75             Current June P&L 2017

    • UPDATE: KBOA 2016 Taxes

     

    11:15: Organization Update

    • NPU-O and KNO Update

    • Bike Corral Planters- Signage coming soon!

     

    11:20: Membership- Chair: Dan Wingate- The Pullman

    Welcome package: 2017 membership decal/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet Intro

    • Membership:  Total Members: 61 Active. 11 Lapsed- See list here

    • New Associate Members: Lakeview Capital Partners, Evans & White and Cornerstone Bank

    • Renewing Members: Taproom

    • UPDATE: NEW Business Orientation: Smuggs Fitness (Sam), Sumo Consulting (Cameron) and Pullman (Dan)

     

    11:30: Monthly Meeting & Business Mixers: Chair: Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title

    • Next Mixer: 07-17-17,  5:00 - 7:00 pm at Atlanta Clay Works

     

    11:35: Wine Stroll Committee (Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta SAVE THE DATE: 11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 22, 2017 from 7:00-10:00PM- New Time!

    • Tickets are $40 until 9/18.   363 tickets sold to date !

    • Wine Pouring Station Sign Up: DEADLINE: June 30,2017    Only 21 left   

      • Must be a member. Log in at kirkwoodbiz.com to sign up. http://kirkwoodbiz.com/event-2472608

      • Current Stations: Augusta Designs, WHOLESOME WAVE GEORGIA, Kirkyard Public House
        Urban Pie, The Pullman, Homes For Atlanta - Keller Williams Realty, Guitar Shed, Blue Ink Title
        Standard Code, Clue Town Books, Evans & White, Smugs Fitness, Indigo Wellness, Sun in my Belly, Anna's BBQ, Poppa Corn's, Lakeview Capital Partners, The Paul Rue Agency - Allstate Insurance, The Music Class, Inc.

    • Wine Stroll Sponsorships: See package here. Please share!

      • Wine:  United Distributors  Gold Metal: Avila Development for The Kirkwood Apartments   Silver Metal: Stryant Construction  Big Sipper: Private Bank of Decatur Sipper: KUCC (Water)

    • Wine Stroll Committee Meetings:  Thursday June 29 @ 6PM- Randy’s House

    • Non Profit Organization Donation Submission Submission Deadline: July 18, 2017               Announcement of Award: August 15, 2017     Wine Stroll: September 22, 2017

     

    11:45: New Business:

    • FYI: Keep Atlanta Beautiful Recycling Coming to Kirkwood Sept 9th. 10am-3pm.

      • Coan Middle School at 1550 Hosea Williams Drive        See flyer here

     

    Noon: Adjorn

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  • 02 Jun 2017 4:53 PM | Anonymous
    CALLING ALL NON-PROFITS IN KIRKWOOD, EDGEWOOD, AND EAST LAKE!

    Our annual fundraising event, Kirkwood Wine Stroll, is Friday September 22, 2017 from 7-10PM in downtown Kirkwood. The goal of the event is to raise positive awareness and build a stronger business network within Kirkwood and surrounding communities. From event profits, KBOA funds the annual budget,  donates to local non profit organizations and implements beautification and marketing projects within the business districts of Kirkwood.  


    The Kirkwood Business Owners' Association is seeking submissions from non-profit organizations and civic organizations that need funding for specific projects in 2018.

    Terms: Must be a 501 (c) 3  designation with the IRS and reside within the NPU-O planning unit of the City of Atlanta.  All awarded organizations are required to have a presence at the 11th Annual Wine Stroll, assist with volunteer recruitment and marketing of the event.   All donations are subject to the success of the 11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll on Friday September 22nd! 

    Submission Deadline: July 18, 2017             

    Announcement of Award: August 15, 2017  

    Wine Stroll: September 22, 2017

    SUBMIT HERE


  • 02 Jun 2017 1:07 PM | Anonymous

    In Attendance:

    Board of Directors:  Dano Kirk- President (Kirkyard), P, Parker Smith-Treasurer (Guitar Shed), Randy Brazee- Wine Stroll Chair, Emily Wimbush-Social Media & Marketing (August Designs), Ashley Smith- Secretary (Wholesome Wave GA), Jennifer Ohme (idealDESIGN,inc), Sandra Mersinger-Vice President (Snapdragon Design LLC)          

    Not Attending: Mehrnush Saadat-Events & Business Mixer Chair (Blue Ink Title), Paul Rue-General Board Member (Paul Rue Agency), Dan Wingate- Membership Chair (The Pullman),

    Members:  Stan Sugarman (Stryant Construction), Keith Forrester (Poppa Corns), Lee Vann (Lee Vann Photography), Susannah Davis (Kirkwood United Church of Christ), Shirah Frazier (LIKES)

    Community Members: Beth Bosworth Lakeview Capitol


    11:00AM- Meet and Greet- Thank you to My Coffee Shop for providing refreshments at the April meeting!

