THE STANDARD TIMES
Founded in 2006 by Patrick Long, Jay Lanagan, Tom Rainford and Jeff Sanders, The South Coast Business Alliance (SCBA) was originally meant to be a referral network to generate new business, but it quickly grew into the charitable foundation it is today. The SCBA prides themselves on the fact that its members donate 100% of their time within the organization, without any administrative fees. The Franchise Group’s CVO Nick Francis has acted as a dedicated member of the SCBA for 11 years. He recently stepped down as the chairman of the New Bedford Oktoberfest, leaving the SCBA to join the Emeritus Group.