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Febraury 18, 2020 Meeting Minutes

02 Mar 2020 8:43 AM | Anonymous

11:00: Welcome: Enjoy treats by Sweet Librarians. Thank you!!

  • 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 $55,056.51  Savings $28,276.83  PayPal $5.35

  • We’re not using PayPal and will zero it out

  • P&L is not out for January


Katie Kissel/KNO: Working with Natalyn Archibong & Bee Nygen re: response time with emergency situations.  There’s an open discussion with Natalyn & Bee on 2/19, from 6:30 - 8pmThere will be a walk through on Tuesday, Feb 25 @ 3pm (tentative date) with Atomic with their arborist and landscaper


  • How do we work together with sponsorships, how do we promote Kirkwood as a whole, bringing back the newsletter


11:15: Organization Update

~ Design award will be offered, Jen will add link

  • Nonprofit Award Applications open until April 13, 2020 at kirkwoodbiz.com

~Talked about getting a board member teamed up

~Please spread the news 

11:25: Community Discussion: How do we increase income to give back more?  

  • 2020 Budget is in progress. To be able to support Kirkwood Cares/Neighbor in Need, StartME Microgrant, and other events on an ongoing basis, we need to raise more money.  Some Ideas: 

    • Increase the pouring/food station fee to $200. 55 @ $150 = $8,250 | 55 @ $200 =$11,000 There were no objections to increase pouring station to $200

    • Break for vendors who want both food & pouring (package deal)

    • Have food vendors stay open 30 min after pouring stations close

    • Have food vendors increase their inventory

    • Increase the early bird ticket price by $5. 400@$30=$12,000 | 400 @$35 = $14,000

      • $2750 + $2000 = $4750.00 (Could fund both mirogrants annually) 

      • One objection to increase tickets to $35

      • We will take it back to figure out where the increase should go

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

    • Discussing new levels and benefits on 2/19

    • PRESENTING SPONSOR:  Wahoo Grill/ Wahoo Wine & Provisions for a 3rd year!!!

    • 6 new committee members

    • Will start sponsorship push after March 11 meeting

  • Next Meeting: Wednesday March 11 @ 6pm- Sumarie’s House

11:50: New Business/Upcoming Events
  • Angel Assistance:  $50 special for Kirkwood before March 1      www.angelassistance.orgcontact@angelassistance.org, application fee is $300, next Thursday, 2/27 @ 1pm - looking for businesses to work with

  • Dekalb Complete Streets Open House:  Thursday Feb 27 | 6:30pm | 110 Hilliard Street | FB Event

  • Little 5 Points Alliance got approval to study Euclid Ave, meetings this weekend 2/21 & 2/22 

  • StartME Tradeshow:  Saturday March 7 | 9am-11am | Emory University’s Goizueta Business School

  • Georgia Farmers Market Assoc: They are moving.  This will be the last KBOA meeting for GFMA


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!


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

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