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.
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
Special Invite Meeting!
Tuesday, October 27
at 2:00 p.m.
with FWISD Superintendent Kent Scriber
Rather than holding a Banquet this year, we are going to the movies! At least we are bringing the movies to you.
Our November 5 membership meeting will feature the Fort Worth Film Commission and the backstory on two movies with lots of local flavor – Twelve Mighty Orphans and Miss Juneteenth. Both movies were filmed in Fort Worth and have inspiring stories to tell. Be sure and Zoom in on November 5.
Speaking of Zoom, our November meeting will be held via 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.
For those of you that didn't get to hear Stacey Pierce's presentation in October, you missed out on some great information about streams, valleys and TRAILS in our community. So that you don't totally miss out, we've posted a link to her presentation on the Past Meetings
I look forward to seeing you on November 5. Please invite a friend to hear an interesting program from the Fort Worth Film Commission and give them a chance to find out what the East Fort Worth Business Association is doing for our community.
Everyone who attended the October membership meeting heard the exciting things Streams & Valleys is doing in the area.
We also shared an announcement from Nolan Catholic High School. You'll remember Nolan's President Rios was our September speaker who gave us a tour of the many capital improvements at Nolan. As a follow up, President Rios has offered two opportunities to the members of EFWBA:
1. We have a few tickets available to see Nolan play crosstown rival All Saints on October 23 in a special, indoor "suite" (large enough for social distancing) hosted by President Rios. If you are interested in attending, please let me know ASAP.
2. For as little as $500 you can sponsor a Nolan athletic team for a season and get some unique visibility for your business. Please see the attached for a range of options to partner with Nolan. Contact Michele Cole at Nolan at 817-457-2920 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. (If you want to be part of homecoming, act fast because the game is this Friday against Bishop Lynch!)
You will not want to miss the next EFWBA membership meeting will be November 5. We will hear from the Fort Worth Film Commission and two movies with local ties – "12 Mighty Orphans" and "Miss Juneteenth."
Be on the lookout for meeting specifics in an email in the next two weeks.
Have a terrific week.
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.
Please feel free to share the link with others and use that opportunity to encourage them to visit a future EFWBA meeting.
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.
We will hear from the Fort Worth Film Commission about the filming and production of two movies with local ties –
"Miss Juneteenth" and "Twelve Mighty Orphans".
Postponements: You have probably heard the annual EFWBA banquet has been postponed as has our September Spirit Night at Mexican Inn.
You can still support both of those enterprises by visiting Mexican for lunch or dinner or making a donation to the EFWBA scholarship or library book fund.
Donations can be sent to
Attn: Don Boren, EFWBA Secretary,
1850 Handley Drive,
Fort Worth, TX 76112.
I was honored to recently receive a phone call from the owner of the Mexican Inn restaurants, Chris Carroll. 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!