Thank you to everyone who attended and the Kirkwood Library for hosting our general meeting. We encourage you to attend, get involved and contribute to the growth and sustainability of the Kirkwood business community.
KBOA business mixer on Thursday March 16th from 5-7:30PM is a great way to find out more while enjoying appetizers and snacks.
Next general meeting is Tuesday March 21st @ 11am.
MEETING MINUTES ARE LOCATED HERE
We're proud to donate $1000 from the 2016 Kirkwood Wine Stroll to non-profit organizations benefiting education and free range cats and kittens in the neighborhood.
This year there will be a formal submission process for non-profit organizations to receive donations from the KBOA fundraiser. Stay Tuned!
The 2016 Recipients:
$250 to Toomer Elementary PTA: Pictured from left to right: Dano Kirk- KBOA President, Jay Carlson- Toomer PTA Treasurer, Parker Smith- KBOA President, and Sandra Mersinger- KBOA Vice President
$500 to KirkCats: Pictured from left to right: Paul Rue- KBOA board member, Sonya Shah-KirkCats and Randy Brazee- Chair of Kirkwood Wine Stroll
$250 to Drew Elementary PTA: Pictured from left to right: Paul Rue- KBOA board member, Maggie Stewart-Drew PTA and Randy Brazee- Chair of Kirkwood Wine Stroll
NEW SECRETARY NEEDED: Volunteer up to 10 hours per month + Business Mixers & Events . Must be a KBOA member to hold this position.
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. Not required.
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 meeting minutes, follow up items and emails between Board of Directors and the community.
ARTICLE WRITER NEEDED: Volunteer up to 5 hours a month
Work with the KBOA marketing chair to produce monthly business articles for the Kirkwood Neighbor. Do not need to be a KBOA member.
EMAIL US AT KIRKWOODBIZ@GMAIL.COM TO GET INVOLVED!
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
2016 Year in Review
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Sponsorship Package & Website Updates
Wine Stroll Committee forming. Email email@example.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
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:
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)
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
Submitted by Portia Andrews, Secretary on 1/18/17
February Meeting: Tuesday 21st @ 11am
March Meeting: Tuesday 21st @ 11am
Thank you to the 26 KBOA members who voted YES for the 2017 community projects!
Extend Street Pole Banners & Redesign: LEAD: Sandra TEAM: PAUL
COMPLETE BY: Kirkwood Wine Stroll on September 22, 2017
Wayfinding Signs Walk YOUR City https://walkyourcity.org/toolkit/intro
LEAD: DANO/DAN TEAM:
COMPLETE BY: (Locations by next board meeting) Installation by Spring Fling May 20, 2017
Education & Non-Profit Donations LEAD: PARKER TEAM:
COMPLETE BY: end of February
LEAD: Emily TEAM: Sandra
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:
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
2016 ANNUAL REPORT
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
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
2017 Meeting & Events Calendar
BOD Meetings @ Kirkyard Noon-1:30PM GENERAL MEETINGS @ Kirkwood Library @ 11AM
BOD: Jan. 4
2016 Annual Report
Lanta Gras Saturday 28
BOD: Feb 1
General: Feb 21
BOD: March 1
General: March 21
KWS Projects Implemented
BOD: April 5
General: April 18
Kirkwood Wine Stroll Spring Fling Special Promos
BOD: May 3
General: May 16
Spring Fling- Kirkwood Wine Stroll Booth
BOD: June 7
General: June 20
BOD: July 5
General: July 18
KWS Projects Implemented from 2016 vote
BOD: Aug 2
General: Aug 15
National Night Out: Tuesday August 1
BOD: Sept 6
General: Sept 19
Kirkwood Wine Stroll: Friday Sept 22, 2017
BOD: Oct 4
General: Oct 17
KWS Thank you Party
BOD: Nov 1
General: Nov 21
Small Business Saturday
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)
East Atlanta Community Association (EACA): 2nd Tuesday of the Month: 7pm: Branan Towers, 1200 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 http://eaca.net/
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.
Randy Brazee of Homes for Atlanta and Meredith Hill of Addison Hill Photo
VOTE HERE 2017 KBOA Board Elections
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
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
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
Language International Kids
Bo Bridgeport -Janie Gray
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, KirkyardUrban 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 : email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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
BOD: Wed. October 5 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: October 18 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
BOD: Wed. November 2 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: November 15 @ 11AM (3rd Tuesday)-Kirkwood Public Library
Holiday Mixer: Wed. December 7 @ Noon (1st Wed)