• 25 Jan 2017 9:52 AM | Anonymous


    In Attendance


    Board of Directors:  Dano Kirk-President (Kirkyard), Sandra Mersinger-Vice President (Snapdragon Design LLC), Portia Andrews-Secretary (Scratch DJ Academy), Parker Smith-Treasurer (Guitar Shed), Emily Wimbush-Social Media & Marketing (August Designs), Paul Rue-General Board Member (Paul Rue Agency), Jennifer Ohme (idealDESIGN,inc)          Not Attending:  Randy-Wine Stroll Co-Chair, Meredith Hill-Wine Stroll Co-Chair (Addison Hill Photo), Mehrnush Saadat-Events & Business Mixer Chair (Blue Ink Title), Dan Wingate-Membership Chair (The Pullman)

    Members:  Paris (Indigo Wellness), Micaela Roberts (Urban Purpose Design), Jay Carlson (Clue Town), Tania Julian & Candace Mc Collough (Atlanta Clay Works), Rick Barnard (Chili Pepper Woodworks), Phnewfula Frederiksen (Happy Mango), Leisa Curtis (Urban Pie)

    Community Members: Mary Beth Forehand (Spotted Trotter), Sally Alcock (Realtor), Keely Herrick (KHerrick LLC), Andy Greene (Lanta Gras), Cheleste & Brandon (Leasing agents from Element @ Kirkwood)



    11:00: Happy 2017- Meet & Greet


    11:10: Approve/Amend: November 15, 2016 Meeting Minutes- Approved!


    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith

    • Current Bank Balance: $$33,188.90    December 2016 P&L    January 2017 P&L

    • TO DO: 2017 Budget to be completed by Feb 1, 2017

      • KNO outstanding contribution to 2016 billboards: $461.47- IN Progress

      • Submitted project funding request to KNO. Will be reviewed on 1/23/17


    11:15: Organization Update

    • 2017 Meeting and Promotions Calendar

    • Bike Rack Corral Planters:  Removable signage 4 (2 KBOA and 2 Sponsor) -LEAD: Dan @ Pullman

      • SPONSORS: Winter:   The Pullman, Spring: SMUG Fitness, Summer:  Homes for Atlanta,  

    Fall:  Paul Rue Allstate Agency                     


    11:20: Membership: Chair: Dan Wingate- The Pullman

    • Membership:  Total Members: 51 Active. 11 Lapsed (2017 goal is 75 members)

    • New Members Dec -Jan: Urban Purpose Design, Atlanta Clay Works, Stanley Law Office

    • In-Progress Projects:

      • KBOA one-sheet welcome for new businesses (Event calendar;

      • Welcome package for new members: 2017 membership decal/ I love KWD stickers

    11:25: Quarterly Business Mixers: Chair: Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title

    • Holiday Party Thanks

    • In-Progress: Business mixers for 2017

      • February/March:  College Avenue- DishDive, FitWit and Sun in My Belly

    11:30: Lanta Gras Update: President Dano Kirk Kirkyard Public House (Rain or Shine event)

    • Saturday January 28, 2017       Parade line up: 10AM @ Bessie Branham Park       

    • Parade Starts: Noon    Ends downtown Kirkwood          Party until 4PM

    • Downtown Kirkwood street closed @  Noon  from Hosea & Howard (both sides) to Oakview to right before Urban Pie.    STREET CLOSURE INFORMATION      Parade & Party Info

    • LANTA GRAS STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS: Email lantagras@gmail.com by Jan 25, 2017.

        (Volunteers needed for clean up efforts between 4:30 and 5:30 and to pass out beer)

    11:35: Marketing and Social Media Committee: Chair Emily Wimbush Augusta Designs

    • I Love KWD Stickers: We need to distribute to businesses and new members

    • IN-Progress: KBOA 2017 member decals

    • Social Media: LIKE KirkwoodBiz ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, Twitter  #kirkwoodatl #kirkwoodbiz add @kirkwoodbiz to all posts.


