11:00: Welcome: Enjoy treats by DJ Tiny!
Introductions: Your Name, Business, Are you a Kirkwood Resident?
11:10: Approve/Amend Minutes - Secretary Katie Greiner-Francis: Birdie’s Bone Broth for Pets
November 19, 2019 Meeting Minutes
11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Josh Bennett, Bennett’s Accounting Services
Wells Fargo Bank Balance: Checking $58,964.10 Savings $28,024.43
TO DO: 2020 BUDGET!
11:15: Organization Update
Welcome New Board members Katie, Carrie, Sumarie and Tim!
Great Holiday Party! Thanks KUCC for hosting and everyone who attended!
2020 Master Deadline Calendar
2020 Meeting, Event and Promotions Calendar
Updates from KNO: 1.10.20 Meeting Minutes Lantas Gras has 15 scholarships
Next NPU-O Meeting: Tuesday Jan 28 @ 7pm- Bessie Branham Recreation Center / Carrie or Member-At-Large will be bringing information to KBOA
Nonprofit Award Applications open February 3, 2020 at kirkwoodbiz.com We’re looking at the application process - any changes to the format and email will be sent out on Feb 3
11:25: Community Discussion: Where do we allocate our funds in 2020?
Estimated amounts will be based on 2020 budget with 2019 actuals. See 2019 budget
Standing investments: idealDESIGN,inc, Downtown Kirkwood clean up 6x year, Kirkwood Wine Stroll, Operations, Storage Unit.
Board ideas include a microgrant to a StartMe Cohort, set partnership donation to Kirkwood Cares on a specific house - it develops a stronger relationship between KBOA & Kirkwood Cares, Start a Wellness Program for School Teachers and 1st Responders in Kirkwood and hold a series of business seminars in 2020.
What are your ideas? Social media class for business owners, free consultation for the winner in the seminar, share consulting in the food industry (practice safe food prep), legal business class: incorporating, business planning, structuring your business, seminar on healthcare for small businesses - if we can get healthcare through KBOA, benefits for small businesses, have something on grants - investigate all the different grants that are available in GA,
Anyone opposed about the microgrant for StartMe? NO
Add a mindset/business coaching
Create a voting/priority for seminars
Can LantaGras get more involved with KBOA re: sponsorship
11:40: Membership- Sam Mugavero-Smugs Fitness
Welcome pack: 2019/2020 membership decal (GET YOUR NEW STICKER TODAY)/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet + RESOURCE GUIDE (TO BE UPDATED)
Membership: Total Members: 96 ACTIVE MEMBERS
Pending: Angel Assistance
Is it time to renew? Are you lapsed or about to be? Lapsed Members
Monthly Kirkwood Business Networking Coffee: 1st Tuesday of the Month @ My Coffee Shop East Lake. Kirkwood Business Coffee: Tuesday Feb 4, 2020 @ 9:30amWalk to the back of the coffeeshop
11:45: Wine Stroll Committee (Sumarie Forrester- Poppa Corns & Vice Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta SAVE THE DATE: 14th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 18, 2020| 7:00-10:00PM! Kirkwoodwinestroll.com
Sponsorships Open January 27th! Interested? Email email@example.com / Contact Sumarie or Randy for sponsorship
Kirkwood Wine Stroll Committee Kick-Off Meeting: Wed. February 5 @ Dom Bejios - 6pm
More info & sign up here
Drew Charter Turns 20!Support Needed
Congrats StartME cohorts!
KBOA Members: Blank Canvas Massage and Bullseye Creative
Kirkwood Library: Mini-Golf More info.
