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  • 15 Apr 2016 9:08 AM | Anonymous

    In Attendance


    Board of Directors: Dano Kirk  Kirkyard Pub (Secretary),  Sandra Mersinger Snapdragon Design LLC (Branding and Marketing Committee Chair) Dan Wingate The Pullman. Not Attending:  Kevin Cregan ASSC (President), 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

    Members:  Susannah Davis Kirkwood UCC,, Emily Wimbush Augusta Designs, Leisa Curtis Urban Pie, Stan Sugarman Stryant,, Raina Sayer The Music Class, Phnewfula   Frederiksen Happy Mango,Jonathan Huff Homes for Atlanta, Keller Williams Realty, Mia Canada  That's a Wrap!, MARIANELA Belloso Calo Dance Studio, Parker Smith Guitar Shed

    Community Members: Monica Tookes Empty Spaces Gallery, Susan Powell Connected Body Therapy, Odell  Horne NPU O, Derek Lawler Derek Lawler Creative



    MEETING AGENDA

    11:00-11:10: Meet & Greet


    11:10: Approve/Amend February 15, 2016 Meeting Minutes


    11:10-11:30: Updates

    • NPU & KNO Update

      • Sell Kirkwood swag (banners, stickers, mugs) at your business. Purchase from KNO for 15% over cost. Interested? That’s a Wrap!

      • 1954 Memorial purchased by Paces Properties

      • Kirkwood Library- call/email county fulton commissioner

      • KUCC moving end of May, worshipping at Tomer Elem on Sundays. Church House day to day

      • Wayfinding signage: Natalyn Archibong- Hosea and Kirkwood Warren/Hosea Memorial/Hosea

      • Police, Fire, Library to the park Interstate 20 to Kirkwood

        • KBOA signage Dekalb blvd banner. Rogers Street curve around

    • Organization Update:

      • New board members: Branding/Marketing Chair Sandra Mersinger -Snapdragon Design, LLC, 2016 Wine Stroll Co-Chairs Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta and Meredith Hill- Addison Hill Photography, Stuart Brady-Kirkwood Car Wash, Dan Wingate- The Pullman.

      • Unfilled positions: Treasurer and Membership Chair. Responses to postings. In progress.

      • 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

      • All members need to log in kirkwoodbiz.com and update directory listing by 3/23/16

      • Directory to be added when enough members have input their listing.

      • NEW LEVELS ADDED:

        • Associate membership level for $50 a year. No voting or marketing rights.

        • Honorary membership level (FREE) is added.  Kirkwood Urban Forest, Police Station, Library, Fire Station, Post Office will be added by KBOA website admin.

    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

    • Outstanding 2015 wine pouring fees: $300


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

    • In progress: New KBOA logo, billboard, handout. Also wine stroll website.

    • No March meeting due to Spring Break. Emails will be sent to interested KBOA members.

    • LIKE KIRKWOOD BUSINESS OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION ON FACEBOOK

      • Location in relation to other areas, fun spots. Map on Facebook. Hoot Suite- post on social media #kirkwoodbiz #kirkwoodatl Map from happy mango


    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    See March 3rd Meeting Notes

    • KBOA @ Spring Fling to promote the 2016 Kirkwood Wine Stroll. Special ticket price.

    • Next Meeting: Thursday March 31 @ 5pm- Randy’s House  106 Kirkwood Rd.    

      • Music class and happy mango for committee

      • Mia, Monica and Guitar Shed

      • Excess glasses at UDCC, Sherwin William, ASSC (Give Away at Spring Fling 2016)

      • Give Aways donate gift cards, swag - volunteer. Gift cards for all. Discounts.       

       

    11:55-NOON: Community Events

    • 2nd Drew Charter PTA Fundraising Auction-  Saturday April 23, 2016

    • Saturday, April 23 @ Kirkwood Station

      • 9AM Women Run the Vine 5K Race       1PM - Earth Day Soiree      $25 before/$35 day of

    • Kirkwood Spring Fling- Saturday May 14, 2016

      • Karl Holt for location of Spring Fling

      • Kirkwood UCC: Saturday March 19:  9-Noon. Free breastcare screening

      • March 19: Easter Egg Hunt

      • March 27: Sunrise Service in Bessie Branham 6am with an easter egg hunt after


    NOON: Adjourn

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

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


    April 2016

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

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


  • 05 Apr 2016 8:04 PM | Anonymous

    With such an incredible turnout for our March general meeting, the KBOA board of directors has voted to move the general meetings to 11am on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Our meetings are generously being hosted by the Kirkwood Library at 101 Kirkwood Rd NE.

