Spring Garden Area Business Association

What we do

What we do

Our four pillars

SGABA represents member businesses to various levels of government and key stakeholders in the community.


Marketing & Promotions

SGABA promotes the Spring Garden area as a preferred place to work, live, shop and experience.


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: 

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


SGABA aims to keep the area pleasant and easy on the eyes by installing planters and sweeping the streets through its summer interns.



SGABA strives to keep the area clean and safe by partnering with businesses, institutions, property owners, the Halifax Regional Police and the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Board of Directors

Marilisa Benigno, Chair (Ventura Realty)
Kari-Anne Pendlebury, Vice Chair (CUA)
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, Community Representative (Boyne Clarke)
Martha Casey (Office of the President, Dalhousie University)
Juanita Spencer, Executive Director

Key Documents

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