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East Fort Worth Business Association

EFWBA was created to give East Fort Worth business owners a place to meet, and a to have a voice for the advancement, development and improvement of the infra-structure in East Fort Worth, and to provide an atmosphere for businesses to interact and develop relationships for friendship, community and business.

Our meetings presentations cover events and politics affecting the business environment. We provide civic and community information, plans for development of new businesses, roads, trade areas, recreational areas and Educational projects of vital interest to East Fort Worth.

EFWBA advocates for the advancement, development, and improvement of the infra-structure of East Fort Worth (this includes street design, zoning, landscaping, and beautification projects), reviewing and critiqueing issues and projects of interest to business and community of East Fort Worth.

P.S. You still have the opportunity to pick up your "We're Open for Business" signs at Kwik Kopy (call 817.451.6276 to arrange a pick up). This is a great way to inform the community that you are open for business.

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Please feel free to share the link with others and use that opportunity to encourage them to visit a future EFWBA meeting.



In other news:
Vision East Lancaster

EFWBA has long known that Lancaster Avenue was once a thriving buisness district, a shopping destination for many on the east side,and it slowly deteriorated after years of neglect by the City.

Five years ago, EFWBA started a committe called "Vision East Lancaster" to get Lancaster Avenue back to the thriving business corridor it was in the past.

Our efforts are paying off! Scott Gordon, of NBC5, filed this report.

East Lancaster Avenue Getting Boost

President's Message

Jason

by Jason Ray

The members who attended our November meeting learned a lot of interesting information about the Fort Worth's Film Commission and its efforts to "support the long-term creative climate for television, movies and commercials." Jessica Christopherson did a great job enlightening the group to the Commission's efforts and the Lone Star Film Festival that took place in early November. Check out the Past Meetings page to see the presentation that Jessica shared with us.

On December 3 we'll wrap up our program year via Zoom with member introductions as our program. This is always a fun way to get to better know your fellow EFWBA members. I always come away with a deepened appreciation for the quality and depth of the EFWBA membership after this meeting.

Don and Wanda are working to get a very special guest to attend the December meeting, but final details have not been confirmed, yet. Watch this space for a special announcement!

We will be getting into the 2021 calendar with Mayor Betsy Price as our program on January 7. Preparations are being made for the January meeting to be held in-person and by video. Space will be limited so that we can follow safety protocols so you will need to reserve your spot for the meeting. Stay tuned for details about how to RSVP for the JANUARY meeting.

Not that anyone needs an extra incentive to attend, but we will again have Pinnacle Bank as our meeting sponsor for January. That means Bank President Charles Ivory is buying lunch for us on the 7th! Thank you Charles for being our sponsor and for all Pinnacle Bank does for the community.

Be safe. I look forward to seeing you on December 3.

Speaking of Zoom, your EFWBA Board of Directors is eagerly preparing for the day when meeting in person is a practical option for us. We cannot wait to see everyone in person but we'll need to wait a bit longer before we have that opportunity.

Jason


In other East Fort Worth news, a transportation consultant will be engaged in the next couple of months by Trinity Metro to assess East Lancaster for transportation options, including a bus rapid transit system that will meet transportation needs and serve as a stimulus for economic development. The consulting engagement will be the first step of many and this is a good time to get familiar with the project. I would not be surprised to see the project as the subject of one of our EFWBA meetings in 2021.

Monthly Meetings

Our First Thursday of the Month meetings (currently on ZOOM) present timely discussions by prominent business people on events and politics affecting our local business environment. Pre-lunch networking gives you time to meet other Eastside business owners.

We provide civic and community information, development projects & politics of vital interest to residents and business owners in East Fort Worth.

Learn more: Meetings


New Business

Election of Officers for 2021

The slate of candidates for the EFWBA board of directors is published on the Meetings page.


Postponements: Due to Covid, we had to cancel the annual EFWBA Banquet and Awards presentations.

You can still support by making a donation to the EFWBA scholarship or library book fund.

Donations can be sent to:
EFWBA
Attn: Don Boren, EFWBA Secretary
PO Box 8861
Fort Worth, TX 76124

I was honored to recently receive a phone call from the owner of the Mexican Inn restaurants, Chris Carroll.

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Chris heard the banquet was cancelled but he wanted to support the cause and is sending in a generous donation for the effort. It is wonderful to have friends like ours at Mexican Inn! He also gave us several $25 Mexican Inn gift cards to give out as Door Prizes! You must be present to win.