For the past 57 years, members of the WSBA have worked together to strengthen, promote and enhance the businesses of the West Side of Jefferson City so that our community may continue to enjoy a prosperous and high quality of life. We are excited to begin the journey of 2016 as we plan many great programs, activities, and community involvement events. Planned programs, held on the first Wednesday of every month, highlight interesting issues and activities. These programs also allow each of us to share a little more about our businesses and learn something new about what is happening in our city. Events provide networking opportunities on a regular basis. The largest annual event is our barbecue and silent auction, with proceeds going towards our scholarship fund.
The old example of a bundle of sticks being much stronger than one is the reason the organization was formed. Where there were only a handful of founding fathers, there are several hundred business and professional people on the west side. While there are many who belong to the association, there is a continual crop of new businesses and professionals moving into the area and changes of personnel. So, to give us the strongest voice possible, the association is always seeking new members or renewing past members. This certainly gives the individual members a voice in the civic affairs of the west side.