Downtown Lowdown with Downtown Halifax Business Commission

Downtown LowDown

Downtown LowDown, produced by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will keep listeners up-to-date with what is happening in Downtown Halifax. Each episode includes a feature interview with individuals from the Downtown area as well as a look at new businesses, upcoming events and so much more.

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And this is a special holiday themed episode of Downtown Lowdown. With the holiday season upon us, we’re going to give you the ‘lowdown’ on what’s happening around Downtown Halifax over the coming weeks to get you in the festive spirit. We are going to start this episode with 3 interviews we did with businesses in Downtown Halifax about how they are preparing for the holidays this year. They include Stephen MacDonald, the General Manager of Gahan House Nova Centre; Colleen Underwood, the President of Art 1274 Hollis; and Sarah Rector, Vendor Relations and Communications Coordinator of the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market. And then Jonathan Goldson, Downtown Halifax Business Commission’s Placemaking Manager, and Kimberly Dossett, Downtown Halifax Business Commission’s Director of Operations, will give us an update on DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN, our new series of vivid light shows and installations taking place around the Downtown area over the holidays and into the new year. And on Biz Buzz, we have a few business updates and milestones to share, we’ll tell you about some upcoming holidays events to look forward to, and we’ll tell you about our Deck the Downtown Grant and our Holiday Gift Guide. Producer: Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Host: Allana MacDonald Mills Guests: Stephen MacDonald, the General Manager of Gahan House Nova Centre https://halifax.gahan.ca/ Colleen Underwood, the President of Art 1274 Hollis https://www.art1274hollis.ca/   Sarah Rector, Vendor Relations and Communications Coordinator of the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market https://www.halifaxfarmersmarket.com/ Jonathan Goldson, Downtown Halifax Business Commission’s Placemaking Manager jonathan@downtownhalifax.ca Kimberly Dossett, Downtown Halifax Business Commission’s Director of Operations kimberly@downtownhalifax.ca  Jessica Pettigrew Membership Engagement Manager jessica@downtownhalifax.ca  Bizz Buzz: Gabrielle Malone, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Nov 16

30 min 29 sec

ON this episode with Haley Clarke from The Coast. Haley is going to tell us all about Halifax Burger Week 2021, including what we can expect and look forward to this year. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, is back with some updates on Nova Scotia’s Proof of Full Vaccination Policy and how it will affect businesses Downtown, and what to expect as we more forward in a more cautious approach to Phase 5 of the provincial’s Re-Opening Plan. And on Biz Buzz, we have a few business updates and milestones to share, we’ll tell you about some upcoming events in Downtown Halifax, and we’ll share some ideas of some fun things to do and see this fall in Downtown Halifax. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Haley Clarke, The Coast https://www.thecoast.ca/ Bizz Buzz: Gabrielle Malone, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Oct 12

36 min 34 sec

Today, Ivy will be talking to Jessica Pettigrew, Downtown Halifax Business Commission’s new Membership Engagement Manager. Jessica is responsible for connecting the members of DHBC with the organization, primarily through personal contact, engaging volunteers, managing the Downtown Halifax Welcome Centre, maintaining DHBC’s Member database, and helping maintain a membership-based culture throughout the organization. On Biz Buzz, we have some business updates and milestones to share, we’ll tell you about some upcoming events in Downtown Halifax including the Prismatic Arts Festival and Burger Week, and we’ll also talk about Off the Eaten Path and the Downtown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Jessica Pettigrew, Downtown Halifax Business Commission Membership Engagement Manager Bizz Buzz: Gabrielle Malone, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Sep 28

21 min 2 sec

Jonathan Goldson, Downtown Halifax Business Commission’s new Placemaking Manager. Jonathan is responsible for the management and execution of DHBC’s placemaking programs, events, and initiatives. He has a passion for creating vibrant and inclusive public spaces with a strong understanding of how such spaces impact the community.  On Biz Buzz, we have business updates and milestones, we’ll tell you about some upcoming events in Downtown Halifax including the Art of City Building Conference, and we will also tell you about the Merchant Validation Program with HotSpot. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Jonathan Goldson, Downtown Halifax Business Commission’s new Placemaking Manager Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Sep 14