    Please join us!

    April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, Sept 20, October 18 and November 15. The holiday mixer will be held on December 20th. Location and time is still to be determined.


  • 14 Mar 2016 2:00 PM | Anonymous


    In Attendance:

    KBOA BOD:  Kyla Cox -KBOA Vice-Presdent (Savor Wine Boutique) John Huff (Homes for Atlanta) Randy Brazee - KBOA Vice Chair Wine Stroll (Homes for Atlanta) Sandra Mersinger - KBOA Chair Branding/Marketing (Snapdragon Designs) Jennifer Ohme - consultant (idealDESIGN,inc)

    Community Attendees:  Odell Horne - NPU-O and KNO

    MEETING AGENDA

    6:30-6:40: Meet & Greet

    6:40-6:45: Approve/Amend January 19, 2016 Meeting Minutes- Approved

    6:45-6:50: Updates

    Discussion about moving the meeting time to 11am due to low attendance. 

    • NPU & KNO Update

    • KBOA Membership Update

      • All members need to log in kirkwoodbiz.com and update directory listing

      • New Members: Guitar Shed and Dish Dive

    • COAN Splash Donation- Next steering committee meeting is 2/18 @ 7:30pm 39 Warren St. SE 30317

      • $500 from KBOA to be presented


    6:50-7:05: KBOA Finances

    • Current Bank Balance 

    • 2015 Taxes. Time to file 501 c(6) taxes

    • Treasurer Needed ASAP. QuickBooks savvy a plus

    • Outstanding 2015 wine pouring fees: $300


    7:05-7:15: Marketing and Branding Committee (Chair Sandra Mersinger -Snapdragon Design, LLC)


    7:15-7:25: Wine Stroll Committee (Co-Chairs Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta and Meredith Hill- Addison Hill Photography)

    • 2016 Wine Stroll - Friday September 23, 2016- 10th Year Anniversary

    • February 3 meeting report

    • Next Meeting: March 3, 2016 Time and Location: TBD


    7:25-7:30: Community Events


    7:30: Adjourn



  • 03 Feb 2016 8:06 AM | Anonymous

    In attendance:  

    Board Members: Kevin Cregan (president) Atlanta Sport and Social, Kyla Cox (vice president) Savor Wine Boutique, Dano Kirk (secretary) Kirkyard Pub, Members:Vielka Reina - Smart Choice Electric, , John Huff - Homes for Atlanta, Emily Wimbush - Augusta Designs, Dan Wingate - The Pullman, Sandra Mersinger - Snapdragon Designs, Community: Odell Horue - NPU-O VP, Carl Holt - KNO, Consultant: Jennifer Ohme - IdealDesign

    6:30-6:40: Meet & Greet

    6:40-6:45: Approve/Amend November 17, 2015 Meeting Minutes 

    6:45-6:55: Updates

    • NPU-O & KNO Update - Wayfinding Signs, Murals, Dog Park

    • KBOA Membership Update - 48 Members!

      • All members need to log in kirkwoodbiz.com and update directory listing

    • COAN Splash Donation- Next steering committee meeting is 1/21 @ 7pm

      • $500 from KBOA to be presented at 1/21 - Coan Rec Center

    • 2016 Wine Stroll- Saturday September 24, 2016- 10th Year Anniversary

      • Feb. 3rd Planning Meeting @ 1:00 P.M. Kirkyard Pub


    6:55-7:05: KBOA Finances

    • Current Bank Balance - $10,563.11

    • 2015 Taxes- Time to file 501 c(6) taxes. - Dano to get quote from Ryan Marosey for ‘14 & ‘15

    • Treasurer Needed ASAP. QuickBooks savvy a plus


    2015 Wine Stroll Report


    7:05-7:15: Marketing and Branding Committee Now Forming

    • Help create the new branding and marketing for KBOA to promote the businesses of Kirkwood through billboards, advertising, brochure, and social media

    • First Meeting: Thursday February 4, 2016 @ 6:30pm- The Pullman

    • LIKE KIRKWOOD BUSINESS OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION ON FACEBOOK

    • Sandra to Chair

    • - Getting a KBOA Instagram!(?)