    11:40: Wine Stroll Committee (Co-Chairs Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta and Meredith Hill- Addison Hill Photo) SAVE THE DATE: 11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 22, 2017 from 6:30-10:30PM

    • In-Progress

      • Sponsorship Package & Website Updates

      • Wine Stroll Committee forming. Email kirkwoodwinestroll@gmail.com if you want to volunteer by February 1, 2017


    11:45: 2017 Community Projects

    • 26 Members Voted YES. All projects are approved!

    • Submitted request for $3500 to KNO. See details here


    Education & Non-Profit Donations  LEAD: Parker

    $500- KirkCats Organization          $250- Toomer PTA   $250- Drew PTA


    Extend Street Pole Banners & Redesign: TEAM LEADS: Sandra/Paul

    KBOA: $1000                    

    TO DO:  Count existing banners, define street poles for extension, estimate redesign cost for each season, estimate printing costs, estimate installations costs per season.


    Wayfinding Signs   Walk YOUR City https://walkyourcity.org/toolkit/intro  kirkwoodbiz  kirkwood30317

    LEAD:     Dan/Dano                         TEAM:

    KBOA: $500   12”x12”, $20 each (20 signs) + shipping and zip ties

    WHERE TO INSTALL, WHAT TO SAY? (Would like to have this complete by Spring Fling)


    Marketing Kirkwood Business Directory: Digital & Printed Version:

    LEAD:        Emily                           

    KBOA: $1100             KNO: For use in all new neighbor packages

    • Distribution to: KBOA businesses, KNO new residents,  Air B&B, Tourist, Hotels, Real Estate Agents

    Community Improvements Bessie Branham: Ridgedale/Kirkwood Rd NE- Restore entrance and monuments (Long term project; had a volunteer regarding the monuments that was referred to Randy)

    LEAD:     Randy                                 

    KBOA: $1500             


    11:55: New Business/Member Announcements

    • Happy Mango-Back to School block party (August)

    • Drew Expo-February 4th @ 11 am

    • Element leasing agents (at Memorial)


    21 in attendance


    Noon:  Adjourn


    Submitted by Portia Andrews, Secretary on 1/18/17


    FYI:

    February Meeting: Tuesday 21st @ 11am

    March Meeting: Tuesday 21st @ 11am



  • 09 Jan 2017 12:15 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to the 26 KBOA members who voted YES for the 2017 community projects!

    Extend Street Pole Banners & Redesign: LEAD: Sandra       TEAM: PAUL

    KBOA: $1000                    

    TO DO:  Count existing banners, define street poles for extension, estimate redesign cost for each season, estimate printing costs, estimate installations costs per season.

    COMPLETE BY: Kirkwood Wine Stroll on September 22, 2017


    Wayfinding Signs   Walk YOUR City https://walkyourcity.org/toolkit/intro

    LEAD:       DANO/DAN                   TEAM:

    KBOA: $500   12”x12”, $20 each (20 signs) + shipping and zip ties

    COMPLETE BY: (Locations by next board meeting) Installation by Spring Fling May 20, 2017


    Education & Non-Profit Donations LEAD:   PARKER        TEAM:

    $500- KirkCats Organization          $250- Toomer PTA   $250- Drew PTA

    COMPLETE BY: end of February


    Marketing Kirkwood Business Directory: Digital & Printed Version:

    LEAD:         Emily                                 TEAM:  Sandra

    KBOA: $1100          

    • Distribution to: KBOA businesses, KNO new residents,  Air B&B, Tourist, Hotels, Real Estate Agents

    COMPLETE BY: End of Feb. Printed by Spring Fling May 20, 2017


    Community Improvements Bessie Branham: Ridgedale/Kirkwood Rd NE- Restore entrance and monuments

    LEAD:     Randy           TEAM:

    KBOA: $1500            


    MEETINGS WITH PARK PRIDE COMPLETE BY: End of February 2017
  • 19 Dec 2016 1:38 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who attended and donated to our annual Holiday Party on December 6th. We had over 40 KBOA members, business owners and neighbors enjoy some end of the year cheer at Indigo Yoga, Scratch DJ Academy and Wholesome Wave.

    What a wonderful way to celebrate 2016 together and look forward to what we can accomplish together in 2017. Read the 2016 Annual Review.

    The open house holiday party had delicious food from Elmiyrachi, Sun in My Belly, Le Petite Marche, Anna's BBQ, The Pullman, Kirkyard Pub, Homes for Atlanta and Urban Pie. Beer and wine was provided by Kirkwood Business Owners' Association.


