Committees

Marlon Longacre (chair)

 

Education Committee

Promote Programs in Education with Kennesaw feeder schools.

UPBEAT
Scholarships
In charge of teacher’s “welcome back” lunch with Kennesaw. Big Shanty, & Kennesaw Elementary.
Invite principle and teacher of the year to attend the KBA meetings for school of the month honors.
Solicit school choruses for Big Shanty Festival.
Provide Committee report to JRM for monthly newsletter.

Rene Dollar (chair)

 

Business Development – KBA-2-KBA

5th Tuesday Luncheon Networking Events
Facilitate the event, location and program
Solicit and coordinate sponsorships
Help cross market event with sponsors
Coordinate KBA Business Expo with Communications, Membership, and JRM.
Wake-up KBA Breakfast Networking Events
Facilitate the event, location and program
Solicit and coordinate sponsorships
Help cross market event with sponsors
Provide Committee report to JRM for monthly newsletter.

Winston Agbebiyi (chair)

 

Finance Committee

Collect budget information and prepare the 2014 to 2016 administrative budget for the board member retreat, generally in early November.
Oversee the filing of the KBA tax return in a timely manner.
Audit the KBA monthly, quarterly or annually.
Works closely with JRM Management on all financial matters.

Mike Everhart (chair)

 

Governmental Affairs Committee

Report on Governmental issues affecting businesses in the area.
Welcomes politicians to the KBA meeting and makes sure the Hospitality Chairman introduces the politicians to the membership.
Kennesaw Business to Government Relations to include at a minimum KBA, KDA, KDDA, KSU, Town Center CID & City of Kennesaw.
Set-up quarterly meetings (simple round table discussion) to create a dialogue and start fostering relationships and resources.
Report to membership results
Explore the feasibility of a Business Summit between KBA, Town Center Businesses, KSU, & City of Kennesa

Kim Perez (chair)

 

Hospitality Committee

Welcome new members and guests to the monthly meetings.
Introduce special guests and distribute door prizes at monthly meetings.
Maintains name tags for all members of the Board of Directors.
Act as a greeter at all KBA functions to make patrons feel welcome and to assist in filling-out name tags.
Handle registration at Alive After Five and other events.
Coordinate and manage Hospitality Booth and Volunteers at the Big Shanty Festival and Taste of Kennesaw.
Provide Committee report to JRM for monthly newsletter.

Ollie Patterson (chair)

 

Membership Committee

Welcome new businesses to the community and provide information about KBA.

Coordinate New Member Orientation with Business Development Committee.
Coordinate a membership campaign in 2014 via marketing the association to the community and to the membership.
Generally incentive driven for soliciting new members
Generally creates a vehicle for membership retention, contact and feedback.
Generally has a large committee to network and divide the work load.
Know the KBA Wheel and benefits of joining the association.
Work with all committees in getting new members involved.
Coordinate printing of brochure with Communications Committee.
Coordinate the Directory printing with JRM Management.
Provide Committee report to JRM for monthly newsletter.

David Persson (chair)

 

Programs Committee

Arrange to have interesting and informative speakers at the monthly luncheon meetings
Solicit Bio from speaker in a timely manner and send to JRM for newsletter
Follow-up with speakers for directions and pertinent information.
Introduce Speaker
Send thank you to speaker after meeting (KBA thank you cards)
Solicit sponsors for monthly luncheon meetings.
Work with Business Development Committee with program and sponsorships
Coordinate a gift for guest speaker.

Jay Brimberry (chair)

 

Communications Committee

Solicit local newspapers with PR information about KBA events.
Take pictures of KBA events and meetings.
Work with Membership Committee on developing a KBA brochure and Marketing KBA to the community and membership.
Oversee website updates and development
Provide Committee report and/or photos to JRM for monthly newsletter.

Joe Badgett (chair)

 

Alive After Five Committee

Solicit and coordinate Alive After Five events.

Make sure facility is adequate size
Make sure host and sponsors are aware of responsibilities.
Encourage and help hosts and sponsors to cross market event with their clients.
Coordinate photos, logo, and/or information with JRM for promotion in a timely manner.
Provide Committee report and/or photos to JRM for monthly newsletter.

Marlon Longacre (chair)

 

Big Shanty Festival Committee

Promote the Big Shanty Festival for sponsorship and community involvement.
Be in charge of the April meeting to promote the Festival.
Be in charge of the April Festival Alive After Five event.
Increase the size and quality of the parade and entertainment
Appoint Chairmen to work on different areas of Festival
Breakfast
Parade
Volunteers (Hospitality Committee)
Work closely with JRM Management in all Festival activities

Mike Everhart (chair)

 

Taste of Kennesaw Committee

Promote the Taste of Kennesaw for sponsorship and community involvement.
Increase the size and quality of the event and entertainment
Work closely with JRM Management in all Festival activities

Carel Bekker (Chair)

 

KBA Member and Business of the Year Committee

Goal:

Recognize outstanding businesses and individuals for their commitment to the KBA/Community

 

Objective:

Seek nominations from KBA members of KBA members who are deserving of this Prestigious recognition
· We have fun working with and getting to know fellow KBA members
· Upon receiving the nominations, narrow down the applicants to a finalists in the Business of the Year categories
· Make sight inspections for the finalists businesses
· Make decisions based on the criteria provided and select the winners
· Order the awards and keep the winner names quiet until the December luncheon