In honor of Small Business Week, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce hosted its first annual Small Business Appreciation Walk, showcasing its dedication to fostering a vibrant business community. Hosted in partnership with the City of Fort Worth’s Economic Development department, the event marked the beginning of what is set to become an annual fixture in the Chamber's calendar, with plans already underway for its recurrence in 2025 and an additional iteration during Entrepreneurship Week this fall. 

The walk enabled the Chamber’s members and a team of dedicated volunteers to engage directly with 95 local businesses, discussing key issues such as homelessness and talent retention—topics that resonate deeply within the community and call for innovative, collaborative solutions. 

Alyssa Al Sabi, Vice President of Commercial Lending at R-Bank and a West Area Board member of the Chamber, played a pivotal role in orchestrating the event. Her efforts not only underscored the Chamber's commitment to community and business support but also highlighted the critical role volunteers play in these initiatives. 

Volunteer Hudson Bell captured the essence of the event, stating, "Providing knowledge and support to the small business owners is imperative for the continued growth and success of Fort Worth." His remarks reflected the gratitude expressed by local business owners, who were pleasantly surprised by the genuine support and assistance offered during the walk. 

As a token of appreciation, volunteers distributed goodie bags to the businesses, reinforcing the Chamber’s role in nurturing a supportive business ecosystem. This gesture was well-received and added a personal touch to the day’s activities. 

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce remains committed to fostering a pro-business environment through initiatives like the Small Business Appreciation Walk. By actively supporting and celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit, the Chamber ensures that Fort Worth continues to thrive as a hub of business and innovation. Community members are encouraged to participate in these transformative events, contributing to the city's economic growth and vibrancy. To learn more about these initiatives or explore ways to get involved, contact Netty Matthews, Senior Vice President of Business Advocacy at the Fort Worth Chamber. 

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