    7:15-7:30: Community Events (#KBOA)

    • Lanta Gras Parade- Saturday January 30th. Starts at noon at Bessie Branham Park and ending with music and fun in downtown Kirkwood by 12:30pm

    7:30: Adjourn

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

    General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 6:30pm- Bessie Branham Park


    January 2016

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

    General Members:  January 19 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    February 2016

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

    General Members:  Feb 16 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    March 2016

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

    General Members:  March 15 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    April 2016

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

    General Members:  April 19 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    May 2016

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

    General Members:  May 17 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    June 2016

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

    General Members:  June 21 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    July 2016

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

    General Members:  July 19 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    August 2016

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

    General Members:  August 16 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    September 2016

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

    General Members:  Sept 20 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    October 2016

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

    General Members:  October 18 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    November 2016

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

    General Members:  November 15 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    December 2016

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

    Holiday Mixer:  Tuesday December 20 @ 6:00pm



  • 21 Dec 2015 11:03 AM | Anonymous

    2016 MEETING SCHEDULE

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

    General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 6:30pm- Bessie Branham Park

    January 2016

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

    General Members:  January 19 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)

    February 2016

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

    General Members:  Feb 16 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)

    March 2016

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

    General Members:  March 15 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)

    April 2016

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

    General Members:  April 19 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)

    May 2016

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

    General Members:  May 17 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)

    June 2016

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

    General Members:  June 21 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)

    July 2016

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

    General Members:  July 19 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)

    August 2016

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

    General Members:  August 16 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)

    September 2016

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

    General Members:  Sept 20 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)

    October 2016

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

    General Members:  October 18 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)

    November 2016

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

    General Members:  November 15 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)

    December 2016

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

    Holiday Mixer:  Tuesday December 20 @ 6:00pm


  • 21 Dec 2015 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    KBOA received 18 "YES" Votes to allocate the 2014 Wine Stroll funds of $4000 to the following: 

    • Redesign,Print and 2016 rental of billboard at Arizona and Dekalb: $1000 for rental + printing (estimated +/- $600) + installation of lighting (estimated +/- $200) = $1800

    • Donation to CoanSPLASH of $500

    • Printing of banners for installation at corner of Moreland and Hosea (estimated +/- $600)

    • Reprinting and design of Kirkwood Business brochure (estimated +/- $300)

    • Total = $3200 (Leaving $800 for 2016 Wine Stroll needs)

    Thank you to the following members who voted: Atlanta Sport and Social Club, Savor Wine Boutique, Kirkyard Pub, Kirkwood Car Wash, Storybuilding, Homes for Atlanta, Anna's BBQ, Snapdragon Designs,  Urban Pie, Kirkwood UCC, The Pullman, Atlanta Intown Real Estate Services, That's a Wrap!, MDash, Boom Therapy, Addison Hill Photography, Augusta Designs, Taproom Coffee.

    KBOA will be implementing these funds within the first quarter of 2016. Stay tuned for updates. 

     

  • 21 Dec 2015 10:48 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who attended the Kirkwood Business Owner's Association Holiday Mixer on Tuesday December 15th at the Pullman. With so much going on in this busy season, it was a wonderful evening of community conversations and getting to know one another. 


    Everyone enjoyed the generous food donations from Kirkwood businesses and drink on KBOA.  Thank you to Urban Pie for the tasty bread sticks and marinara sauce, The Spotted Trotter for the incredible pate, Kirkyard for the yummy wings, Elmyriachi for the delicious enchiladas and biscuits and to Dulce Vegan for the delectable cake.

    Next year will even be better, so save the date: Tuesday December 20, 2016.

