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August 15, 2017 Meeting Minutes

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


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)


    • 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

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

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