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About your business association

Fall River and Area Business Association (FRABA) is an association of small business owners and others who live and work in Fall River Nova Scotia and the surrounding areas (Wellington, Fletcher's Lake, Grand Lake, Oakfield, Windsor Junction, Lakeview, Waverley and the Stanfield International Airport). The objective of the association is to help promote, support and be a voice for businesses in the Fall River and surrounding areas.


The Board of Director's meetings are held virtually on the first Tuesday of every month (except July & Aug). Board meetings are open to all members, but non-board members shall not take part unless requested by the board. 


The regular networking event 'Happy Hour' is held on the third Thursday of every month (except July & Aug). These events provide information relevant to the members on issues involving businesses in the community. The meetings also provide a venue for networking for business owners and for members doing business in the Fall River and surrounding areas.

The Annual General Meeting is held in June of each year.


Please check the Events calendar for more activities and events coming up. 


Meet the Board

A Board Members responsibility is to participate, engage and contribute to the association’s mission and purpose. Their collective focus is:


'how can we best support the business community?'


The Board members, together with the Executive Board, work as a team to make sure FRABA is on target with its purpose, and ensures that they have the resources needed to further their goals.

Board members participate by attending regular board meetings, lending their expertise and experience to the various committees and generally contributing to create a dynamic team.



Current Executive Team and Board Members:


Steve Mac Lellan

The Financial Engineer

(902) 240-650

Read More About Steve

Vice President

Jessica Plamondon

Royal Lepage Atlantic, The Pike Group


Read More About Jessica

Secretary of Communications

Brandi Hitchens

Jacobi Brien Insurance


Read More About Brandi



Mathieu Boileau


(902) 495-8711

Read More About Mathieu

Past President

Karen Chasse

Bema Business Consulting

(902) 789-2361


Todd Hann

Scotia Wealth Management

(902) 223-4648

Read More About Todd

Anna-Marie Hubbard

Copia Professionals

(902) 880-2242

Read More About Anna-Marie

Katherine Larter

Katherine Larter CST Craniosacral Therapy

(902) 860-1208

Deborah Peddle-Hann

Journey to Wellness

(902) 222-1353

Read More About Deborah

Jennifer Rideout

Assante Capital Management Ltd

(902) 423-1200

Read More About Jennifer

Julianno Scaglione

My Own Path

Read More About Julianno

Nicola Wood

REM Investment Group Ltd

(902) 240-8178

Read More about Nicola

Committees are KEY

Our Committees are key to our progress!

The committee teams are a combination of Board members and volunteer members. Their dedication of time, expertise and experience are vital to help us grow the membership, improve our communication, and reach out to members and the community. 

Our committee members work hard to bring value to your membership. Educational opportunities, networking events, fundraising efforts, initiatives to support the local business committee – these are just some of the projects we are working on that we know are important to our members.

Contact information for each committee member is listed below. For further information, access our Directory. Please be respectful to contact individuals with business/FRABA concerns only. 


Deborah Peddle-Hann

Melissa Burbridge



Jessica Plamondon

Brandi Hitchens

Katherine Larter

(902) 860-1208



Matthew Boileau

(902) 495-8711


Karen Chasse

(902) 789-2361

Jessica Plamondon

Jennifer Rideout



Alicia Pilon

(902) 478-1083



Beth Burchinshaw

(902) 717-4832

If you are a member and are interesting in becoming a Board member or would like to be part of a committee, please contact us. We would love to hear from you. 

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