• 15 Mar 2018 10:57 AM | Anonymous
    • NOW ACCEPTING: Nonprofit donation request submissions until April 26, 2018.
      • KBOA donated $1000 to 5 different non profit organizations serving neighborhoods within NPU-O in 2017.   Read more
      • SUBMIT HERE FOR 2018
      • Submission Deadline: April 26 , 2018              
      • Announcement of Award: May 15, 2018   
      • Wine Stroll: September 21, 2018
  • 15 Mar 2018 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    For all current or potiential business owners in Kirkwood, Edgewood, and East Lake, the Kirkwood Business Owners' Association has complied a RESOURCE GUIDE to  help you navigate the details of opening and doing business in the city of Atlanta. 


    Want to talk? LET'S HAVE COFFEE- FILL OUT THIS FORM and we'll help you with questions, direction and connections regarding your business in the area.

  • 07 Mar 2018 9:33 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to council member Natalyn Archibong for presenting.

    Next meeting is 3/20 @ Kirkwood Library.

    Read the meeting minutes

  • 24 Jan 2018 1:48 PM | Anonymous
    Great first meeting of 2018! We have a lot planned and need your help. Thank you to Augusta Designs for providing the snacks.


    Board of Directors: In Attendance: New KBOA Board of Directors: kirkwoodbiz@gmail.com

    President: Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House, Vice-President: Sandra Mersinger of Snapdragon Designs, Secretary: Jill Wener of Conscious Health Meditation + Wellness, Treasurer: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed

    Social Media and Marketing: Emily Wimbush of Augusta Designs, Events and Business Mixer Chair: Leslie Brashear of Delightful Sites , Membership Chair: Sam Mugavero of Smugs Fitness, Dan Wingate of The Pullman

    Kimia Amin of The Kirkwood Apartments ABSENT: Wine Stroll Chair: Randy Brazee of Homes for Atlanta and

    Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title

    KBOA Members In Attendance: Tanya Demanjec, Language Kid’s International, Karen the Fitness Girl,

    KUCC, Stephanie Howard Photography, Poppa Corn’s Gourmet Popcorn, Happy Mango, Lakeview Capital Partners,SEVIN Yoga,

    Community Attendees: Jasmine Simone- Anything Vegan and Michael Morris-REV Local Markets

  • 18 Dec 2017 10:36 AM | Anonymous

    A part of this year's Kirkwood Wine Stroll, KBOA, held an open call for nonprofits to submit projects to be considered for donations from the event profits.  The board of directors choose 5 nonprofit organizations to receive $1000 each towards their projects. Each nonprofit attended the Wine Stroll and engaged the attendees regarding their organization's mission.

    We were proud to present each nonprofit with $1000 at our Holiday Mixer on December 5th.

    Wholesome Wave Georgia: East Atlanta Village Farmers Markets Incentives

    Kirkwood Neighbors Organization: Neighbor in Need

    Fred Armon Toomer Elementary Educational Foundation: One (1) Teacher Training for International Baccalaureate Accreditation

    Georgia Overdose Prevention: 100 Naloxone (Overdose Reversal) Kits

    Lanta Gras: Children's Music Program

  • 18 Dec 2017 10:24 AM | Anonymous

    WOW!  KBOA's first Silent Auction was a huge success! Thirty Kirkwood businesses donated items to benefit KUCC's Christmas in Kirkwood program focusing on families from Toomer Elementary and Kirkwood senior citizens.



