Downtown Lowdown with Downtown Halifax Business Commission

Downtown Lowdown with Downtown Halifax Business Commission

By 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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Episode 15: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Update 3 - Monday March 30, 2020
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
29:34
March 31, 2020
Episode 14: Downtown Halifax Covid-19 Crisis Update - Monday March 23, 2020
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
22:26
March 24, 2020
Episode 13: Downtown Halifax Covid - 19 Crisis Update Monday March 16, 2020
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
19:37
March 17, 2020
Episode 12: International Women's Day. Trampoline Branding, Brawta Jamaican Jerk Joint, I Heart Bikes and March Break at the Discovery Centre
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
52:35
March 3, 2020
Episode 11: 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship & Women On Top of the World
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
48:00
February 18, 2020
Episode 10: RANS, Argyle Fine Art and Venus Envy
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
50:24
February 4, 2020
Episode 9: Discover Halifax and Wasteless HRM.
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: · Erica Pellerin, Vice President, Marketing & Visitor Experience, Discover Halifax   https://discoverhalifaxns.com/  · Chloe Kennedy, Waste Resource Education Officer, Solid Waste Resources, Transportation & Public Works, Halifax Regional Municipality https://www.halifax.ca/business/garbage-recycling-businesses Bizz Buzz: Luke MacLaren, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Downtown Halifax Business Commission The Coast Top Five Events: Morgan Mullin, Arts and 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
1:01:05
January 21, 2020
Episode 8: The Giving Episode - Laing House, Navigator Street Outreach & New Years Eve Celebrations
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, Director of Marketing, Downtown Halifax Business Commission Ivy Ho, Director of Communications, Downtown Halifax Business Commission Guests: Eric Jonsson, Program Coordinator, Navigator Street Outreach https://navigatorstreetoutreach.ca] Jane Machum, Board of Trustees Chair, Laing House https://www.lainghouse.org/ Billy Comer, Civic Events Coordinator, HRM https://www.halifax.ca/recreation/events/new-years-eve Bizz Buzz: Ethan Craig, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Downtown Halifax Business Commission The Coast Top Five Events: Morgan Mullin, The Coast Arts and Entertainment Editor 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
44:29
December 17, 2019
Episode 7: Carrefour Atlantic Emporium and Puffin Gallery, The Board Room Game Cafe, Alexa Pope & Halifax Brewery Farmers Market
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: · Marianne Thomson, Owner, Alexa Pope  https://www.alexapope.com/ · John Gallant, Retail Manager, The Board Room Game Cafe http://boardroomgames.ca/ · Michel Levasseur, Carrefour Atlantic Emporium and Puffin Gallery http://carrefouratlantic.com/ · Zoë Beale, Program Development Intern, Halifax Brewery Farmers Market  https://www.halifaxbrewerymarket.com/ 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
38:00
December 3, 2019
Episode 6: Sawadee Tea House, Level Bar & GIO at the Price George and RCR & East of Grafton.
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: · Mie Mie Sein and Nicholas Levesque, Owners, Sawadee Tea House  https://www.sawadeeteahouse.com/ · Shawn Lewis, Food and Beverage Manager, LevelBar and Gio Restaurant, The Prince George Hotel https://www.princegeorgehotel.com/index.php · Melissa Carey, Director, Restaurant Operations & Private Dining, RCR Hospitality Group  https://www.rcr.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
46:08
November 19, 2019
Episode 5: Eric Jonsson - Navigator Street Outreach & Donna Davis of Cogswell Redevelopment.
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, Director of Marketing, Downtown Halifax Business Commission Ivy Ho, Director of Communications, Downtown Halifax Business Commission Guests: Eric Jonsson, Program Coordinator, Navigator Street Outreach [https://navigatorstreetoutreach.ca/] Donna Davis, Project Manager, Cogswell Redevelopment [https://www.halifax.ca/about-halifax/regional-community-planning/construction-projects/cogswell-district/cogswell-district-redevelopment] with the Halifax Regional Municipality The Coast Top Five Events: Morgan Mullin, The Coast Arts and Entertainment Editor 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
57:02
November 5, 2019
Episode 4: Paul MacKinnon CEO DHBC - DHBC Strategic Plan & AGM Highlights and Frank Palermo of Leading with Transit
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, Director of Marketing, Downtown Halifax Business Commission Ivy Ho, Director of Communications, Downtown Halifax Business Commission Guests: Paul MacKinnon, Executive Director, Downtown Halifax Business Commission Jennifer Angel, President & CEO, Develop Nova Scotia Jacob Ritchie, Director of Operations Services, Halifax Regional School Board Ken Kelly, M.PL., International Downtown Association (IDA) Canada Erica Pellerin, VP Marketing & Visitor Experience, Discover Halifax Erin Esiyok-Prime, Director of Marketing & Communications, Events East Group Joe McGuinness, Co-Owner, Legendary Hospitality Marianne Thomson, Founder, Alexa Pope Rhea Koivu, Manager of Business Operations, S|E|A, Sports Entertainment Atlantic Frank Palermo, Leading with Transit Link: Leading with Transit Biz Buzz: Ethan Craig, Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Downtown Halifax Business Commission The Coast Top Five Events: Morgan Mullin, The Coast Arts and Entertainment Editor 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
1:09:10
October 22, 2019
Episode 3: Federal Leadership Debate Highlights and Nocturne with Lindsay Ann Cory
On this episode: The Federal Leadership Debate Highlights recorded at Neptune Theatre on September 23, Nocturne with Lindsay Ann Cory Plus Biz Buzz, The Coast Top 5 Events &  some Shameless Self-Promotion. 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, Director of Marketing, Downtown Halifax Business Commission Ivy Ho, Director of Communications, Downtown Halifax Business Commission Guests: Lindsay Ann Cory, Executive Director, Nocturne: Art at Night Links: Federal Candidates Forum video recording by PLANifax Biz Buzz: Kuda Ndadzungira, DHBC Membership Engagement Manager The Coast Top Five Events: Morgan Mullin, The Coast Arts and Entertainment Editor 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
56:43
October 8, 2019
Episode 2 - Suzanne Fougere: Fall Conventions & the Halifax Convention Centre and Hanita Koblents: Argyle Street & How to Use It.
On this Episode, Suzanne Fougere: Fall Conventions & the Halifax Convention Centre and Hanita Koblents: Argyle Street & How to Use It.  Plus Biz Buzz, The Coast Top 5 Events, some Shameless Self-Promotion and Blatant Propaganda. 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, Director of Marketing, Downtown Halifax Business Commission Ivy Ho, Director of Communications, Downtown Halifax Business Commission Guests: Hanita Koblents, Principal Planner, Halifax Regional Municipality Suzanne Fougere, Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Business Development at Events East Biz Buzz: Kuda Ndadzungira, DHBC Membership Engagement Manager The Coast Top Five Events: Morgan Mullin, The Coast Arts and Entertainment Editor 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
56:12
September 24, 2019
Episode 1 - Kourosh Rad - Art of City Building
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: Kourosh Rad, RAD Consulting and organizer of Art of City Building Biz Buzz: Kuda Ndadzungira, DHBC Membership Engagement Manager The Coast Top Five Events: Morgan Mullin, The Coast Arts and Entertainment Editor 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
38:05
September 10, 2019