Chances are, you have met Fran at some event or happening uptown. She is synonymous with urban living and has lent her talents, abilities and enthusiasm to various restaurants, retail events, functions, and uptown initiatives. Fran is an active member on our USJI Marketing and Events committee and is a valuable part of the Acadia Broadcasting team. Everyone who knows Fran knows she rocks style, is culture smart, and has an infallible soft spot for animals, leading the way with various SPCA fundraisers and such. We all know and love her, and uptown would not be the same without the lovely Fran Menton.
Let’s chat with Fran!
Where were you born? Where are you from?
How long have you been a part of the Uptown scene?
I became involved with the Urban Deli on King Street when I was completing my marketing courses at UNB in 2009. I decided to take an internship with the company when I graduated because I enjoyed it so much. It really was an exciting experience. I quickly fell in love with our uptown, especially the people and became involved with as many initiatives as possible.
When I first moved here I was going through a difficult time. So many people were quick to give me their support. There really is a wonderful sense of community here and that is what made me want to invest myself in this place. Now I work with Acadia Broadcasting Limited as an Advertising Consultant. I have the most amazing clients and my co-workers are like family.
Name one or two people who you look to for inspiration?
Coffee, tea, or other?
Wine. I prefer red but in the morning I like to have a coffee from Urban Deli. I run over to the restaurant almost every morning to get a mug of their custom blend.
Most guilty pleasure?
Sipping bubbly at Italian By Night. Heels. Dresses. Cuddling animals. Especially baby animals. I love being around them. I was actually thrilled when Tracy was about to take my photo and my friend Greg appeared with his girlfriend’s puppy, I had to include him in the photo.
This list can go on forever. I just love our uptown and everything that it has to offer so be sure to visit or consider living here!