    Addison Hill Photo Session- Item #24
    Atlanta Clay Works Gift Certificate - Item #1
    Augusta Designs Charm- Item #5
    Clue Town Books Collection- Item #21
    Conscious Health Gift Certificate- Item #14
    Conscious Health Gift Certificate- Item #15
    Cummin Landscape Supply Wreath- Item #28
    Delightful Sites Gift Certificate- Item #12
    Elmiryachi Gift Certificate - Item #8
    Guitar Shed Classes- Item #11
    Happy Mango Books - Item #3
    Indigo Wellness Gift Certificate- Item #6
    KBOA Wine- Item #29
    Kirkwood Car Wash Package- Item #18
    Kirkwood Car Wash Package- Item #19
    Kirkyard Public House Gift Certificate - Item #2
    Language International Kids Camp Days- Item #4
    Law Office of Paige Arden Stanley, LLC Consultation - Item #17
    Lee Van Photography Crash Artwork - Item #25
    Lynn Reeder Artwork- Item #26
    Morgan Stanley Consultation- Item #27
    Petmeisters Gift Certificate- Item #30
    Poppa Corn's Gourmet Popcorn Basket- Item #7
    Scout & Arrow Tote- Item #10
    Smugs Fitness Swag Basket- Item #13
    Stephanie Howard Photography Session- Item #20
    Suzy Shultz Etching- Item #23
    The Music Class, Inc. Gifts- Item #22
    Trophy Room Barber Shop Gift Certificate- Item #16
    Urban Pie Gift Certificate- Item #9

    Check back here to find out how the funds were used in our community. Thank you KUCC for your dedication.

    Read more about the Holiday Mixer.

    Read more about the $5000 KBOA donated to nonprofits from 2017 Wine Stroll funds.

  • 18 Dec 2017 9:55 AM | Anonymous

    THANK YOU to everyone who attended our Holiday Mixer on Tuesday, December 5th.  Kirkwood United Church of Christ (KUCC) was a gracious host and the new sanctuary was a perfect space for such a celebration. 

    Over 70 neighbors, business owners and community supporters attended and enjoyed delicious food by Urban Pie, Kirkyard Public House, Poor Hendrix, The Pullman, The Kirkwood Apartments, Augusta Designs, Snapdragon Designs, Atlanta Clay Works and Poppa Corn's Gourmet Popcorn.  StartME Eastlake provided all the plates, napkins and cups.

    Everyone enjoyed live music by the Elegant Bachelors. Thanks Guitar Shed for booking the band.

    The new KBOA board of directors worked together to make this year's event a success.

    Find out about the Silent Auction results

    Check out the nonprofits we awarded $5000


  • 15 Dec 2017 2:38 PM | Anonymous

    2018 Board of Directors as pictured left to right: Jill, Leslie, Dan, Emily, Amy, Sam, Randy, Sandra, Dano, Kimia, and Mehrush. 

    KBOA is thrilled to welcome our 2018 Board of Directors!

    President: Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House

    Vice-President: Sandra Mersinger of Snapdragon Designs

    Secretary: Jill Wener of Conscious Health Meditation + Wellness

    Treasurer: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed

    Wine Stroll Chair: Randy Brazee of Homes for Atlanta

    Social Media and Marketing: Emily Wimbush of Augusta Designs

    Events and Business Mixer Chair: Leslie Brashear of Delightful Sites 

    Membership Chair: Sam Mugavero of Smugs Fitness

    General Board Members: 

    Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title

    Dan Wingate of The Pullman
    Kimia Amin of The Kirkwood Apartments

  • 14 Nov 2017 9:34 AM | Anonymous


    11:00AM- Meet and Greet:

    Approve/Amend:    October 17, 2017 Meeting Minutes

    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith

    11:10: Organization Update

    • NPU-O and KNO Update

    • Memorial Drive Resurfacing Update

    FYI: Mayoral Race Run Off: Tuesday December 5, 2017 (Keisha Lance Bottoms & Mary Norwood)

    FYI: City Councilmember District 5: Natalyn Archibong

    11:20: Membership

    Welcome package: 2017 membership decal/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet Intro (Will be updated for 2018)

    • Membership:  Total Members: 65 Active.

    11:25: Upcoming KBOA Events

    • November 25: Kirkwood Shop Small Hunt and Tree Lighting Noon-7:00pm

      • Share FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/303569913476601

      • Use #shopsmall #kirkwoodbiz and #kirkwoodatl in social media posts!