Lanta Gras Parade & Festival: Saturday January 25
Hosea Williams Drive between Urban Pie and Sherwin Williams will be closed to traffic from Noon-5pm See business district notice! Sawhorses or cones will be put out for safe zones for viewing, APD will be positioned, EMS will be by Arden’s Garden
Get downtown quicker - all the floats will be in the same line
There are about 15 kids on scholarships
Judges: Margie, Leslie
Empty Bowls Dinner: Friday February 7
Atlanta Clayworks have made 200 bowls
Tickets available via food bank website
Dom Bejios and Kirkwood Winestroll will be donating wine
Cleats on the Streets 5K: Saturday February 8
Filming starts Thursday, during the day on Howard Rd SE
Ryan Marosy (Kirkwood Tax) GoFundMe link will be added to the Meeting Minutes and on FaceBook
Drew is hosting an Expo on Feb 1 @ Upper Campus
Georgia Farmers Market is selling their tents for $120
SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE Add #kirkwoodbiz to all of your posts so we can share! #kirkwoodatl #kirkwoodbiz @ KirkwoodBIZ on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Add Kirkwoodbiz as a co-host to your event so we can add to our FB page!
Submitted by: Katie Greiner-Francis on Tuesday, January 21
11:00: Welcome: Enjoy treats by DJ Tiny !
Updates from KNO: 1.10.20 Meeting Minutes
Next NPU-O Meeting: Tuesday Jan 28 @ 7pm- Bessie Branham Recreation Center
Nonprofit Award Applications open February 3, 2020 at kirkwoodbiz.com
Board ideas include a microgrant to a StartMe Cohort, set partnership donation to Kirkwood Cares on a specific house, Start a Wellness Program for School Teachers and 1st Responders in Kirkwood and hold a series of business seminars in 2020.
What are your ideas?
Monthly Kirkwood Business Networking Coffee: 1st Tuesday of the Month @ My Coffee Shop East Lake. Kirkwood Business Coffee: Tuesday Feb 4, 2020 @ 9:30am
Sponsorships Open January 27th! Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosea Williams Drive between Urban Pie and Sherwin Williams will be closed to traffic from Noon-5pm See business district notice!
The new KBOA board of directors were proud to present our 2019 Kirkwood Nonprofit Awards at our annual KBOA Holiday Party! The $5000 donatioon is from 2019's Kirkwood Wine Stroll proceeds. Since 2016, KBOA has given back $15,000 to local nonprofits serving East Lake, Kirkwood and Edgewood communities for 2020 projects.
2020 Applications open on Monday February 3, 2020.
See all of KBOA's opportunities.
Atlanta Clay Works: $1000
Neighbor in Need, East Lake : $1000
Kirkwood Cares: $1000
Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO): $1000
Toomer Parent Teacher Association (PTA): $1000
2019 YEAR IN REVIEW + 2020 LOOK AHEAD
Thank you to all the members, volunteers and sponsors who make KBOA a fun, successful business association!
Thank you to KUCC for hosting our meetings from January- August. We’ve returned to the newly renovated Kirkwood Library for our general meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 11am.
We reached 96 members strong in 2019. 70 in 2018. Wow, that's 26 new members. Only 2% of members do not renew. We had only 47 members this time in 2017...we’ve doubled our members in 2 years!
NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
12 dedicated business owners volunteer their time and expertise to KBOA. They keep an eye out for 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 2020 BOARD
New positions for 2020 include Film Liaison and NPU-O Rep.
5 new board members for 2020 with 7 returning!
Installed a new Welcome to Kirkwood sign, solar lighting and landscaping downtown. Thanks to KNO for working with us after a car crashed into our old sign. How do you like the new sign?
Beautified the downtown planters each season with sponsorship from 8 KBOA members.
Donated $1500 to Bessie Branham Park to restore the granite entrance.
Launched a monthly business networking coffee on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 9:30-10:30am at My Coffee Shop. All new, existing and potential KBOA members are invited to join our board to talk about successes, challenges and share resources! Coffee is on us!
Supported over 30 KBOA members by purchasing board lunches, snacks for general meetings, 2019 Holiday Party catered buffet, printing and services in 2019.
2019 KIRKWOOD WINE STROLL:VIEW THE 2019 PHOTOS AND VIDEO
Launched the new KirkwoodWineStroll.com.
