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.
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.
Now that most of our members have been fully vaccinated, we are meeting in person! We hope you can join us. If not, we will still be online, using Zoom software.
If your computer does NOT have a camera, you can still listen in and see everyone else, and your name will show in your "Hollywood square". This is where the Chat function really becomes helpful.
To install Zoom on your computer, phone or tablet, start here:
NOTE: You don't have to install the Zoom app, but it makes viewing a meeting easier, and ensures that all your equipment works. When the link for the current month meeting is created, it will be posted here:
If you get stuck, or have questions, call Kat, our computer tech expert at: 817-451-6276.
by Wanda Conlin
When the original Mexican Inn building on East Lancaster began sliding down the hill in the back, Chris Carrol, owner of the Mexican Inns and Spring Creek Barbeque restaurants, made a wonderful decision for East Fort Worth. He would build a new facility on the same property after demolishing the old building.
My son Jim and I owned and published the Greater Meadowbrook News at the time, and Jim decided we had to have an interview and pictures before the demolition took place. Those of us who have been here for some time loved the beautiful old tiles and atmosphere of the original building and Jim wanted to preserve as much as we could.
Chris Carroll was delighted to meet with Jim and the pictures were made and the history shared.
When the new building was completed and a grand opening date was decided on, Becky Carroll came to our Oakland office to determine how we could form a partnership for the good of East Fort Worth. Becky and I decided on a Spirit Night where East Fort Worth Business Association would get the people there and Mexican Inn would share the proceeds from the evening with us. That was in April of 2006 and we have been partnering twice a year since. No restrictions were put on the use of those dollars. The partnership has meant $28,000 over the years which East Fort Worth Business Association has used mostly for educational projects!
East Fort Worth Business Association has been an organization involved with economic and neighborhood issues for more than 45 years. We advocate for local businesses and support the neighborhoods in quality of life issues. Our focus in the past few years has been to make East Fort Worth an "Education Destination". We give student monetary gifts to help with school necessities, and we have bought books for nine elementary schools which feed into Eastern Hills High School.
Our partnership with Mexican Inn, thanks to the late Jim Conlin, has been strong and fruitful for East Fort Worth Business Association and for Mexican Inn. Check the photographs on the wall at the East Lancaster location for examples of Jim's work.