Board of Directors: Kevin Cregan ASSC (President), Sandra Mersinger Snapdragon Design LLC (Branding and Marketing Committee Chair) Jennifer Ohme (idealDESIGN,inc) Not Attending: 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, Dano Kirk Kirkyard Pub (Secretary) Dan Wingate The Pullman.
Members: Emily Wimbush Augusta Designs,Phnewfula Frederiksen Happy Mango, Parker Smith Guitar Shed, Addison Hill Addison Hill Photography
Community Members: Odell Horne NPU O
11:00-11:10: Meet & Greet
11:10: Approve/Amend March 15, 2016 Meeting Minutes- Approved
NPU-O & KNO Update
Spring banners and Spring Fling banners being installed by KNO.
Sell Kirkwood swag (banners, stickers, mugs) at your business. Purchase from KNO for 15% over cost. Interested? Need prices from KNO
NPU-O: Marta will be operating on the weekend. Bus stop by Library is closed.
Morris’ Lounge needs liquor license and business license
KNO: Wayfinding signs: Section 2.3 Blue Directional signs for public service for free. Cost of wayfinding signage $12,300 a sign. In front of Marche. Contact original sign installer. Sign permit from City of Atlanta. County has a budget for wayfinding signs for Govt complex at corner of Hosea and Warren. Maybe funds from Spring Fling and Wine Stroll.
KBOA: Add a directional from Arizona to Rodgers
KNO: Clean up garbage cans in Kirkwood, beautify downtown Kirkwood. Cigarette butts, remove weeds, replace garbage can liners.
Unfilled positions: Treasurer and Membership Chair
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
Membership Directory is now live! See here Can add to KNO website
New Honorary Member: Kirkwood Branch Library
Log in to kirkwoodbiz.com to respond to meetings, update directory listings and see more information for members only like contact info and resources.
Kirkwood Library Resources
Seeking local job listings (or listings for locations accessible by MARTA) in a brief, easily printable format
Will present at our May 17th meeting regarding business resources
11:30-11:35: KBOA Finances
Current Bank Balance $6,323.17 (Paid idealDESIGN,inc $700 for April) Canceling storage unit. $118. Reimburse Emily for new lock on storage unit.
Coan Splash donation of $500 on 3/28/16 See blog post
2015 Taxes. Time to file 501 c(6) taxes. Waiting on Quote. Researching last year’s taxes
Outstanding 2015 Wine Stroll: Income: $150 Expenses: $171.84
11:35-11:45: Marketing and Branding Committee (Chair Sandra Mersinger -Snapdragon Design, LLC)
NEW KBOA logo. Thanks to Sandra of Snapdragon Design and everyone who helped!
In progress: KirkwoodWineStroll.com Emily to design on Wix. Send images to Addison for credit , billboards- Need sizes from Landtrust and from Stan. Need website. HistoricKirkwood.org or Kirkwoodbiz.com. Shop. Dine. Explore.
Brochure: Calling all businesses. Set deadline. Have for the Wine Stroll
Planning Quarterly Networking events. May 20th 5:30pm @ Guitar Shed, check with Spotted Trotter. Sept 14 and Dec 20 (2nd Wed)
LIKE KIRKWOODBIZ ON FACEBOOK and Instagram! Members send social media information to Emily Wimbush: email@example.com
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
KBOA @ Spring Fling to promote the 2016 Kirkwood Wine Stroll. Special ticket price of $30 that weekend only May 13-15. VOLUNTEER HERE
In Progress; Pouring Station and Event Sponsorship Package, more benefits like discount codes for your customers/friends, food pairing stations, KBOA Xorbia ticketing account
$50 for 3 days before the event
Coupon codes for pouring station sponsors
Next Meeting: Thursday April 28 @ 6pm- Randy’s House 106 Kirkwood Rd.
Need more committee members to help with sponsorships, logistics, music etc... See signup sheet.
4 cases of 24 of Wine glasses at Sherwin Williams. 20 cases at ASSC. One case to Happy Mango.
May for permitting for Wine Stroll
11:55-NOON: Community Events
2nd Drew Charter PTA Fundraising Auction- Saturday April 23, 2016
Seeking sponsors and auction items MORE INFO HERE
Earth Day Soiree Saturday, April 23 @ Kirkwood Station
9AM Women Run the Vine 5K Race 1PM - Earth Day Soiree $25 before/$35 day of
Coan Splash Picnic in the Park Fundraiser Sunday April 24 3-6PM @ Coan Park
Kirkwood Spring Fling- Saturday May 14, 2016
NOON: Adjourn: 12:05
General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 11AM -Kirkwood Library
BOD: Wed. May 4 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: May 17 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
BOD: Wed. June 1 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: June 21 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
BOD: Wed. July 6, 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: July 19 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
BOD: Wed. August 3 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: August 16 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
BOD: Wed. Sept 7@ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: Sept 20 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
BOD: Wed. October 5 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: October 18 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
BOD: Wed. November 2 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: November 15 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
BOD: Wed. December 7 @ Noon (1st Wed)
Holiday Mixer: Tuesday December 20 @ 6:00pm- Location TBD
On April 28th, Kirkwood Business Owners' Association presented Coan SPLASH with a $500 donation towards the project. KBOA voted to allocate funds from the 2014 Wine Stroll proceeds at the end of last year.
For more information on the progress of the Coan SPLASH project, visit their Facebook page.
Marisa Atencio of Coan Splash and Randy Brazee of KBOA pictured below.
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
11:10: Approve/Amend February 15, 2016 Meeting Minutes
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Saturday, April 23 @ Kirkwood Station
9AM Women Run the Vine 5K Race 1PM - Earth Day Soiree $25 before/$35 day of
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
Board Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the Month @ Noon- Kirkyard Pub
General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ Kirkwood Library
BOD: Wed. April 6, 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: April 19 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
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.
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
6:30-6:40: Meet & Greet
6:40-6:45: Approve/Amend January 19, 2016 Meeting Minutes- Approved
Discussion about moving the meeting time to 11am due to low attendance.
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
7:05-7:15: Marketing and Branding Committee (Chair Sandra Mersinger -Snapdragon Design, LLC)
February 4 meeting report
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
9AM Women Run the Vine 5K Race
1PM - Earth Day Soiree
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
6:40-6:45: Approve/Amend November 17, 2015 Meeting Minutes
NPU-O & KNO Update - Wayfinding Signs, Murals, Dog Park
KBOA Membership Update - 48 Members!
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
2015 Wine Stroll Report
Final 2015 P&L
Outstanding pouring fees= $600
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
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
Become a Sponsor KBOA “Mardi Gras Chief” sponsor for $500
Kirkwood Spring Fling- Saturday May 14, 2016 - 10a till 8p, next meeting 2/11 at 6p, firstname.lastname@example.org
General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 6:30pm- Bessie Branham Park
BOD: Wed. January 6, 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: January 19 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
BOD: Wed. Feb 3 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: Feb 16 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
BOD: Wed. March 2 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: March 15 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
General Members: April 19 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
General Members: May 17 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
General Members: June 21 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
General Members: July 19 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
General Members: August 16 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
General Members: Sept 20 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
General Members: October 18 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
General Members: November 15 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
Holiday Mixer: Tuesday December 20 @ 6:00pm
2016 MEETING SCHEDULE
Board Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the Month @ Noon- Kirkyard
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.
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.
Bessie Branham Park
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
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)
General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 6:30pm- Bessie Branham
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?
What member benefits are most valuable to you?
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.