• 04 Feb 2019 3:43 PM | Anonymous

    NOW ACCEPTING: Nonprofit donation request submissions until Friday April 12, 2019.

      • KBOA has donated $10,000 to 9 local nonprofits over the last two years.
      • Eligible nonprofit organizations must serve neighborhoods within NPU-O in 2019 & 2020.  See details on application.
      • Funds are distributed at our annual holiday mixer on the first Tuesday of December of 2019 for funding of projects in 2020.

      • SUBMIT HERE FOR 2019
      • Submission Deadline: April 12,2019            
      • Announcement of Award: May 10, 2019  
      • Wine Stroll: September 20, 2019
  • 04 Feb 2019 3:41 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who attended. We had a great turnout of 20 members and new community members.

    Read the meeting minutes

    Next meeting: Tuesday February 19, 2019 @ 11am- KUCC

  • 14 Jan 2019 11:53 AM | Anonymous

    11:00: Welcome- Happy New Year: Enjoy coffee by KUCC and treats by Snapdragon Designs

    • Welcome New Treasurer Josh Bennett of Bennett’s Accounting Services & New Secretary Candace McCollough of Atlanta Clay Works

    11:10: Approve/Amend: November 13, 2018 Meeting Minutes: Candace McCollough, Atlanta Clay Works

    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Josh Bennett, Bennett’s Accounting Services

    11:15: Organization Update


    2019 PROJECTS:

    • Downtown Clean Up: Monthly clean up with total expense for 2019  $2000

    • STATUS UPDATE: Downtown Kirkwood Sign Replacement. KNO & KBOA

    • 2019 Pocket Map: Ads open April 8, 2019. Must be a member as of June 14 to be included

    • Exploring: Lighting the center island downtown Kirkwood sign as main project of 2019

    11:35: Membership- Sam Mugavero

    Welcome pack: 2018/9 membership decal/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet + RESOURCE GUIDE

    • Is it time to renew? Are you lapsed or about to be? Must be current member to participate in the 2019 Wine Stroll and Map/Guide.

    • Membership:  Total Members: 88 Active

    • New Members: Peach State Pressure Wash, Lanta Gras

    11:40: Wine Stroll Committee (Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta 13th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 20, 2019 | 7:00-10:00PM! kirkwoodwinestroll.com

    • KirkwoodWineStroll.com is updated with 2018 photos, video and sponsorship package.

      • Looking for design intern for New mobile friendly website and graphic design for 2019.

    • Kirkwood Wine Stroll Sponsorships NOW OPEN!  Send 2019 Package to prospective sponsors.  

    • Nonprofit Award Applications Open February 4, 2019. Check kirkwoodbiz.com for registration.

    11:45: Member Announcements/New Business

    • Lanta Gras:Saturday January 26 2-6:30pm. Hosea between Howard & Howard closed Noon-8pm

    • Kirkwood Dog Park: East End of Gilliam Park near Wade Ave. $6200 NPU Grant Awarded, $1000 from KBOA. 1st Phase Open Spring 2019.  Read article here    kirkwooddogpark@gmail.com

    • Little Free Pantry: Lisa Stone  Read more

    • Empty Bowls 2019: Friday Feb 8, 2019, 5-9PM @ KUCC. $40 ticket

    Noon:  Adjorn Add #kirkwoodbiz to all of your posts so we can share! #kirkwoodatl #kirkwoodbiz @ KirkwoodBIZ on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • 18 Dec 2018 8:23 AM | Anonymous

    2018 was a very successful year for the Kirkwood Business Owners' Association.  Thank you to all the members, sponsors, volunteers and supporters.


    • We reached 90 members strong in 2019. This time last year we had 65. Wow, that's 25 more members!! KBOA also has a 85% of it's members renew.  Thank you!


    • 12 dedicated business owners volunteer their time and expertise to KBOA. They keep an eye out of what's important to business owners in Kirkwood and implement on projects that will make a positive impact on the Kirkwood community.  MEET THE NEW 2019 BOARD


    • All new banners were designed and installed downtown Kirkwood as well as an extension to Howard by Smugs Fitness and down to Kirkwood Park by Poppa Corn's. We hope to extend further down College Ave towards Sun in My Belly in Spring.
    • Published Kirkwood Map and Guide. Perfect for businesses, residents and visitors. All current KBOA members at time of printing are represented. The next printing deadline will be June 14, 2019. Make sure you're current!