Sold 1600 tickets with 100 at the door sold in half an hour. We estimate about 3000 people attended to enjoy the food and music.
45 wine pouring stations
9 food bite stations
3 stages and 2 DJs...lots of dancing
16 cash and in-kind sponsors totaling $11,750.00. 6 new sponsors!
$37,000 in profit
$5,000 donated to community non profits.Check out the awardees
2020 LOOK AHEAD
First 2020 Business Networking Coffee: Tuesday January 7, 2020
First 2020 General Meeting: January 21 @ 11am
Kirkwood Wine Stroll Sponsorships Open: January 27, 2020
KWS Non Profit Award Applications Open: Monday February 3, 2020
KWS Wine Pouring Station Sign Up Open: Wed. March 11, 2020
Kirkwood Wine Stroll: Friday September 18, 2020
SEE ALL 2020 KBOA MEETINGS & EVENTS
11:00: Welcome: Enjoy treats by Smugs Fitness!
11:10: Approve/Amend: Secretary Candace McCollough, Atlanta Clay Works
October 15, 2019 Meeting Minutes
Wells Fargo Bank Balance 69,575.50: Savings: 27,267.43 PayPal Pending: 27.34
ADOPTED: Bylaws of the Kirkwood Business Owners’ Association
2020: KBOA Board of Directors FULL SLATE VOTE
BUSINESS & HOME BASED VOTE IN PERSON ON 11/19 OR ONLINE HERE.
President & Membership Chair: Sam Mugavro of Smugs Fitness
Vice President: Dan Wingate of The Pullman
Treasurer: Josh Bennett of Bennett’s Accounting Services
Secretary: NOMINEE: Katie Greiner-Francis: Birdie’s Bone Broth for Pets
Wine Stroll Chair: NOMINEE Sumarie Forrester: Forrester Fundraising
Wine Stroll Vice 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: Leslie Brashear of Delightful Sites
NPU-O Representative: NOMINEE: Carrie Padget Blank Canvas Massage
Film Liaison: Emily Wimbush of August Designs
At-Large Board Members:
Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House (Lanta Gras representative/proxy)
NOMINEE: Tim Jackson : DJ Tiny
Kimia Amin of Avilia Development (at large)
Candace McCullogh (secretary)
Dano Kirk (President 2015-2019)
COMMUNITY MEETINGS & INFO
UPDATE: KNO November 10 Meeting Minutes
UPCOMING: KNO Meeting 12/10/19 Holiday Potluck NPU-O, Tuesday Nov 26 @ 6:30pm. No Dec.
KBOA Holiday Party: Tuesday December 3, 2019 5:30-8:00PM @ KUCC
Everyone Welcome | FREE | Kid Friendly Share the FB Event!
Join us as we celebrate 2019 together with:
Catered buffet from Kirkwood restaurants
Wine, Beer, Sodas and Water
Kid's Craft Area
Nonprofit Award presentation
2019 KBOA Year in Review
Bring an unwrapped toy for APD Zone 6 Toy Drive
Grab an ornament from KUCC's Giving Tree and sponsor a family for the holidays.
Music by DJ Tiny
No Silent Auction this year due to lack of response from businesses.
11:30: Membership- Sam Mugavero-Smugs Fitness
Welcome pack: 2019/2020 membership decal (GET YOUR NEW STICKER TODAY)/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet + RESOURCE GUIDE
Membership: Total Members: 95 ACTIVE MEMBERS
28 new members in 2019
71 members in 2018
4 members difference from 2018-2019
Monthly Kirkwood Business Networking Coffee: 1st Tuesday of the Month @ My Coffee Shop East Lake. December 3, 2019 and January 7, 2020
11:40: Wine Stroll Committee (Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta SAVE THE DATE: 14th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 18, 2020| 7:00-10:00PM! Kirkwoodwinestroll.com
A call for volunteers will start in January 2020!