40 min 6 sec

After a brief summer hiatus, we are back with an in-person interview with Erin Esiyok-Prime, Director of Marketing and Communications for Events East Group. Erin will be talking to Allana about the re-emergence of events in Downtown Halifax, and how conventions, events, and festivals will play a crucial role in the economic recovery of the Downtown area. She’ll also tell us about some upcoming events to look forward to this fall. On Biz Buzz, we have some business updates and milestones to share, we’ll tell you about our new Placemaking Manager, Jonathan Goldson, we’ll talk things to do this September in Downtown Halifax, and we’ll touch quickly on patio season, parking in Downtown Halifax, and the new Merchant Validation Program with HotSpot for businesses. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Esiyok-Prime, Director of Marketing and Communications for Events East Group https://www.eventseast.com/ Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Aug 31

25 min 57 sec

In this episode, Allana will be chatting with Wendie L. Wilson. Wendie is a visual artist and the creator and designer of the African Nova Scotian flag that was unveiled earlier this year during African Heritage Month. Wendie is going to tell us about the new flag, and how businesses and individuals can honour and participate in the first official Emancipation Day on August 1st. On Biz Buzz, we have a few business updates to share, and we’ll talk about Patio Season in Downtown Halifax, Pups on Patios and The Patio Lantern Festival. We’ll also tell you a bit more about our new Meet Me Downtown and Parking campaigns; and we’ll finish with an update on Tunes at Noon. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Wendie L. Wilson - Visual Artist and the Creator and Designer of the African Nova Scotian Flag Bizz Buzz: Lauren Andrews, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Jul 20

50 min 42 sec

We begin this episode with Mike Leigh, owner of The Bitter End Martini Bar & Restaurant and The Loose Cannon Scottish Public House. We are going to discuss with him the challenges he has faced as a food and beverage business owner during the pandemic, and how they are moving forward now that we are into the third phase of the provincial Re-Opening Plan. And Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, is back with some updates on Phase 3 of the provincial Re-Opening Plan, Small Tourism Operators Restart Program, Tourism Accommodations Restart Customer Attraction Program, and extension of the Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program. On Biz Buzz, we have a few business updates to share, and we’ll talk about Patio Season in Downtown Halifax, Pups on Patios and The Patio Lantern Festival. We’ll also tell you a bit more about our new Meet Me Downtown and Parking campaigns; and we’ll finish with an update on Tunes at Noon. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Mike Leigh, owner of The Bitter End Martini Bar & Restaurant and The Loose Cannon Scottish Public House Bizz Buzz: Lauren Andrews, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Jul 6

47 min 11 sec

We begin this episode with Tracey Barbrick, Associate Deputy Minister of Departments of Labour & Advanced Education, Community Services. We discuss with her the province’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out and what more we can do as a community to encourage vaccination. On Biz Buzz, we have a few business updates to share, and we’ll talk about What’s Open in Downtown Halifax, Patio Season, Pups on Patios, and our new ‘Meet Me Downtown’ and Parking campaigns.  Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Tracey Barbrick, Associate Deputy Minister of Departments of Labour & Advanced Education, Community Services Bizz Buzz: Lauren Andrews, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Jun 22

57 min 28 sec

We are back with another special COVID-19 episode. This episode was recorded via video conferencing as we are all working remotely during the third wave of this pandemic. So, we apologize in advance for any issues with the sound quality. In this episode, we are joined by Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, who will be discussing the recently launched Provincial Re-Opening Plan. Paul will also update us on the provincial advocacy efforts by 12 business improvement districts, including Downtown Halifax Business Commission. On Biz Buzz, we’re going to talk about Patio Season in Downtown Halifax, Pups on Patios, Open City, the Patio Lanterns Festival, and the special giveaway from our 50th Downtown Lowdown episode. We also have lots of art in Downtown Halifax, including a new mural on the waterfront, the Self-Guided Downtown, and Art Argyle Fine Art’s Poster Pole Gallery. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Bizz Buzz: Lauren Andrews, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Jun 8

32 min 24 sec

Mike Savage was first elected Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality in 2012, with a mandate to make Halifax the most livable, entrepreneurial, and inclusive city in Canada. He’s going to talk to us about what it’s been like to run a municipality during the pandemic. He will also be joined by Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission. Paul will update us on provincial advocacy efforts by 12 business improvement districts, including Downtown Halifax Business Commission. On Biz Buzz, we have a few business milestones to share, we’ll talk about what’s open in Downtown Halifax and how you can continue to support our local businesses during this lockdown. We’ll also talk about Asian Heritage Month, Open City 2021, the Patio Lanterns Festival, and our special giveaway for our 50th Downtown Lowdown episode. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ HRM Mayor Mike Savage @MikeSavageHFX Bizz Buzz: Lauren Andrews, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