    • Over 1600 tickets were sold to the event. We estimate about 3000 people attended to enjoy the food and music.
    • 44 wine pouring stations
    • 10 food bite stations
    • 68 volunteers
    • 14 sponsors totaling $11,000
    • $32,000 in profit
    • $5,000 donated to community non profits. Check out the awardees


    A successful year would not be complete without a celebration. On December 4th, we ate, drank and enjoyed community while raising funds for KUCC's Families in Need program.  Together, we raised $906. Thank you to everyone who donated food, volunteered, donated silent auction items and attended. SEE MORE PHOTOS AND INFO

    SEE YOU IN 2019:

    Wishing you a happy holiday season and look forward to seeing you on TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019 @ 11AM for our first meeting of the new year. We'll meet at the KUCC Church House at 100 Rogers Street.

  • 12 Dec 2018 2:47 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who attended our annual KBOA Holiday Mixer on Tuesday December 4th. With over 40 business owners, residents and community supporters in attendance, we raised $906 for KUCC's families in need for the holiday season and had a great time doing it!

    A successful Kirkwood Wine Stroll meant KBOA could award $5000 to 4 community nonprofits. Check out the awardees and see photos. 

    Thank you to Kirkwood Car Wash, Seviin Yoga,  Augusta Designs, Indigo Wellness, Conscious Health Wellness, Guitar Shed, Cluetown Books, Language International Kids, Scout & Arrow, Kirkyard Public House, Atlanta Clay Works, Elmiryachi, Law Office of Paige Arden Stanley, L.L.C., Steel City Pops and Poppa Corns for donating to the silent auction. 

    Thank you to Augusta Designs, Dish Dive, Elymirachi, Kirkyard, Steel City Pops, Poppa Corns and Urban Pie for donating the delicious food! 

    As always, we had great wine and beer too. 

    A good time was had by all. Thank you to DJ Tiny for the great tunes and setting the mood for fun. 

  • 12 Dec 2018 2:09 PM | Anonymous

    The Kirkwood Wine Stroll helps fund the operations of KBOA and donates $5000 to community nonprofits. We were proud to present the awards at our Holiday Mixer on December 4, 2018. 

    Applications for 2019 nonprofit awards open on February 4, 2019 with the deadline of Friday, April 12, 2019.  Check back for the active application and watch on social media @kirkwoodbiz.

    Kirkwood Cares: $2000  https://www.facebook.com/kirkwoodcares/

    • To provide critical repairs to the homes of low income residents in Kirkwood.

    Atlanta Clay Works: $1000   www.atlclayworks.org

    • To provide workshops for veterans and refugees.

    Kirkwood Neighbors Organization: Kirkwood Dog Park: $1000



    • To build, maintain, and facilitate the utilization of a dog park in the Kirkwood Neighborhood

    Wholesome Wave Georgia: $1000  


    • To provide Georgia Fresh for Less at Metro Atlanta Farms/CSA

  • 21 Nov 2018 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who attended our last meeting of 2018.

    See the new 2019-2021 Board of Directors

    Read the Meeting Minutes

    Community Conversation on Thursday Nov 29th about Homelessness in Kirkwood.

    Join us for our Holiday Mixer on Tuesday December 4th @ 5:30pm- KUCC Sanctuary. Food. Drinks. Silent Auction and Dancing with DJ Tiny.

  • 21 Nov 2018 10:21 AM | Anonymous

    Kirkwood Business Owners' Association Executive Board 2019-2021

    President: Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House

    Vice-President: Sandra Mersinger of Snapdragon Designs

    Secretary: Candace McCullough of Atlanta Clay Works

    Treasurer: Josh Bennett of Bennett's Accounting Services

    Wine Stroll Chair: Randy Brazee of Homes for Atlanta

    Social Media and Marketing: Emily Wimbush of Augusta Designs

    Events and Business Mixer Chair: Leslie Brashear of Delightful Sites 

    Membership Chair: Sam Mugavero of Smugs Fitness

    General Board Members: 

    Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title

    Dan Wingate of The Pullman

    Kimia Amin of The Kirkwood Apartments
  • 31 Oct 2018 12:56 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who attended! Great turnout.

