January 2015 Newsletter
Join Us In Our Efforts
Meetings and Membership

Come out and join the Fair Park Merchants Association! Take advantage of business development resources to help your business thrive!

  • This year each month we will feature a guest speaker offering valuable information on how to further develop and expand your business.
  • Participate in our quarterly business mixers and network with other businesses in the surrounding area.
  • Receive valuable information on economic and improvement developments within the area.
  • Utilize the FPMA's Newsletter and upcoming website to advertise and market your business.
  • Most importantly, come and join us for a great lunch.

The Fair Park Merchants Association meetings are every 1st Tuesday of the month at 12:00p.m.   Annual membership dues are only $150.00.


You are invited to our next meeting!

When: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 12:00p.m.

Where: Citisquare Opportunity Center

             1610 S. Malcolm X Blvd, 2nd Floor, Bldg. 200

             Dallas, TX 75215

                (meeting room next to break room)

If you are not a member and would like to attend a meeting you are more than welcome to do so. Please be prepared to pay $5.00 for lunch that is provided at each meeting.


To become a member, please complete the membership dues form and submit with your payment. For more details on joining this association please contact Membership Committee Chair, Venus Cobb.  



Past Event-
Business Social Network at Emerald City Bar & Grill

We had a very successful networking event in December 2014 at Emerald City Bar & Grill. Thanks to all who attended. We look forward to hosting another networking event March 19, 2015 from 5:30p to 7:00p at Emerald City.

Upcoming Community Events

Citisquare Clinic Health and Wellness Program Kick-off Event
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 6:30p-8:30p
1600 S. Malcolm X Blvd, Bldg. 300 Dallas, TX 75226

Kick off 2015 right. Get healthy and stay healthy. A healthy dinner will be served. Please contact J.R. Newton at 214-476-7410 for further information. Click on flyer for more details.
City of Dallas Resource Link: Free Business Workshop - How to Do Business with the City of Dallas
Tuesday, February 10, 2015  6p to 8p
City Hall, 1500 Marilla, L1 Auditorium, Dallas 75201
  • What is an Informal Solicitation?

  • What is the Informal Bid Process?
  • What are the procurement opportunities?
  • Where do I find more information on informal solicitations?
Register at link below:



Fair Park Merchants Association Business Social Networking Event

Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:30p to 7:00p
Emerald City Bar & Grill - 2532 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215
Join the FPMA members for their 2nd social networking event. We will have
hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Come learn more about FPMA and meet business owners and other organizations that are dedicated to an improved South Dallas business environment.
FPMA Leadership

Patrick Washington, President
The Dallas Weekly
Vacant, Vice President

Paul Randall, Secretary 
BCL of Texas

Annie Evans, Treasurer
SouthFair CDC
Committee Chairs:
Roy Lopez, Education
Capital One Bank

Venus Cobb, Membership
City of Dallas

Jim Slaughter, Public Safety
Mill City Renaissance 

Jim Washington, Public Affairs
The Dallas Weekly

FPMA Mission Statement - To promote and foster a vibrant and inviting business environment for new and existing businesses. We will help mentor, grow and develop businesses that positively impact the surrounding community and that leverages relationships and resources for the benefit of our members and the South Dallas/Fair Park community.