May 25

46 min 19 sec

We begin this episode with Joyce Liu, Founder and CEO of Lumi Studios, a media and production company in Downtown Halifax. They specialize in community storytelling, offering mix-media services to local businesses and corporations. And Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, is back. Paul is going tell us about the new developments with provincial economic relief programs, and the new video campaign that Downtown Halifax Business Commission, in partnership with 11 other business improvement districts across the province. On Biz Buzz, we’ll talk about what’s open in Downtown Halifax and how you can continue to support our local businesses during this lockdown, and we’ll tell you about our new giveaway with The Coast for Asian Heritage Month and a giveaway that we will be doing for our 50th episode. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Joyce Liu, Founder and CEO of Lumi Studios https://www.lumistudios.ca/ Bizz Buzz: Lauren Andrews, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

May 18

40 min 23 sec

On today's episode, Ken Kelly, Project Manager with International Downtown Association, or IDA Canada. Ken is going to tell us about his role with IDA Canada and how he sees downtown and main street areas recovering from the pandemic.  And Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, is back. Paul is going tell us about the new developments with provincial economic relief programs, and the new communications campaign that Downtown Halifax Business Commission, in partnership with 11 other business improvement districts across the province, has launched in response to how the Government of Nova Scotia’s economic relief programs need to better target small business. And on Biz Buzz, we have a few milestones to tell you about, we’ll remind you of how you can continue to support our local businesses during this lockdown, and we’ll chat quickly about What’s Open in Downtown Halifax and Asian Heritage Month. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission  https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Ken Kelly, Project Manager with International Downtown Association  Bizz Buzz: Lauren Andrews, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

May 11

51 min 7 sec

We are back with a special COVID-19 episode. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission is going tell us about the new developments with provincial and federal economic relief programs as well as a couple of new DHBC grants. We’ll also talk about what’s going on with businesses in Downtown Halifax since the province of Nova Scotia has declared another lockdown and everyone is encouraged to stay home. We’ll finish with a list of what Downtown Halifax businesses are open and what’s open online, and a few gift suggestions for Mother’s Day. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Bizz Buzz: Lauren Andrews, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

May 4

26 min 51 sec

Allana will be talking to Gordon Stewart, Executive Director of the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia. They will be discussing the new restrictions that were just announced and how the restrictions will affect the food and beverage industry, and the new dogs on patio rule that came into effect in late March. On Biz Buzz, we have business updates and milestones, how to best support local with the new restrictions, we’ll tell you about a few virtual events coming up, and more.  We’ll also talk about scheduled summer pedestrian-friendly street closures, waived patio fees, and a COVID-19 report on newly announced Public Health restrictions. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission gives us updates on summer pedestrian-friendly street closures, waived patio fees, and small-business highlights from the federal budget.  Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Gordon Stewart, Executive Director of the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia https://www.rans.ca/ Bizz Buzz: Lauryn Andrews, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Apr 27

44 min 22 sec

Ivy will be talking to Tareq Hadhad, Founder and CEO of Peace By Chocolate. Tareq will be sharing his story about his journey as a Syrian refugee and successful entrepreneur.  In Biz Buzz, we have business updates and milestones. We’ll also talk about EGGcellent window decorating for Easter and Easter gift ideas, Open City, Soli Productions’ The-Fabric-of-our-DNA, and picking up after your dog. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Tareq Hadhad, Founder and CEO of Peace By Chocolate https://peacebychocolate.ca/ Bizz Buzz: Lauryn Landry, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Mar 30

1 hr 19 min

Ivy will be talking to Ross Jefferson, President and CEO of Discover Halifax, and Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission. Ross will be telling us all about the Discover Halifax’s recently launched Integrated Tourism Master Plan. On this episode in Biz Buzz, we have business updates and milestones, we’ll talk about March Break and free parking during March Break, Around the World in 80 Plates International Food Festival, extended Dine Around, and Downtown Halifax Live.  Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Ross Jefferson, President and CEO of Discover Halifax https://discoverhalifaxns.com/ Bizz Buzz: Lauryn Landry, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Mar 16

