NOW ACCEPTING: Nonprofit donation request submissions until Friday April 12, 2019.
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
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
Wells Fargo Balance: $77,083.97 PayPal Pending: $0
2019 Budget 2018 Budget with actual
11:15: Organization Update
2018 Year in Review
2019 Meeting, Event and Promotions Calendar
2019 Master Deadline Calendar
Planning Business Mixers in March and June for 2019. Annual Holiday Mixer Dec 3, 2019
KNO Meeting 1/10/19 & NPU-O Meeting 1/22/19
Renew Atlanta BOND Community Meetings:January 30 & March 7th. Grady High School 6:30-8pm
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 email@example.com
Little Free Pantry: Lisa Stone Read more
Empty Bowls 2019: Friday Feb 8, 2019, 5-9PM @ KUCC. $40 ticket
2018 was a very successful year for the Kirkwood Business Owners' Association. Thank you to all the members, sponsors, volunteers and supporters.
NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
PROMOTIONS AND IMAGE IMPROVEMENTS:
2018 KIRKWOOD WINE STROLL: VIEW THE PHOTOS AND VIDEO
ANNUAL HOLIDAY MIXER:
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Thank you to everyone who attended! Great turnout.
Thanks to Smuggs Fitness for the bagels and KUCC for hosting!
READ THE MINUTES HERE
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
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
CALL FOR NOMINEES:
Secretary (1) Executive Committee
NOMINEE: CANDACE McCOULLOUGH Atlanta Clay Works
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.
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.
Open Chair Positions (1)
NPU-O Representative (1):
Open Wine Stroll Committee Positions (2)
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: RETURNING FOR ANOTHER TERM
President: Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House (Lanta Gras representative/proxy)
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
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.
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
Required Monthly Meetings: 5 hours
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