Cole harbour & Area business association (CHABA)

We bring entrepreneurs, and other community leaders together to talk business and opportunity. We are a leader in our community.


To unite and empower the businesses of Cole Harbour and Area, to become one strong voice, and together with the residents of the area, develop and facilitate objectives to establish a thriving community.

Monthly Meetings

On the first Wednesday of every month we get together for an information and networking session.

These meetings are for members and non-members alike. If you’re new to CHABA, and would like an opportunity to see firsthand what we’re all about, then don’t hesitate to attend.


A number of business owners and residents of Cole Harbour have expressed interest in establishing a Business Association for our community. The benefits of such an association are many, and a small sample includes:

  • Increased Awareness of the goods and services available at LOCAL businesses
  • Creating a larger “voice” in regards to municipal decisions which impact our community
  • Increased buying power for advertising; Cross-Marketing
    Education around programs and grants available from all levels of government to help businesses succeed (i.e. Community Beautification)
  • Networking Opportunities
    Creating of a formal method of communication amongst community business owners
Members photo from summer corn boil at Cole Harbour Farm

Board of Directors for 2019/20

President: Karina Sanford
Vice President: Marisa DeMarco
Secretary: Nicole Gallant
Treasurer: Wendy Kelly
Directors: Ron Cooper, Sherri Mallard, Chris Mont
Special Events Coordinator: Ryan Rutledge

Past President: Carolyn Judd