40 min 16 sec

Allana will be talking to Katie Conklin, Marketing & Communications Manager for Discover Halifax. Katie will be sharing with us some ideas of what to do in Downtown Halifax for March Break. On Biz Buzz, we have business updates and milestones, we’ll tell you about our featured member for March, THE TEN SPOT, and we’ll talk about March Break, Around the World in 80 Plates International Food Festival, and where to park in Downtown Halifax. And Ivy will give us an Covid Update. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Katie Conklin, Marketing & Communications Manager for Discover Halifax  https://discoverhalifaxns.com/ Bizz Buzz: Lauryn Landry, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Mar 2

25 min 54 sec

Ivy will be talking to Dr. Lisa Barrett, a clinician scientist with Dalhousie University. Her expertise is in infectious disease and human immunology. Dr. Barrett and her team have been organizing COVID-19 Pop-Up Rapid Testing events in the community. And, on Biz Buzz, we have business updates and milestones; some updates on what is open in Downtown Halifax, African Heritage Month, Dine Around. And we will talk about Random Acts of Kindness week, March Break in Downtown Halifax, and the Open Online Digital Grant.  Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Dr. Lisa Barrett MD PhD FRCPC, Clinician Scientist, Infectious Diseases Nova Scotia Health Authority/Dalhousie University @LisaBarrettID Bizz Buzz: Lauryn Landry, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Feb 16

38 min 34 sec

Luc Erjavec, Vice President, Atlantic Canada, with Restaurants Canada speaks Allana and Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will talk to Luc about how the food service industry is faring during the pandemic and how he sees the industry recovering from this unprecedented situation. And on Biz Buzz, we have some business updates and milestones; restaurants that are open for dine-in, delivery, and take-out; and Valentine’s Day and March Break promotions. Plus, we talk about the new DHBC Open Online Grant program, Dine Around, and the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia’s contact-tracing app. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Luc Erjavec, Vice President, Atlantic Canada, with Restaurants Canada https://www.restaurantscanada.org/ Bizz Buzz: Lauryn Landry, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Feb 2

43 min 6 sec

A happier new year to all and welcome to Episode 40 of Downtown Lowdown with Downtown Halifax Business Commission, recorded on January 14, 2021. Ivy is going to talk to Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission. They will discuss the revised public health restrictions that came into effect since the holidays and their impact on the Downtown businesses. On Biz Buzz, we have some business updates in light of the revised restrictions recently announced by the provincial government, and we’ll tell you about our Featured Member for January and February, Insight Optometry. Plus, we talk about shopping local, Dine Around and the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia’s new contract tracing app. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Bizz Buzz: Lauryn Landry, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Jan 19

29 min 3 sec

We are welcoming Eric Jonsson back to the Downtown Lowdown. Eric is the Program Coordinator of the Navigator Street Outreach Program, which provides support to motivated street-involved and homeless individuals by assisting them in securing and maintaining employment and housing through partnerships with community agencies, Downtown Halifax Business Commission, Spring Garden Area Business Association, and their business members. Eric has been on Downtown Lowdown a few times to talk about the Navigator Street Outreach Program. We always like to bring him back in during this time of year to find out how folks can help and donate during the holidays and the cold winter months ahead.   On Biz Buzz, we have business updates in light of the restrictions recently announced by the provincial government. We also have an update on what’s happening with events, and we’ll be talking about shopping local for the holiday season, including Mayor Mike’s Local Stuff Challenge, and our Downtown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission will discuss the new restrictions that were recently announced in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the province, and in particular, HRM. Paul will also update us on some of the federal emergency economic relief programs. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Eric Jonsson, Program Coordinator of the Navigator Street Outreach Program https://navigatorstreetoutreach.ca/ Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Dec 2020

35 min 34 sec

Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission. They will discuss the new restrictions that were recently announced in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the province, and in particular, HRM. Paul will also update us on some of the federal emergency economic relief programs.  And on Biz Buzz, we have business updates in light of the new restrictions recently announced by the provincial government. We also have an update on what’s happening with events, and we’ll be talking about shopping local for the holiday season and our Downtown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Bizz Buzz: Tori McLeod, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Dec 2020

