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.
Alan Liebrecht is VP of Enrollment, Marketing & Communications at Texas Wesleyan University. Alan develops research-based marketing and internal/external communications plans in support of the university’s strategic plan.
EFWBA is hosting our Annual Community Awards and Scholarship Banquet on Thursday, November 9, 2023. We are excited to return to the beautiful Texas Wesleyan University Martin Center. This year, we will present seven students with scholarships, for a total of $10,500!
Click here to learn more about the Scholarships and how to become a Sponsor.
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
In August we had 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.
Lunch is being sponsored by First Residential !
Photo: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow - Courtesy of Fort Worth Public Art, © Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (2018) Gregory Beck—photo by Randy Anderson
Rich Andreski, CEO of Trinity Metro is our September guest.
He has been on the job for just over a year, and has started to make much-needed upgrades to the transit system.
He was interviewed for Fort Worth Report and said "Over the last year, we’ve really done an extraordinary job reconnecting with our stakeholders, our customers, our private sector partners and nonprofits. We’ve really gone out and been listening to what people want and need from us. So I would say that is one of the things I’m most proud of.
Then, we are focusing on building ridership, and we’ve done a lot around that. It’s about providing great, high-quality transit service. So we’ve identified a whole range of investments near-term, not five or 10 years away, but this year, we’re working to improve the customer experience."
Read the full FW Report story here: FWReport.
Alan Liebrecht has lined up TWU football coach, Joe Prud’homme, as our October speaker.
The TWU Rams are 3-0 this year, and ranked #13 nationally in the NAIA.
Our orginal guest, Dean Robert Ahdieh, has a scheduling conflict, and will be out of the country. We have rescheduled him for 2024.
Our upcoming Guest Speaker lineup is:
November Banquet: Pete Geren
December: Officer Installation and our year-end open discussion
January: Mayor Mattie Parker
February: Dr. Emily Messer, Texas Wesleyan
March: Robert Allen, CEO FW Economic Development
April: Dean Robert Ahdieh, TX A&M
Our Annual Community Awards and Scholarship Banquet is on Thursday, November 9, 2023.
This Awards Banquet honors outstanding businesses, organizations, citizens, and – most importantly – educators and students in East Fort Worth. We are excited to return to the beautiful Texas Wesleyan University Martin Center.
We are asking for your sponsorship commitment to help us make higher education more accessible for the best of our most talented, ambitious and dedicated East Fort Worth high school students.
We are naming the seventh scholarship in honor of Malcolm Wentworth and we will dedicate that Scholarship to the outstanding graduate from Texas CAN Academy.
Malcolm Wentworth served on our Board and was instrumental to the success of our annual banquet, and we want to honor his memory with this scholarship.
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.
No July newsletter
Videos of the meeting are on our YOUTUBE page.