Foster Area Business Association
By Jeff Lynott
The Foster Area Business Association (FABA) recently held its Annual Meeting and elected its 2021 Board of Directors. While we missed the opportunity to meet in person and socialize, we did gather virtually and elected the volunteer Board for the upcoming year. The following Board members will help promote Foster as a place to do business, shop, eat, drink and play in the coming year: Allen Rowand, Gray Dog Digital (President); Danielle Deschenes, Living Room Realty (Secretary); Steve Woolard, Carts on Foster (Treasurer); Shawn Morgan, Law Office of Shawn Morgan (At-large) and Chris Correnti, Portland Digs Real Estate (At-large).
The last year brought many challenges to the local business community, but we’re proud of the work we accomplished on behalf of Foster area businesses. A few highlights: FABA secured grant funding to eliminate 2020 membership dues so any business could join at no cost; we used additional grant funds to support the construction of outdoor seating and/or the purchase of tents and heaters; we hosted two events to promote the district and local businesses; we’re currently working on securing more grant money to beautify Foster with planter boxes and more.
FABA is an all-volunteer organization that supports the business community along SE Foster Rd. Anybody who does business in the neighborhood is welcome to join. We are especially excited to welcome anyone who’s interested in volunteering to support events, market and promote the district, or add their own expertise to help SE Foster thrive. Find us online at fosterarea.com for more info or to get in touch.