the Northeast Business Alliance
As a 501 c 6, non-profit business commerce organization, N.E.B.A. has a Board of 8 members keenly focused on the growth and success of all our prospective and current members' businesses. What makes us unique as an organization? We strive to enrich the local business community, the Northeast of El Paso, through various charitable events, educational presentations, candidate forums, networking mixers and encouraging everyone to SHOP NORTHEAST!!
General Monthly Meetings
Meetings begin at 7:45 am, every third Tuesday of the month. Check our EVENTS tab for the most up to date location and time.
Lately meetings have been held at Los Torreados, 5331 Marcillus, El Paso, Texas 79924 (click here for directions).
Network with other members from 7:45 am until 8:00 am.
After 8, every attendees gives a short elevator speech about their business' services and announcements.
As a member, we encourage you to invite fellow businesses to join N.E.B.A.
Presentations are scheduled to be informational and relative to the success of your local business.
Many speakers from various City of El Paso departments speak at N.E.B.A. meetings, topics include: land development in the Northeast, bidding on government contracts, using the internet for marketing, and the new BRIO express buses that link our communities, D.E.A. Opioids an American Epidemic, etc
Mixers / Evening Meetings (including annual Christmas Party)
Three Mixers Annually, we host an Evening Networking Mixer, check our Events tab for the next meeting time and place.
Normally from 6-8 pm, location is always to be determined.
Door prizes given through sponsors.
And 50/50 Raffle
Open to All members and their guest.
Business and Health Fairs
Twice Annually we host an Fair free to our members, check our Events tab for the next business and health fair.
Alternating times from 1-4 pm and 4-7 pm, location is to be determined.
Without having to reinvent the wheel, we are here as a support team of successful business owners and philanthropist who make our alliance priceless.We intend to create a viable business climate here in Northeast, El Paso.
We will begin giving summer courses to teach business skills to the public to promote local entrepreneurship, especially among our youth and college bound. Also, a scholarship program is in the planning for the year 2020.
Who can Jion N.E.B.A.
Anyone can join NEBA, businesses large and small, new and seasoned, volunteers and even community activist. Everyone is welcome. Most members have a stake in the success of the Northesat economy. Request an invitation to sit in on a few meetings before joining. Network with other business people and learn more about enhancing your business. Contact Us
The History of NEBA
In 1999, various individuals and organizations realized the importance of promoting local residents to shop “in their own backyard”. The Northeast Business Alliance, often called NEBA, began as a networking venue for Northeast El Paso business and civic groups. This non-profit organization created bumper sticker promoting “Shop Northeast”.
Early NEBA Meetings
A vision for the newly-formed Northeast Business Alliance germinated in the basement of the Northeast Shopping Mall. The group developed plans and strategies for helping Northeast businesses. A very successful “after hours” event was held where businesses could promote themselves as a group– with food, entertainment, and vendors tables where area residents could see what the business community had to offer,which gave business’s a chance to network together.
Soon afterward, the group began meeting at the Denny’s on Trans Mountain/ Woodrow Bean on a monthly basis; to network, learn from each other, and to listen to guest speakers from the community.
Getting the Word Out to the Community
Donna Brown created and distributed the first NEBA newsletter. Tom Stady of S & T Marketing led other volunteers to enhance Northeast El Paso Business’ image by creating a “Clean-up Committee”. This group collected trash from unsightly parking lots and area streets to enhance the neighborhood. Around this time, a group of NEBA members began working with the Flag Foundation that was responsible for the giant flag (and memorials) at Diana and Highway 54.
Later NEBA meetings moved to the Northeast Optimist Club. Clark Peters of Northeast Healthy Communities became the President soon afterward; followed by Rickie Williamson of El Paso Disposal. He served as President until NEBA disbanded.
The original NEBA board members decided to resurrect the organization in 2007. They sponsored a Holiday Reunion to discuss how they could create a successful version of the Northeast Business Alliance. New bylaws were enacted to support a new vision that more closely aligned to the needs of Northeast businesses and the community.
NEBA met at the Little Bavarian Restaurant at 4600 Hondo Pass for a while. They now meet the third Tuesday of each month. Contact us for an invitation to sit in on a meeting.
- Member's Benefits -
The Benefits of Joining NEBA
NEBA offers networking, education, and speakers on a variety of Northeast focused topic every month. Unlike other Northeast political and charitable groups, we focus on improving business activity in Northeast El Paso.
Inclusion on the NEBA website member directory
Business Education and Training
Monthly meetings with Guest Speakers
Promotional Events and Support for Grand Openings, Anniversaries, and Member Spotlight Events
Ability to post to our Facebook page to promote your own events.
Social Media Presence and Training
You do not have to be an area resident or business owner to join. Annual membership dues are a very reasonable, $60 a year.
Come try us out for free and discover how networking with other Northeast businesses can benefit your organization. Just buy your own breakfast and bring lots of business cards to hand out.