34 min 38 sec

PLEASE NOTE THERE WERE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES RECORDING SOME OF THE SEGMENTS IN TODAY'S EPISODE.  WE APOLOGIZE.   Allana is talking to Gordon Stevens, COO & Vice President, Finance, of Develop Nova Scotia, about the Evergreen Festival. The Evergreen Festival, taking place from November 28 to December 20, is the brainchild of Gordon Stevens and is led by Develop Nova Scotia. And . Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, is back with some updates on the restaurant industry. On Biz Buzz, we have some business updates, milestones, and what events are coming up in Downtown Halifax.  Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Gordon Stevens, COO & Vice President, Finance, of Develop Nova Scotia https://discoverhalifaxns.com/event/evergreen-festival/ Bizz Buzz: Tori McLeod, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Nov 2020

36 min 11 sec

Ivy and Paul are talking to Jim Cormier, the Atlantic Director, Government Relations, with Retail Council of Canada. Jim will be discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the retail sector and how local retail businesses have responded and adapted. Plus Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, has some news on the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund. We also have directives from the Nova Scotia Health Authority regarding international students. On Biz Buzz, we have business updates and milestones; a rundown on upcoming events in Downtown Halifax; and a quick overview of Develop Nova Scotia’s Evergreen Festival.  Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/ im Cormier, the Atlantic Director, Government Relations, with Retail Council of Canada. https://www.retailcouncil.org/ Bizz Buzz: Tori McLeod, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Nov 2020

53 min 8 sec

Genaya Cameron, Senior Director, Event Operations with the Halifax Convention Centre and Scotiabank Centre be telling us how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the Scotiabank Centre, the logistics of re-opening, and what the next few months could hold for the Centre.  Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, is back and has some updates for us on some of the Federal economic relief programs, Ivy has an update on how to safely celebrate Halloween this year, and on Biz Buzz, we have some business updates and milestones, we’ll tell you what events are coming up in Downtown Halifax,  and we have quick overview of Develop Nova Scotia’s Evergreen Festival. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Genaya Cameron, Senior Director, Events Operation - Halifax Convention Centre & Scotiabank Centre  https://www.scotiabank-centre.com/ Bizz Buzz: Tori McLeod, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Oct 2020

34 min 54 sec

Sarah Fillmore, the Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Programs at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will be telling us about the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Waterfront Arts District and more. On Biz Buzz, we’ll talk about what’s new in business and events in Downtown Halifax, we’ll be telling you about our Downtown Halifax ‘Trails’, plus we have a quick overview of Develop Nova Scotia’s Evergreen Festival. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Sarah Fillmore, the Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Programs at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia https://www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca/ Proposed Designs: https://artgalleryofnovascotia.ca/artsdistrict?gclid=CjwKCAjwiOv7BRBREiwAXHbv3Hr5-cA27BiC7_Xklp99RU2SKHDWDyQOn14OeXQknCJAPWN1bEW5RBoCF4QQAvD_BwE#finalists Bizz Buzz: Tori McLeod, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Special Thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Oct 2020

40 min 55 sec

We have a great episode today. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will give us the highlights of the Mayoral Candidates Forum and new federal funding for Black-owned and Black-led businesses. On Biz Buzz, we’ll talk about what’s new in business, events, and milestones in Downtown Halifax, and more.  Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Bizz Buzz: Tori McLeod, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Sep 2020

52 min 29 sec

We have a great episode today. Ivy talks to Tanya Davis, Manager of the Strategic Transportation Planning Program for Halifax Regional Municipality. Today’s discussion will focus on the Halifax Mobility Response: Streets and Spaces program that was initiated during COVID-19. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will also join that conversation to give his thoughts from a business improvement district point-of-view.   On Biz Buzz, we’ll talk about what’s new in business, places to get breakfast and lunch in Downtown Halifax, where to get reusable face masks, and more. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will give us an update on the Mayoral Candidates Forum, out-of-town students and office workers coming back to Downtown, and a new version of Tunes at Noon. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Tanya Davis, Manager of the Strategic Transportation Planning Program for Halifax Regional Municipality. Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Sep 2020

