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  • 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.

    THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED AND BID! TOGEHTER WE RAISED $1,816.50


    THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES FOR DONATING:

    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


    THANK YOU TO LEE VAN PHOTOGRAPHY FOR CAPTURING THESE SPECIAL MOMENTS!


  • 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

    AGENDA: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2017 | KIRKWOOD LIBRARY

    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.


    RETURNING:

    NEW NOMINEES:


    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.

    RETURNING:

    • 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
  • 26 Oct 2017 3:03 PM | Anonymous

    In Attendance:

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

            Not Attending: Mehrnush Saadat-Events & Business Mixer Chair (Blue Ink Title), Paul Rue-General Board

            Member (Paul Rue Agency), Randy Brazee- Wine Stroll Chair, Parker Smith-Treasurer (Guitar Shed)

    Members:  Keith Forrester and Latoya Cospy (PoppaCorns), Stan Sugarman (Stryant), Kimia Amin (Avila Development), Amy Langer (eXp Realty), Candace McCollough (ATL Clayworks), Paris Campeau (Indigo Wellness), Stephanie Howard (Stephanie Howard Photography), Lawrence Starkey (Community Electric), Donyal (Cummin Landscape Supply), Leslie Bradshear (Delightful Sights)
    Community Members: Joi Jackson


    READ MINUTES HERE


  • 17 Oct 2017 3:01 PM | 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.

    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.

    RETURNING:

    • 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
     

  • 17 Oct 2017 11:15 AM | Anonymous

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

        Not Attending: Mehrnush Saadat-Events & Business Mixer Chair (Blue Ink Title), Paul Rue-General Board
        Member (Paul Rue Agency),

    Members:  Keith Forrester (PoppaCorns), Stan Sugarman (Stryant), Jetha Wagner (Avila Development), Jules Bothwell (Spotted Trotter), Shirah Frazier (Language International Kids), Beth Bosworth (Lakeview Capital), Amy Langer (eXp Realty), Lee Vann (Lee Vann Photography), Candace McCollough (ATL Clayworks), Paris Campeau (Indigo Wellness)

    Community Members: Kent Strickland


    AGENDA: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 | KIRKWOOD LIBRARY

    READ THE MINUTES HERE
  • 04 Sep 2017 10:36 PM | Anonymous

    In Attendance:
    Board of Directors: Jennifer Ohme (idealDESIGN,inc), Ashley Smith- Secretary (Wholesome Wave GA), Emily Wimbush-Social Media & Marketing (August Designs), Randy Brazee- Wine Stroll Chair, Sandra Mersinger-Vice President (Snapdragon Design LLC)

    Not Attending: Dano Kirk- President (Kirkyard), Mehrnush Saadat-Events & Business Mixer Chair (Blue Ink Title), Paul Rue-General Board Member (Paul Rue Agency),Parker Smith-Treasurer (Guitar Shed), Dan Dingate- The Pullman (Membership Chair)

    Members:  Keith Forrester (PoppaCorns), Stan Sugarman (Stryant), Jamie Russell (Poor Hendrix), Jetha Wagner (Avila Development), Jules Bothwell (Spotted Trotter), Shira (McCullough Salon Studio), Beth Martin (Cornerstone Bank), Leslie Bradshear (Delightful Sites), Tanya Demjanec (Origins), Jill Wener (Conscious Health Meditation & Wellness), Candace McCollough (Atlanta Clayworks), Beth Bosworth (Lakeview Capital), Sam Mugavero (Smugs Fitness)

    Community Members: Michelle Olympiadis, Kent Strickland, Carrie Salone


    AGENDA

    11:00AM- Meet and Greet:

    Approve/Amend: July 18, 2017 Meeting Minutes

    Emily motioned; Minutes APPROVED


    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Parker Smith

    •     Bank Account - $45,451.72      Current P&L 2017

      • Any questions, please email kirkwoodbiz@gmail

      • Most of the money in the bank is the Wine Stroll (will be spent soon); other than that, expenses stay pretty low


    11:15: Organization Update

    • NPU-O and KNO Update (meetings are on the 10th of every month)

      • Stan Sugarman:

        • 8 Kirkwood Road (empty lot next to Urban Pie). Proposal is for street level retail space and 6 townhomes. Building height was 45 feet (35 max code) and parking didn’t meet parking variances

        • APD is still looking for shooting suspect. Will not release information until they are arrested in an jail. Please continue to support Urban Pie

        • Kirkwood Dog Park Committee; meeting tonight @ Urban Pie 8:30pm. Looking at putting a dog park in Kirkwood


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

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

    • Membership:  Total Members: 67 Active. 9 Lapsed. Goal of 75 for 2017.