      • Participating Locations: Happy Mango, Poppa Corn's Gourmet Popcorn, Indigo Wellness, Kirkwood Feed & Seed Pet Supply, Language International Kids, Kirkyard Public House, Conscious Health Meditation + Wellness, Atlanta Clay Works, Augusta Designs, Scout & Arrow, Arden's Garden, The Pullman, Urban Pie and Elmyriachi

        • Friday November 17: All participating businesses will get Shop Small bags, handouts and other Shop Small materials.

      • How it works:  Teams pick up Kirkwood Shop Small Hunt card at participating businesses. Turn in to Arden’s Garden by 5pm. Must be present to win. 1st, 2nd and Third prizes.

      • Thank you for the donated prizes from Happy Mango, Poppa Corn's Gourmet Popcorn, Indigo Wellness, Kirkwood Feed & Seed Pet Supply, Kirkyard Public House, Atlanta Clay Works, Augusta Designs, Scout & Arrow, Arden's Garden, Urban Pie and Elmyriachi

    • December 5: KBOA Holiday Mixer: Tuesday 6-9PM @ KUCC- 100 Rogers Street

      • Share Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/286162008570263/

      • NEED SILENT AUCTION ITEMS(All funds raised will benefit the KUCC Christmas in Kirkwood)

        • We have 12 items valued at $500.  How about a few more to reach at least $1000.

      • NEED FOOD DONATIONS: Supply food for 25 people. Drop off day of event at 6pm.

      • NEED ARTIST MARKET (FREE to sell, must donate an item to the silent auction value of $50 or more) Augusta Designs and Atlanta Clay Works are the only two currently!

      • Zone 6 Toys for Tots: Toy Drive- Bring an unwrapped toy.

      • Wine Stroll Nonprofit Award presentation of $1000 to 5 different non profits.

      • Live Music by Elegant Bachelors

      • Beer/Wine by KBOA

    11:45: KBOA Board Elections  TERM: January 2018-January 2019

    First Events: November 25 (Small Biz Saturday) & December 5, 2017 (Holiday Mixer)              

    First General Meeting: January 16, 2017  11am-Noon

    VOTE FOR YOUR 2018 KBOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS             ONLINE HERE  or In person on 11/14

    • Current KBOA members vote YES or NO for the entire slate of volunteer board of directors.

    • Associate and honorary members do not have voting rights.



    THANK YOU: Ashley Smith of Wholesome Wave Georgia), Paul Rue of Allstate Paul Rue Agency

    11:50: New Business

    Noon: Adjorn

    Add #kirkwoodbiz to all of your posts so we can share! #kirkwoodatl #kirkwoodbiz @ KirkwoodBIZ on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook  Like Kirkwood Wine Stroll Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KirkwoodWineStroll/

  • 08 Nov 2017 10:55 AM | Anonymous

    Kirkwood Business Owners' Association has four open seats for the 2018-2019 term of volunteer board of directors.

    Elections will be held a the general meeting on November 14th as well as online 24 hours prior to the meeting. KBOA needs 26 members to vote. Associate members can not vote.

    See all 2018 Meeting dates and events here

    Open Director Position: Secretary
    • Keeps meeting minutes for both the BOD and general body meetings. Coordination with Director for distribution to the general body.
    • Secretary signs the by-laws and manages any amendments.
    • Holds fiduciary responsibilities.

    Co-Secretary Nominees

    Events and Business Mixer Chair: Organize location and engagement from KBOA members for quarterly KBOA business mixers. Outreach to KBOA members regarding community events and possible participation.

    Membership Chair: Outreach to possible members, new and existing members regarding KBOA membership.

    General Board Member (1): Support existing projects and programs. Focus on community outreach.


    • President: Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House
    • Vice-President: Sandra Mersinger of Snapdragon Designs
    • Treasurer: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed
    • Wine Stroll Chair: Randy Brazee of Homes for Atlanta
    • Social Media and Marketing: Emily Wimbush of Augusta Designs
    • General Board Members: Dan Wingate of The Pullman and Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title
    Thank you: Ashley Smith of Wholesome Wave Georgia and Paul Rue of Allstate Paul Rue Agency

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

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