Fort Washington Business Alliance folds after 28 years of community involvement

The Fort Washington Business Alliance, a networking, informational and educational organization in the Fort Washington Office Park, has ended after 28 years of community involvement.

According to The Times Herald, over the years the Alliance has taken on partnerships with the Upper Dublin School District and Township, and the UD Medals program, among others.

Leaders cited post-pandemic change in work habits, the 2021 tornado and hurricane, and a recent retirement as contributors to the decision to end.

From The Times Herald’s article:

In a letter sent to members this month, FWBA President Nick Damm said the “ability to build up programs and activities” since early 2020 had become “unsurprisingly cumbersome with ongoing business and personal disruptions,” leading the volunteer board to determine “now is the appropriate time to wind down.”

The FWBA’s lifeblood — monthly in-person meetings providing interesting topics and the ability to meet and network with other businesses in the office park — were difficult to schedule with hybrid and working from home schedules, he said last week.

For extensive coverage, you can read The Times Herald’s article here. For more on the Alliance, you visit their website.