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  • 21 Jan 2020 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    11:00: Welcome: Enjoy treats by DJ Tiny !

    • Introductions: Your Name, Business, Are you a Kirkwood Resident?


    11:10: Approve/Amend Minutes - Secretary Katie Greiner-Francis: Birdie’s Bone Broth for Pets


    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Josh Bennett, Bennett’s Accounting Services

    • Wells Fargo Bank Balance: Checking $58,964.10  Savings $28,024.43  

    • TO DO: 2020 BUDGET!       


    11:15: Organization Update

    • Welcome New Board members Katie, Carrie, Sumarie and Tim!  

    • Great Holiday Party! Thanks KUCC for hosting and everyone who attended! 


    11:25: Community Discussion: Where do we allocate our funds in 2020?

    • Estimated amounts will be based on 2020 budget with 2019 actuals.  See 2019 budget

      • Standing investments:  idealDESIGN,inc, Downtown Kirkwood clean up 6x year, Kirkwood Wine Stroll, Operations, Storage Unit. 

    • Board ideas include a microgrant to a StartMe Cohort, set partnership donation to Kirkwood Cares on a specific house, Start a Wellness Program for School Teachers and 1st Responders in Kirkwood and hold a series of business seminars in 2020. 

    • What are your ideas? 




    11:40: Membership- Sam Mugavero-Smugs Fitness 

    Welcome pack: 2019/2020 membership decal (GET YOUR NEW STICKER TODAY)/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet + RESOURCE GUIDE (TO BE UPDATED) 






    11:45: Wine Stroll Committee (Sumarie Forrester- Poppa Corns & Vice Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta    SAVE THE DATE: 14th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 18, 2020| 7:00-10:00PM! Kirkwoodwinestroll.com

    • Sponsorships Open January 27th! Interested? Email kirkwoodwinestroll@gmail.com

    • Kirkwood Wine Stroll Committee Kick-Off Meeting: Wed. February 5 @ Dom Bejios - 6pm

    11:50: New Business/Upcoming Events

    Noon:  Adjourn 


    • SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE Add #kirkwoodbiz to all of your posts so we can share! #kirkwoodatl #kirkwoodbiz @ KirkwoodBIZ on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Add Kirkwoodbiz as a co-host to your event so we can add to our FB page!



  • 18 Dec 2019 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    The new KBOA board of directors were proud to present our 2019 Kirkwood Nonprofit Awards at our annual KBOA Holiday Party! The $5000 donatioon is from 2019's Kirkwood Wine Stroll proceeds. Since 2016, KBOA has given back $15,000 to local nonprofits serving East Lake, Kirkwood and Edgewood communities for 2020 projects.

    2020 Applications open on Monday February 3, 2020. 

    See all of KBOA's opportunities.


    Atlanta Clay Works: $1000

    • Workshops and Training for Refugees.  Art Project Volunteers for Foster Care 

    Neighbor in Need, East Lake : $1000

    • Assisting low income elderly within East Lake, Kirkwood and Edgewood communities to make emergency home repairs. 

    Kirkwood Cares: $1000

    • To provide critical repairs to the homes of low income residents in Kirkwood.

    Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO): $1000

    • Providing immediate short-term housing for homeless veterans with wrap-around services to transition them to self-sufficiency.

    Toomer Parent Teacher Association (PTA): $1000

    • Toomer Parent Rides will start 2019-2020 school year and will include money towards shuttles for events, UberX and Lyft credits for parents, and establishing a volunteer parent ride-sharing service. This project will serve an estimated 200 parents to ensure that they can get a ride to school events, conferences, or to pick up their child when he or she is sick.


  • 11 Dec 2019 7:49 AM | Anonymous


    2019 YEAR IN REVIEW + 2020 LOOK AHEAD

    Thank you to all the members, volunteers and sponsors who make KBOA a fun, successful business association! 


    Thank you to KUCC for hosting our meetings from January- August.  We’ve returned to the newly renovated Kirkwood Library for our general  meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 11am.


    MEMBERSHIP:

    • We reached 96 members strong in 2019.  70 in 2018. Wow, that's 26 new members. Only 2% of members do not renew.  We had only 47 members this time in 2017...we’ve doubled our members in 2 years!

    NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

    • 12 dedicated business owners volunteer their time and expertise to KBOA. They keep an eye out for what's important to business owners in Kirkwood and implement on projects that will make a positive impact on the Kirkwood community.  MEET THE NEW 2020 BOARD

      • New positions for 2020 include Film Liaison and NPU-O Rep. 

      • 5 new board members for 2020 with 7 returning! 

    IMPROVEMENTS

    • Installed a new Welcome to Kirkwood sign, solar lighting and landscaping downtown. Thanks to KNO for working with us after a car crashed into our old sign.  How do you like the new sign? 

    • Beautified the downtown planters each season with sponsorship from 8 KBOA members. 

    • Donated $1500 to Bessie Branham Park to restore the granite entrance.

    MEMBER BENEFITS

    • Launched a monthly business networking coffee on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 9:30-10:30am at My Coffee Shop. All new, existing and potential KBOA members are invited to join our board to talk about successes, challenges and share resources! Coffee is on us!

    • Supported over 30 KBOA members by purchasing board lunches, snacks for general meetings, 2019 Holiday Party catered buffet, printing and services in 2019.

    2019 KIRKWOOD WINE STROLL:VIEW THE 2019 PHOTOS AND VIDEO

    • Launched the new KirkwoodWineStroll.com. 

    • Sold 1600 tickets with 100 at the door sold in half an hour. We estimate about 3000 people attended to enjoy the food and music.

    • 45 wine pouring stations

    • 9 food bite stations

    • 65 volunteers

    • 3 stages and 2 DJs...lots of dancing

    • 16 cash and in-kind sponsors totaling $11,750.00.  6 new sponsors! 

    • $37,000 in profit

    • $5,000 donated to community non profits.Check out the awardees

    2020 LOOK AHEAD

    First 2020 Business Networking Coffee: Tuesday January 7, 2020

    First 2020 General Meeting: January 21 @ 11am

    Kirkwood Wine Stroll Sponsorships Open: January 27, 2020

    KWS Non Profit Award Applications Open: Monday February 3, 2020

    KWS Wine Pouring Station Sign Up Open: Wed. March 11, 2020

    Kirkwood Wine Stroll: Friday September 18, 2020


    SEE ALL 2020 KBOA MEETINGS & EVENTS

  • 18 Nov 2019 9:55 AM | Anonymous


    11:00: Welcome: Enjoy treats by Smugs Fitness!

    • Introductions: Your Name, Business, Are you a Kirkwood Resident?

    11:10: Approve/Amend: Secretary Candace McCollough, Atlanta Clay Works


    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Josh Bennett, Bennett’s Accounting Services

    • Wells Fargo Bank Balance 69,575.50:    Savings: 27,267.43 PayPal Pending: 27.34       


    11:15: Organization Update

    • 2020 Meeting, Event and Promotions Calendar   

    • SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE Add #kirkwoodbiz to all of your posts so we can share! #kirkwoodatl #kirkwoodbiz @ KirkwoodBIZ on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Add Kirkwoodbiz as a co-host to your event so we can add to our FB page!


    KBOA Bylaws


    2020: KBOA Board of Directors FULL SLATE VOTE       

    BUSINESS & HOME BASED VOTE IN PERSON ON 11/19 OR ONLINE HERE. 


    President & Membership Chair: Sam Mugavro of Smugs Fitness

    Vice President: Dan Wingate of The Pullman

    Treasurer: Josh Bennett of Bennett’s Accounting Services

    Secretary: NOMINEE: Katie Greiner-Francis: Birdie’s Bone Broth for Pets

    Wine Stroll Chair: NOMINEE Sumarie Forrester: Forrester Fundraising

    Wine Stroll Vice Chair: Randy Brazee of Homes for Atlanta 

    • Wine Stroll Marketing: Leslie Brashear of Delightful Sites

    • Entertainment: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed

    Social Media and Marketing: Leslie Brashear of Delightful Sites

    NPU-O Representative:  NOMINEE: Carrie Padget Blank Canvas Massage

    Film Liaison: Emily Wimbush of August Designs 

    At-Large Board Members: 

    Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House (Lanta Gras representative/proxy)

    NOMINEE: Tim Jackson : DJ Tiny


    THANK YOU: 

    • Kimia Amin of Avilia Development (at large)

    • Candace McCullogh (secretary)

    • Dano Kirk (President 2015-2019)


    COMMUNITY MEETINGS & INFO



    KBOA Holiday Party: Tuesday December 3, 2019 5:30-8:00PM @ KUCC



    • Join us as we celebrate 2019 together with:

      • Catered buffet from Kirkwood restaurants

      • Wine, Beer, Sodas and Water

      • Kid's Craft Area

      • Nonprofit Award presentation

      • 2019 KBOA Year in Review

      • Bring an unwrapped toy for APD Zone 6 Toy Drive

      • Grab an ornament from KUCC's Giving Tree and sponsor a family for the holidays.

      • Music by DJ Tiny


    • No Silent Auction this year due to lack of response from businesses. 

    11:30: Membership- Sam Mugavero-Smugs Fitness 

    Welcome pack: 2019/2020 membership decal (GET YOUR NEW STICKER TODAY)/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet + RESOURCE GUIDE

    • Membership:  Total Members: 95 ACTIVE MEMBERS

      • 28 new members in 2019

      • 71 members in 2018

      • 4 members difference from 2018-2019

    • Is it time to renew? Are you lapsed or about to be? Lapsed Members

    • Monthly Kirkwood Business Networking Coffee: 1st Tuesday of the Month @ My Coffee Shop East Lake. December 3, 2019 and January 7, 2020

    11:40: Wine Stroll Committee (Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta SAVE THE DATE: 14th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 18, 2020| 7:00-10:00PM! Kirkwoodwinestroll.com

    • A call for volunteers will start in January 2020! 

    11:50: New Business/Member Announcements

    • Georgia Farmers Market Association: Just Food Pollinator Program


    Noon:  Adjourn 


    FIRST MEETING OF THE NEW YEAR!! TUESDAY JANUARY 21, 2020

  • 18 Nov 2019 8:46 AM | Anonymous

    2020: KBOA Board of Directors FULL SLATE VOTE      

    ELECTION ON TUESDAY NOV 19, 2019 

    • Business and Home Based Business Members VOTE HERE!

    President & Membership Chair: Sam Mugavro of Smugs Fitness

    Vice President: Dan Wingate of The Pullman

    Treasurer: Josh Bennett of Bennett’s Accounting Services

    Secretary: NOMINEE: Katie Greiner-Francis: Birdie’s Bone Broth for Pets

    Wine Stroll Chair: NOMINEE Sumarie Forrester: Forrester Fundraising

    Wine Stroll Vice Chair: Randy Brazee of Homes for Atlanta 

    • Wine Stroll Marketing: Leslie Brashear of Delightful Sites

    • Entertainment: Parker Smith of Guitar Shed

    Social Media and Marketing: Leslie Brashear of Delightful Sites

    NPU-O Representative:  NOMINEE: Carrie Padget Blank Canvas Massage

    Film Liaison: Emily Wimbush of August Designs 

    At-Large Board Members: 

    • Dano Kirk of Kirkyard Public House (Lanta Gras representative/proxy)
    • NOMINEE: Tim Jackson : DJ Tiny

    THANK YOU: 

    • Kimia Amin of Avilia Development (at large)

    • Candace McCullogh (secretary)

    • Dano Kirk (president 2015-2019)
  • 26 Oct 2019 5:32 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you Chop Shop for bring the savory!



    Thank you to idealDESIGN,inc for bring the sweet.

    Our October meeting was on the first rainy and cooler day we've had in over 50+ days...it did keep the business owners away.  Thank you to everyone who attended.  We had savory and sweet treats.

    Read the meeting minutes to get up to speed.

  • 14 Oct 2019 1:38 PM | Anonymous

    Great turnout for September meeting, which was just three days away from our 13th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll!

    Read the Meeting Minutes here for updates and links to information.

  • 15 Sep 2019 12:37 PM | Anonymous

    11:00: Welcome: Enjoy treats by The Kirkwood Apartments

    • Introductions: Your Name, Business, Are you a Kirkwood Resident?