52 min 16 sec

Featured interview. Ivy talks to Victoria Horne, Manager of Parking Services with Halifax Regional Municipality. HRM’s Parking Services is responsible for supporting Regional Council priorities through the administration and implementation of policies, by-laws, and regulations related to parking and curbside management.  Plus, on Biz Buzz, we’ll talk about what’s new in business, the current DHBC campaign, where to get reusable face masks, and things to do in Downtown Halifax. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will give us an update on government economic relief programs and join us for a discussion on parking.  Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC)                                                                                                                                                                                         104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Victoria Horne, Manager of Parking Services with Halifax Regional Municipality.  https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/parking Bizz Buzz: Raf Peligro, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Special thanks to: Podstarter –Founders Jonathan Burns and Rhys Waters https://www.podstarter.io/ Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Aug 2020

48 min 53 sec

On the show today - Ankur Gupta, Co-Owner and Vice-President of Business Development with Scanway Catering. Ankur is sharing with us how they survived – and thrived – over the past few months, and what the long-term future holds for the business. On Biz Buzz today, we’ll talk discuss what’s new in business, fall events, and what’s happening Downtown. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will give us an update on a couple of government economic relief programs as well as non-medical face masks for businesses in Downtown Halifax. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission · https://downtownhalifax.ca/                Ankur Gupta, Co-Owner and Vice-President of Business Development with Scanway Catering  https://scanwaycatering.com/ Bizz Buzz: Raf Peligro, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Special thanks to: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Aug 2020

45 min 53 sec

Jenny Nodelman, Marketing and Events Officer at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Plus, on Biz Buzz today, we’ll talk discuss what’s new, what’s newly re-open, and what’s happening Downtown. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will give us an update on Bedford Row, the Peace and Friendship Park, and the Department of Education’s back to school announcement and how it affects Downtown. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/                Jenny Nodelman, Marketing and Events Officer at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/ Bizz Buzz: Raf Peligro Special thanks to: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel – in particular Jeff Ransome, General Manager, and Jessica Muzzerall, Director of Sales and Marketing. https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yhzmc-halifax-marriott-harbourfront-hotel/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2&y_source=1_MjE2NjEwNy03MTUtbG9jYXRpb24uZ29vZ2xlX3dlYnNpdGVfb3ZlcnJpZGU= Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Jul 2020

54 min 17 sec

Gordon Stewart, of the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia, is back on Downtown Lowdown. Allana will be talking to him about the restaurant industry since the state of emergency was declared in Nova Scotia in March and since the province loosened restrictions and allowed all businesses to open on June 5. On Biz Buzz today, we’ll talk discuss what’s new, what’s newly re-open, and what’s happening Downtown. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will give us an update on Bedford Row, Grafton Street, and Argyle Street as well as the Downtown Crew. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills, Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ · Gordon Stewart - The Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia https://www.rans.ca/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Jul 2020

33 min 10 sec

A conversation with Jeff Ransome, General Manager of the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel – a 352-room, four-diamond hotel located directly on the boardwalk overlooking the Halifax Harbour. Jeff will talk to us about how the Marriott Harbourfront has coped with the pandemic and he’ll also give us his take on the pandemic’s impact on the hotel industry as a whole. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will give us updates on DHBC’s virtual AGM and latest advocacy efforts. We’ll also review what businesses have been doing since the Nova Scotia government eased of restrictions as the next steps of reopening the province. We’ll then finish with what to expect when entering a business in Downtown Halifax and how you can support them during this gradual re-energizing of the economy. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ · Jeff Ransome, General Manager of the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yhzmc-halifax-marriott-harbourfront-hotel/ - Hannah Baillie, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Downtown Halifax Business Commission info@downtownhalifax.ca Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Jun 2020

47 min 3 sec

A conversation with Rustum Southwell, CEO of the Black Business Initiative, or BBI, in Downtown Halifax. He is going to talk to us about the work that the BBI is doing in Halifax and the importance of black business owners in our community. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will give us updates on DHBC’s virtual AGM, latest advocacy efforts, and two DHBC business grants available to DHBC members. We’ll also review what businesses have been doing since the Nova Scotia government announced, on June 5, the easing of restrictions as the next steps of reopening the province. We’ll then finish with what to expect when entering a business in Downtown Halifax and how you can support them during this gradual re-energizing of the economy. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ · Rustum Southwell, CEO of the Black Business Initiative http://www.bbi.ca/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Jun 2020