    It was a great way to explore three different businesses within the same building.  Thanks Scratch DJ Academy for the great tunes.

    KBOA members voted on the allocation of $5000 from this year's Kirkwood Wine Stroll to community projects. 19 votes have been cast, if you have not voted, please do so here by January 2, 2017.

    Also, we collected about 15 toys for the APD Zone 6 Toys for Tots toy drive. Thank you to everyone for contributing a bit of joy this season.


    We look forward to seeing everyone at our first 2017 meeting on Tuesday January 17th.  Check out all of your meeting and promotion dates here.


    Join KBOA in 2017



  • 19 Dec 2016 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    2016 ANNUAL REPORT

    Completed Projects:

    • New Kirkwood Business Owners' Association logo.

    • Clean up in Downtown Kirkwood: New Pea Gravel distributed to flower beds

    • New Billboards designed and installed at Dekalb/Arizona and Moreland/Boulevard Place

    • $500 donation to COAN Splash


    Membership:

    • 11 NEW Members for 46 Active members as of 12/6/16. 35 members in 2015

    • Added associate membership and honorary member levels

    • Activated an online membership software and website where members can manage their directory listing and make payments.


    10th Anniversary Wine Stroll:

    • A successful event that will fund the 2017 operating budget, $12,000 for 2017 Wine Stroll expenses and $5000 towards community projects!

    • New Website: kirkwoodwinestroll.com

    • New Sponsorship Package


    Before the Event Tickets Sold: 1335

    Day of Event Tickets Sold: 31                   Total tickets sold: 1366

    Comp tickets redeemed: 136                    Estimated attendance: 1300 (1175 tickets were redeemed of sold)

    Food Bite Tickets Redeemed: 2265          Sponsor Income: $7,600

    Wine Pouring Station Marketing Fees Collected: $5,400           

    Ticket Income: $44,647                            Expenses: $27,000

    Net Income: $30,000


    2017 Board of Directors:

    President: Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House

    Vice-President: Sandra Mersinger of Snapdragon Designs

    Secretary: Portia Andrews of Scratch DJ Academy

    Treasurer: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed

    Wine Stroll Co-Chairs:

    Randy Brazee of Homes for Atlanta and Meredith Hill of Addison Hill Photo

    Social Media and Marketing: Emily Wimbush of August Designs

    Events and Business Mixer Chair: Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title

    Membership Chair: Dan Wingate of The Pullman

    General Board Members: Paul Rue of Paul Rue Agency




  • 14 Nov 2016 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    2017 Meeting & Events Calendar


    BOD Meetings @ Kirkyard Noon-1:30PM     GENERAL MEETINGS @ Kirkwood Library @ 11AM

    MEETINGS

    EVENTS/Promotions

    January Meetings

    BOD: Jan. 4

    General: Jan.17

    January Events/Promotions

    2016 Annual Report

    Lanta Gras Saturday 28

    February Meetings

    BOD: Feb 1

    General: Feb 21

    February Events/Promotions

    Business Mixer

    March Meetings

    BOD: March 1

    General: March 21

    March Events/Promotions

    KWS Projects Implemented

    April Meetings

    BOD: April 5

    General: April 18

    April Events/Promotions

    Kirkwood Wine Stroll Spring Fling Special Promos

    May Meetings

    BOD: May 3

    General: May 16

    May Events/Promotions

    Spring Fling- Kirkwood Wine Stroll Booth

    June Meetings

    BOD: June 7

    General: June 20

    June Events/Promotions

    Business Mixer

    July Meetings

    BOD: July 5

    General: July 18

    July Events/Promotions

    KWS Projects Implemented from 2016 vote



    August Meetings

    BOD: Aug 2

    General: Aug 15

    August Events/Promotions

    National Night Out: Tuesday August 1


    September Meetings

    BOD: Sept 6

    General: Sept 19

    September Events/Promotions

    Kirkwood Wine Stroll: Friday Sept 22, 2017


    October Meetings

    BOD: Oct 4

    General: Oct 17

    October Events/Promotions

    KWS Thank you Party

    November Meetings

    BOD: Nov 1

    General: Nov 21

    November Events/Promotions

    Small Business Saturday

    December Meetings

    BOD: None

    General: None

    December Events/Promotions

    Holiday Mixer: Dec 5


    Kirkwood Neighborhood Association (KNO): 10th day of every month: 6:30pm to 8:00pm: Turner Monumental AME Church 66 Howard Street NE Atlanta GA 30317 http://www.historic-kirkwood.org/