    11:10: Approve/Amend: Secretary Candace McCollough, Atlanta Clay Works

    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Josh Bennett, Bennett’s Accounting Services


    11:15: Organization Update

    • Thank you to Bennett’s Accounting Services and Helix Cleaning for Updating the Planters

    • 2019 Meeting, Event and Promotions Calendar    2019 Master Deadline Calendar

    • SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE Add #kirkwoodbiz to all of your posts so we can share! #kirkwoodatl #kirkwoodbiz @ KirkwoodBIZ on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Add Kirkwoodbiz as a co-host to your event so we can add to our FB page!

    KBOA Bylaws

    KBOA Board of Directors Nominations

    • OPEN: Secretary, Wine Stroll Co-Chair, 1-At-Large 

      • 2 year term. 2020-2022

      • Must be a member of KBOA for at least 3 months and in good standing to be nominated. Associate members may hold Wine Stroll Co-Chair or At Large position.

      • Attend all Board and General meetings. Time commitment: 10 hours per month. 

    • ATTEND: Networking Coffee on Tuesday October 1st: 9:30am- My Coffee Shop

    COMMUNITY MEETINGS & INFO

    • UPDATE: KNO (September) & NPU-O (August)

    • UPCOMING: KNO Meeting 11/10/19 & NPU-O Meeting 9/24/19


    11:30: Membership- Sam Mugavero-Smugs Fitness 

    Welcome pack: 2019/2020 membership decal (new sticker coming)/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet + RESOURCE GUIDE

    • Membership:  Total Members: 93 ACTIVE MEMBERS

    • New Members:  Dogtown Franks, Amani Catering, Sweet Librarians, Chop Shop

    • Monthly Kirkwood Business Networking Coffee: 1st Tuesday of the Month @ My Coffee Shop East Lake.

      • October 1- For any business owner interested in serving for the KBOA BOD.  

      • Nov 5 last 2019


    11:35: Wine Stroll Committee (Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta 13th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 20, 2019 | 7:00-10:00PM! Kirkwoodwinestroll.com

    • CHECK OUT THE NEW KIRKWOODWINESTROLL.COM 

    • TICKETS SOLD: We are going to sell out! Only 100-$50 tickets left and only 50 available at the door!     

    • Kirkwood Wine Stroll Sponsorships: $11,750

    • Wine Pouring Stations: 45. See your logo here; https://kirkwoodwinestroll.com/wines/

      • Brick & Mortar businesses can pick up wine at 3:30pm. Emily’s Garage. Same as 2018. 

        • Please make sure to get your own ice for white wine. 

    • Food Stations: 10      https://kirkwoodwinestroll.com/food/

    • Beer: No beer tickets!!! Purchase directly and get your draft or can of Second Self! 

      • Beer station at the Kirkyard Booth next to the grilled cheese sandwiches! 

    • Entertainment: Parker Smith: Guitar Shed  https://kirkwoodwinestroll.com/music/

    • NonProfit Awardees: All will be at the event. Find out more

      • Atlanta Clay Works, Kirkwood Cares, Neighbor in Need East Lake, Veterans Empowerment Organization and Toomer Parent Teacher Association

    • Volunteers: FULL!!! 

    • Child Care @ Kirkwood Library: Vinyl spin art with DJ Precyse from 7-9pm with a movie inside. Sign up and promotion to come. Will be added to kirkwoodwinestroll.com



    11:50: New Business/Member Announcements

    RACE for FATE: Saturday October 5 @ 8:30am    See information    FB Event



    Noon:  Adjourn

  • 22 Aug 2019 4:21 PM | Anonymous

    MEETING MINUTES!

    11:00: Welcome: Enjoy treats by Atlanta Clay Works

    • Introductions: Your Name, Business, Are you a Kirkwood Resident?

      • Thank you to the over 40 business owners who attended!! Great crowd! 


    11:10: Approve/Amend: Secretary Candace McCollough, Atlanta Clay Works

    • No meeting minutes to approve


    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Josh Bennett, Bennett’s Accounting Services


    11:15: Organization Update

    • 2019 Meeting, Event and Promotions Calendar    2019 Master Deadline Calendar

    • SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE Add #kirkwoodbiz to all of your posts so we can share! #kirkwoodatl #kirkwoodbiz @ KirkwoodBIZ on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Add Kirkwoodbiz as a co-host to your event so we can add to our FB page!