44 min 44 sec

A conversation with Jenna Oosterholt, owner of The Ville Caffeine Bar on Sackville Street. She is going to share with us the challenges that The Ville Caffeine Bar has faced during the pandemic and she will discuss the reopening process for her café. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will give us updates on DHBC’s latest advocacy efforts and on the activities of the Nova Scotia Business and Labour Economic Coalition. We’ll also review what businesses have been doing since the Nova Scotia government announced, on June 5, the easing of restrictions as the next steps of reopening the province. We’ll then finish with what to expect when entering a business in Downtown Halifax and how you can support them during this gradual re-energizing of the economy. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests:  - Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ - Jenna Oosterholt, owner of The Ville Caffeine Bar  https://www.thevillecaffeinebar.com/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Jun 2020

35 min 48 sec

A conversation with Jeremy Webb, Artistic Director of Neptune Theatre. Jeremy will tell us about how Neptune Theatre has been coping through the pandemic and about their new online initiative. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will give us updates on DHBC’s new business grants and latest advocacy efforts. We’ll also review what businesses are up to since the State of Emergency was declared back in March, and we’ll finish with what to expect when entering a business in Downtown Halifax and how you can support them during this gradual re-energizing of the economy. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: Jeremy Webb, Artistic Director of Neptune Theatre  https://www.neptunetheatre.com/support/off-the-leash-with-jeremy-webb · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ · Mimi Fautley, Owner of The Loop http://www.theloophalifax.ca/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Jun 2020

48 min 46 sec

A conversation with Patrick Sullivan, President & CEO of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Nova Scotia Business & Labour Economic Coalition. Patrick will tell us about how and why the Coalition was formed and the work it has done so far as well as the work that has yet to be done. Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will be joining that conversation and will give us updates on DHBC’s latest advocacy efforts. We’ll also review what businesses are up to since the State of Emergency was declared back in March, and we’ll finish with some updates regarding What’s Open for business in Downtown Halifax, and how you can stay connected with the Downtown Halifax community in this time of physical distancing. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ · Patrick Sullivan, President & CEO of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Nova Scotia Business & Labour Economic Coalition. https://halifaxchamber.com/   https://halifaxchamber.com/resources/nsblec/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

May 2020

38 min 31 sec

A conversation with Dr. Leanne Roach and Dr. Kelsey Bonang from Insight Optometry. Dr. Roach and Dr. Bonang are going to share with us the challenges that Insight Optometry has faced during the pandemic situation, and how they have had to pivot their practice and business to adjust to physical distancing.  Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, is back to give us updates on the Nova Scotia Business Labour Economic Coalition along with DHBC’s latest advocacy efforts.  We’ll also review what businesses are up to since the State of Emergency was declared back in March, and we’ll finish with some updates regarding What’s Open for business in Downtown Halifax, and how you can stay connected with the Downtown Halifax community in this time of physical distancing. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ · Dr. Kelsey Bonang & Dr. Leanne Roach, Insight Optometry  https://insightoptometry.com/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

May 2020

31 min 31 sec

A conversation with Eric Jonsson, Program Coordinator of the Navigator Street Outreach Program. Eric will be providing an update on the street-involved and homeless population and how they are faring during the pandemic.  Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, is back and he will give us updates on the NS Business Labour Economic Coalition and on DHBC’s latest advocacy efforts.  And more updates from Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ · Eric Jonsson, Program Coordinator of the Navigator Street Outreach Program https://navigatorstreetoutreach.ca/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

May 2020

29 min 59 sec

Erica Pellerin, the Vice President, Marketing & Visitor Experience at Discover Halifax talks about how they are doing things differently during the crisis, Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission updates gives us his updates and Ivy and Allana keep us informed about all the other changes that are happening in Downtown Halifax.  Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ · Erica Pellerin, the Vice President, Marketing & Visitor Experience at Discover Halifax  https://discoverhalifaxns.com/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

May 2020

33 min 11 sec

This week's guest, Susan Hanrahan, the Executive Director of Craft Nova Scotia, talks about the impact that Covid 19 is having on the Craft and Maker community.  Also, Paul MacKinnon, Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills of the Downtown Halifax Business Commission bring you the latest updates. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ ·                Susan Hanrahan, the Executive Director of Craft Nova Scotia http://craftnovascotia.ca/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Apr 2020

31 min 30 sec

Week 6 features an interview with Heather Rankin, Co-owner of Obladee Wine Bar and Paul MacKinnon, Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills of the Downtown Halifax Business Commission brings us all up to date on new developments happening during the Covid 19 Crisis.  Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ ·Heather Rankin, Co-owner of Obladee Wine Bar https://obladee.ca/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Apr 2020