      • Back in 2015 there were only 30 members; if anyone ever asks about KBOA please feel free to pass out the “One Sheet” (don’t have to be a member to come to meetings)

    • New Members: Mothers Legacy Foundation

    • New Associate Members: Delightful Sites

    • Renewing Members: Sumo Consulting Inc, Blue Ink Title, Wholesome Wave Georgia


    11:30: Wine Stroll Committee: Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta

    11th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll | Friday September 22, 2017 | 7:00-10:00PM- New Time! kirkwoodwinestroll.com

    • Tickets: $40 until 9/16.   $50 week of event         423 tickets sold to date! (ahead of where we were last year)

    • USE THIS LINK FOR $5 OFF YOUR TICKETS

      • All KBOA members can share the August promo code links to clients/email lists

      • Think link is valid through the end of the month (August 31)

      • Pouring stations please use the PINOTNOIR code to track traffic through pouring stations

      • Sponsors will also have their own code, too

    • Wine Pouring Stations: 41 STATIONS COMPLETE!  7 Food Bite 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, Stryant Construction

    • Wine Pouring Station Orientation: Wed. September 6th 2-3pm or 7-8pm@ the Kirkyard

      • Please send at least one person from each pouring station

      • Will be stressing the 1 oz. pour rule this year; how to pick up your wine and more info about load-in and load-out

      • RSVP through the Eventbrite link

      • Food Stations can attend pouring meeting to get more information about food station logistics

    • POSTERS & POSTCARDS to be distributed week of August 21st

    • NEW THIS YEAR: Second Self Beer for sale at the Kirkyard and Pullman Booths. You don’t need to buy a Wine Stroll ticket to purchase beer or food tickets.

      • Do not need a ticket to drink the beer (cannot bring your own alcohol)

    • FOOD BITES: Kirkyard Public House, Urban Pie, The Pullman, Sun in my Belly, Anna's BBQ, The Spotted Trotter, Poor Hedricks

    • ENTERTAINMENT: https://www.kirkwoodwinestroll.com/music

      • 2 stages this year; Electric stage @ Styrant_ Acoustic stage @ 1986 Hosea

      • Scratch DJ will play in between sets

    • VOLUNTEER: https://www.kirkwoodwinestroll.com/volunteer 8-10PM & 10-11:30PM Shifts Needed!

      • Volunteer Orientation @ Blue Ink Title on Saturday, September 16 @11am

      • Volunteers get T-shirts and can enjoy the event for free (just not wearing your shirt)

    • Wine Stroll Sponsorships: $10,750 (cash) $10,500 (in-kind) TOTAL: $21,250

      • Wine:  United Distributors  Beer:  Second Self Brewing  Gold Medal:Avila Development for The Kirkwood Apartments   Silver Medal:Stryant Construction, Cornerstone Bank, Atomic Entertainment ($2000-PENDING) Bronze Medal: Wahoo Wine and Provisions   Big Sipper:Private Bank of Decatur Sipper: KUCC (Water), Bond Community Credit Union

        • Atomic Entertainment just bought The Pullman Yard

        • We have a Sponsorship Chairman this year to make sure Sponsors are recognized and taken care of

        • Wahoo! Will add things in the passport to let attendees know where they can buy the wine they are sipping

        • Sponsors will get their tickets ahead of time!

    • Wine Stroll Committee Meetings:  Thursday Aug 31 @ 6PM- Randy’s House

    • Any special logo/picture should be sent through the Facebook Message

    • Child Care will be offered 6:30-10:30 (potty trained children only); $30/each on night of event ($5 off if you sign up in advance). Volunteers don’t have to pay

    • Lyft pickup at the Library and Post Office

    • No dogs allowed this year (City of ATL code)


    11:45: Wine Stroll Non-Profit Awardees:

    KBOA will donate $5,000 towards 2018 local nonprofit projects.

    • 10 nonprofit organizations submitted applications.  Amount subject to change based on funds raised.

      • Created a new process this year for vetting non-profits. Board has selected 5 non-profits this year

    • All nonprofits will have a booth at the Kirkwood Wine Stroll on 9/22 to learn about their work!

    • Wholesome Wave Georgia (Georgia Fresh for Less; doubling food stamp dollars at EAV Farmers Market)

    • KNO Roof Replacement (Looking to expand program to help neighbors in need; reach out to Stan directly if you’d like to help)

    • Lanta Gras (started in Kirkwood; goal to provide instruments and music instruction to children- this is the annual parade that happens in February)

    • Georgia Overdose  Prevention (overdose kits and needle exchange)

    • Fred Armon Toomer Elementary Educational Foundation (teacher training)


    11:50: New Business:


    Noon: Adjorn



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