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Member Event Opportunities

Member Event Opportunities

Member Event Opportunities

Near Southside, Inc. members are invited to attend several regular events:



Near Southside, Inc. Member Breakfasts have a new date! Members are invited to join us at 8 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at various member-business locations throughout the Near Southside. Hosting is a great way to showcase your business. Attendees are given an exclusive opportunity to network with other Near Southside leaders while becoming familiar with our host business. Each breakfast also includes community updates from NSI President Mike Brennan and NSI Director of Events and Communications Megan Henderson, as well as other staff reports.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
8:00 am - 10:00 am
hosted by Tulips FTW
112 St. Louis Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76104
August 11 | September 8 | October 13 | November 10 | December 8


Member Happy Hours provide an opportunity for NSI members to gather and network in an informal setting on a bimonthly basis. Like the breakfasts, they are hosted by member-business locations throughout the Near Southside. Expect the return of Member Happy Hours in the fall


Quarterly Development Tours take you behind the scenes to see the projects that you usually hear about at breakfasts and happy hours. Buildings currently under construction and historic spaces being renovated are featured. Members enjoy the opportunity to hear directly from the developers, architects, and business owners who are leading these new additions to the Near Southside. Members gather at a local watering hole at the end of the tour for an informal happy hour. We anticipate the return of Member Development Tours soon. Please watch for updates via email.



NSI brings in an interdisciplinary group of experts presenting case studies and lessons learned from a variety of redevelopment projects and entrepreneurial efforts. The seminars provide Near Southside developers, architects, builders, and business owners with the knowledge and tools that should ultimately facilitate new development projects and businesses that otherwise would not arrive in the Near Southside.

Our most recent seminar was held in partnership with the Incremental Development Alliance. The IDA is a national organization that works with small scale developers to give them the tools to invest in their own communities. They hold workshops around the country on small scale real estate development that give attendees the info they need to analyze what makes a good project, determine how a building makes money, and learn how small developers interact with the broader ecosystem of professionals. The sold-out Fort Worth seminar featured a session on market research, creating a sample pro forma, and tips on financing. This workshop was made possible by a grant from LegacyTexas Bank and hosted by The Woman’s Club of Fort Worth. 

We look forward to sharing information about 2022 Seminar Series events soon.



Near Southside, Inc.’s Annual Southside Shindig is the organization’s showcase event and primary fundraiser. The evening showcases the key projects, partners and events that have shaped our district during the previous year. In addition, the event highlights the most anticipated projects for the year ahead and shares exciting information about the landmark developments on the horizon for the Near Southside. Plus, it’s a lively evening that celebrates the partnerships and people that make the Near Southside an incredible neighborhood. Near Southside, Inc. will not be hosting a 2021 Shindig but looks forward to the return of this important event in 2022.



For more information regarding membership or member events, please contact Megan Henderson at