    East Lake Neighborhood Association:  2nd Monday of every month (except June and December) at Drew Charter School, located at 301 East Lake Blvd SE, Atlanta, GA 30317; (right next to the East Lake YMCA) Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.  http://eastlake.org/


    Organized Neighbors of Edgewood (ONE): 3rd Monday of each month 6:30-8:00pm: Antioch East Baptist Church 1223 Hardee St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 http://edgewoodatl.com/


    Decatur Business Association (DBA): 4th Monday of the Month: 5:15-5pm Dekalb Medical Center 2701 North Decatur Rd  http://decaturba.com


    NPU-O:  4th Tuesday of every month @ 6:30pm: Branham Recreation Center 2051 Delano Drive NE Atlanta GA 30317   (Kirkwood, East Lake, Edgewood and East Lake Meadows) http://www.atlantaga.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=19106


    Oakhurst Neighborhood Association (ONA): Every 3 Months on the 2nd Monday: 7-8pm The Solarium http://www.oakhurstga.org/


    Decatur Neighborhood Alliance: Twice a year in April in October 6:30pm- Ebster Recreation Center

    Beacon Municipal Center 420 W. Trinity Place (at Electric Avenue)

    http://www.decaturga.com/index.aspx?page=413

    East Atlanta Community Association (EACA): 2nd Tuesday of the Month: 7pm: Branan Towers, 1200 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 http://eaca.net/


  • 06 Nov 2016 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    2017 KBOA Board of Directors Slate of Nominees: Election November 15, 2016

    In person vote at 11/16 meeting and online vote via website on 11/15.  This is a slate vote which means that you are voting for all the nominees and not an individual. Associate members do not have voting rights. 

    President: Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House

    Vice-President: Sandra Mersinger of Snapdragon Designs

    Secretary: Portia Andrews of Scratch DJ Academy

    Treasurer: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed

    Wine Stroll Co-Chairs:

    Randy Brazee of Homes for Atlanta and Meredith Hill of Addison Hill Photo

    Social Media and Marketing: Emily Wimbush of August Designs

    Events and Business Mixer Chair: Mehrnush Saadat of Blue Ink Title

    Membership Chair: Dan Wingate of The Pullman

    General Board Members: Paul Rue of Paul Rue Agency

    VOTE HERE 2017 KBOA Board Elections


  • 18 Oct 2016 9:59 AM | Anonymous

    In Attendance:

    BOD: Kevin Cregan: ASSC/ President, Parker Smith: Guitar Shed/Treasurer, Randy Brazee: Keller Williams/Co-Chair Wine Stroll, Emily Wimbush: Augusta Designs/Social Media. Not in Attendance: Dano Kirk: Kirkyard/Secretary, Stuart Brady: Kirkwood Car Wash, Dan Wingate: Pullman, Sandra Mersinger: Snapdragon/Marketing Chair.


    MEMBERS: Scratch DJ Academy, My Coffee Shop, Language International Kids, Indigo Wellness, Blue Ink Title, Spotted Trotter, Sun in My Belly, Sumo Consulting, Paul Rue Agency


    COMMUNITY MEMBERS: Drew Charter PTA, Honee Comb Salon


    MEETING AGENDA

    11:00-11:10: Meet & Greet


    11:10: Approve/Amend  NO MEETING MINUTES


    11:10-11:20: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed

    • Current Bank Balance: $24,025.24

    • Current P + L - (Month to Date)

      • KWS budget: $20,000-$25,000. Will be track


    11:20: Updates

    • NPU-O & KNO Update

    • KBOA Business Mixer: Dish Dive, FitWit and Sun in My Belly: October in the works

    • KBOA Membership Update:  Total Members:  42 Active + 19 renewals due + 2 pending = 63

    • New Members:

      • Language International Kids

      • Bo Bridgeport -Janie Gray

      • Smug Fitness

        KBOA Memberships are up for RENEWAL SEPTEMBER 1ST!

