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.
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
by Jason Ray
We had a great January meeting with Mayor Betsy Price as our speaker. With her announcement that she would not be running for re-election earlier in the week, the meeting gave us a chance to thank her for her service to Fort Worth and get an update on the city and economic development activity.
Mayor Price leaves big shoes to fill after leading the city so capably for the last decade. In preparation for the municipal elections in May, you can look forward to a mayoral candidates forum at our April membership meeting. Be sure to mark your calendar for the forum at our meeting on April 1.
This is the time of year when the EFWBA renews membership dues. Dues statements will be distributed in the next few weeks.
For those members who paid membership dues in 2020, your dues are covered through December 2021.
(we have a list of who paid if you dont remember)
This reflects the Association's recognition that 2020 was a difficult, challenging year and some members might appreciate a pass on dues this year.
For new members or those renewing an expired membership, we welcome your membership and participation in EFWBA this year. This is a year of recovery and renewal for the business community and we want to go through it together.
As you consider the membership paperwork, I hope you'll consider an additional contribution to the Wanda Conlin Scholarship Fund. We'll use those gifts to provide college scholarships to deserving students from East Fort Worth high schools later this year.
I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting on February 4 when we'll turn our focus to education with Matthew Hall of Raise Your Hand Texas.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.