  • 18 Nov 2015 9:44 AM | Anonymous

    MEETING MINUTES

    Bessie Branham Park

    ATTENDING:

    Kevin Creagan - Atlanta Sport and Social Club, Dano - Kirkyard, Jennifer- idealDESIGN,inc, Stuart  - Kirkwood Car Wash, Randy - Ten Twenty One, Jon - Ten Twenty One, Meredith - Addison Hill Photo, Suzanne - Story Building, Dan - Pullman, Stan Sugarman- Stryant Investments LLC, Snapdragon Design LLC, Bryan Castle


    6:30-6:40: Meet & Greet


    6:40-7:00: Updates

    • 10.22 Meeting Highlights

    • 10.28 BOD Meeting Minutes

    • KNO Meeting Highlights

      • Wine Stroll? $ to Toomer?

      • Imagine Memorial - Commercial Improvement District (On Facebook)

      • Dearborn & Memorial Townhomes - Needs to be less Suburban

      • Liquor License - Morris’ Lounge - Liq Lic Turned in...

      • Euramex Apartments (Behind Kirkwood Station & Bixby) 250 units

      • Old Shoe Shack - Spa / Yoga Studio! (Contact?)

      • Building behind Arden’s Garden

    • NPU-O Meeting Highlights from October. Next Meeting: 11/24/15 @ 6:30pm

    • KBOA Re-organization: What's Happening Now & What's to Come

      • Re-organization plan including updated bylaws in January 2016

      • Voting, elections, attendance, etc. to be determined

      • Storage unit on Memorial Drive! Paid $400 (field trip?)

    • New website and membership portal

      • Members will receive email with instructions to sign on and update their membership profile which will create a directory listing.

      • All members need to update their profile (logo, hours, social media profiles, etc)

    • 2015 KBOA Holiday Mixer: Thursday December 15, 2015 from 6-9pm @ The Pullmam

      • All Kirkwood business owners, KNO and NPU-O community leaders invited

      • Kirkyard to provide wings

      • BOD will hit the streets to promote...

    • SOCIAL MEDIA - Meredith to be added as admin!

      • Need strategy & guidelines

      • Business Member info/spotlight

      • Sock It app to integrate SM & website, FREE for association, discounts for business members

      • Need to add Instagram & Link with other social media

    • Board of Directors and General Meeting Schedule for 2016  (Full Schedule on back)

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

      • General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 6:30pm- Bessie Branham

    7:00-7:15: Financials

    • KBOA needs a treasurer: Who do you know is a Kirkwood CPA?

      • Need a local CPA ASAP (job description, duties, etc.)

    • Update on 2014 & 2015 Wine Stroll P&L       Quick View

    • Need to file 2014 & 2015 taxes

    • Current KBOA P&L

      • Kevin to update P&L from online banking, will have something by 12/2 BOD meeting

    • KBOA Billboard $1500/yr - ($750/side) Annual rent (Currently @ Arizona & Dekalb)

      • Possible other areas, costs, etc.

      • Moreland & Hosea good location?

    • LANTA GRAS - Jan 30 - Create Community through Music - Create Brass Bands, from the park through the Business District 2-4pm

      • KBOA liquor license needed?

        • Close down the street -or-

        • Courtyard at Kirkwood Station

      • Liability but ability to raise funds...

    7:15-7:30: Vision Discussion

    • What are the common goals of KBOA?

      • Group advertising

      • Community Involvement

    • What member benefits are most valuable to you?

      • Advertising


    7:30:  Adjourn



    Atlanta City Council wants to hear from the public about PARKAtlanta   READ MORE HERE

    • The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:30 p.m., at Atlanta City Hall, Council Chamber, 55 Trinity Avenue, S.W.

      • (This meeting will be broadcast live on City Channel 26)

    • Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:30 p.m., at Inman Middle School, 774 Virginia Avenue, N.E.





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

    General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 6:30pm- Bessie Branham Park


    January 2016

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

    General Members:  January 19 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    February 2016

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

    General Members:  Feb 16 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    March 2016

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

    General Members:  March 15 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    April 2016

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

    General Members:  April 19 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    May 2016

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

    General Members:  May 17 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    June 2016

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

    General Members:  June 21 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    July 2016

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

    General Members:  July 19 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    August 2016

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

    General Members:  August 16 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    September 2016

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

    General Members:  Sept 20 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    October 2016

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

    General Members:  October 18 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    November 2016

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

    General Members:  November 15 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)


    December 2016

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

    Holiday Mixer:  Tuesday December 20 @ 6:00pm



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