      • Log in to kirkwoodbiz.com to respond to meetings, update directory listings and see more information for members only like contact info and resources.

    • KBOA Board Nominations in October. Elections in November. If interested in volunteering on the board of directors, email kirkwoodbiz@gmail.com


    11:30-11:35: Marketing and Branding Committee (Chair Sandra Mersinger -Snapdragon Design, LLC)

    • Membership decal/sticker to be ready December for 2017

    • LIKE KIRKWOODBIZ ON FACEBOOK and Instagram! Members send social media information to Emily Wimbush: augustadesigns@me.com


    11:35-11:50: Wine Stroll Committee (Co-Chairs Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta & Meredith Hill- Addison Hill Photography)

    • 2016 Wine Stroll: Friday September 23-10th Year Anniversary: kirkwoodwinestroll@gmail.com

      • KirkwoodWineStroll.com  $50 week of event. We have 776 tickets sold as of 9/16. Goal is 1500 tickets sold.

        • 897 tickets sold to date as of 9/20

    • Wine Pouring Stations: 36 confirmed! + 2 info booths=38 stops.

    • Food Tasting Stations (9): $2 per ticket for food bites from The Pullman, Dish Dive, Kirkyard
      Urban Pie, Elmyriachi, Sun in my Belly, Spotted Trotter, Anna's BBQ, Taproom

      • No food at pouring stations this year.

    • Wine Pouring Station Pick Up & Tasting: Tuesday September 20th 7-9pm @ the Kirkyard


    11:50-NOON: New Business

    • The Drew Charter School Fall Festival is October 1: Become a vendor: https://form.jotform.com/62524678038159

        • $20 booth space

        • Event from: 11-3pm

      • Will get digital materials to distribute to KBOA members and social media.

      • Non-profit to support resources and programs

      • Partnerships, volunteers needed.

      • Family and Community dinner night- Eagle Giving Tree kick off - $5 per person or sponsor a family. Donate for raffle. March 2017 Silent Auction- donations, service at the event.  Dine Out night- 10% back to Drew Charter PTA

      • Maggie Stewart : maggiels@bellsouth.net


    • 2017 Start: ME cohort:  Looking to start or grow your business in East Lake and neighboring Kirkwood? Start:ME is a free, intensive 14 week business accelerator for micro-entrepreneurs (businesses with 1-4 employees) running from January through May of 2017 that provides the business training, mentorship support and loan fund capital needed to develop small businesses.  The program is delivered by Emory University’s Goizueta Business and the The East Lake Foundation in partnership with PNC Bank, Drew Charter School, East Lake Neighborhood Community Association (ELNCA) and Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization (KNO).  In addition to entrepreneurs, Start:ME is recruiting business leaders to serve as volunteer mentors for participating businesses.  Applications for the 2017 program open on October 1 and close on November 15th.  For more information on the program including upcoming information sessions, please visit www.startmeaccelerator.org  or contact the East Lake Program Coordinator Joi Jackson (jjackson@eastlakefoundation.org or 404-974-4507).

      • Micro-business oriented to give tools to start business

      • Micro-loans offered- $1000 and $2500 loans


    • Kirkwood Neighbors- Kirkwood Homies - Cameron Childress

      • Businesses who work from home 180 members on Facebook

      • Collaborate with KBOA


    NOON: Adjourn- 11:49


    Board Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the Month @ Noon- Kirkyard Pub

    General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 11AM -Kirkwood 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

    Holiday Mixer:    Wed. December 7 @ Noon (1st Wed)


  • 15 Oct 2016 11:56 AM | Anonymous
    KBOA is looking for members to volunteer their time and expertise for the 2017 board of directors. If you are interested in serving, please email kirkwoodbiz@gmail.com your name, business name and a short bio about yourself and what you'd like to add to the organization.