    Thanks to Smuggs Fitness for the bagels and KUCC for hosting!


  • 31 Oct 2018 12:53 PM | Anonymous

    2019-2021 Board of Directors: Available Positions and Job Descriptions

    Nominations: October 16,  2018 Election: November 13, 2018

    First Event: December 4, 2018         First BOD Meeting: January 8, 2019 Noon-1:30PM       

    First General Meeting: January 15, 2019            2016 KBOA Bylaws

    2019 Meeting Dates and Events Calendar


    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 2019-January 2021

    • 2 year term
    • 11 seats total       
    • 2 open seats on the Executive Committee     
    • 2 open chair seats
    • 2 open committee seats   


      Secretary (1) Executive Committee


      I was born in South Georgia and have a degree in Music and Foreign Language Education. I was a German teacher for 30 years in public schools and most recently part-time lecturer of German at Georgia Tech. I currently live in Ormewood Park and have been a ceramist for almost 30 years. I've been with Atlanta Clay works since 2005, and assumed the role of treasurer in 2014.

      • Keeps meeting minutes for both the BOD and general body meetings. Coordination with Director for distribution to the general body.
      • Familiar with Google Drive is a plus! Minutes are taken on the Agenda on a Google Doc.
      • Secretary signs the by-laws and manages any amendments.
      • Holds fiduciary responsibilities.

        Treasurer (1) Executive Committee

        NOMINEE: JOSH BENNETT: Bennett Accounting Services

        Graduated in 2010 with a double major in finance and accounting from Georgia State University.  I have worked in various corporate roles for many industries varying from Start-up companies to more well known companies such as Turner Broadcasting.  In April of 2018 I decided to leave the corporate world to help small local businesses throughout Atlanta and the US.  I specialize in helping small businesses understand their companies from an accounting perspective and provide guidance on how to run their finances more efficiently.

        • Maintains all accounting in QuickBooks for KBOA.
        • Produces a P&L statement each month to the BOD and General Body.
        • Manages all accounts receivable and payable.
        • Develops the annual budget with President.
        • Holds fiduciary responsibilities.
        • Familiar with Google Drive is a plus!

        Open Chair Positions (1)

        • 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.

        NPU-O Representative (1):

        • Attend the NPU-O monthly meetings, on the 4th Tuesday of the Month,  and report back to the board of directors as well as the general body.
        • Requires 5 hours of meetings.

        Open Wine Stroll Committee Positions (2)

        • Co-Chair: Assist chair in running meetings and taking point on managing committees from February-October.
        • Sponsorship Chair:  (Nominee: Sumarie Forrester, Poppa Corn’s Gourmet Popcorn) Lead the efforts in gaining sponsors for the event and manage all benefits from printing, publicity to day of event.


        President: Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House (Lanta Gras representative/proxy)

        Vice-President: Sandra Mersinger of Snapdragon Designs

        Wine Stroll Chair: Randy Brazee of Homes for Atlanta

        • Wine Stroll Marketing: Leslie Brashear of Delightful Sites
        • Entertainment: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed

        Social Media and Marketing: Emily Wimbush of August Designs

        (Lanta Gras representative/proxy)

        At-Large Board Members:

        Dan Wingate of The Pullman (Lanta Gras representative/proxy)

        Mehrnush Saadt of Blue Ink Title

        Kimia Amin of Avilia Development

        THANK YOU:

        • Parker Smith of Guitar Shed (treasurer)
        • Jill Wener of Conscious Health Meditation & Wellness (secretary)

        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.

        Board of Directors Time Commitments: 10 hours per month + Business Mixers & Events

        • 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.

        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. Lunch is on KBOA.
        • Attendance of the General Membership meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 11:00am- Noon at KUCC or 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. 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.

        2019 Meeting Dates and Events Calendar

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

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