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
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
11:05: 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
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 ShedBlue 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 email@example.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
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)
Add #kirkwoodbiz to all of your posts so we can share! #kirkwoodatl #kirkwoobiz @ KirkwoodBIZ on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
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.
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.
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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.
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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
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
NEW SECRETARY NEEDED: Volunteer up to 10 hours per month + Business Mixers & Events . Must be a KBOA member to hold this position.
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. 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.
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.
EMAIL US AT KIRKWOODBIZ@GMAIL.COM TO GET INVOLVED!
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!
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
2016 Year in Review
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Sponsorship Package & Website Updates
Wine Stroll Committee forming. Email email@example.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
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:
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)
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
Submitted by Portia Andrews, Secretary on 1/18/17
February Meeting: Tuesday 21st @ 11am
March Meeting: Tuesday 21st @ 11am
Thank you to the 26 KBOA members who voted YES for the 2017 community projects!
Extend Street Pole Banners & Redesign: LEAD: Sandra TEAM: PAUL
COMPLETE BY: Kirkwood Wine Stroll on September 22, 2017
Wayfinding Signs Walk YOUR City https://walkyourcity.org/toolkit/intro
LEAD: DANO/DAN TEAM:
COMPLETE BY: (Locations by next board meeting) Installation by Spring Fling May 20, 2017
Education & Non-Profit Donations LEAD: PARKER TEAM:
COMPLETE BY: end of February
LEAD: Emily TEAM: Sandra
COMPLETE BY: End of Feb. Printed by Spring Fling May 20, 2017
Community Improvements Bessie Branham: Ridgedale/Kirkwood Rd NE- Restore entrance and monuments
LEAD: Randy TEAM: