The Wynnefield Business Association (WBA) was created in February 2011 and is a subsidiary of WORC. It evolved from five individuals; William Butts of Butts Barbershop, Morgan Cephas, formerly of Councilman Jones’ office, Gerald Murphy of the Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation and NazAarah Sabree, City of Philadelphia, Department of Commerce. This group came together to revitalize, develop and implement strategies that would stimulate economic development in the Wynnefield area and the 54th Street commercial corridor.
The association’s purpose is to provide members with the support needed to help build strong and lasting businesses. The WBA intends to accomplish this by keeping members alert to community issues, connecting them to necessary resources that develop and expand their businesses, as well as provide marketing strategies for customer growth and educational opportunities for personal growth. The WBA is the place where members come to invest in themselves and their success.
Our accomplishments include:
- Partnering with Commerce Department to secure funding for external improvements for various businesses.
- Installation of BigBelly trash cans along the 54th Street Corridor
- Septa bus shelters installed on 54th Street Corridor
- Business Workshops
- Planting of Trees
We look forward to a great and bright future together.