With such an incredible turnout for our March general meeting, the KBOA board of directors has voted to move the general meetings to 11am on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Our meetings are generously being hosted by the Kirkwood Library at 101 Kirkwood Rd NE.
Please join us!
April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, Sept 20, October 18 and November 15. The holiday mixer will be held on December 20th. Location and time is still to be determined.
KBOA BOD: Kyla Cox -KBOA Vice-Presdent (Savor Wine Boutique) John Huff (Homes for Atlanta) Randy Brazee - KBOA Vice Chair Wine Stroll (Homes for Atlanta) Sandra Mersinger - KBOA Chair Branding/Marketing (Snapdragon Designs) Jennifer Ohme - consultant (idealDESIGN,inc)
Community Attendees: Odell Horne - NPU-O and KNO
6:30-6:40: Meet & Greet
6:40-6:45: Approve/Amend January 19, 2016 Meeting Minutes- Approved
Discussion about moving the meeting time to 11am due to low attendance.
NPU & KNO Update
KBOA Membership Update
All members need to log in kirkwoodbiz.com and update directory listing
New Members: Guitar Shed and Dish Dive
COAN Splash Donation- Next steering committee meeting is 2/18 @ 7:30pm 39 Warren St. SE 30317
$500 from KBOA to be presented
6:50-7:05: KBOA Finances
Current Bank Balance
2015 Taxes. Time to file 501 c(6) taxes
Treasurer Needed ASAP. QuickBooks savvy a plus
Outstanding 2015 wine pouring fees: $300
7:05-7:15: Marketing and Branding Committee (Chair Sandra Mersinger -Snapdragon Design, LLC)
February 4 meeting report
LIKE KIRKWOOD BUSINESS OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION ON FACEBOOK
7:15-7:25: Wine Stroll Committee (Co-Chairs Randy Brazee- Homes for Atlanta and Meredith Hill- Addison Hill Photography)
2016 Wine Stroll - Friday September 23, 2016- 10th Year Anniversary
February 3 meeting report
Next Meeting: March 3, 2016 Time and Location: TBD
7:25-7:30: Community Events
2nd Drew Charter PTA Fundraising Auction- Saturday April 23, 2016
Saturday, April 23 @ Kirkwood Station
9AM Women Run the Vine 5K Race
1PM - Earth Day Soiree
Kirkwood Spring Fling- Saturday May 14, 2016
Board Members: Kevin Cregan (president) Atlanta Sport and Social, Kyla Cox (vice president) Savor Wine Boutique, Dano Kirk (secretary) Kirkyard Pub, Members:Vielka Reina - Smart Choice Electric, , John Huff - Homes for Atlanta, Emily Wimbush - Augusta Designs, Dan Wingate - The Pullman, Sandra Mersinger - Snapdragon Designs, Community: Odell Horue - NPU-O VP, Carl Holt - KNO, Consultant: Jennifer Ohme - IdealDesign
6:40-6:45: Approve/Amend November 17, 2015 Meeting Minutes
NPU-O & KNO Update - Wayfinding Signs, Murals, Dog Park
KBOA Membership Update - 48 Members!
COAN Splash Donation- Next steering committee meeting is 1/21 @ 7pm
$500 from KBOA to be presented at 1/21 - Coan Rec Center
2016 Wine Stroll- Saturday September 24, 2016- 10th Year Anniversary
Feb. 3rd Planning Meeting @ 1:00 P.M. Kirkyard Pub
6:55-7:05: KBOA Finances
Current Bank Balance - $10,563.11
2015 Taxes- Time to file 501 c(6) taxes. - Dano to get quote from Ryan Marosey for ‘14 & ‘15
2015 Wine Stroll Report
Final 2015 P&L
Outstanding pouring fees= $600
7:05-7:15: Marketing and Branding Committee Now Forming
Help create the new branding and marketing for KBOA to promote the businesses of Kirkwood through billboards, advertising, brochure, and social media
First Meeting: Thursday February 4, 2016 @ 6:30pm- The Pullman
Sandra to Chair
- Getting a KBOA Instagram!(?)
