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.
Norma Salinas is one of the first people to greet you at our meetings. She and treasurer Angela Baker work the check-in desk. Norma is Branch Manager of the Medical District Southside Bank located at 1000 Pennsylvania Ave.
EFWBA donated over $5,000 for library books for the elementary schools in the Eastern Hill HS pyramid.
Most of our member businesses are owned by native Fort Worth eastsiders who actively promote this area.
EFWBA helps bring new businesses and new construction development to East Fort Worth.
For 49 years, EFWBA has actively advocated for East Fort Worth.
We 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.
Mike Shedd, President, 2022President@efwba.org
Christopher Cassidy with the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation will visit us in June after he was iced out in February.
Captain Cassidy is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL. Cassidy was selected as an astronaut in 2004. He is a veteran of three space flights and ten space walks.
In 2015, he became NASA’s 14th Chief Astronaut and served in this capacity for two years.
In 2021, The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation selected Chris Cassidy to be President and CEO, where he now leads the project to build the iconic Museum, Leadership lnstitute, and Monument.
Come join the East Fort Worth Community Jazz Band at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, in the Meadowbrook-Poly UMC Fellowship Hall as they feature their 2023 Scholarship Winners!
Scholarships totaling $7,000 raised at this year’s 8th Annual Big Band Dance and Dinner were awarded to the student musicians listed below with their instrument and school:
If you miss the June 6 concert, you can catch the band next at its free Patriotic/Pops Concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 1, on the Meadowbrook-Poly UMC parking lot or in the Fellowship Hall depending on the weather.
We suggest you attend this Fun and Free Concert in July. East For Worth Community Jazz Band is led by former Eastern Hills High School Band Director, Kathy Bernal. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. The 4-H Club will be selling drinks and snacks to keep you cool. Dancing encouraged!
In August we have Public Improvement District Number 20 joining us for their annual meeting. PID 20 is the East Lancaster Avenue Public Improvement District, and they will be providing a report on the status of the PID and what is happening on Lancaster Avenue.
At that meeting you'll get an opportunity to meet the new PID director Katie Walz and hear from Security Director Scott Westmoreland.
We might have an opportunity to bring another speaker into that meeting but we're hoping that the Public Improvement District is interesting enough to bring out our members.
As the East Side Transportation Plan moves forward and property values go up, the PID will be vital for ensuring the vision comes together.
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.
Videos of the meeting are on our YOUTUBE page.