      • There is a separate IG, FB and Website for the Winestroll

      • Make comments on these posts so that there is more buzz/reach

    READ MORE
  • 22 Aug 2019 4:21 PM | Anonymous

    11:00: Welcome: Enjoy treats by Atlanta Clay Works

    • Introductions: Your Name, Business, Are you a Kirkwood Resident?


    11:10: Approve/Amend: Secretary Candace McCollough, Atlanta Clay Works

    • No meeting minutes to approve


    11:10: KBOA Finances: Treasurer: Josh Bennett, Bennett’s Accounting Services


    11:15: Organization Update

    COMMUNITY MEETINGS & INFO

    • UPDATE: KNO (August) & NPU-O (July)

    • UPCOMING: KNO Meeting 9/10/19 & NPU-O Meeting 8/27/19

    2019 PROJECTS: 

    • 2019 Kirkwood Pocket Map & Guide: Due to low support, the KBOA BOD has decided to refund the 3 ad sales and invest the allocated budget into a public facing mobile friendly website. 

      • DISCUSSION

        • Refunds Due to: Homes for Atlanta, Atlanta Intown, Addison Hill Photo and Indigo Wellness


    11:30: Membership- Sam Mugavero-Smugs Fitness 

    Welcome pack: 2018/9 membership decal (new sticker coming)/ I love KWD stickers + One Sheet + RESOURCE GUIDE

    • Membership:  Total Members: 82 Active

    • New Member: Bullseye Creative Agency

    • Monthly Kirkwood Business Networking Coffee: 1st Monday of the Month @ My Coffee Shop East Lake. September 9 (Labor Day is Sept 2nd, 1st Monday), 

      • October 7- For any business owner interested in serving for the KBOA BOD.  Nov 4 last 2019

    11:35: Wine Stroll Committee (Chair Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta 13th Annual Kirkwood Wine Stroll is Friday September 20, 2019 | 7:00-10:00PM! Kirkwoodwinestroll.com

    • CHECK OUT THE NEW KIRKWOODWINESTROLL.COM 

    • TICKETS SOLD: 561 of 1500.       USE AWESOME2019 for $5 off until 9/14

    • Kirkwood Wine Stroll Sponsorships: $11,750

    • HELP US DISTRIBUTE POSTERS & POSTCARDS

    • Wine Pouring Stations: 45. See your logo here; https://kirkwoodwinestroll.com/wines/

      • Brick & Mortar businesses can pick up wine at 3:30pm. Emily’s Garage. Same as 2018. 

      • Wine Pouring Station Orientation:  Wednesday, September 4, 2019. 2pm and 7pm

        • Wine Pouring Stations Sign Up Now @ kirkwoodbiz.com

        • Please make sure to get your own ice for white wine. 

    • Food Stations Open: 2 available. 6 signed up: Urban Pie, Kirkyard, Poppa Corns, Artistic Soul Catering, My Coffee Shop and Anna's BBQ

    • Beer: No beer tickets!!! Purchase directly and get your draft or can of Second Self! 

      • Beer station at the Kirkyard Booth next to the grilled cheese sandwiches! 

    • Entertainment: Parker Smith: Guitar Shed  https://kirkwoodwinestroll.com/music/

    • NonProfit Awardees: All will be at the event. Find out more

      • Atlanta Clay Works, Kirkwood Cares, Neighbor in Need East Lake, Veterans Empowerment Organization and Toomer Parent Teacher Association

    • Volunteers: Now Open: https://kirkwoodwinestroll.com/volunteer/

      •  Have 66 of 72 spots. We need help with Check in from 8-10pm.

      • Volunteer Orientation: Saturday September 14, 2019 @ 11am- KUCC

    • Child Care @ Kirkwood Library: Vinyl spin art with DJ Precyse from 7-9pm with a movie inside. Sign up and promotion to come. Will be added to kirkwoodwinestroll.com


    11:50: New Business/Member Announcements


    Noon:  Adjourn

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