    2016-2017 Board of Directors: Available Positions and Job Descriptions


    Nominations: October 18,  2016       Election: November 15, 2016   

    First Event: December 6, 2016         First BOD Meeting: January 4, 2016 Noon-1:30PM       

    First General Meeting: January 17, 2016


    MISSION:  

    The Kirkwood Business Owners' Association also known as KBOA was established in 2007

    to promote growth, stability and profitability of the Kirkwood Business District. Kirkwood is bound on the north by DeKalb Avenue, on the south by Memorial Drive and Interstate 20, on the west by Montgomery Street, and on the east by 1st Avenue.


    TERM: January 2017-January 2018


    CALL FOR NOMINEES:

    Board of Directors: Executive Officers


    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.


    Open Chair Positions

    • 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.


    CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: RETURNING FOR ANOTHER TERM


    President: Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House

    Vice-President: Sandra Mersinger of Snapdragon Designs

    Treasurer: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed

    Wine Stroll Co-Chairs:

    Randy Brazee of Homes for Atlanta and Meredith Hill of Addison Hill Photo

    Social Media and Marketing: Emily Wimbush of August Designs

    General Board Members:

    Dan Wingate of The Pullman


    THANK YOU:

    Kevin Cregan of Atlanta Sport and Social Club for serving as president from 2014-2016.




    WHO CAN RUN? To be eligible to run, your business must be a member of KBOA and representing the business member. The owner of the company does not have to the one to be on the board of directors as long as it is approved by the owner.


    • Members or associate members in good standing.

    • Members are businesses and property owners that operate within the bounds of Kirkwood.

    • Associate members operate outside of the bounds of Kirkwood.


    Check your membership here. If you are not listed in the directory, your membership has lapsed.


    Executive Officers and Committee Chairs make up the Board of Directors.

    • The executive officers are the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. The executive officers govern KBOA.

    • Committee Chairs vote on major issues and manage each area of expertise.  Reports to the Executive Officers and works closely with Director on action items and plans.

    Board of Directors Time Commitments: 10 hours per month + Business Mixers & Events


    Required Monthly Meetings: 5 hours

    • Attendance of BOD meetings on the 1st Wednesday of the Month from Noon-1:30pm at the Kirkyard Public House.

    • Attendance of the General Membership meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 11:00am- Noon at the Kirkwood Library.

    • Attendance at quarterly business mixers.

      • Board of Directors may not miss more than 3 meetings total per term.

    • Shared Between All Board Members: Attendance of neighborhood association monthly meeting and NPU-O. Dates and times vary, estimated 2 hours.  Sign up for dates in advance.


    Working Sessions & Follow up: 5 hours

    • No more than 5 hours per month during normal KBOA functions regarding preparation of agendas, follow up items and emails between Board of Directors and the community.


    2017 Meeting Dates & Events


  • 21 Jul 2016 10:25 AM | Anonymous

    MEETING MINUTES

    Attendance: Indigo Wellness, Homes for Atlanta, Augusta Designs, The Joint, 691 Consulting, Spotted Trotter, Guitar Shed, Stryant Construction and Paul Rue Agency


    11:00-11:10: Meet & Greet


    11:10: Approve/Amend June 21, 2016 Meeting Minutes- Approved


    11:10-11:20: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed


    11:20: Updates

    • NPU-O & KNO Update

      • Wine Stroll update approved. Kirkwood Apartment Complex broke ground. Sugar creek apartments 280 units and 15 townhomes Dearborn on Memorial Drive. Wayfinding Signs are approved by DeKalb county (health, senior center and mental health center). City of Atlanta and KNO wayfinding signs- must get other neighborhoods to join- have to connect- Reynoldstown, Edgewood, East Atlanta must connect with Grant Park. Coan Splash will final vote from KNO next month.

    • KBOA Organization Update: Thank you to Kyla Cox for serving as Vice President.

      • Board elections in November.

      • KBOA Business Mixer: Working on College Avenue for late August early September

    • KBOA Membership Update:  Total Members: 56

    • New July Members:

      • The Joint: Patrick Greco: Associate Member

      • 691 Consulting: Dan Campbell: Home Based

      • Chili Pepper Woodworks: Rick Barnard: Home Based

    • KBOA Memberships are up for RENEWAL SEPTEMBER 1ST!

    • Log in to kirkwoodbiz.com to respond to meetings, update directory listings and see more information for members only like contact info and resources.