35 min 12 sec

The fifth Downtown Halifax Business Commission Covid-19 Report is here.  Ivy, Allana and Paul bring you up to date on all the changes and special guest, Mimi Fautley, Owner of The Loop talks about how the crisis is treating her business. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Mimi Fautley, Owner of The Loop http://www.theloophalifax.ca/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Apr 2020

54 min 2 sec

Here's the latest Covid-19 update for Downtown Halifax.  Special guest Philip Holmans speaks about how his business is coping during the crisis and Paul MacKinnon brings us up to date on what the various levels of Government are doing to help. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: ·Philip Holmans, World Tea House worldteahouse.ca  Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Apr 2020

27 min 44 sec

This is our third special COVID-19 episode.  We are going to start this episode with Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission. Paul is going to tell us the progress of the NS Business Labour Economic Coalition – the new official name – that was formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. DHBC is an active member of this economic coalition. Plus, Paul will tell us about the new developments on provincial and federal relief programs. We’ll also talk about what’s going on with businesses in Downtown Halifax since Nova Scotia has declared a State of Emergency on March 22. Other changes include HRM parking and transit during the pandemic; and we’ll finish with a list of what Downtown Halifax businesses are open and what’s open online. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guest: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Mar 2020

29 min 34 sec

Listen to the latest update about how the Covid-19 Crisis is effecting the Downtown Halifax Business area.  Hosts Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills speak to DHBC CEO Paul MacKinnon about what's new and give updates of what's open, what's closed and more. Producers:Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Mar 2020

22 min 26 sec

Ivy and Allana sit down with their boss Paul MacKinnon, CEO, DHBC to go over the steps being taken for the Downtown Halifax Business area and go over the current list of cancellations and updates during the current Covid - 19 s crisis. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Mar 2020

19 min 37 sec

Sunday, March 8, 2020 is International Women's Day.  This episode celebrates that with insights from Leslie Gascoigne, President, Trampoline Branding, Christine & Judy-Ann Allen, Owners, Brawta Jamaican Jerk Joint and Sarah Craig, Owner, I Heart Bikes.  There's also a look at what is happening at the Discovery Centre over the March Break and more of The Coast Top Five Events and Bizz Buzz.  Enjoy.  Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: · Leslie Gascoigne, President, Trampoline Branding  https://trampolinebranding.com/ · Christine & Judy-Ann Allen, Owners, Brawta Jamaican Jerk Joint https://brawtajamaicanjerkjoint.ca/ · Sarah Craig, Owner, I Heart Bikes https://iheartbikeshfx.com/ · Jennifer Punch, Director of Marketing & Sales, Discovery Centre  https://thediscoverycentre.ca/ Bizz Buzz: Luke MacLaren, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Downtown Halifax Business Commission The Coast Top Five Events: Morgan Mullin, Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Coast https://www.thecoast.ca/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Mar 2020

52 min 35 sec

This episode focuses on the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship with an interview with Grant MacDonald, General Manager and Bruce Rainnie, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame talks about the Women On Top of the World event.  Plus The Coast Top Five Events with Morgan and Bizz Buzz with  Luke. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: · Grant MacDonald, General Manager, 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team-canada/women/national/2019-20/tickets · Bruce Rainnie, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame  https://nsshf.com/ and https://nsshf.com/event/women-on-top-of-the-world/ Bizz Buzz: Luke MacLaren, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Downtown Halifax Business Commission The Coast Top Five Events: Morgan Mullin, Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Coast https://www.thecoast.ca/ Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Feb 2020

48 min

Gordon Stewart, Executive Director, Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia, Adriana Afford, Owner, Argyle Fine Art & Christine Ollier, Education Coordinator, Venus Envy. Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) 104-1546 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7 (902) 423-6658 Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho Guests: · Gordon Stewart, Executive Director, Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia  https://www.rans.ca/ · Adriana Afford, Owner, Argyle Fine Art http://argylefineart.blogspot.com/ · Christine Ollier, Education Coordinator, Venus Envy https://venusenvy.ca/ Bizz Buzz: Ethan Craig, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Downtown Halifax Business Commission The Coast Top Five Events: Morgan Mullin, Arts and Entertainment Editor, The Coast Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic Visit us at: downtownhalifax.ca Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax Music: “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

Feb 2020

50 min 24 sec