     

    11:05: Approve/Amend: April 18, 2017 Meeting Minutes

    Motion to Approve; Emily Wimbush- APPROVED

     

    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith

    • Bank Balance: $29,524.20       PayPal Pending: $484.30            Current May P&L 2017

    • KBOA Taxes due June 15

     

    11:15: Organization Update

    • Shared Storage Unit with KNO complete!

    • 10x7 Storage Unit- Sharing with KNO Extra Space Storage

      • No Keys; all Board Members have Key Code access

      • All KBOA items clearly labeled

      • Create sign-in/sign-out sheet

     

    11:20: Membership- Chair: Dan Wingate- The Pullman

    Welcome package: 2017 membership decal/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet Intro

    • Membership:  Total Members: 57 Active :-). 13 Lapsed

      • Lapsed Members should turn up around Wine Stroll

    • New Members:  Cummin Landscape Supply, Scout & Arrow, Lee Vann Photography

      • Any interested members can sign up online

      • Current members able to be wine-pouring station

      • Lee Vann Photography; 260 Howard & College

        • What do we name that area over there for the banners and brochures?

          • Icehouse? Howard Bend?

        • Dano working on the “Walk Your City” signs and app

    • Renewing Members: Kirkwood UCC

      • PENDING: The Element at Kirkwood- Waiting on $100 check

      • Avila? Once they open in November

     

    12:30: Monthly Meeting & Business Mixers: Chair: Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title

    • Next Mixer: MONDAY 07-17-17,  5:00 - 7:00 pm at Atlanta Clay Works

      • Clay making demo, snacks and wine!

     

    11:30: Wine Stroll Committee (Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta SAVE THE DATE: 11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 22, 2017 from 7:00-10:00PM- New Times!

    • Wine Pouring Station Sign Up: Feb 20-June 30,2017   25% SOLD; Only 30 left.   

      • Must be a member

      • Current Stations: Augusta Designs, WHOLESOME WAVE GEORGIA, Kirkyard Public House, Urban Pie, The Pullman, Homes For Atlanta - Keller Williams Realty, Guitar Shed
        Blue Ink Title, Standard Code, Clue Town Books

    • Wine Stroll Sponsorships: See package here. Please share!

      • Gold Metal: Avila Development for The Kirkwood Apartments

        • The Kirkwood Wine Stroll Sponsored by The Kirkwood Apartments

      • Silver Metal: Stryant Construction

        • Main Stage in his parking lot

    • $30 TICKETS ON SALE FROM 05/14 UNTIL 5/22 AT MIDNIGHT!  

      • Buy Online or at the Spring Fling Booth on 5/20

      • Sold 77 in two days!

      • Booth at Spring Fling selling tickets and playing games

        • Still need 2 more volunteers; contact Randy kirkwoodwinestroll@gmail.com

        • No processing fees if purchase at booth; Jennifer to make more tickets available at $30

        • Businesses could purchase a couple extra tickets @ $30 and offer as a raffle or giveaway

        • Will also have PROMO CODES available for KBOA members/wine-pouring stations

    • Wine Stroll Committee Meetings:  Thursday June 29 @ 6PM- Randy’s House

      • Last Meeting was 05/15; meetings are open to anyone!

    • Non Profit Organization Donation Submission ; create more of a formal process for submission and review. Non-profits and civic organization (must have 501c3) with specific projects/programs in 2018 in the Kirkwood area. Push out to any organizations that might be interested:

      • Submission Deadline: July 18, 2017

      • Announcement of Award: August 15, 2017

      • Wine Stroll: September 22, 2017

     

    11:45: New Business:

    • Guitar Shed; song-writing clinic this weekend

      • Cosmic Debris is the adult band out of GS; played at Kirkyard

      • Summer Recital is June 11th

    • Electric vehicle charging stations

      • Georgia Power engineers have come out; 1 or 2 spots either at library or Bessie Branham Park

      • Also looking for 2 spots in downtown Kirkwood (Sherwin Williams? Lankfords? The Kirkwood?)

        • KBOA/KNO could help financially?

      • Georgia House District 89 candidate

        • Public Transportation/ Public Schools/ EOP Employment/ Anti-Discrimination/ Criminal Justice Reform/ Board of Green Law

      • KUCC looking to have an open house soon; had first worship service this past weekend

      • Language International Kids will be at Spring Fling; Summer Camp info available (send to Emily)

     

    Noon: Adjorn

     

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  • 24 Apr 2017 8:25 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to Greg Giuffrida of Imagine Memorial for the informative presentation regarding Memorial and the impact on Kirkwood.  Click here for important links and information.


    Great turnout! Thank you everyone who attended.



  • 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.

    DOWNLOAD PDF HERE

    DOWNLOAD JPG HERE


  • 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.

    MEETING MINUTES ARE LOCATED HERE

  • 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.

    EMAIL US AT KIRKWOODBIZ@GMAIL.COM TO GET INVOLVED!

  • 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


    FYI:

    February Meeting: Tuesday 21st @ 11am

    March Meeting: Tuesday 21st @ 11am




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

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