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July 18, 2017 Meeting Minutes

20 Jul 2017 11:40 AM | Anonymous

In Attendance:

Board of Directors: Jennifer Ohme (idealDESIGN,inc), Ashley Smith- Secretary (Wholesome Wave GA), Emily Wimbush-Social Media & Marketing (August Designs), Parker Smith-Treasurer (Guitar Shed), Sandra Mersinger-Vice President (Snapdragon Design LLC), Dan Dingate- The Pullman (Membership Chair)

Not Attending: Dano Kirk- President (Kirkyard), Randy Brazee- Wine Stroll Chair, Mehrnush Saadat-Events & Business Mixer Chair (Blue Ink Title), Paul Rue-General Board Member (Paul Rue Agency)

Members:  Lee Vann (Lee Vann Photography), Keith Forrester (PoppaCorns), Stuart Brady (Kirkwood Car Wash), Stan Sugarman (Stryant), Jamie Russell (Poor Hendrix), Kimia Amin (Avila Development), Jules Bothwell (Spotted Trotter),

Community Members: Stephanie Howard, Suzy Schultz, Leslie Bradshear, Fred Hicks, Rashida Winfrey, Kelsey Unger, TJ Copeland


11:00AM- Meet and Greet:

Approve/Amend:    June 20, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Keith Forrester Motioned; APPROVED


11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith

  • PayPal Pending - $1,113.65       Bank Account - $44,231.23    

  • Current P&L 2017

    • Money coming in from pouring stations

    • Storage unit; KNO has been invoiced for 1 year

  • UPDATE: KBOA 2016 Taxes Filed and PAID ($500)

    • Once your gross receipts go above $50k; you must file a different return with a lot more information


11:15: Organization Update

  • NPU-O and KNO Update

    • KNO; Stan (VP)

      • Spring Fling made over $30k net

      • Kirkwood Urban Forest takeover (add special vote to Wine Stroll fund grant)

      • PRIORITY: Keeping seniors in place and helping with emergency repairs

      • Pullman Yards purchased by Atomic Entertainment; is every building protected in preservation (environmental/historical)? Currently in discussion

        • ($5-8M contamination on site)

    • NPU-O (Sign permit for street sign, parking variances, etc.)


11:25: Membership- Chair: Dan Wingate- The Pullman

Welcome package: 2017 membership decal/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet Intro

            Brick & Mortar $100/yr   Home-Based $50/yr   Associate $50/yr

  • Membership:  Total Members: 69 Active. 9 Lapsed. Goal of 75 for 2017.

  • New Members: McCullough Salon Studio

  • New Associate Members: Corrective Chiropractic - Decatur, Poor Hendricks, Greathouse Trial Law,

  • Renewing Members: Valero, Le Petite Marche, Arden’s Garden

    • Any questions or information that come up as new businesses come in, please email kirkwoodbiz@gmail.com to help create the welcome package (resources on build-out, permits, etc.)


11:30: Wine Stroll Committee (Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta SAVE THE DATE: 11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 22, 2017 | 7:00-10:00PM- New Time! Kirkwoodwinestroll.com

  • Biggest fundraiser for KBOA that raises most money; Language International Kids is offering child care for the night

  • 2 stages (need to rent another stage for acoustic stage) of live music; DJs will play in between sets

  • Tickets are $40 until 9/18.   378 tickets sold to date! USE: CODE AUG17 FOR $5 OFF!

  • Wine Pouring Stations: 40 STATIONS COMPLETE!  7 Food Stations

    • Current Stations: Augusta Designs, WHOLESOME WAVE GEORGIA, Kirkyard Public House, Urban Pie, The Pullman, Homes For Atlanta - Keller Williams Realty, Guitar Shed, Blue Ink Title
      Standard Code, Clue Town Books, Evans & White, Smugs Fitness, Indigo Wellness, Sun in my Belly, Anna's BBQ, Poppa Corn's, Lakeview Capital Partners, The Paul Rue Agency - Allstate Insurance, The Music Class, Inc.,Scout & Arrow,The Spotted Trotter,Atlanta Clay Works
      Taproom Coffee & Beer,Jill Wener, MD | Physician, Vedic Meditation Teacher, Conscious Health Ally,Cummin Landscape Supply,Kirkwood Feed & Seed Pet Supply,Origins Real Estate
      FitWit,Kirkwood Car Wash,The Business House, Inc.,Chili Pepper Woodworks, LLC,McCullough Salon Studio,Atlanta Intown Real Estate Services,Language International Kids,Le Petit Marche,Valero Food Mart,Poor Hedricks, Arden’s Garden,elmyriachi,Corrective Chiropractic - Decatur {Add Stryant Construction}

    • Wine Stroll Sponsorships: $9,0000 + WINE CONFIRMED:

      • Wine:  United Distributors  

      • Gold Medal: Avila Development for The Kirkwood Apartments   

      • Silver Medal: Stryant Construction, Cornerstone Bank  

      • Big Sipper: Private Bank of Decatur

      • Sipper: KUCC (Water)

  • Food Stations: Tickets sold separately ($1 goes to KBOA $1 goes to restaurant)

    • Each station decides how much each food item costs

    • Should prepare food for at least 300 (can be prepared on site or beforehand)

  • Wine Stroll Committee Meetings:  Thursday, July 20 @ 6PM- Randy’s House {106 Kirkwood Road; old Kirkwood Library)

    • Still need volunteers and/or volunteer coordinator (email kirkwoodbiz or go to wine stroll website to sign up to volunteer at event)

      • Before, During and After

    • Schedule a food station meeting and wine-pouring meeting

  • Non Profit Submissions Closed:  Announcement of Award: August 15, 2017 (at next meeting)

    • Give back a portion of Wine Stroll profits to local non-profits

    • New process for accepting and vetting applications this year


11:45: New Business:

  • Aug 12 & 13: Kirkwood UCC Homecoming Weekend.  

    • 10-2 on Sat.(Open House) 5pm on Sun (Worship/Reception)

  • Aug 12: Meet and Greet with Liliana Bakhitari. District 5 Candidate. Noon-2pm

  • Aug 19: Beer & Gnomes Fundraiser for Atlanta Clay Works. 5PM-8PM. Eventide Brewery

  • Sept 9:  Keep Atlanta Beautiful Recycling Coming to Kirkwood. 10am-3pm.

    • Coan Middle School at 1550 Hosea Williams Drive        See flyer here

  • Pullman Fundraiser for Atlanta Community Food Bank coming up in October

  • Kirkwood Apartments; 1,2,3 bedroom apartments (opening by end of year??)

  • Rashida Winfrey candidate for School Board (District 5); looking for feedback and insight from residents and businesses


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

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