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Downtown Lowdown with Downtown Halifax Business Commission

Downtown Lowdown with Downtown Halifax Business Commission

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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 37: The Evergreen Festival - Gordon Stevens, COO & Vice President, Finance, of Develop Nova Scotia

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Episode 43: Discover Halifax - March Break - Katie Conklin, Marketing & Communications Manager
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
25:55
March 2, 2021
Episode 42: COVID-19 Pop-Up Rapid Testing with Dr. Lisa Barrett
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
38:34
February 16, 2021
Episode 41: Luc Erjavec, Vice President, Atlantic Canada, with Restaurants Canada.
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
43:07
February 2, 2021
Episode 40: January 2021 Covid Report with Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission.
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
29:04
January 19, 2021
Episode 39: Eric Jonsson, Program Coordinator of the Navigator Street Outreach Program
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
35:34
December 15, 2020
Episode 38: Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission. COVID -19 Report Recorded Nov. 26/20
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
34:38
December 1, 2020
Episode 37: The Evergreen Festival - Gordon Stevens, COO & Vice President, Finance, of Develop Nova Scotia
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
36:12
November 17, 2020
Episode 36: Jim Cormier, the Atlantic Director, Government Relations, with Retail Council of Canada
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
53:09
November 3, 2020
Episode 35: Genaya Cameron, Senior Director, Events Operation - Halifax Convention Centre & Scotiabank Centre
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
34:55
October 20, 2020
Episode 33: The New Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Proposals
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
40:56
October 6, 2020
Episode 33: Election Special HRM Mayor's Debate
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
52:29
September 22, 2020
Episode 32: Tanya Davis, Manager of the Strategic Transportation Planning Program for Halifax Regional Municipality.
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
52:17
September 8, 2020
Episode 31: to Victoria Horne, Manager of Parking Services with Halifax Regional Municipality
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
48:54
August 25, 2020
Episode 30: Ankur Gupta, Co-Owner and Vice-President of Business Development with Scanway Catering.
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
45:53
August 11, 2020
Episode 29: Guest Jenny Nodelman, Marketing and Events Officer at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
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
54:17
July 28, 2020
Episode 28: Guest Gordon Stewart - The Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia , July 13, 2020
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
33:10
July 14, 2020
Episode 27: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 15, June 19, 2020 - Jeff Ransome, General Manager of the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
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
47:03
June 23, 2020
Episode 26: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 14, June 15, 2020 - Rustum Southwell, CEO of the Black Business Initiative
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
44:45
June 16, 2020
Episode 25: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 13, June 8, 2020
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
35:49
June 9, 2020
Episode 24: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 12, June 1, 2020
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
48:47
June 2, 2020
Episode 23: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 11, May 25, 2020
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
38:32
May 26, 2020
Episode 22: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report # 10, May 19, 2020
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
31:32
May 20, 2020
Episode 21: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 9, May 11, 2020
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
29:60
May 12, 2020
Episode 20: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 8, May 4, 2020
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
33:12
May 5, 2020
Episode 19: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 7, April 27, 2020
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
31:31
April 28, 2020
Episode 18: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 6, April 20, 2020
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
35:13
April 21, 2020
Episode 17: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 5, April 13, 2020
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
54:03
April 14, 2020
Episode 16: Downtown Halifax Covid-19 Update 4 - Monday, April 6, 2020
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
27:44
April 7, 2020
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
22:27
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
19:38
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
52:36
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
50:25
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
01:01:06
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
46:09
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
01:09:10
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
56:13
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