Rob Mellion

Mellion on Energy Bill
Mellion on Energy Bill
A Southcoast business leader says the state's proposed renewable energy bill is fool's gold. The Massachusetts House recently passed a bill calling for 1,400 megawatts each of Canadian hydropower and offshore wind. Rob Mellion, President of the Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce, says that won't come close to covering the state's energy needs over the next decade...
Mellion on Business
Mellion on Business
More big business could be on the horizon for the Southcoast. Rob Mellion, President of the Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce, says the Amazon distribution center under construction in Fall River is probably just the beginning of large businesses locating to the area...
Is Fall River Interested?
Is Fall River Interested?
(Associated Press) - Fall River is the latest city to express an interest in bringing the Pawtucket Red Sox to town. Robert Mellion, president and chief executive of the Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce, tells The Herald News the organization has started ``poking around'' to see if there's interest in bringing the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate to the city...
Olympic Ideas
Olympic Ideas
Southcoast officials urged a Citizens Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday night at UMass Dartmouth to consider both New Bedford and Fall River as locations for Summer Olympic events, if Boston ends up hosting the Olympics in 2024. Mayor Jon Mitchell said sailing events would look great in waters off the South End of New Bedford...
Casino Article Questioned
Casino Article Questioned
The head of the Fall River Chamber of Commerce is questioning the validity of a published report that said Foxwoods is looking at the Whaling City Golf Course in New Bedford as a site for a resort casino. Speaking on WBSM's Mid-Day Magazine, Rob Mellion admits when he read the Standard Times report, he started making phone calls...