Spring Garden Area Business Association
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The Spring Garden Area Business Association is the “voice of the Spring Garden area”, representing member businesses to various levels of government and other key stakeholders in the community.


Preserve and enhance the essence and experience of the Spring Garden area for members, residents and visitors by supporting business success through community partnerships and resources.


To create a vibrant and dynamic business district, the SGABA will: 

  1. Build effective partnerships with businesses, institutions and property owners to maintain a clean and safe community.
  2. Attract, retain and promote quality businesses and retail segments to support the local economy.
  3. Promote Spring Garden Road as a renowned destination point with a business, retail and commercial mix, offering unique products, services and events.
  4. Coordinate events and programs designed to promote Spring Garden area as the preferred place to shop, work, learn and live.

Key Documents

2016/17 SGABA Annual Report
2017 SGABA Activity Plan
2016/2017 SGABA Audited Financials

Board of Directors

Marilisa Benigno, Chair
Ventura Realty

Kari-Anne Pendlebury, Vice Chair

Lesa Griffin, Treasurer
Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites                                                                       

Alessandra Pagnottella, Secretary
Sterling Properties                                                                                      

Colin Blanchard
31 Westgate

Darrel Pink
Nova Scotia Barrister's Society

Elizabeth Smith
Indochine Banh Mi

John Young
Boyne Clarke
Community Representative

Martha Casey
Office of the President, Dalhousie University

Juanita Spencer, Executive Director