    11:30-11:35: Marketing and Branding Committee (Chair Sandra Mersinger -Snapdragon Design, LLC)

    • Billboard Design & Installation

      • KNO Approved donating $464.81 towards this project

    • Membership decal/sticker

      • Window cling and website badge

    • LIKE KIRKWOODBIZ ON FACEBOOK and Instagram! Members send social media information to Emily Wimbush: augustadesigns@me.com


    11:35-11:55: Wine Stroll Committee (Co-Chairs Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta & Meredith Hill- Addison Hill Photography)

    • 2016 Wine Stroll: Friday September 23-10th Year Anniversary: kirkwoodwinestroll@gmail.com 6:30-10:30pm

    • City of Atlanta Special Events Permit is submitted and accepted. KNO approved.

    • NPU-O Appearance: Tuesday July 26 @ 6:30PM

    • Pouring Station Sign Up until August 9th: $150 for current KBOA members: https://kboa.wildapricot.org/event-2259691

      • Confirmed Pouring Stations to Date: The Music Class, Stryant, FitWit, Kirkwood Feed & Seed, Aggregate Law, Cluetown Books, Guitar Shed, Augusta Designs, Indigo Wellness and the Pullman

    • Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsorship package available : $1500-$250

      • Confirmed Sponsors to Date:  Thrive Homes (Gold $3000) Euramex Management Group LLC (Bronze $750), KUCC (Sipper $250)

      • Pending: Stryant Construction (Silver $1500)

    • Volunteer Coordinator Needed

    • Entertainment: Parker Smith of the Guitar Shed is the coordinator. Budget of $2000 + donated talent. Email lessons@guitarshedatl.com if you know of a performer who wants to entertain at the Wine Stroll.

    • KirkwoodWineStroll.com now live!

    • Next Meeting: Thursday July 28th: 6pm @ 106 Kirkwood Rd NE

    • Wine Pouring Station Pick Up & Tasting: Tuesday September 20th 7-9pm @ the Kirkyard


    11:55-NOON: Member Announcements/ Collaborative Events with KBOA

    • Member Announcements

      • Indigo Kirkwood Yoga & Community Center: Opening Sept 1

      • Blue Inc Title to open in Kirkwood Station (old Savor space) on August 1st

      • The Joint @ Glenwood Place to open August 1st

      • Guitar Shed: August 13 8-11pm

      • Mango: Back to school block party: August 6:  5pm-10pm

      • Kirkwood Feed & Seed: Barks and Brew

    • Lanta Gras: January 28, 2017 Noon-5pm

    • Home for the Holidays/Coan Splash Event


    NOON: Adjourn


    Board Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the Month @ Noon- Kirkyard Pub

    General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 11AM -Kirkwood 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

  • 27 Jun 2016 12:41 PM | Anonymous

    WHEN: September 23, 6:30 to 10:30 pm

    WHERE: Downtown Kirkwood, Hosea L. Williams Dr. SE & Howard St. SE, 30317



    The Kirkwood Wine Stroll was established in 2006 as a unique way for neighbors to experience downtown Kirkwood. From a few local businesses pouring wine and 500 “strollers”, the event has grown into a block party within downtown Kirkwood. The Wine Stroll is now a beloved in-town Atlanta event with 35 pouring stations serving 1,500 people. But that’s not all! The KWS also includes food served by local businesses and live music and entertainment on two stages.


    We are expecting more people than ever at our 10th Anniversary event! Organized by the Kirkwood Business Owners’ Association (KBOA), proceeds from this annual event support local schools and initiatives and fund other KBOA events throughout the year. The Kirkwood Business Owners’ Association, is a 501c(6) nonprofit organization established in 2007 to promote growth, stability and profitability in the Kirkwood Business District.

    Proceeds from the Wine Stroll will be used to enhance the  business districts and help fund other Kirkwood organizations and events. 

    For the first time, KBOA is offering local businesses a chance to promote your business to our loyal wine strollers through sponsorship opportunities.

    DOWNLOAD THE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE HERE

    WineStroll-sponsorship2016.pdf

    Contact Co-chairs Randy Brazee and Meredith Hill at kirkwoodwinestroll@gmail.com to secure your sponsorship today. Deadline for sponsorships are August 15th!




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

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