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.

Member of the Month Profile

AJ McCleod, Community Executive Director, YMCA.

AJ McCleod joined EFWBA last month, so welcome him as a new member. AJ is the YMCA District Director of Community Impact. He oversees the William M. McDonald, Eastside, and Community Impact branches of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth.

AJ moved to Fort Worth July 2021, and started as the Sports Director before becoming the Executive Director Of Community Impact programs. Then added McDonald in Feb of 2022 and Eastside will open June 2024.

"My passion is serving our communities and making a difference where I am planted. My purpose is to strengthen our community by connecting with partners who are able to provide resources and access for any issue our communities are facing."

I am a husband, father, brother, son, uncle, and most importantly and follower of Christ. I am a native of Lubbock Texas and Red Raider through and through.

Exciting updates have been taking place at Eastside YMCA, thanks to two large grants:

  • $250,000 from the City of Fort Worth to support swimming pool renovations
  • $250,000 from the Sid W. Richardson Foundation to update the sports fields that includes lighting and upgraded turf!

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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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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

March 7 2024

Robert Allen, CEO FW Economic Development

Robert Allen is President & CEO
of Fort Worth Economic Development Partnership.

Previously, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Greg Abbott, and most recently served as President and CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC).

During his six years leading TxEDC, Robert spearheaded initiatives that advanced the organization's mission to market Texas as the best state for business, including major international business missions to Japan, India and Europe. His organization's efforts have helped catapult Texas to a record-breaking number of Governor's Cups as awarded by Site Selection Magazine.

April 4 2024

Robert Ahdieh, Dean of Texas A&M Law School

Robert Ahdieh, Dean and Anthony G. Buzbee Endowed Dean's Chair; Vice President for Professional Schools and Programs, Texas A&M University.

Prior to entering academia, Ahdieh was a law clerk and a litigator.

Away from law, his passion is his family. "My wife and children keep me young, and give me a better reason than I could ever ask for, for wanting to make the world a better place. I also am deeply interested in how our educational system – at all levels – can do a better job of fostering opportunity for all. And likewise in how our communities can best advance equality – between women and men, for underrepresented minorities, and otherwise."

May 2 2024

Toby Owen, Presbyterian Night Shelter

Presbyterian Night Shelter CEO Toby Owen will present his plans to combat homelessness, and what PNS is doing to help.

Please confirm your attendance by Friday, April 26, so we can inform our catering service.

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June 6 2024

Bud Kennedy, author journalist

Bud Kennedy is a Fort Worth Star-Telegram opinion columnist. In a 52-year Texas newspaper career, he has covered two Super Bowls, a presidential inauguration, seven Republican and Democratic national conventions and 18 Texas Legislature sessions.

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.