45 episodes

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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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.

    Episode 45: Tareq Hadhad, Founder and CEO of Peace By Chocolate

    Episode 45: Tareq Hadhad, Founder and CEO of Peace By Chocolate

    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

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 44: Discover Halifax Ross Jefferson

    Episode 44: Discover Halifax Ross Jefferson

    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

    • 40 min
    Episode 43: Discover Halifax - March Break - Katie Conklin, Marketing & Communications Manager

    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 min
    Episode 42: COVID-19 Pop-Up Rapid Testing with Dr. Lisa Barrett

    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 min
    Episode 41: Luc Erjavec, Vice President, Atlantic Canada, with Restaurants Canada.

    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 min
    Episode 40: January 2021 Covid Report with Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission.

    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 min

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Canadian Tea Man ,

Great resource and a fun listen

I love this podcast, very informative and fun, great guest speakers and is a fantastic resource for upcoming downtown events. Great job DHBC team.

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