11:50: New Business/Member Announcements
Georgia Farmers Market Association: Just Food Pollinator Program
FIRST MEETING OF THE NEW YEAR!! TUESDAY JANUARY 21, 2020
2020: KBOA Board of Directors FULL SLATE VOTE
ELECTION ON TUESDAY NOV 19, 2019
Thank you Chop Shop for bring the savory!
Thank you to idealDESIGN,inc for bring the sweet.
Our October meeting was on the first rainy and cooler day we've had in over 50+ days...it did keep the business owners away. Thank you to everyone who attended. We had savory and sweet treats.
Read the meeting minutes to get up to speed.
Great turnout for September meeting, which was just three days away from our 13th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll!
Read the Meeting Minutes here for updates and links to information.
11:00: Welcome: Enjoy treats by The Kirkwood Apartments
August 20, 2019 Meeting Minutes
Wells Fargo Balance: $44,984.82 Savings: $27,762.89 PayPal: $452.83
P&L: June P&L, July P&L, YTD 2019 P&L
Thank you to Bennett’s Accounting Services and Helix Cleaning for Updating the Planters
2019 Meeting, Event and Promotions Calendar 2019 Master Deadline Calendar
REVEIW: Bylaws of the Kirkwood Business Owners’ Association for member review with comments. Comments are due via Google Document by Friday November 1, 2019.
UPCOMING VOTE: All current and voting members of KBOA will vote to adopt the bylaws at the October general meeting on 10/15/19.
KBOA Board of Directors Nominations
OPEN: Secretary, Wine Stroll Co-Chair, 1-At-Large
2 year term. 2020-2022
Must be a member of KBOA for at least 3 months and in good standing to be nominated. Associate members may hold Wine Stroll Co-Chair or At Large position.
Attend all Board and General meetings. Time commitment: 10 hours per month.
ATTEND: Networking Coffee on Tuesday October 1st: 9:30am- My Coffee Shop
UPDATE: KNO (September) & NPU-O (August)
UPCOMING: KNO Meeting 11/10/19 & NPU-O Meeting 9/24/19
Welcome pack: 2019/2020 membership decal (new sticker coming)/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet + RESOURCE GUIDE
Membership: Total Members: 93 ACTIVE MEMBERS
New Members: Dogtown Franks, Amani Catering, Sweet Librarians, Chop Shop
Monthly Kirkwood Business Networking Coffee: 1st Tuesday of the Month @ My Coffee Shop East Lake.
October 1- For any business owner interested in serving for the KBOA BOD.
Nov 5 last 2019
11:35: 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
CHECK OUT THE NEW KIRKWOODWINESTROLL.COM
TICKETS SOLD: We are going to sell out! Only 100-$50 tickets left and only 50 available at the door!
Kirkwood Wine Stroll Sponsorships: $11,750
Wine Pouring Stations: 45. See your logo here; https://kirkwoodwinestroll.com/wines/
Brick & Mortar businesses can pick up wine at 3:30pm. Emily’s Garage. Same as 2018.
Please make sure to get your own ice for white wine.
Food Stations: 10 https://kirkwoodwinestroll.com/food/
Beer: No beer tickets!!! Purchase directly and get your draft or can of Second Self!
Beer station at the Kirkyard Booth next to the grilled cheese sandwiches!
Entertainment: Parker Smith: Guitar Shed https://kirkwoodwinestroll.com/music/
NonProfit Awardees: All will be at the event. Find out more
Atlanta Clay Works, Kirkwood Cares, Neighbor in Need East Lake, Veterans Empowerment Organization and Toomer Parent Teacher Association
Child Care @ Kirkwood Library: Vinyl spin art with DJ Precyse from 7-9pm with a movie inside. Sign up and promotion to come. Will be added to kirkwoodwinestroll.com
RACE for FATE: Saturday October 5 @ 8:30am See information FB Event
11:00: Welcome: Enjoy treats by Atlanta Clay Works
Thank you to the over 40 business owners who attended!! Great crowd!
No meeting minutes to approve
There is a separate IG, FB and Website for the Winestroll
Make comments on these posts so that there is more buzz/reach