7:15-7:30: Community Events (#KBOA)
Lanta Gras Parade- Saturday January 30th. Starts at noon at Bessie Branham Park and ending with music and fun in downtown Kirkwood by 12:30pm
Become a Sponsor KBOA “Mardi Gras Chief” sponsor for $500
Kirkwood Spring Fling- Saturday May 14, 2016 - 10a till 8p, next meeting 2/11 at 6p, email@example.com
Board Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the Month @ Noon- Kirkyard Pub
General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 6:30pm- Bessie Branham Park
BOD: Wed. January 6, 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: January 19 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
BOD: Wed. Feb 3 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: Feb 16 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
BOD: Wed. March 2 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: March 15 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
BOD: Wed. April 6, 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: April 19 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
BOD: Wed. May 4 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: May 17 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
BOD: Wed. June 1 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: June 21 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
BOD: Wed. July 6, 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: July 19 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
BOD: Wed. August 3 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: August 16 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
BOD: Wed. Sept 7@ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: Sept 20 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
BOD: Wed. October 5 2016 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: October 18 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
BOD: Wed. November 2 @ Noon (1st Wed)
General Members: November 15 @ 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
BOD: Wed. December 7 @ Noon (1st Wed)
Holiday Mixer: Tuesday December 20 @ 6:00pm
2016 MEETING SCHEDULE
Board Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the Month @ Noon- Kirkyard
KBOA received 18 "YES" Votes to allocate the 2014 Wine Stroll funds of $4000 to the following:
Redesign,Print and 2016 rental of billboard at Arizona and Dekalb: $1000 for rental + printing (estimated +/- $600) + installation of lighting (estimated +/- $200) = $1800
Donation to CoanSPLASH of $500
Printing of banners for installation at corner of Moreland and Hosea (estimated +/- $600)
Reprinting and design of Kirkwood Business brochure (estimated +/- $300)
Total = $3200 (Leaving $800 for 2016 Wine Stroll needs)
Thank you to the following members who voted: Atlanta Sport and Social Club, Savor Wine Boutique, Kirkyard Pub, Kirkwood Car Wash, Storybuilding, Homes for Atlanta, Anna's BBQ, Snapdragon Designs, Urban Pie, Kirkwood UCC, The Pullman, Atlanta Intown Real Estate Services, That's a Wrap!, MDash, Boom Therapy, Addison Hill Photography, Augusta Designs, Taproom Coffee.
KBOA will be implementing these funds within the first quarter of 2016. Stay tuned for updates.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Kirkwood Business Owner's Association Holiday Mixer on Tuesday December 15th at the Pullman. With so much going on in this busy season, it was a wonderful evening of community conversations and getting to know one another.
Everyone enjoyed the generous food donations from Kirkwood businesses and drink on KBOA. Thank you to Urban Pie for the tasty bread sticks and marinara sauce, The Spotted Trotter for the incredible pate, Kirkyard for the yummy wings, Elmyriachi for the delicious enchiladas and biscuits and to Dulce Vegan for the delectable cake.
Next year will even be better, so save the date: Tuesday December 20, 2016.
Bessie Branham Park
Kevin Creagan - Atlanta Sport and Social Club, Dano - Kirkyard, Jennifer- idealDESIGN,inc, Stuart - Kirkwood Car Wash, Randy - Ten Twenty One, Jon - Ten Twenty One, Meredith - Addison Hill Photo, Suzanne - Story Building, Dan - Pullman, Stan Sugarman- Stryant Investments LLC, Snapdragon Design LLC, Bryan Castle
10.22 Meeting Highlights
10.28 BOD Meeting Minutes
KNO Meeting Highlights
Wine Stroll? $ to Toomer?
Imagine Memorial - Commercial Improvement District (On Facebook)
Dearborn & Memorial Townhomes - Needs to be less Suburban
Liquor License - Morris’ Lounge - Liq Lic Turned in...
Euramex Apartments (Behind Kirkwood Station & Bixby) 250 units
Old Shoe Shack - Spa / Yoga Studio! (Contact?)
Building behind Arden’s Garden
NPU-O Meeting Highlights from October. Next Meeting: 11/24/15 @ 6:30pm
KBOA Re-organization: What's Happening Now & What's to Come
Re-organization plan including updated bylaws in January 2016
Voting, elections, attendance, etc. to be determined
Storage unit on Memorial Drive! Paid $400 (field trip?)
New website and membership portal
Members will receive email with instructions to sign on and update their membership profile which will create a directory listing.
All members need to update their profile (logo, hours, social media profiles, etc)
2015 KBOA Holiday Mixer: Thursday December 15, 2015 from 6-9pm @ The Pullmam
All Kirkwood business owners, KNO and NPU-O community leaders invited
Kirkyard to provide wings
BOD will hit the streets to promote...
SOCIAL MEDIA - Meredith to be added as admin!
Need strategy & guidelines
Business Member info/spotlight
Sock It app to integrate SM & website, FREE for association, discounts for business members
Need to add Instagram & Link with other social media
Board of Directors and General Meeting Schedule for 2016 (Full Schedule on back)
General Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 6:30pm- Bessie Branham
KBOA needs a treasurer: Who do you know is a Kirkwood CPA?
Need a local CPA ASAP (job description, duties, etc.)
Update on 2014 & 2015 Wine Stroll P&L Quick View
Need to file 2014 & 2015 taxes
Current KBOA P&L
Kevin to update P&L from online banking, will have something by 12/2 BOD meeting
KBOA Billboard $1500/yr - ($750/side) Annual rent (Currently @ Arizona & Dekalb)
Possible other areas, costs, etc.
Moreland & Hosea good location?
LANTA GRAS - Jan 30 - Create Community through Music - Create Brass Bands, from the park through the Business District 2-4pm
KBOA liquor license needed?
Close down the street -or-
Courtyard at Kirkwood Station
Liability but ability to raise funds...
7:15-7:30: Vision Discussion
What are the common goals of KBOA?
What member benefits are most valuable to you?
Atlanta City Council wants to hear from the public about PARKAtlanta READ MORE HERE
The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:30 p.m., at Atlanta City Hall, Council Chamber, 55 Trinity Avenue, S.W.
(This meeting will be broadcast live on City Channel 26)
Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:30 p.m., at Inman Middle School, 774 Virginia Avenue, N.E.