Jason Ray

We Are Open For Business!

Your Business.

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

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Jason Ray

Jason Ray became the CEO of Clayton Youth Enrichment in November 2015 after a 17-year career with another non-profit, Big Brothers Big Sisters. Within a few months he attended his first EFWBA meeting and found a welcoming and well-connect group of people. By 2017 he had joined the EFWBA Board of Directors and was enjoying the opportunity to serve. When he was elected President of the board for 2020, he had no idea that he would be the Association's "pandemic President" for 2020 and 2021.

Outside of EFWBA and Clayton, Jason took what he learned from the EFWBA and applied it to his service on the Keller Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors where he is now the Chairman. In his free time, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and two adult daughters. Lots of time is spent cheering on football, Jason's and his wife's alma mater, TCU, as well as Auburn University football and basketball. Jason is also a runner, cyclist and pickleball player.

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Library Books

EFWBA donated over $5,000 for library books for the elementary schools in the Eastern Hill HS pyramid.

We Love FW

Most of our member businesses are owned by native Fort Worth eastsiders who actively promote this area.

Business & Development

EFWBA helps bring new businesses and new construction development to East Fort Worth.


Since 1974, EFWBA has actively advocated for East Fort Worth. We celebrate 50 years of service in 2024.

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Welcome To

East Fort Worth Business Association

Wanda and I invite every business owner, professional person, firm, corporation or non-profit organization, to join us for our monthly meetings where you will meet other business owners, individuals and city officials that influence our lives.

The mission is still the same today for this long-lived organization. It was founded in 1974 as a 501(c)4 so that it could be involved in non-partisan political issues. Working with the neighborhoods and Fort Worth City Government offices for the betterment of East Fort Worth sometimes leads to involvement in the political arena.

I hope you join us at our next meeting.

Don Boren, President, 2024

First Thursday

2024 Meeting Schedule

August 1 2024

The Chiefs!

Fire Chief Jim Davis and Police Chief Neil Noakes.

Fire Chief Jim Davis is a registered nurse with more than 20 years of emergency department, intensive care and mobile intensive care unit experience, including 20 years as a flight RN/EMT with Medflight of Ohio. Davis holds a master's degree in operational excellence and process improvement from Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business and a doctorate in adult learning theory from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Chief Learning Officer program.

Police Chief Neil Noakes earned his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration form Tarleton State University and his master's degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Texas Christian University (TCU). He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute's 137th Administrative Officers Course and TCU's inaugural Leadership, Executive and Administrative Development program (L.E.A.D. #1).

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September Guest

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October 3 2024

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November 7 2024

50th Anniversary Banquet!

Celebrating 50 Years of Annual Scholarships  and Community Awards Banquet.

This is THE November event celebrating our 50th Anniversary. As always, the banquet will include a fabulous meal, great keynote speaker, Scholarships presented to the eastside's most deserving students, and Community Awards for eastside businesses or organizations that have made a positive impact in our community. Plus you can shop the Silent Auction with wonderful gift baskets, professionally wrapped and ready to keep or give as a gift.     

We will need your volunteer help for committees to make this year’s event really special. Be thinking ahead about items for the Silent Auction, as this is where the majority of finances for the student awards is made.  Let's beat last year's fundraising.

Sponsorship letters have been mailed, and you can pay online for the 4 Sponsorship levels or purchase individual tickets below.

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsor $5,000

Gold Sponsor $2,500

Silver Sponsor $1,000

Friends of EFWBA $500

Individual Tickets $100

First Thursday

Meeting Location

We meet at
Meadowbrook-Poly United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
3900 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, 76103

Building on North side of church, closest to Meadowbrook. Overflow Parking on West side of street. Church is North of Reby Cary Library on Lancaster.

Doors Open 11:30 Lunch 11:45 – 1:00 pm

Meals $15.00 Members • $20.00 Non-Members
You can prepay lunch on the RSVP page.