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March 15, 2016 Meeting Minutes

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


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.


      • 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.


    • 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

Kirkwood Business Owners Association (KBOA) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Atlanta, Georgia 30317

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